UK Breed performance Statistics 2018
UK Breed performance Statistics 2018
UK Breed performance Statistics 2018
UK Breed performance Statistics 2018
UK Breed performance Statistics 2018
UK Breed performance Statistics 2018
UK Breed performance Statistics 2018
UK Breed performance Statistics 2018
UK Breed performance Statistics 2018
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  • Ayrshire
  • British Friesian
  • Brown Swiss
  • Guernsey
  • Holstein
  • Island Jersey
  • Montbeliarde UK
  • UK Jerseys
  • Introduction
  • Ayrshire
  • British Friesian
  • Brown Swiss
  • Guernsey
  • Holstein
  • Island Jersey
  • Montbeliarde UK
  • UK Jerseys
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INTRODUCTION

The National Bovine Data Centre (NBDC) collates the completed lactation results recorded in the United Kingdom from a range of ICAR approved organisations (see “Sources”). The results used for the performance statistics in this section are gathered exclusively for animals registered with the appropriate dairy cattle breed society.

 

COMMENTARY

Throughout the period 2015 to late 2017, many UK dairy farms experienced a period of depressed milk prices below the long-term average (source: AHDB UK, GB & NI Farmgate Prices). This did not encourage producers to manage for higher lactation milk yields. From late 2017 and into 2018 however farmgate process improved closer to the 5-year average. The impact of this across most breeds can be seen in the charts for annual average lactation yields. Where during 2015-2017 yields stagnated or even declined slightly. While over the 2018 production year yields have improved by around 1-2% for most major UK breeds.

Over the same periods, by contrast, overall health and fertility measures have shown consistent improvements. Particularly lactation average Somatic Cell Counts (SCC) and overall Calving Intervals. Most herds and breeds have produced year on year improvement in those two key measures. Except perhaps where a relatively small population size means some temporary reversals are apparent among a generally improving longer term trend. Influenced by a relatively small number of animals within those populations.

Particularly among the Holstein-Friesian and Ayrshire populations, which collectively account for over 95% of the data collected for these results, the sustained improvements in Calving Intervals (as a measure of fertility) are most marked. These are visible in the charts for annual trends in Calving Interval in the following sections. In all three population sectors Calving Intervals have improved from peaks around 2008-2009 to levels approaching 400 days, last seen around the turn of the millennium. Geneticists and pundits agree that these trends are at least in part, influenced by the introduction of daughter fertility indices into to the overall genetic index scores produced for breeding bulls. Which have made it increasingly difficult for a bull transmitting poor daughter fertility to achieve a top overall score. Along with the efforts of breeders and genetic source suppliers to eliminate bulls with poor daughter fertility from their studs.

 

Lactation Criteria

To be selected for inclusion in these analyses, lactation records must meet selected qualifying criteria.
Each lactation must:

  • Have a minimum of 5 genuine sample test results, analysed for constituents.
  • Have lasted a minimum of 200 days from calving,
  • Have ended the lactation or completed the 305th day within the 12 months up to 30th September of the year quoted.
  • Include production up to and including the 305th day of lactation, but not beyond.
  • Excluding animals culled prematurely (e.g. for reasons of disease control) where the lactation was ended when the animal was recorded as moved directly for slaughter below 250 days.
  • Only those lactations with a valid Cell Count result are included in the SCC aggregates.
  • Calving Intervals are included in averages where the period between successive pairs of calving dates falls into the range 280 to 730 days. This excludes very premature calvings where the event has started a fresh lactation record and animals with extended intervals due to embryo transfer activity.

 

SOURCES

The lactation data held by NBDC includes results recorded in the UK by the organisations listed below. Each of these organisations perform milk recording to the guidelines and standards defined by the International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR).

 

The Cattle Information Service

National Milk Records Plc

Dale Farm Ltd

Isle of Man Dept. of Agriculture

Royal Jersey Agriculture & Horticulture Society

Production Trends Ayrshires (AYR)

The breed specific results,shown here, include data from breed society registered animals (both fully and supplementary) giving confidence that the statistics shown are representative of the breed. Breed results are listed in bold type in tables and thick lines on charts.

