The British Charolais Cattle Society

Supporting Europe’s No. 1 Beef Breed

Charolais Bull Purchase Scheme for Dungannon 6th March more …

Charolais lead the spring show at 9,200gns in Aberdeen

Top Price Blelack Immortal 9,200gns

Top Price Blelack Immortal 9,200gns



Charolais Bulls sold like hot cakes at the Royal Northern Agricultural Society Spring Show held at the Thainstone centre on the 25th February, with 15 of 16 Charolais bulls forward selling to an average of £5,873. Charolais bulls sold to a top price of 9,200gns in the interbreed sale making them the highest priced of the day. more…


Modern British Charolais 1 million pound sale in Stirling

18,000gns top; £6,821 average; 15 lots at 10,000gns and over; 81% clearance

Charolais bulls met a flying trade driven throughout by the commercial sector in Stirling on Tuesday 17 February at the breed’s official spring sale. Bidding peaked at 18,000gns, 15 lots traded at five figure sums and 136 lots sold to average £6,821 and gross just over £1 million leaving Charolais to once again take the lead at the UK’s spring multi-beef breed sales. A further 10 bulls sold outside the ring later bringing the day’s clearance to 81%.

“Market demand has retained modern British Charolais’ position as the terminal sire of choice for the suckler sector,” commented society chairman, Steve Nesbitt, after the five hour stint. “Whilst our Council is encouraging breeders to select for ease of calving without sacrificing growth, producers are aware of their decisions to breed bulls that fit their unit’s strategy; they are leaving Charolais cross suckled calves which are consistently commanding premiums that will contribute towards bridging the income gap in the new CAP Reform era.more…

 Forthcoming Sales and Events

  • Dungannon 6th March,‘Export Facilities available and transport can be arranged’
  • Ballymena 17th April
  • Carlisle sale including Blelack sale of the entire portion of the autumn calving, consisting of 30 young Charolais cows and calves and 12 in calf heifers 9th May at Carlisle
  • Dungannon 25th May, closing date for entries 10th April 2014
  • Dispersal of the Cotehouse Herd (Mr E D Marshall), Newbrooton Herd (Mr D W North) and Major Reduction of the Rushfield Herd (Mr J R & Mrs V A Webb) 13th June at Newark


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