Excellent Classification Results at Select Sires

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, April 3, 2012 - Select Sires Inc. had an exceptional classification day in late March 2012. During the classification four lineup sires scored Excellent for the first time and two additional lineup sires raised in score to Excellent (91) and higher. Additionally, 20 popular Super Samplers™ scored Very Good. At the end of the day, Select Sires had a total of 33 new Excellent sires and 27 sires that scored Excellent (91) and greater.

Lineup Sires Score Excellent (90) and Higher Among the lineup sires raised in score was 7HO9625 Clear-Echo Marion RIB-ET who was raised to an impressive Excellent (93). RIB produces daughters that fill the bulk tank with extreme pounds of milk and favorable pounds of fat and protein. He portrays a complimentary linear chart and improves type.

The popular sire 7HO9501 UFM-Dubs OLEGANT-ET was raised from Excellent (90) to Excellent (91). OLEGANT offers the complete package with his impressive Genomic Total Performance Index℠ (GTPI℠), solid production, positive components, elite Net Merit dollar value, strong conformation and excels in health traits. He has gender SELECTed™ semen available and stands out as a Calving Ease sire.

7HO9446 Ronelee Rsvp DREAMER-ET was raised in score to Excellent (90). DREAMER combines conformation and production to create breeder-satisfaction cows. This production and component improver has a notable GTPI and leading Net Merit dollar value. DREAMER is a maternal brother to the popular Red Carrier 7HO9107 Ronelee SS DURABLE.

7HO9587 Normanna Buckeye SUBLIME is now scored Excellent (90). He delivers daughters that offer the perfect combination of production and type. A rear udder specialist, he increases width tremendously, while improving all other udder traits.

Newly scored Excellent (90) sire, 7HO9443 Canyon-Breeze FBI ENERGY-ET delivers solid Udder Composite, Feet and Leg Composite, Body Composite and Dairy Composite. ENERGY also offers a superior Sire Conception Rate (SCR).

7HO9511 Latuch Elegant TORO-ET is now scored Excellent (90). TORO produces profitable daughters with high Net Merit dollar value. He also greatly improves Somatic Cell Score and Productive Life.

Super Samplers Score Very Good The Super Samplers who scored Very Good (85) and higher are popular genomic young sires. Each of these sires offer elite GTPI with solid production and outstanding type. These mega-stars in the Holstein breed include 7HO10524 Roylane Socra ROBUST-ET (VG-88), 7HO10921 Mr Chassity Gold CALVIN-ET (VG-88), 7HO10999 Regancrest-GV S BRADNICK-ET (VG-87), 7HO11103 Mr Goldnoaks MAGNUS-ET (VG-86), 7HO10849 Ladys-Manor PL SHAMROCK-ET (VG-85), 7HO11283 De-Su S MAYFIELD 893-ET (VG-85), 7HO11036 Welcome PEOTI-ET (VG-85) and 7HO11141 OCD Destry BAMA-RED-ET (VG-85).

Based in Plain City, Ohio, Select Sires Inc. is North America's largest A.I. organization and is comprised of nine 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 servicemarks of Holstein Association USA. ™Super Sampler and gender SELECTed are trademarks of Select Sires Inc.