Late in the last century we replaced
the common SA Stud Book ďmom and dad certificateĒ with our own five-generation
piece of paper is of great value when making selection decisions:
1. Objective performance information of thousands of Simbras together with
extensive pedigree links coupled with
modern computer technology has enabled us to express performance in a
valuable figure called EBV. The EBV is world wide
the best estimate of the genetics merit that the animal will pass on to its
offspring. We need to know how the progeny will perform not how different the
bulls look! The EBVís are published on the certificate and in sale catalogues.
Therefore, insist on the performance certificate.
2. The certificate of a Simbra is not only associated with purity. Since
the breed society was established, a certificate is
only issued to animals, which pass the breed expertís visual appraisal or
inspection. Animals, which do not meet the requirements, donít receive
a certificate and they and their progeny are never registered. The Simbra
performance certificate is proof that the animal and all itís ancestors
conform to the standard. Therefore, insist on our performance
3. On the five-generation
performance certificate you will also find the country of origin, eyelid
pigment, polled factor and the very
important elite or star cow awards. Therefore, insist on it!