CHAROLAIS BULLS SELL TO €8,000 IN TULLAMORE

CHAROLAIS BULLS SELL TO €8,000 IN TULLAMORE

Last Saturday Tullamore Mart played host to the third Society Sale of the year. Once again Covid restrictions were in place, with registered buyers getting the opportunity to view the bulls on the morning of the sale and all bidding online. Like many pedigree sales this spring, the number of bulls in attendance on the …

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CHAROLAIS CROSS SALER “THE PERFECT SUCKLING CROSS”

CHAROLAIS CROSS SALER “THE PERFECT SUCKLING CROSS”

Father and son duo, Brian and Pearse O Kane farm in Greysteel, County Derry. In 2012 the pair set up the Lowerbolie Pedigree Saler herd. Prior to that, they ran a herd of suckler cows always with a Charolais stock bull. After switching over to Saler cows, the pair continued to use a Charolais stock …

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IRISH BLOODLINES TO THE FORE AT WELSHPOOL

IRISH BLOODLINES TO THE FORE AT WELSHPOOL

Caylers Peroni It was fantastic to see the top price Charolais bull at Welshpool on Saturday with Irish connections. Caylers Peroni from the Barker family topped the Sale at £7,600. Peroni’s dam, Caylers Neeve, was a heifer when she bred Peroni, and is a daughter of the Irish bred Rosanna Jupiter. Bred by Pat Stephens …

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LOOKING FOR CHAROLAIS AI SIRES TO USE ON DAIRY COWS THIS SPRING?

LOOKING FOR CHAROLAIS AI SIRES TO USE ON DAIRY COWS THIS SPRING?

The following is a list of high Dairy Beef Index Charolais AI sires currently available in AI. NAME AI CODE DAIRY BEEF INDEX REL % GESTATION  DAIRY COW CALVING DIFFICULTY % AVAILABLE FROM ULRICH UCH €100 79% 2.1 4.8% EUROGENE LAPON CH4321 €97 73% 2.05 7.8% NCBC COOM INDURAIN CH2000 €63 92% 2.2 7.2% DOVEA …

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CHAROLAIS FLYING HIGH AFTER BEST PREMIER SALE IN RECENT TIMES

CHAROLAIS FLYING HIGH AFTER BEST PREMIER SALE IN RECENT TIMES

The Premier Charolais Sale took centre stage in Elphin on Saturday, and what a sale it produced. The demand for both Charolais bulls and heifers was phenomenal. Despite Covid restrictions and no ringside buyers, bulls and heifers sold to all corners of the Island, from Cork to Antrim, with seven selling across the Water to …

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IRISH CHAROLAIS CATTLE SOCIETY AGM

IRISH CHAROLAIS CATTLE SOCIETY AGM

This year’s Annual General Meeting of the Irish Charolais Cattle Society will take place online via Zoom, at 3 pm on Sunday the 28th March. Registration is now closed for the AGM.

MASSIVE INCENTIVE FOR BUYERS AT PREMIER SALE

MASSIVE INCENTIVE FOR BUYERS AT PREMIER SALE

THE PREMIER CHAROLAIS SALE WILL TAKE PLACE ON SATURDAY THE 20TH MARCH IN ELPHIN MART, COUNTY ROSCOMMON  74 BULLS & 19 HEIFERS CATALOGUED As an incentive to buyers, the Charolais Society will give €400 back to the purchasers of the first 15 bulls to sell for over €4,500 and €400 back to the purchasers of …

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CHAROLAIS INTERNATIONAL VIRTUAL SHOW 2021

CHAROLAIS INTERNATIONAL VIRTUAL SHOW 2021

Charolais International have organised a Virtual Show for 2021 for all participating Countries. This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase your Charolais Cattle on the World stage. A massive well done to the organisers of the competition. Full information and entry requirements are available here https://www.charolaisinternational.com/virtual

NEPTUNE SEMEN NOW AVAILABLE FROM THE CHAROLAIS SOCIETY

NEPTUNE SEMEN NOW AVAILABLE FROM THE CHAROLAIS SOCIETY

NAME: NEPTUNE AI CODE: CH7161 PRICE: €60/STRAW MYOSTATIN RESULTS: 1 X F94L 0 X Q204X Neptune – Male Champion at Paris 2020 The bull many breeders have been waiting for is finally here. The Society is delighted to inform it’s members that they have acquired straws of the reigning Paris Champion, Neptune. Following a trip to France in …

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CHAROLAIS BULLS SELL TO €7,100 IN TULLAMORE

The Society kicked off their Spring 2021 Bull Sales in Tullamore on Saturday last, and the first Breed Society sale of the year. New covid 19 restrictions on pedigree bull sales introduced by the Department of Agriculture posed many obstacles for both buyers and sellers. For the first time, exhibitor’s had to leave the Mart …

