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October 20, 2020 Westcarse Milly Topped at 13,000gns – Westcarse Dispersal- Stirling – 18th October 2020

The Westcarse herd was founded in 1984, and over the years they have continued to breed exceptional cattle. This was evident in the quality of the herd they put forward for their dispersal on Sunday.

Peter Phythian, the Society chief executive said “its always sad to see great breeders like John and Diane retire from the breed, but it gives new breeders a fantastic opportunity to purchase some elite females as foundation cows and I am sure we will see many Westcarse bloodlines winning shows over the years to come”

Westcarse Milly 13,000gns

Born in January 2016, Westcarse Milly sired by Mortimers Highlandfling and out of Westcarse Ivy, a daughter of Mortimers Vanquish and who goes back to Brampton Embark. Milly was PD’d in calf to Nuthampstead Judas prior to the sale and sold with her bull calf at foot for a whopping 13,000gns. This unit was purchased by R & N Barclay of Harestone Farm, South Road, Aberdeenshire.

Westcarse Molly – 8,500gns

Two units went under the hammer at 8500gns. First up was Westcarse Molly, born in April 2016. Also sired by Mortimers Highlandfling and out of Westcarse Vanilla, a daughter of Oscar. Molly is 7 weeks in calf and sold with her heifer calf at foot to Brailes Livestock of Isalyn, Upper Brailes, Oxfordshire.

Westcarse Peaches – 8,500gns

Next to secure the bid of 8500gns was Westcarse Peaches, born in April 2019 and sired by Nuthampstead Judas, and out of Westcarse Milly, who sold moments before at 13,000gns. Peaches was purchased by A & JJ Forrest of Hillend, Roberton, Lanark.

Westcarse Naomi – 6,800gns

The hammer went down at 6800gns for Westcarse Naomi, born in May 2017, sired by Mortimers Highlandfling and out of Westcarse Greta, a daughter of Kersknowe Clansman. PD’d in calf to Nuthampstead Judas, Naomi was sold with her bull calf at foot to Sean Mitchell, Grassknop, Skelton, Penrith.

Westcarse Poppy 6,500gns

Westcarse Poppy a maiden heifer, born in February 2019, sired by Nuthampstead Judas and out of Westcarse Candace, who kicked off the sale, selling for 5200gns, a daughter of Farleycopse Turbo. Poppy sold for 6500gns to S F Mackay of Knockaneorn Clunas, Nairn.

Westcarse Priscilla – 6,200gns

Securing 6200gns was Westcarse Priscilla, a maiden heifer born in February 2019, sired by Nuthampstead Judas and out of Westcarse Julia, a daughter of the 10,000gns bull Mortimers Echo. This heifer was purchased by A J Ewing, of Drumbetton Farm, Dumfries.

Westcarse Margaret – 6,000gns

The last of the girls to secure a 6000gns sum was Westcarse Margaret, born in January 2016, sired by Mortimers Highlandfling and out of Westcarse Val, a daughter of Mowbraypark Orlando. PD’d 6 weeks in calf to Nuthampstead Judas. This cow sold with her bull calf at foot to J Irvine & Son of Inverlochy Farm, Banffshire.

Nuthampstead Judas – 6,000gns

The last to enter the sale ring was their stock bull Nuthampstead Judas, born in December 2014 and bred by G P Barker. This bull was purchased in 2016 for 9000gns and has gone on to produce quality bulls and females in the Westcarse herd. He’s sired by the 10,000gns bull Thrunton Goldeneye and out of Nuthampstead Gem, a daughter of Thrunton Dominator. Judas sold for 6000gns to J & S Middleton of Woodhead of Laithers, Aberdeenshire.

 

21 cows and calves averaged at £5045

Four cows averaged £3307.50

Five in-calf heifers averaged at £3717

Eight Maiden heifers averaged at £4869.38


October 20, 2020 Primate is top of the tree for the Charolais at Stirling! – Stirling Bull Sales – 18th October 2020

With the current COVID-19 situation still on-going and the challenges this continues to bring to the farming industry, it was not possible to have the normal and much anticipated pre-sale show at the autumn Stirling bull sales. Fortunately, the sale was still able to proceed and it was clear to see that Charolais bulls were once again in high demand. 43 bulls sold, selling to an average of £6627, up by £1068 on the previous year, with a clearance of 60%.

