Holstein Leaders for Milk, Type and LPI call Select Sires Home

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, August 24, 2012 - Select Sires' lineup continues to offer a wide variety of trait leaders to meet the needs of every dairy producer. With the No. 1 LPI bull in Canada, the new leader in Type, the No. 1 sire for Milk and many sires that excel in fertility, Select Sires is committed to providing the best to its customers.

PLANET leads the way
7HO8081 Ensenada Taboo PLANET-ET (EX-90-GM)'s consistency continues as he remains the top bull in the breed for GTPI (+2178) at 99% Reliability for Yield and Type. While transmitting balanced Type (+2.10), PLANET is the only active A.I. sire that is over +2,000 Milk (+2,295) and +5.0 for Productive Life (PL) (+5.7). As a Calving Ease sire that is available in gender SELECTed™ semen he is the ideal sire for any management situation.

Select Sires leads active A.I. with 36 of the top 100 sires on the Holstein USA Top 100 GTPI℠ list at 97% reliability. These sires not only boast impressive statistics, but speak to the consistency of the Select Sires Program for Genetic Advancement™ (PGA™) in identifying outstanding proven bulls that deliver top performance.

Select Sires also holds three of the top nine spots on Canada's top GLPI list with PLANET continuing to rank No. 1 with +3001 GLPI. 7HO9264 Lirr Drew DEMPSEY (VG-86) (+2242 GLPI) holds the No. 7 spot and is No. 2 for Confirmation (+16).

Select the best for type
Select Sires remains the best source for elite type with 10 sires over +3.0 for Type and four of the top six sires of the breed for Type including the new No. 1 7HO10506 Maple-Downs-I G W ATWOOD-ET (EX-90). Also available in gender SELECTed semen, G W ATWOOD is siring outstanding show heifers and young cows while boasting exceptional type numbers (+4.16 Type, +3.41 Udder Composite, +3.46 Feet and Leg Composite). He is joined at the top of the list by 7HO9165 Regancrest S BRAXTON-ET (EX-95) and 7HO9545 Siemers Toys HERO 9701-ET (EX-92) tied at No. 4 with +3.57 Type. New graduate, 7HO10052 Klassic Big TIME-ET, debuts ranked sixth at +3.54 Type. Perennial showring favorite and Showcase Selections™ sire, 7HO7004 Erbacres DAMION (EX-96) continues to be the highest ranking Type sire (+3.20) at 99% Reliability.

Milk leaders provide production boosts
77HO9441 Stouder JAYVEN-ET (EX-94) has held the top spot for Milk since his debut in April 2011. At +2,869 for Milk, he is nearly 400 pounds higher than the next sire on the list. Select Sires also leads the industry with six of the top 20 sires for Milk, including 7HO9977 Hunsberger Bolton KINLEY (EX-91) who ranks No. 4 at +2,466 for Milk.

Fertility without compromise

Select Sires is committed to providing highly fertile semen to its customers and continues to be the premier source for sires with high Sire Conception Rates (SCR). Select Sires has an industry-leading 40 sires above +1.0 SCR and an outstanding 25 higher than +2.0 SCR. Look for the Superior Settler™ designation for the best in fertility in the Select Sires lineup.

Select Sires is the No. 1 source of genomic young sires
Select Sires Super Samplers™ dominated Holstein USA's Top 50 GTPI active genomic young sire list once again, holding 24 of the top 50 spots. 7HO11351 Seagull-Bay SUPERSIRE-ET (+2564 GTPI), 7HO11477 De-Su Bkm MCCUTCHEN 1174-ET (+2525 GTPI) and 7HO11547 Ladys-Manor Man-O-SHAN-ET (+2522 GTPI) held spots number two through four, respectively. SUPERSIRE is the well-known 7HO10524 Roylane Socra ROBUST-ET (VG-88) son of Ammon-Peachey Shauna-ET (VG-87). He ranks No. 1 on the list for NM$ (+$980), Milk (+2,524) and Fat (+112). MCCUTCHEN, a 7HO10721 De-Su 521 BOOKEM-ET son from Sully Shottle May-TW (VG-85-DOM), has great components (+.08%F, +.05%P), Type (+4.01) and PL (+5.8). He is also available in gender SELECTed semen. A new Super Sampler, SHAN, is a Man-O-Man son from 7HO10849 Lady's Manor Pl SHAMROCK-ET (VG-85)'s full sister. He is already a sire father and combines elite production (+2,332M, +105F, +82P) with superior Type (+3.47).

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.

Source: 8/12 USDA Genomic Evaluation, USDA/HA Genomic Type Evaluation and Interbull. Holstein Association USA's Top 100 TPI List with 97% Reliability, Top 50 Lists with at least 75% Domestic U.S. Reliability for PTA Type and Top 50 GTPI Active Genomic Young Sires. CDN Top LPI Bull Report. 8/12 Rel: PLANET Type 99%, Yield 99%, PL 95%, CE 99%; G W ATWOOD Type 90%; BRAXTON Type 94%; HERO Type 92%; TIME Type 94%; DAMION Type 99%; JAYVEN Yield 92%; KINLEY Yield 92%, SUPERSIRE NM$ 71%, Yield 74%; MCCUTCHEN Yield 75%, Type 75%, PL 72%; SHAN Yield 76%, Type 77%. ℠Total Performance Index and TPI are service marks of Holstein Association USA. ™Showcase Selections, gender SELECTed, Super Samplers and Superior Settler are trademarks of Select Sires Inc.