September 2014

September 23, 2014 Registration Procedures

1. Members wishing to register their calves by email or telephone are issued with cattle log books free of charge and must be approved and set up for direct debit payments. Members registering on paper birth forms will only be acceptable to the Society when accompanied by the appropriate payment inclusive of VAT.

2. Additional costs incurred to authenticate the Birth, i.e DNA, Inspections, etc are however chargeable to the member.

3. The Registration of Birth MUST BE RECEIVED by the Society within 27 days from the date of birth.

4. NATURAL SERVICE letter, if applicable, must be forwarded to the BCCS office at the time of registration.

5. All Semen Royalty Fees should be sent in along with the registration fee for each calf being registered (if not paying by direct debit)

6. Some form of identification must be applied to each calf within 7 days of birth.

7. All live calves MUST BE named with the relevant year letter.

8. If for any reason you are unable to complete the standard registration formalities with the statutory 27 days following the birth i.e awaiting DNA typing results, etc you must notify the office IN WRITING confirming the details of the Sire, Dam, date of birth, sex of calf and any other relevant details that may restrict normal registration. Failure to comply within 27 days from date of birth could render your calves unacceptable for registration or incur late registration fees.

NB. To maintain your dam breeding records, you must register the birth of a calf (live or dead) for information only.

No fee is charged for this service. To ensure that the information recorded on calf registration forms is 100% accurate, it has been decided by Council that:

CALF INSPECTIONS

The Society reserves the right to inspect calves or cattle registered or birth notified in the Herd Book without stating the reason for doing so. Breeders of calves selected in this way will be contacted by the Society office. The Society will appoint an inspector to contact the member to arrange a suitable time to visit the farm, inspect and weigh the calf and its dam, take DNA samples and if necessary inspect other calves, check Herd Book identity and examine Herd Book records on the farm.

If any calf has a weight which places it outside the maximum allowable weight gain parameters as determined by the BCCS Council of Management then the calf /calves will not be acceptable for registration and further herd checks will be carried out.

Repeated irregularities will lead to the member being referred to the BCCS Complaints and Disciplinary Investigation Committee.

Inspectors when carrying out a herd or a calf inspection have the right to insist that the member insert the Ministry double tags or allow the inspector to insert the Ministry double tags at the time of inspection. Any member refusing to insert the Ministry double tags or allowing them to be inserted will have the registration cancelled from the Herd Book.

During routine herd inspections it remains the full responsibility of the member at all times to control, prepare and present the animals for inspection. Any accident or injury incurred by members, livestock or personnel remains the sole responsibility of the member unless the loss or injury is due solely to the negligence of the BCCS representative.

If there are any general discrepancies, further herd visits will follow at the Breeder’s expense.

ALL SERVICE SIRES MUST BE DNA TYPED AT THE OWNERS EXPENSE. HAIR SAMPLING BAGS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE OFFICE

 


September 16, 2014 NI National Charolais Show attracts champions

The National Charolais Show attracted 100 entries to its Fintona venue on Saturday 13 September where after a four hour judging stint, Scottish livestock enthusiast, Michael Durno, Glenlivet found his respective male and female champions in Coolnaslee Ivanhoe and Bessiebell Incredible.

Bessibell Incredible, Supreme Female Champion owned by J Smyth, pictured with David Benson, Chief Executive British Charolais and judge Michael Durno

Bessiebell Incredible, Supreme Female Champion owned by J Smyth, pictured with David Benson, Chief Executive British Charolais and judge Michael Durno

Coolnaslee Ivanhoe, Supreme Male Champion with judge, Michael Durno, owner GJ Crawford and Chief Executive David Benson of British Charolais

Coolnaslee Ivanhoe, Supreme Male Champion with judge, Michael Durno, owner GJ Crawford and Chief Executive David Benson of British Charolais

Ivanhoe, an 18 month old by the 12,000gns Maerdy Fiend was bred and exhibited by Gilbert Crawford, Maghera, County Down. He was no stranger to the ring having been placed first in his class and a member of the winning group of three at the Balmoral.