Peter Phythian, the Society chief executive said “ despite these difficult and challenging times to run our bull sale, buyers came out in force and showed the demand Charolais have in the store market which reflected in our sale today, with averages up over £1,000 a bull on last Octobers sale.” Read more…

Gretnahouse Primate – 20,000gns

Topping the day’s trade at 20,000gns was the 18-month-old Gretnahouse Primate from Alasdair Houston, of Gretna House Farms, Mossknowe House, Kirkpatrick Fleming, Dumfriesshire. Sire verified to the easy calving Westcarse Jimmy, purchased by Alasdair back in 2016, who’s sons have previously sold for up to 11,000gns. Gretnahouse Primates dam is Gretnahouse Iugesse, sired by the well-known trait leader for calving ease direct Blelack Digger. This lad was destined to be a breeder’s bull and went under the hammer to Hamish Goldie of South Bowerhouses, Ruthwell, Dumfries, Dumfriesshire.

Glenericht Pablo – 16,000gns

Selling at 16,000gns, the second top price of the day went to Glenericht Pablo, bred by W K & P Drysdale, Middle Drimmie, Blairgowrie, Perthshire. This 18-month-old lad is fully parent verified to Glenericht Limpet and Glenericht Juicygirl, a daughter of Balthayock Graduate who they purchased back in to 2013. This lad sold to J Wight & Sons of Carwood Farm, Lanarkshire.

Thrunton Paramount – 10,000gns

Third top price of the day was the 10,000gns bull Thrunton Paramount, bred by J H C Campbell & Sons, Thrunton Farm, Thrunton, Northumberland. At 18-months old and sired by the 28,000gns Maerdy Jerusalem, out of Thrunton Lucinda, a daughter of Thrunton Gladiator a trait leader for calving ease direct. This lad was purchased by Rettie

Trunton Performer – 8,800gns

Thrunton Performer and from the same stable, sold for 8,800gns, this March 2019 born lad is also sired by the 28,000gns Maerdy Jerusalem and out of Thrunton Floret, a daughter from the easy calving Balmyle Dickler. Purchased by W Barbour, Carsegowan Farm, Dumfries.

Glenericht Parker – 8,800gns

Next to secure 8,800gns was Glenericht Parker, April 2019 born, and another bred by W K & P Drysdale, also sired by Glenericht Limpet, his dam Glenericht Hayley is a daughter of the 16,000gns Clyth Diplomat. This lad sold to W S Paterson of Golland, Kinross.

Thrunton Platinum – 8,000gns

On a roll, April 2019 born Thrunton Platinum went under the hammer for 8,000gns, this time sire verified to Thrunton Gladiator, a trait leader for calving ease and out of Thrunton Hoopla, a daughter of Thrunton Doubletop. Purchased by W Milne of Ernan, Waterside Road, Strathdon.

Balmyle Panther – 8,000gns

Also selling for 8,000gns was Balmyle Panther, bred by W P Bruce Ltd, Balmyle, Meigle,Perthshire. This 17-month-old bull is fully parent verified and sired by Balthayock Minstrel and out of Balmyle Dorothea, a daughter of Sackville Adonis. Purchased by W & W Dawsons & Sons of Whinbrae, Aberdeenshire.

Goldies Premier – 7,200gns

Goldies Premier hammered down at 7,200gns, bred by Hamish Goldie of South Bowerhouses, Ruthwell, Dumfries, Dumfriesshire. This 19-month-old bull is sired by the easy calving Balthayock Marquis and out of Goldies Lilac, a daughter from the 15,000gns bull Gretnahouse Heman. Purchased by Coghill.

Bombax Pirate – 7,000gns

The gavel came down five times at 7,000gns, first was Bombax Pirate, bred by C Smeaton & Sons, Cotton of Ovenstone, Inverarity, Angus. This 21-month-old bull is sired by the famous, easy calving Westcarse Houdini, out of Mornity Marilyn, a daughter of the 15,000gns Maerdy HWRE. This lad sold to Easter Tulloch Ltd of Kincardineshire.

Gretnahouse Pointer – 7,000gns

March 2019 born Gretnahouse Pointer followed; bred by Alasdair Houston from Gretna House Farms, Mossknowe House, Kirkpatrick Fleming, Dumfriesshire. Sired by the 17,000gns Balthayock Gladiator and out of Gretnahouse Lannabel, her sire Wesley Equinox is a trait leader for calving ease direct. This lad was purchased by R McNee Ltd of Woodend farm, West Lothian.

Thrunton Pathos – 7,000gns

Also selling for 7,000gns was Thrunton Pathos, another from the J H C Campbell stable. This 18-month old bull is fully parent verified and sired by the 28,000gns Maerdy Jerusalem and out of Thrunton Linnet, a daughter of Thrunton Gladiator, a trait leader for calving ease direct. Purchased by J & W Kellas of Raws Farm, Keith.