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CHAROLAIS BULL SALE – TULLAMORE – THIS SATURDAY THE 27TH FEBRUARY

Important information regarding this Saturday’s Society bull sale in Tullamore Mart. In take times for Cattle: Friday evening the 26th February from 5 pm – 7 pm and Saturday morning the 27th February from 7 am – 9 am. These times must be strictly adhered to. All bulls must be in their pens by 9 …

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CHAROLAIS CONTINUE TO MAKE GENETIC GAINS

The most recent figures coming from the Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF) show once again that the Charolais breed in Ireland continue to make positive genetic gains. Charolais sired cattle continue to become more efficient in relation to carcass weight, confirmation and calving ease, three of the most important terminal traits. The above graph is …

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DEMAND FOR CHAROLAIS CROSS DAIRY CALVES ON FIRE

Since the start of 2021, Charolais Cross Dairy Calves have been in phenomenal demand, topping calf sales right across the Country. Below is an example of the calves who have set the Mart trade a light. This pen of 17 day old Charolais Cross Dairy Bull Calves sold for an average of €525 in Bandon …

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DISPERSAL SALE OF THE CREEVE PEDIGREE CHAROLAIS HERD

DISPERSAL SALE OF THE CREEVE PEDIGREE CHAROLAIS HERD

Dispersal sale of the Creeve Pedigree Charolais herd owned by John Caslin, Kye, Elphin, due to owner retiring. All females will be offered for sale at Elphin Mart on Monday evening the 15th February. The sale will comprise of 9 cows with calves at foot, 3 in-calf cows due in February, March and April, and …

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CHAROLAIS AI SIRE STATISTICS FOR 2020 AND 2019

Breeders often ask what are the most used Charolais AI sires. So below we have compiled two tables, outlining the Charolais AI sires with the most calves registered to them in Ireland, in terms of total offspring, for the years 2020 and 2019. Table 1. Total offspring per AI sire in 2020 AI CODE NAME …

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CHAROLAIS WEIGHT FOR AGE – ONE OF THE KEYS TO PROFITABLE & SUSTAINABLE BEEF PRODUCTION

Below are the kill out’s of young pedigree Charolais bulls slaughtered and de-registered with the Society over a two month period this winter. They are from different farms, managed differently, slaughtered in different factories, and bred from different Charolais genetics. AGE WEIGHT GRADE VALUE 15 MONTHS 400 KG U+2+ €1,566 15 MONTHS 449 KG U=2= …

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CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM THE SOCIETY PRESIDENT

Dear members, Again, we find ourselves in the twilight of a year we have wanted to end since mid March and the hardships bestowed upon us by Covid -19. For our Society and for Charolais as a breed, it has been an exceptional year. Truly a year when amidst all the confusion and turmoil, Charolais …

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GOOD NEWS FOR BUYERS AT SATURDAY’S CHAROLAIS SALE IN CARRICK ON SHANNON

The Irish Charolais Cattle Society are donating €2,000 to the Sale of Charolais bulls and heifers in Carrick on Shannon, this Saturday, the 19th December. €200 premiums will be paid to the purchasers of the top eight priced bulls and top two priced heifers. In the event of there being a tie, the premiums will …

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DRUMCROW CHAROLAIS DISPERSAL SALE

The Drumcrow Pedigree Charolais herd will be dispersed this Saturday the 12th December in Elphin Mart. Viewing on Friday evening from 4 pm – 8 pm and Saturday morning from 9 am – 12.30 pm. Sale will commence at 1 pm. Download the Sale Catalogue here – Drumcrow Dispersal Sale Catalogue

NEW BULL AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY – MAGICIEN S3616

Magicien S3616 Magicien is a bull with a famous pedigree. His sire is Himalaya, father of Laurie, Jules and many other noted Charolais in France. Magicien’s dam Victoria, needs no introduction, with a prolific show career to her name, which few can rival. She was a daughter of Major and Merveille, a combination which has …

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CRACKING FINISH TO A TERRIFFIC YEAR FOR THE CHAROLAIS BREED

This years Christmas Cracker bull sale in Elphin Mart took place under surreal circumstances. Due to the restrictions in place, there was no pre-sale show, a spectacle which always drew large crowds from at home and abroad. Instead, there was an extended viewing period for buyers to examine the bulls on the morning of the …

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CHRISTMAS CRACKER SALE UPDATE

Due to the change in Government guidelines this week, a limited number of buyers are allowed back around the sale ring at Marts. This means 35 buyers will be allowed around the sales ring at this Saturday’s Christmas Cracker Bull Sale in Elphin Mart. So, in the interest of fairness, a draw will take place …

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CHRISTMAS CRACKER BULL SALE – ELPHIN MART – SATURDAY 5TH DECEMBER

  As you are all aware, we are still in uncertain and unusual times due to the threat of Covid-19. As a result, this Sale will be run in accordance with Government and HSE guidelines to ensure the health and safety of everyone present and the wider public. To ensure the smooth running of our …

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