YOUNG SIRE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
1st Quarter 2017 Qualifiers
2:1 1:2 REGISTRATION NAME OWNER BREEDER QUALIFIED
ALPINE 70 80 AA1841644 CHAIREIN S TRIPLE THREAT DE MELLO, TONY DE MELLO, TONY 1ST QTR
45 56 PA1838064 ARTESIAN VALLEY SSS BIGLEY J & E FARMS J & E FARMS 1ST QTR
40 12 AA1844686 OLENTANGY YUKON TRAVELLER SMITH & FAMILY, DEBRA & ROGER BADEN, MARK V 1ST QTR
16 47 AA1843633 OLENTANGY FORTUNE THILO LORENZO MENDEZ, DAVID BADEN, MARK V 1ST QTR
LA MANCHA 31 9 PL1839665 PURPLE THISTLE MOJAVE HERMANSEN FERGASON, KAREN ARTS, HEATHER 1ST QTR
NIGERIAN DWARF 18 11 PD1836277 OWLHAVEN MH HEAT WAVE ORILLION, MARIE-FRANCE ORILLION, MARIE-FRANCE 1ST QTR
NUBIAN 58 61 PN1841201 J&M HIDEAWAY NEVADA REVOLUTION NOBLE & FAMILY, RYAN NOBLE & FAMILY, RYAN 1ST QTR
53 5 PN1846077 MY-ENCHANTED-ACRES EBEN RIVER OF GRACE PUZIO, KIM 1ST QTR
22 61 PN1844297 URBAN ACRES DU-ALL MUSIC MAN MCIVER, JEANNETTE & JOHN WILLIAMS, JENA 1ST QTR
OBERHASLI 65 19 AB1845642 LOVE-LINE'S CA GRIZZLY BEAR KISSLING, CHELSEA KISSLING, CHELSEA 1ST QTR
SAANEN 101 19 AS1845205 CAPRIKORN BE JEZ ZTAR CAPRIKORN FARMS, LLC CAPRIKORN FARMS, LLC 1ST QTR
101 19 AS1845206 CAPRIKORN BE JEZZ ZTAR CAPRIKORN FARMS, LLC CAPRIKORN FARMS, LLC 1ST QTR
83 64 AS1846325 CAPRIKORN CZARGATE JACKSON CAPRIKORN FARMS, LLC CAPRIKORN FARMS, LLC 1ST QTR
82 9 AS1845038 CAPRIKORN BE JAGERMEISTER CAPRIKORN FARMS, LLC CAPRIKORN FARMS, LLC 1ST QTR
59 9 AS1846488 CAPRIKORN CZARGATE JACOPO CAPRIKORN FARMS, LLC CAPRIKORN FARMS, LLC 1ST QTR
59 9 AS1846489 CAPRIKORN CZARGATE JIOVANNI CAPRIKORN FARMS, LLC CAPRIKORN FARMS, LLC 1ST QTR
52 66 AS1841884 TEMPO PASSA ELYSIAN BICE, SCOTT MICHAEL ACTON DVM, LAUREN L 1ST QTR
47 30 AS1846880 FIRST TIME DAIRY JET HORST, JOANN HORST, JOANN 1ST QTR
44 56 AS1842087 CAPRIKORN TZAR JOURNEY CAPRIKORN FARMS, LLC CAPRIKORN FARMS, LLC 1ST QTR
TOGGENBURG 24 48 AT1843444 TIVIO FARM TFF 7 CARD STUD WHITE, KAYE WHITE, KAYE 1ST QTR
The future genetic success of each of ADGA’s breeds will be determined primarily by the quality of the young sires selected for use in your breeding program.
A successful young sire program relies on:
- Selection of bucks with high pedigree merit
- Early use or distribution of semen
- Use in production tested and linear appraised herds
- Pedigreed and/or accurately identified daughters kept until production and appraisal
- Balanced selection program (production and type)
Most members underestimate the value of performance pedigree-indexed young sires. The higher the percentage bred to carefully selected young sires, the greater the genetic improvement will be made within the breed.
Registrations reveal that upwards of 80% of does are sired by bucks less than 2½ years of age. These young sires are also responsible for the majority of bucks registered. ADGA breeders are relying heavily on young sires. If you breed a large percentage of the herd to young sires, the proven bucks may not be used widely, but have been used to sire the next generation of young sires, so using available tools becomes critical.
Risk is also a factor in young sire use. Pedigree information is not as accurate as performance information on offspring. It indicates what genes a buckling MIGHT have inherited from its parents. Young sire screening is a method to reduce that risk by selecting bucks meeting rigorous qualifying criteria.
ADGA’s Young Sire Development Program relies on the above mentioned philosophy and defined stringent qualifications with regard to production and type and screens bucks as they are registered. Each quarter, recently registered bucks are listed on the adga.org website. The bucks are ranked based on the Estimated Transmitting Ability (ETA) value and it is a within breed ranking.
There are milking daughters from bucks that have previously qualified with information. On average, final scores on those daughters are 1 point higher than daughters from their counterparts not found on the YDSP list. Mature equivalent milk show an even more dramatic difference with daughters from the YSDP bucks coming much higher than their contemporaries.
Bucks are ranked in two ways, emphasizing either production or type. It’s your responsibility to match the bucks to your breeding objectives. The astute use of proven sires combined with young sire selection guarantees optimum genetic gains for the years to come. Also, by collaborating in the performance programs and the use of these bucks, breeders can benefit in increasing the reliability with regard to genetic improvement.
Consider one or more in your breeding program!