+*B Cedar View Oliveiro +*S VG88.5, VEV88
DOB: 4/19/15 (Triplet) Height: 23 1/4"
Sire: CedarView Josephus +*B (GCH JNels L Cappuccino +*B EEE91 x SG Little Tots Estate Syeira 4*M EEEE91)
Dam: SGCH Cedar View Isabella 4*M EEEE91, ADGA Elite Doe (99% PE), ANDDA Total Performer Doe, 2015 Platinum Doe, (Little Tots Estate Babmino ++*B x SG Cori's Fancy Donatella 3*M VEEE90)
In the Fall of 2014, we realized we were 2 yrs away before needing to diversify our genetics. Thus, it seemed logical to start the process a bit sooner---especially since we are so committed to Linear Appraisals (ADGA) and Classifications (AGS), knowing it would be a great tool to discover the impact a new buck would have on our herd.
We started looking at various Dam Lines believing they bear the most influence on a herd sire. We also kept our search to breeders who've had several years (& multiple generations) of LA & DHIR testing. Any show accomplishments were icing on the cake, but the consistency of LA & 305 is what we were most interested in.
In a short time, we had narrowed down to a few select farms and over the next 6 months (with stacks----and stacks of paperwork, LA scores, highlighters, Dhi records, spread over 2 tables), we found this gorgeous boy...Cedar View Olivero *B
Oliver's dam lines (maternal & paternal) are does that have appraised at 90 (or above), are Finished Champions, have their Superior Genetics, and/or have produced the same. Of the does on test, all but one has produced over 1000# for one or more of their lactations, garnering several ADGA Elite Doe designations, including his dam, Isabella (multiple times). Isabella's current high for 305 is 1400#). She's been on ADGA Elite Doe List 95-99% PE in 2015, 2016 and 2017. In addition, she has been in ADGA National Top 10 the last 3 yrs with her highest ranking: #2 in milk , #4 in butterfat, #2 in Protein
On a final note, up until 2016, Nigerians were not allowed to compete in the highly regarded North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE). When the board finally accepted our breed, and showing against breeders with National winning herds, it was Isabella who took all the top honors: Grand Champion Doe (her 3/4 sister took Reserve), Best Udder, Best of Breed, and then against all breeds---SUPREME Udder. (pictured below)
Isabella as a First Freshener (5+ mos fresh). In her first Linear Appraisal (5/14), Isabella scored VEEE89 (the highest possible for a FF). In 2015, she scored VEEE90, recieving "E's" in her Shoulder Assembly, Front & Rear Legs, Feet, Back, Dairy Strength, Body Capacity, & Mammary. High scores also for Rump Width, Fore Udder (36), Rear Udder Height (38), & Arch (42), as well as Medial, Teat Placement & Diameter.
In 2013, Isabella's Dam (Donatella) scored VEEE90, & Gdam (Dinah Belle) scored EEEE91.
(above photos courtesy of Cedar View Farm, NAILLE pic taken by Bob Bartholomew)
Pictured above is the 12 hour fill of Isabella's 1st Test of 2015 (2nd Freshener). Milking 7# that day, with subsequent tests being 5.8#, 5.1#, & over 4# each of the following months, Isabella's Production Evaluation is 98%---giving her the ADGA Elite Doe status (twice). Her 3/4 sister, Gabriella, earned Elite status (99%) as a FF in 2015 and their Granddam, Dinah Belle has earned ELITE doe, also twice.
Oliver's daughters are now First Fresheners---and have been nothing short of spectacular. We have six that are now on their 305 Milk Test. Their first test weights have ranged from 4#-6.2#. One (Tizrah) has already earned AGS Top 10 in 2017 1Day Tests. She was 3rd for Production, 4th for Overall Score, 10th for BF (8.9%). Currently (5/18) Tizzy just passed the 1100# mark, w 90 days left on test. Her high ButterFat score is 11.7% (Pictured below, L-R: Cassiopeia 2*M 2*D, Tizrah 2*M 2*D, & Maple Joy 8*M 8*D)
Oliver's dam & sire's lines pictured below (L-R) First Place 2014 ADGA Nat'l Show Get of Sire (Isabella center), 2016 NAILE Best of Breed (Isabella on left) 2nd row: Udder of Oliver's paternal Gdam, SG Little Tots Estate Syeira 4*M EEE91, O's Gsire's dam CH J-Nels BB Dimples 1*M & her daughter SGCH/MCH J-Nels ER Dumplin 2*M VEEE90, ADGA Nat'l Rsv Champion Doe, last is GSire's Gdam GCH Chenango-Hills Bouncy Trixie 5*M Top 10 Milker 2010-14. Bottom Row: Isabella's Gsire CH/MCH/PGCH Buffalo Clover Valentino ++*S++B EEE91, Josesephus Gsire: CH J-Nels Lysander +*B EEV90, Oliver's Gdam, SG Donatella VEEE90, her dam: SGCH Cori's Fancy Dinah Belle 2*M, EEEE91 ADGA ELITE Doe (2013, 2014) (Photos 1,2, 3, 9, 10 are courtesy of Cedar View Farm---as are the photos of Isabella, above. Photos 4,5, & 8 are courtesy of J-Nels, 6 is courtesy of Chenango Hills, and 7 is courtesy of Buffalo Clover Nigerians)