Select Sires' High-Components Lineup Leads the Way

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, April 15, 2015 - Select Sires offers the best and widest variety of Jersey, Brown Swiss, Ayrshire, Guernsey and Milking Shorthorn proven and genomic young sires.

Five of the top-10 Combined Fat and Protein (CFP) sires are part of the Select Sires lineup: 523JE927 Wilsonview Jevon MAGNUM-ET (+119), 7JE1067 GR Oomsdale Tbone GOLDA{3}-ET (+116), 7JE1150 Sunset Canyon DIGNITARY-ET (+105), 7JE1151 Buttercrest GALVANIZE (+102) and 7JE1149 Sunset Canyon DIMENSION-ET (+102).

New proven graduate 7JE1163 All Lynns Valentino IRWIN-ET (+2.2) is the new Type leader among active A.I. sires. Former No. 1, 7JE1038 All Lynns Louie VALENTINO-ET (+1.9) is now tied for No. 2 while 7JE1169 Heartland Merchant TOPEKA-ET (+1.8), GOLDA (+1.5) and 7JE962 Buttercrest SUCCESS-ET (+1.5) join him in the top-10. IRWIN ranks second for Jersey Udder Index™ (JUI™) at +31.0. TOPEKA (+22.5) and Showcase Selections™ sire, 7JE1088 Chilli Action COLTON-ET (+26.0) are also among the breedís best.

"7JE" sires maintain their position as fertility frontrunners with DIGNITARY (+4.3 Sire Conception Rate), 7JE859 Chasin-Rainbows Act RILEY-ET (+4.2), 7JE1173 Dutch Hollow PRESCOTT-ET (+4.2), 7JE1036 Avon Road Impuls PAT (+4.2), SUCCESS (+4.1) and TOPEKA (+3.7) in the breed's top 10.

DIMENSION was one of the largest movers this sire summary adding 352 daughters in 49 herds to his production proof. His Jersey Performance Index™ (JPI™) jumped to +212 while he improved for Milk (+256), Fat (+61), Somatic Cell Score (SCS) (2.77), Net Merit (NM$) (+512) and Cheese Merit (CM$) (+576). His full brother, DIGNITARY became the new No. 1 in Canada for Lifetime Profit Index (LPI) at +1882. He is joined in the top-15 by VALENTINO (+1648) and COLTON (+1600).

IRWIN and PRESCOTT join proven lineup

A VALENTINO son, IRWIN graduates into the proven lineup as a leader for Type as expected, with outstanding NM$ (+469) and CM$ (+483), solid production (+747M) and positive components (+.05%F, +.01%P). He is one of the best at Select for SCS (2.86) and Productive Life (PL) (+5.5). IRWIN daughters are impressive individuals that are open and dairy with strong fore udder attachments, high and wide rear udders and shallow udder depth.

PRESCOTT transmits outstanding Milk (+1,412), Protein (+45) and Fat (+51) yields. He's a top-five JPI sire at Select (+174) and a FeedPRO® sire. As a Superior Settler™, PRESCOTT is perfect for the upcoming summer breeding season at +4.2 SCR. His daughters are tall and open with wide rumps.

BURDETTE maintains his lead

7AY84 Palmyra Tri-Star BURDETTE-ET remains the No. 1 Type sire at +1.8 while his son, 7AY90 Libby's LOCHINVAR holds the No. 2 spot at +1.6. They are also two of the top SCR sires in the breed at +2.5 and +1.3, respectively. BURDETTE ranks fourth for GPTI (+494) and LOCHINVAR is the No. 2 Milk sire (+810). 7AY93 Palmyra Bendig BERKELY-ET is the third high sire for Milk at +790.

AUGUST makes improvements

The breed's No. 5 GPPR active A.I. sire, 7BS826 Oak View Zeus AUGUST*TM, remains one of the most balanced sires in the breed. He improved for NM$ to +336, SCR to +2.3, CFP to +56 and Milk to +682. AUGUST continues to be a top-five sire for SCS (2.68), Mobility (+1.0), Calving Ease (4.4% DBH) and Type (+0.7).

Super Sampler™ 7BS871 Blessing Brookings ADVISOR is the breed's top NM$ (+521), PL (+6.9) and SCS (2.63) genomic young sire. New Super Sampler 7BS873 Meado-Brook Dreamin SHAW ET debuts at the No. 3 sire for NM$ (493) and PL (+5.7). 7BS852 JoBo Wonder BOSEPHUS ET*TM and 7BS863 Cutting Edge SEAMAN*TM are tied for the third spot for Type at +1.1.

Guernsey sires offer balanced lineup

7GU398 Sniders Ronalds ALSTAR (+101), 7GU440 Ripley Farms Aaron CORDELL (+88) and 7GU438 Marodore Aarons LEVI-ET (+68) rank among the top-10 PTI active A.I. sires. ALSTAR improved for several traits including Milk (+1,046), PL (+3.6), NM$ (+316) and CM$ (+295). LEVI is now the No. 4 DPR sire at +1.2 while CORDELL is a breed leader for SCR at +1.9.

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: 4/15 USDA-CDCB Genomic Evaluation, USDA-CDCB/AJCA Genomic Type Evaluation, Active A.I. lists. 4/15 %Rel.: MAGNUM Yield 97; GOLDA Yield 99, Type 98; DIGNITARY Yield 98, LPI 76, SCR 96; GALVANIZE Yield 97; DIMENSION Yield 98, SCS 97, NM$ 93; IRWIN Type 76, Yield 88, SCS 78, PL 72, NM$ 82; VALENTINO Type 99, LPI 90; TOPEKA Type 91, SCR 98; SUCCESS Type 93, SCR 96; COLTON Type 82, LPI 82; RILEY SCR 98; PRESCOTT SCR 96, Yield 88; PAT SCR 87; BURDETTE Type 98, SCR 90; LOCHINVAR Type 80, SCR 55, Yield 90; BERKELY Yield 75; AUGUST NM$ 86, SCR 77, Yield 92, SCS 84, Type 85, CE 87; ADVISOR NM$ 61, PL 57, SCS 60; SHAW PL 50, NM$ 54; BOSEPHUS Type 66; SEAMAN Type 66; ALSTAR Yield 94, PL 82, NM$ 88; LEVI DPR 43; CORDELL SCR 46. TMJersey Performance Index, JPI, Jersey Udder Index and JUI are trademarks of the American Jersey Cattle Association. ™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.