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Show & Sale of Charolais Bulls, Saturday 3rd November 2018, Tullamore Mart, Co. Offaly

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Elite Heifer Show & Sale, Saturday 10th November 2018, Tullamore Mart, Co. Offaly

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Christmas Cracker Show & Sale, Saturday 1st December 2018,  Elphin Mart, Co. Roscommon

Charolais weanling's hit €5.78 per kg in Ballyjamesduff Mart

Another tremendous trade for Charolais Cross Weanling's was witnessed in Ballyjamesduff Mart this week.

This February 2018 born Charolais Cross Heifer weighed 363 kg and sold for €2,100, 5.78 c/kg

Other prices of Charolais Cross Weanlings included:

Weanling Heifers - All born in 2018

434 kg - €1350

470 kg - €1340

378 kg - €1350

244 kg - €775

243 kg - €770

240 kg - €740

208 kg - €700

Weanling Bulls - All born in 2018

449 kg - €1300

413 kg - €1270

517 kg - €1350

523 kg - €1340

449 kg - €1300

462 kg - €1300

455 kg - €1300

450 kg - €1300

245 kg - €890

230 kg - €840

240 kg - €800

 

Pictured above at the recent Weanling show & sale in Mayo/Sligo Mart is Michael and Nora Scanlon, exhibitors of the Champion Charolais Heifer along with judges, Conal Tiernan and James Duke. This heifer weighed 420 kg and sold for €1,200. Once again she is a daughter of Fiston.

Other prices of Charolais Cross Weanlings in Mayo/Sligo Mart included:

Weanling Bulls - All born in 2018

540 kg - €1270

518 kg - €1250

512 kg - €1250

364 kg - €1060

370 kg - €1045

340 kg - €1040

365 kg - €1035

370 kg - €1000

436 kg - €1160

Weanling Heifers - All born in 2018

358 kg - €1255

398 kg - €1070

322 kg - €990

300 kg - €910

 


Young Tullamore Woman Wins ICCS Marketing Competition

Nicole Mc Padden from Rhode, Tullmaore, Co. Offaly has been selected as the winner of this year's ICCS Marketing Competition. The Competition involved a project in which candidates from the age of 16 - 24 years old, envisaged themselves as the Marketing Manager of the Irish Charolais Cattle Society and described how they would promote the Charolais breed in Ireland. There was some outstanding entries from young people all over Ireland, which left the task of judging them extremely difficult. Nicole will now win an Elite Pedigree Registered Charolais Heifer, purchased by the Irish Charolais Cattle Society at their Elite Heifer Show and Sale on November 10th in Tullamore Mart.

Winner of this year's Marketing Competition, Nicole Mc Padden 

Nicole who is 22 years old, described how she would set up a Charolais Beef Program, similar to the Teagasc Better Farm Beef Program that would enable farmers from all over Ireland to see what is achievable by incorporating Charolais genetics in their herd. It would involve six Beef farmers from across Ireland, with different systems of farming, for example, calf to beef, weanling to beef etc. For taking part in the Program, each farmer would receive a financial contribution from the ICCS towards the purchase of a pedigree Charolais bull at any of their Society sales. These farmers would have the free advise and guidance of a nutritionist from a meal company in order to achieve the maximum performance from their Cattle. The farmers would also be guaranteed a pre-negotiated price for their Beef, agreed with a certain Meat factory.

The performance data of the Cattle on these farms could then be used for the promotion of the Charolais breed. Birth weights, weaning weights and carcass weights would all be collected to identify certain genetics and traits within the Charolais breed. These farms could also be used as demonstration farms, where farm walks could be held to highlight what the Charolais breed can do as both a Terminal and Maternal sire. Nicole explained the benefits of Social Media for getting information and results from these farms out to the general public. She also highlighted the importance of involving young people and touched on the idea of teaming up with a University in carrying out Research on these farms.

The Society would like to congratulate Nicole on her wonderful project and thank all those who sent in an entry, some brilliant ideas were received. Everyone who entered will receive a Meal Voucher, kindly sponsored by Greenvale Animal Feeds. A big thank you must go to them also.

 


Flying trade for Quality Charolais weanling's in Donegal Town

Three Charolais Cross Weanlings who sold at last Friday’s show & sale in Donegal Town Mart. From left - right, 296 kg - €1,150, 426 kg - €1,240 and 430 kg - €1,300. All three were born in 2018. The calves on the right and left is sired by Fiston, the calf in the middle is sired by a Pirate bred stock bull.

 

Judging of the Charolais cross weanling's in Donegal Town last Friday. On the right is the Charolais calf which was the Overall Champion of the show.

Sample prices of Charolais cross weanling's in Donegal Town were:

Weanling Bulls - All born in 2018

296 kg - €1,154

308 kg - €1,127

276 kg - €930

442 kg - €1,240

274 kg - €912

292 kg - €954

332 kg - €1,050

326 kg - €1,015

300 kg - €970

304 kg - €978

432 kg - €1,280

392 kg - €1,140

354 kg - €1,000

Weanling Heifers - All born in 2018

330 kg - €1,150

386 kg - €1,340

226 kg - €770

266 kg - €865

286 kg - €885

316 kg - €950

324 kg - €970

438 kg - €1,300

376 kg - €1,070

356 kg - €1,000