This Irish Charolais Cattle Society will host two major shows and sales at Tullamore Mart in November 2021.
The first, a show and sale of Charolais bulls, on Saturday, November 6th, will see 109 Charolais bulls come under the hammer.
In a statement, a spokesperson for the Irish Charolais Cattle Society told That’s Farming:
“All bulls are genotyped, sire verified, myostatin tested & pre-sale inspected.”
“Furthermore, all bulls are fertility tested & fertility insured. A deferred payment scheme option is in place, whereby buyers only pay one-third of the price of the bull on the day of sale.”
“Anyone who wishes to avail of this must contact the Charolais office before the sale,” they added.
As an incentive for buyers, the purchasers of the ten highest priced bulls at this sale will each receive a €200 premium from the society. You can view a sales catalogue.
Elite heifer show and sale
Furthermore, the society will host its Elite Heifer Show and Sale on Saturday, November 13th, 2021.
This will see 108 top quality Charolais heifers go under the hammer.
The spokesperson continued: “This sale has really established itself in recent years, as a sale where you can find real quality.”
“All heifers are export tested & eligible for export on the day. All heifers are genotyped, myostatin tested, vet inspected, and pre-sale inspected.”
As an incentive to buyers, the society is offering the following to purchasers at this sale:
- The purchasers of the five highest-priced heifers will each receive a €250 premium;
- Free first-time membership with the society for any first-time buyers at the sale;
- Free transport available to Northern Ireland directly from the sale;
- Also, it can arrange free transport to the UK mainland for heifers at this sale
You can find the catalogue online.
In-person and online bidding
Ringside & online bidding will be available on both days through LSL.
The show will commence at 10 am, with the sale to kick off at 12.45 pm on both days.
‘Phenomenal demand’ for Charolais cattle
Nevan McKiernan, secretary of the Irish Charolais Society, said:
“These sales come on the back off a wonderful autumn for Charolais-cross cattle in the commercial market.”
“Charolais, across all age and weight categories, have been in phenomenal demand right across the country.”
“A trend that has clearly been driven by the breed’s improvements in terminal traits and calving ease in recent years.”
“Recent data from the Irish Cattle Breeding Federation shows that Charolais are the only breed to have increased substantially in usage from 2019 to 2020.”
“In essence, this is a true reflection of the positive direction the breed is moving in,” he concluded.