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Welcome toValley's End Charolais

Our farm is located in central Saskatchewan on the south east side of Lake Diefenbaker. Valley’s End encompasses over fifty-six quarter sections of pasture and grain land. Our cattle herd consists of 100 purebred Charolais and 145 commercial Red Angus-Simmental cows that are bred to Charolais bulls. On our cropland, we grow cereals, oil seeds, pulses and speciality crops.

Over the last several decades we have been breeding cattle that offer calving ease, structural soundness and performance to produce high quality offspring. The herd bulls we select complement our females and provide high performing calves that would be a great addition to any cattle operation. We are very passionate about the future of the Charolais breed. Visitors are always welcome, please feel free to stop by.

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52B Left;  28F far right bull calves as big as their mama's
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07/13/24

Half our commercial cow herd was purchased from Colborn Farms, who raise Red Angus x Simm replacement females.
We are very pleased with these cows All have growthy CharX calves at side
Valley’s End Charolais is grateful to Colborn’s for purchasing 2 – LAE Huckleberry 8H sired top yearling Charolais bulls this spring. Val-End McCartney 6L & Val-End Leopold 9L
These bulls have gone to a great home with the Colborn farming operation
We wish you continued success
#valleysendcharolais #colbornfarms #beidentifiable #charcross #saskcharolais #cdncharolais #morebeeflessresourcesEstablished in 1910, Colborn Farms is a fifth-generation operation where Shawn Colborn, along with his cousins, farm 12,000 acres of cropland, have 700 head of Red Angus/Charolais cattle and a 40,000 layer poultry barn. #SaskAg #Agriview+ www.saskatchewan.ca/business/agriculture-natural-resources-and-industry/agribusiness-farmers-and-…
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Half our commercial cow herd was purchased from Colborn Farms, who raise Red Angus x Simm replacement females. 
We are very pleased with these cows  All have growthy CharX calves at side  
Valley’s End Charolais is grateful to Colborn’s for purchasing 2 - LAE Huckleberry 8H sired top yearling Charolais bulls this spring. Val-End McCartney 6L & Val-End Leopold 9L 
These bulls have gone to a great home with the Colborn farming operation
We wish you continued success 
#valleysendcharolais #colbornfarms #beidentifiable #charcross #saskcharolais #cdncharolais #morebeeflessresources

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I thought 10,000 laying hens was a lot.

07/07/24

The International Charolais group has been touring Charolais herds & stops of interest throughout Eastern and Western Canada from June 21 to July 6.
From Niagra Falls to the Rocky Mountains!
Visiting Charolais herds across Canada.
Thanks to Cedarlea Farms, Hodgeville for hosting our cattle display, tour, supper & festivities
Thanks to By By Livestock for making this #worldcongress2024 trip possible for so many!
#valleysendcharolais #bylivestock #charolaisbanner #charolais #cdncharolais #charolaisUSA #charolaisestonia #charolaissweden #irishcharolais #charolaishungary #charolaissocietyofAustralia #nzcharolais #charolaismexico
#CharolaisFrance #charolaiscattle #welshcharolais #Britishcharolais #czechcharolais #worldcharolaiscongress
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The International Charolais group has been touring Charolais herds & stops of interest throughout Eastern and Western Canada from June 21 to July 6.  
From Niagra Falls to the Rocky Mountains! 
Visiting Charolais herds across Canada.  
Thanks to Cedarlea Farms, Hodgeville for hosting our cattle display, tour, supper & festivities 
Thanks to By By Livestock for making this #worldcongress2024 trip possible for so many! 
#valleysendcharolais #bylivestock #charolaisbanner #charolais #cdncharolais #charolaisUSA #charolaisestonia #charolaissweden #irishcharolais #charolaishungary #charolaissocietyofAustralia #nzcharolais #charolaismexico
 #CharolaisFrance #charolaiscattle #welshcharolais #Britishcharolais #czechcharolais #worldcharolaiscongress

