The British Charolais Cattle Society

Supporting Europe’s No. 1 Beef Breed

Forthcoming Sales

1 – Swatragh

Charolais are crowned Interbreed Team of Five Champions at Balmoral – full results

Balmyle Neptune at 13,000gns

Neptune amongst the stars at Carlisle

There was a good trade for Charolais at Carlisle on Saturday 12 May where bidding peaked at 13,000gns, five lots traded at five figure sums and 60 bulls sold to an average of £5,384 – £226 up on the year – with a clearance rate of 80%.

Leading the bids at 13,000gns was a yellow ticket winner from Bill Bruce, Meigle, Perthshire, who also had the day’s leading average of £10,150 for his three bulls. The 13-month-old Balmyle Neptune, who is sired by the 28,000gns Perth supreme champion Brampton Nacodar and out of Balmyle Image, who goes back to the 22,000gns Balthayock Diplomat, was purchased by Will Palmer and Son, Truro, Cornwall. more ……..

Goldies-Moonlight at 9200gns

Goldies Moonlight tops the Stirling Charolais sale at 9,200gns

Trade held up well at the Charolais Society sale where buyers came out in force to ensure a steady demand which resulted in the averages improving by £815 from last year, at Stirling on Monday 7 May. Bidding peaked at 9,200gns, 15 lots traded at five thousand and above and 27 bulls sold to an average of £5,402 with and 82% clearance rate.

The sale leader was the September 2016-born Goldies Moonlight from the day’s top selling vendor Hamish Goldie, Ruthwell, Dumfriesshire, who sold four bulls averaging £8321.25 apiece. Moonlight is sired by the top performing 15,000gns Gretnahouse Heman, while his Dam Goldies Judy is from same female line as the Stirling February top priced female and champion Goldies Madame who is herself sired by the 34,000gns Perth supreme champion Goldies Uppermost. The successful bidder at 9,200gns was Colin Morrison from Lochboisdale, Isle of South Uist. more ……..

Junior & overall male champion Coolnalsee Noel for Coolnaslee Herd with Judge Ian Rea. Sire: Balthayock Justice. Sold 4,500gns

Dungannon Charolais sell to 4,500gns

13 Bulls sold to a top price of 4,500gns and an average of £2,835 at the Northern Ireland Charolais club spring sale at Dungannon on Monday 7 May.

Topping the lots at 4,500gns was a 16-month-old entry from Jonathan Crawford, Maghera, Co Derry, who earlier in the day had been crowned supreme and junior champion in the pre-sale show. Coolnaslee Noel, who is the first son to be sold from the 50,000gns Balthayock Justice, is out of Coolnaslee Hanna, a daughter of the 55,000gns Balmoral interbreed champion Sportsmans Columbo and was purchased by Ian Gouldy, Greyabbey, Co Down. more …

The way the British Charolais Cattle Society DNA test animals is changing

In order to keep up with the new technology, the Council of Management have been discussing for some time how we should proceed with the Society DNA tests and at the recent council meeting it was decided that now is the time that we should change over to SNP testing.  Find out more by reading our DNA Changeover booklet

Open Day & Charolais Youth National Final

The Society are pleased to announce this year’s Charolais Open Day including the Charolais Youth National Stockjudging Final, which will be held on Saturday 21 July 2018. Kindly hosted by the Donger Family at Seawell Grounds, Foxley, Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 8HW. Find out more & book you place


As a society we are here to help you as members to promote your Charolais animals and the breed as a whole. In order to achieve this when you signed up for membership you will have signed to say you agree for your information to be published, which acts as a directory of breeders both online and in the form of a calf register published annually. Find out more

Charolais EBV Explanitary Notes

For all those member who will not be able to attend the sales we will be updating the Charolais Facebook on the day which is a great way to keep in touch



Charolais Youth

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…

2018 Regional Qualifier Dates

At Borderway Mart, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 2RS on Friday 11 May, commencing at 7pm. Joint stockjudging with the British Blonde Society.

Yorkshire & North East
At Brampton Hall, Skelton on Ure, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 5AW, by kind invitation of Billy & Sarah Turner, on Sunday 20 May, commencing at 2pm.

At Firhills Farm, Arbroath, Angus, DD11 4RJ, by kind invitation of Jim & Alison Muirhead, on Sunday 27 May, commencing at 12 noon.

Northern Ireland
At Swatragh Mart, 46 Garvagh Rd, Swatragh, Maghera, BT46 5QE, on Friday 1 June, commencing at 5pm.

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