The change over time reveals how much of the progress is due to improved genetic potential, nutrition and management practices. The number of Lactations show how many full qualifying lactations were completed during the year and used in the analysis of Milk, Fat & Protein results. Calving interval (CI) and Somatic Cell Count (SCC) statistics will use slightly fewer results. The count does not equate to the number of animals registered, nor include those who may have ended their lactation below 200 days. It does however give a consistent guide to the trend in lactations recorded.

Lactation Production of Registered Animals (all ages)

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# Derived from animals completing a 305-day Lactiation Period. Minimum of 200 days and 5 full tests. Registered animals only.

Breed Performance Standards

(Production level required to meet the top n% of breed. Derived from LP/305-day lactations completed 2018)

Percentile Milk (kg) Fat % Protein % Fat (kg) Protein (kg) F+P (kg) C Interval
1% 11442 5.41 3.87 490 374 845 313
2% 10851 5.24 3.79 458 355 806 320
5% 9978 4.99 3.68 421 329 745 329
10% 9210 4.78 3.60 386 305 687 337
25% 8032 4.45 3.47 334 266 600 356

Values have been derived independently for each trait, so should be read and treated separately. For example, an individual cow who falls into (say) the top 25% for one trait (such as Milk Yield), may be at a very different level for another trait (such as Fat %, Protein % or Calving Interval).

Performance trends

for all registered animals

Year2006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018%3.33.43.53.63.73.83.944.14.2Kg01000200030004000500060007000Fat%Protein%Milk Yield (kg)

Somatic Cell Count

Lactation Averages

Year2006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018'000 cells/ml160165170175180185190195200205210215AyrshireNational/All Breeds Average

Calving Interval

annual trend

Year2006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018Calving Interval (days)405410415420425430AyrshireNational/All Breeds Average

 

Parity Group Production Ayrshires (AYR)

Parity group results are derived from all eligible lactation data within each age group.These show how first lactation heifers measure up against more mature animals, along with the relative performance of 7th, 8th and later lactation animals.These results may be particularly useful to those Farmers and Herd Owners wishing to benchmark their herd against the breed contemporaries.

The ‘Change between lactations’ column in the table below shows the increase (if positive) or decrease (if negative) in Milk Yield, between successive lactations. This indicates how much more (or less) milk might be expected from each of the different age groups in a herd and acts as a very broad guide to the effects of maturity. Individual animals may of course vary considerably from this pattern as they age themselves.

Performance of Registered Animals (Parity Groups - 2018)

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# Derived from animals completing a lactation period (305-days) within the year from October to Seprtember. Minimum 200 days and 5 full tests.

Lactation Milk Yields

Parity/Lactation Age12345678910+kg0100020003000400050006000700080002018

Somatic Cell Count

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Calving Interval

(days since previous calving)

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Lactation Fat & Protein (kg)

Parity/Lactation Age12345678910+kg050100150200250300Fat 2016Fat 2017Fat 2018Protein 2016Protein 2017Protein 2018

Lactation Fat & Protein (%)

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Genetic TREND FOR PLI

The genetic trend for the population shows the mean PLI of females per year of birth, plotted alongside the mean PLI of their sires, weighted by daughter numbers. The PLI was calculated in the latest year shown and applied to all animals dated back to the year 2000. This allows an objective comparison across time for all animals in the data set.

Genetic Trend – PLI

Mean PLI of females by year of birth, with mean PLI of their sires *

Year of Birth2006200720082009201020112012201320142015201820162017PLI (£)-20020406080100120140160180200FemalesSires

All PLI results are based on April 2018 evaluations from AHDB.
* Sires PLI averages weighted according to the number of daughters

 

Production Trends British Friesian (BFR)

The breed specific results,shown here, include data from breed society registered animals (both fully and supplementary) giving confidence that the statistics shown are representative of the breed. Breed results are listed in bold type in tables and thick lines on charts.

