Select Sires Dominating Lineup Offers Something for Everyone

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, August 24, 2015 - Select sires remains the industry leader with the top six GTPI® sires. 7HO11351 Seagull-Bay SUPERSIRE-ET (VG-87-GM) maintains his lead at +2715 GTPI followed by 7HO11314 Mountfield SSI Dcy MOGUL-ET (GM) (+2570 GTPI), 7HO11525 Mr OCD Robust DONATELLO-ET (+2537 GTPI), 7HO11419 Seagull-Bay HEADLINER-ET (VG-85-GM) (+2531 GTPI), 7HO11585 Sandy-Valley STERLING-ET (+2524 GTPI) and 7HO11477 De-Su Bkm MCCUTCHEN 1174-ET (EX-92-GM) (+2468 GTPI). 7HO11313 Mountfield SSI Dcy MIXER-ET (EX-91-GM) (+2436 GTPI), 7HO11524 Mr OCD Robust DANTE-ET (+2399 GTPI), 7HO11207 Roylane Boxer PUNCH 4311-ET (EX-92-GM) (+2398 GTPI), 7HO11279 De-Su Dorcy MOONBOY 954-ET (GM) (+2374 GTPI), 7HO11169 Welcome Super PETRONE-ET (GM) (+2357 GTPI) and 250HO1009 Mapel Wood BREWMASTER (EX-95) (+2354 GTPI) also rank in the top 20 of the Holstein Association USA Top 100 TPI Bulls list.

SUPERSIRE also leads the industry for Combined Fat and Protein (CFP) (+182), Net Merit (NM$) (+934), Cheese Merit (CM$) (+937) and Milk (+2,386). BREWMASTER is the highest GLPI (+3199), Pro$ (+2263) and Fat (+136) sire in Canada, 7HO10506 Maple-Downs-I G W ATWOOD-ET (EX-90) remains the No. 1 active A.I. sire for Type (+3.78) and 7HO10640 Dewgood O-BENNET (EX-91) is the top Sire Conception Rate (SCR) sire at +4.5.

Select Sires leads the industry with the most sires (32) on the Holstein Association USA Top 100 TPI list and is home to 39 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 occupies the top six daughter-proven NM$ spots with SUPERSIRE (+934 NM$), DONATELLO (+775 NM$), MOGUL (+737 NM$), DANTE (+720 NM$), STERLING (+705 NM$) and HEADLINER (+677 NM$). SUPERSIRE (+937 CM$), DONATELLO (+795 CM$), MOGUL (+736 CM$), DANTE (+726 CM$), STERLING (+704 CM$), HEADLINER (+680 CM$) are top-10 CM$ sires. SUPERSIRE's CFP leads the way with HEADLINER (+138 CFP), MOGUL (+136 CFP), DONATELLO (+133 CFP), STERLING (+129 CFP), MIXER (+127 CFP) and DANTE (+123 CFP) also ranking at the top of the breed.

In Canada, MOGUL (+3085 GLPI), MCCUTCHEN (+3059 GLPI) and 7HO10272 De-Su FORK-ET (EX-92) (+2871 GLPI) join BREWMASTER as top-20 GLPI sires while MOGUL (+2110 Pro$) ranks third and MCCUTCHEN (+1884 Pro$) 10th for the newly released Pro$ index.

7HO11464 Da-So-Burn Mom EARNHARDT P (VG-86) is the leading polled sire for Milk (+1,228), CFP (+101), NM$ (+378) and GTPI (+2133) while 7HO10563 Md-Valleyvue CARSON-RED-ET (EX-94) is the top Red and White sire for Milk (+939).

Type standouts

Select Sires is home to three of the top six proven sires for Type including the industry leader, G W ATWOOD, his son, 7HO11118 Mr Atwood BROKAW-ET (VG-86) (+3.30 PTAT) and MCCUTCHEN (+3.21 PTAT). North of the border, 7HO9264 Lirr Drew DEMPSEY (VG-86), 7HO10920 Mr Chassity GOLD CHIP-ET (EX-92) and 7HO10999 Regancrest-GV S BRADNICK-ET (EX-94) are tied for the top Conformation spot at +18 and G W ATWOOD (+15), MCCUTCHEN (+15), 7HO11163 Tiger-Lily LADD P-RED-ET (EX-91) (+15) and BROKAW (+15) are all in the top-10.

