A small but high-quality offering of Charolais bulls saw a high of 3,500gns at the South West Charolais Association’s annual sale at Holsworthy on Wednesday 12th April, where bulls averaged £2,934 with three more sold than last year.
Bidding peaked at 3,500gns for the pre-sale show champion Polgoda Legend from David and Bernadette Stacey, St Austell, Cornwall. The 15-month-old Legend is bred from a good show line being sired by the Royal Cornwall Show breed champion Balbithan Eria and out of homebred Polgoda Glamoupuss, herself a Royal Cornwall show class winner and he stays local in Bugle, Cornwall going home with HJ Trudgian and Partners. Read more…
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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 …
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