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Charolais averages and clearance rates continue to rise

A combination of pedigree and commercial interest saw a flying trade of Charolais bulls at Welshpool on Thursday 9 November. Bidding peaked at 7,200gns, while 13 lots traded at 5,000gns and above. The 43 bulls sold averaged £4444.19, an increase on last year of £588 and clearance rates were also up on the year by an incredible 31% to 84%, proving that the demand for Charolais bulls is on the rise.

Society CEO Peter Phythian commented, “We are delighted that Charolais trade is going from strength to strength, with every Society sale this year improving on numbers sold and average prices. The commercial producers were out in force today looking to secure a Charolais bull so that they can capitalise on the recent trend in the store markets where Charolais sired suckler calves are topping the markets on weight for age”. Read more…

Female Champion,  Battleford Lola ET for Barley Finnegan.  Sold £8,000Record breaking Charolais female trade at Dungannon

A bumper show of Charolais backed by soaring demand produced a record breaking trade at Dungannon on Friday 3 November, at the Northern Ireland Charolais Club Autumn sale. Bidding peaked at 8,000gns in both the male and female sections and 26 bulls sold to an average of £3,428.65. The 8,000gns secured for the trade topping female Battleford Lola is a Charolais sale centre record.

Leading the bids for the bulls at 8,000gns was the May-2016-born Mountjoy Morgan, who had been tapped out first in his class at the pre-sale show for breeder and consigner Caldwell McAskie, Mountjoy, Co Tyrone. Morgan is sired by the Royal Welsh reserve male champion Montgomery Ianto and is out of the homebred dam Mountjoy Ultra who goes back to Gaer Positive. He goes on to work in Derryhouse, Co Armagh for Messrs McGinnity. more …

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This year it was the Welsh region that came out on top when they secured the junior and senior titles as well as claiming first and second places in the team competition. Read more…

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