RAYMOND COONEY – SECOND PRIZE WINNER – ICCS SUCKLER HERDS COMPETITION 2021

RAYMOND COONEY – SECOND PRIZE WINNER – ICCS SUCKLER HERDS COMPETITION 2021

The second prize winner in the small herds section of this year’s ICCS suckler herds competition comes from County Cavan, and what a herd of quality it is. Owned and run by Raymond Cooney, the farm is based in Clifferna, just outside Stradone in East Cavan. Raymond keeps approximately 20 suckler cows, which are mostly …

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NATIONAL CHAROLAIS CALF SHOW – BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE

NATIONAL CHAROLAIS CALF SHOW – BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE

This year’s National Charolais Calf Show will take place in Elphin Mart on Saturday the 25th of September, commencing at 10.30 am. The Show will be streamed live on our website www.charolais.ie. In accordance with Covid guidelines and in the interest of public safety, a limited number of Spectators will be allowed to attend the …

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NATIONAL CHAROLAIS CALF SHOW UPDATE

NATIONAL CHAROLAIS CALF SHOW UPDATE

This year’s National Charolais Calf Show will take place in Elphin Mart on Saturday the 25th of September, commencing at 10.30 am. The Show will be streamed live on our website www.charolais.ie. In accordance with Covid guidelines and in the interest of public safety, a limited number of Spectators will be allowed to attend the …

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NATIONAL CHAROLAIS CALF SHOW

NATIONAL CHAROLAIS CALF SHOW

The Irish Charolais Cattle Society will host their National Charolais Calf Show in Elphin Mart on Saturday the 25th of September. There are over 170 entries across 19 classes. Judging will commence at 10.30 am sharp, with male and female classes running side by side. The number of spectators may be limited in accordance with …

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DISPERSAL SALE OF THE SIONHILL PEDIGREE CHAROLAIS HERD

DISPERSAL SALE OF THE SIONHILL PEDIGREE CHAROLAIS HERD

The dispersal sale of the Sionhill Pedigree Charolais herd will take place in Carnaross Mart on Tuesday the 21st September at 8 pm. Online catalogue can be found here – Sionhill Dispersal Sale Catalogue For more information contact Ronan on 0876428512.  

TOM FITZMAURICE – FIRST PRIZE WINNER – ICCS SUCKLER HERDS COMPETITION 2021

TOM FITZMAURICE – FIRST PRIZE WINNER – ICCS SUCKLER HERDS COMPETITION 2021

Winning the small herds category of this year’s suckler herds competition is Tom Fitzmaurice based in Derrynacong, County Mayo. This herd is the perfect example of what a Charolais stock bull can do as a terminal sire with different cow types.  Tom farms on his own and keeps approximately 20 suckler cows. The cows are …

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UPCOMING CHAROLAIS CROSS WEANLING SHOWS & SALES SPONSORED BY THE SOCIETY

UPCOMING CHAROLAIS CROSS WEANLING SHOWS & SALES SPONSORED BY THE SOCIETY

Mayo – Sligo Mart – Monday September 6th Milford Mart – Saturday September 11th Kilfenora Mart – Monday September 13th Tuam Mart – Monday September 20th Kilfenora Mart – Monday September 20th Ballymote Mart – Friday October 1st (weanling bulls) Carrigallen Mart – Saturday October 2nd (weanling bulls) Elphin Mart – Monday October 4th Mohill …

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Winners in the small herds category of this year’s Suckler Herds Competition announced

Winners in the small herds category of this year’s Suckler Herds Competition announced

The Society has concluded the judging of this year’s ICCS Suckler Herds Competition. The quality of the herds in both categories exceeded all expectations. We had entries from all over Ireland, with the six prize winners coming from the four provinces. We would like to congratulate the winners in both categories. We would also like …

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KILVILCORRIS PRODUCTION SALE

KILVILCORRIS PRODUCTION SALE

The Kilvilcorris pedigree Charolais herd will hold a production sale of 29 pedigree Charolais heifers in Tullamore Mart, on Friday the 10th September, at 7 pm. The sale will include their entire Autumn 2019 and Spring 2020 born heifers. All Heifers are tested for Progressive Ataxia and results will be available prior to the Sale. …

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PEDIGREE REGISTERED CHAROLAIS BULLS FOR SALE IN TUAM MART

PEDIGREE REGISTERED CHAROLAIS BULLS FOR SALE IN TUAM MART

Five purebred registered Charolais bulls on offer at Tuam Mart from the Cummerstock Charolais herd on Monday the 23rd of August at 11:30 a.m. All bulls are fertility tested and are suitable for breeding. Catalogue available here – Cummerstock Bull Sale

IRISH CHAROLAIS CATTLE SOCIETY AI SIRE DIRECTORY 2021

The Society will be publishing an AI Sire Directory for Pedigree Charolais breeders this Autumn. Breeders can also advertise their herd in this Sire Directory if they wish. If you would like to place an advert for your herd the cost is as follows: Full Page: €100 / Half Page: €50 / Quarter Page: €25 …

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CULLA CHAROLAIS HERD DISPERSAL SALE

CULLA CHAROLAIS HERD DISPERSAL SALE

The dispersal sale of the Culla Charolais herd will take place in Ballybay Mart, on Saturday the 14th August 2021. The catalogue for the sale can be found here – https://ballybay.marteye.ie/auctions/8q3AjR3FFOwCeCxQVM0Y?fbclid=IwAR01TadAmuOMW0_7kajUGwrJevFxbHFsFAcUzOxILtyKsBsFZoaTW1NVHdI For more information or to arrange a viewing contact John on 0861674960 or Paul on 0868913076.

