The British Charolais Cattle Society

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Dorcas Herd Open Day – Saturday 27 May 2017

IMG_0858At the commercial pedigree herd of The College Farm, Long Crendon, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP18 9AP by kind permission of the Morris Family.
The open day will feature a presentation on carcase confirmation and grading by Alistair Lyle of ABP, a demonstration of the handling system and tour of their commercial pedigree herd and it will also incorporate the Charolais Youth regional stockjudging competition which is open to all aged 8-26.
10:30am – Stockjudging   1pm – Open Day
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Overall & Female ChampionBalmoral Show Results

Judge Neil Barclay chose Woodpark Lottie as his supreme and female Charolais champion at the Balmoral Show today. Lottie who is bred and exhibited by Will Short, Omagh, Co Tyrone is a July-2015 born daughter of the Irish born Deeside Gulliver and home-bred dam Woodpark Hattie who goes back to the 19,000gns Doune & Dunblane Champion Corrie Alan.

The reserve award went to Irish exhibitors Brendon and Greg Feeney for Gretnahouse Lord is a 23-month-old son of the 17,000gns Balthayock Gladiator who was purchased in February at Stirling for 25,000gns from breeder Alasdair Houston, Gretna Green, Dumfries-shire, where he was selected as reserve supreme champion. Click here to view the full results

Photographic Competition

The Society Photographic competiton closes on Monday 5th June. Send your entries to  click here to find out more

Future beef farmers = Charolais

Future beef farmers are using EBVs and focusing on easy calving Charolais bulls, according to one leading university’s students.

Charolais was the first choice of sire for almost 50% of Harper Adams University final year Foundation Degree students completing an assignment which required a detailed plan for a new suckler herd. more …

Yorkshire Stockjudging - webCharolais Youth

2017 Regional Qualifiers

The next regional qualifier will take place this Saturday as part of the Open day at the Dorcas herd. For more information and to view upcoming events and see how the regional competitions have gone so far click here

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