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REVIEW OF THE 2019 WORLD CHAROLAIS TECHNICAL CONGRESS

UPCOMING SOCIETY SHOWS AND SALES

Show and Sale of Charolais Bulls – Saturday 2nd November – Tullamore Mart, Co. Offaly

78 Bulls Catalogued 

Show 10 am / Sale 12.30 pm

All bulls are fertility tested and fertility insured 

All bulls are DNA sire verified and Pre-sale inspected 

The purchasers of the three highest priced bulls will each receive a voucher for 30 bags of Greenvale Animal Feeds

Deferred payment scheme in place, only pay one third of the price of the bull on the day of sale, please contact the Charolais Office to avail of this

Download PDF Catalogue – Tullamore Catalogue November 2nd

Elite Heifer Show and Sale – Saturday 9th November – Tullamore Mart, Co. Offaly 

61 Heifers Catalogued 

Show 10 am / Sale 12.30 pm 

All Heifers are Vet inspected, DNA sire verified and Pre-sale inspected

All Heifers are export tested and eligible for export on the day

€250 premiums paid to the purchasers of the five highest priced Heifers

Free first time membership with the Society for any first time buyers at this Sale

Download PDF Catalogue – Elite Heifer Sale Catalogue

Show and Sale of Charolais Bulls – Saturday 23rd November – Ennis Mart, Co. Clare 

Christmas Cracker Show and Sale – Saturday 7th December – Elphin Mart, Co. Roscommon

Important Notice: Genomic Testing Requirements for Society Shows & Sales

From the 1st of January 2020, all animals being entered in Charolais Society Sales must be Genomic tested and verified prior to the Closing date for entries.  DNA verification will no longer be accepted. Breeders should note that the responsibility is on them to have their animals Genotyped and the results back prior to the closing date for entries to be eligible for entry. We strongly advise that animals should be Genotyped as soon as possible, as results can take some time to come back. In order to request a Genotype kit for an animal, please contact ICBF on 023 8820452 and provide them with the tag number of the animal you wish to Genotype. Please click on the link below for a detailed timetable of the publication schedule of Genomic Evaluations and cut of dates for receipt of Genomic samples.

https://www.icbf.com/wp/?page_id=11285

By having all animals entered in Society sales Genotyped from the 1st January 2020, it will allow the Society request the Myostatin status of each animal entered in Society Sales and include their Myostatin status in Sale catalogues. This will be a major advantage to customers selecting young bulls or heifers at our Society sales. The Society will cover the cost of the Myostatin test for each animal entered in Society Sales for the first year (2020), which is €6 per animal.

Myostatin is a gene that influences the production of proteins which control muscle development. Currently in Charolais cattle, there are two known mutations of the gene – F94L & Q204X. Knowing the myostatin status of your animals will also help you as breeders to select breeding animals with the most appropriate myostatin traits for your breeding programme. This will inevitably improve calving ease, carcase conformation and quality, without compromising on key maternal traits, such as milk and fertility.


Show & Sale of Charolais Weanling's in Milford Mart sponsored by the ICCS and the Donegal Charolais Club

First and second prize winning Charolais Cross Weanling Heifers at the Sale in Milford Mart sponsored by the ICCS and the Donegal Club. 1st - 429 kgs sold €1,500, 2nd - 342 kgs sold €1,120.

Prize winning Charolais Cross weanling bulls at the Show & Sale in Milford Mart sponsored by the ICCS and the Donegal Charolais Club. 1st - 394 kgs sold €1,025, 2nd - 347 kgs sold €1,020, 3rd - 412 kgs sold €1,010.

First prize group of three CHX Weanling heifers. Average weight 510 kgs at an average age of 10 months, sold for an average of €1,215.

Second prize group of three CHX Weanling heifers. Average weight 380 kgs at 8 months old, sold for an average of €876.

First prize in the group of three CHX weanling bulls. Average weight 550 kgs at 10 months old, sold for an average of €1,130.

Second prize in the group of three CHX weanling bulls. Average weight 468 kgs at 9 months old, sold for an average of €1,058.


Annual Show & Sale of Charolais Cross Weanling's in Elphin Mart

Charolais Cross Weanling Bulls exhibited by Oliver Lohan at the Show & Sale in Elphin Mart sponsored by the Irish Charolais Cattle Society. Average weight of these Weanling Bulls was 492 kgs at just over 8 months old, they sold for an average of €1,230.

First prize pen of Charolais Cross Weanling Bulls at the Show & Sale in Elphin Mart sponsored by the ICCS. Average weight 390 kgs, sold for an average price €1,075, at an average age of 7 months.

Second prize pen of Charolais Cross Weanling bulls at the Show & Sale in Elphin Mart sponsored by the ICCS. Average weight 353 kgs, sold for an average price €1,030 at an average age of just over 6 months old.

First prize pen of Charolais Cross Weanling Heifers at the Show & Sale in Elphin Mart. Average weight 345 kgs at an average age of 6 months, sold for an average of €908.

Second prize pen of Charolais Cross Weanling Heifers at the Show & Sale in Elphin. Average weight 365 kgs at an average age of 7 months, sold for an average of €960.