Factor Q & A
Granada Black Beauty, born in 1993,
was the first purebred Black Charolais female.
Miss Aberdeen, born in 1996, was the
second purebred Black Charolais female.
Doctor Joe 500E, born in 1995, was the
first son of Black Beauty.
Eclipse, produced from the mating of
Doctor Joe and Miss Aberdeen.
LCL Gus, a son of Eclipse out of LCL
Chocolate Star 811. He is the first purebred Black Charolais bull
born in the United States.
The Reliable Reds – Our group at the
1996 Denver Stock Show, illustrating several shades of red. All are
sired by Granadas Red Ace. Doctor Joe is at the left.
Hanover, Kansas 66945
Lester & LeAnna
Laue - 785.337.2600
Brant Laue - 913.541.8982
"A tradition in
The Red and Black
Charolais breeding program at Laue Ranch has caught on in a big way. In
the decade that has passed since our first acquisitions in 1994, we have
developed the deepest herd of Red and Black cattle in the United States.
Our “Reliable Reds” offer all the traditional advantages of the
Charolais breed with an added bonus – the alternative of red hair coat
color. Commercial breeders are finding Red bulls an attractive
alternative to other breeds for putting color back into percentage
Charolais cowherds or holding the color on black and red cowherds, all
while maintaining or improving their performance. For purebred Charolais
breeders, Red cattle provide the opportunity to offer alternatives to
their customers without expanding into other breeds. Our Black cattle
take this all one step further by offering the revolutionary option of
black hair coat color on a Charolais animal.
We invite you to view
the Red and Black animals on our
and cowherd pages. You can read about how
they fit into the history of our herd on our
history page. As you will see, the Reds and Blacks have become an
integral part of our operation.
Perhaps you are
reading this with disbelief, because you thought all Charolais cattle
are white. Not so long ago, we shared that disbelief. As a matter of
fact, however, Charolais cattle unquestionably possess the genetic
material for colors other than white. And as with any genetic trait, it
can be shaped by breeding and genetic selection. Who would have guessed
that we could produce dark red and black animals just a generation or
two away from white ancestors? But it has happened. For more
information, click on our Q & A link below.
As of 2007, we have
five purebred Black Charolais bulls in service – something we believe
you will find nowhere else in the business. Even aside from their
revolutionary color, they are outstanding individuals:
– A polled bull with a world of growth and muscle. He and the others
here are featured on
our herdsire page.
EPDs: +3.7 +45 +85 -3 +20
LCL Gus 100L
– A polled son of Eclipse, and out of the 811 cow featured on our
cowherd page. He combines every major red and black influenced
bloodline we have identified in the U.S. and Canada.
EPDs: +4.8 +48 +85 +2 +26
LCL Male Carrier
250 – Another Eclipse son, with an interesting dam. Purchased as
the high-selling first calf heifer at a dispersal, she was a light tan
cow. Her pedigree is an outcross to just about every color bloodline –
she traces entirely to 4T, Michaelis, and Litton, and carries an
incredible 9 crosses to the legendary Sam 951. She also produced a Red
herdsire for us by Unlimited YL13, who has left us a great set of
daughters, including 811 mentioned above.
EPDs: +1.5 +27 +52 +6 +20
– His dam produced four black calves from different sires, and he is sired by the popular Canadian
7/8 bull Coalmine. That makes him 15/16, thus he will sire purebred
calves from purebred females. He has as much overall eye appeal as any
Black Charolais bull calf we have seen.
EPDs: +4.0 +20 +44 +3.2 +13
LCL Masterplan 514 - A polled son of LCL Gus. His second dam was a
daughter of Mac 828, known for strong maternal traits. His adjusted
weaning weight of 909 on grass stamps him as one to watch. First
calves expected in 2007.
EPDs: +3.4 +46 +79 +2.0 +21
Laue Ranch is your
American source for Red and Black Charolais commercial bulls, purebred
breeding stock, semen, and embryos.
For a Q & A on Red
Bulls for Sale
Red & Black Charolais
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