07/05/24

We moved a herd from spring pasture over to the West pasture a few days ago.
Nigel wanted this bull in the 9 quarters.
But 3 year old HC Zeal 196J (purchased from Hunter Charolais, Roblin, Manitoba) pouted & stayed by the gate!
This morning, we walked him 1-1/2 miles back to his cows.
Impressed with helper, Jewel, 1 year old Bernese Mtn Dog, who followed behind the bull, a bit close at times, worried she might get kicked!
She’s learned to bark ferociously when cattle turn on her…over-the-top reaction, but works for her!
#happybull #herdbound #valleysendcharolais #charolais #charolaisbull #bernesemtndog #cowdog #saskcattle #charolaisofinstagram #charolaisbull #bullpower #summerpasture #beidentifiable #Pasturecheck #familyfarm #farmlife #saskcharolais #huntercharolais #charolaisbreeder
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We moved a herd from spring pasture over to the West pasture a few days ago. 
Nigel wanted this bull in the 9 quarters.  
But 3 year old HC Zeal 196J (purchased from Hunter Charolais, Roblin, Manitoba) pouted & stayed by the gate! 
This morning, we walked him 1-1/2 miles back to his cows.  
Impressed with helper, Jewel, 1 year old Bernese Mtn Dog, who followed behind the bull, a bit close at times, worried she might get kicked! 
Shes learned to bark ferociously when cattle turn on her...over-the-top reaction, but works for her! 
#happybull #herdbound #valleysendcharolais #charolais #charolaisbull #bernesemtndog #cowdog #saskcattle #charolaisofinstagram #charolaisbull #bullpower #summerpasture #beidentifiable #Pasturecheck #familyfarm #farmlife #saskcharolais #huntercharolais #charolaisbreeder

07/05/24

What’s your criteria to select KEEPER heifers?
You’ll find a group of Valley’s End Cows with heifer calves in our EAST pasture (1 mile West of Bridgeford, Saskatchewan)
HerdBull: Val-End Jackpot 10K MC832651 Genomic Tested, HeteroPolled, PA Free – 2 year old Son of our RKJ Ledgen 20C bull x JWX Cruise County 5230F (Elder’s BlackJack 788B daughter)
Click on the photos for details or message us!
All calves are registered with the Canadian Charolais Association: Tattoo END + number & year letter = M
#heifercalves #valleysendcharolais #charolaisbull #cdncharolais #charolaisbreeder #cowcalf #charolaisofinstagram #saskcattle #beidentifiable #CDNBeef #Pasturecheck #whitecowsgreengrass #bullpower #summerpasture #nativepasture #rosaacicularis #herdsire #cowfamily #cowherd #charolaiscows #TillieCowFamily #healthycalves #Mobiledaughters #2024calves #canadiancharolaisassociation #summerinSaskatchewan #genomictested #charolaiscattle #prairielife
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Whats your criteria to select KEEPER heifers? 
Youll find a group of Valleys End Cows with heifer calves in our EAST pasture (1 mile West of Bridgeford, Saskatchewan) 
HerdBull: Val-End Jackpot 10K MC832651 Genomic Tested, HeteroPolled, PA Free - 2 year old Son of our RKJ Ledgen 20C bull x JWX Cruise County 5230F (Elders BlackJack 788B daughter) 
Click on the photos for details or message us! 
All calves are registered with the Canadian Charolais Association:  Tattoo END + number & year letter = M 
#heifercalves #valleysendcharolais #charolaisbull #cdncharolais #charolaisbreeder #cowcalf #charolaisofinstagram #saskcattle #beidentifiable #CDNBeef #Pasturecheck #whitecowsgreengrass #bullpower  #summerpasture #nativepasture #rosaacicularis #herdsire #cowfamily #cowherd #charolaiscows #TillieCowFamily #healthycalves #Mobiledaughters #2024calves #canadiancharolaisassociation #summerinSaskatchewan #genomictested #charolaiscattle #prairielife

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1: conformation hands down (topline, hip, feet, shoulder.) 2: temperament! After a full winter of pail feeding and working with them everyday if they’re not dog quiet, they don’t stay 3: lineage ( who comes off which bull or cow and their temperaments and conformation as well)

