Select Sires' Jersey Lineup Leads the Way

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, August 19, 2015 - The Jersey Revolution™ continues as 7JE1149 Sunset Canyon DIMENSION-ET is the new No.1 GJPI™ sire at +209. He is joined in the top-10 by 7JE1184 Glynn Headline NEWS-ET (+193 GJPI) and 7JE1173 Dutch Hollow PRESCOTT-ET (+183 GJPI). DIMENSION (+518 NM$), NEWS (+485 NM$) and 7JE1190 BW FASTRACK-ET (+482 NM$) are top-10 Net Merit sires.

Select Sires is well represented with top production sires including 7JE1067 GR Oomsdale Tbone GOLDA{3}-ET leading the lineup for Milk (+1,674) and Combined Fat and Protein (CFP) (+105). GOLDA is joined at the top of the breed by NEWS (+1,604M), PRESCOTT (+1,472M, +105CFP) and DIMENSION (+103CFP).

7JE1038 All Lynns Louie VALENTINO-ET (+2.1 PTAT), 7JE1163 All Lynns Valentino IRWIN-ET (+2.0 PTAT) and 7JE1169 Heartland Merchant TOPEKA-ET (+1.9 PTAT) are the No. 2, 3 and 4 active A.I. sires for Type, respectively.

"7JE" sires maintain their position as fertility frontrunners with PRESCOTT (+4.4 Sire Conception Rate), 7JE1150 Sunset Canyon DIGNITARY-ET (+4.0 SCR), 7JE859 Chasin-Rainbows Act RILEY-ET (+3.7 SCR) and 7JE962 Buttercrest SUCCESS-ET (+3.6 SCR) in the breed's top-10.

Select Sires emerged as the leader for Cow Conception Rate (CCR) and Heifer Conception Rate (HCR) with top-10 sires RILEY (+2.5 CCR), 7JE1194 Sunset Canyon MAHARI-ET (+2.4 CCR), DIMENSION (+2.1 CCR, +3.3 HCR), 7JE1088 Chilli Action COLTON-ET (+3.1 HCR) and GOLDA (+2.8 HCR).

In Canada, DIGNITARY maintains his position as the No. 1 LPI sire (+1840), while TOPEKA ranks No. 7 at +1720. DIGNITARY also leads the way for the newly released Pro$ index (+1541) and VALENTINO is the No. 5 sire for Pro$ (+1235).

MAHARI and SEBASTIAN join proven lineup

MAHARI, a Headline son and direct descendant of Tenn Haug E Maid (E-93%), transmits positive components (+0.08% Fat, +0.03% Protein) with outstanding fitness traits (2.87 Somatic Cell Score, +6.8 Productive Life, +1.8 Daughter Pregnancy Rate) which earns him the HealthMark™ designation.

A FeedPRO® sire, his daughters are total performers which is reflected in his NM$ (+454), Cheese Merit (CM$) (+473) and Fluid Merit (FM$) (+410). MAHARI is a top-10 sire for Grazing Merit (GM$) (+425).

7JE1140 All Lynns Vibrant SEBASTIAN comes from multiple generations of high-scoring, Excellent dams and graduates with a highly reliable proof. His daughters are tall, open cows with shallow udders and solid production (+849 Milk). SEBASTIAN transmits low SCS (2.90) and longevity (+2.8 PL). He is available in gender SELECTed™ semen.

For the complete list of Select Sires' Jersey lineup, please 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: 8/15 USDA-CDCB Genomic Evaluation, USDA-CDCB/AJCA Genomic Type Evaluation, Active A.I. lists. 8/15 %Rel.: DIMENSION NM$ 94, Yield 98, CCR 89, HCR 79; NEWS NM$ 85, Yield 90; FASTRACK NM$ 93; GOLDA Yield 99, HCR 89; PRESCOTT Yield 96, SCR 96; VALENTINO Type 99, Pro$ 89; IRWIN Type 92; TOPEKA Type 98, GLPI 75; DIGNITARY SCR 96, GLPI and Pro$ 76; RILEY SCR 98, CCR 97; SUCCESS SCR 96; MAHARI CCR 59, Yield 86, SCS 76, PL 72, DPR 61, NM$ 80; COLTON HCR 67; SEBASTIAN Yield 94, SCS 88, PL 78. ™Jersey Performance Index and JPI are trademarks of the American Jersey Cattle Association. ™HealthMark is a trademark of Select Sires Inc. ®FeedPRO is a registered trademark of Select Sires Inc.