IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING BLUETONGUE DISEASE

If you are thinking of purchasing animals from outside of Ireland, please familiarise yourself with the current status regarding the Bluetongue Disease. Read all about it here – Bluetongue Update

CHAROLAIS CULL COW COMPETITION

CHAROLAIS CULL COW COMPETITION

The results from Friday’s Cull Cow Competition are as follows: DAWN MEATS RATHDOWNEY  Owner  Carcass Weight  Carcass Grade Total Value 1st Rory Cullen 652kgs E – 3 = €3,455 2nd Michael Delaney 548kgs U=4= €2,795 3rd Michael Moore 500kgs U – 4 + €2,550 4th Michael Mc Hugh 501kgs R+4= €2,505 5th Michael Mc Hugh […]

POSITION OF BREED SECRETARY

FRS Recruitment are now inviting applications for the role of ‘Breed Secretary– Agri’, on behalf of the Irish Charolais Cattle Society. This is a full time, permanent role suitable to candidates who are qualified or highly experienced in pedigree cattle breeding. Successful candidates will have excellent communication skills and possess the ability to advise on […]

TULLAMORE FEBRUARY BULL SHOW & SALE

TULLAMORE FEBRUARY BULL SHOW & SALE

Show & Sale of Charolais Bulls – Tullamore Mart – Saturday the 24th February 109 Charolais bulls catalogued Show 9.30 am / Sale 12.30 pm All bulls are fertility tested; bulls sold within the ROI are fertility insured All bulls are genotyped, myostatin tested and pre-sale inspected The purchasers of the 5 highest priced bulls will […]

WORLD CHAROLAIS CONGRESS 2024

WORLD CHAROLAIS CONGRESS 2024

This year’s World Charolais Congress will take place in Canada from the 21st of June until the 6th of July. For full information on the Congress and registration go to https://www.charolaisinternational.com/

MESSAGE FROM THE SECRETARY

Dear members, I wish to inform you all that I will be leaving my position as Secretary of the Society in the coming months. This decision is purely from a personal point of view, as I wish to pursue other interests in life. It has been a great honour to serve as Secretary of Europe’s […]

CHAROLAIS CULL COW COMPETITION

CHAROLAIS CULL COW COMPETITION

The Society will be running a Charolais Cull Cow Competition in early February 2024. The competition will take place on Friday the 9th of February, in Dawn Meats, Rathdowney, Co. Laois, and Dunleavy Meats, Ballina, County Mayo. The competition will be open to all Pedigree Charolais Cows. A bonus will be paid on all cows […]

STATEMENT FROM THE SOCIETY ON THE CHANGES TO THE ICBF EUROSTAR INDEXES

The Council of the Irish Charolais Cattle Society (ICCS) reject the changes made to the Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF) Eurostar indexes implemented on the 28th of November, and call for them to be reverted immediately. We believe the current indexes to be inaccurate, and not a true reflection of the quality or value of […]

ANOTHER RECORD BREAKING CHRISTMAS CRACKER

ANOTHER RECORD BREAKING CHRISTMAS CRACKER

TOP PRICE OF €16,200 AVERAGE SALE PRICE OF €5,581  4 BULLS SOLD FOR €10,000 OR MORE 20 BULLS SOLD FOR €6,000 OR MORE 85% CLEARANCE  This year’s Christmas Cracker Sale can only be described as a fantastic day for the Charolais breed. Just over 80 bulls went through the ring, with 70 of those selling […]

CHAROLAIS INCREASE “OUTPUT AND PRODUCTION”

CHAROLAIS INCREASE “OUTPUT AND PRODUCTION”

Raymond Palmer on his farm in County Donegal Raymond Palmer is a suckler cow farmer based in the Finn Valley, Co. Donegal. He farms just over 20 hectares, as a grass-based paddock system. At present, he runs 34 suckler cows with a Charolais stock bull, with a total of 84 head of cattle on the […]

CHRISTMAS CRACKER BULL SHOW & SALE

CHRISTMAS CRACKER BULL SHOW & SALE

  CLICK ABOVE TO VIEW SHOW RECORDING ELPHIN MART, CO. ROSCOMMON SATURDAY THE 2ND DECEMBER 90 TOP QUALITY – PRE-SELECTED BULLS CATALOGUED Show 9.30 am / Sale 12.30 pm The Charolais Society will give €300 back to the purchasers of the first 30 bulls to sell for over €4,500 in the ring at this Sale […]

FISTON SON TAKES TOP SPOT IN TULLAMORE

FISTON SON TAKES TOP SPOT IN TULLAMORE

A massive entry of 107 Charolais bulls was catalogued for Tullamore last Saturday. Due to a number of home sales and double entries for the upcoming Christmas Cracker, just short of 60 bulls were offered on the day. The sale resulted in a 72% clearance, with bulls selling to an average of €4,060. Trade topped […]

