Call us on:

167: Bull born on or between 15th Jul 2021 & 30th Sep 2022

Cattle ➤ Pedigree Beef Cattle ➤ NI Charolais National Championship Wed, 26th Jul, 2023
Cattle - Opening Notes

Important Note for Cattle Exhibitors
Procedure for Movement of (NI) Cattle into and out of Local Agricultural Shows
Disease Control - 
Only animals free from disease restrictions, including Tuberculosis, Brucellosis, Bluetongue and Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (herd or individual animal restrictions) may be permitted to move to a Show.
Bovine Tuberculosis Controls To minimise the risk to other livestock, exhibitors are encouraged to have “Show” animals tested for Tuberculosis by their Private Veterinary Practitioner in the 30 days beforehand. To minimise the risk to their own herd, exhibitors are encouraged to quarantine show animals and have them tested for Tuberculosis by their Private Veterinary Practitioner at least 42 days after their last appearance at a show and before reintegration to the main herd Bovine Brucellosis Controls - Pre-movement testing for Bovine Brucellosis is no longer required for movement to shows
The Compulsory Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Scheme (BVD). Shows should put in place adequate bio-security measures to reduce the risk of transmission on the premises. Best practice is that all cattle are from herds where every animal has been BVD tested with a negative result and there have been no BVD positive animals in the past 12 months. As a minimum, the following paragraphs must be met: For cattle born on/after 01/03/2016, only those animals with BVDN status on APHIS (negative BVD test result) can be moved into a “Show” herd. APHIS will block the movement of animals which don’t have BVDN status. For cattle born before 01/03/2016, animals with an APHIS status of BVDP (positive), BVDI (inconclusive), DAMPI (dam of a positive animal) or OFFPI (offspring of a positive animal) cannot be moved into a “Show” herd. APHIS will block the movement of animals which have any of these statuses. For imported animals born on or after 1st March 2016 and resident in a NI herd, a BVDN status is required before the animal can be moved into a Show herd. Statuses can only be obtained where samples have been tested in laboratories approved under the NI scheme. AHWNI can attempt to obtain BVD statuses for animals that have been imported from the ROI, so owners of any such animals should contact AHWNI, allowing time for a test to be carried out should a BVD Negative result not be available. Imported animals, not resident in a NI herd and moving directly to a Show, should be tested with virus negative results or should be the dam of a virus-negative calf. Show Operators may ask for evidence of the relevant virus-negative test result or proof that the animal concerned is the dam of a virus-negative calf. 
Proof of BVD Negative status Farmers can access the AHWNI database (, using their government gateway ID and password, for BVD test results and to print certificates of BVD negative test results. BVD statuses are also available on APHIS online and on APHIS herd lists. In summary, only those animals with a BVD status of BVDN (negative) INDNEG (indirect negative) or ‘blank’ (no BVD status on APHIS) can move into the Show Herd. Any animal with an APHIS status of BVDP, BVDI, DAMPI, OFFPI or BVDU (unknown) status cannot be moved into the “Show” herd. In respect of imported animals born on or after 1/3/2016, if a result from an approved laboratory has not already been provided by the vendor, the Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Scheme Order (Northern Ireland) 2016 requires a valid BVD test to be completed within 20 days of the date of importation. Show Secretaries are strongly advised to ask exhibitors to provide evidence of the BVD status of animals before entry, by providing a copy of the animal statuses taken from a recent NIFAIS herd-list, or an AHWNI certificate. (This will avoid a repeat of twoincidents in 2023 where non-negative animals attended Shows, which presented and avoidable disease risk to other exhibitor’s cattle.) All queries relating to details of the compulsory BVD scheme should be directed to AHWNI: Unit 49, Dungannon Enterprise Centre, 2 Coalisland Rd, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone,BT71 6JT Phone: 028 7963 9333, Email:, Web Site:
BVD Requirements for Shows wishing to include exhibitors from Ireland Ireland now has a European Commission approved BVD Eradication Programme. This increases the BVD requirements for the movement of cattle into Ireland. If a show in NI plans to include exhibitors from Ireland and plans to return these animals to their herds of origin via a non-co-minglement certificate, then the show will need to have additional BVD requirements for all exhibitors in place – including cattle from NI herds. Show organisers are advised to contact well in advance of any planned show to discuss these additional arrangements. Show organisers must ensure that NI exhibitors are aware of any additional BVD requirements
Identification and movement 
All cattle must be properly identified and comply with the Cattle Identification Regulations.
General Principles • Cattle going to a Show must be included on an electronic movement document with the “Show” as the destination herd or be accompanied by a fully completed MC2 document with the “To” premises completed with the “Show” name and address and Animal Group Number. • Cattle moving from a Show must return to the herd they came from. • Cattle from the ROI may only attend Show premises in NI that are operating as EU Approved Assembly Centres for the relevant species on that day. The number of Shows to which cattle may travel is not limited provided these conditions are met on all occasions.
