Select Sires' HERO Passes Away

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, November 17, 2011 - Select Sires regrets to announce that 7HO9545 Siemers Toys HERO 9701-ET (EX-92) passed away late last week. HERO entered Active A.I. following the August 2011 sire summaries as the No. 1 Holstein for Udder Composite (+3.79 UDC). This elite type sire is ranked No. 2 in the breed for Type (+3.60 PTAT) and among the top 20 sires of the breed on Holstein Association USA's Official Top 100 Total Performance Index℠ (TPI℠) list (+2073 GTPI). A limited semen inventory on HERO remains for future sales.

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.

℠Total Performance Index and TPI are service marks of Holstein Association USA.
Source: 08/11 USDA Genomic Evaluation, USDA/HA Genomic Type Evaluation, Holstein Association USA's Top 100 TPI List and Top 50 Lists with at least 75% Domestic U.S. Reliability for Udder Composite. 08/11 Rel.: HERO Type 85%.