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Goulding reviews Progressive Genetics’ new Prestige Charolais line-up

Progressive Genetics has launched its new range of elite Charolais bulls for pedigree breeders.

The bovine genetics company released its new Presitge Charolais catalogue earlier this week alongside its prestige Limousin line-up, which Rosalish Goulding previewed in this news article.

Goulding, beef programme manager at National Cattle Breeding Centre (NCBC), commented: “These sires have been carefully selected and represent the best Charolais genetics available globally.”

“We have the top bulls from the biggest French Charolais breeding programme, Gènes Diffusion.”

“The Progressive Genetics team are always available to provide professional advice to enable you to achieve the breeding goals for your herd,” she added.

According to Goulding, all listings labelled with a pedigree royalty sticker are in the Charolais Society royalty scheme.

A royalty is payable on all pedigree progeny registered from these sires in their herdbook.

She continued: “Please note that many of the sires we have featured are pre-order and will not be carried by your AI technician.”

“Pre-order these sires from Progressive Genetics at least three weeks before the semen will be needed.”

“You can call your local rep, order online or call the office,” she added.

Charolais Bulls 

She then reviewed the following sires in this year’s catalogue:


This (main image) is a “long, powerful and very heavily muscled” Blelack Digger, son out of a Clyth Diplomat dam.

According to Goulding, he is an “exceptional” terminal sire, +44 kgs carcass weight. “We await his first calves with high expectations,” she remarked.


According to Goulding, Royal Oak is an “exceptional” quality, stylish, correct bull.

He is sired by Goldstar Echo (GHX) from a proven cow family, and he ranks in the top 2% of the Charolais breed for carcass conformation.



Goulding described VMO as a “proven safe” option for pedigree maidens.

He has an “excellent” temperament, is a short gestation sire and his daughters make “great” brood cows with high milk (+4.4kgs) and good fertility.


RECIF – CH8571

This is a performance-tested sire from a sire stack of “proven, high-performance” French AI sires.

The breeding programme manager described him as an “outstanding” specimen of the Charolais breed.

She added that he is powerful, long, wide, correct and “full of beef”.



Romarin Pp is an “exceptional” quality heterozygous polled bull that is correct, functional, well-balanced and well-muscled bull, she explained.

His pedigree is a sire stack of “proven, high performing”, easy-calving French AI bulls – Niger PP X Calogero X Habit X Harnois.

Farming news: Progressive Genetics has launched its new range of elite Charolais bulls for pedigree breeders, Rose Goulding reveals.

Read the Prestige Charolais catalogue.  

[All images in this article have been supplied by Progressive Genetics]

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