Select's High-Components Lineup Daughters Stand Out on the Colored Shavings at World Dairy Expo

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, October 21, 2010 - Select Sires' high-components lineup had a successful week at the 2010 World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wis., with daughters standing out in each breed.

Jersey sires 236JE3 ISDK Q IMPULS, 7JE590 Forest Glen Avery ACTION-ET and 7JE867 Griffins GOVERNOR-ET all had daughters rise to the top of their classes. IMPULS daughter September Star Impuls, owned by Purple Fever Cattle Co., Lowville, N.Y., stood at the head of the senior 2-year-old class. ACTION daughter Arethusa Action Dominique, owned by Greg Mortson, Oro Station, Ontario, topped the summer yearling heifer class and was the reserve junior champion of the open show. In the fall heifer calf class, Currvale Governor Darling, owned by Jessica Currie, Tully, N.Y., placed second, and Purple Fever Governor CC, owned by Jordan and Whitney Ebert, Algoma, Wis., placed fifth. Another GOVERNOR daughter, Diamond S Governor Joya, owned by Diamond S Farm, North Branch, Minn., stood second in the fall yearling in milk class.

September Star Impuls (VG-87%), First place senior 2-year-old, Central National Jersey Show September Star Impuls (VG-87%), First place senior 2-year-old, Central National Jersey Show
Exhibited by Purple Fever Cattle Co., Lowville, N.Y.
The winning trend continued in the Brown Swiss show, with 7BS766 Blessing Banker AGENDA ET *TM, 7BS779 Brothers Three PARKER ET *TM, 7BS813 Savage-Leigh TRESSEL ET *TM and 7BS752 Sun-Made Garbro PRESTIGE ET *M enjoying similar success along with past Select sires. In the winter calf class, second place went to AGENDA daughter Brook Hollow Agenda Prezzie. Prezzie, owned by Delbert and Heather Yoder, West Salem, Ohio, was also named reserve junior champion of the open show. Top Dimark Parker Fanny ET, a PARKER daughter owned by John Paul Regusci, Modesto, Calif., stood second in the fall heifer calf class. Fanny went on to be named reserve junior champion of the junior show. Winning the winter yearling heifer class was Springhill T Dominique OCS, owned by Peter Vail and Ken Main, Copake, N.Y., a TRESSEL daughter.

In the cow show, AGENDA continued to fare well, with Top Acres Agenda Roxy ET, a fall yearling in milk owned by Peter Vail and Ken Main, Copake, N.Y., placed second in her class. PRESTIGE was a stand-out in the show, with Jo-Dee Prestige Kaluwa "E91 E91", the second place 5-year-old cow, capturing the title of reserve senior and reserve grand champion of the open show. Kaluwa is owned by Jodi Coppini, Tillamook, Ore.

In the Guernsey show, 7GU402 Edgewater Meadows YOGIBEAR-ET and 7GU395 Sniders Option AARON-ET each had daughters rise to the top of the line. In the fall heifer calf class, YOGIBEAR daughter Lantz Farm Yogi Rocker, owned by Henry Holdorf, Ellsworth, Wis., placed second, while AARON daughter Four Winds Aaron Debbie, owned by Clark and Joy Vilter, Hartland, Wis., stood third. Another AARON daughter, Lang Haven Aaron Treasure-ET, owned by Esther Ripley, Moravia, N.Y., won the fall yearling in milk class, repeating her win at this year's All-American Dairy Show in Harrisburg, Pa.

Arethusa Action Dominique, Reserve Junior Champion and first place summer yearling, Central National Jersey Show Arethusa Action Dominique, Reserve Junior Champion and first place summer yearling, Central National Jersey Show
Owned by Greg Mortson, Oro Station, Ontario
Ayrshire sires 7AY76 Kellcrest AVENGER-ET and 7AY84 Palmyra Tri-Star BURDETTE-ET also had daughters achieve success in the show ring. Locust-Spring Tequila Rose, an AVENGER daughter owned by Eric Bogardus, Schoharie, N.Y., made her way to the top to the top of the summer yearling heifer class. The winning ways continued in the cow show, with BURDETTE daughter Ronn-Ayr Burdette Gentle, owned by P&A Ayrshires, Dyersville, Iowa, topping the fall yearling heifer in milk class.

Milking Shorthorn sire 7MS340 Kuszmar Alfairs OTHELLO had an outstanding representation in the show, as Tex-Star Othello Peri (EX-92) was named senior and grand champion of the open show as well as best uddered cow of the show. Peri, an aged cow, is owned by Springville Farm/Fisher, New Enterprise, Pa. OTHELLO daughter Mi-San Acres O Lover ET, owned by Michelle Ritschard, Lowville, N.Y., placed first in the winter yearling heifer class. Lover was also named reserve junior champion female of the open show. Not surprisingly considering this success, OTHELLO was named Premier Sire of the Milking Shorthorn show.

Other Milking Shorthorn sires, 7MS341 Bar-D-Kuszmar CLAY and 7MS347 Mysha-Wo Advent LIRIANO-ET, made an impact in the show as well. LIRIANO daughter Buckeye Knoll Liriano Pila Exp, first place fall heifer calf, took home the honor of junior champion of both the open and junior shows. Pila is owned by Hannah Rhoades, Greenville, Ohio. A pair of CLAY daughters, Elron Clays Jenny, owned by Elron Farms, Lost Nation, Iowa, and Sageser Clay Penny, owned by Morgan Sageser, Shelbyville, Ky., topped the fall yearling heifer class. Penny was also named reserve junior champion of the junior show.

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.