Select Sires is Home to Total Performance, Type, Fitness and Fertility Leaders

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, April 20, 2015 - Select sires remains the industry leader with the widest variety of Holstein genetics available. New proven graduate, 7HO11351 Seagull-Bay SUPERSIRE-ET (VG-87) leads the industry for GTPI® (+2613), Combined Fat and Protein (CFP) (+164), Net Merit (NM$) (+834) and Cheese Merit (CM$) (+838), 250HO1009 Mapel Wood BREWMASTER (EX-93) (+3203) is the highest GLPI sire in Canada, 7HO10506 Maple-Downs-I G W ATWOOD-ET (EX-90) remains the No. 1 active A.I. sire for Type (+3.82), 7HO10640 Dewgood O-BENNET (EX-91) is the leading Sire Conception Rate (SCR) sire at +5.0, 7HO10624 Ralma Planet TEMPO is the best for Somatic Cell Score (SCS) (2.54) and new graduate, 7HO11123 Pine-Tree Freddie WRIGHT-ET is the top Productive Life (PL) sire at +9.5.

Select Sires leads the industry with the most sires (29) on the Holstein Association USA Top 100 TPI list and is home to 33 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

Select sires occupy six of the top-10 GTPI spots. SUPERSIRE is joined by No. 2 7HO11314 Mountfield SSI Dcy MOGUL-ET (GM) (+2532), No. 5 (tie) 7HO11279 De-Su Dorcy MOONBOY 954-ET (+2396), No. 5 (tie) 7HO11313 Mountfield SSI Dcy MIXER-ET (EX-91) (+2396), No. 7 7HO11477 De-Su Bkm MCCUTCHEN 1174-ET (EX-92) (+2379) and No. 8 7HO10721 De-Su 521 BOOKEM-ET (VG-86-GM) (+2365). SUPERSIRE (+834), MOGUL (+696) and WRIGHT (+640) are top-five NM$ sires while SUPERSIRE (+164), MOGUL (+129), MIXER (+124), 7HO11103 Mr GoldNOaks MAGNUS-ET (EX-92) (+112) and 7HO11258 Opsal Niagra FANG-ET (+110) are top-20 CFP sires.

In Canada, BREWMASTER leads the way with 7HO10272 De-Su FORK-ET (EX-92) (+2972) and MOGUL (+2951) among the top-10 GLPI sires.

Type standouts

Select Sires is home to five of the top 20 proven sires for Type. The industry leader, G W ATWOOD is joined by his son, 7HO11118 Mr Atwood BROKAW-ET (VG-86) (+3.31), MCCUTCHEN (+2.90), MOGUL (+2.85) and 7HO9420 Fustead Goldwyn GUTHRIE-ET (EX-94) (+2.56). North of the border, 7HO9264 Lirr Drew DEMPSEY (VG-86) (+18) and 7HO10920 Mr Chassity GOLD CHIP-ET (EX-92) (+18) are tied for the top Conformation spot while 7HO10999 Regancrest-GV S BRADNICK-ET (EX-94) (+17) and G W ATWOOD (+16) land among the top five.

MOGUL (+3.50), G W ATWOOD (+3.02), MOONBOY (+2.87), BRADNICK (+2.61) and GOLD CHIP (+2.37) are top-15 active A.I. sires for Feet and Leg Composite (FLC) while BROKAW (+2.91), MCCUTCHEN (+2.81), G W ATWOOD (+2.67), 7HO10228 De-Su GULF-ET (EX-90) (+2.65), MOGUL (+2.59), MOONBOY (+2.59) and BRADNICK (+2.56) rank in the top-15 for Udder Composite (UDC). New graduate, 7HO11163 Tiger-Lily LADD P-RED-ET (EX-91) is the leading polled, proven sire for Type at +2.11.

Focus on fitness

WRIGHT (+9.5), 7HO11167 Welcome APPLAUSE (+7.6), 7HO11169 Welcome Super PETRONE-ET (+7.3) and 7HO10690 B-Hiddenhills PLAN 1023-ET (VG-88) (+7.0) daughters are long-living cows as evidenced by their placement among the top-10 PL active A.I. sires while TEMPO (2.54), 7HO11187 Four-Of-A-Kind G CAIN (EX-93) (2.56) and 7HO10429 Horstyle Moscow MONTNEY (VG-87) (2.58) are among the breed's best for SCS.

