As his name implies, this boy is well worth your attention and consideration. He brings new meaning to the phrase “He has it all”. From the day he was born, this male has impressed us and has continued to exceed our expectations as he matures into one of the top elite herdsires in the country. He is among the few animals that improve as they reach maturity. YO’s production continues to excite us. Even at 6 years old, his fiber qualities have remained constantly elite.
YO’s lineage is well proven in all disciplines. Not only do they represent a long line of champion and blue ribbon placements, they also excel at density while maintaining lifetime fineness that is backed up with top 1% EPD ranking for progeny production predictions. His sire is Accoyo America Apocalypse, a Hemingway-Nautilus son with a long list of show winning offspring and 1% EPD rankings. His dam Yolanda, has produced superior offspring as well. Each one of her offspring has excelled in the show ring and is found at the top of the EPD reports. It is Yolanda’s vital genetic contribution, paired with Apocalypse, which enables YO to be considered as true seedstock. Perfect for that outcross breeding.
YO’s first crias have arrived and they exhibit ultimate fineness and robust character in both white and fawn. This generation will be one of the first to arrive using the AOA EPD program where the quality of breeding stock is judged across multiple disciplines for the purpose of identifying the desired genetics for producing select production qualities.
YO has represented his sire, AA Apocalypse, in several Get of Sire wins. The prepotency of this genetic line is impressive! YO, along with two additional Apocalypse offspring, had repeatedly swept half of the final placement in the adult white male classes at both Level IV and V shows. More than just lifetime fineness, it is YO’s ability to provide a major increase in fleece weight is what brings him to the spotlight.
6 yr 18.6; 4.1; 22.1; 1.4
5 yr 19.3; 4.1; 21.2; 2.1
4 yr 17.5; 3.8; 21.8; .06
3yr 17.7; 4.0; 22.6; 0.7
2 yr 18.8; 4.3; 23.0; 1.5
1 yr 16.6; 4.8; 29.2; 1.2
EPDs 2014/Generation 6 Progeny Predictions
Listed by Trait Value Ranking
AFD Top 1%
SF Top 1%
% > 30 Top 1%
SD Top 1%
Medulation Top 5%
Fleece Weight Top 10% (This represents a higher ranking than 90 % of the animals that will also provide much stronger AFD.)
Part interest is for 6 months possession.
1st EPWM Fleece show 2012 Loner 2nd Place GWAS 2 yo and older white males 2011 2nd Place Get of Sire grouping GWAS 2011 5th AOBA Nationals white 2 Yr old and older 2011 Safely 3rd Yearling Class ABR Fall Festival 2010 Anderson 4th of 14 White Yearling GWAS 2010 Macleod 6th of 11 White Juv AOBA Nationals 2009 O’Leary 4th EPWM Fleece 2010 Shimeld 1st ABR Fall Fest Fleece Show 2012