Sale Prechecks

To avoid the disappointment of having cattle rejected at the pre-sale inspections, members should carry out the following checks before consigning Charolais cattle to the Sales.

1. Check the Dentition is correct and the incisor teeth are biting on the upper pad.

2. In the case of bulls, check the testicles are firm and even sized and comply with the following minimum scrotal circumferences:

3. In the case of bulls, check testicles are firm and even sized and comply with the following minimum scrotal circumferences:-

  • 13-18 months – 34cm
  • 18-24 months – 36cm
  • >24 months – 38cm

4. Check the animals are free from warts (pay particular attention to the sheath and scrotal area) ringworm, mange and other infectious or contagious diseases.

5. Check the animal’s free and legs are sound and the general locomotion is satisfactory.

6. All bulls must be haltered and 13 months or over on the day of the sale.

7. Check the animals are of good conformation and in good condition and meets the minimum weight for age standard as per the following chart.

If any member is unsure about any of the above points, or would like advise they should contact the Society Office and, if they so desire,a visit can be arranged by one of the Society’s Livestock Officers at the member’s expense.

Bull Weight for Age Guidelines
365 days 530kgs

370

537

375

544

380

551

385

558

390

565

395

572

400

579

405

586

410

592

415

599

420

605

425

612

430

618

435

625

440

631

445

638

450

644

455

650

460

656

465

662

470

668

475

674

480

680

485

686

490

692

495

698

500

704

505

710

510

715

515

721

520

726

525

732

530

737

535

743

545

754

550

759

555

765

560

770

565

776

570

781

575

787

580

792

585

798

590

803

595

809

600

814

605

819

610

824

615

829

620

834

625

839

630

844

635

849

640

854

645

859

650

864

655

869

660

874

665

879

670

884

675

889

680

894

685

899

690

904

695

909

700

913

705

918

710

923

715

928

720

933

725

938

730

943

735

948

740

953

745

958

750

963

755

968

760

973

765

978

770

983

775

988

780

993

785

998

790

1003

795

1008

800

1013