The British Charolais Cattle Society

Supporting Europe’s No. 1 Beef Breed

David Benson the BCCS CEO was awarded the Presidency of Charolais International in recognition of his long service to the organisation. From left to right are David, Luis Enrique Villasenor (the retiring President), BCCS Chairman Steve Nesbitt and Cesar Cantu

david mexico

grand champion bull mexicoSupreme Champion at the World Congress, Aguascalientes, Mexico 2016 was sired by Burradon Talisman

A Blelack Digger son sold for 17,000 dollars in Australia.

Mt William Kaos, a two-year-old bull weighing 874kg with a scrotal measurement of 35cm. Kaos’s sire is Blelack Digger, a bull that Mt William imported semen from in 2012 and after a three-year AI program are the first sons to be sold in Australia. George Crocombe, Narweena Staion, Narweena NSW, purchased Kaos for use over his small Charolais stud but also his 1000 Angus x Charolais cows.

Forthcoming Sales

WELSHPOOL 30 April catalogue Show 9am Sale 11.30am 62 Males, 5 Females + Draft from the Silver & Chesham herds, 2 males and 12 females + calves. Welshpool Livestock Sales Tel: 01938 553438

DUNGANNON 2 May  catalogue 50 Males, 7 Females Dungannon Farmers Mart Tel: 028 8772 2727

STIRLING 2 May catalogue United Auctions catalogue1 May show 1pm, 2 May sale 11.30am 66 Males United Auctions Ltd Tel: 01786 473055

6th May, catalogue Dispersal of the Martland Herd on behalf of J & C Wylde.  34 Females and calves, 10 Males within Exeter Livestock Centre. Auctioneers Kivells.

CARLISLE catalogue 13/14 May 13 May Show 1pm, 14 May Sale 10.30am 147 males, 29 females including draft of the Burradon Herd on behalf of Chris Curry, 10 females+ calves. Harrison & Hetherington Ltd Tel: 01228 406230

BALLYMENA 10 June  Ballymena Mart Tel: 028 2563 3470

John & Ewan GordonCharolais is the Number One Choice

The Charolais is still the number one choice for the Aberdeenshire store ring and for over 20 years, John Gordon, Wellheads has been selling Charolais cross yearling stores at a premium. With a reputation for well framed stores, there is a ready market for his stock.

Wellheads, Huntly is one of the best known upland stock farms in the North-east of Scotland. The farm’s reputation for producing quality sheep and cattle made it a key attraction as host of Scotsheep in 2006 and Wellheads regularly hosts visits from farmers from home and abroad. more…

Forthcoming Sales and Events

National Charolais Show Wednesday 6th & Thursday 7th July at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham B40 1NT
BCCS AGM – Thursday 7th July 9.00am at the RABDF Livestock Event, National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham

  • BALLYMENA 10 June 2016 Ballymena Mart Tel: 028 2563 3470

  • CARLISLE 13/14 May, 18 November Harrison & Hetherington Ltd Tel: 01228 406230 Fax: 01228 406231

  • DUNGANNON 2 May, 4 November to be confirmed Dungannon Farmers Mart Tel: 028 8772 2727

  • HOLSWORTHY 13 April 2016 KivellsTel: 01840 261261

  • STIRLING 2 May, 17/18 October United Auctions Ltd Tel: 01786 473055 Fax: 01786 450393 Accomodation forms for the  February sales Airth Castle – Charolais Offer booking form EVENTS atol 2015  Airth Castle offer – October

  • WELSHPOOL 30 April, 3 November Welshpool Livestock Sales Tel: 01938 553438

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Charismatic Charolais at the National Young Stars Competition

The Charismatic Charolais team – Abbie Anderson, Alan Burleigh and Donald Maclean – arrived on Wednesday 23rd March and wasted no time in getting their stand ready and their cattle (kindly supplied by Mortimers farm) settled. more…

Charolais Youth Regional Qualifiers 2016

Northern Ireland
Held at: Woodpark, Beragh, Omagh, Co Tyrone, BT79 0UU by kind invitation of Will & Eleanor Short
On: Saturday 21st May commencing at 6pm
Contact: Clodagh McGovern: or 07598 573019
Anglia & South East
Held at: Wissington Grove Farm, Nayland, Colchester, Essex, CO6 4NF by kind invitation of John & Jenny Rix
On: Sunday 22nd May 2016
Contact: Donna Knox (Anglia) at or on 07762 705833 or Karen MacLean (South West) at or on 07712 894968 for more information
Central Scotland
Held at: Mid Cambushinne Farm, Dunblane, Perthshire, FK15 9JU by kind invitation of Murray and Fiona Lyle
On: Sunday 22nd May
Contact: Karyn McArthur: or 07921 257254
South West
Held at: Compact Farm, Worth Matravers, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 3LE by kind invitation of A & A White
On: Saturday 28th May
Contact: Jane Haw at or 07789 118378
North East & Central Scotland
Held at: Blelack Farm, Dinnet, Aberdeenshire, AB34 5NH by kind invitation of Graeme & Neil Massie
On: Sunday 29th May commencing at 10am
Contact: Carly Mackay – or 07713 946865
Borders & Yorkshire
Held at: Middleton House Farm, Elwick, Hartlepool, Cleveland, TS27 3EN by kind invitation of Neil and Kirsty Blyth
On: Sunday 5th June commencing at 1pm
There will be a coach running from Hopes Auction Mart in Wigton at 10:15am, also picking up at the Shepherds Inn, Rosehill Carlisle at 10:45am to take anyone from the Border area to the event. To book a place on the coach please contact Betty Graham on 01697 371622 (evenings) or text 07792 993471
Contact: Steve Nesbitt (Yorkshire) at or 07979 593170 or
Judith Hunter (Borders) at or 07974 518070

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