July 2019

July 18, 2019 CHAROLAIS MAKING THE HEADLINES IN COMMERCIAL MARKETS

Report by Annabelle Howell

Let the reports do the talking…….. #crossintoprofit

Ayr
13/06/2019:
Top Price of the day on Thursday the 13th June was £1310 for a Charolais Bullock from Louise and Alice Allan, Arnsow or 233.2p for a pen of Charolais Bullocks off Mossend, Ayr. Furthermore, Heifers Peaked at £1300 for a Tremendous Charolais Heifer from Louise Allan or 227.9p for a Charolais Heifer off Creagraineach, Arran.

18/06/2019:
At the weekly primestock sale, (Tuesday 18th June) Prime Cattle sold to a Top Price of £1396 for a Charolais Heifer Consigned by Dykes Farm.

25/06/19:
Out of the 85 calves forward, Bull calves topped the trade, at £460 for a Charolais Cross from J Gilvear, Graystale. In the fat section, Heifers were topped by a Charolais releasing 229ppk from Messers Young, Girvan Mains. Top Price of £1200 was seen for a cast Charolais Cow off Messrs Young, and Cast bulls were traded at a top of £1360.

27/06/2019:
Bullocks Topped at £1100 for a Charolais off Helentongate. Top priced PPK heifer was also a Charolais at 216.7p from West Enoch.

02/07/19:
136 cast cows sold under the hammer on Tuesday 2nd July was topped by a Charolais cow, releasing £1380 Cow off Messrs Heath, Blair Farm, Barrhill or reaching 166.3p for the same Cow.

Bakewell Market – Bagshaws
08/07/19:
With 168 store cattle sold, and Charolais were once again found amongst the top prices. A ten-month Charolais from PE Yates commanded a great price of £895 in the steers. In the heifers, 23-month Charolais attracted £1025 whilst in the calves, Charolais x bulls made £355. The following sale on the 15th July commanded a 150ppk bid for a barren Charolais cow weighing 798kgs (grossing £1197) from M Gregory, and 138ppk for a 730kg cow from the same home. Charolais bull calves topped the calf section, selling to a solid £405.

Bentham Auction Mart
18/06/19:
BAM’s special sale of Farmers Stirks held on the 18th June proved demand for Charolais types to bring on and farm at the producer, with CH steers making £750, CH bulls making £710, and heifers making £635.

Borderway
03/06/19:
At the weekly primestock sale, held on Monday 3rd June, saw cast cows topped by Mr David Holliday, Rashfield sold an outstanding Charolais cow for 954kg at 167.5p which came to a total of £1597.

12/06/19:
The store sale which accumulated just short of 1000 cattle on Wednesday the 12th of June was topped at £1285 for a marvellous pen of 3 Charolais x bullocks which were brought forward by L E Grice & Son, Newtown Farm, Carlisle.

19/06/19:
The Weekly store sale of 585 cattle saw Steers topped at a high of £1215 for a Charolais cross from Messrs Kyle, Spoutbank, Brampton and £1200 from Messrs Brough, Clappers, Wigton.

Dingwall Auction Marts
11/06/19:
Charolais Heifers accumulated top prices at Dingwall and Highland Marts weekly prime stock sales, reaching 216ppk for a 505kg handy weight Charolais cross from Easter Sheeppark.

25/06/19:
Charolais cross heifers reached 605kgs and grossed up to £1264.45 from Bridgend Farm, releasing 209ppk.

02/07/19:
The following sale also saw prime Charolais cross heifers grossing £1242.30, and reaching 205ppk.

Exeter Livestock Market – Kivells
03/06/19:
There was a good entry for time of year with 118 prime and barren cattle present. Barren cows sold to a high of 141ppk for a Charolais for T & M Snell.

