Breed Frontrunners SUPERSIRE and BREWMASTER Lead Legendary Class of Graduates

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, April 8, 2015 - This exceptional class of proven graduates features the breed's leaders from both sides of the border: 7HO11351 Seagull-Bay SUPERSIRE-ET (VG-87) who debuts as the top GTPI® sire at +2613 and the best for GLPI in Canada, 250HO1009 Mapel Wood BREWMASTER (EX-93) at +3203. This diverse 16-member class is sired by 15 different sires and includes outstanding fitness, Type and Calving Ease sires.

GTPI leaders

SUPERSIRE not only tops the breed for GTPI, he is the No. 1 Select sire for Milk (+2,190), Fat (+96), Protein (+68), Combined Fat and Protein (CFP) (+164) and Net Merit (+$834). He is a Superior Settler™ boasting a +3.3 Sire Conception Rate (SCR) and earns the FeedPRO® designation. A Calving Ease sire (7.5% DBH), SUPERSIRE is available in gender SELECTed™ semen. Expect his daughters to be long-living (+6.5 Productive Life) and medium-sized with high, wide rear udders.

The popular former Super Sampler™, 7HO11477 De-Su Bkm MCCUTCHEN 1174-ET (EX-92) graduates into active A.I. at +2379 GTPI. This Type standout (+2.90 PTAT) sires tall, strong, deep, wide cows with tremendous udders (+2.81 UDC) and feet and legs (+2.28 FLC) while improving Protein (+34P, +0.03%P) and CFP (+76). Available in gender SELECTed semen, he possesses a solid +2.0 SCR for the upcoming summer breeding season.

7HO11279 De-Su Dorcy MOONBOY 954-ET joins SUPERSIRE and his maternal brother MCCUTCHEN in the top 10 of Holstein Association USA's High Ranking Sire Report at +2396 GTPI. He transmits outstanding NM$ (+530), Type (+2.13), Udder Composite (UDC) (+2.59), Feet and Leg Composite (FLC) (+2.87) and Protein (+35P, +0.03%P). A HealthMark™ sire, MOONBOY improves Somatic Cell Score (SCS) (2.70) and PL (+5.7). He is a Calving Ease specialist at 5.5% DBH and a FeedPRO designee.

At +2271 GTPI and +512 NM$, 7HO11096 Benner BENATAR-ET (EX-90) is a son of 7HO8559 Macomber O-Man BOGART (GM) from the same maternal line as BREWMASTER. This FeedPRO sire is a component improver, and one of the best in this class for Fat (+60F, +0.09%F) and CFP (+84). BENATAR's excellent fitness traits (+2.1 Daughter Pregnancy Rate, +4.1 PL, 2.89 SCS) earn him the HealthMark logo. He is a Calving Ease sire at 6.9% DBH.

As the first proven son of 7HO10606 De-Su OBSERVER-ET (EX-90-GM), 7HO11488 Sandy-Valley BRANSON-ET graduates into the active lineup as a FeedPRO, HealthMark and Calving Ease (7.4% DBH) sire. He ranks high for GTPI (+2239), strengthens udder attachments (+2.18 UDC) and improves SCS (2.77) and longevity (+5.2 PL).

7HO11207 Roylane Boxer PUNCH 4311-ET (EX-92) (+2295 GTPI) is a maternal brother to 7HO10524 Roylane Socra ROBUST-ET (VG-88-GM) and lineup sire 7HO10804 Roylane SHOT GUN 2092-ET (VG-86). A FeedPRO sire, he is a tremendous transmitter of Fat (+49F, +0.10%F), Protein (+40P, +0.07%P) and CFP (+89). PUNCH improves DPR (+2.4) and PL (+3.0) as a HealthMark sire.

Improve your bottom line with FeedPRO sires

7HO11123 Pine-Tree Freddie WRIGHT-ET leads the Select Sires lineup for PL (+9.5) and DPR (+5.0) while ranking well for SCS (2.64) which earns him the HealthMark designation. He is an outstanding NM$ (+640) and GTPI (+2297) sire that transmits less stature without sacrificing strength. At 6.2% DBH, WRIGHT is an excellent choice for heifer pens.

7HO11258 Opsal Niagra FANG-ET, a 7HO8856 Ri-Val-Re-2338 NIAGRA-ET (GM) son, is a production powerhouse. His daughters are outstanding producers of Milk (+1,710), Fat (+52) and Protein (+58). FANG lowers SCS (2.77), ranks well for SCR (+3.8) and is a Calving Ease sire (6.0% DBH).

