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.

GPA LPI PA-LPI
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

Genomically Gifted

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
CABON FERNAND 3239 2492 747 3655
DE-SU ALTAROGERS-ET 2816 2159 657 3167
COOKIECUTTER HEFTY-ET 3211 2591 620 3211
DE-SU ALTAMELHOR-ET 3013 2413 600 3296
SHEEKNOLL ALTAVITTEK 2905 2307 598 3291

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
COMESTAR LAUTAMARCUS 2879 3020 -141 2806
GIBBS M-M DENALLI-ET 2913 2909 4 2847
COMESTAR LOBSTER 3048 3020 28 3094
GEN-I-BEQ LAVAMAN 3116 3070 46 3317
GENERVATIONS LINGO 2938 2888 50 2899

(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

Girl Power

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
DE-SU ALTAMELHOR-ET 3013 2084 929
LESPEREE GLOBAL 3009 2099 910
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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