Select Sires' Jersey Lineup Leads the Industry
PLAIN CITY, Ohio, April 8, 2014 - The Jersey Revolution™ is stronger than ever with four of the top five Jersey Performance Index™ (JPI™) sires calling Select Sires home, including the new No. 1 sire, 7JE1067 GR Oomsdale Tbone GOLDA-ET (+257). He is followed by 523JE927 Wilsonview Jevon MAGNUM-ET (+236), 7JE1046 Sunrise/Hackline Bungy ZIPPER (+214) and 7JE1038 All Lynns Louie VALENTINO-ET (+212) in the top five. MAGNUM (+666), GOLDA (+513), 236JE146 ISDK DJ ZUMA (+506) and ZIPPER (+504) rank among the top 10 Net Merit (NM$) sires while MAGNUM (+710), 236JE136 ISDK DJ HULK (+609), ZIPPER (+570) and 7JE1073 Boyd-Lee Tbone HENDRIX (+559) are top-10 active and foreign A.I. sires for Cheese Merit (CM$).
VALENTINO remains the top active and foreign A.I. sire for Type at +2.4 PTAT while GOLDA (+2.3) is tied for No. 2. 7JE1000 Richies Jace TBONE A364 and 7JE860 Maack Dairy ECLIPES-P-ET also rank in the top 10 at +2.0 PTAT. VALENTINO son, 7JE1163 All Lynns Valentino IRWIN-ET is tied for the top spot for Type among active genomic young sires at +2.7 while 7JE1294 Jars of Clay BARNABAS is tied for No. 4 at +2.5.
The Select Sires Jersey lineup excels at components improvement with four of the top 10 Combined Fat and Protein (CFP) sires: GOLDA (+159), MAGNUM (+142), HULK (+134) and ZIPPER (+124).
ZUMA is the only active and foreign A.I. sire to be a top-10 sire for Somatic Cell Score (SCS) (2.72), Productive Life (PL) (+6.2) and Daughter Pregnancy Rate (DPR) (+1.4). 7JE859 Chasin-Rainbows Act RILEY-ET is also a leading PL sire (+4.3), ranks No. 2 for DPR (+1.6) and is No. 9 for Jersey Udder Index™ (JUI™) at +5.11.
Select Sires' commitment to fertility can be seen in the lineup's industry-leading Sire Conception Rates (SCR). 7JE1036 Avon Road Impuls PAT leads the breed at +5.4. He is followed by 7JE865 Sunset Canyon KYROS-ET (+4.5), 7JE962 Buttercrest SUCCESS-ET (+3.9), RILEY (+3.8), 7JE1068 Den-Kel Louie JAMISON-ET (+3.7), ECLIPES-P (+3.4) and ZIPPER (+3.0) in the top 10. Select Sires' Super Samplers™ also excel at SCR with 7JE1173 Dutch Hollow PRESCOTT-ET (+4.2), 7JE1150 Sunset Canyon DIGNITARY-ET (+4.0) and 7JE1169 Heartland Merchant TOPEKA-ET (+3.3) leading the way.
Jersey lineup grows with two graduates
7JE1082 GR HEARTland Gan Ted-1736-ET debuts in the top 20 of the breed for JPI at +182. HEART daughters are exceptional producers (+1,327 Milk) with high component yields (+116 CFP). This Gannon son comes from five generations of Very Good dams with consistent and impressive lifetime production. A HealthMark™ sire, HEART transmits low SCS (2.83), positive DPR (+0.3) and longevity (+2.0 PL).
7JE1068 Den-Kel Louie JAMISON-ET is a 7JE738 BHF-SSF Parade LOUIE-ET son from seven generations of Excellent and Very Good dams. His daughters are solid Type cows (+1.1) with excellent mobility and very good udders (+2.54 JUI). He transmits an outstanding combination of Milk (+776) and components (+.10% Fat, +.07% Protein). This Superior Settler™ is ideal for the upcoming summer breeding season.
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: 04/14 USDA-CDCB Genomic Evaluation, USDA-CDCB/AJCA Genomic Type Evaluation. AJCA A.I. Marketed Bulls (A/F) April 2014. 04/14 %Rel.: MAGNUM NM$ 88, Yield 94; ZIPPER NM$ 83, Yield 91, SCR 82; GOLDA NM$ 86, Type 89, Yield 95; ZUMA NM$ 92, SCS 95, PL 80, DPR 88; VALENTINO Type 98; TBONE Type 99; ECLIPES Type 99, SCR 99; IRWIN Type 70; BARNABAS Type 64; HULK Yield 93; RILEY PL 83, DPR 84, SCR 97; PAT SCR 70; KYROS SCR 97; SUCCESS SCR 93; JAMISON SCR 76, Type 77, Yield 88; PRESCOTT SCR 93; DIGNITARY SCR 95; TOPEKA SCR 98; HEART Yield 86, SCS 74, PL 66, DPR 59. TMJersey Performance Index, JPI, Jersey Udder Index and JUI are trademarks of the American Jersey Cattle Association. TMHealthMark, Super Sampler and Superior Settler are trademarks of Select Sires Inc.