The Star Brood Award recognises the impact that cows can have within both an individual herd and the national herd. Points are awarded to each cow based on the achievements of her progeny. The minimum compulsory standards to qualify for the award are three progeny classified Good Plus (GP) or higher and three progeny with a combined fat and protein of 700 kgs on any lactation. The same progeny does not have to qualify for each section; however, they do need to be direct progeny of the cow (sons and daughters) rather than grandsons or granddaughters.
Points are awarded for classifications, combined fat and protein on a lactation, LP and SP awards, number of generations VG/EX, Male PTA and linear Type. For a full list of qualifying points please go to Star Brood Award points explanation
A qualifying female will receive 1 star for every 8 points achieved by her progeny.
If any progeny of a qualifying female earns Star Brood status, they will receive 2 points for their first star and 1 point (per star) for any subsequent stars.