About Us

Sandy Hill Charollais is located near the small hamlet of Markerville in Central Alberta.  We currently run 60 purebred breeding ewes, focusing on quality.  All our ewes are bred by AI, using semen from the top performing Charollais rams in the UK.  Our flock is closed and we breed all our own replacements.  We are Maedi Visna negative, tested annually, and we also scrapie genotype our flock annually.  We registered onto the GenOvis program in January 2020.

We breed quality Charollais with lots of length, loin and gigot, and select our AI rams in the UK for these traits.  Our Charollais are raised on a forage based system, feeding very little grain. 

That is why we ONLY raise Charollais.


"Flesh weighs and pays with Charollais"

Charollais Rams = Profitable Lambs

We welcome visitors to our farm, but we do have strict

bio-security procedures in place.


Why Charollais?

Very easy lambing

Vigorous lambs at birth

Rapid growth rates

Lean carcass

Very meaty loin and gigot

High dressing out percentages

Very prolific 180 - 220% lambing

Excellent milkers

Early sexual maturity