Springwater BR Apricot Disco *B

Better Wayz Rhythm x SG Elite Springwater AL Apricot Nectar VVEE88 @ 02-05

I am really feeling fortunate to have Disco with me. I still can’t quite believe my luck that I was able to snatch him up when his prior reservations fell through. I was most interested in him for his female relatives’ milk components, but I have been so happy to discover that he has a really great rump and strong shoulders. I am super impressed by his width at such a young age, which is no surprise since his dam scored 35 in rump width at just 2 years old. I am really feeling like he is the full package.

DAM’S GENETICS: Dam Apricot is a daughter of SG Sugar Moon NS Alejandro, who is well recognized for his impact on the breed. She is a 4x RCH, 2xGCH, 2xBOB, 2xBUOB, and has 2 championship legs. In addition, she was the 2nd place 2 year-old, with 1st place udder, 2019 ADGA National Show! She was one of only three Nigerians asked to milk out for best udder in show, losing only to the National and Reserve National Champions. She is also a recipient of the 2018 and 2019 Gold Juju ANDDA awards. She is a strong producer, 2018 – 2021 elite, milking in the 97-98th percentile, and she has milked well over 1000 pounds each lactation, even as a yearling. I’m super impressed by her butterfat percentages. Her lifetime butterfat percentage (306 pounds) of 4061 total pounds puts her at 7.5%. That’s an incredible average over 305 days over four lactations. Most Nigerians only sustain that for a short time in their lactations when their production numbers decrease. In addition, Grand Dam SG Sugar Moon RB Gianna 2*M is a full sister to SG Sugar Moon Rocky Dolby. She was elite (2019, 2020) top-ten breed leader (2018), milking in the 99th percentile with 1630 pounds on a 305 day lactation.

SIRE’S GENETICS: Rhythm’s dam, SG Better Wayz Harmony Carabear VEEE 91 ELITE holds the record for highest butterfat producer of all time. On her third lactation, she milked 1350 pounds, with 136 pounds of butterfat (10.1%). In fact, Rhythm has quite a few female relatives sitting on the top 10 list for butterfat. He is a half-sibling linebreeding on SG Elite Old Mountain Farm Elton Jay ++*B. Elton Jay’s dam holds the highest PTA (predicted transmitting ability) and PTI (production type index) for the entire breed. (PTA Milk +349, PTI1: 581, PTI2: 357). In addition, Rhythm’s dam and both grand-dams have LA scores of 91!

This boy is the cream of the crop, no pun intended. It doesn’t get much better than this.

DOB
2-18-2022

LA Score
Not yet appraised

Color & Markings
Black and Tan Swiss-Marked with white and a few small moonpots

Retained Kids on our Farm
Not bred yet

Dam: SG Elite Springwater AL Apricot Nectar, Photo courtesy Nancy Boling
Dam Apricot at National Show 2019, Photo Courtesy Nancy Boling
Sire’s Dam: SG Better Wayz Harmony Carabear 3*M, Photo Courtesy Kathy Beck-Mullins
Sire’s Dam: SG Better Wayz Harmony Carabear 3*M, Photo Courtesy Kathy Beck-Mullins