President of the Irish Charolais Cattle Society and Charolais International, Kevin Maguire, pictured with Candace By, Secretary of Charolais International.
President of the Irish Charolais Cattle Society, Kevin Maguire, was last week elected as President of Charolais International. Kevin was elected at the Annual General Meeting of Charolais International which took place during the World Charolais Congress in Sweden. Kevin's reign as President will coincide with the World Charolais Technical Congress in Ireland next summer. It is a wonderful achievement and honor for the Meath man to be elected to such a prestigious position.
Charolais delegates from all over the world attended the Congress in Sweden. The quality of Charolais cattle on display was terrific, with the majority being polled. Efficient Charolais cows with high maternal traits were in abundance on the farms visited. This was highlighted in the fact that every herd visited were weaning greater than 0.97 calves/cow per year. Bulls are selected based on easy calving, with superior growth rates and high performance. The hospitality and generosity provided by the Swedish Association was outstanding. A country renowned for it's beauty, certainly lived up to it's reputation.
Drumshane Mademoiselle exhibited by the Feeney brothers from Bostonia, Enniscrone, Co. Sligo Sire: Inverlochy Gurkha - Overall Charolais Champion at Athlone, Longford and Ballina shows. Also Interbreed Champion at Ballina show.
Bostonia Nonstopabull exhibited by the Feeney brothers, Bostonia, Enniscrone, Co. Sligo Sire: Davally illusion - Champion Charolais and Interbreed Champion at Finn Valley show. Also Reserve Charolais Champion at Longford show.
Goldstar Elle exhibited by Martin Ryan and family from Cabra, Thurles, Co. Tipperary Sire: Caramel - Champion Charolais and Interbreed Champion at Clonmel show.
Colomane Ophelia exhibited by John Ward from Bantry, Co. Cork. Sire: Alwent Goldbar - Champion Charolais and Interbreed Calf Champion at Clonakilty show.
This year's National Charolais Show will take place at the FBD National Livestock Show in Tullamore on Sunday the 12th August. Please click on the links below for the schedule of Charolais classes and entry forms.