Rules and Regulations for entry into Irish Charolais Cattle Society run Shows and Sales

RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR ENTRY INTO IRISH CHAROLAIS CATTLE SOCIETY RUN SHOWS AND SALES

ALL ANIMALS AT CHAROLAIS SOCIETY SALES ARE SOLD “ON THE MARKET” I.E. ONCE AN ANIMAL ENTERS THE RING HE/SHE IS ON THE MARKET AND THE SELLER AGREES OR NOT TO THE FINAL PRICE ACHIEVED BY THE AUCTIONEER JUST BEFORE THE FALL OF THE HAMMER.

 By entering this animal into the Sale, I accept and abide by the Sale Rules of the Irish Charolais Cattle Society Ltd., and confirm that I know of no reason why this animal could be infertile.  You are also agreeing to accept the decision of the Society’s official Inspector as to whether or not your animal(s) is/are suitable for the particular show/sale.  The official Inspector’s decision will be final.

The Irish Charolais Cattle Society and the Mart do not accept any responsibility for injury or loss of any animal at the Show and Sale.  The Society has an Insurance Scheme whereby sellers are indemnified against the Bull Fertility guarantee printed in the Sale catalogue.  The rate is approx. 3.5% of the selling price.  Bulls entered in the Sale automatically come under this Insurance Scheme and the cost of the premium to cover your bull will be deducted from your sale cheque. Please note that this scheme solely applies to bulls sold and remaining in the Republic of Ireland.

We do not accept late entries or entries over the telephone.

Closing date for each sale is strictly as stated above.

Eligible Animals for all shows & sales, except Premier & Christmas Cracker

  • Eligible animals are from the dates stated on our website.
  • A Genotype is required for all animals at Society Show/Sales. All animals must be genotyped, sire verified and results back prior to the closing date for entries. Please note that this rule is being strictly adhered to.
  • All animals must be fully registered with a pedigree certificate printed by the closing date for entries.
  • All animals must pass inspection on the morning of the Show & Sale.
  • All bulls must pass a fertility test within 60 days of the sale date. Testing must be carried out by either your Veterinary surgeon, Brendan Regan, John Mc Cabe, or Tim Kelleher.
  • Testicle measurements must be taken when carrying out the fertility test and recorded on the fertility certificate. All bulls must meet the following minimum criteria for testicle size in accordance with Veterinary standards. (Bulls not meeting the minimum criteria will NOT be allowed into the show & sale). 12 – 15 months on the day of sale – 30cm / 15 – 18 months on the day of sale – 31cm 18 – 21 months on the day of sale – 31 cm / 21 – 24 months on the day of sale – 33cm.
  • Unhaltered animals will not be allowed into the Society Show and Sale. All bulls must have a ring and lead rope in their nose.
  • All pregnant females must be veterinary certified in-calf within one week of the sale date.
  • Purchased animals must be officially transferred through the office into your herd at least 6 months prior to sale date, except where an animal is purchased as a calf at foot.
  • All animals must NOT have an average daily gain of more than 1.8kg/day (1.7kg/day for females) from birth to weighting at Society shows and sales unless previously verified by the society. A birth weight of 60kg for bulls and 55kg birth weight for heifers is allowed. Please bring a copy of any weights you have for your animal(s) for John Beirne to Inspect.
  • All exhibitors must wear a clean white coat or white shirt in the show and sales rings.
  • Entry fee is €20.

 Eligible Animals for the Premier & Christmas Cracker Shows & Sales:

  • Eligible animals are from the dates stated on our website.
  • A Genotype is required for all animals at Society Show/Sales. All animals must be genotyped, sire verified and results back prior to the closing date for entries. Please note that this rule is being strictly adhered to.
  • All animals must be fully registered with a pedigree certificate printed by the closing date for entries.
  • All animals must have a valid export test which is in date up to a minimum of 3 working days following sale.
  • All entries will be pre-inspected at various centres prior to sale date. A certificate of compliance or the animal’s blue card will be required at the inspection venues.
  • All bulls must meet the minimum weight for age requirements.
  • All bulls must be fertility tested within 60 days of the sale date. Testing must be done either by your Veterinary surgeon, Brendan Regan, John Mc Cabe, or Tim Kelleher.
  • Testicle measurements must be taken when carrying out the fertility test and recorded on the fertility certificate. All bulls must meet the following minimum criteria for testicle size in accordance with Veterinary standards. (Bulls not meeting the minimum criteria will NOT be allowed into the show & sale). 12 – 15 months on the day of sale – 30cm / 15 – 18 months on the day of sale – 31cm 18 – 21 months on the day of sale – 31 cm / 21 – 24 months on the day of sale – 33cm.
  • You must provide a completed veterinary examination form stating that the animal has no abnormalities, for example mouth is correct i.e. check the dentition is correct and the incisor/teeth are biting on the upper pad, prior to the sale date. Copy of this certificate stating same must be presented to the inspector on the morning of the sale. This form can be downloaded from our website at www.charolais.ie next to entry forms. The vet must also check for any abnormalities that would make the animal unsuitable for sale.
  • All animals must NOT have an average daily gain of more than 1.8kg/day (1.7kg/day for females) from birth to weighting at Society shows and sales unless previously verified by the society. A birth weight of 60kg for bulls and 55kg birth weight for heifers is allowed. Please bring a copy of any weights you have for your animal(s) for John Beirne to Inspect.
  • Unhaltered animals will not be allowed into the Society Show and Sale. All bulls must have a ring and lead rope in their nose. All heifers must have a snaffle and leads rope in their nose.
  • All pregnant females must be veterinary certified in-calf within one week of the sale date.
  • All exhibitors must wear a clean white coat or white shirt in the show and sales rings.
  • Entry fee is €50 (Non-refundable)

We do not accept late entries or entries over the telephone.

Closing date for each sale is strictly as stated above.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE SALE OF ANIMALS TO THE UK MAINLAND

Animals which sell to the UK mainland must return home for a period of 40 days after the sale. However, the Society does provide accommodation for any animals that sell to the UK mainland. Please note if you decide to avail of this, the Society will deduct 2% of your cheque, to subsidise the lairage, insurance, and transports costs.

If you decide to bring your animal home for the quarantine period, that animal must be re-tested and exported directly to the UK when the quarantine period is over. In-order to assist breeders with this, the Society will subsidise €200 towards the upkeep of each animal for the quarantine period. The Society will organise the transport of the animals from the designated collection points to the UK. There is also the option to insure the animal for the quarantine period. This can be taken out on the day of the sale with FBD Insurance, who will be available in the Mart Office. This will cover the animal for 60 days after the sale. This is solely at the digression of the seller and the buyer.