Glenericht President – 7,000gns

Next to follow at 7,000gns was the 17-month-old bull Glenericht President, another bred by W K & P Drysdale, Middle Drimmie, Blairgowrie, Perthshire. This 17-month-old bull is parent verified to Glenericht Limpet and Glenericht Idyll, a daughter of Blelack Digger who is a trait leader for calving ease direct. This lad sold to A J Beaton of 3 Gesto, Isle of Skye.

Marwood Pascal, born in May-2019 and bred by RA & J Blyth, Middleton House Farm, Elwick, Hartlepool, Cleveland was the last to hammer down at 7,000gns. Sired by the 16,000gns bull Balthayock Lineup, his dam Marwood Iona, is a daughter of the 55,000gns bull Sportsmans Columbo. Purchased by W F & H Logan of Maxwelston, Ayrshire.

Not far behind at 6,800gns came Bassett Piper, bred by Miss J Atkinson and sold by Brailes Livestock, Isalyn, Main Street, Upper Brailes, Banbury, Oxfordshire. Sired by Whitecliffe Highlight. His dam Bassett Hifi is a daughter of the 10,000gns bull Harestone Domino. This lad went to Ross Farms & Co LTD, Wester Middleton, Midlothian.

Two lots traded at 6500gns. First up was Glenernan Piper, bred by W & N Milne, Ernan, Waterside, Strathdon, Aberdeenshire. This 21-month-old bull is sire verified to the 17,000gns Elgin Jagger and out of Glenernan Linda, a daughter of Glenernan Highlander. Purchased by Ellis & Keir of Cairncoullie, Aberdeenshire.

Coolnaslee Parker – 6,500gns

Next to secure 6500gns was Coolnaslee Parker, bred by Jonathan Crawford, Maghera, Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Sired by the 12,000gns bull Maerdy Maesmor, his dam Coolnaslee Lyra is a daughter of the 12,000gns bull Maerdy Fiend. Purchased by C A Smith of Wester Coull, Aberdeenshire.

Coming in at 6200gns was Elrick Pele, bred by Mr M J Massie, Mains of Elrick, Auchnagatt, Ellon, Aberdeenshire. At 17-months old, this bull is sire verified to the easy calving Maerdy Gouverneur, and out of Elrick Juniper, a daughter of Thrunton Fearless. Purchased by D Findlay & Sons of Pirnhall farm, Stirling.

Three further lots traded at 6000gns.

First of the three was the 21-month-old Glenernan Pele, another bred by W & N Milne, also sired by the 17,000gns bull Elgin Jagger and out of Corskellie Jinni, a daughter of Dingle Hofmeister. Purchased by Kincraigie Farms, By Banchory, Aberdeen.

Second to secure 6000gns was February 2019 born Newlogie Perejacquemin, bred by AJR Farms, Milton Of Collieston, Ellon, Aberdeenshire. A Newlogie Nobel son, out of Newlogie Naya, a daughter of the French bull Berry Mic. This lad went to C Smith of Broomhill, Dunecht.

Last of the three to hit the 6000gns mark was Lochend Poldark, bred by Mr & Mrs J W Millar, Lochend Farm, Port of Menteith, Stirlingshire. This April 2019 born bull is sire verified to the easy calving Gretnahouse Ming and out of Lochend Lightning, a daughter of Oldstone Egbert. Purchased by E & L Munro, Rogiehill, Aberdeen.

Kersknowe Padre, bred by Mr J Jeffrey, Kersknowe, Kelso, Roxburgshire secured the bid of 5800gns. Born in April 2019 and sired by Kersknowe Jake and out of Kersknowe Mistress, a daughter of the 16,000gns bull Burradon Insomniac, this bull was purchased by R McCarlie Ltd, Wester Hassockrigg Farm, Lanarkshire.

Also, to secure a bid of 5800gns was Tweeddale Perfectpitch, bred by J Watson & Co, Bowsden Moor Farm, Bowsden, Berwick Upon Tweed, Northumberland. This June 2019 born bull, sired by Blelack Blackberet and out of a Blelack Digger daughter Tweeddale Icemaiden. This bull was purchased by Walker.

Two bulls went under the hammer at 5500gns, both bred by Major D F W H & N R Walter, of Garden House, Balthayock, Perth, Perthshire. First to go under the hammer was Balthayock Pluto, born in May 2019 and sired by the easy calving Balthayock Meteor, his dam Balthayock Highness is a daughter of Swalesmoor Cracker. Purchased by R Atkinson of Rose Tree farm.

Balthayock Pioneer followed at 5500gns, also born in May 2019, sired by the easing calving, 11,000gns bull Gretnahouse Lunar, his dam Balthayock Inga is another daughter of Swalesmoor Cracker, this one selling to Evans Corfield & Son of Big Huntingdon, Ludlow.

A further two bulls reached 5200gns. Tweeddale Pegasus, an April 2019 born lad and another from J Watson & Co. Sired by the 23,000gns bull Goldies Jasper and out of Tweeddale Icemaiden, a daughter of the easy calving Blelack Digger. Purchased by G & A Milne of Standing Stones, Banchory.

Also securing the bid of 5200gns and from the same stable was Tweeddale Paddy, born in the same month and also sired by the 23,000gns bull Goldies Jasper, out of Tweeddale Ironlady another daughter of Blelack Digger, this time selling to J Farquhar of Kinaldie, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire.

 

 

 


October 8, 2020 British Charolais Commercial Virtual Calf & Charolais Youth Stock Judging Competition. Sponsored by Breedr & in partnership with AHDB

 

Virtual Commercial Calf Competition 2020 – Results

Class Winner Judge
1.       Best individual female calf born between 01/01/2020 – 31/03/2020

 

Ian Stewart

 

Matthew Milne

 

2.       Best individual female calf born between 01/04/2020 – 30/06/2020

 

SI & Linda Evans

 

David Connolly

 

3.       Best individual male calf born between 01/01/2020 – 31/03/2020

 

Ellis Mutch

 

Will Owen

 

4.       Best individual male calf born between 01/04/2020 – 30/06/2020

 

Ian Stewart

 

David Thornley

 

5.       Best group of 5-9 calves born between 01/01/2020 – 30/06/2020

 

Ellis Mutch

 

Jeremy Price

 

6.       Best group of 10 or more calves born between 01/01/2020 – 30/06/2020

 

Allen Drysdale

 

David Connolly

 

7.    Individual Champion

 

Ellis Mutch

 

Michael Atkinson

 

Charolais Youth Virtual Stock judging results. Thank you to our master judge Michael Atkinson who placed the animals XBYA.

The Senior class winner with a score of 46 and the closest to guessing the weight is Lois Scott.

2nd – Tom Brown – 46 points

3rd – Sarah Johnston – 46 points

The winner of the intermediate class with a score of 41 is Alex Frost

2nd – James Morrison – 25 points

And with a score of 45 the winner of the junior class is Kerr Brooke

2nd – Gwion Rhys Jones-Howells – 40

3rd – Thomas Goldie – 37

Congratulations to all the winners, a Charolais jacket is on its way to you.

Thank you to all the competitors, our judges Matthew Milne, David Connolly, Will Owen, David Thornley, Jeremy Price & Mike Atkinson and sponsors Breedr and AHDB who have all helped to make our Virtual Commercial Calf & Stockjudging competition such a great success. Here’s hoping we will be back out on the road for more live Charolais Youth events in 2021.Congratulations to all the winners, a Charolais jacket is on its way to you.


October 2, 2020 Wissington Primo tops the Carlisle Charolais lots

A small but high-quality offering of Charolais bulls saw a high of 3,500gns at Carlisle’s Borderway Autumn pedigree sale on Friday 2 October with four finding new homes to average £3,019.

The top priced lot, securing the 3,500gns bid, who came all the way from Colchester, Essex was Jenny and John Rix’s Wissington Primo. A 17 month-old bull who is sire verified as by stock bull Gretnahouse Juror, who bred almost 80 progeny into the herd, his dam is the Thrunton Hammerstein daughter Wissington Luscious. Purchased by JH Stawhorn and Son, Lockerbie, Dumfrieshire, this is a bull with impressive figures behind him. Placing in the top one percent of the national herd for calving ease with a score of +18.8, he also features in the top five percent for gestation length, growth figures, terminal index and self replacing index scores and carries one copy of the Q204X myostatin variant in his genes.

Minutes earlier, the first Charolais lot of the sale was knocked down at 3,000gns. A September 2018-born born entry from Jonathan Wood, Shap, Cumbria. Forcebeck Outlaw who has a myostatin status of F94L-1, Q204X-1, is sire verified to the homebred Forcebeck Mac and bred out of Gretnahouse Jillona, who goes back to the 17,000gns Balthayock Gladiator. Another with impressive figures, featuring in the top 10 percent of the breed for 200 day weight, 600 day weight, TI and SRI he was snapped up by G McClanachan and Sons, Torthorwald, Dumfriesshire, who also went on to purchase the other two Charolais bulls sold.

