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New beef Euro-Star evaluations have just been published by ICBF. This will see the Euro-Star indexes for all suckler cows, heifers, stock bull and AI bulls updated. The Animal Search, Active Bull Lists, Stock Bull Finder, sales catalogues and all online profiles have now been updated with the new evaluation figures. Data submitted to ICBF between 9th November 2018 – 7th Dec 2018 has been included in this evaluation run. Table 1 details the number of records included in each trait and the extra records included since the Dec 2018 evaluation.

Table 1. Number of extra records for each trait in the Euro-Star Index since the Dec 2018 evaluation run.

Data recorded after 7th Dec 2018 will be included in the March 2019 evaluation run.

Changes to Euro-Star figures

The latest run has seen very little change to the average Replacement and Terminal indexes of AI bulls. The average AI bull’s Terminal Index has increased by €1 while the average Replacement Index has increased by €1 also.

Beef Percentiles (Euro-Star cut-offs)

There has also been little change in the Euro-Star percentiles. Table 2 and Table 3 detail the new Euro-Star percentiles for the Replacement and Terminal Indexes respectively.

Table 2. Replacement Index percentiles.
Table 3. Terminal Index percentiles.

If you have any queries on the latest Euro-Star figures, please call 023 8820452 or email [email protected].