07/06/19:
There were 253 store cattle and stirks on the premises, with Charolais well sought after.  A well bred run of Charolais stores from J Cole & Son had 19 month steers sell well into the £1145 mark, and heifers reaching £980. 18-month Charolais types from T Mears sold to £1060   and yearlings from A Stanbury made £900.  7-month-old Charolais stirks reached £660, and Charolais x calves sold for up to £290, just chasing the BB’s tails.

12/06/19:
We saw super 3-week old Charolais cross heifer calves nearly push that £300 mark, with the top selling for £295, whilst the best Charolais cross bull calf flew ahead and bagged £400. Bull calves averaged a super £357 and heifer calves averaged a strong £276, showing the demand for Charolais crossed on dairy.  The store sale on the 14th saw 25-month Charolais reach £1140 for M Tooze and younger 14 month bullocks reach a £950 for J Cole, whilst his 14 month heifers made £775.

28/06/19:
Friday 28th June saw 25 month Charolais heifers top to a super £1135 from S & R Partridge whilst a bullock from the same home released £1060. Charolais x Dairy once again sold into the £300 mark.

05/07/19:
Best yearling Charolais steers sold on the 5th July sold for a respectable price of £880 whilst heifers from the same home (B Ellett) sold for £715. 20-month old heifers sold for £965.

12/07/19:
This week once again saw Charolais topping demand, with strong 25 month steers selling for £1280 from P & P Keast whilst their slighty younger lots pushed into the £1205 mark. Heifers were also headed by Charolais, with a strong 24m heifer from P & P Keast again selling for £1080. Just behind south devons, young Charolais steers sold for £670 apiece in the stirks.

Hexham Auction Marts
21/06/19:
Hexham Auction Mart held its weekly sale of 123 Store Cattle on Friday 21st June that included its monthly sale of native breeds. Charolais heifers in the 23-30 months of age region sold for £1060 from M/s AR White whilst younger (11-17months) Charolais Steers peaked at £870 and heifers releasing £900, both from Risehead.

28/06/19:
The last store sale of the month saw a powerful Charolais cross bred steer at 20 months from Willie Woodman, Great Chesters, selling for £1190.

12/07/19:
The Friday sale saw Charolais once again achieving premium prices in the store section. A square Charolais cross bullock (11-16 months) from Anthony White, Low Staples, Hexham made £1040. The same vendor then sold two others on the day at £1010 and £1005. Cattle at 17-22 months were topped at £920 from Ogle Dene, and Older heifers (23-30 months) from Farnamullan topped their age section at £900. Furthermore, Charolais cow and calf outfits reached £1430 from Amerside Law.

Huntly Auction Mart
27/06/19:
The Thursday sale saw 56 store and OTM cattle sold, with Charolais X in high demand. Charolais cross heifers sold to a top of £930 from Clerkseat and Charolais cross OTMS topped at £1300 from Badentoul.

Monmouthshire Livestock Market
05/06/19:
There was an entry of 44 stirks forward, of which RT Watkins topped the heifers at £740 with 9 month Charolais with others at £690, £675 & £670.  R Bassett & O Scrivens sold to £655 and SE Bassett to £650 (Blue & Char X, 12m). There was a show of 214 store cattle forward, trade held up well due to the lesser number compared to recent weeks.  The well fleshed forward cattle continue to meet strong demand, cattle which are small for their age hard to place, but all found new homes.  Feeding steers to £1275 (645kg-23m) for Charolais crosses from TG, D & JL James. RA Bennetts sold Charolais crosses to £1265 (640kg-24m) followed by £1255 (770kg-30m) from the same home. In the feeding heifers, Charolais crosses reached £1080 (540kg, 24 months) from RA Bennetts, Penhow.

12/06/19
In the store bull section, this week saw a larger than usual entry of 20 bulls but lacking overall quality forward today to a top of £890 for a CharolaisX (15m) from JA Wyatt. EH & RL Leyshon sold Charolais X steers (11m) to £835.

