No change to top 3

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The latest list of top 200 herds based of EBI has seen no change at the top with the top three herds holding their position following the latest evaluation. 

Patrick Flynn, Kilworth, Co. Cork remains in top spot and this is in fact Patrick’s fourth consecutive time being in poll position having retained top spot for a year now. Patrick has an average herd EBI of €235 (€27 coming from the milk sub-index and €178 coming from the fertility sub-index).

Kieran Hearne, Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Waterford remains in second position with an EBI of €233 (€64 coming from the milk sub-index and €137 coming from the fertility sub-index) He is just €2 off poll position while Martin Kinane remains at number 3 on the list with an EBI of €230 (€70 coming from the milk sub-index and €128 coming from the fertility sub-index).

There are now 54 herds with an EBI of €200 or more. This is an increase of 10 herds from the previous evaluation.  This top 200 saw 20 herds make the list for the first time with 93 herds climbing up the ranks.

There are 64 herds from Cork on the list, 29 from Tipperary, 19 from Waterford, 14 from Kerry, 12 from Clare, 11 from Limerick, 10 from Kilkenny, 10 from Meath, 5 from Laois, 4 from Donegal, 4 from Cavan, 4 from Wexford, 4 from Offaly, 3 from Westmeath, 2 from Galway, 1 from Louth, 1 from Longford, 1 from Carlow, 1 from Kildare and 1 from Sligo.

To access the Top 200 herds, click on the following link – Top 200 Herds on EBI

The average EBI of the Top 200 herds is €197(up €2) with €60 coming from the Milk Sub-Index and €104 from the Fertility Sub-Index. This compares with a national average of €133 – see table below.

National ranking of herds and cows on EBI

Top 1% Top 5% Top 10% Top 25% Ave. Btm 25% Btm 10% Btm 5% Btm 1%
Herd €193 €173 €164 €149 €133 €114 €87 €66 €22
Animal €234 €205 €191 €166 €136 €102 €61 €32 €-19

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