If you are like many, this whole genomics thing can be very confusing. While it might be just simplest to pick the top five genomic young sires. Who knows what could happen. In order to get some clarity on just what young sires you should use we took a deeper look at the top 50 genomic young sires available in Canada and here is what we found.
GLPI vs Parent Average
In the past most would have just simply used the top parent average young sires and gone from there. It’s interesting to see that only one of the top GPA LPI sires (DE-SU PHOENIX 588-ET) would have even been considered a top LPI sire before genomics.
|DE-SU PHOENIX 588-ET||GEN-I-BEQ LAVAMAN|
|GENERVATIONS LEXOR||COMESTAR LOBSTER|
|CABON FERNAND||COMESTAR LAUTAMARCUS|
|MISTY SPRINGS NUMBER ONE||DE-SU PHOENIX 588-ET|
|COOKIECUTTER HEFTY-ET||STE ODILE RIMOUSKI|
With DE-SU PHOENIX 588-ET jumping to the top of the list, we then wanted to see just who else has been genomically gifted with the best genes his parents have to offer. What we found was the following:
|Sire||GPA LPI||PA – LPI||Difference||Direct Genomic Value|
Bitch Slapped With the Ugly Stick
Since we took the time to see who was gifted we thought it would be equally important to see what bulls full-out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down. Here is what we found:
|Sire||GPA LPI||PA LPI||Difference||Direct Genomic Value|
|GIBBS M-M DENALLI-ET||2913||2909||4||2847|
(Please note: this does not mean they are totally ugly they are just not as pretty as the could have been)
When in Doubt Go To Sire Stack
One thing I have learned from your tried and true breeders, is whether you are breeding for index or showing, nothing beats a good sire stack. With that in mind we prepared a 4 generation sire stack of each sire and here is the cream of the crop.
|Sire||Sire Stack||Sire Stack Index|
|DE-SU PIERRE 649-ET||Planet x Bolton x Shottle x Justice||2638|
|PIROLO SOLEMIO-ET||Man-O-Man x Goldwyn x Justice x Jacko Besn||2617|
|GENERVATIONS ENSIGN||Man-O-Man x Baxter x Shottle x Justice||2582|
|ESPOIR||Man-O-Man x Goldwyn x Champion x Jesther||2573|
|GALLAIS FEELING||Man-O-Man x Bolton x Shottle x Trent||2565|
The following are the bulls that are getting it done from a strong female (dam) side of their pedigree.
|Sire||GPA LPI||Sire Stack Index||Difference|
|MAPEL WOOD BREWMASTER||3046||1955||1091|
|MISTY SPRINGS SUPERSONIC||2827||1760||1067|
|MISTY SPRINGS NUMBER ONE||3220||2331||889|
The Bottom Line
Depending on your propensity for risk you can take those sires that are the extreme genomically, such as CABON FERNAND or DE-SU ALTAROGERS-ET, or you can go for the sire with great blood lines, such as DE-SU PIERRE 649-ET and PIROLO SOLEMIO-ET. But as my wife tells me every day, behind every good man is a great woman, so maybe you try MAPEL WOOD BREWMASTER or MISTY SPRINGS SUPERSONIC.
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