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October 14, 2017 Faith in Charolais sees record breaking prices

Andrew & Beth White, Jane Haw, Phillip & Ben Trim and the sale team

Andrew & Beth White, Jane Haw Phillip & Ben Trim and the sale team

The Sedgemoor ring was filled to bursting for the dispersal of the Balbithan Charolais cattle and emotional goodbye to one of the breeds most renowned herds, on Thursday 12 October. The prices peaked at a sale centre record of 17,500gns and a new Charolais record average of £8550.65 for the 23 cows and calves sold, with cattle making their way to new homes in all four corners of the UK.

Andrew and Beth White established the Dorset based herd in 1987 with the purchase of just four females from the Warninglid and Cullum herds. In 1991 Herd manager Jane Haw joined the team and their combined passion has seen the herd become one of the most well-known in the country, securing numerous breed and interbreed titles including three Burke Trophy successes. The herd is most recognised for the powerful and graceful females who have dominated the show ring but its bulls have also shared the limelight, most notably Balbithan Vespasian who sold for 26,000gns at Perth in 2006 and who has gone to become a very successful sire for the Balthayock and Blelack herd, producing sons which have regularly featured at the Perth and Carlisle sales and have sold to 22,000gns.

Balbithan Faith

Balbithan Faith

The day’s sale topper at 17,500gns was the seven year old and successful show cow Balbithan Faith, who counts amongst her many accolades the reserve supreme championship title at the Royal Cornwall Show, the reserve female championships at the Devon and Royal Three Counties Shows and red tickets at the Royal Bath and West and Royal Berkshire Shows. Faith who is sired by the 12,000gns Devon County Show male champion Newhouse Benson and is out of the homebred Balbithan Una who goes back to the 13,000gns Perth junior champion Simpsons Gregg, was accompanied by her April-born Goldies Eddy sired bull calf Balbithan Nelson.

Balbithan Nelson

Balbithan Nelson

Faith’s has been a consistently good breeder with two of her previous calves having gone on to secure show successes themselves including her 2016-born son Balbithan Mercedes, who sold for 7,500gns at Carlisle in May after being awarded reserve male champion at the Royal Cornwall show last year. The pair were purchased by Mark Switsun, Dunvant, Glamorgan who also went on to secure the National Show class winning and Balthayock Hamish sired maiden heifer Balbithan Mowlem for 5,500gns.

Balbithan Iona

Balbithan Iona

Next in the trade stakes was another of the Balbithan’s renowned show cows sold with her bull calf at foot. Balbithan Iona who has twice been crowned the Charolais National Show champion and secured a total of 10 interbreed titles including as part of the 2016 Burke Trophy championship pair, was knocked down at 15,000gns to a Devon breeder, who purchased a total of six lots. The 2013-born Iona’s breeding includes the 10,000gns Stirling senior champion Chunal Dougie and the home-bred 10,000gns Inverlochy Topsire sired Balbithan Dixie. She was sold with her five-month-old Goldies Eddy sired son, Balbithan Nairn.

Balbithan Napoleon

Balbithan Napoleon

Two cow and calf outfits secured a total of 14,200gns and both were sold as split lots. The first was mother and son Balbithan Gilly and Balbithan Napoleon. Balbithan Gilly who is a full sister to the 26,000gns Balbithan Vespasian, is no stranger to the show-ring herself and has also bred show winning daughters. The 2001-born Gilly is sired by the aforementioned Chunal Dougie and is out of Balbithan Tilly, who is in-turn sired by Balthayock Nougat. She was purchased at the top cow price of 9,000gns by Jonathan Crawford, son of the late Gilbert Crawford and new custodian of the Coolnaslee herd in Maghera, Co Derry. Her February-born son Napoleon who secured a bid of 5,200gns and is sired by Balthayock Hamish is going back to Throop, Dorset with Jane’s son Ben Trim.

