YOUNG SIRE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

1st Quarter 2017 Qualifiers

 2:11:2REGISTRATIONNAMEOWNERBREEDERQUALIFIED
ALPINE
7080AA1841644 CHAIREIN S TRIPLE THREATDE MELLO, TONYDE MELLO, TONY1ST QTR
4556PA1838064 ARTESIAN VALLEY SSS BIGLEYJ & E FARMSJ & E FARMS1ST QTR
4012AA1844686 OLENTANGY YUKON TRAVELLERSMITH & FAMILY, DEBRA & ROGERBADEN, MARK V1ST QTR
1647AA1843633 OLENTANGY FORTUNE THILOLORENZO MENDEZ, DAVIDBADEN, MARK V1ST QTR
LA MANCHA
319PL1839665 PURPLE THISTLE MOJAVEHERMANSEN FERGASON, KARENARTS, HEATHER1ST QTR
NIGERIAN DWARF
1811PD1836277 OWLHAVEN MH HEAT WAVEORILLION, MARIE-FRANCEORILLION, MARIE-FRANCE1ST QTR
NUBIAN
5861PN1841201 J&M HIDEAWAY NEVADA REVOLUTIONNOBLE & FAMILY, RYANNOBLE & FAMILY, RYAN1ST QTR
535PN1846077 MY-ENCHANTED-ACRES EBENRIVER OF GRACEPUZIO, KIM1ST QTR
2261PN1844297 URBAN ACRES DU-ALL MUSIC MANMCIVER, JEANNETTE & JOHNWILLIAMS, JENA1ST QTR
OBERHASLI6519AB1845642 LOVE-LINE'S CA GRIZZLY BEARKISSLING, CHELSEAKISSLING, CHELSEA1ST QTR
SAANEN
10119AS1845205 CAPRIKORN BE JEZ ZTARCAPRIKORN FARMS, LLCCAPRIKORN FARMS, LLC1ST QTR
10119AS1845206 CAPRIKORN BE JEZZ ZTARCAPRIKORN FARMS, LLCCAPRIKORN FARMS, LLC1ST QTR
8364AS1846325 CAPRIKORN CZARGATE JACKSONCAPRIKORN FARMS, LLCCAPRIKORN FARMS, LLC1ST QTR
829AS1845038 CAPRIKORN BE JAGERMEISTERCAPRIKORN FARMS, LLCCAPRIKORN FARMS, LLC1ST QTR
599AS1846488 CAPRIKORN CZARGATE JACOPOCAPRIKORN FARMS, LLCCAPRIKORN FARMS, LLC1ST QTR
599AS1846489 CAPRIKORN CZARGATE JIOVANNICAPRIKORN FARMS, LLCCAPRIKORN FARMS, LLC1ST QTR
5266AS1841884 TEMPO PASSA ELYSIANBICE, SCOTT MICHAELACTON DVM, LAUREN L1ST QTR
4730AS1846880 FIRST TIME DAIRY JETHORST, JOANNHORST, JOANN1ST QTR
4456AS1842087 CAPRIKORN TZAR JOURNEYCAPRIKORN FARMS, LLCCAPRIKORN FARMS, LLC1ST QTR
TOGGENBURG
2448AT1843444 TIVIO FARM TFF 7 CARD STUDWHITE, KAYEWHITE, KAYE1ST QTR
 

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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.

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!