Young Sire Development Program

About the Young Sire Development Program

2018 1st Quarter Qualifiers

 2:11:2REGISTRATIONNAMEOWNERBREEDERQUALIFIED
ALPINE437AA1925248
OLENTANGY MR ROCKWELL
BADEN, MARK V
BADEN, MARK V
1250AA1911933
SLOW TURTLE ROC ON

PETERS, CAROL

PETERS, CAROL

1ST QTR
162AA1921903
KRAUSE FARMS GEN KAZAM
KRAUSE, AARON, JESSICA, CARLY & CALEB
KRAUSE, AARON, JESSICA, CARLY & CALEB
1ST QTR
162AA1922553
KRAUSE FARMS KOVENANT
KERR, MARY ELLEN
KRAUSE, AARON, JESSICA, CARLY & CALEB
1ST QTR
1ST QTR
LA MANCHA
12494L1925603

LUCKY*STAR'S TD KABAR
HOY, JUDITH & DONALD
HOY, JUDITH & DONALD

1ST QTR
12494L1925602
LUCKY*STAR'S TD KASTOR
HOY, JUDITH & DONALD
HOY, JUDITH & DONALD

1ST QTR
12494L1925601
LUCKY*STAR'S TD KAPTAIN
HOY, JUDITH & DONALD

HOY, JUDITH & DONALD

1ST QTR
10290L1923646

WELSHANS-ACRES E PHARAOH
GRINER, WILLIAM F & MARTHA ANN

WELSHANS, WILLIAM & JENNIFER
1ST QTR
10290L1919155

WELSHANS-ACRES EQUTIY MAGIC

WELSHANS, WILLIAM & JENNIFER
WELSHANS, WILLIAM & JENNIFER
1ST QTR
8085AL1911731
LONE THISTLE C L. WIZARD

LONE THISTLE FARM

LONE THISTLE FARM

1ST QTR
5151L1919181
LUCKY*STAR'S TD KONDUCTOR

HOY, JUDITH & DONALD
HOY, JUDITH & DONALD

1ST QTR
5151L1919179
LUCKY*STAR'S TD KALICO KID

HOY, JUDITH & DONALD

HOY, JUDITH & DONALD

1ST QTR
2229AL1924104
STARLET LACE BODE KYPRIOTH
CLARKE, REBEKAH
CLARKE, REBEKAH

1ST QTR
1ST QTR
NIGERIAN DWARF
11376D1915102

BETTER WAYZ JETHRO

KING, TOM & ALESIA

A BETTER WAY, LLC
1ST QTR
9550D1923080

BETTER WAYZ PRINCE CHARMING

LEMON TRAILS FARM LLC
A BETTER WAY, LLC
1ST QTR
NUBIAN
812N1919651

GRANDE RONDE RI SAGE
MOREFIELD, MIRANDA
ROVEY, STEPHANIE
1ST QTR
4720N1925250
DKGH ROCK IT EUGENE

TAYLOR, SARAH

GREENEHAVEN FARMS

1ST QTR
2314N1921920
DKGH JJ ECHO

KELLER, KATELYNN

GREENEHAVEN FARMS

1ST QTR
OBERHASLI
SAANEN
12246AS1918485
CAPRIKORN BE KZTARR
CAPRIKORN FARMS, LLCCAPRIKORN FARMS, LLC1ST QTR
12051AS1917505

CAPRIKORN BE PEPPER KORN
CAPRIKORN FARMS, LLC
CAPRIKORN FARMS, LLC
1ST QTR
10945AS1917347
CAPRIKORN COBALT KALEX
CAPRIKORN FARMS, LLCCAPRIKORN FARMS, LLC1ST QTR
10945AS1917348

CAPRIKORN COBALT CALEX2
CAPRIKORN FARMS, LLCCAPRIKORN FARMS, LLC1ST QTR
8661AS1917507
CAPRIKORN COBALT KROSNO
CAPRIKORN FARMS, LLCCAPRIKORN FARMS, LLC1ST QTR
6322AS1918488

CAPRIKORN ZEPPO KHANOM
CAPRIKORN FARMS, LLC
CAPRIKORN FARMS, LLC
1ST QTR
6322AS1918490

CAPRIKORN ZEPPO KARBS
CAPRIKORN FARMS, LLC
CAPRIKORN FARMS, LLC
1ST QTR
4847AS1914191

TEMPO PASSA ELTANTOR
ACTON DVM, LAUREN L
ACTON DVM, LAUREN L
1ST QTR
476AS1924873

CAPRIKORN COBALT KLEZMER
CAPRIKORN FARMS, LLC
CAPRIKORN FARMS, LLC
1ST QTR
2726AS1914190
TEMPO PASSA ELEMENT K2 CLIMBER
LOUGHLIN, CHRIS & KRISTIN
ACTON DVM, LAUREN L
1ST QTR
2753AS1920126

CAPRIKORN ZEPPO KENYA
CAPRIKORN FARMS, LLCCAPRIKORN FARMS, LLC1ST QTR
1284AS1922747

WHITEOAK-BEND KING KOTTON
LINDELL, LA NELL

LINDELL, LA NELL

1ST QTR
SABLE
TOGGENBURG
4311AT1921484

TIVIO FARM FMRS REGAL MATTEO

WHITE, KAYE

WHITE, KAYE

1ST QTR
119AT1924343

QUALITY-CREST RIALTO COMMANDO

KLEIN, JEFFREY A

KLEIN, JEFFREY A

1ST QTR
 

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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.

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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