This year’s National Calf and Heifer Show will take place on Sunday 11th September in Elphin Co-op Mart, Co. Roscommon.Prize money of €250.00 per class.

See entry form below for full class details.

Closing date for entries, Thursday 11th August.


Shows 2016

Ossory Show 17/7/2016

Taking the champion Charolais in Ossory was the 2015 Tullamore national livestock show champion Goldstar Elle with her Goldstar Echo calf at foot exhibited by Martin Ryan from Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Arva Show 24/7/2016

Champion Arva

Champion Charolais in Arva went to the March 2015 born heifer Cornadrung Libby by CF 52, exhibited Tom and Karl Farrell from Aughnacliff, Co. Longford.

Res Arva

Reserve champion in Arva was won by the January 2016 born bull calf Pottlereagh Mark exhibited by Martin Hughes from Cootehill, Co. Cavan. This one is a son of Cavelands Fenian.

Erris Show 24/7/2016

Champion Erris

Taking the Charolais championship in Erris was Kilcumreragh Firby and her twin heifer calves, Rivergloir Milo and Masie. Exhibited by Jarleth Mc Hugh, Firby is a daughter of Roundhill Cameron and her January 2016 born heifer calves are sired by Maerdy sinndar.

Irish Charolais Cattle Society Meeting With ICBF

Members of the Charolais council and Society met with CEO of ICBF Sean Coughlan, Chris Daly ICBF and Pat Donnellan ICBF yesterday in Tullamore.  A very constructive meeting was held to discuss future plans for the Society and ICBF.

ICBF Meeting

CEO of ICBF Sean Coughlan addresses the crowd.

Norwegian Charolais Association Visit to Ireland

The Norsk Charolais group from Norway visited Ireland this week. As part of their trip they visited four pedigree Charolais herds. Their first stop was at Michael Quins Clenagh herd in New-market on Fergus, Co. Clare. The group were most impressed by the quality of the Clenagh stock and were shown wonderful hospitality by the Quin family. Some very good young bulls by Domino and Pirate really caught the eyes of the visitors.

Below: The group make a presentation to Barry, Michael and the Quin family.

Clenagh Visit

Their second visit was to Newbridge, Co. Galway to Mattie Kelly's Cloughbrack pedigree Charolais herd. Once again the group were shown some exceptional Charolais cattle and great hospitality by the Kelly's. Young calves by Goldstar Echo, Fiston and Pinay proved very interesting to the visitors. Darren Carty from the Irish Farmer's Journal was also there to give the Norwegian's a run down of beef farming in Ireland.

Below: The Kelly family with the Norwegian Charolais group.

Cloughbrack Visit

Next up was Peter O' Toole's Leagaun pedigree Charolais herd in Moycullen, Co. Galway. Here the visitors received a most warm welcome and were shown a very much french bred Charolais herd. Progeny of Panama, Loch Ness and Fort Royal proved very attractive to the visitors.

Below: The Norwegian group with Peter O' Toole and the Leagaun pedigree Charolais herd.

Leagaun Visit

The groups final farm visit was to the Skidoo herd in Co. Dublin. The large Skidoo estate run by farm manager Donal Callery amazed many of the visitors as it looked its beautiful best on a fine Summer's day. Donal gave the group a wonderful run down of the system of production in Skidoo and their breeding policies. Some classy young females by Sesame really impressed the visitors.

Below: (left) The visitors admire the Skidoo herd (right) Donal Callery details the farms grassland management

Skidoo Visit  Skidoo Visit 3

A great week was had by all involved, the society would like to thank the four herds and their families for their wonderful hospitality. Each and every one of them put on an outstanding display of Charolais cattle and made the Norsk Charolais group feel most welcome at all times.


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