Using a five-star rated system to assess herd performance is increasing a Simmental herd’s profitability and efficiency.  Clonakilty farmer Tommy Moyles has increased his herd size 60% by selecting easy-calving cows with low birthweights and reducing mature cow size by 10%. Average cow weight in the spring-calving herd is 671kg, with the deadweight producer aiming for a herd at 650kg. See also: Is bigger better when it comes to cow size? Moyhan herd facts 80 head of Simmental based herd including […]