The quantity and quality of data that has been collected for Stabiliser maternal traits in recent years has been very good making these EBVs strong. The genetic trends confirm that the breed is heading in the right direction with increasing Weaner Index and Finisher Index whilst keeping birth weight under control. This basically means that the Stabiliser has significantly improved over the last 10 years and is therefore increasing it profit potential.
Stabiliser Genetic Indexes by Calving YearDownload
Stabiliser Breed Average Birth, 200d and 400d weightsDownload
Genetic Variation in £Profit IndexDownload
’We have an easy-care system that is as profitable as any other beef enterprise.’’
“It quickly became apparent how easy calving time would become with the low calf weights.”
“Profit per hectare should be the primary measure of business performance and for beef suckler producers.”