News 2018

Rosanna Jupiter makes waves in the UK

Rosanna Jupiter was purchased by David and Louise Barker of the Caylers Charolais herd in Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire in 2015. Bred by Pat Stephens from Tullow in County Carlow, Jupiter is certainly starting to make a name for himself across the water. Commenting on Jupiter, David Barker says “he has proved to be a successful sire for us and recent successes with his progeny include the Reserve Intermediate Champion at Carlisle with Caylers Magnate, who  sold for 5000gns and Caylers Minstrel, the second top price bull at Welshpool, selling for 5800gns. We have also recently sold another son of Jupiter in a joint purchase to three pedigree herds in Scotland.” Jupiter who is a son of Rosanna Fameux and Rosanna Daisybell, carries an impressive calving index of +6. Commenting on Jupiter, Pat Stephens is “delighted to see him breeding so well for the Barker family, it’s so important to me that my Cattle perform well for my customers.”

Caylers Magnate

Caylers Minstrel

All Ireland Super Suckler Cow & Calf Competition

This year the Irish Charolais Cattle Society will hold the first All Ireland Super Suckler Cow & Calf Competition in Bonniconlon Agricultural Show on Monday the 6th August. (Bank Holiday)
Main Sponsors are Mayo-Sligo Livestock Mart and Dovea Genetics
The criteria for entry will be as follows:
  • Best pen of two Suckler cows and their calves
  • Cows can be any breed
  • Calves must be sired by a Charolais (Charolais on their passport) and bred from the cows they are paired with (Cows and calves may be DNA’d for verification)
  • Maximum of two entries/pens per exhibitor allowed
  • Animals must be loose in the pens
Prize Money – 1st €600, 2nd €500, 3rd €400, 4th €350, 5th €300, 6th €250, 7th €200, 8th €150, 9th €100, 10th €100, 11th €100, 12th €100, 13th €100, 14th €100, 15th €100
All Entries must be made through Bonniconlon Agricultural Show

Address: Carrareagh, Bonniconlon. Ballina. Co. Mayo Tel: 096 45111

Cork Summer Show

As an initiative to promote the Charolais breed, the Cork & Kerry Charolais Club are proposing to hold a Club Championship for it’s members at the Cork Summer Show, which will take place on Saturday, June 16th. The classes will be for pedigree calves born after the 1st September 2017 and the 1st January 2018, if there are sufficient entries. If you are interested in showing stock at the Cork Show, Please contact Moss Keane, Club Secretary at 087/2524968, on or before Friday the 1st of June.