‘Exceptional Standard’ at National Charolais Calf Show

‘Exceptional Standard’ at National Charolais Calf Show

Charolais calves from all over Ireland travelled to Elphin last Saturday to compete in this year’s National Calf Show. Over 200 entries battled it out in twenty-two classes, all looking to claim one of the six National Championships up for grabs. Scottish Judges Matthew Milne of the Elgin herd and Allen Drysdale of the Glenericht …

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UPCOMING CHAROLAIS CROSS SHOWS & SALES SPONSORED BY THE SOCIETY

UPCOMING CHAROLAIS CROSS SHOWS & SALES SPONSORED BY THE SOCIETY

The Irish Charolais Cattle Society will be sponsoring Charolais Cross Shows and Sales at the following Marts over the coming weeks. Please contact your local Mart for class details. Mayo – Sligo Mart – Monday September 5th Milford Mart – Saturday September 10th Kilfenora Mart – Monday September 12th (weanling bulls) Tuam Mart – Monday …

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CHAROLAIS CROSS SALERS – THE PERFECT SUCKLER SYSTEM

CHAROLAIS CROSS SALERS – THE PERFECT SUCKLER SYSTEM

For years now farmers have been talking about the perfect suckling system. Finding the balance between quality, efficiency, performance, and profitability isn’t always easy. One cross that dose seem to be ticking all the boxes is the Charolais Cross Salers. Not far from Borrisokane in County Tipperary, Robert Harding farms full time. He runs approximately …

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GOLDSTAR SHINES BRIGHTEST IN TULLAMORE

GOLDSTAR SHINES BRIGHTEST IN TULLAMORE

Last Sunday the FBD National Livestock Show in Tullamore played host to this year’s National Charolais Show. With over 150 Charolais competing for this year’s National titles, Charolais were by far the biggest breed on show. A further testament to the strong position Charolais hold in the marketplace at present. The two packed ringsides from …

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NATIONAL CHAROLAIS SHOW RESULTS – TULLAMORE 2022

NATIONAL CHAROLAIS SHOW RESULTS – TULLAMORE 2022

Results from this year’s National Charolais Show – NATIONAL SHOW RESULTS 2022

IRISH CHAROLAIS YEARBOOK

IRISH CHAROLAIS YEARBOOK

The Society is in the process of producing their annual yearbook. If you would like to advertise in our yearbook this year the cost is as follows: Full Page: €100 Half Page: €75 Quarter Page: €50 Anyone looking to place an advert in our yearbook, we ask that you please forward your advert in A4 …

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Bostonia Production Sale

Bostonia Production Sale

The Bostonia Charolais herd based in Ennsicrone, Co. Sligo will hold a production sale of pedigree Charolais heifers on their farm on Friday the 12th of August at 6 pm. It will consist of Autumn 2020 born heifers and all the Spring 2021 born heifers. For more information contact Niall on 0860586749. Online bidding will …

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NATIONAL CHAROLAIS CALF SHOW SET FOR ELPHIN IN SEPTEMBER

NATIONAL CHAROLAIS CALF SHOW SET FOR ELPHIN IN SEPTEMBER

Following on from last year’s phenomenal National Calf Show, the Irish Charolais Cattle Society will host a National Charolais Calf Show in Elphin Mart, Co. Roscommon, on Saturday the 24th of September 2022. PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL BE A DRAW FOR ALL EXHIBITORS SHOWING ON THE DAY, FOR 15 VOUCHERS, EACH WORTH €100 OF SOCIETY …

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ALL IRELAND SUPER SUCKLER COW & CALF COMPETITION SET FOR ELPHIN AGRICULTURAL SHOW

ALL IRELAND SUPER SUCKLER COW & CALF COMPETITION SET FOR ELPHIN AGRICULTURAL SHOW

Following on from it’s success in 2018 and 2019 in Bonniconlon, the Society will host their All Ireland Super Suckler Cow and Calf Competition at Elphin Agricultural Show on Saturday the 27th of August 2022. Entry requirements are as follows: Best pen of two Suckler cows and their calves Cows can be any breed Calves must be …

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IRISH CHAROLAIS YOUNG HANDLERS WORKSHOP

IRISH CHAROLAIS YOUNG HANDLERS WORKSHOP

We are delighted to inform you that we will be hosting a young handlers workshop on the 2nd of July, 2022 in Tullamore Mart (R35 A662). This event will be starting at 12pm sharp and depending on the group sizes we should be finishing around 2:30-3pm. This workshop will be for all our young members …

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RAFFLE OF KNOCKMAHON TESSY

RAFFLE OF KNOCKMAHON TESSY

Prior to his untimely death a few weeks ago, the well-known Charolais breeder Christy Comerford donated a pedigree Charolais heifer calf from his world-renowed Knockmahon herd to help raise funds for his daughters’ local school, in Clara, Co. Kilkenny. Pictured above are Christy and Marguerite’s daughters; Cynthia, Christine and Colette Comerford with Knockmahon Tessy, who …

