GABOR and RIB Raised to Excellent (94) at Most Recent Select Sires' Classification

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, November 9, 2012 - Select Sires recently held an outstanding classification with lineup sires 7HO8477 Willow-Marsh-CC GABOR-ET (GM) and 7HO9625 Clear-Echo Marion RIB-ET scoring Excellent (94). GABOR reached this amazing feat just before his ninth birthday. In total, Select Sires is home to 25 new Excellent bulls and 24 sires that were raised to a score of Excellent (91) or higher. 7HO8081 Ensenada Taboo PLANET-ET (EX-90-GM) led all sires with the most new Excellent and Very Good sons.

Lineup sires receive Excellent scores
GABOR, a Finley son, combines elite production (+2,167 Milk) with great type (+2.39 PTAT). In addition to his low Somatic Cell Score (SCS) of 2.68, he is a calving ease sire (6% DBH) and is available in gender SELECTed™ semen. RIB is another high quality (2.73 SCS), high production sire (+2,183 Milk) with sizable component yields (+52 Fat, +42 Protein). A Marion son from an Excellent (94) Ramos, his daughters are wide, deep-bodied cows with high, wide rear udders.

Diamond SELECTion™ sire 7HO9501 UFM-DUBS OLEGANT-ET is now classified an impressive Excellent (93). As the No. 2 Total Performance Index℠ (TPI℠) sire at Select Sires (+2152), he not only improves production (+1,177M), but also Type (+2.30 PTAT) and udders (+2.40 Udder Composite). He transmits longevity (+4.8 Productive Life) and is one of the breed's best for Calving Ease (4% DBH). OLEGANT is available in gender SELECTed semen.

Other new Excellent proven sires included 7HO8885 Henkeseen EMPHASIS-ET (EX-90) and 7HO8350 Ked Merchant MICKEY (EX-90).

Popular Super Samplers™ score well
At Excellent (92), 7HO10920 Mr Chassity GOLD CHIP-ET had one of the highest scores of the day among the younger sires. A Goldwyn son from Regancrest S Chassity-ET (EX-92-EX-MS-DOM), GOLD CHIP is a popular Showcase Selections™ sire and has already been siring fancy calves on the tanbark. At an impressive +4.04 for Type, he also improves feet and legs (+3.30 Feet and Leg Composite) and udders (+3.18 UDC). A calving ease Superior Settler™ (6% DBH, +2.6 Sire Conception Rate), he is sure to make your next show winner.

Other Super Samplers raised to Excellent (91) or higher were 7HO10272 De-Su FORK-ET (EX-92), 7HO10819 Larcrest CAMELOT-ETS (EX-91), 7HO10322 Opsal Michael SEIZE-ET (EX-91) and 7HO10821 TOM-Anna Mac 51-ET (EX-91).

7HO10999 Regancrest-GV S BRADNICK-ET (EX-91), 7HO10723 De-Su 527 SPUR-ET (EX-90) and 7HO10563 MD-Valleyvue CARSON-RED-ET (EX-90) all reached an Excellent score for the first time. Two of the youngest sires scored were 7HO11477 De-Su Bkm MCCUTCHEN 1174-ET (VG-88) and 7HO11596 Scientific B DEFIANT-ET (VG-85). At under two years of age, both sires were among the eight new Very Good Super Samplers.

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: 08/12 USDA/HA Genomic Production and Type Evaluation. %Rel.: GABOR Yield 99, Type 94, SCS 97, CE 99; RIB Yield 92, SCS 87; OLEGANT Yield 88, Type 82, PL 80, CE 89. GOLD CHIP Type 77, CE 97, SCR 97 ™gender SELECTed, Super Sampler, Superior Settler, Showcase Selections and Diamond SELECTion are trademarks of Select Sires Inc. ℠Total Performance Index and TPI are servicemarks of Holstein Association USA.