Bessiebell Incredible added another championship to her success this season by being awarded the female title. Bred and exhibited by Jack Smyth, Newtown Stewart, County Tyrone, this 16 month old was by the 25,000gns Goldies Unbeatable and out of an Aghyoule bred dam.

A line up of eight entries in the pairs section was led by a couple of upcoming heifers from Harold Stubbs and his grandson, Alan Burleigh, Liznaskea, Fermanagh. Derryharney Jazzypants was a seven month old Blelack Digger daughter whilst team mate, Derryharney Jaffa was a five month old by Derryharney Outstanding.

Standing below them in reserve place was Killadeas Inverness and Killadeas Ireland from father and son team, Stuart and David Bothwell, Ballina Mallard, Fermanagh.

 

Killadeas Inverness, Intermediate Male Champion owned by S & D Bothwell

Killadeas Inverness, Intermediate Male Champion owned by S & D Bothwell

Ballyoak Jackson Junior Male Champion exhibited by Sean McKenna of S & A McKenna

Ballyoak Jackson Junior Male Champion exhibited by Sean McKenna of S & A McKenna

Senior Female Champion Coolnaslee Harmony owned and exhibited by Mr G J Crawford

Senior Female Champion Coolnaslee Harmony owned and exhibited by Mr G J Crawford

Mr Stephen McKenna and his daughters showing the Junior Female Champion Liscorran Impressive

Mr Stephen McKenna and his daughters showing the Junior Female Champion Liscorran Impressive

Overall champions

Sup male: Coolnaslee Ivanhoe

Sup female: Bessiebell Incredible

Junior heifer: sup, S and A McKenna’s Liscorran Impressive, sire Moybraypark Paramount ET, dam Liscorran Gold

Intermediate heifer: Jack Smyth’s Bessiebell Incredible, sire Goldies Unbeatable, dam Aghyoule Finoula

Senior heifer: Gilbert Crawford’s Coolnaslee Harmony, sire Goldies Carnival, dam Coolnaslee Ulricka

Junior bull: sup, S and A McKenna’s Ballyoak Jack, sire Burradon Talisman, dam Thrunton Delightful

Intermediate bull: Stuart and David Bothwell’s Killadeas Inverness, sire Blackford Dynamite, dam Killadeas Teresa

Senior bull: Gilbert Crawford’s Coolnaslee Ivanhoe, sire Maerdy Fiend, dam Coolnaslee Valerie

Champion pairs

Alan Burleigh and Harold Stubbs with their winning pair of Charolais

Alan Burleigh and Harold Stubbs with their winning pair of Charolais

The Charolais Pairs on display

The Charolais Pairs on display

 

Sup: Harold Stubbs and Alan Burleigh; Derryharney Jazzypants and Derryharney Jaffa

Res sup: S and D Bothwell; Killadeas Inverness and Killadeas Ireland

Commercial

The Supreme Commercial Champion owned by Mr A Veitch with Mr P Fay of Linden Foods Ltd

The Supreme Commercial Champion owned by Mr A Veitch with Mr P Fay of Linden Foods Ltd

Sup, Alan Veitch, Shadow; res sup, Michael Gallagher, Faye.

Animax Young Handler

Sup: Philip Johnston, res sup: David Rea.

Junior: 1, Oisin Quigley; 2, James Morrison; 3, Clarke Balfour. Intermediate: 1, David Rea; 2, Tara O’Brien; 3, Sarah Johnson. Senior: 1, Philip Johnston; 2, Gerard McShane.

Philip Johnston ANIMAX Champion Young Handler with judge Alison Connolly, Neil Acheson Animax sponsor

Philip Johnston ANIMAX Champion Young Handler with judge Alison Connolly, Neil Acheson Animax sponsor

Junior Young Handler Oisin Quigley with judge Alison Connolly and Neil Acheson Animal sponsor

Junior Young Handler Oisin Quigley with judge Alison Connolly and Neil Acheson Animal sponsor