The British Charolais Cattle Society

Supporting Europe’s No. 1 Beef Breed

The National Show at the Great Yorkshire Show results

The champion Bassett Nadia from Brailes Livestock

Highland Show Results more …….

Beef Interbreed Champion , Champion, Best animal bred by Exhibitor, Best Female, Balthayock Nessie from DFWH & NR Walter

Balmoral Show Results

The Charolais Supreme Championship at this year’s Balmoral Show went to the day’s female champion, the January 2017-born Elgin Nancy.  A recent purchase by exhibitor Patrick Gallagher, who bought her home to Maghera from the Morayshire based herd of Roy and Matthew Milne. She is sired by the 11,000gns Woodpark Elgin while her dam the Highland show class winning Elgin Electra goes back to the French born Harestone Tyrol. Nancy was much admired for her power and presence in the show ring and she went to take Honourable Mention in the contest for Interbreed Champion.

Standing reserve to both Charolais Champion titles was Susan & Jack Smyth’s homebred Bessiebell Nana from Magheracolton.  A 22 month-old daughter of the Stirling intermediate champion Derryharney Jumbo and the Doonally New-sired Dungannon female champion Aghyoule Finoula.  This young heifer is sure to have a successful future. Read more…

We need your help please

Since we have changed our DNA testing to SNP testing, we have had to re-test a lot of the old bulls that were previously tested on MS.

Unfortunately, lots of the samples that were on hold were not suitable to be re-tested and therefore there are still lots of bull which don’t have a SNP profile.

This is a problem because it means that we have to test their progeny on both the old and new technologies (SNP & MS) if we need to sire verify them.

Therefore we are appealing to you our members to help us out.

Please could you have a look in your semen storage to see if you can spare us a straw or two.

Please visit Semen Samples Required for DNA Testing to look at the list of samples we require.

If you can donate a straw of semen for one or more bulls on the list, we would be very grateful. Please contact us at the office to let us know.

 

Why Myostatin?
Knowing the myostatin status of your animals, will help you to select bulls with the most appropriate myostatin traits for your breeding program. This will lead to better calving ease and help with the ever-present trend to improve carcass confirmation and quality.

There are both advantages and disadvantages of breeding with animals carrying the myostatin gene, which is why it is imperative that you know the carrier status of your breeding animals.

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Forthcoming Sales & Events

Stirling 21/22 October 2019
United Auctions Ltd,Stirling Agricultural Centre, Stirling FK9 4RN
Tel: 01786 473055
Email: mowens-smith@uagroup.co.uk Web: https://www.uagroup.co.uk/

Dungannon 1 November 2019
Dungannon Farms Mart, 90 Granville, Road, Dungannon, Co Tyrone, N Ireland, BT70 1NJ
Tel: 02887 722727
Email: dungannon@auctionmarts.com Web: http://www.dfm-ni.co.uk/

Welshpool 7 November 2019
Welshpool Livestock Sales, Buttington Cross, Buttington, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 8SR
Tel: 01938 553438 Fax: 01938 554607
Email: abbey@welshpoolsmithfield.co.uk Web: http://www.welshpoolsmithfield.co.uk/

Carlisle 22 November 2019
Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Borderway Mart, Rosehill, Carlisle, CA1 2RS
Tel: 01228 406230 Fax: 01228 640921
Email: info@borderway.com Web: https://harrisonandhetherington.co.uk/

Charolais Youth

National Young Stars Northern Boys

This year’s Charolais team, The Northern Boys – Micheal Dumbreck, Tom Brown and Harry Stobart, who were kindly jointly sponsored by Blyth’s Butchers, arrived at Malvern Three Counties Showground mid-morning, after their long trip down from Yorkshire ready to start work. Read more…

 

Charolais Youth Year

This year’s regional qualifiers began with the Welsh & Midlands qualifier, which was once again held at Welshpool livestock market with the help of Welshpool livestock sales, on the night proceeding the April Charolais sale.

The market, which was redeveloped and opened on its new and existing site in 2009, is capable of holding in excess of 1200 cattle and 15,000 sheep, and holds weekly sales of prime sheep and cattle as well as fortnightly sales of dairy and store cattle, selling in excess of 500,000 sheep and 10,000 cattle annually. In addition to the livestock market, WSL also offer other specialist services, including land valuations and surveys, farm and livestock sales and a range of grant and government subsidy services. Read more…

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