February 2013

February 28, 2013 Darnford use Charolais for top performance

 Watson Darnford 13The Watson family is among the hundreds of suppliers to one of Scotland’s major processors who are reaping the benefits of finishing Charolais cross cattle within the specification and to target weight faster than any other Continental cross cattle while measuring and monitoring their performance against the company’s monitoring programme.

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February 28, 2013 Alwent Goldbar joins the Cogent stud

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February 28, 2013 Oakchurch Charolais achieves biggest herd genetic improvement

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Ben Harman presents the award to Jeremy Price with his daughter Mia, with BCCS president, Gilbert Crawford

Herefordshire based Charolais breeder, Jeremy Price, of Staunton-on-Wye, has been recognised for his 15 cow Oakchurch pedigree herd making the greatest genetic progress in England and overall winner across the United Kingdom during the last 12 months with the Harman Charolais Genetic Improvement Award 2013.

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February 21, 2013 Charolais meet exceptional commercial demand in Stirling 28,000gns top; £6,948 average; 27 lots at 10,000gns and over; 86% clearance

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Charolais bulls met an exceptional demand driven by the commercial sector in Stirling on Tuesday 19 February where an electric atmosphere prevailed throughout at the breed’s official spring sale. Bidding peaked at 28,000gns, 27 lots traded at five figure sums and 174 lots sold to average £6,948, a figure representing 81% clearance leaving Charolais to once again take the lead at the spring multi-beef breed sales and grossing over £1.2 million in total. A further 11 lots were later sold via the auctioneers outside the ring bringing the total clearance to 86%. » Read the rest of this article…