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Top Price - Beanhill Jamaica - 5,000gns

Top Price – Beanhill Jamaica – 5,000gns

Welshpool Charolais peak at 5,000gns

Charolais bulls met strong demand at Welshpool on Thursday 4 February topping at 5,000gns with 21 bulls selling at a clearance rate of 75% and an average of £3450. more…


Stirling Sale

233 Bulls & 13 Females
15/16 February 2016
Show on Monday 15th at 12 noon
Sale on Tuesday 16th at 10:30am
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Contact United Auctions: Tel: 01786 473055 Fax: 01786 450393
Accomodation forms for the  February sales Airth Castle – Charolais Offer booking form EVENTS atol 2015

Charolais crosses – meeting the new weight specification

Callum Keir

Callum Keir

Genetics + nutrition + management to maximise the number of kilos per cow as quickly and efficiently as possible

Charolais has been the terminal sire at Cairncoullie for over 30 years, and without question will continue that role in future regardless of processors’ new weight limits. “We run a high input, high output unit, and our priority is to maximise the number of kilos per cow as quickly and efficiently as possible,” Callum Keir explains. more …

Managing Charolais crosses to meet the new abattoir spec

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Adopting new nutrition and management strategies + focusing on improving heifer output

Processors’ failure to notify producers in advance of the changes to their new 400kg to 420kg upper weight limit has left finishers not only in a quandary but also losing significant money, particularly those who have bought in heavy stores. However, they have huge scope to avoid future penalties and to compensate for the potential output loss arising from lighter steer carcasses by adopting new management and feed strategies and focussing on improving the heifer output, says Harbro’s David MacKenzie. more …

 

 

Forthcoming Sales and Events

  • ABERDEEN 24 February Aberdeen & Northern Marts Tel: 01467 623700

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

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

  • DUNGANNON 4 March 70 males, 19 females, 2 May, 4 November to be confirmed Dungannon Farmers Mart Tel: 028 8772 2727

  • HOLSWORTHY 13 April 2016 KivellsTel: 01840 261261

  • STIRLING 15/16 February, 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

  • Calendar

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: ni.charolais@gmail.com 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 knox0af@btinternet.com or on 07762 705833 or Karen MacLean (South West) at mortimersfarm@btinternet.com or on 07712 894968 for more information
Central Scotland
Held at: Mid Cambushinne Farm, Dunblane, Perthshire, FK15 9JU by kind invitation of: Murray Lyle
On: Sunday 22nd May
Contact: Karyn McArthur: Karyn.mcarthur@outlook.com or 07921 257254

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