Leading Star Brood Cows
The following list reflects the leading star brood cows, according to electronic records available at our Association:
Leading star brood cows
||Number of Stars
Superior Production Awards
- Recognizes high production in a single lactation.
In order to qualify for Superior Production, an animal must complete a lactation
record with a composite BCA (fat + protein) that is 160 points above the composite
of the national breed average for that year (requires a composite BCA of 635 for 2019) and a composite deviation within herd (fat + protein) that is +40 points above
Longtime Production Awards
- Recognizes high production over at least three consecutive lactations.
To qualify for a Super 3, an animal must complete three consecutive lactations
that meet the requirements for Superior Production.
- Recognizes high lifetime milk production.
An animal receives a Longtime Production award by producing over 60,000 kg
of milk over her lifetime, and qualifies for a new award by surpassing each subsequent
20,000 kg level as follows:
Star Brood Cow Awards
To become a Star Brood Cow, a dam must have two progeny that contribute points.
Female progeny must earn at least one point for both production and type classification
to contribute points to their dam's star brood total.
Male progeny contribute points through Superior Type, Superior Production
and Class Extra.
Progeny with 75% purity or higher may contribute points to their dam's star
brood. Only Canadian classifications are eligible on the type side, however lactation
records achieved in another country may be included in lifetime production.
Awarding of Stars:
For every five (5) points a cow obtains by her progeny she is awarded one star.
Once the certificate is printed, the animal cannot lose the star brood award.
She is eligible for a new award when she qualifies for a higher number of stars.
Canadian Production Champions
Canadian Production Champions are animals recognized for their highest all-time production in an age category. Any lactation record that is completed within the calendar year that qualifies as the highest all-time BCA for milk, fat, protein or composite BCA in an age at calving category (from 1 to +10 years) will receive a Canadian Champion award.
The Canadian Champions will be awarded at the start of the year to recognize the new champions from the previous year. The awards will be produced on an award certificate and noted on official extended pedigrees or the Animal Inquiry section of Holstein Canada's web site.