News 2020


Peter Daveron, William Flynn and Joe Clancy receiving the ICCS Club of the year Award for 2019 from Society President, Noel Mc Goldrick

The Irish Charolais Cattle Society Club of the year Award for 2019 was awarded to the Galway Charolais Club at this year’s Annual General Meeting. Before presenting the Club with their award, Noel Mc Goldrick said the Galway Charolais Club, along with Society Vice President, Christy Comerford, have put a massive amount of work into creating awareness around Carbon Neutral Beef. They recently submitted a proposal to the Department of Agriculture and Ag-climatise 2021 to 2030. The proposals contain an 85 slide power point presentation, as well as a detailed 12 page document. The proposals submitted follows a six month research period and was completed in time to be lodged for the Ag-climatise 2021 to 2030. The President concluded by thanking the members of the Galway Club for their hard work and innovation over the past year.

Covid-19 Update

Dear Members,

Following Friday’s announcement by the Government regarding Covid-19 guidelines and restrictions, we have no choice but to close the Charolais Office from now until the 12th April 2020.  Our main priority at this time must be to act in accordance with the advise from the relevant authorities and protect the health and welfare of our staff.

If you have any urgent queries or concerns, you can e-mail them to us and we will deal with them as best we can. You can contact Nevan at or Kate at For anyone entering bulls in the upcoming sales, it is unlikely that the Sale in Tullamore Mart on Saturday the 25th April will go ahead. However, we will produce online Sales catalogues with all entries for the remaining three Society sales. If you wish, you can also send us in pictures of your entries, along with your contact details and we will publish them on our Facebook page. We hope that this will be beneficial for breeders and potential customers looking for bulls.

Please note that many of the companies we work with on a daily basis are closed or may have reduced their operations, this may lead to delays for the Society. We hope that you will understand these are extraordinary circumstances and we thank you for your co-operation at this difficult time.

Finally, stay safe, we hope to see you all out and about very soon.

Nevan Mc Kiernan,

Secretary, ICCS.




In the midst of all the doom and gloom at present, there is some positive news in the Irish Charolais world this week, as the Goldstar herd owned by Martin Ryan and family in County Tipperary have exported two young pedigree Charolais Heifers to the Czech Republic.

Goldstar Poppy ET

Goldstar Poppy ET who was the Overall Junior Female Calf Champion at last year’s National Charolais Show, and her full sister, Goldstar Pippa ET, set sail for Eastern Europe earlier this week. The pair who are just over a year old, are sired by Goldstar Echo and are out of Goldstar Fifi, a daughter of Invincible. It is encouraging for all Irish Charolais breeders to see demand like this from other Countries. Congratulations must go to the Ryan family on their sale, hopefully both Heifers perform well on their new pastures and the very best of luck to their new owners.