19/06/19:
A Dispersal consignment from WHR Thomas, Sennybridge held incorporated into the weekly sale on 19th June sold to £1240 for an 87-month Hereford cow & her Charolais bull calf (5m) with another from the same home (AA cow & Char calf) at £1220. Another grand entry of 96 young stores with the quality sorts still selling to a strong trade.  Top selling in the steers of £925 for 10-month Charolais steers (440kgs) from WJ & EA Lewis, Neath, who sold others at £890, £885 & £800. The heifer section was dominated by entries from WJ & EA Lewis Neath selling to £820 (Char, 9m, 375kgs) with others at £800 (19m, 385kgs).  AJ & KL Bowen sold Charolais X heifers to £765 & £755. Steers topped at £1175 for a 23-month Charolais (570kg) from TG, D & JL James, Swansea, with another 26 months from the same home at £1140. Best of the younger farming steers came from DJ Williams, Newport selling 15-month Charolais at £1075. A nice entry of some very well reared calves sold extremely well and 6-month Charolais heifers achieved £430. In the store bull section, there was a larger than usual entry of 20 bulls to a top of £890 for a CharolaisX (15m) from JA Wyatt. In the younger steers, EH & RL Leyshon sold Charolais X steers (11m) to £835.

26/06/19
With an entry of 121 store cattle forward, Wednesday 26th June saw strong feeding steers releasing £1190 for Charolais crosses (675kg-25m) from E Powell & Son, Llanbedr.  A super run of Charolais crosses from JG Biggs & Son, topped at £1165 (660kg- 22 months), £1155 (618kg at 21 months), £1150 (620kg, 21 months) & £1130 (530kg 23 months). Yearling steers sold to a massive £1120 for young 13 month old  Charolais crosses scaling 570kgs  from E Powell & Son.

03/06/19:
There was a mixed bag of store bulls forward but Charolais crosses came out on top with a super £975 (24-25m) from J Berry. In the store cattle, again, grazing steers sold to £940 for strong 516kg bullocks at 16 months for Charolais crosses from WA Jones.

10/07/19:
Wednesday 10th July included the annual consignment from RJ Morgan in the stirks/young store section which sold to a flying trade with the best steers (Char X – 8/10m) topping the section at £915. Younger Charolais X heifers from the same home also a terrific trade topping at £810 at 6-9 months with others at £795 and £760.  With 90 store cattle forward, feeding steers reached £1130 for 630kg Charolais crosses from JA & JM Studley. WJ & CM Thomas sold Charolais crosses to £1080 scaling a solid 596kg at 25m. Younger grazing types sold to £975 for 18 month old Charolais crosses from JA & JM Studley.

17/07/19:
This week saw a useful entry of 55 head sold to a selective trade. In the stirks, steers topped at £840 for Charolais and Limousins steers from JN Coonick sold to £795 (9m), whilst similar steers (10m) sold to £790. Heifers sold to a top of £700 for strong Charolais crosses (weighing in at 355kg, and 10 months) from ES & JS Huntley. With a good show of 130 store cattle forward, there was several good consignments of grazing and feeding types present which were more eagerly bid for.  Feeding steers to £1190 (680kg-21m) for Charolais crosses from E Powell & Son. Feeding heifers sold to £1030 (527kg-25m) for Charolais crosses from TG, D & JL James, followed by £1030 (545kg-25m) from the same home.

Stirling
10/07/19:
Charolais remaining consistent at Stirling, when their weekly sale held on Wednesday 10th July saw 276 store cattle sold. Bullocks, were topped by Charolais X in both PPK and lump sums, reaching respectable highs of 229.5ppk from Drummoider and £1170 from Gillmill. OTM Charolais cows from Woodhill reached £1110 and OTM Charolais bulls from Woodhead of Aberdalgie reached 130ppk and £1310.

