Three Charolais Cross Weanlings who sold at last Friday’s show & sale in Donegal Town Mart. From left – right, 296 kg – €1,150, 426 kg – €1,240 and 430 kg – €1,300. All three were born in 2018. The calves on the right and left is sired by Fiston, the calf in the middle is sired by a Pirate bred stock bull.
Judging of the Charolais cross weanling’s in Donegal Town last Friday. On the right is the Charolais calf which was the Overall Champion of the show.
Sample prices of Charolais cross weanling’s in Donegal Town were:
Weanling Bulls – All born in 2018
296 kg – €1,154
308 kg – €1,127
276 kg – €930
442 kg – €1,240
274 kg – €912
292 kg – €954
332 kg – €1,050
326 kg – €1,015
300 kg – €970
304 kg – €978
432 kg – €1,280
392 kg – €1,140
354 kg – €1,000
Weanling Heifers – All born in 2018
330 kg – €1,150
386 kg – €1,340
226 kg – €770
266 kg – €865
286 kg – €885
316 kg – €950
324 kg – €970
438 kg – €1,300
376 kg – €1,070
356 kg – €1,000
Sponsored Weanling Shows and Sales in Cork & Kerry
The Charolais Society have very kindly sponsored forthcoming weanling shows and sales in both Skibbereen and Gortatlea Marts. The Skibbereen Show and Sale on this Friday, October 5th and the Gortatlea Show and Sale takes place on Wednesday, October 17th (Males) and Wednesday October 24th (Females).
Events for the remainder of 2018 and for 2019
The Club is inviting breeders in it’s area to come forward with suggestions for events and meetings for the rest of 2018 and for 2019.
With regard to meetings, we would welcome your views on your preferences for meeting agendas – i.e. topics and speakers. Our objective is to rotate meetings between Killarney and west Cork venues.
In previous years, events / walks on breeders’ farms were quite popular. Since the Club’s formation, quite a number of breeders have hosted these events, which were very informative and well received. If you would be interested in hosting such an event, we would be delighted to hear from you!
All ideas / suggestions are welcome.
Looking forward to hearing from you!!
Richard Murphy, Chairman @ 087/9181086
Moss Keane, Secretary @ 087/2524968
At this year’s National Ploughing Championships, the Irish Charolais Cattle Society held a raffle for the in-calf pedigree Charolais Heifer, Clenagh Majesty. The well bred Goldstar Echo daughter attracted enormous interest all week from the public. On Friday afternoon it was announced that William Anderson from Ballyshannon in County Donegal was the lucky winner. William is a young man with a keen interest in farming and we would like to wish him the very best of luck with his new Heifer. Ticket sales over the course of the week amounted to €10,150, which will all be donated to the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association. The Irish Charolais Cattle Society are delighted to be part of such a wonderful initiative and would like to express their gratitude to the breeders of Clenagh Majesty, the Quin family from County Clare for all their hard work.