SHINE-P has Conflicting DNA Results for the Polled Gene

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, April 29, 2013 — Through multiple, independent genetic tests, it has been confirmed that 7HO11781 Pine-Tree Colt SHINE-P-ET does not transmit the polled gene as previously believed. This high-ranking, thought-to-be polled sire will be removed from the Super Sampler™ lineup and no longer marketed by Select Sires Inc. The polled trait in dairy cattle can only be genetic tested with haplotype marker testing, which does allow for rare errors to be made. This is quite different than actual gene testing that is available for genetic recessives like CVM or BLAD.

For further information contact your Select Sires representative or the Select Sires Inc. office at (614) 873-4683.

Based in Plain City, Ohio, Select Sires Inc., is North America's largest A.I. organization and is comprised of 9 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.

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