Why Canadian Charolais

History & Welcome

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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The Canadian Charolais Association is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to the documentation of verified pedigrees and maintaining the integrity of the breed’s herdbook. We continually strive to provide our members with up-to-date information & resources.


The Canadian Charolais Association is one of Canada’s major beef breed associations with more than 800 active annual and junior members. Join the CCA and see the benefits of your membership work for you!


The Canadian Charolais Youth Association is home to young members that seek to learn about our industry and develop leadership skills all while having fun! The goal of CCYA is to develop and strengthen youth involvement in the breeding, raising, and promotion of Charolais cattle, as well as to unite youth from across Canada. Reach out to a National Board member to see how you can join today!


The Canadian Charolais Association offers many tools that allow our membership to make genetic improvements in their herds. By collecting critical data, members can utilize the tools CCA has to offer.
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