The change over time reveals how much of the progress is due to improved genetic potential, nutrition and management practices.The number of Lactations show how many full qualifying lactations were completed during the year and used in the analysis of Milk, Fat & Protein results.Calving interval (CI) and Somatic Cell Count (SCC) statistics will use slightly fewer results.The count does not equate to the number of animals registered, nor include those who may have ended their lactation below 200 days. It does however give a consistent guide to the trend in lactations recorded.

Lactation Production of Registered Animals (all ages)

Year ended Sep No. of Lactations#(FRI) Milk Yield (kg) Fat % Protein % Fat Yield (kg) Protein Yield (kg) SCC ('000 cells/ml) Calving Interval (days)
2006 5534 6820 4.12 3.31 281 226 201 405
2007 6827 6761 4.09 3.34 277 226 195 402
2008 6037 6818 4.09 3.36 279 229 190 406
2009 5869 6775 4.09 3.35 277 227 185 405
2010 5372 6822 4.10 3.33 280 227 188 401
2011 5411 6965 4.07 3.33 283 232 184 401
2012 5688 6926 4.10 3.31 284 229 183 402
2013 6111 6642 4.13 3.30 274 219 188 399
2014 6545 6966 4.08 3.34 284 233 163 396
2015 6936 6889 4.06 3.36 280 232 164 394
2016 7509 6977 4.11 3.37 287 235 164 393
2017 7787 6815 4.16 3.33 283 227 154 392
2018 7978 6783 4.18 3.33 283 226 155 389

# Derived from animals completing a 305-day Lactiation Period. Minimum of 200 days and 5 full tests. Registered animals only.

Breed Performance Standards

(Production level required to meet the top n% of breed. Derived from LP/305-day lactations completed 2018)

Percentile Milk (kg) Fat % Protein % Fat (kg) Protein (kg) F+P (kg) C Interval
1% 10911 5.52 3.93 477 362 825 310
2% 10355 5.29 3.84 449 342 787 316
5% 9607 4.99 3.72 409 319 720 325
10% 8972 4.78 3.63 379 299 674 333
25% 7917 4.47 3.48 331 263 594 349

Values have been derived independently for each trait, so should be read and treated separately. For example, an individual cow who falls into (say) the top 25% for one trait (such as Milk Yield), may be at a very different level for another trait (such as Fat %, Protein % or Calving Interval).

Performance trends

for all registered animals

Year2006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018%3.33.43.53.63.73.83.944.14.2Kg01000200030004000500060007000Fat%Protein%Milk Yield (kg)

Somatic Cell Count

Lactation Averages

Year2006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018'000 cells/ml150155160165170175180185190195200205210British FriesianNational/All Breeds Average

Calving Interval

annual trend

Year2006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018Calving Interval (days)385390395400405410415420425430British FriesianNational/All Breeds Average

 

Parity Group Production British Friesian (BFR)

Parity group results are derived from all eligible lactation data within each age group.These show how first lactation heifers measure up against more mature animals, along with the relative performance of 7th, 8th and later lactation animals.These results may be particularly useful to those Farmers and Herd Owners wishing to benchmark their herd against the breed contemporaries.

The ‘Change between lactations’ column in the table below shows the increase (if positive) or decrease (if negative) in Milk Yield, between successive lactations. This indicates how much more (or less) milk might be expected from each of the different age groups in a herd and acts as a very broad guide to the effects of maturity. Individual animals may of course vary considerably from this pattern as they age themselves.

Performance of Registered Animals (Parity Groups - 2018)

Parity Lactation Count#(FRI) Milk Yield (kg) Change between lactations Fat % Protein % Fat Yield (kg) Protein Yield (kg) SCC ('000 cells/ml) Calving Interval (days)
1 2052 5599   4.24 3.32 238 186 105  
2 1732 6725 20 % 4.21 3.38 283 227 105 386
3 1285 7217 7 % 4.19 3.36 302 243 134 385
4 990 7480 3 % 4.15 3.34 310 250 171 387
5 710 7629 1 % 4.14 3.31 316 252 212 389
6 485 7645 0 % 4.14 3.30 316 253 246 394
7 333 7477 -2 % 4.07 3.29 304 246 267 402
8 197 7181 -3 % 4.11 3.28 295 235 333 400
9 105 6908 -3 % 4.09 3.25 282 224 380 403
10+ 75 6401 -7 % 3.99 3.23 255 207 408 414

# Derived from animals completing a lactation period (305-days) within the year from October to Seprtember. Minimum 200 days and 5 full tests.

