“A good bull has a good dam.”
The best Simbra cows are identified for many years already by the
SIMSTAR method and are highlighted to the industry as superior in sales
catalogues and on the registration certificate by means of their *, ** or ***
stars. Awards and promotion (from say * to ***) are based on reproduction,
growth (200-day EBV) and milk (EBV) requirements, which are adjusted annually
according to the latest breeding values. The Society was the first institution
in Southern Africa which identified it’s elite cows according to EBV’s (instead
The present requirements of *(4 calvings), **(5 calvings) and ***
star cows (more than 5 calvings) are high and only 8% of the active cow
population meets these requirements.
Bull buyers are strongly advised to buy bulls
from star cows.
Click here for the 2019 Star Awards
Star Cow Calculations