Performance Testing

The Limousin Society of South Africa implements the BREEDPLAN Genetic evaluation system, developed and maintained by the Agricultural Business Research Institute (ABRI) of Australia. BREEDPLAN is a modern world leading genetic evaluation system using Best Linear Unbiased Prediction (BLUP) technology to produce Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs) for beef cattle for a range of important production traits.

Xourel Limousins records according to the highest standards for the system and is one of the few herds in the world to have a five-star rating for completeness of performance data recording on the system. This means, that for at least the past 5 years, Xourel is considered to be recording “complete” (>90%) performance information with BREEDPLAN for all animals across all traits for which EBV’s are available.

These traits include: Calving Ease Direct, Conception information (Natural Mating’s, AI & ET), Birth Weight, 200-day weight, 400-day weight, 600-day weight, Mature Cow Weight, Scrotum Circumference, Eye Muscle Area, Rib Fat, Rump Fat and Intermuscular Fat. Additional recording includes: cow weight at birth, treatments, vaccinations, genetic sampling, horned status and any and all other relevant information. Genetic trends are available on request – please feel free to enquire.



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