The British Charolais Cattle Society

Supporting Europe’s No. 1 Beef Breed

Peter March 2017

We welcomed Peter Phythian on his first day at the Society today and he is “very much looking forward to meeting members and working with all members up and down the beef chain – breeders, commercial farmers, auction marts, processors and retailers, and to subsequently making a positive difference.”

Peter is pictured here at the recent Stirling Bulls sales with Jemma Forrest and her Champion bull Edenhurst Leader and retiring CEO David Benson.

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Mains of Gallery

IMG_8564The Charolais is the breed of choice of the Gammie family and forms the backbone of its respected suckler and finishing business in Laurencekirk, south of Aberdeen.

The Gammie family made the move from Kingswells on the outskirts of Aberdeen down to Fordoun, Laurencekirk in 1971 where father Ronald and his three sons Norman, Douglas and Alastair now farm four units at Hatton Mains, Mains of Gallery, Davo Mains and Easter Tulloch. 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 …

Forthcoming Sales

  •  April
    12th Holsworthy sale
    29th Welshpool sale

  • May
    1st Stirling Sale click here for entry forms
    1st Dungannon sale
    13th Carlisle sale
  • October
    23-24th Stirling sale
  • November
    3rd Dungannon sale
    9th Welshpool sale
    17th Carlisle sale
  • Calendar

Charolais Youth National Stockjudging Competition

13626643_10153563106015780_4971070634200018612_nNorthern Ireland Sweep the Board at the Charolais Youth National Stockjudging Final

52 finalists from throughout the UK came to the Livestock Event at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham on Wednesday 6 July to compete in the Charolais Youth Stock Judging Final as part of the annual National Charolais Show. more …

Read all about the regional competitions

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