Charolais breeders set to flock to Roscommon for National Show

Hundreds of Charolais breeders are expected to flock to Roscommon this weekend for the Irish Charolais Cattle Society’s National Show in Elphin.

The show will take place this Sunday (September 11) and according to the organisers, it is the number one show for pedigree and commercial Charolais cattle in Ireland.

Over 220 cattle from all across Ireland will be on display on the day, divided into over 20 classes, compromising of 17 pedigree and six commercial competitions.

Judging will commence at 10am and three judges will be tasked with selecting the best male, female and commercial Charolais cattle on the day.

Commercial cattle make at return to the show this year, while there is also a competition for the best pen of two loose Charolais cross heifers fit for slaughter.

These heifers will be slaughtered the day after the show on the +/-20c/kg grid and will be judged on both live appearance on the show day and carcass traits on the following morning.

Heifers must be:
  • In spec
  • Bord Bia Quality Assured
  • Charolais on the blue card

It’s free admission into the show and everyone is welcome to come along to what should be a wonderful display of cattle.