Ocelo is a really exciting prospect for pedigree Charolais breeders in Ireland. He is a son of the great Major, from whom straws are no longer available. His dam Brésilienne was without any doubt one of the best cows in France in recent years. A daughter of the proven maternal bull, Pinay, Brésilienne has produced some outstanding progeny in France. Many of her sons are stock bulls in leading pedigree herds, including Ibra Mic, Liverpool and Hongrois.


Ocelo pictured at 17 months old

Ocelo pictured at two years old

Major – the father of Ocelo

Brésilienne – the mother of Ocelo

Ocelo is an all round attractive bull with style, power, correctness, breed character and length. He is jointly owned by Gaec Devillard and Earl Benas Jean Pierre in France. His first calves hit the ground last autumn and are showing tremendous potential. Straws of Ocelo are now available from the Charolais Society at €40/straw. Please e-mail to order straws of Ocelo.



Pictured above is Infidele CH6211, who’s semen is now available from the Irish Charolais Cattle Society. He is an easy calving French bull, with an out cross pedigree for most Irish breeders. His sire is Fruit D’or, who is a son of Rural, a proven easy calving bull with good maternal traits in France, and his dam is Fidele. He was brought in as an option for pedigree breeders to use on their pedigree maiden Heifers. His calving figure in France is 113, which is well below the breed average there. He does not have a genomic evaluation here yet and his French figures are not included in his evaluations, so his ICBF euro star indexes have a very low reliability at present. He is available from the Society at €35/straw. Pictured below are progeny of Infidele in France. To order straws of Infidele, please do so by e-mail to, as our Office is closed at present.

Daughters of Infidele in France

New Bulls available from the Society

Name: Mylove Code: CH4880 Price: €28/straw


Mylove is an exciting son of Jukebox and a Pinay bred dam. In France he is breeding thick, stylish, fleshy Cattle, who are easily calved. Based on progeny seen of Mylove, he is best suited to big, powerful, long framed cows. Currently he has a five-star terminal index of €140, a five-star replacement index of €87 and a calving figure of just 3.9%. Daughters should have good maternal traits, coming from a pedigree which includes Valseur, Berry Mic and Pinay. Mylove also carries one copy of the F94L gene.

Progeny of Mylove

Name: Horace JD Code: S3338 Price: €42/straw

Horace JD

Horace JD is a son of the great French cow, Cadillac, and his father is Froufrou, who is sired by Balladin. He is being introduced as an option to breed replacement females in the pedigree herd. His daughters are big, long, feminine cows, with great pelvis size and milk. Based on progeny seen of Horace, he is best suited to smaller, fleshier cows, to put size and power in their progeny. Currently Horace has a four-star terminal index of €121, a four-star replacement index of €67 and a calving figure of 4.3%. Pictured below is progeny of Horace JD.

 Myostatin Results : F94L = 1 Copy, Q204X = 0 Copies

Progeny of Horace JD

Name: Himalaya Price: €62/straw


Himalaya is a total outcross for Ireland, who is a son of Espoir and Dynamite. Progeny of his include Jules, who won at Moulins in 2017 and is stock bull at Thierry Prain’s in France. He also sired the show Heifer, Laurie, who won at Marault in 2017. Reports on progeny of Himalaya in France is that they display real Charolais character, with size and power. Use Himalaya on smaller, thicker, fleshier cows, coming from easy calving bloodlines. For use on mature cows only.

Progeny of Himalaya