Orkney Mart
04/06/19:
With the falling beef prices not dampening the Charolais sparkle, Tuesday 4th June saw prime Charolais heifers scaling 570kgs reached 224ppk from W S Garson & Son. In the store section, top price was £1230 for a Charolais weighing 640kgs from Northbank Holdings. Bullocks sold to a high of 242.5ppk for two 402kg Charolais, with leading bullock prices dominated by the Charolais These were weighing between 380-565kgs and achieving prices from £910 to £1200.  Store heifers sold to 236.2ppk for a group of 4 Charolais weighing 381kgs from Quoys, totalling £900. Other noted prices, also dominated by the Charolais, included heifers from Quoys who had heifers weighing 403kgs achieving £920 (228.3ppk), 402kgs releasing £915 (227.6ppk) and heifers from Newark, Sanday reached 211ppk and £920 for stronger heifers weighing 435kgs.

18/06/19:
With only small sales in the following Mondays saw Charolais consistently in the top prices, with the 18th June seeing Charolais weights as high as 725kgs hitting 220ppk, releasing a staggering £1595, £1408 the following week for a Charolais from Staye which weighed 640kgs and made 220ppk. The 2nd of July saw Charolais once again grossing a massive £1591 from Cauldhame which sold at 215ppk and weighed a very solid 740kgs. Prime heifers sold to 212ppk for a Charolais weighing 690kgs from J & G Smith, Stromness which released £1462.80

Skipton – CCM Auctions
19/06/19:
Wednesday 19th June saw 368 cattle forward. 120 of those were young bulls, of which the continental cross average was £869. Charolais X young bulls had an average of £899 which storms past the average, and tops of £1020. Says it all!

17/07/19
Store bullocks on Wednesday 17th July showcased Charolais store bullocks to average £956, streaking ahead of the steer average of £940. The highest price was £1060 from G & R Bulmer, and Charolais x also achieved top price pen of 3 bullocks, releasing £1055. Charolais heifers topped at a healthy £1270. The reduction consignment from JW Barker saw his top prices in cows with Charolais x calves in particular hitting the higher prices, with 2014 born cows with Charolais bull calves at foot achieving a super £1620, and heifer calves with same age dam achieving £1560.


July 10, 2019 National Charolais Show at the Great Yorkshire Show 2019

Pictures to follow

National Show Results
Great Yorkshire Show Monday 9 July 2019
Judge: Ben Harman, Chesham, Buckinghamshire

Class 72 – Female born on or between 01/05/2018 – 31/07/2018
1 – MV & ME Atkinson – Mowbraypark Olivia – s. Kilbreck Ecosse

Mowbraypark Olivia

Mowbraypark Olivia

Class 73 – Females born on or between 01/03/2018 – 30/04/2018
1 – Jonathan Watson – Tweeddale Olive – s. Goldies Jasper
2 – Billy Turner – Brampton Oyster – s. Border Jamboree
3 – Mortimers Farms – Mortimers Onyourtoes – s. Farleycopse Laurence

Tweeddale Olive

Tweeddale Olive

Class 74 – Females born on or between 01/01/2018 – 28/02/2018
1 – R McNeill & J Rettie – Formakin Opal – s. Hercule
2 – Mortimers Farms – Mortimers Overjoy – s. Farleycopse Laurence
3 – F, J & EC Andrews – Holtstead Ophelia – s. Blelack Digger

Formakin Opal

Formakin Opal

Class 75 – Females born on or between 01/07/2017 – 31/12/2017
1 – George Russell – Lesliepark Nora – s. Lesliepark Lithgow
2 – RD Aitken – Lourie Novelty – s. Davally Illusion
3 – Jonathan Watson – Tweeddale Nannymcphee – s. Goldies Jasper

Lesliepark Nora

Lesliepark Nora

Class 76 – Females born on or between 01/01/2017 – 30/06/2017
1 – Brailes Livestock – Bassett Nadia – s. Harestone Domino
2 – SM Corbett & Daughters – Teme Nude – s. Teme Lunar
3 – DH Knox – Balbithan Nancy – s. Davally Illusion

