Video of some of the highlights within the Charolais breed in Ireland over the past 12 months
2017 Autumn Shows and Sales
Show and sale of Bulls – Tullamore Mart – Saturday the 4th of November – Males only
Download Catalogue Here – Tullamore November Sale 2017 – Males
Elite Heifer show and sale – Tullamore Mart – Saturday the 11th of November – Females only
Download Catalogue Here – Tullamore November Sale 2017 – Females
Christmas cracker show and sale – Elphin Mart – Saturday the 2nd of December – Males only
David Rothwell with his son Mark, receiving the trophy for the Overall Champion and Champion Charolais cross weanling at the show and sale in Carnew Mart. Also pictured is Michael Mc Hugh, Chairman of the South East Charolais Club.
David Rothwell's Champion Charolais cross weanling on the left who weighed 582 kg and sold for €1480 at 11 months old. His first prize winning Charolais cross heifer on the right weighed 490 kg and sold for €1290, also at 11 months old. Both weanling's are sired by David's Charolais stock bull, who is a son of the legend that is CF 52. Commenting on his stock bull, David stated "I have him for year's now and he has produced hundred's of calves. But what's most special about him is the consistency of his calves. I don't know where I will get another one like him"
Pictured above is Anthony Barrett (center) who exhibited the Champion Charolais cross weanling at the show and sale in Ballina Mart along with Billy Loftus, Mart Manager (left) and Aidan Mc Hale, Judge (right). On the right is the Champion Charolais cross weanling, sired by Fiston, he weighed 394 kg and sold for €1220 at 7 months old.
Pictured above is J P Cowley exhibitor of the first prize Charolais cross heifer along with Billy Loftus, Mart Manager and Aidan Mc Hale, Judge. On the right is the first and second prize Charolais cross heifers, the first prize winner weighed 386 kg and sold for €1200 at 9 months old. The second prize winner weighed 350 kg and sold for €950 at 8 months old.
Other prices of Charolais X weanling's in Ballina Mart included:
CH Heifer - 310 kg - €960 - 6 months old
CH Heifer - 288 kg - €900 - 6 months old
CH Bull - 466 kg - €1265 - 9 months old
CH Bull - 442 kg - €1145 - 9 months old
CH Bull - 402 kg - €1120 - 9 months old
CH Bull - 358 kg - €1070 - 8 months old
CH Bull - 346 kg - €1035 - 6 months old
Donegal Town Mart
First prize Charolais Cross bull and Heifer at last week's show and sale in Donegal Town Mart. The bull was 9 months old, weighed 396 kg and sold for €1350. The heifer was 10 months old, weighed 412 kg and sold for €1480.
Other prices of Charolais X weanling's in Donegal Town Mart Included:
- Rosealish Goulding, Manager, NCBC - Charolais Sires available from NCBC
- Pat Donnellan, ICBF - WHPR, The Maternal Gene Ireland Programme, BDGP etc
- Nevan Mc Kiernan, Secretary, Charolais Society - Update from the Charolais Society
A draw will also take place for straws of some top AI Charolais bulls followed by Tea / Coffee
Everyone is welcome to attend and we look forward to seeing you on the night...
Charolais Cross Heifer who raised over €4,500 for the Irish Cancer Society
The Irish Charolais Cattle Society stand at this year's Ploughing Championships attracted massive crowds throughout the three days. Two of the main attractions on the stand was the launch of the annual Charolais yearbook and the raffle for the well bred Commercial Charolais Heifer donated by the ICCS. The heifer was bred by Alan Wood from Crossmolina, Co. Mayo and is sired by the Dovea AI sire, KZM. She raised just over €4,500 for the Irish Cancer Society. The purchaser of the winning ticket was young Lisa Moloney from County Cork, who we wish the very best of luck with her new Charolais heifer.
National Charolais Show Champion, Sagesse Martha ET who was on display at the Ploughing
The pedigree cattle on the stand consisted of the Champions and prize winners from the National Charolais Show in Tullamore, including the Overall Champion, Sagesse Martha ET. Herds that represented the breed were, Goldstar, Sagesse, Sheehills, Knockmoyle, Crossane4, Ballydavis, Brocca, Drumcullen and Lisnagre. The commercial Charolais cattle on the stand came from two well known Charolais suckler farmers, Christy Comerford and Alan Wood. Two Charolais Cross heifers shown throughout the summer by Shane Giltinane and Owen O' Neill where also on display. Both have picked up numerous red rosettes and championships throughout their showing career. Council members were active on the stand throughout the week, with President, Kevin Maguire and Secretary, Nevan Mc Kiernan present on the three days to meet with all those passing through. A big thank you must go to all those who exhibited cattle on the stand and assisted throughout the three days.