New Graduates Contribute to Breed-Leading,
High-Components Lineup at Select Sires


PLAIN CITY, Ohio, December 14, 2011 - Following the December 2011 release of genetic evaluations, Select Sires' high-components breeds lineup continues to offer a wide variety of breed leaders. With the addition of four new graduates into four breeds, the great selection of elite sires at Select Sires gets even better.

Successful Results with SUCCESS An extreme type bull 7JE962 Buttercrest SUCCESS-ET is the first SC Gold Dust Paramount Iatola-ET son to enter Select Sires' lineup. SUCCESS ranks No. 2 in the breed for Type at +2.2 PTAT and No. 6 for Jersey Udder Index™ (+5.56 JUI™). This FeedPRO® sire produces daughters that display favorable milk and positive components and has earned Superior Settler™ status with positive Sire Conception Rate (SCR) at +2.0. His dam is the well-known daughter of 9JE202 O.F. Barber ROCKET, PR Buttercrest Rocket Snap (E-91%). SUCCESS is a great mating for daughters of 7JE714 Sunset Canyon MATINEE-ET, 7JE738 Bhf-Ssf Parade LOUIE-ET, 7JE860 Maack Dairy ECLIPES-P-ET and 7JE1000 Richies Jace TBONE A364.

Showcase Selections Sire
7BS813 Savage-Leigh TRESSEL ET joins the proven sire ranks as a Showcase Selections™ sire. His tanbark success story was affirmed when he sired his first All-American in 2010. The Top Acres E P Premium ET son is out of GS FLJ Tippy ET "2E94 2E93MS." Tippy hails from a recognized cow family with many show ring honors. The family has earned a remarkable 52 All-American nominations to date. TRESSEL emphasizes Type with a PTAT of +0.6 and a Feet and Leg Composite of +1.07 FLC and is a great source of dairy strength, to sire the show-winning kind. His milking daughters also perform well with positive milk production and Productive Life.

Ayrshire New Graduate
Debuting into Select Sires' lineup is 7AY86 Palmyra Raven BILLICK. He is a son of Palmyra Pardner T.S. Bonnie (EX-90), who was named unanimous All-American in 2005, Reserve All-American in 2006 and was nominated All-American in 2007 to complete three consecutive generations of show ring success. BILLICK advances dairy form, increases rear udder width and udder height and improves overall type (+0.6 PTAT). He also adds production (+502 Milk) and extends Productive Life (+1.2 PL). Cross BILLICK with7AY84 Palmyra Tri-Star BURDETTE-ET for profitable results.

Guernsey Sire Added to Lineup
7GU428 Golden J Skipper GARY joins his maternal brother, 7GU405 Golden J Ronald GRUMPY, in Select Sires' proven lineup with impressive credentials. GARY combines high milk production (+784 Milk) with outstanding type (+1.4 PTAT). He sires daughters that are tall with a good balance of strength and dairy form, correct feet and legs (+1.40 FLC) and pleasing, shallow udders (+1.40 UDC) with outstanding attachments and correct teat placement.

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: Source: 12/11 USDA Genomic Evaluation, USDA/AJCA/BSA Genomic Type Evaluation. 12/11 USDA/ABA/AGA Sire Summary. 12/11 Rel.: SUCCESS Type 70%, SCR 68%; TRESSEL Type72%, Calving Ease 76%; BILLICk Type 65%, Yield 73%, PL 42%; GARY Yield 68%, Type 58%. ™Jersey Udder Index and JUI are trademarks of the American Jersey Cattle Association. Superior Settler and Showcase Selections are trademarks of Select Sires Inc. ®FeedPRO is a registered trademark of Select Sires Inc.