Select Sires' Brown Swiss, Ayrshire and Guernsey Lineups Offer Breed-Leading Genetics

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, August 20, 2015 - Select Sires continues to offer the widest variety of top-quality Brown Swiss, Ayrshire and Guernsey proven and genomic young sires.

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 +2.1 and +1.8, respectively. BURDETTE ranks fourth for GPTI (+497) and LOCHINVAR is the No. 2 Milk sire (+937) and No. 5 GPTI sire at +480. 7AY93 Palmyra Bendig BERKELY-ET is the leading HCR sire at +3.2.

Super Sampler™ and Showcase Selections™ sire, 7AY109 Maple-Dell O DIXON-ET, is a top-five genomic young sire for GPTI (+514), Type (+1.0), NM$ (+349), PL (+2.9) and DPR (+0.8) while 7AY108 Palmyra Calimero LH RANEY-ET is the leading young sire for CCR (+1.5) and HCR (+1.6).

BUSH joins balanced Brown Swiss lineup

7BS854 JoBo Vigor BUSH ET*TM debuts as the leading proven active A.I. sire for PL (+7.0) and Udder Composite (UDC) at +1.68. A FeedPRO® and Calving Ease sire, he ranks in the top five for GPPR (+156), NM$ (+456), CM$ (+465), FM$ (+434), GM$ (+393), SCS (2.73), CCR (+1.4) and Calving Ease (4.2%). BUSH daughters produce high volumes of Milk (+736) and components (+42 CFP) with solid Type (+0.6) and Mobility (+0.7).

No. 8 GPPR (+117) sire, 7BS826 Oak View Zeus AUGUST*TM, continues to be a leading sire for SCS (2.69), Mobility (+1.0), SCR (+2.9), CFP (+59) and Type (+0.7).

Super Sampler 7BS871 Blessing Brookings ADVISOR is the breed's top NM$ (+532) and CM$ (+568) genomic young sire, while 7BS873 Meado-Brook Dreamin SHAW ET lands at No. 3 for NM$ (+508) and CM$ (+531). 7BS863 Cutting Edge SEAMAN*TM moves into the second spot for Type at +1.1 and 7BS872 Cozy Nook Carter TEQUILA-ET*TM leads the breed for Mobility at +1.0.

Three new graduates join Guernsey lineup

New graduate, 7GU447 Dairyman Mint PHONZE debuts as the No. 1 active A.I. sire for PTI (+105) and CM$ (+358). A FeedPRO sire, he is a sensational component improver (+0.17%F, +0.13%P, +36F, +27P), ranking second for CFP (+63) in the breed and transmits longevity with a PL of +2.6.

Entering as the No. 3 PTI sire at +100, 7GU446 Lang Haven Grumpy NOVAK brings big-league daughter performance. He transmits outstanding Milk (+707), Protein (+21) and CFP (+52). NOVAK daughters have high, wide rear udders with correct feet and legs (+1.1 Feet and Leg Composite).

7GU445 Marodore T Les LIGHTNING-ET is already a sire of show-winners including the 2014 All-American winter yearling. His milking daughters are tall, dairy cows with height and width to their rear udders. LIGHTNING improves components (+0.06%F, +0.01%P) and ranks tenth for PTI at +58.

7GU398 Sniders Ronalds ALSTAR (+99), 7GU440 Ripley Farms Aaron CORDELL (+82) and 7GU438 Marodore Aarons LEVI-ET (+73) join the three new graduates in the top-10 PTI active A.I. sires, putting all of Select Sires' proven Guernsey lineup at the top of the breed. ALSTAR leads the breed for Milk (+983), HCR (+2.5), GM$ (+316), FM$ (+366) and NM$ (+322).

For the complete list of Select Sires' High-Components Breeds, 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.

8/15 USDA-CDCB Genomic Evaluation, USDA-CDCB/AJCA Genomic Type Evaluation, Active A.I. lists. 8/15 %Rel.: BURDETTE Type 97, SCR 90; LOCHINVAR Type 82, SCR 57, Yield 90; BERKELY HCR 50; DIXON NM$ 44, Type 46, PL 40, DPR 39; RANEY HCR 41, CCR 44; BUSH PL 64, Type 68, NM$ 70, SCS 66, CCR 47, CE 91, Yield 74; AUGUST SCS 85, Type 86, SCR 81, Yield 92; ADVISOR NM$ 62; SHAW NM$ 55; SEAMAN Type 67; TEQUILA Type 65; PHONZE Yield 71; NOVAK Yield 68, Type 61; LIGHTNING Yield 75; ALSTAR Yield 95, HCR 36, NM$ 89. ™Showcase Selections and Super Sampler are trademarks of Select Sires Inc. ®FeedPRO is a registered trademark of Select Sires Inc.