A lot has changed in the past 20 years, the same is true of EBI. The information below shows just how much progress has been made over the past 20 years.

In this time EBI has increased some €171 on average nationally. As of March 2021 the national average for EBI in first lactation animals stood at €151 up from -€20 in 2002. The Average Milk Sub Index has increased by some €71 and the average Fertility Sub Index has increased by €52 over the past 20 years. Below are full details of the changes to the average EBI nationally in the past 20 years.


EBI and Sub Indices National Average 2002 – 2021 (based on first lactation animals) *Figures pre 2016 are adjusted figures to account for the base change which took place in September 2016 where all animals were scaled back in overall EBI by €71. See Economic Breeding Index Base Change for more details.


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