Young Sire Development Program

About the Young Sire Development Program

2020 1st Quarter Qualifiers

ALPINE2:11:2REGISTRATIONNAMEOWNERBREEDERQUALIFIED
2816A2078115
ROEBURN'S BRUTUS MARCUS CATO
MABIE, CATHARINE L
MABIE, CATHARINE L
1ST QTR
2094AA2072880
CAPRICE ACRES WAHOO HUZZAH
BARSKI, DONA
BARSKI, DONA
1ST QTR
LA MANCHA
6673L2069428
CARPE CAPRA LEIF
CABANAS-HOLMEN, MANUEL & KRISTEN
CABANAS-HOLMEN, MANUEL & KRISTEN
1ST QTR
6337L2078448
OLENTANGY HOKU KILAUEA
NADEAU, NICHOLE & BRYAN
RHOADES, JOHN
1ST QTR
1332L2073535
LINDEN ACRES L TORPEDO
PRIGGE, CAREY & TERRI
PRIGGE, CAREY & TERRI
1ST QTR
NIGERIAN DWARF
15796D2077997
SPRINGWATER AL
KINYON, ERICA A
BOLING, NANCY
1ST QTR
14868D2066700
SUGAR MOON N MOON OVER MUNSON
SWEET DOE DAIRY
PECK, SHARON A
1ST QTR
8738D2072493
JDR RANCH CP RED BARON
TAYLOR, DYLAN
TAYLOR, DYLAN
1ST QTR
5539D2068439
MINI LAND RANCH D TINY TUCKER
KEIFFER REED, TAMI
KING, TOM & ALESIA
1ST QTR
NUBIAN
7520N2077832
QUEENACRES OWEN
LOOSE MOOSE ACRES
QUEEN, ROBERT & SUSAN
1ST QTR
669N2077534
DKGH CC DILLINGER
GREENEHAVEN FARMS
GREENEHAVEN FARMS
1ST QTR
2722AN2073014
WILLOW-LANE SJ ELBAZ
DRAKE DVM, DANIEL
DRAKE DVM, DANIEL
1ST QTR
2722AN2073015
WILLOW-LANE CA CAMERON
DRAKE DVM, DANIEL
DRAKE DVM, DANIEL
1ST QTR
1626N2065872
COBBLE'S VALLEY NEON LIMELIGHT
OSBORN, MELODY
COBBLE, MARK ANTHONY
1ST QTR
OBERHASLI
292AB2076194
SIR ECHO TASCO
ANDERSON, ELSIE SHOPE
VAN ECHO, CASSIDI
1ST QTR
SAANEN
9264AS2064776
WHEY-TO-GO TICONDEROGA
O'CONNOR, RITA MAE
O'CONNOR, RITA MAE
1ST QTR
8946AS2064577
SHERRY'S RAIJIN HAWKSLEY
PANUSKA, SHERRY
PANUSKA, SHERRY
1ST QTR
6317AS2077408
WHEY-TO-GO TOP GUN
BEASLEY, KATIE
O'CONNOR, RITA MAE
1ST QTR
SABLE
TOGGENBURG
 

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About the Young Sire Development Program

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:

  1. Selection of bucks with high pedigree merit
  2. Early use or distribution of semen
  3. Use in production tested and linear appraised herds
  4. Pedigreed and/or accurately identified daughters kept until production and appraisal
  5. 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.

Siblings registered in the 1st and 2nd quarter may have had a different qualifying ETA than one registered in the 3rd and 4th quarters due to the new production evaluation and new animals are included in the 4th quarter regardless of registration date as the annual type evaluation is available.  The PTIs listed are those at the time of the qualification quarter and will change when new evaluations are completed.

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!

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