Balbithan Georgia

Balbithan Georgia

The other cow and calf outfit to fetch a total price of 14,200gns was the mother and daughter pair Balbithan Georgia and Balbithan Nabraska. The cow Georgia was purchased for 5,400gns by JJ McGuigan, who is also based in Maghera, Northern Ireland. She is sired by Chunal Dougie and is bred from notable line of female show winners, her dam Balbithan Arizona was awarded the reserve heifer championship at the Newbury show and her grand-dam Balbithan Nadia was a Royal Show supreme champion and reserve Burke Trophy winner. Completing the pair and securing the UK record price of 8,800gns for a seven-month-old female Charolais calf was Georgia’s daughter Nabraska. Thor Atkinson, Ulverston, Cumbria was the man with his hand in the air as the hammer went down on this Davally Illusion sired heifer.

Stock bulls were sold next, averaged £5103 for five and two bulls shared the top price of 6,000gns apiece. First up was the 23-month-old Goldies Lawson who was purchased by the Balbithan herd in May at Carlisle where he was awarded the intermediate and reserve male championships. He heads down to work in St Austell, Cornwall with David and Bernadette Stacey, is sired by Goldies Formidable and his dam Goldies Violin who goes back to Thrunton Trademark has bred bulls to 26,000gns.

JH Davies, Citrea, Abbergavenny purchased the other 6,000gns bull, the homebred Balbithan Mackenzie who is a February-2016-born son of the 11,500gns Loganbar Goran bred out of Balbithan Hyacinth, a Newhouse Benson daughter. Another show goer, he won his classes at this year’s Charolais National and Royal Welsh shows, was awarded the junior championship at the Royal Three Counties show and the male and reserve breed championships at the Royal Bath and West.

Leading the heifers at 9,500gns was another purchased on behalf of Ben Trim. The January-2015-born Balbithan Lupin is a daughter of Goldies Eddy and Balbithan Daisy and was the reserve breed champion at this year’s Royal Three Counties Show.

Minutes earlier, the two-year-old Balbithan Louisianna was knocked down with a bid of 7,500gns from the aforementioned Thor Atkinson who purchased a total of four. Louisianna is out of the above-named Balbithan Georgia, sired by Goldies Eddy and is due to calf in January to Wesley Furnish.

Averages: 23 cows and calves £8550.65; four in-calf cows £4121.25; six in-calf heifers £6790; 10 maiden heifers £4557; five bulls £5103.

Auctioneers: Auctioneers: Greenslade Taylor Hunt and Harrison & Hetherington Ltd


October 5, 2017 New Zealand Charolais Tour

Charolais Breeders NZ are holding a 4WD tour in Southland, New Zealand from 5th-8th March 2018.

Get a feel for the working high-country farms and in the south, see the transition from the rock and the tawny brown of the high country as it gives way quite suddenly to the lush gree bountiful pastures of Southland.

South-drive hire is avaliable or it can be arranged for you to travel with someone else.

For more information please click on the links below or contact Lindy Lawrence at Charolais Breeders NZ office: lindy@pbbnz.com.

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September 18, 2017 Tutbury Charolais Disperse at Welshpool

Wednesday 13 September sadly saw the dispersal of the Tutbury Charolais herd from Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, due to a change in farming policy. The herd was established by JD Leavesley just two years ago when he purchased the majority of the Newroddige herd which was founded in 2004 with the purchase of five females. The herd has had numerous successes in the show ring including eight breed championships and three interbreed championships in their two seasons of showing.

Top Priced Lot Newroddige Jody & Calf Tutbury Matilda

Top Priced Lot Newroddige Jody & Calf Tutbury Matilda

The sale topper at 7,200gns was a mother and daughter pair who sold as a split lot. Catching the eye of J Conn, Strabone, Co Tyrone, the February-2014-born Newroddige Jody who was recently crowned supreme champion at the Bakewell Show and awarded reserve supreme beef animal at the Staffordshire County Show in June. Jody is sired by the 30,000gns Balmyle Bollinger and out of Newroddige Delightful and goes back to the 18,000gns Derryharney Outstanding. She was accompanied by her nine-month-old heifer calf Tutbury Matilda who is sired by the French bred Unico SC who travels home to Ellon, Aberdeenshire with AJR Farms.

Next in the trade stakes was another pair, this time purchased as a set by MA and V Roberts, Botwnnog, Gwynedd. Dam Newroddige Jewfull is an April-2014-born daughter of the popular AI sire Alwent Goldbar and out of Newroddige Graceful who goes back to Maerdy Estyn. Her eight-month-old male calf Tutbry Navigator is another sired by Unico SC.

