I just finished communicating several e-mail volleys with my friend Merle Schlehuber of Wooden Cross Cattle Company, KS and breeder of 7CH92 Revelation. Revelation is at the ranch and was cleanup bull with 43 cows this summer. Below are Merle's comments.
Revelation is walking a half section of Flint Hills grass trailing his band of 43 females. He is staying sound and looks better now than anytime in his entire life. I had a Charolais breeder from Iowa come though a few weeks ago. When he saw Revelation his mouth fell open with his first words being "you have to get a current picture of this bull, nobody has any idea how good he is!" So we will do exactly that when we get him home this fall.
The Revelation story is just getting started, keep the faith Aaron. Take care, Merle
Charolais is the pinnicle terminal sire breed with so much performance and hybrid vigor to offer in virtually all breeding schemes. These white cattle have come a long way from their ancestors that found popularity in the late 1960s through the 1980s. Modern Charolais represent a calving ease type with no compromises in growth.
Here are some interesting facts about the adoption of Charolais vs. Angus genetics in AI (artificial insemination) and ET (embryo transfer). Currently, nearly 60% of registered Angus cattle are the result of either AI or ET. By contrast, less than 25% of registered Charolais cattle are the result of these two reproductive technologies. I challenge any progressive beef producer (commercial, purebred, or otherwise) to tap into the value of the contemporary Charolais genetics we have at Select Sires. You won't be disappointed.
Stay tuned, Aaron Arnett