Stirling Charolais peak at 22,000gns; 84 bulls average £6,654
Charolais lead multi-breed week: highest number of bulls sold + highest average price
British Charolais met a strong commercial demand from a packed ringside in Stirling on Wednesday 22 October where prices peaked at 22,000gns at the breed society’s autumn sale. Charolais once again remained dominant during the week’s multi-beef breed fixtures, by recording the highest number of bulls sold and highest average price with 84 entries through the ring to average £6,654; furthermore, 10 lots made five figures and 55 lots commanded 5,000gns or more.
“Bulls met a very level trade throughout, a trend underpinned by the commercial sector, and it was those quality entries with good EBV data for calving ease which were particularly sought after. A further 11 lots were booked through the final auctioneer’s sale sheet bringing the total clearance to 88%,” commented society chairman, Steve Nesbitt. more …
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Charolais Youth National Stock Judging Final
A record 53 finalists from nine UK regions battled it out at the British Charolais Young Breeders’ Stock Judging Competition sponsored by Weatherbys, hosted as part of the National Charolais Show at Livestock Event, the NEC, Birmingham, on Thursday 3 July. more … Charolais Youth Facebook Page