The very next lot sold for a combined price of 4,300gns, another mother and daughter pair who again went on to different homes. Newroddige Jazmin, a 2014 born daughter of sire Alwent Goldbar and dam Newroddige Chloe who is out of the Three Counties supreme champion Thrunton Versailles and sired by Oldstone Egbert, was purchased by AK Watkins, Kentchurch, Herefordshire. The afore mentioned AJR Farms of Aberdeenshire were the purchasers of her eight-month-old heifer calf Tutbury Noellla who is also sired by Unico SC.

Two pairs were sold for a total of 3,700gns a piece starting with the first lot of the day. Newroddige Isabelle and her September-born heifer calf Tutbury Marybelle were sold on to different homes. The 2013-born who Isabelle is sired by the 30,000gns Dingle Hofmeister and out of the 15,000gns Carlisle supreme champion Burradon Talisman daughter Newroddiige Aquila was purchased by BJ Mould, Dunston, Staffordshire, while her 10,000gns Esgob Ferrari sired calf Marybelle was snapped up by ER Hollingsworth, Middleton, Manchester.

The dam from second split pair to sell at 3,700gns was purchased by Mr P Weston, Ashbourne Derbyshire – Newroddige Farris, a 2010 born twin, sired by the 9,000gns Royal Show senior male champion Gretnahouse Archangel who sells served to the 12,000gns Elrick Legend. While Charlotte Boden, Bostock, Cheshire was the purchaser of her October-born heifer calf Tutbury Melissa, another sired by the French born Unico SC.

Following on at a combined price of 3,300gns, was the mother and daughter pair Newroddige Jessica and Tutbury Nikita. Jessica, an April-2014-born daughter of Alwent Goldbar and the Gretnahouse Archangel sired Newroddige Effie was purchased by DP and M Jones, Minsterley, Shropshire and the Unico SC sired Nikita went home with T Rich, Mold, Flintshire.

Also commanding a price of 3,300gns, this time from R Davies, Llangyneeryn, Carmarthenshire, was the Gretnahouse Archangel daughter and 2010-born Newroddige Fatimer with her three-week-old Elrick Legend sired heifer calf Tutbury Nellie.

Newroddige Linda 2,500gns

Newroddige Linda 2,500gns

The heifers topped at 2,500gns and 2,100gns with two more purchases by AJR Farms. The January-2015-born Newroddige Linda was the highest priced and sold in calf to Balthayock Impression. She was shown in 2016 and crowned junior champion at the Ashby show and reserve breed champion at Bakewell and is sired by the 10,000gns Welshpool supreme champions Esgob Ferrari. The 20-month-old Tutbury Maisie, was AJR Farms final purchase at 2,100gns. Again, sired by Esgob Ferrari, she is out of Newrodige Finesse who goes back to Newroddige Banjo.

Averages: 25 females and calves: £3085.32; four dry cows: £1929.38; 19 heifers: £1565.10; one calf: £1785.00

Auctioneers: Welshpool Livestock Sales


September 1, 2017 Balbithan Dispersal Sale Thursday 12 October 2017

The dispersal sale of the Balbithan Charolais Herd on behalf of Mr & Mrs a White will take place at Sedgemoor Livestock Market on Thursday 12 October at 1pm

28 Cows in calf &/or with calves at foot, 5 Bulls, 7 Incalf heifers & 9 Maiden Heifers

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For more information please contact Sally Mitchell at Greenslade Taylor Hunt on 01305 268786

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Balnithan Iona

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Balbithan Napoleon

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August 24, 2017 The Maclean’s Clean up at the National Young Stars Competition

Brothers in Farms Young Show Stars Beef Winners 2017

Brothers in Farms Young Show Stars Beef Winners 2017

Event Organiser Neil Lloyd with the winning Brothers in Farms team

Event Organiser Neil Lloyd with the winning Brothers in Farms team

The Charolais ‘Brothers in Farms’ team consisting Angus, Charlie and Donald Maclean were crowned the beef champions and awarded overall best promotional stand at the National Young Stars competition at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern on Tuesday 22 and Wednesday 23 August.