Selling for 2,800gns and 2,200gns respectively his other two purchases were Rob Tremayne’s Marne Perth, from Helston, Cornwall and Paul & Harry Stobart’s Kirklinton Private from Carlisle, Cumbria. Marne Perth, a bull with a myostatin status of F94L-0, Q204X-1, is an 18 month-old who has been fully parentage verified by DNA. The 70,000gns Royal Welsh supreme champion Barnsford Ferny is the sire here and his dam is the Devon County show reserve female champion Marne Mirage, whose sire was the Royal Cornwall show supreme champion Marne Gucci.

The final lot Kirklinton Private, who also possesses on copy of Q204X, is an April 2019-born bull who is fully parentage verified to his sire Major and dam the Balbithan Egypt-sired Kerling Ivy.

Averages: 4 bulls 3,018.75
Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington Ltd.


September 24, 2020 Pentervin Herd Sale

A long established member is offering their farms for sale with or without an opportunity to purchase a herd or part herd of excellent Pedigree Polled Charolais – a very rare opportunity.

The Pentervin herd has been established over 32 years and currently have excellent market all from home for 40 plus young bulls annually. In the last six years bulls have been sold as well as all over the UK – into Holland, Germany, and Ireland. Semen sales to many more countries throughout the world – most recently USA. No females have been sold for breeding ever from this herd.

 

 

 

 

 

 


September 23, 2020 Charbron Charolais top at 6,500gns

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.

Selling for the top price of the day at 6,500gns to JS Vance, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, were the cow and calf pair Charbron Lady and Charbron Regent. The five year-old Lady is fully parentage verified to her sire, the 70,000gns Royal Welsh show supreme champion Barnsford Ferny and her dam Charbron Duchess, a daughter of the 15,000gns Carlisle supreme champion Burradon Talisman. Her two month-old son Charbron Regent, who is also fully parentage verified and carries a myostatin status of F94L-2, Q204X-1 is sired by Hurcott Ivanhoe.

Next in the trade stakes and being knocked down at 5,000gns was another cow and calf outfit, this time selling to J Rich, Mold, Flintshire. Charbron Luscious was the cow. Sired by the homebred Charbron Heredity, a 12,000gns Royal Welsh show reserve supreme champion, she is bred out of the Royal Welsh show junior male champion Caylers Supreme daughter Charbron Amazing and this five year-old, who is also fully parentage verified carries two copies of the Q204X myostatin variant in her genetics. She was sold along with her four month-old, fully parentage verified heifer calf Charbron Radiant, whose is sired by Whitecliffe Harlequin.

Not far behind at 4,000gns were the next pair, Charbron Investment and her bull calf Charbron Remarkable. Investment is a seven year-old daughter of the 25,000gns Perth supreme champion Goldies Unbeatable and the Burradon Talisman-sired Charbron Fortune and was sold PD’d to the aforementioned Hurcott Ivanhoe. Her five month-old son Remarkable who has a myostatin status of F94L-1 , Q204X-1, is sired by Hurcott Ivanhoe and the pair have gone home with Llanllwyda, Tywyn, Gwynedd.

The top priced single female was Charbron Perfect, a January 2019-born heifer who was snapped up by the Corbett family, Knighton, Powys. Her dam is the Charbron Heredity daughter Charbron Luscious, and the sire here is Charbron Lordship. She is fully parentage verified and carries one copy of Q204X.

Leading the prices for the small consignment of bulls at 2,120gns and selling to DT Roberts, Llanfechain, Powys, was the 18-month old Charbron Perfection. A son of the homebred Charbron Lordship, his dam is the Goldies Unbeatable daughter Charbron Luxuriant, who had sold earlier in the sale along with her heifer calf at foot for 3,300gns.

Averages: seven cow and calves £4,005.00; one cow £2730.00; eight heifers £1715.44; four bulls £1593.38

Auctioneers: Welshpool Livestock Sales


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

Classes

  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 sue@charolais.co.uk:

  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

Prizes

  • 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:

Dungannon Sale – Friday 6 November

39 Bulls & 15 Females

Click here to view the sale catalogue

Welshpool Sale – Thursday 12th November 

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Sale

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

Social distance

Carlisle

Friday 2
October
Closed No Show Yes

1M

Stirling

Sunday 18
October
Closed No Show, will be a parade No

2M

Dungannon Friday 6 November Closed No Show Yes

2M

Welshpool Thursday 12 November Friday 2 October No Show, will be a parade Yes

2M


July 20, 2020 THE GREAT BRITISH CHAROLAIS SUMMER SHOW in association with WELSHPOOL LIVESTOCK SALES

