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‘KNOTTOWN IDA’, owned by Richard Fortune, Knottown, Wexford, Co. Wexford is the top Euro-Star replacement index Salers cow in the country with a Euro-Star value of €271.She is currently in her 5th lactation and she has an average calving interval of 370 days and she first calved at 25 months of age. She is sired by ‘BURON (FR 07)’.

Second on the list is ‘KNOTTOWN KATE’ also owned by Richard Fortune. She has a Euro-Star value of €270. This cow is on her 4th lactation and she has an average calving interval of 357 days. She is  also sired by ‘BURON (FR 07)’. Third on the list is ‘KNOTTOWN JULIE’ again owned by Richard Fortune. She is a 4th lactation cow with a Euro-Star value of €267. She has an average calving interval of 359 days. This cow is again sired by ‘BURON (FR 07)’.



Richard Fortune’s Saler cow Usance, winner of the 2013 RDS Maternal Index Award. She is dam of KNOTTOWN KATE who is number 2 on the current list.

Richard Fortune is the breeder with the most cows making the list. He has an amazing thirteen cows making the list. Interestingly Richard owns and has bred everyone of the top 11 entries on the list.


<– Click here to view top 20 Salers Cows



This is part of a 13 part listing. Each day we will add another ‘Top 20’ for the 12 most popular pedigree breeds. We will also be publishing a ‘Top 20’ listing of commercial beef cows to complete this listing.

In order to make the list animals must have been in a HerdPlus herd at time of data extraction.

A new breed listing will be added at random everyday over the next fortnight.

Make sure to stay tuned to see if your cows have made these listings.

Breeds with ‘Top 20’ also Published at this time include: