MJL Cattle Sulphur Springs Texas.  Selling Virgin Charolais Bulls & Heifers to Sulphur Springs, Hopkins County, north and northeast Texas, and throughout the United States.

Kids admiring a calf bred by MJL Cattle Sulphur Springs Texas.  MJL Cattle sells Virgin Charolais Bulls & Heifers to Sulphur Springs, Hopkins County, north and northeast Texas, and throughout the United States.

MJL Cattle Company is located in Sulphur Springs Texas.  We sell virgin Charolais bulls and heifers throughout north and northeast Texas and throughout the United States.

Charolais have changed beef production concepts dramatically.  Their impact has rivaled that of the first British beef cattle introductions over a century ago.

Charolais are medium to large framed beef cattle. Mature bulls weigh 2,000 - 2,500+ pounds. Cows weigh from 1,250 - 2,000+ pounds.

They have deep broad bodies. Charolais coloration is white to cream, black, or red.  Charolais skin is heavily pigmented. Their coat is short in summer. The coat thickens and lengthens in cold weather.

The well conformed Charolais has a short, broad head, heavily muscled loins and haunches.

Charolais are naturally horned beef animals. However breeding up programs have produced naturally polled Charolais.

  • Pure bred and cross bred calves have good growth potential, fleshing ability and excellent daily live weight gain for age.
  • There is no limit to the weight animals can achieve
  • Purebred Charolais are consistently colored.
  • Charolais calve easily.
  • Their consistency makes Charolais easy to batch for the sales barn.
  • Charolais and Charolais cross display tremendous muscling.
  • Cross bred calves typically display Charolais coloring, size, temperament, and quality conformation.
  • Charolais and Charolais cross cattle display tremendous muscling.
  • Charolais deliver a consistent quality product.
  • Cattle are extremely docile.
  • Calves can be finished at various weights and ages.
  • Charolais fit into any system grass based or intensive

Many of today's cattlemen choose to upgrade their mixed breed or purebred cattle herds by utilizing purebred Charolais bulls.

Charolais and Charolais cattle thrive under a variety of environmental conditions. They walk and graze aggressively in warm weather.  They tolerate cold weather well.  Charolais cows and crossed cows produce heavy calves. Bulls have established a good reputation for improving lesser other breed or mixed breed herds particularly herds which lack size and ruggedness.

Charolais have superior growth, efficient feedlot gains, high carcass cut-out values.  Their conformation makes them excellent meat producing animals. And their relatively late maturity Makes them well suited for fattening to a high finish weight.

The Charolais breed originated in Charolles and Nievre provinces of France in the 16th and 17th centuries. The white breed of cattle were used as draft animals, for meat, and milk.  The breed was also known as Nivemais.  Charolais eventually became the only recognized name as the cattle became popular for their high quality meat. Herd books were established in 1864 and 1882 and combined in 1919.

The French historically have bred their cattle for size and muscling. French breeders selected cattle with rapid growth and large size as adults. They cared little about refinement.  They selected animals more for draft ability. Today's typical French Charolais is a white, horned, long bodied, coarse looking animal that is a good milker.

It is believed that the first two Charolais to be imported into the United States were two bulls, Neptune and Ortolan, which were purchased by the south Texas King Ranch in 1936.

It can be claimed that no other breed has impacted the North American beef industry as the Charolais. They came into the United States cattle industry to fill the need for larger framed, heavier cattle than the traditional breeds.

Charolais are referred to as "purebred" or "recorded" based on the percentage of known Charolais blood. Purebred animals have 31/32 or more Charolais blood. Recorded animals have less than 31/32 Charolais blood.

Five generations of purebred bulls are necessary to produce the 31/32 level for classification as purebred. Bulls used in the upgrading process must be registered. The offspring from the succeeding generations must be registered as "recorded" until they reach the 31/32 level. They are then referred to as purebred.

Call or email us to find out how to introduce Charolais cattle into your existing herd or to start your own herd of Charolais.  Pricing and availability will be provided on request.

MJL Cattle Sulphur Springs Texas.  Selling Virgin Charolais Bulls & Heifers to Sulphur Springs, Hopkins County, north and northeast Texas, and throughout the United States.

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