Fertility frontrunners

Select Sires is the premier source for high fertility proven sires with an astounding 72 proven sires that are positive for Sire Conception Rate (SCR) and nine that are +3.0 SCR or higher. Select's fertility leaders include: O-BENNET (+5.0), 7HO10804 Roylane SHOT GUN 2092-ET (+4.3), FANG (+3.8), 7HO10904 Sandy-Valley COLT P-RED-TW (+3.7), 7HO10998 Pine-Shelter Cesar SAN-ET (EX-91) (+3.5), 7HO10575 Coyne-Farms Planet DOLCE-ET (VG-87) (+3.5), MIXER (+3.3), 7HO10796 Twin-Crik Schez SHAMAN-ET (+3.3) and SUPERSIRE (+3.3).

Select's Super Sampler™ lineup also contains exceptional SCR sires including 7HO12233 Farnear SS ADMIRAL-ET (+4.7), 7HO12115 OCD Mayfield DECEIVER-ET (+4.7), 7HO12189 Zimmerview Mogul DJANGO-ET (+4.2), 7HO12095 De-Su MALLINGER 11384-ET (+4.0) and 7HO12353 Pol Butte Mc BEEMER-ET (+3.9).

Genomic giants

Select Sires' Super Sampler lineup is home to unique, breed-leading young sires with 32 exceeding +2500 GTPI. Six "250H" sires also surpass +2500 GTPI. 507HO13195 S-S-I Partyrock PROFIT-ET (+2642), 7HO12236 Plain-Knoll Dona BAYONET-ET (+2627), 7HO12266 Woodcrest Mogul YODER-ET (+2617), 7HO12533 S-S-I P-K Shtglss HOTSHOT (+2606), 250HO1118 Delaberge PEPPER (VG-86) (+2594), 250HO1131 Delaberge SALT (VG-85) (+2593) and 7HO12472 Melarry Mack ALCO-ET (+2589) are top-25 active genomic young sires. There are 21 Super Samplers and GenerVations young sires that transmit more than 100 pounds of CFP including 7HO12255 Welcome SS PETERPAN-ET (+165), 250HO12413 Stantons SS EZIO 9142-ET (+159), 7HO12449 Pen-Col MARTY-ET (+154), 7HO11836 Melarry Robust MILES-ET (+153), YODER (+150) and 7HO12421 De-Su MILLINGTON 12074-ET (+148). BEEMER (+3.55) and 7HO12314 Four-Hills Clark BAIRD 4491 (+3.38) are top-10 Type sires while BAIRD (+3.17) and 250HO1123 Stantons MOTIVATOR (+3.15) are leading UDC sires. 7HO11926 S-S-I Mogul DEFENDER-ET (+3.24) is a top-five FLC sire. 7HO12436 Coyne-Farms Sympati PAT-RED maintains his position as the top GTPI (+2386) and NM$ (+595) Red and White young sire.

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: 4/15 USDA-CDCB Genomic Evaluation, USDA/HA Genomic Evaluation, CDN Evaluation. Active and Foreign A.I. Holstein Sires and Active Genomic Holstein Young Sire Lists. 4/15 % Rel: SUPERSIRE Yield 94, NM$ 89, SCR 99; BREWMASTER GLPI 85; G W ATWOOD Type 99, Conformation 99; O-BENNET SCR 82; TEMPO SCS 99; WRIGHT PL 83, NM$ 90; MOGUL NM$ 94, Yield 99, GLPI 83, Type 97; MOONBOY Type 89; MIXER SCR 99, Yield 97; MCCUTCHEN Type 91; MAGNUS Yield 98; FANG Yield 94, SCR 98; FORK GLPI 89; BROKAW Type 91; GUTHRIE Type 99; DEMPSEY Conformation 99; GOLD CHIP Conformation 95, Type 99; BRADNICK Conformation 90, Type 98; GULF Type 93; LADD P-RED Type 93; APPLAUSE PL 83; PETRONE PL 84; PLAN 90; CAIN SCS 88; MONTNEY SCS 91; SHOT GUN SCR 73; COLT P-RED SCR 99; SAN SCR 97; DOLCE SCR 97; SHAMAN SCR 75; ADMIRAL SCR 75; DECEIVER SCR 96; DJANGO SCR 85; MALLINGER SCR 93; BEEMER SCR 84, Type 76; YODER Yield 78; PETERPAN Yield 77; EZIO Yield 77; MARTY Yield 77; MILES 78; MILLINGTON Yield 74; BAIRD Type 77; MOTIVATOR Type 76; DEFENDER Type 78; PAT-RED NM$ 72. ®Total Performance Index and TPI are registered trademarks of Holstein Association USA. ™Super Sampler is a trademark of Select Sires Inc.