Animals on grass

This weekend we got to finish what we started last weekend; Getting animals on grass.
We now have all the animals in the meadow for the summer, except animals there are going fore shows, as well as bull calves and cows that are going to calve.

New family member

Tonight we got a new family member. Martin’s cow Bloksdal MiLady (Vanggaard Daddy -ET x Bloksdal Unak -ET), has given birth to a calf. MiLady has previously won several honorary awards at various shows and has been selected by the Charolais Association as a potential bull mother. We had therefore followed their recommendations and used a selected French bull on their choice. This in the hope of a potential bull calf with good indexes and exterior, which in the future can be used as an insemination bull. Unfortunately, it was not a bull calf, but a nice fresh heifer calf of 48 kg after Gaston (Robustin x Catalane), which MiLady enriched us with. The calf gets number 413 and will be named Triple Lady.

First animal on grass

We have now got the first animals on grass. These three heifers have come to graze in a newly established fold on the farm.
This coming weekend we will start taking more animals out. However, these must go down into the meadows around Ferslev.

Claw pruning

Tonight we have had a visit from our regular hoof trimmer, Fjellerad Hoof Trimmer by Palle Christiansen. All adult animals, except two highly pregnant cows, are now hoofed and ready to get on the meadow this coming weekend.

Breeding bull for sale

If you are missing a new breeding bull, continue reading this.

Bloksdal Charolais has this bull calf for sale. Bloksdal Red Bull (400).
Red Bull is from 19 / 12-20 after our current stockbull Bloksdal Matador -ET and Bloksdal Liqueur.
Matador, is the son of show winners in France (Vaillant x Anabelle from @pierreyvessalle), while his mother Liqueur (Vanggaard Daddy x Bloksdal Bailey) is show winners from Denmark.
In other words, the pedigree is top notch but also numbers and temperament are perfectly fine. He is very typical of the breed, has a good topline and meat composition.

If interested contact:
Karsten Brødbæk – 51714574 or

Happy New Year

We from Bloksdal Charolais would like to wish you all a Happy New Year. 2021 was another year marked by Covid-19. Fortunately, everyday life with our animals is not affected by this. We managed to get to a show in 2021 where we exhibited five animals and all five participated in the honorary award competition. We won two honorary awards and the title “Best Young Bull”. In addition, it was great to see friends and colleagues again. During the year, we sold six animals for livestock – three bulls, two cows and a calf. We hope the animals are well in their new environment. After several years of talking about getting a little down in cow numbers, it finally succeeds this year – we are now down to 10 cows plus breeding. We have several exciting heifers on the road, so the future is assured. Two of our cows have been designated by the Danish Charolais Association to be bull mothers. We have got 1.1 calves per. year cow, the annual weights of our bull calves have been 633 kg, where the breed average is 619 kg. At the heifers the annual weight was 494 kg and the breed average was 467 kg. In conclusion, we would like to say thank you to all the guests and visitors that we have had here on the farm. We all wish you a Happy New Year.

Opal has calved

The last calf of the year was a proper clipper. Bloksdal Opal (Cristal-DK x Bloksdal Hæmatit) has calved this evening. The calf is a large strong and fresh bull calf after UtrilloMic (Senior x Ficelle) from Gaec Micaud. The calf weighed 64 kg at birth, must be named Bloksdal Swarovski and gets no. 412

Bailey has been slaughtered

The herd’s oldest cow, Bloksdal Bailey, 15 years old, has been sent to slaughter to day.

She was on the father side after our former stockbull Vainqueur (Emir x Pascaline), which was a French imported bull we bought as a bullcalf by Elevage Clame Aubouard. On the mother side, she was after Bloksdal Unak -ET (Major x Pekoline Hedevang), which was an embryo we bought from Hans Topholt. Bailey had an amazing temperament and incredible breed character, she managed to get 12 live calves. In addition, she is mother of 3 ET calves.

In 2018, she was honored by Jean-Louis Riotte as breeding queen at the local show in Hjørring, just as she also previously has received an honorary award at the National Show in Herning.

Bailey was ultimately a large strong cow, as her carcass weight and classification of 511 kg and class 9 also testifies.

Sale of three breeding animals

Yesterday we got two cows and a calf from the haulier, which we have sold for further breeding. The first animal is a cow, Bloksdal Mercedes P (Uvejr Av Strömsnäs x Bloksdal Elana -ET). Mercedes’ father, Uvejr Av Strömsnäs, was in his time the best tested Danish / Swedish Charolais bull in relation to low feed consumption in Denmark. The mother, Elana, was a great show cow who has won honorary awards at several shows across the country. In addition to Mercedes, we have also sold Bloksdal Olana (Bloksdal Linux -ET V.B. x Bloksdal Jelena). Her father Linux, is an embryo that we bought at Elevage Salle Charolais and is after Bourgogne x Une Fleur, which were really good animals in Charolais ’motherland, France. For a long time, Linux was one of the best bulls in Denmark measured by various indices – he is, among other things, very positive about calving and milk. Jelana is a large cow that we plan to bring to shows in 2022. She is after the French bull Utrillo-BP and Bloksdal Elana -ET. Olana is sold with her polled heifer calf, Bloksdal Solana P next to it. The buyer of the three animals is Rene Andersen from Vejen, who also bought Bloksdal Roman (Bloksdal Matador -ET V.B. x Bloksdal MiLady) after the Kimbrerskuet in October. We hope that Mercedes, Olana and Solana as well as René will be a good match, wish good luck and say thank you for the deal.

Jelana has given birth to a calf

Today we have a got new calf. This time it was Bloksdal Jelana (Utrillo-BP x Bloksdal Elana -ET) who got calf. She gave birth to the 55 kg heifer calf herself. The father of the calf is the French bull Cristal-DK (Romeo x Tulipe) from Gaec Merlet. The calf will be number 410 and will be called Bloksdal Smarties