The British Charolais Cattle Society

New/updated: Scottish National Fatstock Club (Livescot) 26th-27th November 2021

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Welcome to the British Charolais Cattle Society. We are a registered charity with a not-for-profit, company limited by guarantee to serve our members by promoting and improving the Charolais breed.

Since 1962, we’ve been making the case for Charolais because no bull works harder for the farmer, the plate and the planet.

Charolais offers a bright future for British beef.  Charolais is the best breed for British farmers, because it’s more sustainable and profitable, due to its:

  • Continued improvement to calving ease
  • Unrivalled growth rates
  • Outstanding carcass quality
  • Killing out percentages.

Charolais-sired sucked calves can be:

  • Sold as weanlings, commanding top prices and regularly topping markets up and down the country.
  • Stored through the winter and finished off the farm at 12-15 months on a forage and grain-based diet.
  • Brought through the winter on a maintenance diet and finished off with grass the following summer, depending on the farm’s system.

The Charolais breed is renowned for crossing into profit due to its outstanding attributes.

By collaborating with the cattle farming community, the British Charolais Cattle Society is driven to minimise costs and maximise the efficiency of British cattle farming.

Find out more about the Society here.


‘White Gold’ Female Sale – Coming 21 January 2022

We are delighted to announce the final entries for our upcoming White Gold sale of females, to be held at Harrison & Hetherington, Carlisle, on 21st January 2022.

Click the link below to download our finalised programme:

Alternatively, check out our online catalogue here
All times are provisional, dependent on final numbers entered and could be subject to change.

THURSDAY 20th JANUARY:Arrival of Stock1pm – 5pm
FRIDAY 21st JANUARY:Arrival of Stock7am – 9am
FRIDAY 21st JANUARY:Inspection of Stock9am – 10am
FRIDAY 21st JANURAY:Sale 12:30pm

Scottish National Fatstock Club (Livescot) 26th-27th November 2021

A new format for the Livescot committee saw them host a Pedigree Calf & Lamb Showon the Friday evening which proved to be a great success for the event. Winning the Inter-Breed Pedigree Calf Champion was BRAILES SAMSON owned by Brailes Livestock and brought out by the Rettie Team, Methven. Winning the breed section earlier that evening, Samson had also previously won the Junior Championship a few weeks prior to this at Stars of the Future. This flashy young calf is a Westcarse Houdini son out of Basset Orange.

Brailes Samson, Interbreed Pedigree Calf Champion

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Stars of the Future Calf Show 13th November 2021

This year saw a bumper entry of 39 calves from all over Scotland for the much-anticipated Stars of the Future calf show. The committee had been eagerly waiting for this day after last year’s show was sadly cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Chairman, Robert Paterson, spoke after the event and said: “It was a show to remember with exhibitors coming from as far south as Devon and as far north as Inverness, with the standard of cattle being as good as I have ever seen.”

Burradon Raquel (left), Overall Senior Champion, and Edzel Rose (right), Reserve Senior Champion

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