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Star Brood Cow Awards

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A certificate of Star Brood Status will be awarded to pedigree Jersey cows in recognition of their contribution to Breed Development through the Production and Type achievements of their progeny.

Awards

Awards will be made by the Jersey Cattle Society, following an application being made by the breeder of a potential Star Brood Cow, and will be based on points awarded to the achievements of the dams progeny.

Points will be awarded following each MDC Breeding Plus genetic evaluation proof run, three times every year.

One Star is awarded for every 8 points that each dam’s progeny achieves.

In addition, if any of the progeny achieve Star status in their own right, then an additional 2 points will be awarded for the first Star plus 1 point for subsequent Stars, from every Star-rated offspring.

Each time an application is made and a Star, or additional Stars, is awarded, a new pedigree certificate will be issued which records the Star status.

The pinnacle of achievement is the Gold Star Brood Cow Award presented when a minimum of 40 points is achieved.

Gold Star Brood Cows will have their achievement marked by the presentation of a commemorative certificate to the breeder.

Fee – a fee of £10 + vat will be charged to the breeder each time an award is made.

Qualification thresholds and Points structure

Progeny Points Qualification Standard
Female Production 1 Certificate of Merit
(*see qualifying standard below)
2 Gold Medal (*)
2 Medal of Merit (*)
2 Lifetime yield 50k kgs milk
1 Each additional 10k kgs milk
2 Lifetime average butterfat 6% or above
2 Lifetime average protein 4% or above
2 Combined fat & protein PTA +kgs
(<50% reliability)
3 Combined fat & protein PTA + Kgs
(51 -75% reliability)
4 Combined fat & protein PTA +kgs (76+% reliability)
Female Type 2 Classified VG 85 – 87 points
3 Classification VG 88 – 89 points
5 Classified EX 90 – 92 points
6 Classified EX 93+ points
1 Every multiple EX award
Male Production 1 PTA +kgs milk
1 PTA +kgs butterfat
1 PTA +kgs protein
2 PTA + butterfat %
2 PTA + protein %
2 70% or more reliability
Male Type 1 Classified VG
2 Classified EX
2 Type Merit > 1
4 Type Merit 2 – 2.9
6 Type Merit 3 and over
Male & Female Progeny 1 3 or more progeny Classified VG
* Certificate of Merit, Gold Medal and Medal of Merit Production

Age commencing lactation Minimum Combined kgs Fat + Protein
Years Months (minimum 5% butterfat + 3.75% protein)
2 0 350
2 3 360
2 6 370
2 9 380
3 0 400
3 6 410
4 0 420
4 6 440
5 and over 450
GOLD MEDAL 525**
MEDAL of MERIT 600**
** Minimum milk production 4550 kgs
 
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