In the 70ies the first Charolais cattle came to Austria. Most of the breeding cattle were bought from France, Luxembourg and Germany. From the beginning the breed was of the utmost importance for crossbreeding herds. Most of the purebred cattle are located in Carinthia, where the use of Charolais herd sires for crossbreeding to produce high quality weanlings was promoted.

Nowadays Charolais are bred in every federal state and the number of cows has been increasing.  About 250 bulls are scored annually – which is the highest number of all beef breeds. Semen is frequently used from various countries. The proportion of polled Charolais is slightly increasing with some breeders focusing strongly on this trait.

Breeding commitee:

Breeding organisationMemberPhoneEmail
CarinthiaGerhard Pucher0043 664/
CarinthiaHermann Eberhard
Lower AustriaChristian Krehan0043 664/
Upper AustriaGottfried Schachinger0043 676/
SalzburgJohann Egger0043
StyriaPeter Winkelmayer0043 664/
VorarlbergChristian Breuß0043 664/
AdvisorChristina Trippold