MIDLAND AND WESTERN CHAROLAIS CLUB SALE

The Midland and Western Charolais Club will hold an un-haltered sale of pedigree Charolais females on Friday the 10th November 2023, in Roscommon Mart. Sale starts at 6 pm. There will be 9 in-calf cows, 19 in-calf heifers and 39 maiden heifers. There are some extremely well breed cattle on offer with exciting bloodlines. Greenvale […]

LISNAGRE LEADS THE WAY AT €18,000

LISNAGRE LEADS THE WAY AT €18,000

Last Saturday’s Elite Charolais Heifer Sale in Carrick – on – Shannon seen the return of the Society to the Midland and Western Livestock Showgrounds for the first time in nearly 10 years. Regarded as Ireland’s Premier Pedigree Cattle Sales venue, the Showgrounds certainly lived up to it’s reputation. Just over 75% of the heifers […]

SHOW AND SALE OF CHAROLAIS BULLS – TULLAMORE

SHOW AND SALE OF CHAROLAIS BULLS – TULLAMORE

Show & Sale of Charolais bulls, Tullamore Mart, Saturday the 4th November 107 Charolais Bulls Catalogued Show 9.30 am / Sale 12.30 pm All bulls are fertility tested; bulls sold within the ROI are fertility insured All bulls are genotyped, myostatin tested and pre-sale inspected Deferred payment scheme option in place for bulls. Only pay […]

CHAROLAIS STOCK BULLS PRODUCING PRIZE WINNING WEANLINGS FOR THIS KILDARE FARMER

CHAROLAIS STOCK BULLS PRODUCING PRIZE WINNING WEANLINGS FOR THIS KILDARE FARMER

Gerry Connellan on his farm in County Kildare Gerry Connellan from just outside Maynooth in County Kildare has been farming suckler cows since 1987. In 2018, he formed a partnership with his son Donal, to farm their herd of 47 strong Limousin, Charolais, and Simmental cross cows. The herd is completely Spring calving, mainly from […]

IMPORTANT NEW EXPORT REGULATIONS

IMPORTANT NEW EXPORT REGULATIONS

The following new regulations regarding the sale of animals to Northern Ireland have come into affect: 1. Northern Ireland buyers must contact their local DVO (DAERA) and get approved as Bovine Establishments and Importers, before buying animals in Southern Ireland. 2. All sellers/exhibitors must contact their local DVO (DAFM) and get set up on TRACES, […]

CHAROLAIS WEANLINGS ACHIEVING STAGGERING PRICES FOR WELL KNOWN ROSCOMMON FARMER

CHAROLAIS WEANLINGS ACHIEVING STAGGERING PRICES FOR WELL KNOWN ROSCOMMON FARMER

Tom Fitzmaurice on his farm in Derrynacong, Co. Mayo If there is such a thing as the ultimate suckler herd, this small herd based in Derrynacong, County Mayo is it. Tom Fitzmaurice runs a herd of approximately 20 spring calving suckler cows with a Charolais bull every year. The cows are a mix of Simmental, […]

PLEASE NOTE THE SOCIETY HAS MOVED OFFICE

The Society has moved Office. Our new address is a as follows: IRISH CHAROLAIS CATTLE SOCIETY UNIT 2 SAINT JOHN’S COURT SAINT JOHN’S GROVE JOHNSTOWN CO. KILDARE W91 V38Y

NEW BULLS AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY

NEW BULLS AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY

Name: Reglisse AI Code: CH9700 Price per straw: €45 inc VAT Reglisse One of the most complete bulls to come in from France in recent years Sold for €37,000 as a calf An outcross pedigree for most breeders Double F94L carrier Huge satisfaction with calves in France Three full sisters were Champions in France Full […]

ELITE HEIFER SHOW AND SALE – CARRICK ON SHANNON

ELITE HEIFER SHOW AND SALE – CARRICK ON SHANNON

Elite Charolais Heifer Show & Sale Saturday the 28th of October Midland & Western Livestock Improvement Society Showgrounds, Carrick on Shannon Show 10 am / Sale 12.30 pm 47 top quality, pre-selected heifers All heifers are export tested and eligible for export to Northern Ireland on the day Free transport available to Northern Ireland from […]

NATIONAL CHAROLAIS CALF SHOW – RESULTS

NATIONAL CHAROLAIS CALF SHOW – RESULTS

The full results from last Saturday’s National Charolais Calf Show in Elphin are now available here – NATIONAL CHAROLAIS CALF SHOW RESULTS 2023

‘PHENOMENAL’ QUALITY AT NATIONAL CALF SHOW

‘PHENOMENAL’ QUALITY AT NATIONAL CALF SHOW

Elphin was once again the centre stage for this year’s much anticipated National Charolais Calf Show. Last Saturday’s show attracted over 200 Charolais calves, making it the highest entry in recent year’s, and the biggest show of any breed this year. The concluding remark from many spectators was the same, ‘phenomenal quality’. As well as […]