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Forthcoming Sales

Mornity Nero heads over to Ireland for semen collection

Robert Young of the Mornity herd was delighted to inform us that he has sold the 15-month-old Mornity Nero, in a private deal to Elite Pedigree Genetics of Northern Ireland for an undisclosed five figure sum.

Robert said “Mornity Nero is the best bull bred by the herd to date, boasting great length, shape, confirmation and power together with great Breedplan figures. His dam Mornity Brechin was one of the best breeders in the herd.” Read more…

Carlisle Summer Sale

The Charolais Cattle Summer Sale on Friday 15 June at Carlisle saw a small show of only 3 bulls forward but did achieve a 100% clearance rate with top price of 3,600gns and an average of £2733.

Leading the sale was Messrs Campbell’s Thrunton Mercedes from Alnwick, Northumberland. This 2-year-old bull was sired by the 14,000gns Stirling junior champion Blelack Imperialist and out of Thrunton Heartbreaker, a Blelack Digger daughter and was purchased on the day by Messrs McClanachan from Dumfries. Read more…

Supreme Champion Woodpark Magnum owned by Will Short. Pictured with handler Richie Devine Gary Henderson (judge) Louise Conn (Swatragh Mart)

Magnum hits top price at Swatragh

The ring was packed to the rafters at Swatragh Mart, for the inaugural Northern Ireland Charolais club sale evening on Friday 1 June, where 11 bulls sold to an average of £2,711 and a clearance of 79%.

Leading the bull bids at 4,000gns was the pre-sale show supreme and male champion from Will Short, Beragh, Co Tyrone. Champion Woodpark Magnum, who is a 16-month-old son of Deeside Gulliver and the homebred 19,000gns Doune and Dunblane champion Corrie Alan-sired Woodpark Hattie, was purchased by Noel McIlwaine, Plumbridge, Co Tyrone. more …

Open Day & Charolais Youth National Final

The Society are pleased to announce this year’s Charolais Open Day including the Charolais Youth National Stockjudging Final, which will be held on Saturday 21 July 2018. Kindly hosted by the Donger Family at Seawell Grounds, Foxley, Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 8HW. Find out more & book you place


Forthcoming Sales & Events

National Charolais Show at the Great Yorkshire Show 10-12 July

Royal Welsh Show 23-26 July

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Autumn Sale Dates
22/23 October Auctioneers: United Auctions Ltd Tel: 01786 473055

Dungannon 2 November Auctioneers: Dungannon Farmers Mart  Tel: 028 8772 2727

Welshpool 8 November Auctioneers: Welshpool Livestock Sales Ltd  Tel: 01938 553438

Carlisle 16 November Auctioneers: Harrison & Hetherington LtdTel: 01228 406230



Charolais Youth

There was an early start to the qualifiers this year, as the weekend after Easter saw the first of the regional qualifiers take place for the South East, Anglia and South West regions on Saturday 7 April at Mortimers Farm, Fair Oak, Hampshire, by kind invitation of the Piper and Maclean families. Read more…

2018 Regional Qualifier Dates


Northern Ireland
At Swatragh Mart, 46 Garvagh Rd, Swatragh, Maghera, BT46 5QE, on Friday 1 June, commencing at 5pm.

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