BROKAW (+3.03 Udder Composite), MCCUTCHEN (+2.99 UDC), G W ATWOOD (+2.65 UDC), new graduate 7HO11451 Springhill-OH Iron JIM-ET (+2.60 UDC), 7HO10228 De-Su GULF-ET*BY (EX-90) (+2.59 UDC), MOGUL (+2.57 UDC), BRADNICK (+2.51 UDC) and MOONBOY (+2.50 UDC) are top-15 UDC sires while G W ATWOOD (+3.00 Feet and Leg Composite), MOGUL (+2.65 FLC), MOONBOY (+2.64 FLC), MCCUTCHEN (+2.58 FLC) and BRADNICK (+2.58 FLC) all rank in the top-10 for FLC. LADD P-RED is the leading polled, proven sire for Type (+2.07) and UDC (+2.16).

Focus on fitness

7HO11123 Pine-Tree Freddie WRIGHT-ET (+9.1 Productive Life), 7HO11167 Welcome APPLAUSE (+8.0 PL) and PETRONE (+7.8 PL) daughters are long-living cows as evidenced by their placement among the top-10 PL active A.I. sires. WRIGHT (+5.5 Daughter Pregnancy Rate) and 7HO11150 Furnace-Hill Super ZIGGY-ET (VG-88) (+5.5 DPR) are top-five DPR sires while LADD P-RED is the top polled and leading Red and White DPR sire at +3.3.

WRIGHT ranks No. 1 for Cow Conception Rate (CCR) at +7.4 and is joined by ZIGGY (+6.6 CCR), PETRONE (+6.5 CCR) and APPLAUSE (+6.0 CCR) in the top 10. PETRONE (+5.2 Heifer Conception Rate) and 7HO10849 Ladys-Manor Pl SHAMROCK-ET (VG-88-GM) (+4.4 HCR) are top-10 HCR sires.

Fertility frontrunners

Select Sires is the premier source for high fertility proven sires with an astounding 67 proven sires that are positive for SCR and nine that are +3.0 SCR or higher. Select's fertility leaders include: O-BENNET (+4.5 SCR), 7HO11258 Opsal Niagra FANG-ET (+3.6 SCR), 7HO10796 Twin-Crik Schez SHAMAN-ET (+3.5 SCR), SUPERSIRE (+3.3 SCR), 7HO10998 Pine-Shelter Cesar SAN-ET (EX-91) (+3.2 SCR), 7HO10446 Glen-D-Haven BRYCEN-ET-TW (VG-86) (+3.2 SCR), MIXER (+3.1 SCR) and 7HO11703 Mr Apples ARMANI-ET (VG-87) (+3.0 SCR).

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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/HA Genomic Evaluation, CDN Evaluation. Active and Foreign A.I. Holstein Sires List. 8/15 % Rel: SUPERSIRE Yield 99, NM$ 94, SCR 99; MOGUL NM$ 95, Yield 99, GLPI and Pro$ 87, Type 99; DONATELLO NM$ 87, Yield 92; HEADLINER Yield 96, NM$ 92; STERLING NM$ 90, Yield 94; MCCUTCHEN GLPI and Pro$ 82; Type 97, Conformation 84; MIXER SCR 99, Yield 98; DANTE NM$ 86, Yield 92; MOONBOY Type 93; PETRONE PL 86, CCR 89, HCR 91; BREWMASTER GLPI and Pro$ 87, Can. Yield 93; G W ATWOOD Type 99, Conformation 99; O-BENNET SCR 88; FORK LPI 88; EARNHARDT P Yield 95, NM$ 90; CARSON-RED Yield 97; BROKAW Type 94, Conformation 86; DEMPSEY Conformation 99; GOLD CHIP Conformation 96; BRADNICK Conformation 94, Type 98; LADD P-RED Type 96, Conformation 84, DPR 84; JIM Type 89; GULF Type 93; WRIGHT PL 84, DPR 82; CCR 81; APPLAUSE PL 84, CCR 81; ZIGGY DPR 86, CCR 86; SHAMROCK HCR 97; FANG SCR 99; SHAMAN SCR 90; SAN SCR 97; BRYCEN SCR 98; ARMANI 98. ®Total Performance Index and TPI are registered trademarks of Holstein Association USA.