“A good bull
has a good dam.”
Simmentaler cows are identified for many years already by
the SIMSTAR method and are highlighted to the industry as
superior in sales catalogues and on the registration
certificate by means of their *, ** or *** stars. Awards and
promotion (from say * to ***) are based on reproduction (Simdex),
growth (200-day EBV) and milk (EBV) requirements, which are
adjusted annually according to the latest breeding values.
The Society was the first institution in Southern Africa
which identified it’s elite cows according to EBV’s (instead
requirements of *(4 calvings), **(5 calvings) and *** star
cows (more than 5 calvings) are high and only approximately
8% of the active cow population meets these requirements.
Bull buyers are strongly advised to
buy bulls from star cows.
2017 Star Awards
Star Cow Calculation
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