Select Sires Graduates Proven GTPI Leaders

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, December 3, 2015-New graduate 7HO11383 S-S-I Bookem MORGAN-ET (EX-91) leads this class for GTPI® (+2501) and ranks sixth on Holstein Association USA's High Ranking Sire Report. This exciting class also includes six more top-50 GTPI sires, production leaders, fitness trait specialists and a proven polled sire from six different sire fathers.

GTPI and Production Powerhouses

MORGAN, a FeedPRO® sire, transmits outstanding Protein (+0.03%, +43), Combined Fat and Protein (CFP) (+95) and Net Merit (NM$) (+687). His low Somatic Cell Score (SCS) (2.77), Productive Life (PL) (+7.6), Heifer Conception Rate (HCR) (+3.3), Cow Conception Rate (CCR) (+3.9) and Daughter Pregnancy Rate (DPR) (+2.5) earn him the HealthMark™ designation. MORGAN is a Calving Ease sire (7.4%DBH) and a Superior Settler™ with a Sire Conception Rate (SCR) of +1.9.

7HO11546 No-Fla EMULATE 30309-ET (VG-87), a 7HO10721 De-Su 521 BOOKEM-ET (VG-88-GM) son from No-Fla Oman Heidi 20611-ET (VG-87-DOM), ranks No. 15 on the High Ranking Sire Report. A FeedPRO sire, his daughters produce high volumes of Milk (+1,437) and CFP (+110) and rank well for NM$ at +653. EMULATE is a HealthMark (PL +5.6, DPR +1.9) and Calving Ease (7.1%DBH) sire.

7HO11523 OCD Robust SMOKIN JO-ET transmits exceptional components (+0.04%P, +36P, +0.17%F, +76F, +112CFP) and NM$ (+714). At +2416 he ranks among the top 20 GTPI sires. His daughters are long-lasting (+7.3 PL), moderate-sized cows with the ability to breed back (+1.7 DPR). SMOKIN JO is a Calving Ease sire (5.9%DBH).

7HO11749 Larcrest COURAGEOUS-ET, a 7HO10524 Roylane Socra ROBUST-ET (VG-88-GM) son, is another Calving Ease (6.7%DBH) and FeedPRO specialist. He transmits outstanding production (+1,294M) and components (+45P, +59F, +104CFP). COURAGEOUS daughters are well-rounded performers (+2392 GTPI, +670 NM$) that last (+7.0 PL).

A Snowman son, 7HO11573 Butz-Butler SHOTGLASS-ET (EX-91) is a HealthMark sire: SCS (2.68), PL (+5.8) and HCR (+2.5). His daughters are strong, medium-sized cows with high, wide rear udders and solid feet and legs (+1.54 Feet and Leg Composite). SHOTGLASS transmits excellent Milk (+1,779), components (+43P, +47F), NM$ (+597) and is +2360 GTPI.

7HO11373 S-S-I Robust BIGGIO-ET (VG-88) is a component specialist: +67F, +0.13%F, +47P, +0.08%P and +114CFP. His daughters excel at total performance (+2351 GTPI, +651 NM$) and are moderate in stature with width throughout. BIGGIO transmits longevity (+5.8 PL) and is a FeedPRO and Calving Ease (6.9%DBH) sire.

Fitness Specialist

7HO11741 De-Su Sham MOCHA 1322-ET (EX-91) is a 7HO10849 Ladys-Manor Pl SHAMROCK-ET (VG-88-GM) son that leads the entire Select Sires lineup for PL (+8.9). A HeathMark sire, he also transmits exceptional SCS (2.68), DPR (+4.2), HCR (+4.4) and CCR (+6.8). MOCHA is a FeedPRO and Calving Ease (7.4%DBH) sire that ranks well for GTPI (+2385) and NM$ (+630).

Superior Settlers

7HO11456 Mr Wabash-Way Dom EDISON-ET (EX-90), a Domain son from Wabash-Way Emilyann-ET (VG-88-DOM), combines outstanding production (+1,638M) with solid Type (+1.91) and superior udders (+2.26 Udder Composite). A Calving Ease (6.9%DBH) sire, EDISON is a Superior Settler with a SCR of +2.9. His daughters are tall, strong and deep with strong fore udders and high, wide rear udders.

7HO11724 Ladys-Manor Rob SHANDRO-ET (VG-88) is a ROBUST son from SHAMROCK's full sister. He improves components (+96 CFP, +0.15%F and +0.04%P) and longevity (+7.4 PL). SHANDRO is a FeedPRO specialist and Superior Settler (+2.8 SCR).

Proven and Polled

7HO11545 Pine-Tree Pheno STUBBS-P-ET is a Pheno-P son from the Rudy Missys that transmits solid production (+929M), low SCS (2.86) and durability (+3.5 PL). His daughters have strong fore udder attachments with high, wide rear udders. STUBBS-P is a Calving Ease sire at 7.0%DBH.

GenerVations Addition

250HO11594 Wargo-Acres MERRITT-ET (VG-87) joins the GenerVations lineup as a Type (+2.16), SCS (2.71) and component (+0.05%P, +38P, +90CFP) improver. A BOOKEM son from Wargo-Acres Blton Mopsie-ET (EX-93-2E-EX-MS), is a top-20 LPI sire in Canada at +2921.

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.

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Source: 12/15 USDA-CDCB Genomic Evaluation, USDA/HA Genomic Evaluation. 12/15 % Rel: MORGAN Yield 96, NM$ 91, SCS 91, PL 84, HCR 82, CCR 77, DPR 78, CE 99, SCR 98; EMULATE Yield 96, NM$ 91, PL 84, DPR 80, CE 96; SMOKIN JO Yield 94, NM$ 89, PL 82, DPR 77, CE 96; COURAGEOUS CE 92, Yield 92, NM$ 88, PL 82; SHOTGLASS SCS 92, PL 83, HCR 81, Type 93, Yield 96; BIGGIO Yield 93, NM$ 88, PL 83, CE 90; MOCHA PL 83, SCS 87, DPR 75, HCR 71, CCR 73, CE 93, NM$ 89; EDISON Yield 94, Type 89, CE 97, SCR 97; SHANDRO Yield 92, PL 83, SCR 95; STUBBS-P Yield 91, SCS 85, PL 80, CE 91; MERRITT Type 84, SCS 85, Yield 89, LPI 83. ™HealthMark and Superior Settler 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.

Caption: 7HO11383 S-S-I Bookem MORGAN-ET (EX-91) leads this graduating class with a GTPI of +2501.