The British Charolais Cattle Society

Supporting Europe’s No. 1 Beef Breed


Due to the sad and sudden death of the well-known Charolais breeder Mike Brown of Barons Cross Charolais Stud, the family presented a major reduction of the herd for sale at Welshpool on Tuesday 23 September.

The Charbron herd which was established in late 1970 has gained national success, winning championships throughout the UK show circuit and commanding high prices at the Perth, Carlisle and Welshpool sales.

The sale topped at 6,500gns and the seven cow and calf outfits on offer averaged £4,005. Read more…



The championship title goes to the Barker family at Caylers Charolais, Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire, for their January 2014-born stock bull Rosanna Jupiter (lot 62). This Southern Irish born bull is sired by Rosanna Fameux and bred out of Rosanna Daisybell, who goes back to Rosanna Vulsain.

The reserve supreme champion goes to the Corbett family with their April 2019-born heifer Teme Prosecco (lot 4). She is sired by the 10,000gns Stirling senior champion Chunal Dougie and bred out of the Royal Welsh show junior female champion Teme Jello, who goes back to the 12,000gns Royal Welsh show supreme champion Thrunton Classic.

Thank you to all of the competitors and everyone who has voted, we have had a great response. View all of the results here


Sadly, the Westcarse Charolais herd will be dispersing at Stirling on Sunday 18 October with 22 cow and calf outfits, 3 dry cows, 14 heifers & 1 bull.

Please click here to find out more about all of out forthcoming sales


The British Charolais Cattle Society present the British Charolais Commercial Virtual Calf & Charolais Youth Stock Judging Competition. Sponsored by Breedr & in partnership with AHDB #shoutaboutthesire
The commercial calf competition is open to anyone who has Charolais sired calves & the stock judging competition is open to anyone aged between 8 & 26.
Entries for the show close on Friday 11 September, find out more and how to enter here




We would like to thank you for your patience and understanding in the wake of the office shutdown due to COVID-19. We know that it has been more difficult to contact us by phone, but we hope that we have been able to deal with any enquiries that you have had in a timely fashion.

Discussions on when and how to re-open the Society office safely are taking place weekly, but as we as yet do not have a date when this will take place, we have taken the further step of securing dedicated telephone numbers for each member of staff. Please contact the relevant staff member directly with your enquiries:

• Peter Phythian, Chief Executive – Tel: 07949 262293 Email:
• Rusmi Parekh, Office Manager: for sale entries and herd book enquiries – Tel: 07377 119224 Email:
• Sue Stenner, Communications Manager: for social media, website, competition entries, Charolais Youth, DNA typing & sales enquiries – Tel: 07958 210243 Email:
• Rebecca Fraser: for accounts enquiries, ET registrations, inspections & memberships – Tel: 07377 119307 Email:
• Fiona Warner: for registrations, transfers, newsletters & website enquiries – Tel: 07377 119345 Email:
• Mandy Mooney: for DNA enquiries – Tel: 07377 119312 Email:
• Julie Holmes: for Breedplan enquiries – Tel: 07377 119233 Email:

Read the full July Member Update here


The British Charolais Cattle Society have launched a new service to help our breeders market and sell their stock due to the cancellation of Spring pedigree sales in the light of the Covid-19 outbreak.

We have grouped animals into sale catalogues according to the sale that they are entered into and each animal in the catalogue has their details, as well as the full contact details of their vendor, including their health status information, along with a link to the full pedigree and performance info. This means that if you are interested in purchasing an animal you can contact the owner directly.

Please contact the Sue Stenner at the Society, preferably with pictures or video of your animal if you would like to enter them into the private sales catalogue @ or if you would like more information please call 07891 119781.

Could you please also let us know if you sell your animal as we would like to keep the catalogue as up to date as possible.

Could you also please check that you have given your permission to show your details online – you can check this by visiting here and entering your details. If the database displays an error, you must return a GDPR form to us by email if you wish us to post details of how prospective purchasers can get in touch. Please find the GDPR form here

Why Myostatin?
Knowing the myostatin status of your animals, will help you to select bulls with the most appropriate myostatin traits for your breeding program. This will lead to better calving ease and help with the ever-present trend to improve carcass confirmation and quality.

There are both advantages and disadvantages of breeding with animals carrying the myostatin gene, which is why it is imperative that you know the carrier status of your breeding animals.

Read more…

Forthcoming Sales & Events 


To view all upcoming sale catalogues as they are published click here

Carlisle 2 October Auctioneers: Harrison & Hetherington Ltd Tel: 01228 406230

Dungannon 6 November Auctioneers: Dungannon Farmers Mart Tel: 028 8772 2727

Stirling  18 October including the Disperal of the Westcarse herd on behalf of Mr JH Christie. Auctioneers: United Auctions Ltd Tel: 01786 473055

Welshpool 12 November Auctioneers: Welshpool Livestock Sales Ltd Tel: 01938 553438


For all sales and show dates please click on the calendar below

Charolais Youth

2020 Regional Qualifier Dates

Charolais Youth Year

This year’s regional qualifiers began with the Welsh & Midlands qualifier, which was once again held at Welshpool livestock market with the help of Welshpool livestock sales, on the night proceeding the April Charolais sale.

The market, which was redeveloped and opened on its new and existing site in 2009, is capable of holding in excess of 1200 cattle and 15,000 sheep, and holds weekly sales of prime sheep and cattle as well as fortnightly sales of dairy and store cattle, selling in excess of 500,000 sheep and 10,000 cattle annually. In addition to the livestock market, WSL also offer other specialist services, including land valuations and surveys, farm and livestock sales and a range of grant and government subsidy services. Read more…

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