Bassett Nadia

Bassett Nadia

The champion Bassett Nadia from Brailes Livestock

Class 77 – Female born on or before 31/12/2016
1 – Rob Tremayne – Marne Mirage – s. Marne Gucci
2 – Harvey Wood – Woodline Holly – s. Blelack Digger
3 – George Russell – Lesliepark Maggie – s. Mandela Dillon

Marne Mirage

Marne Mirage

Class 78 – Bulls born on or between 01/05/2018 – 31/07/2018
1 – Billy Turner – Brampton Omar – s. Border Jamboree
2 – Mr CD Timm & Family – Hillviewfarm Outlaw – s. Blelack Digger

Brampton Omar

Class 79 – Bull born on or between 01/03/2018 – 30/04/2018
1 – Jonathan Watson – Tweeddale Outlook – s. Maerdy Jerusalem
2 – SM Corbett & Daughters – Teme Oreo – s. Shraden Osram
3 – DG & CL Noton – Ashby Oaks – s. Blelack Digger

Tweeddale Outlook

Tweeddale Outlook

Class 80 – Bull born on or between 01/01/2018 – 28/02/2018
1 – Jenny Rix – Wissington Olaf – s. Edenhurst Leader
2 – Brailes Livestock – Bassett Online – s. Harestone Domino

Wissington Olaf

Class 81 – Bull born in 2017
1 – Mr CD Timm & Family – Balthayock Nominee – s. Balthayock Impression
2 – Mr J Young – Auchenhill Notorious – s. Lesliepark Lithgow

Balthayock Nominee

Balthayock Nominee

Pair of Animals owned and bred by one exhibitor
1 – Mortimers Farms
2 – F, J & AC Andrews
3 – Billy Turner

The Pairs champions from Mortimers

Interbreed Junior Team Champions
Jenny Rix – Wissington Olaf – s. Edenhurst Leader
George Russell – Lesliepark Nora – s. Lesliepark Lithgow
RD Aitken – Lourie Novelty – s. Davally Illusion
R McNeill & J Rettie – Formakin Opal – s. Hercule

Interbreed junior team champions

Supreme & Female Champion
Brailes Livestock – Bassett Nadia – s. Harestone Domino
Reserve Supreme & Female Champion
SM Corbett & Daughters – Teme Nude – s. Teme Lunar

Overall champion Bassett Nadia and reserve Teme Nude

Male Champion & Junior Male Champion
Jenny Rix – Wissington Olaf – s. Edenhurst Leader
Reserve Male & Reserve Junior Male Champion
Billy Turner – Brampton Omar – s. Border Jamboree

Male champion Wissington Olaf and reserve male champion Brampton Omar

Female Junior Champion
George Russell – Lesliepark Nora – s. Lesliepark Lithgow
Reserve Junior Female Champion
R McNeill & J Rettie – Formakin Opal – s. Hercule

Junior female champion Lesliepark Nora and reserve Formakin Opal

Junior Champion
George Russell – Lesliepark Nora – s. Lesliepark Lithgow
Reserve Junior Champion
Jenny Rix – Wissington Olaf – s. Edenhurst Leader

