The British Charolais Cattle Society

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Latest Technology For Efficient Beef Production to be Featured at Scotland’s Beef Event 2019

Arrangements are already well in hand for Scotland’s national beef event which will be held on an Aberdeenshire farm next year.

Scotland’s Beef Event 2019 on Thursday, May 30, 2019, will be hosted by beef farmers, Robbie and Barbara Milne, and their son, James, on their 500-acre all-grass farm of North Bethelnie, Oldmeldrum, Inverurie, where, with additional seasonal grazing extending to 664 acres, they run a herd of 320 Salers and Salers cross cows with Charolais bulls. Read more…

New Carcase Traits from AHDB – New Breeding tools could help beef farmers boost profits

Five new Estimated Breeding Values (EBV’s) for traits that farmers are directly paid for, have been developed to help farmers improve profits by producing more beef animals that meet target specification. Read more…

 

 

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

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Aberdeen 27 February
Aberdeen & Northern Marts, Thainstone Centre, Inverurie AB5 9XZ
Tel: 01467 623700
Email: Jacqui.murray@anmgroup.co.uk Web:http://www.anmarts.co.uk/

Carlisle 11 May, 22 November
Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Borderway Mart, Rosehill, Carlisle, CA1 2RS
Tel: 01228 590490 Fax: 01228 640921
Email: info@borderway.com Web: https://harrisonandhetherington.co.uk/

Dungannon 15 March, 6 May, 1 November
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/

Exeter 12 April 2019
Exeter Livestock Market, The Matford Centre, Matford Park Road, Exter EX2 8FD
Tel: 01392 252261 email: megan.dennis@kivells.com

Stirling 18/19 February, 6 May, 21/22 October
United Auctions Ltd,Stirling Agricultural Centre, Stirling FK9 4RN
Tel: 01786 473055
Email: mowens-smith@uagroup.co.uk Web: https://www.uagroup.co.uk/

Swatragh 31 May

Welshpool 27 April, 7 November
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/

 

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

There was an early start to the qualifiers this year, as the weekend after Easter saw the first of the regional qualifiers take place for the South East, Anglia and South West regions on Saturday 7 April at Mortimers Farm, Fair Oak, Hampshire, by kind invitation of the Piper and Maclean families. Read more…

 

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