CHAMPION

Great Charolais Summer Show Champion – Rosanna Jupiter

1st – (Lot 62) – Caylers Charolais – Rosanna Jupiter – s. Rosanna Fameux
2nd – (Lot 60) – AJR Farms – Newlogie Perejacquemin – s. Newlogie Nobel
3rd – (Lot 7) – AJR Farms – Newlogie Princesslaika s. Harestone Jaquard
4th – (Lot 4) – Mrs SM Corbett & Daughters – Teme Prosecco – s. Chunal Dougie
5th – (Lot 24) – Miss C L Boden – Bostockgreen Opal – s. Davally Illusion
6th – (Lot 51) – Miss A Howell – Whitetower Pride – s. Goldies Mighty
7th – (Lot 34) – Miss C L Boden – Edenhurst Infanta – s. Ratoary Ferguson
= 8th – (Lot 9) – Mrs S M Corbett & Daughters – Teme Opaque – s. Goldstar Gentleman
= 8th – (Lot 45) – RA & J Blyth – Marwood Pascal – s. Balthayock Lineup

RESERVE CHAMPION

Reserve Supreme Champion – Teme Processo

1st – Lot 4 – Mrs S M Corbett & Daughters – Teme Prosecco – s. Chunal Dougie
2nd – Lot 9 – Mrs S M Corbett & Daughters – Teme Opaque – s. Goldstar Gentleman
3rd – Lot 60 – AJR Farms – Newlogie Perejacquemin – s. Newlogie Nobel
4th – Lot 7 – AJR Farms – Newlogie Princesslaika – s. Harestone Jaquard
= 5th – Lot 24 – Charlotte Boden – Bostockgreen Opal – s. Davally Illusion
= 5th – Lot 51 – Annabelle Howell – Whitetower Pride – s. Goldies Mighty
7th – Lot 34 – Charlotte Boden – Edenhurst Infanta – s. Ratoary Ferguson
8th – Lot 45 – RA & J Blyth – Marwood Pascal – s. Balthayock Lineup
9th – Lot 65 – Mr NP Jones – Waterman Noble – s. Farleycopse Gareth

BULL, born before or on 31/12/2017

Class 11 Winner – Rosanna Jupiter

1st – (Lot 62) – Caylers Charolais – Rosanna Jupiter – s. Rosanna Fameux
2nd – (Lot 65) – Mr N P Jones – Waterman Noble – s. Farleycopse Gareth
3rd – (Lot 64 – AJR Farms – Maerdy Morwr – s. Maerdy Dynamite
4th – (Lot 63) – Mr N P Jones – Chesham Minotaur – S. Thrunton Fairfax

BULL, born on or between 01/01/2019 – 29/02/2019

Class Nine Winner – Newlogie Perejacquemin

1st – (Lot 60) – AJR Farms – Newlogie Perejacquemin – s. Newlogie Nobel
2nd – (Lot 59) – AJR Farms – Newlogie Princenobel – s. Newlogie Nobel
3rd – (Lot 58) – AJR Farms – Newlogie Paragon – s. Harestone Jaquard
4th – (Lot 61) – A & M Williams – Castellmawr Pedro – s. Blelack Fabulous
5th – (Lot 57) – J & A Price – Oakchurch Percy – s. Maerdy Montypython

BULL, born on or between 01/03/2019 – 30/04/2019

Class Eight Winner – Whitetower Pride

1st – (Lot 51) – Annabelle Howell – Whitetower Pride – s. Goldies Mighty
2nd – (Lot 55) – W K & P Drysdale – Glenericht Parker – s. Glenericht Limpet
3rd – (Lot 54) – RA & J Blyth – Marwood Pioneer – s. Balthayock Lineup
4th – (Lot 50) – Billy Turner – Brampton Paisleypark – s. Border Jamboree
5th – (Lot 52) – RA & J Blyth – Marwood Prince – s. Balthayock Lineup
6th – (Lot 53) – Robert McWilliams – Stranagone Pecador – s. Stranagone Jones
7th – (Lot 56) – Mr J Charlton – Throphill Peregrine – s. Balthayock Gladiator

BULL, born on or between 01/05/2019 – 31/07/2019

Class Seven Winner – Marwood Pascal

1st – (Lot 45) – RA & J Blyth – Marwood Pascal – s. Balthayock Lineup
2nd – (Lot 43) – Messrs SI & LJ Evans – Breos Phantom – s. Breos Highlight
3rd – (Lot 48) – Mr M Connolly – Palace Picador – s. Fymore Glory
4th – (Lot 47) – W K & P Drysdale – Glenericht Pacific – s. Glenericht Mecca
5th – (Lot 46) – Simon & Susanne Frost – Mawstone Pan – s. Balthayock Empire
6th – (Lot 44) – Simon & Susanne Frost – Mawstone Pike – s. Balthayock Empire
7th – (Lot 49) – Andrew Brown – Ellerton Poldark – s. Westcarse Houdini

