Competitions / Event Reports


November 10, 2021 Virtual Charolais Youth Stockjudging Competition 2021

With many agricultural shows being postponed, or operating with limited attendance, the Society’s regular Charolais Youth Final at the Great Yorkshire Show sadly could not go ahead this year. Instead, the Society held a Virtual Charolais Youth Stockjudging Competition online, open to any participants from ages 8 to 26.

The competition involved watching videos of bulls being paraded and placing them in the participants’ preferred order. The top 5 from each age group would then attend a Zoom meeting with Master Judge Neil Blyth to explain their reasons for their placements.

Neil was incredibly impressed with the young judges, stating:
“It’s been an honour to judge this competition. The quality of the competitors has been really high, and I would like to congratulate everyone who made it through to the final heat on a fantastic effort. It was really pleasing to listen to their placing and reasons, they all performed far better than I could have ever imagined. The future is certainly looking bright with this batch of young breeders coming on!”

The final results for each age group (Junior, Intermediate, Senior) are as follows, with points scored out of a maximum of 150:

Junior (age 8-14)

13-year-old Gregor Milne, 1st place Junior Class winner

1st place: Gregor Milne, age 13, with a total of 144 points
2nd place: George Armstrong, age 12, with a total of 139 points
3rd place: Iona Mallarkey, age 10, with a total of 132 points

Intermediate (age 15-18)

18-year-old Molly Bradley, 1st place Intermediate Class winner

1st place: Molly Bradley, age 18, with a total of 147 points
2nd place: Katie-Anna Scott, age 16, with a total of 140 points
3rd place: Leah Rainey, age 16, with a total of 132 points

Senior (age 19-26)

23-year-old Lois Scott, 1st place Senior Class winner

1st place: Lois Scott, age 23, with a total of 146 points
2nd place: Bartley Finnegan, age 23, with a total of 144 points
3rd place: Donald Maclean, age 23, with a total of 138 points

The 1st place winners of each group will receive 2 tickets to a 2022 agricultural show of their choosing, a customised British Charolais Cattle Society jacket, and a certificate. The 2nd place runners-up will each receive a British Charolais Cattle Society jacket, a keyring, and a certificate. Finally, those in 3rd place will receive a Charolais keyring and certificate.

Congratulations to all of our prize winners, and a massive thank-you to all who entered the competition. We are working closely with co-ordinator Annabelle Howell to bring you more exciting competitions in the future – watch this space!


February 24, 2020 Charolais Youth Regional Stockjudging Qualifiers 2020

South East, South West & Anglia Sunday 26 April 2020, 1pm. At Beanhill Farm, Christian Malford, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 4BS. By kind invitation of James & Belinda Kimber More information…


June 5, 2019 2019 Charolais Youth Regional Stock Judging Qualifiers

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August 23, 2018 National Young Stars Northern Boys

This year’s Charolais team, The Northern Boys – Micheal Dumbreck, Tom Brown and Harry Stobart, who were kindly jointly sponsored by Blyth’s Butchers, arrived at Malvern Three Counties Showground mid-morning,…


August 23, 2018 Charolais Youth Year

South East, Anglia & South West Regional Qualifier There was an early start to the qualifiers this year, as the weekend after Easter saw the first of the regional qualifiers…


April 13, 2018 2018 Charolais Youth

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August 24, 2017 The Maclean’s Clean up at the National Young Stars Competition

The Charolais ‘Brothers in Farms’ team consisting Angus, Charlie and Donald Maclean were crowned the beef champions and awarded overall best promotional stand at the National Young Stars competition at…


July 13, 2017 Wales competitors head home with the silverware from the Charolais Youth National Final

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May 22, 2017 2017 Regional Quaifiers

Wales & North Midlands Regional qualifiers for the National Stockjudging competition began on the 28th April with the Welsh and North Midland regional qualifier which this year was held at…


February 1, 2017 Northern Ireland Sweep the Board at the Charolais Youth National Stockjudging Final

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June 7, 2016 Borders, Yorkshire and the North East Charolais Youth Regional Qualifier

It was a beautiful day on Sunday 5th June at Middleton House Farm, Elwick, Hartlepool where the Blyth family kindly hosted the Charolais Youth regional qualifier for the Border, Yorkshire…


