Select Sires is the Home of Elite Ayrshire, Brown Swiss and Guernsey Genetics

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, December 10, 2014 - Select Sires' commitment to developing the best genetics in the high-components breeds is evident in the industry-leading Ayrshire, Brown Swiss and Guernsey lineup offered by Select Sires.

BERKELY joins outstanding Ayrshire lineup

A Showcase Selections™ sire, 7AY93 Palmyra Bendig BERKELY-ET graduates into the active lineup as a production specialist from an All-American pedigree. He is the leading purebred Ayrshire for Milk (+1,174) and near the top for Fat (+31), Protein (+24), Net Merit (NM$) (+272) and Cheese Merit (CM$) (+258). Bred for longevity and profitability, BERKELY transmits outstanding Somatic Cell Score (SCS) (2.80) and Productive Life (PL) (+1.6) and earns the FeedPRO® designation.

BERKELY joins an already deep Ayrshire lineup that includes the top two sires for Type: 7AY84 Palmyra Tri-Star BURDETTE-ET and 7AY90 Libby's LOCHINVAR who are tied for the highest spot at +1.8. BURDETTE also leads the breed for Sire Conception Rate (SCR) (+2.0) and is a top-five sire for GPTI at +498. LOCHINVAR is the No. 2 SCR sire (+1.0) and No. 4 for Milk (+788). New Super Sampler™, 7AY109 Maple-Dell O DIXON-ET, is the breed leader for Fat (+0.24%) and Protein (+0.10%) percentages and is one of the best genomic young sires for udder traits.

PEPPER receives first proof

Popular Showcase Selections sire, 7BS843 Voelkers Wndt Chilli PEPPER*TM leads all Brown Swiss proven sires for Type (+1.0) and is a frontrunner for Milk (+652), Fat (+37) and SCR (+2.7). PEPPER has limited semen available.

7BS826 Oak View Zeus AUGUST*TM maintains his position as one of the most balanced sires in the Brown Swiss breed. He is the No. 1 sire for Mobility (+1.0) and SCS (2.66) while also ranking high for Type (+0.7), GPPR (+109), Combined Fat and Protein (CFP) (+51), Milk (+579) and NM$ (+318). Showcase Selections sire, 7BS900 Blessing Tex BRAIDEN ET*TM "E92", not only sires fancy cows and heifers, he is a top-10 sire for SCS (2.86) and Daughter Pregnancy Rate (DPR) (+1.6). Super Sampler, 7BS871 Blessing Brookings ADVISOR is the top genomic young sire for NM$ (+555), CM$ (+589), PL (+7.3) and SCS (2.61).

Guernsey lineup leads the way

7GU440 Ripley Farms Aaron CORDELL (+108), 7GU398 Sniders Ronalds ALSTAR (+106), 7GU439 Jens Gold Aaron CRUNCH-ET (+78) and 7GU438 Marodore Aarons LEVI-ET (+77) all rank in the top nine for PTI. LEVI is the No. 1 Type sire (+1.7) and a health trait specialist, ranking in the top five for SCS (2.79), PL (+2.9) and DPR (+0.7). The top Milk sire in the breed is ALSTAR (+1,010). He also leads the breed for NM$ (+310). An extreme component improver, CORDELL is the best CFP (+68) and Fat (+45) sire.

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-CDCB/BSA/ABA Genomic Type Evaluation. 12/14 USDA/AGA Sire Summary and Active A.I. lists. 12/14 %Rel.: BERKELY Yield 64, NM$ 56, SCS 49, PL 41; BURDETTE Type 96, SCR 90; LOCHINVAR Type 78, SCR 50, Milk 88; DIXON Yield 44; PEPPER Type 75, Yield 86, SCR 90; AUGUST Type 84, SCS 82, Yield 91, NM$ 85; BRAIDEN SCS 81, DPR 68; ADVISOR NM$ 60, PL 56, SCS 59; LEVI Type 69, SCS 59, PL 51, DPR 40; ALSTAR Yield 94, NM$ 88; CORDELL Yield 80. ™Super Sampler and Showcase Selections are trademarks of Select Sires Inc. ®FeedPRO is a registered trademark of Select Sires Inc.