Red Charolais Heifer
1st calf Red Charolais heifer with 3 month old calf.
Hybrid bull calf out of a Red Angus cow and Red Charolais bull. He was born in December and pic taken in July. He weighs nearly 900 lbs. on mom and grass NO CREEP!!!
This incredible heterosis response is a result of British X Continental. This calf will be sold as a hybrid commercial bull.
PUREBRED RED CHAROLAIS
The first question people ask is what is a Red Charolais?? Were they bred up from a Red Angus? The answer is that the Red Charolais is Pure Charolais genetics; they are not crossed with red cattle to make them red. A typical white colored Charolais is really red but has a dilution gene causing it to dilute to white.
Palomino and buckskin horses also have this same dilution gene. If you bred a sorrel horse to a palomino you usually get a colt that is palomino which is really diluted sorrel. When you breed palomino to palomino you get a cream horse. Each back cross makes the horse whiter. The white Charolais has been bred white on white for a thousand years making them snow white because of these stacked dilution genes. The white head on a Hereford is a true dominate color and will be white faced when crossed on any other color and breed. White Charolais will only dilute another breeds color making smokey’s and tans, ect.
The Red Charolais results when a rare individual Charolais does not have the diluted gene allowing it to be its true red color.
Other than their unique red color, the Red Charolais produced by the Stenberg’s are being bred to express more length and depth with less leg than the traditional whites. We concentrate heavily on reducing birth weight and pushing weaning weights to their limit. We feel that the Red Charolais that we are producing has tremendous potential for the cowman either for crossbreeding or even as a straight bred, because the Stenberg Red Charolais is less extreme than its white cousin and is being developed for range production.
In a no BS summary, the Stenberg Red Charolais is a pure Charolais and not bred up from another red colored breed. They are shorter legged with great length and heavy muscled with explosive growth. By being a pure bred Continental they will fully express heterosis on British cattle resulting in 50 to 100 lbs of added weaning weight and go on to kick butt in the feedyard.
Our reasoning is based on Experience:
In the 1960’s Joe Stenberg and young son Jerome saw the need to inject performance into the low growth straight British cattle of that time. These straight British bred cattle had great maternal traits and were very efficient on poor range, but, they just did not grow. A big calf was 400 lbs off the cow and got pig fat toooo fast in the feedyard. Joe and Jerome bought their first Charolais from the Kingview, Litton, and Kailer Ranches in Missouri and the Michaela and Yates Ranches in Texas.
The results were amazing. These first Char X calves outweighed their straight bred herd mates by 100 lbs or more and went on to perform on feed. It doesn’t take a brainiac to realize that Charolais genetics is a valuable tool for the cattleman.
The Stenberg Red Charolais are a much improved version of these original Charolais cattle with easy calving, body depth and enhanced carcass while pushing growth to maximize levels.
The interest in Red Charolais is overwhelming there is also interest in Red Factor Charolais which is usually a first generation mating between a white and red Charolais. Also there is growing interest in Black Charolais which usually are bred up from black hided cattle. Although pure Black Charolais cattle do exist.
DONOR COWS: Maybelien – Red Charolais
Maybelien is the “ideal” Red Charolais. After an exhausting search we located Maybelline in Canada. Several international cattle judges agreed that Maybelien was the best Charolais cow in North America. She was purchased at an elite Canadian seedstock sale and imported to the J bar S Ranch. Her progeny are exceptional. If there is such a thing as the perfect cow, Maybelien is it. She is massive with exceptional bone, length, and muscle on a moderate frame. She has a perfect tight udder and just the right amount of milk. Her docile nature is icing on the cake. After 53 years of raising Charolais cattle, Maybelien is at the top of our list of the best cows we have ever owned. Her daughters are carbon copies.
RED BERRY 519: RED CHAROLAIS
519 resulted from an “OOPS” mating between Ranger and his sister Red Berry 319. Under the principles of line breeding, both positives and faults are exaggerated. Well, it appears that the Ranger bloodline has no visible faults because 519 is tremendous. When bred to an outcross blood line her progeny has explosive performance and phenotype.
MAYBELIEN 55 ET: RED CHAROLAIS
55 is a ET daughter of Ranger and Maybelien. She is a superb animal and looks and performs like a younger model of Mabelien.
466 Is an awesome Homesteader daughter out of a 509 sired cow. 466 has a perfect phenotype and both she and her offspring display that “meat plumb to the ground” look. We never sell heifers from this bloodline however bulls are for sale. Her range efficiency is beyond compare. She will wean huge calves and will stay fat year-round. Very fertile, very docile. When the USDA Research Project determined that the J bar S 509 bred cattle were the correct blood line to be used in order to establish the highest range efficient herd in America, 466 is a prime example of the 509 bloodlines.
DAM OF 466 AT 11 YEARS OF AGE.
PRODUCING A HUGE CALF ON GRASS ALONE, LOOK AT HER CONDITON.
THIS IS WHAT RANGE EFFICIENCY LOOKS LIKE!!!
465 Is sired by 509 out of a “Super” Traveler 415 bred cow, Star. Star is an unstoppable matron that has very refined maternal traits. Her daughters are always the best of the crop. When star was mated to 509, the result was 465. 465 is a showstopper. 465 does not have the high dollar famous genetics on her registration paper however she takes a well-earned spot in our Donor Herd. This spot was earned by pure performance production. She is gorgeous!!! And she stamps her calves with the same gorgeousness.
1670 IS A FULL SISTER TO 470
PICTURE IS A 11-YEAR-OLD COW
The 470 narrative reads the same as 1670’s as they are peas in a pod. Three weeks prior to this picture she weaned a 960 lb. bull calf off of pasture alone. This entire cow family produces at a level that is hard for anyone to believe.
470 is a super bred “superstar”. She is sired by 509 and her mother is out of 4145. 4145 is the high-powered birth son of Davis YR Blackbird 558 H that we purchased from Riverbend Ranch, Idaho. Blackbird 558 H sold for $520,000 and is still considered by many as the greatest Angus cow to ever live. 470 looks just like 558 H. She is breath taking!!! You just cannot make them any better. The picture of 470 was taken a few weeks after she weaned a 900 + lb. bull calf off of pasture and scenery alone.