Select Sires' Jersey Sire Program Hits New Record With More Than One Million Units of Semen Sold

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, January 18, 2012 - Select Sires is proud to announce that the Jersey sire program hit a new record with the sale of more than one million units of semen in 2011. This milestone is a result of Select Sires' commitment to the growth and development of the Jersey breed. This record-breaking achievement can also be credited to Select Sires' passion for providing their customer-owners with the genetics and services they need to achieve their goals.

Select Sires offers a diverse range of Jersey genetics that are breed leaders in type and Jersey Performance Index™ (JPI™). In addition to Select Sires' Program for Genetic Advancement™ (PGA™) graduates, Select Sires added elite Danish Jersey sires to the lineup in April 2009. These high-component, unique-pedigreed sires have continued to aid dairy producers looking for genetic diversity.

"Through this tremendous feat, Select Sires continues be the trusted industry source for breed-leading Jersey genetics," stated Herby Lutz, dairy sire analyst for Select Sires. "We offer the best genetics to our customer-owners and have made the commitment to continue building our Jersey lineup to offer even more leading sires for our customers."

Based in Plain City, Ohio, Select Sires Inc. is North America's largest A.I. organization and is comprised of 10 farmer-owned and -controlled cooperatives. As the industry leader, it provides highly fertile semen as well as excellence in service and programs to achieve its basic objective of supplying dairy and beef producers with North America's best genetics at a reasonable price.

™Jersey Performance Index and JPI are trademarks of the American Jersey Cattle Association; Program for Genetic Advancement and PGA are tradmarks of Select Sires Inc.