Lactation Milk Yields

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Somatic Cell Count

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Calving Interval

(days since previous calving)

Parity/Lactation Age12345678910+days0501001502002503003504004502018

Lactation Fat & Protein (kg)

Parity/Lactation Age12345678910+kg050100150200250300Fat 2016Fat 2017Fat 2018Protein 2016Protein 2017Protein 2018

Lactation Fat & Protein (%)

Parity/Lactation Age12345678910+%00.511.522.533.544.5Fat 2016Fat 2017Fat 2018Protein 2016Protein 2017Protein 2018

 

Genetic TREND FOR PLI

The genetic trend for the population shows the mean PLI of females per year of birth, plotted alongside the mean PLI of their sires, weighted by daughter numbers. The PLI was calculated in the latest year shown and applied to all animals dated back to the year 2000. This allows an objective comparison across time for all animals in the data set.

Genetic Trend – PLI

Mean PLI of females by year of birth, with mean PLI of their sires *

Year of Birth2006200720082009201020112012201320142015201820162017PLI (£)050100150200250FemalesSires

All PLI results are based on April 2018 evaluations from AHDB.
* Sires PLI averages weighted according to the number of daughters

 

Production Trends Brown Swiss (BSW)

The breed specific results,shown here, include data from breed society registered animals (both fully and supplementary) giving confidence that the statistics shown are representative of the breed. Breed results are listed in bold type in tables and thick lines on charts.

The change over time reveals how much of the progress is due to improved genetic potential, nutrition and management practices.The number of Lactations show how many full qualifying lactations were completed during the year and used in the analysis of Milk, Fat & Protein results.Calving interval (CI) and Somatic Cell Count (SCC) statistics will use slightly fewer results.The count does not equate to the number of animals registered, nor include those who may have ended their lactation below 200 days. It does however give a consistent guide to the trend in lactations recorded.

Lactation Production of Registered Animals (all ages)

Year ended Sep No. of Lactations#(BSW) Milk Yield (kg) Fat % Protein % Fat Yield (kg) Protein Yield (kg) SCC ('000 cells/ml) Calving Interval (days)
2006 844 7833 4.01 3.31 314 259 190 420
2007 1097 7851 4.01 3.32 315 261 206 419
2008 1180 7475 4.11 3.43 307 256 171 431
2009 1378 7387 4.05 3.45 299 255 174 421
2010 1618 7380 4.10 3.41 303 252 147 422
2011 1766 7519 4.15 3.40 312 255 158 418
2012 2056 7427 4.18 3.38 310 251 149 420
2013 2133 7137 4.17 3.38 298 241 174 418
2014 2161 7331 4.11 3.42 301 251 183 423
2015 2264 7261 4.06 3.45 295 250 189 425
2016 2302 7333 4.12 3.44 302 253 188 417
2017 2083 7257 4.10 3.43 297 249 187 417
2018 1845 7499 4.04 3.44 303 258 194 412

# Derived from animals completing a 305-day Lactiation Period. Minimum of 200 days and 5 full tests. Registered animals only.

Breed Performance Standards

(Production level required to meet the top n% of breed. Derived from LP/305-day lactations completed 2018)

Percentile Milk (kg) Fat % Protein % Fat (kg) Protein (kg) F+P (kg) C Interval
1% 12634 5.45 4.05 527 424 934 312
2% 12016 5.26 3.99 496 404 883 322
5% 10891 5.02 3.87 450 371 806 331
10% 9940 4.80 3.77 412 340 747 339
25% 8769 4.42 3.62 356 299 653 356

Values have been derived independently for each trait, so should be read and treated separately. For example, an individual cow who falls into (say) the top 25% for one trait (such as Milk Yield), may be at a very different level for another trait (such as Fat %, Protein % or Calving Interval).

