STATISTICS:

The following table lists the current average South Devon Group Breedplan EBVs for the herd bulls and breeding females in the ALPHA & ACE Poll South Devon Herds, and compares them with the breed average EBVs for all the calves born in 2016.

South Devon Group Breedplan - 2018
Birth
Wt.
(kg)
200
Day
Milk
(kg)
200
Day
Wt.
(kg)
400
Day
Wt.
(kg)
600
Day
Wt.
(kg)
Eye
Muscle
Area
(cm2)
Rib
Fat
(mm)
Rump
Fat
(mm)
IM
Fat
(%)
Vealer Index
($)


Super-market Index
($)

Export Maternal Index
($)
Herd
Bulls
+0.5
+3
+16
+25
+31
+2.6
+1.3
+1.7
+0.7
+$31
+$42
+$54
Breeding
Females
+0.7
+4
+15
+22
+27
+2.2
+1.5
+2.0
+0.6
+$30
+$38
+$48
Breed Avg. for 2016 Born Calves
+1.0
0
+13
+22
+29
+0.6
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
+$16
+$20
+$28

 

In relation to the percentile bands for the EBVs of the calves born in 2016, the following points regarding the average EBVs of the ALPHA & ACE Poll South Devon Herds should be noted:

1..... Milk EBVs are in the top 10%.
2..... Growth EBVs are average, i.e. not extreme.
3..... EMA EBVs are in the top 5%.
4. ....Subcutaneous & intramuscular fat are in the top 5%.
5. ....$ index values are in the top 10%.