Find Holstein Breed Leaders at Select Sires

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, August 22, 2014 - Select Sires continues to deliver the widest variety of elite sires in the industry with leaders in many categories. 7HO10524 Roylane Socra ROBUST-ET (VG-88-GM) leads active A.I. for Net Merit (NM$) (+852), 7HO10506 Maple-Downs-I G W ATWOOD-ET (EX-90) continues to set the pace for Type (+4.79) and 7HO10429 Horstyle Moscow MONTNEY (VG-87) leads active A.I. sires for Somatic Cell Score (SCS) (2.42).

Select Sires also leads the industry with the most sires (28) on the Holstein Association USA Top 100 TPI list and is home to over a quarter of the Top 100 GTPI® sires with 97% Reliabilities for Yield and Type. Select Sires has consistently offered more elite, highly reliable genetics than any other A.I. organization.

Type standouts

Select Sires is home to 10 proven sires over +3.00 for Type, the most in the industry. G W ATWOOD improves again to +4.79 as the industry leader. 7HO10484 Paradise-R SABATHIA-ET (EX-92) (+3.90 PTAT), new proven sire 7HO10999 Regancrest-GV S BRADNICK-ET (EX-94) (+3.89 PTAT), 7HO10920 Mr Chassity GOLD CHIP-ET (EX-92) (+3.63 PTAT), 7HO9165 Regancrest S BRAXTON-ET (EX-95) (+3.58 PTAT) and new graduate 7HO10796 Twin-Crik Schez SHAMAN-ET (+3.54 PTAT) all rank in the top 10 as well. North of the border, 7HO9264 Lirr Drew DEMPSEY (VG-86), is the leader for Conformation (+20) in Canada. G W ATWOOD and GOLD CHIP rank No. 2 at +18.

G W ATWOOD is the best feet and leg improver in the breed (+3.86 Feet and Leg Composite) while GOLD CHIP (+3.44 FLC), BRADNICK (+3.30 FLC) and 7HO10277 End-Road Bolton BRANCH-ET (EX-94) (+2.94 FLC) are among the breed's best.

G W ATWOOD (+3.54 Udder Composite), 7HO10228 De-Su GULF-ET*BY (EX-90) (+3.51 UDC), GOLD CHIP (+3.37 UDC), BRADNICK (+3.30 UDC), 7HO10272 De-Su FORK-ET (EX-92) (+3.26 UDC) and 7HO10606 De-Su OBSERVER-ET (EX-90-GM) (+3.15 UDC) are all among the top 15 sires in the breed for UDC.

Component leaders

With 17 sires at or above +120 Combined Fat and Protein (CFP), Select Sires is the industry leader. ROBUST is the No. 2 active A.I. CFP sire at +166 while 7HO10172 De-Su MASKILL-ET*BY (VG-88) (+137 CFP) and 7HO10725 De-Su 538 HOORAY-ET (EX-90) (+134 CFP) are among the best. ROBUST (+103 Fat) and 7HO10433 C-Haven SUBRARO-ET (EX-93) (+92F) rank well for pounds of Fat while 7HO10595 Glen-Toctin LISTEN-ET (VG-87) remains one of the best Protein yield sires in the breed at +75.

Fertility frontrunners

Select Sires is the premier source for high fertility proven sires with an astounding 63 lineup sires that are positive for Sire Conception Rate (SCR) and 12 that are +3.0 SCR or higher. Select's fertility leaders include: 7HO10904 Sandy-Valley COLT P-RED-TW (+3.9 SCR), SUBRARO (+3.7 SCR), 7HO10563 Md-Valleyvue CARSON-RED-ET (EX-94) (+3.4 SCR), 7HO10585 Appealing Planet HELIX-ET (+3.4 SCR), 7HO10729 De-Su 546 DEATON-ET (VG-88) (+3.3 SCR) and 7HO9754 Matt-Dari Sharky DAYTON-ET (EX-92) (+3.3 SCR).

Select's Super Sampler™ lineup also includes exceptional SCR sires including 7HO12165 Bacon-Hill MONTROSS-ET (+5.1 SCR), 7HO12115 OCD Mayfield DECEIVER-ET (+5.1 SCR) and 7HO11945 Mr Numero Uno ST-LOUIS-ET (+4.3 SCR).

Genomic giants

Select Sires' Super Sampler lineup is the source for elite young sires. More than 50 Super Samplers exceed +2400 GTPI. New addition, 7HO12255 Welcome SS PETERPAN-ET is one of the leading genomic young sires for CFP (+207) and Protein (+91), while MONTROSS remains near the top for Milk (+2,835M) and 7HO11836 Melarry Robust MILES-ET is the No. 1 Fat (+120) genomic young sire. 7HO12314 Four-Hills Clark BAIRD 4491 (+4.45 PTAT) and 7HO12353 Pol Butte Mc BEEMER-ET (+4.40 PTAT) debut in the top-10 for Type.

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: 08/14 USDA-CDCB Genomic Evaluation, USDA/HA Genomic Evaluation 08/14. Active A.I. Holstein Sires and Active Genomic Holstein Young Sire Lists. 08/14 % Rel: ROBUST NM$ 92, Yield 99; G W ATWOOD Type 99, Conformation 98; MONTNEY SCS 89; SABATHIA Type 92; BRADNICK Type 89; GOLD CHIP Type 97, Conformation 89; BRAXTON Type 99; SHAMAN Type 93; DEMPSEY Conformation 98; BRANCH Type 88; GULF Type 93; FORK Type 95; OBSERVER Type 99; MASKILL Yield 93, HOORAY Yield 94; SUBRARO Yield 95, SCR 95; LISTEN Yield 94; COLT P-RED SCR 99; CARSON-RED SCR 97; HELIX SCR 79; DEATON SCR 82; DAYTON SCR 99; MONTROSS SCR 83, Yield 75; DECEIVER SCR 82; ST-LOUIS SCR 82; PETERPAN Yield 74; MILES Yield 76; BAIRD Type 77; BEEMER Type 74. SMTotal Performance Index and TPI are service marks of Holstein Association USA. ™Super Sampler and Superior Settler are trademarks of Select Sires Inc.