SINCERE THANKS TO EVERYONE

Council member, Kevin Maguire, would like to thank everyone, both at home and abroad, for the kind support shown to himself and his family over his brother Paul’s death. It was most appreciated at a very difficult time.

STRAWS OF VOSGIEN VF AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY AT €30/STRAW

STRAWS OF VOSGIEN VF AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY AT €30/STRAW

Straws of Vosgien VF (VVF) are back available from the Society at €30/straw. Vosgien is an extremely easy calving bull, suitable for cows and heifers. Sons may be suitable for the dairy herd. Progeny are are square and correct. Heifer calves are classy and feminine, who make very good breeding type females. Vosgien is best …

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ISA YOUNG STOCK PERSON COMPETITION

ISA YOUNG STOCK PERSON COMPETITION

The Irish Shows Association has launched a Young Stock Person Competition. Sponsorship by FBD and the Irish Farmers Journal, this new all-Ireland competition has a whopping prize fund of €5,000. It is open to young stock men and women from all over Ireland. Entry details can be found here – https://www.irishshows.org/show/classes List of qualifiers are …

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North Eastern Charolais Club Summer Event At Harte Farms

North Eastern Charolais Club Summer Event At Harte Farms

North Eastern Charolais Club Summer Event: Harte Farms, Clones, Co. Monaghan H23VN23. Friday 23rd July at 7pm. Clipping demo, stockperson presentation and Charolais stock judging competition with prizes. Refreshments served and everybody welcome. Youth encouraged to attend. Social distancing, hand sanitising and mask wearing compulsory.

HARTE FARM DISPERSAL SALE

HARTE FARM DISPERSAL SALE

Harte Farms have decided to disperse their Charolais herd due to a change in farming system. The sale includes cows with calves at foot, dry cows, in calf heifers, maiden heifers, frozen embryos and semen. The Harte family made some notable purchases over the years including importing animals from the UK and France. The sale …

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WHICH CHAROLAIS SIRES PERFORMED BEST AT THIS YEARS SPRING BULL SALES

WHICH CHAROLAIS SIRES PERFORMED BEST AT THIS YEARS SPRING BULL SALES

Kilduff Rockstar, highest selling Charolais bull at a Society Sale this Spring, sired by Doonally New This week we took a look back at this year’s Spring bull sales and analysed what sires produced the most high selling young bulls. The Society hosted four Spring bull sales in total. The results show that there were …

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IRISH CHAROLAIS SUCKLER HERDS COMPETITION 2021

IRISH CHAROLAIS SUCKLER HERDS COMPETITION 2021

The Society is delighted to launch an Irish Charolais Suckler Herds Competition this Summer. This competition is open to all suckler herds based in the Republic of Ireland that use Charolais bulls as the main sire within their herds either through stock bulls or AI. The total prize fund for the competition is over €8,000. …

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PLANS FOR NATIONAL CHAROLAIS CALF SHOW ANNOUNCED FOR SEPTEMBER

PLANS FOR NATIONAL CHAROLAIS CALF SHOW ANNOUNCED FOR SEPTEMBER

The Council of the Irish Charolais Cattle Society have made the decision to plan for a National Charolais Calf Show this September. It will take place in Elphin Mart, Co. Roscommon on Saturday the 25th September 2021. Council feel it is of vital importance that breeders get the opportunity to showcase their top quality Charolais …

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IRISH CHAROLAIS YOUTH DEVELOPMENT COMPETITION 2021

IRISH CHAROLAIS YOUTH DEVELOPMENT COMPETITION 2021

Due to the ongoing situation regarding Covid 19, we are unable to hold in person youth development shows or workshops this Summer unfortunately. Instead, in conjunction with Charolais International we are delighted to launch a Video and Photograph Competition for all young Charolais enthusiasts. What this involves is the following: All entrants must be members …

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NORTH EASTERN CHAROLAIS CLUB HERDS COMPETITION 2021

NORTH EASTERN CHAROLAIS CLUB HERDS COMPETITION 2021

Following it’s success in 2020, the North Eastern Charolais Club are running a herd’s competition once again this year. Full details on the competition can be found here – NE Herds Competition Information 2021 Entry form available here – NE Herds Competition Entry Form 2021

ROCKSTAR HITS THE HIGH NOTE IN TULLAMORE AS CHAROLAIS BULLS AVERAGE €3,846

ROCKSTAR HITS THE HIGH NOTE IN TULLAMORE AS CHAROLAIS BULLS AVERAGE €3,846

The Irish Charolais Cattle Society wrapped up their Spring 2021 Bull Sales on Saturday last in Tullamore. Trade was evidently strong for select lots, resulting in the average price settling at €3,846 for the bulls sold. Although some bulls struggled to meet their reserve, it was clear that there were customers in the market willing …

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