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.
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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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Charolais Youth National Stockjudging Competition
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 …