Performance trends

for all registered animals

Year2006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018%3.33.43.53.63.73.83.944.14.2Kg010002000300040005000600070008000Fat%Protein%Milk Yield (kg)

Somatic Cell Count

Lactation Averages

Year2006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018'000 cells/ml150160170180190200210Brown SwissNational/All Breeds Average

Calving Interval

annual trend

Year2006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018Calving Interval (days)405410415420425430Brown SwissNational/All Breeds Average

 

Parity Group Production Brown Swiss (BSW)

Parity group results are derived from all eligible lactation data within each age group.These show how first lactation heifers measure up against more mature animals, along with the relative performance of 7th, 8th and later lactation animals.These results may be particularly useful to those Farmers and Herd Owners wishing to benchmark their herd against the breed contemporaries.

The ‘Change between lactations’ column in the table below shows the increase (if positive) or decrease (if negative) in Milk Yield, between successive lactations. This indicates how much more (or less) milk might be expected from each of the different age groups in a herd and acts as a very broad guide to the effects of maturity. Individual animals may of course vary considerably from this pattern as they age themselves.

Performance of Registered Animals (Parity Groups - 2018)

Parity Lactation Count#(BSW) Milk Yield (kg) Change between lactations Fat % Protein % Fat Yield (kg) Protein Yield (kg) SCC ('000 cells/ml) Calving Interval (days)
1 367 6174   4.04 3.45 250 213 104  
2 369 7476 21 % 4.11 3.46 307 259 121 410
3 360 7899 5 % 4.04 3.45 319 273 196 406
4 261 8057 2 % 4.02 3.44 324 277 218 407
5 195 8003 0 % 4.00 3.43 320 274 204 419
6 147 7916 -1 % 4.08 3.44 323 272 402 420
7 79 7825 -1 % 4.03 3.38 316 265 281 415
8 36 7751 0 % 3.77 3.30 293 256 472 418
9 20 7900 1 % 3.89 3.31 307 261 816 422
10+ 9 7498 -5 % 4.12 3.54 309 265 276 412

# Derived from animals completing a lactation period (305-days) within the year from October to Seprtember. Minimum 200 days and 5 full tests.

Lactation Milk Yields

Parity/Lactation Age12345678910+kg0100020003000400050006000700080002018

Somatic Cell Count

Parity/Lactation Age12345678910+'000 cells/ml01002003004005006007008002018

Calving Interval

(days since previous calving)

Parity/Lactation Age12345678910+days0501001502002503003504004502018

Lactation Fat & Protein (kg)

Parity/Lactation Age12345678910+kg050100150200250300350Fat 2016Fat 2017Fat 2018Protein 2016Protein 2017Protein 2018

Lactation Fat & Protein (%)

Parity/Lactation Age12345678910+%00.511.522.533.544.5Fat 2016Fat 2017Fat 2018Protein 2016Protein 2017Protein 2018

 

Genetic TREND FOR PLI

The genetic trend for the population shows the mean PLI of females per year of birth, plotted alongside the mean PLI of their sires, weighted by daughter numbers. The PLI was calculated in the latest year shown and applied to all animals dated back to the year 2000. This allows an objective comparison across time for all animals in the data set.

Genetic Trend – PLI

Mean PLI of females by year of birth, with mean PLI of their sires *

Year of Birth2006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018PLI (£)-40-20020406080100120140FemalesSires

Production Trends Guernsey (GUE)

The breed specific results,shown here, include data from breed society registered animals (both fully and supplementary) giving confidence that the statistics shown are representative of the breed. Breed results are listed in bold type in tables and thick lines on charts.

