Select-Sired Holsteins Surpass Competition at the RAWF

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, Nov., 19, 2010 - Select Sires once again delivered results at the 2010 North American International Livestock Exhibition (NAILE) in Louisville, Ky. In early November, Select sires' hailed champions and class winners from six breeds.

GOVERNOR and IMPULS Highlight the All American Jersey Show
7JE867 Griffins GOVERNOR-ET and 236JE3 ISDK Q IMPULS had daughters rise to the top of their classes during The All American Jersey Show. GOVERNOR sired two All Americans and a Reserve All American, while IMPULS sired a third place finisher. Diamond S Governor Joya stood at the head of the milking senior yearling class and was exhibited by Diamond S Farm, North Branch, Minn. Winning the senior two-year-old cow class was Governor Angel of Family Hill, owned by Anna Seaholm, Tillamook, Ore. GOVERNOR's strong showing continued as Family Hill Governor Favor placed second in the junior two-year-old class. She is owned by Ryan Lancaster, Ferndale, Wash. IMPULS daughter September Star Impuls, placed third in the senior two-year-old class and was also named the Reserve Premier Performance Cow of the show. She is owned by Buster Goff, Hobbs, N.M.

During the Pot O'Gold Sale and The All American Sale, daughters of IMPULS, 7JE1000 Richies Jace TBONE A364, 7JE590 Forest Glen Avery ACTION-ET and GOVERNOR drew the bidders' attention. The top selling heifer of The All American Sale was a TBONE daughter, Hi-Kel Tbone Pfenning-ET, consigned by Hi-Kel Syndicate of Wyoming and Byron, N.Y. She was purchased for $21,500 by River Valley Dairy, Tremont, Ill. The Jersey Pot O'Gold Sale featured Select-sired animals as the top four sellers. The new record setting high-selling heifer was Lyon Impuls Eternity. She brought $10,750 for consigner Lyon Jerseys, Toledo, Iowa, and was purchased by Sidney Avila of Dalhart, Texas.

DURHAM and ADVENT-RED Daughters Perform Well in Holstein Show
Reserve Grand Champion honors of the Mid-East Fall National Holstein Open Show were awarded to 7HO5157 Regancrest Elton DURHAM-ET*CV daughter, Logsdons Durham Cher (EX-95). Cher placed second in the 125,000 lb. cow class and was also named Grand Champion during the Grand National Holstein Junior Show. She is owned by Katie Gibson and Michaela B. Sanders of Eminence, Ky. Also in the open show, several other DURHAM daughters placed in the top of their classes. Team Durham Morgan-ET (EX-92) topped the junior three-year-old class and went on to be named Reserve Intermediate Champion. Morgan is owned by Team Holsteins, Hampshire, Ill. Gardner Durham Kierdra (EX-91), owned by Dale and Linda Drendel, Hampshire, Ill., topped the 5-year-old class. 7HO7872 KHW Kite ADVENT-RED-ET daughters also excelled in the show ring with the first place senior three-year-old, Al-N-Tine Advent Triscuit (VG-86), exhibited by Allen Lehman, Berlin, Pa.; first place milking fall yearling, Mill-Wheel Adv Carolina-ET, owned by Peter Vail and Budjon Farms, Lomira, Wis.; and second junior three-year-old, MS Stranshome Advent Slim-ET (EX-92), exhibited by Daniel Zehr, Graymont, Ill.

In the heifer show, the first place junior calf was a 7HO7653 Plain-O Durham ROSS-331-ET daughter, Stan-Mar-Dale Ross Bethany, owned by Stan-Mar-Dale Holsteins, Urbana, Ohio. The intermediate calf class was swept by Select-sired animals. Placing first was 7HO6782 Ocean-View ZENITH-TW-ET daughter Pa-Lyn-Leigh Z Juliet-ET, owned by Kyle Natzke and Abbi Goldenberg, Fond du Lac, Wis. Placing behind the ZENITH daughter were daughters of ADVENT-RED in second place, 7HO8190 Gen-Mark Stmatic SANCHEZ in third, 7HO7004 Erbacres DAMION in fourth, and SANCHEZ in sixth place.

ADVENT-RED Daughters Sweep the Cow Classes in the Red and White Holstein Show
ADVENT-RED daughters swept six cow classes at the Mid-East Fall Red and White Show. The Grand Champion was Goldfawn Adv Ritzy-Red-ET (VG-87), the winning junior three-year-old cow. She is owned by Wilstar Holsteins and Nathan M. Goldenberg, Poy Sippi, Wis. The Reserve Grand Champion was Ainger Advent Jessa-Red (VG-88), owned by Britney Hill, Bristol, Vt. Earlier in the week, Jessa was tapped as the Supreme Champion of the junior show. Senior Champion was Goldfawn Advent Rae-Red (EX-93), owned by Abbi Lea Goldenberg, Halfway, Mo.

7HO9432 Rosedale TOUCHDOWN-RED daughter Lipply Touchdown Glory-Red was named Reserve Junior Champion. Glory was the winning summer yearling and is owned by Courtney Lipply, Plymouth, Ind.

AGENDA and DYNASTY Sire Class Winners
7BS766 Blessing Banker AGENDA ET sired three class winners - first place summer yearling heifer Radical Agenda Chelsea, owned by Skyler DeGroft, Cave City, Ky.; first place spring yearling Highlands Agenda Ginger, owned by Michelle Funk, Jeromesville, Ohio; and first place junior two-year-old Highlands Agenda Snow, owned by Michelle Funk. 7BS750 Hilltop Acres En DYNASTY ET sired the first place yearling in milk, Ott Dynasty Twila, who went on to be named the Reserve Intermediate Champion. Twila is owned by Andrew Nicol, Marysville, Ohio.

Select-Sired Guernseys Top Classes at National Guernsey Show
7GU381 Lang Haven Luxury NEON sired the Intermediate Champion of the National Guernsey Show, Vale View Neon Dispatch. She topped the senior three-year-old class and is owned by Berryman, Croshaw, Nicley and Tormoehlen, Parksville, Ky. Also winning her class was aged cow Loyal Acres Lewis Breezey (EX-94). The 7GU366 Trotacre Enhancer LEWIS-ET daughter is owned by Austin and Landen Knapp, Epworth, Iowa. In the heifer classes, 7GU395 Sniders Option AARON-ET sired the second place winter heifer calf, Cedar Way Aaron Rosie, exhibited by John Arnold, Waverly, Iowa.

LIRIANO and CLAY Daughters Win Milking Shorthorn Junior Champions
The junior champions of the Winter National Milking Shorthorn Show were a pair heifers sired by 7MS347 Myshal-Wo Advent LIRIANO-ET and 7MS341 Bar-D-Kuszmar CLAY. The LIRIANO daughter, Buckeye Knoll Liriano Pila Exp was the first place senior heifer calf and went on to be named the Junior Champion, repeating her achievement from World Dairy Expo. She was exhibited by Hannah Rhoades, Greenville, Ohio. Sageser Clay Penny, the winning senior yearling heifer, was named Reserve Junior Champion and was exhibited by Morgan Sageser, Shelbyville, Ky.

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.