Star Brood Cow Qualifications
Star Brood Cow Qualifications - Agreed at the May 2015 Council Meeting.
To gain one star requires eight points, with additional stars being accumulated with each additional eight points.
Each progeny of both sexes classified GP earns one point, of which a minimum of three must be female.
Each progeny VG earn two points.
Each progeny classified EX earns three points.
Each progeny classified EX E earns a further one point per (E).
Each son with a type proof 0 - +0.9 earns 1 point (minimum rel. 75%).
Each son with a type proof of + 1 - +1.9 earns 2 points (minimum rel. 75%).
Each son with a type proof of +2 and above earns 3 points (minimum rel. 75%).
Three daughters must have a £PLI 50 or above and each daughter with a £PLI 50 or above earns one point.
Each daughter with lifetime production awards earns points as follows:
40,000 kgs earns one point.
60,000 kgs earns two points.
80,000 kgs earns three points
100,000 kgs earns five points.
For every 10,000 kgs over 100,000 gains one extra point.
Each daughter with an SP (Superior Performer award) earns two points.
Each son with a PLI of £50 - £69 earns one point (minimum rel. 75%).
Each son with a PLI of £70 - £99 earns two points (minimum rel. 75%).
Each son with a PLI of £100 and above earns three points (minimum rel. 75%).
Each daughter who achieves Star Brood status, would earn a further six points for her dam.
Superior Production Award (SP) Qualifications
Minimum 680 kgs fat plus protein in 305 days.
Minimum protein of 3.40%.
Minimum fat of 4.00%.
Calving interval relating to the qualifying lactation to be not more than 395 days to next calving.
The initials SP (Superior Producer) after a qualifying animal’s name will be recorded on its pedigree certificate. Where an animal qualifies twice, the initial SP (2) will be recorded and so on….