Dunsyre Beef Shorthorns (and previously Loch Awe Shorthorns) have been performance recording with Breedplan for over thirty years.
We have amassed a huge amount of data to support our breeding programme. Whilst always looking for high performance cattle we have always put functionality and fertility at the heart of our selection policy. Thus the cattle that graze at Weston now have been bred from families that have proved their robustness and fertility under a harsh outwintering forage based regime over many years.
Whilst out mature cow weight ebv is about the breed average, for nearly every other trait we are consistently better than breed average.
As an indication of this our herd self-replacing index is 19 whilst the breed average is15