Select Sires Offers Breed-Leading Sires

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, December 9, 2011 - Select Sires' lineup continues to offer numerous breed leaders in a wide variety of traits to meet the needs of every dairy producer. Select Sires' highlights include the No. 1 sire in the breed for type, the breed leader for milk, the No. 1 sire for Lifetime Profit Index (LPI) in Canada and the breed leader for Total Performance Index℠ (TPI℠) with 97% Reliability.

7HO9165 Regancrest S BRAXTON-ET (EX-94) continues his reign as the No. 1 bull for type (+3.87 PTAT) in the U.S. As a Showcase Selections™ and DIAMOND SELECTion™ sire, his fancy heifers not only stand out in the heifer pens, but they are also prominent in the show ring. His milking daughters have outstanding frames, great feet and legs (+2.41 Feet and Leg Composite, FLC) and beautiful udders (+2.24 Udder Composite, UDC). And with gender SELECTed™ semen, you can make even more fancy heifers that develop into special young cows.

7HO9441 Stouder JAYVEN-ET (EX-94) has endured as the No. 1 Holstein for Milk at +2,899 since his debut into Active A.I. in April 2011. He offers solid component yields with +55 pounds of Protein and +53 pounds of Fat. JAYVEN adds sound functional type to his offspring and will sire daughters with excellent dairy strength and improve rear udder height and width. He earns the Calving Ease designation (7% DBH (Sire)) making him an ideal choice on heifers.

Ranking No. 1 for GLPI in Canada at +2638 GLPI is 7HO9264 Lirr Drew DEMPSEY (VG-86). At +3.23 PTAT, DEMPSEY sires daughters that excel in all frame traits, have great feet and legs (+2.88 FLC) and beautiful mammary systems (+2.50 UDC) and are proving to look even better with age. The DIAMOND SELECTion, HealthMark™, Superior Settler™ and gender SELECTed designations prove that DEMPSEY has a lot to offer every breeder.

7HO8081 Ensenada Taboo PLANET-ET (EX-90-GM), ranks as the top sire on the Top 100 TPI list with 97% Reliability or greater. With a GTPI of +2184, he more than doubled his number of milking daughters from the August 2011 sire summary and now has 3,933 daughters in 1,079 herds. The epitome of second-crop success, this FeedPRO® sire continues to exhibit profitability with high volumes of milk (+2,267) and breed-leading Net Merit dollar value (+711 NM$). He builds cows with functional type and sound udders that last. He's perfect for the heifer pens with low calving difficulty and with gender SELECTed semen available.

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.

Source: 12/11 USDA Genomic Evaluation, USDA/HA Genomic Type Evaluation and Interbull. Holstein Association USA's Top 100 TPI List with 97% Reliability and Top 50 Lists with at least 75% Domestic U.S. Reliability for PTA Type. 12/11 Rel: BRAXTON Type 93%; JAYVEN Yield 91%; DEMPSEY Type 82%; PLANET Yield 99%, NM$ 94%. ℠Total Performance Index and TPI are service marks of Holstein Association USA. ™Showcase Selections, DIAMOND SELECTion, gender SELECTed, HealthMark and Superior Settler are trademarks of Select Sires Inc. ®FeedPRO is a registered trademark of Select Sires Inc.