Whats Happened To My Chosen AI Bulls Numbers

Your chosen AI Bull, with great numbers, ends up taking a dive on the numbers and is never used again.

Several reasons:

  1. He doesn’t have GE-EPD’s. (No DNA Tests)
  2. He has no Data (Progeny numbers are low)
  3. His Sire and Maternal Grand Sire (MGS) have no Data.
  4. His Dam and Grand Dam have no Data.
  5. The AI Bull is used on cows that have low numbers and/or no Data.
  6. His Progeny out of No Data Sires and No Data Dams brings his numbers down.

 

Case #1:  S A V Ten Speed 3022

 

ASA #: 3088313
Registered 
USAAN – 17633563
S A V TEN SPEED 3022
Black 
Polled
Tattoo: 3022
Both Ears
Single Birth Bull PB AN BTF

TraitTrac
(Check available results)

 

 

Owner: 320528 – SCHAFFS/SPLIT DIAMOND/RAFTER U CROSS Birth Date: 2013-02-17
Breeder: 166873 – SCHAFFS ANGUS VALLEY Original Issue: 2016-02-29

SPRING 2017 EPDs

CE Brth Wean Year ADG MCE Milk MWW Stay Doc CW YG Marb BF REA Shr API TI
EPD 17.9 -3.3 76.7 140.4 0.40 10.4 29.0 67.2 4.4 12.1 49.4 -0.29 1.09 -0.048 1.06 -0.18 160.5 94.9
ACC 0.55 0.62 0.52 0.51 0.51 0.35 0.36 0.38 0.17 0.14 0.42 0.32 0.36 0.35 0.35 0.00
% 5 4 10 1 1 20 10 1 95 30 3 35 1 45 4 80 5 1
 

 

 

 

BTF > Blood Type on File – Not the same as DNA Data.

Without GE-EPD’s his data are a guess.

No Data on BW, WW, IMF, etc means that all progeny will be reported as “average”.

His Sire though very good cannot make up for a Dam with low numbers and a mediocre MGS.

With 26 Progeny and many from low numbered cattle and/or no data brings his numbers down.

26 Progeny is also low for a 4 yr old bull and this shows up in the accuracies (ACC)

 

How do we maintain high numbers on these bulls?

  1. Dams, Grand Dams, Sires, Grand Sires and Maternal Grand Sires have to have Data and GE-EPD’s.
  2. The cows bred to your AI Bull have to have everything in 1 and preferably be Top 1% females.
  3. All data must be collected on Progeny.

Here are 2 examples both ¼ SM ¾ AN – the difference is 2)

 

Planned Mating

*Now with Trait Trac*

 

S A V TEN SPEED 3022 – EDR MISS FREEDOM II C 58
1/4 SM 3/4 AN

CE Brth Wean Year ADG MCE Milk MWW Stay Doc CW YG Marb BF REA Shr API TI
EPD 16.90 -1.85 75.60 131.90 0.36 11.15 31.05 68.75 7.90 11.05 46.20 -0.19 1.03 -0.02 0.88 180.7 97.2
% 10 15 10 2 1 15 3 1 65 50 5 65 1 65 20 1 1

SPRING 2017 EPDs

– Pedigree +

 A A R TEN X 7008 S A USAAN – 15719841 2566684  BB PP

 S A V TEN SPEED 3022 USAAN – 17633563 3088313  B P

 S A V MADAME PRIDE 1134 USAAN – 16928514 (3088312)  B P

 S A V TEN SPEED 3022 – EDR MISS FREEDOM II C 58

 G A R PROPHET USAAN – 16295688 2545802  BB PP

EDR MISS FREEDOM II C 58 3123072  B P

  EDR CHLOE S 19 2382991  B P

 

 

ASA #: 3184313
Registered 
TFS SONATA B227 6431D
Black 
Polled
Tattoo: 6431D
Both Ears
Single Birth Cow 1/4 SM 3/4 AN PCB GE

TraitTrac

 

Owner: 085948 – TRINITY FARMS Birth Date: 2016-02-02
Breeder: 085948 – TRINITY FARMS Original Issue: 2016-11-26

SPRING 2017 EPDs

CE Brth Wean Year ADG MCE Milk MWW Stay Doc CW YG Marb BF REA Shr API TI
EPD 13.8 -0.4 73.0 131.0 0.36 8.6 28.2 64.7 9.4 11.6 48.0 -0.13 0.92 -0.039 0.58 158.8 90.3
ACC 0.27 0.43 0.38 0.32 0.32 0.18 0.19 0.25 0.11 0.08 0.28 0.21 0.37 0.18 0.27
% 25 35 15 2 1 35 10 3 50 40 4 80 1 55 70 10 1

HPSColor- Pedigree +

  A A R TEN X 7008 S A USAAN – 15719841 2566684  BB PP

  S A V TEN SPEED 3022 USAAN – 17633563 3088313  B P

  S A V MADAME PRIDE 1134 USAAN – 16928514 (3088312)  B P

  TFS SONATA B227 6431D  3184313   B P

  S A V PROVIDENCE 6922 USAAN – 15707145 2492332  B PP

  TFS 3/8 SM 5/8 AN 1476Y 2601764  BB PP

  TFS SONATA B227 6567S 2350185  BH PP

 

You may ask; how does one get the people with Top 1% females to use our bull? Remember that their cattle will both maintain your bulls numbers and in some cases improve them. Ask them to use your bull; give those Top 1% breeders a discount; anything is better than your bull becoming another Angus Bull headed toward mediocrity.