August 2020

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


  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

  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


  • 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 Sale Dates 2021

Sale dates for 2021 – Due to COVID-19 these are subject to changes on restrictions; this page will be updated with changes as and when they happen .

REMINDERthat all animals you are entering must be DNA tested, the DNA test must be in progress before you submit your entries, and DNA tests must be completed before the sale catalogue can go to print. 

DNA that is not currently in process when your entries are submitted will not be accepted and the animals will be rejected from the sale. Pending samples stored in the office do not count as being in process.  Therefore, to avoid disappointment please check the DNA status of your animals before entering.

Please submit herd health declarations to the office at the time of submitting your entries

Vet Inspections will be taking place at all sales, but there are some other variations between sales that you will need to know about:


Date of sale

Entries close

Show information

Online sale if sale is cancelled

Social distancing

 Sale catalogue

Welshpool Saturday 17th April Tuesday 9th March
Exeter Friday 23rd April Friday 26th March
Clogher Friday 23rd April Monday 8th March
Stirling Sunday/Monday 2nd & 3rd May Friday 19th March
Carlisle Fri/Sat 14th/15th May Friday 26th March
Swatragh Friday 21st May
Carlisle Friday 1st October
Stirling Mon/Tues 18th/19th October
Ballymena Saturday 6th November
Welshpool Thursday 11th November