The British Charolais Cattle Society

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Welshpool Charolais sell to 5,500gns

Charolais bulls met a strong commercial demand at Welshpool on Thursday 9 February topping at 5,500gns with 18 bulls selling at an average of £3675 – up £225 on the year.

Topping the lots and securing a price of 5,500gns from Mr HT Jones, Cardigan, Ceredigion, was the 16-month-old Trefaldwyn Laird who was the first of four of the top lots to be sired by the renowned easy calving and short gestation bull Blelack Digger. Laird who is out of the home-bred dam Trefaldwyn Brilliant going back to the 25,000gns Perth supreme champion Mowbraypark Orlando, was bred and exhibited by Arwel Owen, Welshpool, Powys. Read more…

Charolais is the Best Beef

Butcher Anthony Kitson Compares the Carcasses of the Winter Show Champions.

Having purchased the champions from LiveScot, the English Winter Fair and the Royal Welsh Winter Fair and the champion steer from the East of England Smithfield Festival, it was the carcass of the Charolais sired LiveScot champion Honey Dime bred by Wilson Peters which was awarded top honours.

Bought at LiveScot for £4,900, the winning Charolais cross heifer Honey Dime killed out at 70.2% and graded E4L.

Check out the full story at the Scottish Farmer

Alan Meston - webFarm Feature – Alan Meston, Chapelton

Spinning plates comes to mind when you visit at the finishing operation run by Alan Meston at Chapelton Farm, Stonehaven just south of Aberdeen where last year, he finished 2600 bullocks and 200 heifers including 1400 head of Charolais.

Despite the volumes that go through the farm, Alan has the figures at his fingertips, quoting the 2016 averages as 224 kg weight gain in 168 days, with an average of 70 days grazing (allowing 1kg gain/day on grass).  The aim is for cattle to gain 160kgs in 100 days on his finishing ration. Read more…

20-21st February Stirling sale

Sunday 19th  11.30am Charolais bull inspections
Monday 20th  12 noon Show of Charolais females followed by bulls
Tuesday 21st 10.30am Sale of Charolais bulls (179) followed by females (26) Including drafts from Elrick Herd (4) Barrance Herd (9)
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Meeting the new weight specifications

Forthcoming Sales

  •  February
     20-21st Stirling sale 179 Males, 26 Females including drafts from the Elrick Herd (4) and Barrance Herd (9) catalogue

  • March
    1st Aberdeen sale 33 Males 1 Female catalogue
    3rd Dungannon sale 57 males, 16 females catalogue
  • April
    12th Holsworthy sale
    29th Welshpool sale
  • May
    1st Stirling Sale
    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 …

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