Leaders for Total Performance, Type, Fitness and Fertility are at Select Sires

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, December 12, 2014 - Select Sires delivers the widest variety of elite sires in the industry. New graduate, 7HO11314 Mountfield SSI Dcy MOGUL-ET leads active A.I. sires for GTPI® (+2586), Net Merit (NM$) (+728), Cheese Merit (CM$) (+734) and Feet and Leg Composite (FLC) (+3.39), 7HO10506 Maple-Downs-I G W ATWOOD-ET (EX-90) continues to set the pace for Type (+3.85) and 7HO10429 Horstyle Moscow MONTNEY (VG-87) is the No. 1 active A.I. sires for Somatic Cell Score (SCS) (2.55).

Select Sires also leads the industry with the most sires (25) on the Holstein Association USA Top 100 TPI list and is home to 36 sires on the Top 100 Daughter Proven Plus (75 daughters in 50 herds) TPI list. Select Sires consistently offers more elite, highly reliable genetics than any other A.I. organization.

Top total performance

MOGUL is joined at the top of the breed for GTPI by No. 2 7HO10721 De-Su 521 BOOKEM-ET (VG-86-GM) (+2405) and No. 4 7HO11169 Welcome Super PETRONE-ET (+2361). BOOKEM (+607), 7HO10849 Ladys-Manor Pl SHAMROCK-ET (VG-88) (+565) and PETRONE (+549) are all top-15 NM$ sires.

Type standouts

Select Sires is home to eight of the top 15 proven sires for Type. The industry leader, G W ATWOOD is joined by 7HO10484 Paradise-R SABATHIA-ET (EX-92) (+2.90 PTAT), MOGUL (+2.84 PTAT), 7HO9165 Regancrest S BRAXTON-ET (EX-95) (+2.59 PTAT), 7HO10999 Regancrest-GV S BRADNICK-ET (EX-94) (+2.54 PTAT), 7HO9420 Fustead Goldwyn GUTHRIE-ET (EX-94) (+2.53 PTAT), 7HO10796 Twin-Crik Schez SHAMAN-ET (+2.52 PTAT) and 7HO10920 Mr Chassity GOLD CHIP-ET (EX-92) (+2.38 PTAT). North of the border, BRADNICK is the new leader for Conformation (+20) while 7HO9264 Lirr Drew DEMPSEY (VG-86) and GOLD CHIP are tied for No. 2 at +19. They are followed by G W ATWOOD at +17 in fifth.

MOGUL is the new breed leader for FLC, followed by G W ATWOOD (+3.00 FLC), BRADNICK (+2.71 FLC) and GOLD CHIP (+2.33 FLC) in the top 15.

G W ATWOOD (+2.65 Udder Composite), MOGUL (+2.64 UDC), 7HO10228 De-Su GULF-ET*BY (EX-90) (+2.62 UDC), BRADNICK (+2.55 UDC) and 7HO10272 De-Su FORK-ET (EX-92) (+2.41 UDC) are top-15 active A.I. sires for UDC.

Fertility frontrunners

Select Sires is the premier source for highly fertile proven sires with an astounding 65 sires that are positive for Sire Conception Rate (SCR) and 11 that are +3.0 SCR or higher. Select's fertility leaders include: 7HO10729 De-Su 546 DEATON-ET (VG-88) (+4.3 SCR), 7HO10904 Sandy-Valley COLT P-RED-TW (+3.6 SCR), 7HO10563 Md-Valleyvue CARSON-RED-ET (EX-94) (+3.4 SCR) and 7HO10575 Coyne-Farms Planet DOLCE-ET (VG-87) (+3.4 SCR).

Select's Super Sampler™ lineup also includes exceptional SCR sires like 7HO12115 OCD Mayfield DECEIVER-ET (+4.9 SCR), 7HO12165 Bacon-Hill MONTROSS-ET (+4.7 SCR) and 7HO12131 Farnear-BH Mr MCGIRT-ET (+3.9 SCR).

Genomic giants

Select Sires' Super Sampler lineup is home to unique, breed-leading young sires. There are 34 Super Samplers that exceed +2500 GTPI. 7HO12266 Woodcrest Mogul YODER-ET (+2669 GTPI), 7HO12236 Plain-Knoll Dona BAYONET-ET (+2634 GTPI), 7HO13093 S-S-I Sterling DAMARIS-ET (+2613 GTPI), 7HO12008 Cookiecutter Petron HALOGEN (+2607 GTPI) and 7HO12390 Roylane Sglass GUN 6920-ET (+2600 GTPI) are top-25 GTPI sires. In Canada, 7HO12014 De-Su Mg DAVINCI 11288-ET is the No. 5 GLPI sire at +3511.

There are 25 Super Samplers that transmit more than 100 pounds of Combined Fat and Protein (CFP) including 7HO12255 Welcome SS PETERPAN-ET (+164 CFP), 7HO11836 Melarry Robust MILES-ET (+153 CFP), 7HO11351 Seagull-Bay SUPERSIRE-ET (VG-87) (+151 CFP), YODER (+149 CFP) and MONTROSS (+144 CFP).

7HO12314 Four-Hills Clark BAIRD 4491 is a top-10 Type (+3.43 PTAT) and UDC (+3.26) sire while 7HO12139 Siemers Mogul PETY (+3.10 UDC) and 7HO11926 S-S-I Mogul DEFENDER-ET (+3.26 FLC) are leading UDC and FLC sires, respectively. BAIRD and 7HO12353 Pol Butte Mc BEEMER-ET are tied for the No. 1 spot in Canada for Conformation at +21.

Profitable Red and White genetics

CARSON-RED is the top proven Red and White sire for Milk (+967) while new Super Sampler, 7HO12436 Coyne-Farms Sympati PAT-RED is the No. 1 Red and White young sire for GTPI (+2413), NM$ (+610) and CFP (+109). Fellow Super Sampler, 7HO12388 Triplecrown SS DESIRED-ET is the highest Red Carrier young sire for CFP (+125).

To view Select Sires' new graduates and the complete Holstein lineup, visit www.selectsires.com or contact your Select Sires sales representative.

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, CDN Evaluation. Active and Foreign A.I. Holstein Sires and Active Genomic Holstein Young Sire Lists. 12/14 % Rel: MOGUL NM$ 91, Type 92; G W ATWOOD Type 99, Conformation 98; MONTNEY SCS 90; BOOKEM NM$ 97; SHAMROCK NM$ 96; PETRONE NM$ 88; SABATHIA Type 92; BRAXTON Type 99; BRADNICK Type 96, Conformation 87; GUTHRIE Type 99; SHAMAN Type 93; GOLD CHIP Type 99, Conformation 93; DEMPSEY Conformation 99; GULF Type 93; FORK Type 95; DEATON SCR 91; COLT P-RED SCR 99; CARSON-RED SCR 98, Yield 97; DOLCE SCR 97; DECEIVER SCR 91; MONTROSS SCR 95, Yield 77; MCGIRT SCR 86; DAVINCI GLPI 71; PETERPAN Yield 74; MILES Yield 77; SUPERSIRE Yield 80; YODER Yield 77; BAIRD Type 77, Conformation 74; BEEMER Conformation 69; PETY Type 76; DEFENDER Type 77; PAT-RED NM$ 71, Yield 74; DESIRED Yield 74. ®Total Performance Index and TPI are registered trademarks of Holstein Association USA. ™ Super Sampler is a trademark of Select Sires Inc.