Show & Sale Dates Spring 2018

17th February – Tullamore Show and Sale – Males only – Download PDF Catalogue

24th March – Elphin Premier Show and Sale – Males and Females

21st April – Tullamore Show and Sale – Males only

5th May – Tuam Show and Sale – Males only

26th May – Tullamore Show and Sale – Males only

Dawn Meats Charolais Carcass Competition

The Irish Charolais Cattle Society and Dawn Meats will run a Carcass Competition for pedigree registered Charolais cull cows and pedigree registered Charolais bulls under 16 months of age, on the week beginning the 19th of February 2018. The stock will be slaughtered in Dawn Meats, Rathdowney and Ballyhaunis.

Dawn Meats will pay 8c/kg on top of the national average base price for the previous week. All stock must have a fat score of 2+ or more, must be Quality Assured, and a copy of the Pedigree Certificate must accompany the animal’s passport to qualify for the 8c/kg bonus. The ICCS will pay prize money as follows to the owners of the winning Carcasses in each section:

Bulls: 1st. €250 2nd. €200 3rd. €150 4th. €100 

Cows: 1st. €250 2nd. €200 3rd. €150 4th. €100

Stock will be judged on what Carcasses best meet market requirements. The winning Carcasses will be selected from entries in both Factories.

To book stock in to either Factory, please contact:

Dawn Meats Ballyhaunis - 0949632400

Meadow Meats Rathdowney - 050546288


Charolais International YDP 2018

If you are aged between 18 - 22 years of age, interested in Charolais Cattle and would love to go on a trip of a lifetime, click on the link below. It contains all the information you need to know about an upcoming YDP Program which will take place in Canada in July of this year. Two young Charolais enthusiasts from Ireland will get the opportunity to travel to Canada to take part in an unforgettable week long event.Travel, transport and accommodation costs will be covered by the Irish Charolais Cattle Society and Charolais International. Please click on the link below for full information and how to apply. Please note applications close on Friday the 2nd of February.

YDP Application Form


What is your young Pedigree Charolais Bull worth in the Factory?

Since January of 2017, pedigree Charolais breeders have the option of de-registering young pedigree Bulls and Heifers and they will receive a refund of €40. In order to receive the refund, Bulls must be slaughtered under 16 months of age and a copy of the slaughter docket must be sent to the Charolais Office accompanying the Pedigree Certificate. Below are slaughter records of pedigree Charolais Bulls who were de-registered in the last month. These Bulls were slaughtered in various Factories throughout Ireland at different base prices.

Age Carcass Weight Grade Total Value
16 months 488 kg U+2+ €2,106
14 months 381 kg U+2= €1,624
15 months 440 kg U+2+ €1,782
14 months 433 kg U+2= €1,822
14 months 497 kg U=2+ €2,062
15 months 429 kg U+2+ €1,829
Average: 14.5 months 444 kg €1,870