The event features seven different disciplines which include dressing a display area for which competitors must prepare materials in advance and this year the organisers introduced a theme for each section. The beef teams were asked to demonstrate why beef is more than just a Sunday roast and to promote their breed, the wider beef industry and convince the general public why beef cattle are a vital part of the Great British countryside.

Brothers in Farms promotional stand

Brothers in Farms promotional stand

Our boys embraced the challenge and came up with a comprehensive range of display materials featuring recipe leaflet, a video and a poster campaign to demonstrate how the quick finishing Charolais makes less of an impact of the environment and as it is more efficient is more sustainable for the future. Angus commented that “I have been brought up with Charolais and have always admired the breed for their power, docility, growth and strength.  I see the Charolais Breed re-gaining its place in the beef sector in the future due to the demand to feed the nation. The breeds ability for growth and consistency at the abattoir will surely meet the demand required by the industry and more importantly the consumer”.

On arrival, the lads first job was to settle the cattle then assemble the display which also featured a guess the weight competition, lots of giveaways and information about themselves and their cattle.

The oldest of the brothers at 22 is Angus Maclean who currently works as a stock manager for a pedigree herd in Gilford and his duties include embryo transfer work, semen collection and preparing animals for export. Angus previously worked as stockman on the Isle of Wight after finishing his Level 3 Diploma in Agriculture at Sparsholt College.

Second brother Charlie is 21 and after studying for his A Levels, left home to join Stamford Park Farm in Oxford on an Agricultural Apprenticeship, attending Sparsholt college on a day release basis. For the past year he has been working in Cambridgeshire as stockman for a pedigree herd which involves daily pedigree stock work which runs alongside a very successful seed business and renewable energy initiatives.

Youngest brother, 18-year-old Donald studied Engineering at college, gaining a distinction and is now starting his second-year apprenticeship as a welder/fabricator with an agricultural engineering company local to the family home in Eastleigh, Hampshire, where day to day he can be found working on forage harvesters, mending gates or 30ft up in the air on a 4-million-pound aggregate site.

All three brothers have been brought up with Charolais cattle as Dad Charlie manages the Mortimers Herd who kindly provided the cattle for the competition – Mortimers Lambada and Lovely. The herd was established in 1983 and have regularly exhibited having had considerable success in all age groups at National and County Shows including Overall Supreme Championship at the Royal Highland, The Royal, South of England and The Royal Bath & West – to name just a few. Mortimers have achieved seven female champions at the Perth sales, five of whom were sired by homebred Mortimers Josh. Mortimers Urovision was Breed Champion at the last ever Royal Show in 2009 and her dam Mortimers Mirage and grand dam Mortimers Image were both show champions in their day.

Quality is favoured over quantity and the Mortimers’ breeding objective has been to produce quality females and bulls for pedigree herds and the commercial farmer – focusing on ease of calving, conformation, temperament, milk and growth rates. A high health and welfare policy is paramount and the herd is a member of the Premium Cattle Health Scheme, accredited BVD, IBR and Johnes and the farm is in a low risk 4 yearly TB Parish.

Competitor WelcomeAfter setting up their stalls the competitors were welcomed by the event host Neil Lloyd and announcer Clive Davies, before the stockjudging competition began which is unique in the fact that there are six cattle in the class. Beef StockjudgingThe three competitors each had to nominate the two that least fit the desired criteria which was breeding females for a commercial market, then place the remaining four in the traditional way.

The team put their heads together to answer the Skiil-a-thon questions

The team put their heads together to answer the Skiil-a-thon questions

After the time was up the competitors were given a questionnaire to complete for the Skill-a-thon section of the competition while Charlie waited to be called to give his reasons.

After all the various stockjudging competitions had finished there was a BBQ and entertainment where the team joined in with the tug of war.

Angus, Charlie and Donald prepare the cattle

Angus, Charlie and Donald prepare the cattle

The team were up bright and early on Wednesday and after checking and feeding the cattle enjoyed a full English before they began the days first discipline which was to prepare the cattle for the show ring. The beef teams spent the morning washing and clipping their cattle and after a break for lunch finished soaping and combing to a fine finish. During this time the judges were moving through the lines and judging the competitors on their handling and preparation skills.