FEMALE, born on or before 31/12/2017

Class Six Winner – Edenhurst Infanta

1st – (Lot 34) – Charlotte Boden – Edenhurst Infanta – s. Ratoary Ferguson
2nd – (Lot 26) – Caylers Charolais – Caylers Fuchsia – s. Caylers Bombadier
3rd – (Lot 32) – Kevin Burton – Craven Ivy – s. Blelack Digger
4th – (Lot 42) – Robert Aitken – Lourie Novelty – s. Davally Illusion
5th – (Lot 36) – Caylers Charolais – Caylers Jubilee – s. Thrunton Goldeneye
6th – (Lot 33) – Kevin Burton – Craven Izzy – s. Blelack Digger
7th – (Lot 40) – Kevin Burton – Craven Megan – s. Thrunton Fairfax
8th – (Lot 35) – Caylers Charolais – Caylers Image – s. Thrunton Dominator
9th – (Lot 28) – Nathan Jones – Stobarts Freda – s. Woodpark Bishop
10th – (Lot 27) – Andrew Brown – Ellerton Felicity – s. Brampton Gladiator
11th – (Lot 37) – David MacKenzie – Thurso Jessica – s. Maerdy Charlton
12th – (Lot 39) – Andrew Brown – Ellerton Marigold – s. Sandelford Harrison
13th – (Lot 31) – WK & P Drysdale – Glenericht Hostess – s. Edenhurst Cognac
14th – (Lot 29) – Nathan Jones – Waterman Honey – s. Balthayock Vulcan
15th – (Lot 41) – Phelim & Bronagh Caraher – Teerborder Nobrexit – s. Derryolam Impeccable
16th – (Lot 30) Billy Turner – Brampton Hopscotch – s. Balthayock Aesop
17th – (Lot 38) – Billy Turner – Brampton Maisie – s. Brampton Hamish

FEMALE, born on or between 01/01/2018 – 30/06/2018

Class Five Winner – Bostockgreen Opal

1st – (Lot 24) Charlotte Boden – Bostockgreen Opal – s. Davally Illusion
2nd – (Lot 14) Caylers Charolais – Caylers Orchid – s. Rosanna Jupiter
3rd – (Lot 11) Jeremy Paynter – Drumilly Overjoyed – s. Invictus
4th – (Lot 19) Adam Salter – Cranmore Olivia – s. Wesley Furnish
5th – (Lot 17) Mike & Margaret Atkinson – Mowbraypark Olivia – s. Klibreck Ecosse
6th – (Lot 18) John Mcgrath – Drumconnis Oonagh – s. Drumconnis Marvel
7th – (Lot 15) Jenny Rix – Wissington Oregano – s. Maerdy Heracles
8th – (Lot 12) Annabelle Howell – Weybread Orchid – s. Blelack Crusader
8th – (Lot 21) Paul & Clare Germany – Hautbois Obe – s. Blelack Digger
10th – (Lot 15a) Adam Salter – Cranmore Olympia – s. Wesley Furnish
11th – (Lot 23) Stephen Gallimore C/O Josh Williamson – Bassett Olga – s. Whitecliffe Lacroix
12th – (Lot 13) Billy & Sarah Turner – Brampton Opral – s. Border Jamboree
13th – (Lot 20) Paul & Clare Germany – Hautbois One – s. Blelack Digger
14th – (Lot 25) Ian Bell – Hallbankgate Oria – s. Elgin Lampard
15th – (Lot 16) Vivian Griffiths – Ffynnon Olwen – s. Ffynnon Icicle

FEMALE, born on or between 01/07/2018 – 31/12/2018

Class Four Winner – Teme Opaque

1st – (Lot 9) The Corbett Family – Teme Opaque – s. Goldstar Gentleman
2nd – (Lot 10) Andrew Brown – Ellerton Olwyn – s. Blelack Fabulous

FEMALE, born on or between 01/01/2019 – 28/02/2019

Class Three Winner – Newlogie Princesslaika

1st – (Lot 7) AJR Farms – Newlogie Princesslaika – s. Harestone Jaquard
2nd – (Lot 6) George Hadnett – Brigadoon Primeria – s. Newhouse Maxamus
3rd – (Lot 5) Mr D Muirhead – Firhills Polly – s. Glenericht Mecca
4th – (Lot 8) Mr NP Jones – Waterman Perfect – s. Farleycopse Gareth

