See the improvement of Stabiliser™ cattle over time…

The Stabiliser breeding programme has 10,000 cows in over 95 herds across the country.

The quantity and quality of data that has been collected for Stabiliser maternal traits in recent years has been very good making these EBVs strong. The genetic trends confirm that the breed is heading in the right direction with increasing Maternal Values and Beef Values whilst keeping birth weight under control. This basically means that the Stabiliser has significantly improved over the last 10 years and is therefore increasing it profit potential.


Stabiliser Breed Average Calving, Beef and Maternal Production Value


Stabiliser Breed Average Birth, 200d and 400d weights


Genetic Variation in Beef Value


“Performance recording is a crucial part of making progress. I like the direction Stabiliser is going and I expect to continue to improve my profitability by having the best genetics working for me.”

David Girvan

“The great thing about Stabilisers is that they bring all the right qualities into a suckler cow which makes it ideal for a grazing system”

Jono and Sue Cole

The numbers speak for themselves. David’s cows average a 98 percent pregnancy rate after an eight week mating period compared to the UK average of 86 percent after a 22 week mating period. With a calves-sold-to-cows-mated figure of 96 per 100.

David Kirkpatrick speaks to Buccleuch News

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