As we reflect on 2020 as the year that brought so many changes to our lives. Changes that we never could have pre empted or believed to have been remotely possible we reflect on the year that was and how it impacted on us both positively and negatively.

As a Society overall, we feel that the introduction of online selling at marts has been a huge forward step for the selling of stock and we find ourselves having adapted to a selling module that will undoubtedly be around as a ‘new normal’. We are currently making the plans and arrangements for the business of the Society to operate during 2021.

As the sheep trade is currently enjoying a flourishing boost that hopefully will remain throughout the season we encourage breeders to take a wander through your stock and cull out those that you feel you will get a better return for now given the prices on offer for lambs, hoggets and cull ewes.

Our main date to confirm is the Premier Show and Sale that will be held on Saturday 30th July 2021. It is impossible to predict the level of restrictions that will be imposed on us at this time due to the ever-changing environs that are outside of our control but we will endeavor to run this as best we can whilst complying with best practice to ensure the safety of our exhibitors and visitors to the sale. We thank Tullow Mart for their assistance during the 2020 sale and we are in no doubt of their full co-operation again this year. Our exhibitors were super in their ability to adapt to a means of selling that was so far from the normal and we fully acknowledge that change is never easy, again we ask for your continued patience and co-operation with what circumstances we have set out to us to ensure the viability of the sale.

Premier Sale 2021 is a date we are looking forward to immensely as it will be the first significant event in the Charollais calendar due again to the necessary cancellation of our All Ireland Championships.

We are very much looking forward to getting out and about and catching up (while socially distancing of course) with everyone! So don’t forget to mark the calendar to ensure you don’t miss out on this super event to showcase the pick of the crop from our Charollais breeders this year. Regardless of your farm base let it be Pedigree, Commercial or a bit of both… Charollais Premier 2021 has the perfect ram to suit your needs…. and those of a discerning nature don’t forget we also are catering for those that are in need of a lady or indeed some ladies… females will also be offered for sale, lambs and hoggets so don’t say you weren’t told …..