Our Charolais Herd was founded in the 1980s And grew until its peak in 2003, when we had a total of 35 Pedigree Charolais Cows.
As well as taking many local show titles across the North of Scotland; In 2000 we won the prestigious title of Pedigree Cattle Champion at the Aberdeen and Northern Marts Spring Show with our home-bred bull Advie Orwell (pictured below), sired by Loganbar Herdsman who sold to Messrs Rattray, Blairgowrie.
But as the farms drive toward sustainability pushed on, the Charolais Herd was reduced to make way for our burgeoning Culfoich Highlanders Fold. An early draft of heifers took the old market at Perth by storm averaging well over 3000gns a piece. They were widely acclaimed as one of the best draft of Charolais heifers seen for a long time at the market.
In addition to being crowned Female Champion at the Perth Sales in 2006, the reduction of Advie Charolais that year saw bidding peak at 6,000gns for a cow and calf pair selling to Peter Mallaber, Burton-on-Trent.
Advie Rapunzel, a six year old Moyness Lincoln daughter was accompanied by her bull calf, Advie Bishop, sired by Derryharney Outstanding.
Her stablemate, Advie Tina, a four year old heifer by Gretnahouse Perfect and scanned in calf to the Doonally New sired Advie Victor, attracted the next highest bid that day of 5,000gns from the Cheshire based Boden and Davies Partnership.
Alastair Lyle, Mid Cambushinne, Dublane invested 3,200gns in Advie Sheila, a five year old Reddivallen Oneman daughter sold with Advie Brigadier, her bull calf by Doonally New. Sheila was sold scanned in calf to Doonally New.
Culfoich is no longer home to a Pedigree Charolais Herd but we are all still supporters of the breed and will be for years to come.