As I was reading through another breed publication, I found an article highlighting the top ten sires for calves registered in that breed in 2021, and how they ranked as a group for an EPD profile. The author used the average of the ten bulls for various EPDs and where that average figure would rank in the breed on a percentile basis. I’m not one to steal a man’s ideas, but I am known to use them to guide my own inspiration. I conducted the same exercise for the top ten Shorthorn sires by number of registrations, but also added information from our friends and competitors in some other British breeds. If we don’t look at those we share a market with, it’s hard to know where we are and where to go.