The team leads the cattle in the show ring

The team leads the cattle in the show ring

Once the cattle were ready it was time to exhibit them in the showring where Donald and Charlie led the cattle and Angus was called upon to answer questions on the breed and beef industry in general. The two heifers behaved impeccably under the team’s supervision and after all the competitors had been through the ring the teams relaxed and waited for the presentations of prizes.

The Butchery, Pig, Sheep and Dairy sections were all announced and then came time for the Beef results. We were delighted that the Brothers in Farms Charolais team were announced as overall beef champions with a total score of 866.5 out of 1000 and not only that, were awarded the prize for best promotional stand in show having only dropped one point in the presentation and promotional section. Congratulations to the beef section runners-up Team Canada and the Super Simmies and Limousin Leaders who placed third and fourth respectively.

The Society are extremely proud of Angus, Charlie and Donald who topped not only the promotional discipline but the ringcraft and stockjudging sections too and placed third in the interview. Thanks, must also go to their supportive mum and dad Karen and Charlie Maclean, to the event organisers and Ken and Charlie Piper from Mortimers Farm for providing the cattle.

Young Show Stars Competitors

Young Show Stars Competitors


August 21, 2017 Lockton Charolais Disperse at Carlisle

DSC_5009 (002)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.

Lockton Gemma & Marigold - 4,250gns

Lockton Gemma & Marigold – 4,250gns

The days highlight was the sale of the 2011 born Lockton Gemma and her October-born heifer calf Marigold, who were sold as a split pair for a total of 4,250gns. Gemma whose homebred sire Lockton Vigorous goes back to the 30,000gns Dingle Hofmeister was purchased by A Gallagher, Newtonstewart, Co Tyrone, while her Vexour Freddy sired calf Marigold was snapped up by Tomos Rich, Cilcain, Flintshire.

Next in the trade stakes at 4,100gns, was another split lot. Tomos Rich was in a buying mood and purchased the 2012 born dam Lockton Honey, whose homebred sire was sired by the £25,000 Highland Show supreme champion Maerdy Impeccable. Her calf, the October-born Lockton Fortunate sired Marshmallow went home to Briston, Norfolk with Megan Atkins.

Following on at a combined price of 3,550gns, was a mother and daughter pair who again went on to different homes. Lockton Jennifer, a 2014 born daughter of the homebred Lockton Federico who was sired by the Perth junior champion Bromley Decisive, was purchased by JD Thomas and Co, Llansadwrn, Carmarthenshire, who went on to buy two more. Messrs F and IM Potter, Kendal, Cumbria were the purchasers of her 10-month-old heifer calf Lockton Missie who is sired by the renowned easy calving Blelack Digger.

Just a few lots earlier JM and D Wise, Hutton Moor, Ripon purchased the mother and daughter pair Lockton Harmony and Lockton Madonna for 3,170gns. Harmony is a January-2012-born daughter of the Maerdy Impeccable sired Lockton Duarte and her October-born daughter Madonna is sired by Vexour Freddy.

Just behind at 3,050gns was another split mother and daughter pair, Lockton Delightful and her September-born heifer calf Lockton Mulberry. Delightful, a daughter of the aforementioned Lockton Vigorous took the fancy of Taste Tradition Ltd, Ripon, Yorkshire and previous purchaser Megan Atkins took home her Vexour Freddy sired calf Mulberry.

Averages: 50 cows and heifers served and/or suckling £2169.51; 10 maiden heifers £1047.90; 2 bulls £1968.75; 1 bull calf £1417.50.

Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington Ltd.


August 9, 2017 Lockton Herd Dispersal Sale

Lockton 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.

The days highlight was the sale of the 2011 born Lockton Gemma and her October-born heifer calf Marigold, who were sold as a split pair for a total of 4,250gns. Gemma whose homebred sire Lockton Vigorous goes back to the 30,000gns Dingle Hofmeister was purchased by A Gallagher, Newtonstewart, Co Tyrone, while her Vexour Freddy sired calf Marigold was snapped up by Tomos Rich, Cilcain, Flintshire.

