Dawn Meats Charolais Carcass Competition Results

This week the Irish Charolais Cattle Society and Dawn Meats held a Carcass Competition for young pedigree Charolais Bulls under 16 months of age and pedigree Charolais Cull Cows. Some outstanding Charolais Cattle competed, the results from which can be seen below. Commenting on the competition, Breed Secretary Nevan Mc Kiernan said “we designed this competition to highlight the value of Charolais Cattle at slaughter. There has been a lot of talk around Carcass weight limits in recent times. The fact is Charolais Cattle can be finished at different ages, different weights and at the desired specifications. Their phenomenal ability to put on weight faster than any other is a major advantage. The results of the competition clearly show that, with some bulls coming into over €2,000 at 14 months of age. It is very hard to compete with that kind of performance.”

Sean Nolan from Dawn Meats with the first prize winning Charolais Cull Cow Carcass owned by Francis Fitzmaurice from Carrick – on – Shannon, Co. Roscommon 

Results from the pedigree Charolais Cull Cow section:

Placings  Owner Carcass Weight Grade Total Value
1st Francis Fitzmaurice, Carrick – on – Shannon, Co. Roscommon 628 kg  U + 3 = €2,390
2nd Barry Duffy, Claremorris, Co. Mayo 480 kg U – 4 – €1,824
 3rd  Anthony Mc Dermott, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon 499 kg U – 3 + €1,897
 4th  Joe Clancy, Oughterard, Co. Galway 506 kg U- 3 = €1,924
 5th  William Flynn, Newbridge, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway 560 kg   U + 4 = €2,131


The first prize winning Charolais Bull under 16 months of age Carcass owned by John Waldron from Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo

Results from the pedigree Charolais Bull under 16 months section:

Placings Owner  Age  Carcass Weight  Grade Total Value
1st John Waldron, Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo 15 months 427 kg E – 2 = €1,865
2nd Feeney Brothers, Enniscrone, Co. Sligo 15 months 461 kg U + 2 + €2,010
3rd Brian O’ Donnell, Tuam, Co. Galway 14 months 462 kg U + 2 + €2,018
4th Michael Kiernan, Carrigallen, Co. Leitrim 15 months 523 kg U + 2 = €2,280
5th Feeney Brothers, Enniscrone, Co. Sligo 14 months 485 kg U + 2 + €2,115


The line up of some of the Charolais Carcasses in the competition 

Carcasses were judged on which best met Market Requirements. The Irish Charolais Cattle Society and Dawn Meats would like to thank all those who put Cattle forward for the competition. Prize money will be paid by ICCS next week.