The New Zealand Charolais Cattle Society (Inc) since 1968
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Council Members


Drew Dundass was elected President of the NZCCS in March 2014 and has been a South Island Councillor since 2011.  Drew, or "Andrew" when he is in trouble, enjoys bowls, curling, duck shooting and many other pursuits.
Drew farms with his wife Carolyn

Contact Drew at Taiaroa Charolais, 917 Upper Taieri Paerau Runs Rd, Paerau, RD4, Ranfurly
Ph 03 444 9770 Email
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Immediate Past President

WaynWayne_Semenoff_Mar_08.jpge Semenoff was elected President of the NZCCS in March 2010 and is a Northland Councillor. His involvement with Charolais began when he borrowed a Charolais bull. The resulting 28 superb calves convinced him to look at breeding his own Charolais.  Wayne Semenoff is our largest breeder of Charolais along with his wife Gay Semenoff.

Contact Wayne at Broadwood, R D 1, Kohukohu, Northland
Ph 09 409 5522 Fax 09 409 5572   Email
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Vice President

StuStuart_Bryant.JPGart Bryant represents the Nelson/Marlborough/West Coast region. He has been a councillor since 2002. His Charolais must be quiet, easy to handle, fast growing with good muscling and fleshing.

Stuart owns the Merridale Stud. He has farmed all his life, and has been involved with Charolais since 1972, breeding on his own account since 1997.  
Contact Stuart at Silverbush, R D 2, Wakefield
Ph 03 522 4357 Fax 03 522 4359   Email
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Jan Bell was elected as North Island Councillor in 2011, and lives just out of Tauranga.  When Jan returned from overseas she was introduced to Charolais by her brother and sister-in-law Mac & Pat Bell.  Jan started her own stud in the mid 1990's and has been breeding Charolais ever since.  Jan enjoys seeing Charolais crossbred cattle dotting the countryside on her travels, which she says is a testimony to their success as a terminal sire.
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Brendon Hargest was elected as South Island Councillor in 2014
Contact Brendon at Reaby Downs Charolais, 483 Otamita Gorge Road, RD7, GORE
Phone (03)208 9632
More details about Brendon coming soon

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2018 AGM

Wednesday 14th March 9am in the Ferguson Room, Copthorne Hotel, Palmerston North