Lockton Gemma & Marigold - 4,250gns

Lockton Gemma & Marigold – 4,250gns

Next in the trade stakes at 4,100gns, was another split lot. Tomos Rich was in a buying mood and purchased the 2012 born dam Lockton Honey, whose homebred sire was sired by the £25,000 Highland Show supreme champion Maerdy Impeccable. Her calf, the October-born Lockton Fortunate sired Marshmallow went home to Briston, Norfolk with Megan Atkins.

Following on at a combined price of 3,550gns, was a mother and daughter pair who again went on to different homes. Lockton Jennifer, a 2014 born daughter of the homebred Lockton Federico who was sired by the Perth junior champion Bromley Decisive, was purchased by JD Thomas and Co, Llansadwrn, Carmarthenshire, who went on to buy two more. Messrs F and IM Potter, Kendal, Cumbria were the purchasers of her 10-month-old heifer calf Lockton Missie who is sired by the renowned easy calving Blelack Digger.

Just a few lots earlier JM and D Wise, Hutton Moor, Ripon purchased the mother and daughter pair Lockton Harmony and Lockton Madonna for 3,170gns. Harmony is a January-2012-born daughter of the Maerdy Impeccable sired Lockton Duarte and her October-born daughter Madonna is sired by Vexour Freddy.

Just behind at 3,050gns was another split mother and daughter pair, Lockton Delightful and her September-born heifer calf Lockton Mulberry. Delightful, a daughter of the aforementioned Lockton Vigorous took the fancy of Taste Tradition Ltd, Ripon, Yorkshire and previous purchaser Megan Atkins took home her Vexour Freddy sired calf Mulberry.

Averages: 50 cows and heifers served and/or suckling £2169.51; 10 maiden heifers £1047.90; 2 bulls £1968.75; 1 bull calf £1417.50. Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington Ltd.

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August 9, 2017 Tutbury Herd Dispersal Sale

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Bakewell Charolais and Interbreed Beef champion Newroddidge Jody

Bakewell Charolais and Interbreed Beef champion Newroddidge Jody

The dispersal sale of the Tutbury herd of JD Leavesley will take place at Welshpool on Wednesday 13 September at 5pm.

For more information please contact Welshpool Livestock Sales on 01938 553438

The catalogue will be available soon

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July 31, 2017 MINSUPS Charolais Championship (NI) cream of Clogher Valley Show

Minsups Female Champions from left: Harold Stubbs, Richie Devine, Jack Smith, Apryl Biddle (MD Minsups) and Carol Mooney

Minsups Female Champions from left: Harold Stubbs, Richie Devine, Jack Smith, Apryl Biddle (MD Minsups) and Carol Mooney

The Northern Ireland Charolais Club was delighted with the large entry of Charolais cattle entered in the MINSUPS Charolais Grand Final at Clogher Valley Show on the 26th July 2017. The cattle entered came from across the whole of the province with several new breeders exhibiting for the first time in the championship. Qualifiers were picked up across the summer shows in a bid to increase numbers for the Grand Final.

Although it was a very wet day Judging got off to a good start the judge for the championship was Chris Currie. Chris is the new chairman of the British Charolais Cattle Society, he is a Northumberland breeder, who farms at Low Burradon, Thropton.

Our MINSUPS sponsor was represented at all qualifying shows; by local representatives as well as Apryl Biddle (managing director) who attended the launch at Balmoral Show and also attended Clogher Valley show along with Carol Mooney and Tommy McKenna.

Minsups Male Champions with Apryl Biddle (MD Minsups) and Chris Currie (Judge)

Minsups Male Champions with Apryl Biddle (MD Minsups) and Chris Currie (Judge)

MINSUPS Charolais Championship NI Results:

Senior Bull born on or between 1 January 2016 to 31 July 2016
Champion – Mr Robert McWilliams – Stranagone Magic – s. Stranagone Jones
Reserve Champion – Mr H C Stubbs & A A Burleigh – Derryharney Mustang – s. Thrunton Bonjovi

Intermediate Bull born on or between 1 August 2016 to 31 December 2016
Champion – S & A McKenna – Ballyoak Max ET – s. Burradon Talisman
Reserve – Devine Bros – Brownhill Mickeyjoebadger – s. Thrunton Coldermort

Junior Bull born on or after 1st January 2017
Champion – Mr Robert McWilliams – Stranagone Nugget – s. Stranagone Jones
Reserve – Mr M Ritchie – Brentwood Norman – s. Brentwood Jack

