There was a strong commercial interest in Charolais bulls at Welshpool on 8 November.
Bidding peaked at 7,000gns and 27 bulls sold to an average of £3,771, while
the demand for Charolais females fuelled a 4,400gns top bid.
The ring was packed to the rafters at Swatragh Mart, for the inaugural Northern
Ireland Charolais club sale on Friday 1st June.
There was a good trade for Charolais at Carlisle on
Saturday 12th May where bidding peaked at 13,000gns,
five lots traded at five figure sums and 58 bulls sold
to an average of £5,420.
With advancements in technology and a greater need for farmer efficiencies and
improved breeding, the Charolais Society has announced a change in their DNA
testing procedures from the 1 July 2018.
Trade held up well at the Charolais Society sale where
buyers came out in force to ensure a steady demand
which resulted in the averages improving by £815
from last year, at Stirling on Monday 7 May.
The Harman awards were presented by the Charolais Society Vice-chairman and award
founder Ben Harman at the Stirling sale on 20th February.