Cattle Movements to or from a Show for Keepers registered in Northern Ireland On arrival at the Show, the cattle must be accompanied by a print-out of an electronic movement document created by the herd keeper on NIFAIS-on-Line (NOL) or a fully completed paper MC2 document.
Presenter’s Responsibilities
1. Presenter completes either an electronic intention to move on NOL choosing the specific “Show” as the destination or a paper MC2 showing the destination as the “Show” premises. To facilitate checks at the Show the electronic movement document should be printed. 2. For those using paper documents the presenter brings the White, Yellow, and Pink copies of the MC2 to the Show. Presenter keeps the Blue copy. • All 3 copies will be checked by a Show Representative and stamped with the Show stamp.• The MC2C (pink) will be retained by the Show Operative.
3. For returning animals home from the Show, the Show Operative will produce a seller confirmed e-document returning the animal(s) to the presenting Herd.
4. Keepers registered to use NOL do not require any further documentation for the journey home but must confirm the move home on NOL within 7 days.
5. Keepers not registered to use NOL should receive a printed copy of the return Movement document from the Show Operative.
6. Keepers not registered to use NOL must confirm the move home by attaching one of their confirmation stickers and returning the movement document to their DAERA Direct office to arrive within 7 days of the move home or they can confirm the move home within 7 days using the Cattle Registration Line at 0300 200 7855.
Show Operator’s Responsibilities.
1. Check that the cattle on the MC2/eDocument match those presented in terms of description and ear tag numbers.
2. On NOL confirm the animals (both those presented with a paper MC2 and those with an electronic Movement Document) into the Show Animal Group Number.
3. Apply the Show stamp to all the copies of the MC2 paper documents and: • Keep Pink (MC2B) copy of MC2 for Show’s own records. • Return White and Yellow copy of incoming MC2s to local DDO by the next working day after the end of the Show.
4. At the end of the Show electronic “intentions to move” should be created for all cattle moving them back to their herds of origin. (N.B. animals should always be returned to the herds from which they moved to the show.
5. For keepers registered to use NOL no documentation needs to be supplied to the keeper.
6. For keepers not registered to use NOL 2 copies of the electronic movement document should be printed to enable the presenters to confirm the animals back into their herd and retain one for their own records.
Movements to and from a Show for Cattle Keepers registered in the Republic of Ireland (ROI).
Note - In order to receive cattle from the ROI, the “Relevant part of the Show premises” must be operating to full EU Assembly Centre Standards for cattle and be approved for this purpose. Advice on and approval of this must be sought from the local Divisional Veterinary Office. As part of these requirements ROI cattle must be kept segregated from NI cattle and must be re-exported directly from the Show premises to their premises of origin in the ROI as soon as the Show ends. A Show with ROI exhibitors must have additional BVD requirements/checks in place for all competitors, including those from NI.
Cattle imported directly to a Show from the ROI.
Note - animals must be registered on NIFAIS by DAERA staff before they can move into a Show. This registration process will be carried out by the local DAERA office on receipt of the Health certificate issued by a Department Vet in the ROI, passport and “Show” MC2 documents from the Show Organiser. The registration process will allow DAERA to produce the necessary paperwork for the move out of the Show. At present it is not possible for Show Organisers to electronically move imported animals into a Show. Cattle entering a Show will be accompanied by a Passport and a Health Certificate issued by a Department Vet in the ROI. The Show will be issued with its own MC2 self-written notification book. The Show Operative will enter the animal(s) details onto the MC2 then send the completed MC2A (White) MC2B (Yellow) and MC2C (Pink) documents to the local DAERA Direct Office at the latest by the next working day. MC2D (Blue) should be retained in MC2 book.
Cattle Re-exported Directly from a Show to the ROI.
Cattle being re-exported to ROI will need to be accompanied by: • An MC2L (produced by the local DAERA Direct Office); • The passport (which accompanied the animal to the Show); • Their original Health Certification suitably endorsed by the Veterinarian responsible for the Show; • A Non Co-minglement Certificate which will be issued by the Veterinarian responsible for the Show.
If the Show is on a Saturday, the Show operator must ensure that all documentation is with their local DAERA Direct Office on the following Monday morning. The MC2L will be produced retrospectively. This may also occur when documents are received by the DAERA Direct Office too late to be processed before the animals leave the Show.

NI Charolais National Championship - Opening Notes


This Section is run in accordance with the rules of the British Charolais Cattle Society and the Northern Ireland Charolais Club if required some class age range may be altered if necessary once all entries are received

Prizes: 1st Prize £75; 2nd Prize £50; 3rd Prize £40; 4th Prize £25; 5th Prize £10
Champions £100; Reserve Champions £50

Heifers in classes 159, 160 & 161 are eligible to enter The Clogher Valley Credit Union Young BEEF HEIFER Championship See Class 241 for details

No entries permitted on day of event.

Entry Fee:  
Prizes:   1st - £75.00 , 2nd - £50.00 , 3rd - £40.00 , 4th - £25.00 , 5th - £10.00
Class is currently closed for entry.