The change over time reveals how much of the progress is due to improved genetic potential, nutrition and management practices.The number of Lactations show how many full qualifying lactations were completed during the year and used in the analysis of Milk, Fat & Protein results.Calving interval (CI) and Somatic Cell Count (SCC) statistics will use slightly fewer results.The count does not equate to the number of animals registered, nor include those who may have ended their lactation below 200 days. It does however give a consistent guide to the trend in lactations recorded.

Lactation Production of Registered Animals (all ages)

Year ended Sep No. of Lactations#(GUE) Milk Yield (kg) Fat % Protein % Fat Yield (kg) Protein Yield (kg) SCC ('000 cells/ml) Calving Interval (days)
2006 2992 5598 4.62 3.52 259 197 182 417
2007 3372 5603 4.62 3.56 259 199 174 417
2008 3877 5693 4.66 3.57 265 203 189 425
2009 3201 5689 4.64 3.57 264 203 177 428
2010 2745 5927 4.71 3.61 279 210 184 420
2011 2793 5949 4.67 3.54 278 210 189 422
2012 2896 6013 4.72 3.52 284 212 180 422
2013 2853 5824 4.81 3.54 280 206 210 422
2014 2934 5884 4.81 3.57 283 210 190 419
2015 2799 5866 4.76 3.61 279 212 193 418
2016 2662 5770 4.79 3.59 277 207 209 415
2017 2420 5615 4.78 3.56 268 200 195 411
2018 2336 5625 4.80 3.55 270 200 186 415

# Derived from animals completing a 305-day Lactiation Period. Minimum of 200 days and 5 full tests. Registered animals only.

Breed Performance Standards

(Production level required to meet the top n% of breed. Derived from LP/305-day lactations completed 2018)

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Values have been derived independently for each trait, so should be read and treated separately. For example, an individual cow who falls into (say) the top 25% for one trait (such as Milk Yield), may be at a very different level for another trait (such as Fat %, Protein % or Calving Interval).

Performance trends

for all registered animals

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Somatic Cell Count

Lactation Averages

Year2006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018'000 cells/ml160165170175180185190195200205210GuernseyNational/All Breeds Average

Calving Interval

annual trend

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Parity Group Production Guernsey (GUE)

Parity group results are derived from all eligible lactation data within each age group.These show how first lactation heifers measure up against more mature animals, along with the relative performance of 7th, 8th and later lactation animals.These results may be particularly useful to those Farmers and Herd Owners wishing to benchmark their herd against the breed contemporaries.

The ‘Change between lactations’ column in the table below shows the increase (if positive) or decrease (if negative) in Milk Yield, between successive lactations. This indicates how much more (or less) milk might be expected from each of the different age groups in a herd and acts as a very broad guide to the effects of maturity. Individual animals may of course vary considerably from this pattern as they age themselves.

Performance of Registered Animals (Parity Groups - 2018)

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# Derived from animals completing a lactation period (305-days) within the year from October to Seprtember. Minimum 200 days and 5 full tests.

Lactation Milk Yields

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Somatic Cell Count

Parity/Lactation Age12345678910+'000 cells/ml0100200300400500600700800900100011002018

Calving Interval

(days since previous calving)

Parity/Lactation Age12345678910+days0501001502002503003504004502018

Lactation Fat & Protein (kg)

Parity/Lactation Age12345678910+kg050100150200250300Fat 2016Fat 2017Fat 2018Protein 2016Protein 2017Protein 2018

Lactation Fat & Protein (%)

Parity/Lactation Age12345678910+%00.511.522.533.544.55Fat 2016Fat 2017Fat 2018Protein 2016Protein 2017Protein 2018

 

Genetic TREND FOR PLI

The genetic trend for the population shows the mean PLI of females per year of birth, plotted alongside the mean PLI of their sires, weighted by daughter numbers. The PLI was calculated in the latest year shown and applied to all animals dated back to the year 2000. This allows an objective comparison across time for all animals in the data set.

