Changes to Longevity and Progeny Recognition Award Bylaws

At the May meeting the Board approved recommendations from the Breed Development & Conformation Committee to revise the bylaws for STP and SBC awards.

Superior Total Performance (STP) Award.

The terms “exactly” and the reference to “220 days each” both linked to lactations have been removed from the STP benchmarks to allow flexibility when classifiers are assessing cows for an STP.

Also dry cows may now be granted STP status provided the minimum STP award criteria for the mammary system and all other requirements are met.         

Star Brood Cow (SBC) Award.

Under standard P1 the minimum benchmarks for milk production have been increased by 300 litres/lactation to better reflect current day production performance.