Senior Heifer born on or between 1 January 2016 to 30 June 2016
Champion – Mr Jack Smyth – Bessiebell Molly – s. Newhouse Bigal
Reserve – Mr Patrick Kelly – Clogher Maudsicecream – s. Clogher Finn

Minsups Senior Male Champion Stranagone Magic bred by the McWilliams family with Apryl Biddle (MD Minsups)

MInsups Senior Male Champion Stranagone Magic bred by the McWilliams family with Apryl Biddle (MD Minsups)

Intermediate Heifer born on or between 1 July 2016 to 31 December 2016
Champion – Devine Bros – Brownhill Mo – s. Maerdy Fiend
Reserve – Mr J Armstrong – Currins Maddie – s. Goldstar Echo

Junior Heifer born on or after 1 January 2017
Champion – H C Stubbs & A A Burleigh – Derryharney Nancy – s. Goldstar Echo
Reserve – H C Stubbs & A A Burleigh – Derryharney Nellie – s. Goldstar Echo

A Champion and a Reserve Champion was chosen from each of the qualifying classes resulting in a final line up of six top quality Charolais Champions & six Reserve Champions.

The Northern Ireland Charolais club would like to thank our sponsor MINSUPS for their financial support and attendance at all qualifying shows & the Grand Final; to the British Charolais Society for their match funding of the championship. Thanks to the management of Clogher Valley Show for hosting the final and for all their assistance throughout the championship, to all show co-ordinators; qualifying shows and the press for coverage of the MINSUPS qualifiers and the Grand Final.


July 27, 2017 Magny Cours Trip

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Charolais National Show and National Calve Show and Sale
at Magny Cours
“The Greatest Charolais event in France this year”
6th 7th and 8th September 2017

Your tour includes:-

  • 4 Nights Hotel Accommodation including Continental Breakfast at the 4 star Mercure Hotel just 20 minutes from the Charolais Centre at Magny Cours (Arrive Tuesday 5th September and depart Saturday 9th September)
  • Coach Transfer from Airport to Hotel
  • Transport to and from the show ground each day
  • Farm Visits arranged to some excellent local breeders
  • Tuesday Evening – Welcome Dinner with the French Charolais Society
  • Wednesday Morning – Farm Visit
  • Wednesday Afternoon – National Show Judging – Females
  • Wednesday Evening – Invitation to the Breeders Dinner
  • Thursday Morning – Farm Visit
  • Thursday Morning – National Show Judging – Bulls
  • Thursday Afternoon – Beef Cattle Show
  • Thursday Evening – French Charolais Society Cocktail Party
  • Friday morning – National Calf Show
  • Friday Afternoon – National Calf Show Auction
  • Friday Evening – Last Night Dinner – venue to be arranged
  • Saturday transfer from Hotel to Paris CDG for return flights home

A must for the serious Charolais Breeder
Over 300 cattle at the National Show and more than 200 young stock at the National Calf Show

Estimated costing based on 34 * persons on tour

550 Euros per person for Double or Twin Room (GBP – £520)
670 Euros per person for single occupancy (GBP £615)

  • The tour cost has been calculated based on 34 persons on tour – there will be an adjustment to cost to cover the coach transport if the numbers are less
  • We are hoping to promote the tour in both the UK and Ireland to try and maximise numbers
  • The costs do not include flights because the cost varies at the time of booking – however we are happy to help you with on line flight bookings – see flight information below.
  • Flight Information from Dublin to Paris and return – Aer Lingus
  • 5th September 2017 Depart Dublin 09.40 arrive Paris CDG 12.25
  • 9th September 2017 Depart Paris CDG 13.05 arrive Dublin 13.50
  • Flight Information for Manchester to Paris CDG and return – Air France
  • 5th September 2017 Depart Manchester 0845 arrive Paris CDG 11.15
  • 9th September 2017 Depart Paris CDG 13.10 arrive Manchester 13.35

Pedigree Tours general terms and conditions available upon request or visit our website www.pedigreetours.com

Email paul@pedigreetours.com  Tel. 07730 925756   Pedigree Tours 133 Bargates Leominster Herefordshire HR6 8QS


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