A HealthMark sire, 7HO11167 Welcome APPLAUSE offers outstanding fitness traits (+7.6 PL, +3.8 DPR, 2.63 SCS) while improving NM$ (+512) and FLC (+1.79). A Freddie son from a Shottle dam, he is a Calving Ease sire (6.4% DBH) that moderates stature.

A 7HO8747 End-Road O-Man BRONCO-ET (EX-93-GM) son, 7HO11402 Sandy-Valley TAVIR-ET transmits outstanding production (+1,302M) and Fat (+45). Daughters of this Calving Ease sire (5.8% DBH) have less stature, but are strong cows with high, wide rear udders and well-attached fore udders.

Outstanding Calving Ease sires

7HO11283 De-Su D MAYFIELD 893-ET (EX-90), a maternal brother to MCCUTCHEN and MOONBOY, is extremely low for calving difficulty (3.8% DBH). His daughters produce high volumes of Milk (+1,373) and look good doing it (+2.06 Type) for more lactations (+3.5 PL). A FeedPRO and HealthMark sire, MAYFIELD creates high-quality pregnancies with a +2.9 SCR.

The first 7HO8477 Willow-Marsh-CC GABOR-ET (EX-94-GM) son to graduate in the proven lineup, 7HO11195 Webb-Vue Gabor KENNARD-ET is a full brother to the dam of Super Sampler 7HO12418 Webb-Vue SPARK 2060-ET. He follows in his father's footsteps as a transmitter of high production (+1,260M) and is a Calving Ease sire (6.3% DBH). KENNARD daughters are tall, open, deep cows that have high, wide rear udders.

Proven showring success from Showcase Selections™

7HO11118 Mr Atwood BROKAW-ET (VG-86) is the new No. 2 Type sire at Select Sires (+3.31 PTAT) behind his popular sire, 7HO10506 Maple-Downs-I G W ATWOOD-ET (EX-90). He is the top UDC Select sire (+2.91) and a foot and leg improver (+2.09 FLC). BROKAW transmits excellent components (+0.07%F, +0.06%P) and boasts a solid SCR of +2.6.

7HO11163 Tiger-Lily LADD P-RED-ET (EX-91) combines Red and White genetics, the polled gene and high Type into one complete package. He improves Type (+2.11), UDC (+2.21) and components (+0.18%F, +0.12%P) while earning the HealthMark designation for his outstanding DPR (+2.3), PL (+2.9) and SCS (2.90).

Canadian success from GenerVations

Not only does BREWMASTER take the top spot for GLPI in Canada, he ranks among the top-20 GTPI sires on the High Ranking Sire report at +2298. A Garrett son, he transmits exceptional Fat (+75F, +0.21%F) and CFP (+94) with high NM$ (+531) and low SCS (2.73). At 6.6% DBH, he can be used effectively in heifer breeding programs.

250HO1010 Genervations LEXOR (EX-91) comes from the heart of the Lila Z family. A top-35 GLPI sire in Canada at +2819, he is a superior transmitter of Fat (+53F, +0.14%F), Protein (+37P, +0.09%P) and CFP (+90). His daughters are tall with extremely strong udder clefts and high, wide rear udders. LEXOR is a great mating on heifers with his 5.3% DBH.

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Source: 04/15 USDA-CDCB Genomic Evaluation, USDA/HA Genomic Evaluation, CDN Genomic Evaluation. 04/15 % Rel: SUPERSIRE Yield 94, NM$ 89, SCR 99, PL 81, CE 99; MCCUTCHEN Type 91, Yield 96, SCR 99; MOONBOY NM$ 90, Type 89, SCS 89, PL 84, CE 96; BENATAR Yield 94, DPR 78, PL 84, SCS 88, CE 95; BRANSON CE 97, Type 85, SCS 84, PL 82; PUNCH Yield 97, DPR 82, PL 84; WRIGHT PL 83, DPR 80, SCS 89, NM$ 90, CE 92; FANG Yield 94, SCS 87, SCR 98, CE 97; APPLAUSE PL 83, DPR 79, SCS 89, NM$ 90, Type 89, CE 94; TAVIR Yield 92, CE 90; MAYFIELD CE 99, Yield 98, Type 95, PL 84, SCR 99; KENNARD Yield 92, CE 90; BROKAW Type 91, Yield 93, SCR 98; LADD P-RED Type 93, Yield 96, SCS 92, DPR 78, PL 82; BREWMASTER GLPI 85, Yield 88, NM$ 86, SCS 84, CE 91; LEXOR GLPI 89, Yield 94, CE 97. ™HealthMark, gender SELECTed, Superior Settler, Showcase Selections and Super Sampler 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.