FEMALE, born on or between 01/03/2019 – 30/04/2019

Class Two Winner – Teme Processo

1st – (Lot 4) The Corbett Family – Teme Prosecco – s. Chunal Dougie
2nd – (Lot 3) Robert Aitken – Lourie Panache – s. Tweeddale Lookout
3rd – (Lot 1) Paul & Clare Germany – Botesdale Poppy – s. Weybread Lorenzo
4th – (Lot 2) WK & P Drysdale – Glenericht Paige – s. Caylers Gladiator


June 30, 2020 The Scottish Farmer Champions of the Decade Competition

This weekend the Scottish Farmer announced the winner of its Champions of the Decade competition, which has been running for the last few weeks on their website with over 9,000 votes registered throughout the competition. The public voting whittled down the entries to a short lead of three and then the judges Society Chairman Ben Harman and Society President Michael Atkinson had the final agonising task of deciding the ultimate Charolais champion.

They said “After looking at the final three we chose the winner who showed all the attributes of a great Charolais female. She has great depth while retaining clean lines and manages to carry plenty of power, while retaining her femininity. In the picture she is standing beautifully, shows great angles through the pasterns and upward and already hints at being a great milker. She looks good across the plates and the tail head, leaving us to think she will have all the attributes to become a productive breeding cow.”

Champion of the Decade Elgin Catherine

The winner of the converted prize was the 2013 champion Elgin Catherine, who also won the interbreed beef championship at the same show along with her February-born heifer calf Elgin Iona. No stranger to the show, she had previously won the junior female title in 2009.
Bred and exhibited by the Milne family, out of their 50 strong pedigree cow Elgin herd based at Kennieshillock, Llanbryde, she is by Gower Versace and out of the 14,000gns Rumsden Samurai daughter Elgin Unity, a cow which has bred sons to 9,000gns.

2013 was her last year in the show ring and she sadly passed away in the Spring, however she has produced nine sons and daughters in total and most of her female calves have been retained for breeding in the herd. One daughter which was sold was Elgin Lynsey who made 3,600gns at the 2016 herd reduction sale at Stirling.

Since his success with Catherine, Matthew has added to his Highland show accolades not only with winning tickets in the Charolais classes but also being awarded the championship of the beef breeder classes twice and the junior interbreed title in 2018 with Elgin Neuer.

The first of the other two Charolais champions to make it to the short list was the 2019 winner Balthayock Nessie, an entry from Major David and Nick Walter, Perthshire. A heifer’s calf bred out of Balthayock Jessie, a Swalesmoor Cracker daughter, she is sired by the 30,000gns Dingle Hofmeister. Nessie also visited the Aylth show last year securing the breed championship, the supreme beef interbreed championship and the overall champion of champions awards and has gone on to produce her first calf in March of this year.

2019 Champion Balthayock Nessie

Also being selected in the top three was Olrig Dubarry, who was crowned breed champion in 2010. The 2008-born Dubarry who was bred and exhibited by The Logie Farm Partnership, Newburgh, Fife, was also awarded the reserve ticket in the inter-breed championships of that year. She was sired by the £25,000 Maerdy Impeccable who was himself a prolific show winner, counting amongst his many successes the 1999 Highland show championship, and her dam was Maerdy Alien, a daughter of the Royal Welsh show supreme champion Maerdy Ulm.

2010 Champion Olrig Dubarry

Finally, congratulations must go once again to all the last decades Charolais Highland show champions, which also include: John and Raymond Irvine’s 2011 champion Inverlochy Cathy; Balmyle Eclipse from 2012 who secured the championship for Bill Bruce; the 2014 champion Balmaud Eclipse exhibited by M Bruce & Partners; Balthayock Imp who secured the title in 2015 for Major Walter; Jenny and John Rix’s 2016 champion Wissington Jocasta; Kilbline 1 Instigator who claimed the 2017 title for previous winners John and Raymond Irvine; and the Barclay family’s 2018 champion Harestone Jaquard.

This week will see the interbreed championship determined with Kay Adam, Newhouse, Glamis deciding the Beef winner.

2011 Champion Inverlochy Cathy

2012 Champion Balmyle Eclipse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014 Champion Balmaud Eclypse

2015 Champion Balthayock Imp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016 Champion Wissington Jocasta

2017 Champion Kilbline 1 Instigator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018 Champion Harestone Jaquard

 

 


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