The British Charolais Cattle Society

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Lockton Gemma & Marigold - 4,250gnsLockton Charolais Disperse at Carlisle

Friday 18 August sadly saw the dispersal of the Lockton Charolais herd from Pickering, North Yorkshire, at Borderway Mart. The herd was established by Robert Smith QC in the mid 1980’s with the support of his herd manager Kenneth Brown, began with the purchase of three cows and a stock bull from Billy Turner but for the past twenty years the herd has operated a closed herd policy with no on movement of cattle where high quality AI sires have been selected to produce cattle of good conformation and ease of calving. Read more…

Wednesday 13 September – Dispersal sale of the Tutbury Charolais herd on behalf of Mr JD Leavesley, Needwood, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire. The sale will take place at Welshpool, Powys. Contact Welshpool Livestock Sales on 01938 553438 for further information. catalogue
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South West Newsletter and Herd Competiton
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Charolais bulls provide extra income for flying dairy herd

For more than 30 years Clifthayne Farm at Yarcombe, straddling the counties of Devon and Somerset on the edge of the Blackdown Hills, has been supporting a flying herd of milkers that thrive on the lush grassland that hasn’t seen any artificial fertiliser applied for more than half of that time.

The 430 Holstein Friesian cows graze for as much as the year as possible, with free access to grass or maize silage, and a top-up 20% cake fed to those giving more than 15 litres a day in the parlour. Soya and molasses are added to the mixer wagon before the silage is tipped into double-sided feed troughs in the yard. more ….

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Wednesday 13 September – Dispersal sale of the Tutbury Charolais herd on behalf of Mr JD Leavesley, Needwood, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire. The sale will take place at Welshpool, Powys. Contact Welshpool Livestock Sales on 01938 553438 for further information.
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GroupCharolais Youth

This year it was the Welsh region that came out on top when they secured the junior and senior titles as well as claiming first and second places in the team competition. Read more…

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