June 7, 2016 North East & Central Scotland Charolais Youth Regional Qualifier

The Charolais Youth stockjudging qualifier for the North East & Central Region was held on Sunday 29th May at the Balthayock herd, Perth by kind permission of Major David Walter.…


June 7, 2016 South West Charolais Youth Regional Qualifier

It was a cracking day on Saturday 28 May for the South West Charolais Youth qualifier held at Compact Farm, Worth Matravers, Dorset by kind invitation of Andrew and Beth…


May 26, 2016 Anglia & South East Charolais Youth Regional Qualifier 22 May

We were lucky to have lovely weather for the stockjudging qualifier at Wissington Grove Farm, where John, Jenny and Sacha Rix had kindly agreed to host this year’s regional qualifier.…


May 26, 2016 Charolais Youth Central Scotland Qualifier 22 May

This year’s Central and South Scotland Charolais Youth Qualifier was held on Sunday 22 May at Mid Cambushinnie Farm, Dunblane by kind permission of the Lyle Family. The Lyle family…


May 26, 2016 Northern Ireland Regional Qualifier 21st May

The day’s rain abated and a rainbow marked the beginning of a lovely clear evening at the Northern Ireland stockjudging qualifier and open evening kindly hosted by Will and Eleanor…


April 6, 2016 National Young Stars Competition 2016

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July 13, 2015 Record entry of Young Charolais breeders at stock judging final

A record 57 finalists from 10 UK regions battled it out at the British Charolais Young Breeders’ Stock Judging Competition sponsored by Weatherbys, hosted as part of the annual National Charolais…


July 1, 2015 Charolais Youth Weekend

The Charolais Society is pleased to announce our inaugural Youth Weekend, which will take place at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire on Friday 7th – Sunday 9th August 2015. Everyone will be…


July 1, 2015 Charolais Team at the National Young Show Stars Competition 2015

The Charolais team did the Society proud by being placed fourth in the inaugural National Young Show Stars Competition which was held at the Three Counties Showground on 1 and…


July 1, 2015 Regional Qualifier Days 2015 – South West

The regional qualifiers began on Saturday 11th April with a trip to Afflington Manor Farm at Corfe Castle for the South West Region, by kind invitation of Andrew & Beth…


July 1, 2015 Regional Qualifier Days 2015 – South East

Saturday 18 April saw the South East regional qualifier held at Vexour Farm, Chiddingstone, Kent by kind invitation of Jan Boomaars (pictured below presenting the prizes). Congratulations to the competitors…


July 1, 2015 Regional Qualifier Days 2015 – Scotland

May is a busy month for regional qualifiers, beginning with the first of the Scottish days being held on the 17th at Lochend Farm, Port of Menteith, Stirlingshire by kind…


July 1, 2015 Regional Qualifier Days 2015 – Yorkshire & Anglia

Sunday 24 May saw both the Yorkshire and Anglia regions events. The Yorkshire and North East club qualifier was hosted at Alwent Hall, Staindrop Road, Winston, Darlington, Co Durham, by…


July 1, 2015 Regional Qualifier Days 2015 – Northern Ireland

The bank holiday weekend of the 23 and 24 May began with the Northern Ireland Club day which was sponsored by United Feeds. The event was hosted at Brigadoon, Ballnahinch,…


July 1, 2015 Regional Qualifier Days 2015 – North East & Central Scotland

Finally the North East & Central Scotland stockjudging day was held at Airdlin Farm, Ellon by kind permission of Kevin & Jackie Mallarkey and family on Sunday 31st May. This…


July 1, 2015 Regional Qualifier Days 2015 – Midlands & Wales

On Saturday 30th it was the turn of the Welsh and Midlands regions who hosted a joint event at Tynewydd, Foel, Powys, by kind invitation of Arwel Owen. The day…


July 1, 2015 Regional Qualifier Days 2015 – Border Club

The last weekend in May saw the last of the regional qualifiers for the National Stockjudging Competition take place and it began on Friday 29th in the Borders. The event…


July 5, 2013 Young Charolais Breeders Out In Force At Stock Judging Final

Fifty two finalists from nine UK regions battled it out at the British Charolais Young Breeders’ Stock Judging Competition sponsored by Weatherbys, hosted as part of the inaugural National Charolais…