07/05/24

Dryland Green Pea crop at Valley’s End Charolais: Forest Variety
We grow peas on the corners of our pivots
Mother Nature has done the irrigating for us this year!
Forest is a medium-sized green semi-leafless pea.
Yields better (119%) & more disease resistant (powdery mildew, enhanced mycospaerella resistance, intermediate resistance to Fusarium Wilt) than Striker (we grew this variety in the past)
We’ve had good quality results with Forest – sample has a good seed coat with good resistance to dimpling & bleaching… may need all the luck we can get if it keeps raining to get this crop off in good condition!
Luckily, these were sprayed with fungicide between the rains of this unusually wet season!
Tremendous flowering – no pods yet
Excited for this crop
#familyfarm #farmlife #cdnagday #saskag #valleysendcharolais #greenpeas #saskpulse #drylandfarming #peas #crop2024
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Dryland Green Pea crop at Valleys End Charolais:  Forest Variety 
We grow peas on the corners of our pivots
Mother Nature has done the irrigating for us this year! 
Forest is a medium-sized green semi-leafless pea.  
Yields better (119%) & more disease resistant (powdery mildew, enhanced mycospaerella resistance, intermediate resistance to Fusarium Wilt) than Striker (we grew this variety in the past)  
Weve had good quality results with Forest - sample has a good seed coat with good resistance to dimpling & bleaching... may need all the luck we can get if it keeps raining to get this crop off in good condition! 
Luckily, these were sprayed with fungicide between the rains of this unusually wet season! 
Tremendous flowering - no pods yet
Excited for this crop 
 #familyfarm #farmlife #cdnagday #saskag #valleysendcharolais #greenpeas #saskpulse #drylandfarming #peas #crop2024

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Wow they look great , mine in the garden is maybe 4”

07/04/24

Nodding Thistle – Carduus nutans
Beneficial plant for pollinators, but also an invasive pasture weed
In some cultures, thistle symbolizes devotion, bravery, determination and strength
Some believe Thistle can represent protection & is hung on front doors
This plant is also considered a good luck charm and possibly has magical properties…
There’s a large patch of Nodding Thistle that is growing & spreading in the West Pasture at Valley’s End along the old railway bed.
Nodding Thistle likes coarse, well-drained soil
It’s a biennial that reproduces by seed
As the seed germinates, it forms large rosettes that overwinter.
Blooms the 2nd year
Just imagine how many seeds are produced from one flowerhead!
Originated from Europe, possibly early settlers brought seed over to North America to plant in their flower gardens?
Control must be tackled with persistence, spraying the rosettes in fall works best #farmfamily #valleysendcharolais #grasslands #nativeprairie #takecareofthegrass #weedcontrol #biennial #noddingthistle #invasiveplants #weed #invasivespecies #seed #disturbedground #railwaybed #thistle #pastureweed #weedorflower #stopthespread #carduusnutans
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Nodding Thistle - Carduus nutans 
Beneficial plant for pollinators, but also an invasive pasture weed
In some cultures, thistle symbolizes devotion, bravery, determination and strength
Some believe Thistle can represent protection & is hung on front doors
This plant is also considered a good luck charm and possibly has magical properties... 
Theres a large patch of Nodding Thistle that is growing & spreading in the West Pasture at Valleys End along the old railway bed.  
Nodding Thistle likes coarse, well-drained soil
Its a biennial that reproduces by seed
As the seed germinates, it forms large rosettes that overwinter. 
Blooms the 2nd year
Just imagine how many seeds are produced from one flowerhead!  
Originated from Europe, possibly early settlers brought seed over to North America to plant in their flower gardens? 
Control must be tackled with persistence, spraying the rosettes in fall works best   #farmfamily #valleysendcharolais #grasslands #nativeprairie #takecareofthegrass #weedcontrol #biennial #noddingthistle #invasiveplants #weed #invasivespecies #seed #disturbedground #railwaybed #thistle #pastureweed #weedorflower  #stopthespread #carduusnutans

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Yes Debs a bad weed over here “ 1 year seeding, 7 years weeding “

Pretty if they weren’t a weed!!

Valley’s End Charolais
Central Butte, SK
Phone: 306-796-7725
Email: valleysendcharolais@gmail.com