History of the Brettles Charollais Flock
The first two Charollais rams used at Brettles were 2 French imports that were purchased in 1986 from the late Roland Harris. He had rejected them because their legs and feet were unacceptably bad but they were ideal for use on a large flock of commercial North Country Mules. They had very little fleece and massively muscular gigots.
After a couple of years a small number of females were purchased at Society and private sales to found a small flock to produce rams for our farm to use commercially itself. This inevitably grew into a larger enterprise with the aim of producing rams to sell.
Slowly, by using quality rams, the standard of our ewes has improved and membership of the Sire Reference scheme gave access to top quality breeding.
Some of the sires used over the years include: