The Stabiliser™ Breed
The aim of the breed is to harness hybrid vigour by combining several different breeds to produce a uniform, medium size, docile, beef cow that calves easily, is early maturing with good fertility, is feed efficient and produces slaughter animals with consistent conformation. This all adds up to a more profitable animal.
The original breeds used to produce the Stabiliser
were a mix of traditional British breeds and maternal Continental
Medium size cow with a mature weight of 600-650kg – lower inputs and provides opportunities to keep more cows on the available farm resources.
Good Feed Efficiency –genetically selected to reduce feed costs both for maintenance and finishing
Docile – easy handling and less stress
Low Birth Weights – very little assistance needed with calving, enables rapid re-breeding of the cow
Small, Vigorous Calves – usually up and suckling within 30 minutes of birth, then grow on quickly
Good mothers – strong maternal instincts and optimum milk production
Early Maturing – heifers breed at 15 months to calve at 2 years. Bulls VERY keen to work at a young age
Good Fertility – good conceptions rates with both Ai and natural service, reduces herd calving index
Uniform conformation – helps meet carcass weight and grade specifications
High Eating Quality Beef – helps build consumer loyalty and special schemes available for finished animals
Performance Recording – high accuracy EBVs that incorporate data from the global Stabiliser ™ population
£Weaning, £Finisher and £Profit Selection Indexes – developed by Lee Leachman to measure an animal’s genetic potential in monetary terms and only available for animals registered with the Stabiliser™ Cattle Company.
EBVs regularly updated for all registered animals
For more details on the Stabiliser™
breed visit www.bigbeef.co.uk.