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CHAROLAIS BULLS HIT €10,000 IN TULLAMORE

CHAROLAIS BULLS HIT €10,000 IN TULLAMORE

The Society’s final spring bull sale of 2022 took place in Tullamore Mart on Saturday last. Once again numbers present on the day were well down on what was previously catalogued, with many selling on farm prior to the Sale.  It is fair to say the top end of the bulls sold exceptionally well, with …

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EXCITING NEW CHAROLAIS BULL AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY

EXCITING NEW CHAROLAIS BULL AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY

Leopard CH8502 Leopard is an outstanding specimen of the Charolais breed and one of the most exciting Charolais bulls to come available to Irish breeders in recent times. He is jointly owned by Jean Louis Riotte in France and Esmor Evans in the UK. Bred by Oliver Dessauny, he was used in a pedigree herd …

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A Tribute to Christy Comerford

In a week where the county of Kilkenny lost a hard fought championship battle to close neighbours and arch rivals Wexford, it may have gone unnoticed in some quarters that Kilkenny lost a true legend in his brave battle with illness. Maybe he was not a legend on the hurling field but in his own …

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BELLINGHAM HERD DISPERSAL

BELLINGHAM HERD DISPERSAL

A full clearance sale of the Bellingham herd owned by Frances Mc Kiernan, County Louth, will take place in Carnaross Mart on Saturday the 28th May at 12 pm. It will consist of pedigree and commercial Charolais cattle as well as other breeds. The catalogue for the sale can be found here – https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Yry3ozvuujULetheLne3obFMDHsAewHa/view?usp=drivesdk  

NATIONAL CHAROLAIS SHOW TULLAMORE 2022

NATIONAL CHAROLAIS SHOW TULLAMORE 2022

The 2022 National Charolais Show will take place at the National Livestock Show in Tullamore on Sunday the 14th of August. A full list of the Charolais classes can be found here – Charolais Classes Entries are open, please follow this link to enter – https://www.tullamoreshow.com/competitions Closing date for hard copy entries is the 1st …

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SAD PASSING OF CHRISTY COMERFORD

SAD PASSING OF CHRISTY COMERFORD

It is with great sadness that we inform you all of the death of Christy Comerford, Knockmahon, Castlewarren, County Kilkenny. Christy was a current member of the Irish Charolais Cattle Society Council, and served as Vice President up until March of this year. Along with his wife Marguerite and his three precious little girls, Cynthia, …

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MAY SHOW & SALE OF CHAROLAIS BULLS IN TULLAMORE

MAY SHOW & SALE OF CHAROLAIS BULLS IN TULLAMORE

SHOW & SALE OF CHAROLAIS BULLS, SATURDAY THE 28TH MAY – TULLAMORE MART, CO. OFFALY 73 Charolais bulls catalogued Show 10 am / Sale 12.30 pm All bulls are genotyped, sire verified, myostatin tested & pre-sale inspected All bulls are fertility tested, bulls sold within the ROI are fertility insured Deferred payment scheme option in …

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STRAW OF ENFIELD ILLICO CF18 WANTED FOR GENOTYPING

A breeder is looking for a straw of semen from Enfield Illico, CF18, for Genomic testing. If you have a straw can you contact Pat on 0872426355.

CHAROLAIS BULLS SELL TO €5,500 IN TUAM

CHAROLAIS BULLS SELL TO €5,500 IN TUAM

Tuam Mart was the venue for last Saturday’s Show and Sale of Charolais bulls. The sale had been cancelled for the last two years due to the pandemic. However, this certainly did not effect the trade, which was greatly enhanced by the small number of bulls put forward for sale on the day. Just two …

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WINNERS OF THIS YEAR’S CHAROLAIS INTERNATIONAL YDP COMPETITION ANNOUNCED

WINNERS OF THIS YEAR’S CHAROLAIS INTERNATIONAL YDP COMPETITION ANNOUNCED

The final of this year’s Charolais International Youth Development Competition took place in Tullamore Mart last Saturday. The prizes up for grabs were two trips to the Charolais International Youth Conference in the United States in July. The competition involved an application process, stock judging, estimating the weights of cattle and a questionnaire on their …

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VIBRANT TRADE FOR CHAROLAIS BULLS IN TULLAMORE

VIBRANT TRADE FOR CHAROLAIS BULLS IN TULLAMORE

Buyers came out in force for last Saturday’s Show and Sale of Charolais bulls in Tullamore Mart. Trade was lively right from the outset, boosted by the fact many of the bulls catalogued had found new homes prior to the Sale. Overall, 80% of the bulls put forward on the day sold to an average …

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NEW OFFICERS ELECTED WITHIN THE SOCIETY

NEW OFFICERS ELECTED WITHIN THE SOCIETY

At the most recent Council meeting of the Irish Charolais Cattle Society, the following members were elected as the new officers within the Society. Oliver Connolly – President Aiden Mac Hale – Vice President Peter Daveron – Treasurer The Society would like to thank the three outgoing officers, including President Noel Mc Goldrick, Vice President …

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