Canadian Charolais Association
2320 41st Ave NE, Calgary, AB T2E 6W8
(403) 250.9242

Recent News

The Canadian Charolais Association is now completing ALL DNA samples with SNP technology. The key to a solid DNA result is to start with a quality sample. It’s never really too early for a DNA test, but it can unfortunately be too late. Please request your DNA forms from the CCA Office. When submitting your samples its best to have a minimum of 65 hairs per animal and each sample clearly identified. Insufficient samples will be subject to additional fees.

As a reminder and in reference to our CCA By-Laws:

  • Walking sires must have DNA on file
  • AI sires must be Parent Verified (Sire and Dam)
  • All Full French animals must be Parent Verified
  • ET calves must be Parent Verified
  • Donor Dams must have DNA on file


Since our creation in 1959, the Canadian Charolais Association has served as one of Canada’s major beef breed associations. Based in Calgary, we continually strive to provide our members with up-to-date industry information.

The benefits of using Charolais cattle are obvious – cattlemen simply can’t deny their growth and carcass traits. Over the years, Charolais cattle have earned the reputation of producing cows who can handle a range of environmental conditions and bulls who increase the size and ruggedness of any herd. On the rail, Charolais genetics increase total red meat yield.

Whether you’re a producer looking for Charolais genetics, a member looking to further your involvement in the CCA, or an established breeder looking for producer news, we’re here to help. Contact us for more information on how you can get involved with the Canadian Charolais Association.


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