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Star Brood Award

 
 

In recognition of the impact that a cow can have both within a herd and the national herd Holstein UK has the Star Brood cow award. As the progeny is the source of many of the points that are awarded, which are translated into stars, the potential for a cow to collect stars over a number of years is often demonstrated. In order for a cow to have a Brood Star calculation done a member of Holstein UK must request a calculation, which is charged to a members account at £13.60 (inc. VAT) per cow. If the cow is eligible for a star status then a certificate showing her stars will be forwarded. A recalculation can be requested at future dates at a reduced fee of £6.18 (inc. VAT) if there has been an increase in the number of stars collected by the cow.

The points criteria states – that any animal which has three progeny classified Good Plus or better and three progeny with a production index (PI) of 100 or above is eligible. The three progeny do not need to be the same three animals – a male progeny can be used for the PI index provided he has a positive PTA for combined fat and protein at a reliability of at least 50%.

Points are then awarded for her progeny’s achievements. 8 points equates to 1 Star.

 
 
 
Female Classification Male Classification        Male Type Index
GP 1 point GP 1 point Min 65% reliability
VG 3 points VG 2 points TM 1.5 3 points
EX 6 points EX 3 points TM 1.75 4 points
Multiple EX 1 point per EX      TM 2.0 5 points
    TM 2.5 6 points
    Points double if over 85% reliability   

 

Production Index

(any lactation)

Production

(lifetime)

100 - 109 1 point LP50 1 point
110 - 119 2 points LP60 2 points
120 - 129 3 points LP70 3 points
130 - 139 4 points LP80 4 points
140+ 5 points LP90 5 points
Superior Performer    3 points    LP100    6 points   

 

Points for PTA of combined fat and protein
Reliability 50 - 69% + CFP kg 3 points   
Reliability 70 - 80% 4 points
Reliability 81% or greater 5 points
70% and above reliability - for every 10kg CFP+    1 point

 

The table below shows the top 30 Star Brood Cows, as of Nov 2017, ranked by the number of Stars awarded.

Animal Name Herd Prefix Date of Birth   Award
Condon Aero Sharon Tallent 20/01/1991       68 stars   
Bond Haven Dixie Rox Joylan 02/09/1988 66 stars
Primsland Inspiration Kimo Painley 09/08/1989 62 stars
Topmark Raider Rhapsody Almond 25/06/1994 55 stars
Staffordshire Miss America T Cornes 18/04/1980 53 stars
Avenham Outside J Rolls Avenham 07/12/1999 51 stars
Coldsprings Royal A Red Butlersams 23/08/1988 50 stars
Comestar Oralie Prelude Weeton 02/03/1994 48 stars
Denmire Storm Marie Denmire 03/02/1998 45 stars
C R F Vic Birch Kitty Huddlesford 04/04/1985 43 stars
Stardale Black Vaakje Stardale 15/08/1982 42 stars
Woodmarsh Zoey Woodmarsh 03/06/2005 41 stars
Joylan Blackstar Roxie Relough 24/06/1993 39 stars
Joylan Trudy Cushwash 13/05/1987 37 stars
Fleury Nick Lueur Ciderhouse 02/07/1991 37 stars
Woodmarsh Formation Melody    Woodmarsh 21/10/1997 36 stars
Horizon Jub Helene Whartonspool    28/12/1991 36 stars
Grantchester Mattador Jill Ardmore 14/08/1985 35 stars
Relough Wade Roxie Relough 11/02/1998 35 stars
Bricknell Ethel Bricknell 12/11/1980 35 stars
Inch Jed Daphne Inch 26/03/1995 35 stars
Bowerlea Senator Betsy Huddlesford 30/07/1982 35 stars
Stardale Leader Roxy Willsbro 17/11/1998 34 stars
Cleevale Prelude Lyme Woodmarsh 07/12/1993 32 stars
Wintersell Mila Wintersell 18/11/2005 32 stars
Kirkblythe Leadman Dolly Kirkblythe 20/07/1991 31 stars
Hillbrad Patron Vanessa Ingleview 17/11/1998 30 stars
Corniche America Poltreworgey 26/09/1985 30 stars
Newry Prelude Barbie Newry 29/10/1994 30 stars
Alh Polly Absolute 03/06/2006 30 stars

Last updated 04-Dec-17