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Ranger drives the top price at Stirling

 

In a long-awaited return to form, the annual October bull show and sale at United Auctions, Stirling took place over the course of Monday 18 to Tuesday 19 October 2021. Charolais animals had a particularly strong showing, with a total of 63 bulls and 16 females finding new homes. The bull sale attained a top price of 28,000gns with a clearance rate of 75% and an average price of £8120 – up £1493 on the previous year. The females sold for a top price of 12,000gns, with an 89% clearance and an average of £6169. Overall, 14 bulls and 2 females sold for 10,000gns and above, and 31 bulls and 6 females reached prices between 5,000gns and 9,000gns.

 

Balthayock Ranger, Supreme Champion & Junior Champion, sold for 28,000gns

 

The star of the show, reaching an incredible price of 28,000gns, was the Supreme & Junior Champion BALTHAYOCK RANGER. This impressive young bull is from the well-established herd of Major D F W H & N R Walter of Balthayock, Perth, and boasts other prize-winners in his heritage. Ranger was sired by Balthayock Imp, who achieved the titles of Breed Champion and Interbreed Champion at the Royal Highland Show in 2015. Meanwhile his dam, Balthayock Melissa (a daughter of Balthayock Ferdinand), also secured a class prize at the same event in the past. Ranger will be making his way over to his new herd in Knighton, Powys, under the care of winning bidder T Corbett from the well-known Teme herd.

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Balmoral Show 2021 Results

The long wait for the return of Northern Ireland’s largest agricultural event, the Balmoral Show, was finally over. The event was held over the course of Wednesday 22 to Saturday 25 September 2021 after being cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19. Charolais animals had a strong showing in their classes on Wednesday afternoon, highlighting some of the best the breed has to offer.

The prestigious title of British Charolais Breed Reserve Supreme Champion was secured by 23-month-old GRETNAHOUSE POUNCER. This impressive bull was shown by first-time exhibitor H Heron of Newtownards, Co. Down, who had purchased him from breeder the late A Houston at Carlisle in May 2021. Pouncer was sired by the popular Westcarse Jimmy, and was born to Gretnahouse Japan, a daughter of Balthayock Gladiator.

Reserve to Pouncer was the day’s Junior Champion, STRANAGONE REAGAN. This strapping 18-month-old was bred and exhibited by R McWilliams of Maghera, Co. Londonderry. He was born to Falleninch Fanna, a daughter of Prime Colombo, and sired by Stranagone Jones.

Standing in reserve to Reagan for the title of British Charolais Junior Champion was the stunning heifer SYDENVILLE RASPBERRY. Raspberry was bred and shown by another first-time exhibitor at Balmoral, G Hadnett of Armagh, Co. Armagh. This 19-month-old is out of Brigadoon Imeria, a daughter of popular Irish bull Royal Capitan, and was sired by Newhouse Maxamus.

Securing another rosette for H Heron was THRUNTON NEFERTITI, who claimed the title of British Charolais Senior Female Champion. Nefertiti was purchased by Mr Heron in October 2019 from breeder J H C Campbell, and is proving to be an excellent asset. She was shown with her charming heifer calf, Loughriscouse Savina, who is sure to perform well for Mr Heron in the future. Nefertiti was born to Thrunton Flamenco, a Newhouse Bigal daughter, and her sire is Maerdy Jerusalem. To read more click here

Judge – Raymond Irvine

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We are excited to see you all at the Stirling October Bull Sales, please see below for the Programme of events and follow link for the catalogue. https://tinyurl.com/zu3bb7x4

 

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‘White Gold’ Elite Female Sale

 

We are excited to announce our upcoming White Gold sale of elite females held at Harrison & Hetherington, Carlisle on 19th November 2021! This will be a first-of-its-kind “hybrid” sale combining both live and online entries.
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Entries are open now at the following link!

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Morwr Sails to the Top at the Great Yorkshire Show

At long last, it was finally time for the much-anticipated Great Yorkshire Show to return over the course of Tuesday 13 to Friday 16 July 2021. With COVID-19 restrictions still in place, the event had to resort to limited capacity, however this did not affect the quality of animals on display. Charolais animals had a tremendous showing in the pedigree beef classes across the Thursday and Friday, including some returning favourites from the Scottish Showcase in June.

Maerdy Morwr, Supreme Champion, Supreme Champion Interbreed Beef Animal, and Blythewood Continental Beef Pairs Champion

MAERDY MORWR once again stole the show after his success in the Scottish Showcase, this time claiming the titles of British Charolais Breed Supreme Champion, Supreme Champion Interbreed Beef Animal, and forming one half of the Blythewood Continental Beef Pairs Championship. This Maerdy Dynamite-sired bull was once again exhibited by AJR Farms of Ellon, Aberdeenshire, who had purchased him from breeder D E Evans in 2018.

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The Scottish Showcase 14th-20th June 2021

Shows such as the Royal Highland have long been staple events for many, and their absence has been sorely missed over the last year. The Scottish Showcase sought to remedy this, by bringing traditional-style shows to an online-only audience, with only competitors attending in-person. Several spectacular Charolais animals were shown over the course of Tuesday 15th June 2021, with entries across four classes.

Maerdy Morwr – Overall Champion & Continental Beef Interbreed Pairs Champion

The day’s Overall Charolais Champion was none other than 5-year-old MAERDY MORWR, who also went on to win the title of Overall Continental Beef Interbreed Champion. This phenomenal bull was exhibited by AJR Farms of Ellon, Aberdeenshire, who had purchased the bull from breeder Mr D E Evans in 2018. Morwr was sired by the popular Maerdy Dynamite, and his dam is Maerdy Fee, a daughter of the French-born Victorieux.

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CHAROLAIS YOUTH VIRTUAL STOCKJUDGING COMPETITION 2021

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