August 2020

August 26, 2020 British Charolais Commercial Virtual Calf & Charolais Youth Stock Judging Competition

Sponsored by Breedr & in Partnership with AHDB #shoutaboutthesire

Entries for all classes are now open and close at midnight on Friday 11/09/2020


  1. Best individual female calf born between 01/01/2020 – 31/03/2020 – Master Judge: Matthew Milne
  2. Best individual female calf born between 01/04/2020 – 30/06/2020 – Master Judge: David Connolly
  3. Best individual male calf born between 01/01/2020 – 31/03/2020 – Master Judge: Will Owen
  4. Best individual male calf born between 01/04/2020 – 30/06/2020 – Master Judge: David Thornley
  5. Best group of 5-9 calves born between 01/01/2020 – 30/06/2020 – Master Judge: Jeremy Price
  6. Best group of 10 or more calves born between 01/01/2020 – 30/06/2020 – Master Judge: TBC
  7. Individual Champion – Master Judge: Mike Atkinson

Competition Rules

All entries must be currently owned by the exhibiting member, sired by registered or previously registered pedigree Charolais bulls. And the sire must be registered on the passport of the entry for mainland animals or with AFBI for Northern Ireland entries

Exhibitors to send their name and contact details along with the following to

  1. For animals entered into the individual classes: the ear tag number, tag number of the sire and four pictures (front, back side and a head shot clearly showing the ear tag)
  2. For groups: one picture or a twenty second video clip of the group and the tag number of the sire/sires

Photos must be taken by the exhibitor and must not include people so that the competition can be held anonymously

The Charolais Youth stock judging element of the competition will be open to competitors aged between 8-26 years. All competitors must provide their name, DOB and email address. The  individual championship will be judged. The standard stock judging rules apply the class will consist of four animals (ABXY) which will be placed in order of preference by the competitors. Prizes will be awarded for the winner of each of the junior (8-14), intermediate (15-18) & senior (19-26) sections. In the event of a tie, the winner will the competitor who most closely estimates the weight of the bull.

On Monday 28 September, the pictures of the top four animals and the guess the weight bull, will be posted on our website and Facebook page and judging will open for the young judges. Stock judging competitors will have until midnight on Thursday 1 October to place their animals via the competition entry form.

The winners will be announced though-out the day on Friday 2 October with reasons from the master judge.

Any pictures submitted to the competition may be used by the Society for future promotion


  • Charolais jacket for each winner of classes 1 – 4
  • Charolais jacket for each stock judging section winner
  • A £500 Charolais bull voucher to each of the winners of classes 5, 6 & 7

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August 11, 2020 British Charolais Society 2020 Autumn Sales

It’s time to start thinking about the Autumn sales which are set to go ahead at moment – subject to changes on restrictions.

Entry deadlines are fast approaching and don’t forget that any animal you are entering must be DNA tested, the DNA test must be in progress before the closing date and that the DNA tests must be completed before the sale catalogue goes to print. So, if you are planning to enter animals into any of the Autumn sales it’s best to get in touch with us ASAP to check their DNA tests are being processed/completed.

This information is subject to change if government guidelines on restrictions change so we will keep you informed of any updates as we have them.

Vet Inspections will be taking place at all sales, but there are some other variations between sales that you will need to know about:

Carlisle Sale – Friday 2 October
Inspection 8am, Sale 10:30am

14 bulls & 1 female

Click here to view the Sale Catalogue
Click here to view the Covid Sale Information

Stirling Sale – Sunday 18 October incorporating the dispersal of the Westcarse Charolais herd

The main sale of 109 bulls & the Westcarse Dispersal featuring 22 cow and calf outfits, 3 dry cows, 14 heifers & 1 bull.

Click here to view the Stirling October Bull Sales Schedule
Click here to view the Charolais sale catalogue
Click here to view the Westcase herd dispersal catalogue

Dungannon Sale – Friday 6 November

44 Bulls & 15 Females

Click here to view the sale catalogue


Sale Date Entry Closing Date Show Information Online sale
if live sale is cancelled

Social distance


Friday 2
Closed No Show Yes



Sunday 18
Closed No Show, will be a parade No


Dungannon Friday 6 November Closed No Show Yes


Welshpool Thursday 12 November Friday 2 October No Show Yes