How to select your mating sires

Published 8 October 19

When selecting bulls to use on your herd we recommend using only those with a £PLI, £SCI or £ACI greater than the below figures;


Index Breed Minimum for top 50%
£PLI Holstein 28
Friesian 152
Ayrshire 169
Jersey 221
Guernsey 0
Shorthorn 0
Montbeliarde 103
Fleckvieh 95
Brown Swiss 183
£ACI All 299
£SCI All 204

This table will be updated following each full UK genetic and genomic evaluation run in April, August and December.  Current figures are calculated from April 2020 young genomic and daughter proven lists available from AHDB Dairy.