January 1, 2020 | View PDF
Rambur Charolais is located just south of Sidney and was founded more than 30 years ago by Howard Rambur. When he started in the ranching industry, Howard wanted to work with a breed of cattle distinctly different from any other breeds in eastern Montana, so he chose the Charolais.
At the time, the Charolais was a relatively new breed to the area and was still able to retain its full French heritage. Even though the breed grew quite large as adults, Howard had a goal to modify the Charolais not only to suit his customers, but also to ensure that the animals fit the Montana environment. The Charolais put on pounds quickly, which led to calving problems. Rambur then bred the animal down to a smaller frame, which led to calving ease. For decades, Rambur Charolais perfected its breed and now has customers all over the country that use the Charolais bull on their first calf heifers. They have sold bulls from West Virginia to Hawaii, and they back every bull they sell.
Rambur's cattle have done well at the Denver Stock Show, have won top honors three times, and have even received Reserve Champion on several other occasions.
A Rambur Charolais cow's profile will have smooth shoulders for calving ease, sound feet and legs, and a good carcass structure. Cows are bred to be tough on the ranch, and they have to be able to calve easily, flesh easily and have fertility and structural soundness in the rough Montana climate.
Rambur runs 300 Charolais cows as well as 150 head of Angus cows. The ranch also offers Angus bulls along with its famous Charolais bull program. The operation farms about 600 acres of corn and hay each and includes an on-site feedlot.
Rambur Charolais holds various sales throughout the year and hosts an Annual Bull Sale every April. They have a focus on raising cattle that are balanced in all traits, with smooth shoulders for calving ease, sound feet and legs so the animals can travel the country and a good carcass structure.
Customer service is a priority at Rambur Charolais, they provide delivery, and if a customer wants to leave their bulls at Rambur Charolais feedlot until turnout time, they will feed and take care of them. Stop by and visit or call them at 406-482-3255.