ADVENT-RED Named Premier Sire of the 2010 Grand International Red and White Show for Second Consecutive Year

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, October 21, 2010 - 7HO7872 KHW Kite ADVENT-RED-ET (EX-94) was named Premier Sire for the second consecutive year at the 2010 Grand International Red and White Show held at World Dairy Expo, Madison, Wis. Not only was ADVENT-RED named Premier Sire of the show, but 21 daughters placed among the top five of their class and his daughters were awarded reserve grand champion, intermediate champion and reserve intermediate champion honors.

Silvermine Adv Tally-Red-ET (EX-91), 2010 Grand International Red and White Reserve Grand Champion and Intermediate Champion Silvermine Adv Tally-Red-ET (EX-91), 2010 Grand International Red and White Reserve Grand Champion and Intermediate Champion
Owned by Milk Source LLC, Kaukauna, Wis.
"ADVENT-RED's daughters are making a huge impact in the breed," said Charlie Will, manager of Holstein sire acquisition for Select Sires. "His heifers have dominated on the colored shavings for a few years now, and they continue to develop into great young cows with beautiful udders." Although ADVENT-RED died in March 2009, his legacy will be felt for generations to come, both at Select Sires and in the Holstein breed. His sons and daughters continue to transmit the same qualities that made him so popular - tall and open frames, stylish front ends, beautiful udders and correct feet and legs.

ADVENT-RED daughter Silvermine Adv Tally-Red-ET (EX-91) was named reserve grand champion and intermediate champion after topping the senior 3-year-old cow class. Taking home the reserve intermediate champion title was ADVENT-RED daughter Budjon-Nitzy Destiny-Red-ET (EX-92). She was the first place junior 3-year-old cow and futurity class winner. Both animals are owned by Milk Source LLC, Kaukauna, Wis. Another ADVENT-RED class winner was first place senior 2-year-old, Sildalh Amazing-Red, owned by Pierre Boulet and Dapasquier Holsteins, Montmagny, Quebec.

ADVENT-RED also sired several champions in the junior show. St-Yle-Se Itz Joytime-Red-ET, owned by Stephanie Aves, Poplar Grove, Ill., was named intermediate champion after winning the senior 2-year-old class. Reserve intermediate champion honors were awarded to Creeknook Advent Dawn-Red (VG-87), owned by Kelsey Crull, Poplar Grove, Ill., winner of the junior 3-year old cow class. The first place winter heifer calf, Hydeaway Advent Tequilla-Red, owned by Austin, Lynzi and Alexa Hyde, La Mesa, N.M., was named junior champion.

Tem-North Camden Dixie-Red, 2010 Grand International Red and White Reserve Junior Champion Tem-North Camden Dixie-Red, 2010 Grand International Red and White Reserve Junior Champion
Owned by Richard M. Green, Sr., Middletown, Del.
Not only did ADVENT-RED daughters steal the headlines in the Red and White show, his daughter, Stone-Front Advent Laverne (EX-94), was named reserve grand champion and reserve senior champion in the International Junior Holstein Show. The second place aged cow is owned by Shane Nodolf of Belmont, Wis. Reserve intermediate champion honors of the International Junior Holstein Show were awarded to another ADVENT-RED daughter, Scenic-Edge Advent Cocoa. She was second in the senior 3-year-old class and is owned by Mike Fuller, Rudolph, Wis.

On Friday night at the World Classic Sale, an ADVENT-RED daughter sold for $14,500. She was the second place spring calf from the Grand International Red and White Holstein Show, MS Starmark Rexy-Red-ET. Rexy is out of the 2007 All-American Red and White senior 2-year-old Cow, Carrousel Talnt Rily-Red-ET (VG 89). Consigned by Starmark, Wooster, Ohio, Rexy was purchased by Chilliwack Cattle Co., Chilliwack, British Columbia.

ADVENT-RED's son 7HO9236 MD-Valleyvue CAMDEN-RED-ET sired the reserve junior champion female as well as another top-five placing animal. The reserve junior champion was Tem-North Camden Dixie-Red, owned by Richard M. Green, Sr., Middletown, Del. 7HO9552 Scientific DEBONAIR-RED-ETS sired the third place summer yearling heifer, Ofski Debonair Angelica-Red, owned by Fred Grubofski, Jr., Pittsville, Wis.

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.