Junior champion Lesliepark Nora and reserve Wissington Olaf


July 1, 2019 Highland Show 2019

Class 245 – FEMALE born on or between 1 April and 31 July 2018

1 – Mr J Irvine & Son – Inverlochy Odette – s. Kilbline 1 Instigator

2 – Redhead and Watson – Tweeddale Olive – s. Goldies Jasper

3 – Major DFWH & NR Walter – Balthayock Octavia – s. Balthayock Loyalist

Class 246 – FEMALE born on or between 1 January and 31 March 2018

1- Mr J Rettie & J McNeill – Formakin Opal – s.Hercule

2 – Mr A B Hornall – Falleninch Orla s. Falleninch Imperator

3 – Mr DM Lyle & Sons – Loganbar Orla – s. Lisnagre Jamson ET

Class 247 FEMALE born on or between 24 June and 31 December 2017

1 – R & N Barclay – Harestone Natalie – s. Thrunton Socrates

2 – Mr A B Hornall – Falleninch Nigella s. Falleninch Imperator

3 – Nr R Aitken – Lourie Novelty – s. Davally Illusion ET

Class 248 – FEMALE born on or between 1 January and 23 June 2017

1 – Major DFWH & NR Walter – Balthayock Nessie – s. Dingle Hofmeister

2 – Brailes Livestock – Bassett Nadia s. Harestone Domino
3 – Miss M Hanson – Silvermere Narnia – s. Blelack Digger

Class 249 – FEMALE born on or between 1 January and 31 December 2016

1 – R & N Barclay – Harestone Mammamia s. Maerdy Dublin

2 – Mr G Russell – Lesliepark Maggie s. Mandela Dillon 1 ET

3 – Major DFWH & NR Walter – Balthayock Melissa s. Balthayock Ferdinand

Class 251 – BULL born on or between 1 April and 30 June 2018

1 – Mr A Stott – Tophill Olly s.Sandelford Harrison ET

2 – Strathisla Farms – Cardean Osprey s. Maerdy Henley

3 – Mr EA Mutch – Forglen Ohio s.Forglen Hurricane

Class 252 – BULL born on or between 1 January and 31 March 2018

1 – Mr J Rix – Wissington Olaf s.Edenhurst Leader P

2 – Mr S & A Mitchell – Huttonend Oli ET – s. Alwent Goldbar ET

3 – Mr J Irvine & Son – Inverlochy Orion s. Blelack Giggsey

Class 253 – BULL born on or between 24 June and 31 December 2017

1 – Major DFWH & NR Walter – Balthhayock Nevada – s. Balthayock Impression

2 – Mr J Young – Auchenhill Notorious – s. Lesliepark Lithgow

 

Class 255 – BULL born on or before 31 December 2016

1 – Messrs WK & P Drysdale – Glenericht Hollywood s.Balnuith Valour

Best Female
Major DFWH & NR Walter – Balthayock Nessie

Balthayock Nessie

Reserve Female

R & N Barclay – Harestone Mammamia

Harestone Mammamia

Best Junior Female
R & N Barclay – Harestone Natalie

Harestone Natalie

Harestone Natalie

Junior Interbreed Champion Harestone Natalie

Reserve Junior Female
Mr A B Hornall – Falleninch Nigella

Falleninch Nigella

Best Bull
Mrs J Rix – Wissington Olaf

Wissington Olaf

Reserve Bull
Mr S & A Mitchell – Huttonend Oli ET
Best Junior Bull
Mrs J Rix – Wissington Olaf
Reserve Junior Bull
Mr S & A Mitchell – Huttonend Oli ET
Breeder of Best Bull
Mrs J Rix – Wissington Olaf
Champion
Major DFWH & NR Walter – Balthayock Nessie
Reserve Champion
R & N Barclay – Harestone Mammamia
Best Animal of opposite sex to Champion
Mrs J Rix Wissington Olaf
Junior Champion
R & N Barclay – Harestone Natalie
Reserve Junior Champion
Mr A B Hornall – Falleninch Nigella
Best Animal bred by Exhibitor
Major DFWH & NR Walter – Balthayock Nessie
Best Pair of Charolais cattle owned and bred by exhibitor entered in the show classes

R & N Barclay – Harestone Mammamia and Harestone Natalie

 

Reserve Pair of Charolais cattle owned and bred by exhibitor entered in the show classes
Mr A B Hornall – Falleninch Orla and Falleninch Nigella Best animal bred by exhibitor who also must be a member of the Scottish and Northern Charolais Breeders AssociationMajor DFWH & NR Walter – Balthayock Nessie