Genetic Trend – PLI

Mean PLI of females by year of birth, with mean PLI of their sires *

Year of Birth2006200720082009201020112012201320142015201820162017PLI (£)-140-120-100-80-60-40-20020406080FemalesSires

All PLI results are based on April 2018 evaluations from AHDB.
* Sires PLI averages weighted according to the number of daughters

 

Production Trends Holstein (HOL)

The breed specific results,shown here, include data from breed society registered animals (both fully and supplementary) giving confidence that the statistics shown are representative of the breed. Breed results are listed in bold type in tables and thick lines on charts.

The change over time reveals how much of the progress is due to improved genetic potential, nutrition and management practices.The number of Lactations show how many full qualifying lactations were completed during the year and used in the analysis of Milk, Fat & Protein results.Calving interval (CI) and Somatic Cell Count (SCC) statistics will use slightly fewer results.The count does not equate to the number of animals registered, nor include those who may have ended their lactation below 200 days. It does however give a consistent guide to the trend in lactations recorded.

Lactation Production of Registered Animals (all ages)

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# Derived from animals completing a 305-day Lactiation Period. Minimum of 200 days and 5 full tests. Registered animals only.

Breed Performance Standards

(Production level required to meet the top n% of breed. Derived from LP/305-day lactations completed 2018)

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Values have been derived independently for each trait, so should be read and treated separately. For example, an individual cow who falls into (say) the top 25% for one trait (such as Milk Yield), may be at a very different level for another trait (such as Fat %, Protein % or Calving Interval).

Performance trends

for all registered animals

Year2006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018%3.13.23.33.43.53.63.73.83.94Kg010002000300040005000600070008000900010000Fat%Protein%Milk Yield (kg)

Somatic Cell Count

Lactation Averages

Year2006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018'000 cells/ml160165170175180185190195200205210215HolsteinNational/All Breeds Average

Calving Interval

annual trend

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Parity Group Production Holstein (HOL)

Parity group results are derived from all eligible lactation data within each age group.These show how first lactation heifers measure up against more mature animals, along with the relative performance of 7th, 8th and later lactation animals.These results may be particularly useful to those Farmers and Herd Owners wishing to benchmark their herd against the breed contemporaries.

The ‘Change between lactations’ column in the table below shows the increase (if positive) or decrease (if negative) in Milk Yield, between successive lactations. This indicates how much more (or less) milk might be expected from each of the different age groups in a herd and acts as a very broad guide to the effects of maturity. Individual animals may of course vary considerably from this pattern as they age themselves.

Performance of Registered Animals (Parity Groups - 2018)

Parity Lactation Count#(HOL) Milk Yield (kg) Change between lactations Fat % Protein % Fat Yield (kg) Protein Yield (kg) SCC ('000 cells/ml) Calving Interval (days)
1 133850 8242   3.98 3.23 328 266 108  
2 109810 9765 18 % 3.95 3.24 386 316 130 398
3 80595 10253 4 % 3.96 3.20 406 328 176 403
4 53980 10255 0 % 3.96 3.17 406 325 223 405
5 31322 10104 -1 % 3.96 3.15 400 318 262 409
6 16450 9783 -3 % 3.95 3.14 386 307 298 412
7 7372 9324 -4 % 3.96 3.14 369 292 334 412
8 3109 8903 -4 % 3.96 3.13 352 279 371 414
9 1256 8510 -4 % 3.97 3.13 337 266 394 415
10+ 746 7875 -7 % 4.00 3.14 315 247 404 417

# Derived from animals completing a lactation period (305-days) within the year from October to Seprtember. Minimum 200 days and 5 full tests.

Lactation Milk Yields

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Somatic Cell Count

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Lactation Fat & Protein (kg)

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Lactation Fat & Protein (%)

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Genetic TREND FOR PLI

The genetic trend for the population shows the mean PLI of females per year of birth, plotted alongside the mean PLI of their sires, weighted by daughter numbers. The PLI was calculated in the latest year shown and applied to all animals dated back to the year 2000. This allows an objective comparison across time for all animals in the data set.

