Breed Leader MOGUL Headlines Class of Select Sires Proven Graduates

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, December 3, 2014 - 7HO11314 Mountfield SSI Dcy MOGUL-ET now leads the industry, and Select Sires' December 2014 graduates, at +2586 GTPI®. This class of eight includes diverse pedigrees, fitness specialists and solid Type sires to fit any breeding program.

The total package

MOGUL debuts as the top Net Merit (NM$) (+728), Combined Fat and Protein (CFP) (+121), Cheese Merit (CM$) (+734) and Feet and Leg Composite (FLC) (+3.39) sire in the Select Sires lineup. He also transmits outstanding production (+1,376 Milk), Type (+2.84 PTAT) and Productive Life (PL) (+5.1). This FeedPRO® and DIAMOND SELECTion™ sire graduates with a highly reliable Calving Ease (6.1% DBH) and has gender SELECTed™ semen available. MOGUL is an excellent mating on 7HO8081 Ensenada Taboo PLANET-ET (EX-90-GM) daughters.

7HO11169 Welcome Super PETRONE-ET joins MOGUL in the top five on Holstein Association USA's High Ranking Sire Report at +2361 GTPI. A Super son with a unique pedigree, he is the top PL sire (+7.5) at Select and one of the leading sires for NM$ (+549) and CM$ (+548). PETRONE earns the HealthMark™ designation with his low Somatic Cell Score (SCS) of 2.68 and high Daughter Pregnancy Rate (DPR) (+3.7). His daughters are moderate in stature with excellent udders (+1.50 Udder Composite) and feet and legs (+1.37 FLC). PETRONE is a Calving Ease, DIAMOND SELECTion and FeedPRO sire.

7HO10879 De-Su PHOENIX 588-ET (VG-86), a PLANET grandson of De-Su Oman 6121-ET (VG-86-GMD-DOM), is a production powerhouse. His daughters produce high volumes of Milk (+1,299) and components (+50 Protein, +0.04% Protein, +54 Fat) and are medium-sized with strong udder attachments (+1.23 UDC). He is also one of the best NM$ (+522), CM$ (+545) and GTPI (+2215) sires at Select and a graduate of the Program for Genetic Advancement Canada (PGAC).

HealthMark sires for healthy cows

7HO11038 Mr Welcome TALBOT-ET (EX-91) sires cows with high quality milk (2.75 SCS), durability (+5.0 PL), fertility (+3.5 DPR) and total performance (+2211 GTPI). A Super son from a 7HO7615 Solid-Gold COLBY-ET (EX-93-GM) dam, he has no Shottle or PLANET in his pedigree. TALBOT earns the FeedPRO designation and is the new leader at Select Sires for Milk (+1,761).

7HO11059 Springhill-OH PATRIOT-ET follows the same pattern by transmitting exceptional DPR (+3.2), PL (+4.9), GTPI (+2230) and Net Merit (+418). His daughters are moderate in stature with extremely strong fore udder attachments and high, wide rear udders (+1.30 UDC). PATRIOT is a FeedPRO and DIAMOND SELECTion sire.

7HO11150 Furnace-Hill Super ZIGGY-ET (VG-88), a direct descendent of Windsor-Manor Rud Zip (EX-95-4E-EX-MS-GMD-DOM) with four Excellent dams, is the highest DPR sire (+4.2) at Select. As a HealthMark sire, he transmits low Somatic Cell Score (2.76) and longevity (+5.0 PL). ZIGGY is a FeedPRO sire and a Superior Settler™.

Excellent Type with components

7HO11103 Mr GoldNOaks MAGNUS-ET (EX-92) is a Man-O-Man son from Gold-N-Oaks S Marbella-ET (VG-89-EX-MS-GMD-DOM) with a GTPI of +2216. He combines exceptional components (+53F, +0.15%F, +40P, +0.11%P) with outstanding Type (+1.54 PTAT, +1.38 FLC). MAGNUS daughters are tall, strong, deep cows with high, wide rear udders and central teat placement.

7HO11080 Mr Regancrest Mano ARRIK-ET (VG-87) is a Man-O-Man grandson of Md-Delight Durham Atlee-ET (EX-92-EX-MS-GMD-DOM) a PLANET- and Shottle-free pedigree. He follows the pattern of Atlee descendants by siring tall, open, wide cows with superior udders (+1.41 UDC). ARRIK improves Protein production (+0.05%P) as well.

For the complete list of Select Sires' new graduates as well as the full breed−leading Holstein lineup, please visit www.selectsires.com or contact your Select Sires sales representative today.

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: 12/14 USDA-CDCB Genomic Evaluation, USDA/HA Genomic Evaluation 12/14 % Rel: MOGUL NM$ 91, Yield 96, Type 92, PL 82, CE 99; PETRONE PL 80, NM$ 88, SCS 85, DPR 69, Type 85; PHOENIX Yield 88, Type 83, NM$ 83; TALBOT SCS 85, PL 81, DPR 74, Yield 92; PATRIOT DPR 75, PL 83, NM$ 90, Type 87; ZIGGY DPR 75, SCS 88, PL 83; MAGNUS Yield 96, Type 92; ARRIK Type 91, Yield 94. ™HealthMark, gender SELECTed, Superior Settler, PGAC, Program for Genetic Advancement Canada and DIAMOND SELECTion are trademarks of Select Sires Inc. ®FeedPRO is a registered trademark of Select Sires Inc. ®Total Performance Index and TPI are registered trademarks of Holstein Association USA.