Holstein Australia Awards provide objective assessment of the progress of your breeding program.
From recognition of superior classification or production in a single lactation right through to all-round excellence over a lifetime, these awards are credible evidence of the merit of individual animals, their families and your entire herd.
The Holstein Australia award search is free to breeder members and adds tangible value to your cows and their progeny. Note: the printing and posting of award certificates incurs a fee.
Combined Longevity and Progeny Recognition
Combined awards for longevity and progeny performance are issued to recognise those animals who have made a significant contribution to the development of the Holstein breed in Australia. Awards include superior production, longevity, transmission of superior production with desirable conformation to their progeny.
Superior Total Performance
The Superior Total Performance award recognises cows with a minimum classification of VG85 for Type and a lifetime production of 50,000 litres milk, 1,875 kg fat and 1,600 kg protein over six completed lactations. The mammary system is to be classified with the mammary value calculated as 85 or higher. Members should note that the Superior Total Performance award is applied for individually at classification.
VG85 or Higher
a.) at least SIX completed lactations
b.) Mammary System to be classified with the mammary value calculated as 85 or higher
Note: The Superior Total Performance (STP) Award is applied for individually at classification.
Star Brood Cow
The Star Brood Cow award recognises genetically superior brood cows based on the conformation and production performance of their progeny.
To qualify for Star Brood Cow award, a female MUST:
Be listed in the Holstein Australia Herdbook or Appendix (including Supplementary Section) but does not have to be classified
Have produced at least three progeny classified Good Plus or better
ONE STAR is awarded for every SIX POINTS gained, with the points allocated as follows:
Each daughter classified GOOD PLUS
1 point (total)
Each daughter classified VERY GOOD 85, 86 OR 87
2 point (total)
Each daughter classified VERY GOOD 88 OR 89
3 point (total)
Each daughter classified EXCELLENT
4 point (total)
P1 Production (Single Lactation)
ONE POINT for each daughter recording a single 305-day lactation of minimum:
Protein (kg) and one of
P2 Production (lifetime)
Each daughter with lifetime production in excess of:
55,000 litres Milk OR 2,090 kg Fat OR 1,788 kg Protein
66,000 litres Milk OR 2,508 kg Fat OR 2,145 kg Protein
77,000 litres Milk OR 2,926 kg Fat OR 2,503kg Protein
P3 Production (ABV)
Each son with an Australian Breeding Value above breed average:
+275L Milk, +20 kg F+P (min +10 kg Protein), 63% Rel
+500L Milk, +45 kg F+P (min +20 kg Protein), 63% Rel
+750L Milk, +70 kg F+P (min +30 kg Protein), 63% Rel
Each son qualifying for the Superior Sire Award
Each daughter qualifying for Star Brood Cow Award
Each daughter qualifying for Superior Total Performance (STP) Award:
i) Standard STP
For every 3 EXCELLENT daughters a son produces
For every 25 VERY GOOD daughters a son produces
For TP4 a maximum of 12 points can be awarded for each category