7 January 2000

Change at top of NMR ranking

THE Cheshire-based Moet Nucleus herd remains top NMR recorded herd on genetic merit, but a new leader emerges in the production league in newly-released figures.

NMRs annual production report reveals that a yield of 12,329kg, with 876kg of fat and protein, makes Richard and Anne Sercombes Wilts-based Earlshilton herd first in the production ranking. The herd average increased 1017kg in the year to September, to move up from fifth position.

The Leics-based Lyons herd owned by Peter Dixon Smith remains in second position and new in third is John Hunters Watergate herd from Oxon.

In the genetic merit ranking, the Moet nucleus herd increases its PIN value by £4 to £93. Second and third in the ranking are Andrew Chadwicks two Kynarton herds based in Cheshire with PIN values of £84 and £81. &#42