Genetic Trend – PLI

Mean PLI of females by year of birth, with mean PLI of their sires *

Year of Birth2006200720082009201020112012201320142015201820162017PLI (£)-100-50050100150200250300350400450500FemalesSires

All PLI results are based on April 2018 evaluations from AHDB.
* Sires PLI averages weighted according to the number of daughters

 

Production Trends Island Jersey (JIS)

The breed specific results,shown here, include data from breed society registered animals (both fully and supplementary) giving confidence that the statistics shown are representative of the breed. Breed results are listed in bold type in tables and thick lines on charts.

The change over time reveals how much of the progress is due to improved genetic potential, nutrition and management practices.The number of Lactations show how many full qualifying lactations were completed during the year and used in the analysis of Milk, Fat & Protein results.Calving interval (CI) and Somatic Cell Count (SCC) statistics will use slightly fewer results.The count does not equate to the number of animals registered, nor include those who may have ended their lactation below 200 days. It does however give a consistent guide to the trend in lactations recorded.

Lactation Production of Registered Animals (all ages)

Year ended Sep No. of Lactations#(JIS) Milk Yield (kg) Fat % Protein % Fat Yield (kg) Protein Yield (kg) SCC ('000 cells/ml) Calving Interval (days)
2006 2805 4702 5.14 3.76 242 177 190 394
2007 2975 4636 5.22 3.78 242 175 202 399
2008 2650 4506 5.20 3.79 234 171 208 405
2009 2695 4632 5.21 3.81 241 176 206 411
2010 2577 4815 5.19 3.80 250 183 205 412
2011 2606 5003 5.13 3.75 257 188 193 404
2012 2655 5043 5.17 3.71 261 187 192 402
2013 2765 4943 5.25 3.71 259 183 185 405
2014 2715 5190 5.28 3.70 274 192 170 405
2015 2705 5334 5.24 3.72 280 198 177 403
2016 2654 5442 5.33 3.71 290 202 173 399
2017 2500 5543 5.28 3.73 293 207 155 406
2018 2601 5583 5.32 3.75 297 210 171 413

# Derived from animals completing a 305-day Lactiation Period. Minimum of 200 days and 5 full tests. Registered animals only.

Breed Performance Standards

(Production level required to meet the top n% of breed. Derived from LP/305-day lactations completed 2018)

Percentile Milk (kg) Fat % Protein % Fat (kg) Protein (kg) F+P (kg) C Interval
1% 9279 6.71 4.38 516 340 839 319
2% 8840 6.56 4.30 487 323 796 326
5% 8047 6.35 4.18 447 296 739 333
10% 7378 6.16 4.08 407 275 682 339
25% 6449 5.72 3.92 344 240 586 358

Values have been derived independently for each trait, so should be read and treated separately. For example, an individual cow who falls into (say) the top 25% for one trait (such as Milk Yield), may be at a very different level for another trait (such as Fat %, Protein % or Calving Interval).

Performance trends

for all registered animals

Year2006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018%3.63.844.24.44.64.855.25.4Kg050010001500200025003000350040004500500055006000Fat%Protein%Milk Yield (kg)

Somatic Cell Count

Lactation Averages

Year2006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018'000 cells/ml150155160165170175180185190195200205210Island JerseyNational/All Breeds Average

Calving Interval

annual trend

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Parity Group Production Island Jersey (JIS)

Parity group results are derived from all eligible lactation data within each age group.These show how first lactation heifers measure up against more mature animals, along with the relative performance of 7th, 8th and later lactation animals.These results may be particularly useful to those Farmers and Herd Owners wishing to benchmark their herd against the breed contemporaries.

The ‘Change between lactations’ column in the table below shows the increase (if positive) or decrease (if negative) in Milk Yield, between successive lactations. This indicates how much more (or less) milk might be expected from each of the different age groups in a herd and acts as a very broad guide to the effects of maturity. Individual animals may of course vary considerably from this pattern as they age themselves.

Performance of Registered Animals (Parity Groups - 2018)

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# Derived from animals completing a lactation period (305-days) within the year from October to Seprtember. Minimum 200 days and 5 full tests.

Lactation Milk Yields

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