Select Sires Dominating Proven Lineup Offers Elite and Diverse Genetics

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, December 15, 2015-Select Sires remains the industry leader with seven of the top eight GTPI® proven sires. 7HO11351 Seagull-Bay SUPERSIRE-ET (VG-88-GM) maintains his lead at +2719 GTPI followed by his full brother 7HO11419 Seagull-Bay HEADLINER (VG-87-GM) (+2568) then 7HO11314 Mountfield SSI Dcy MOGUL-ET (EX-91-GM) (+2540), 7HO11585 Sandy-Valley STERLING-ET (+2521), 7HO11383 S-S-I Bookem MORGAN-ET (EX-91-GM) (+2501), 7HO11525 Mr OCD Robust DONATELLO-ET (GM) (+2496) and 7HO11477 De-Su Bkm MCCUTCHEN 1174-ET (EX-93-GM) (+2486). 7HO11169 Welcome Super PETRONE-ET (GM) (+2428), 7HO11524 Mr OCD Robust DANTE-ET (+2422), new graduates 7HO11546 No-Fla EMULATE 30309-ET (VG-87-GM) (+2418) and 7HO11523 OCD Robust SMOKIN JO-ET (+2416) as well as 7HO11313 Mountfield SSI Dcy MIXER-ET (EX-91-GM) (+2401) and 250HO1009 Mapel Wood BREWMASTER (EX-95) (+2397) also rank in the top 20 of the Holstein Association USA Top 100 TPI Bulls list.

SUPERSIRE and HEADLINER are also the No. 1 and No. 2 active A.I. sires for Combined Fat and Protein (CFP) at +181 and +145, respectively. SUPERSIRE leads the way for Net Merit (NM$) (+936) while BREWMASTER is the highest GLPI (+3199), Pro$ (+2330) and Fat (+135) 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 7HO9264 Lirr Drew DEMPSEY (VG-88) and 7HO10920 Mr Chassity GOLD CHIP-ET (EX-94) are tied for the top Conformation spot in Canada at +18.

Select Sires leads the industry with the most sires (23) in the top 50 on the Holstein Association USA Top TPI list and is home to 30 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 seven of the top 10 daughter-proven NM$ spots with SUPERSIRE, DONATELLO (+750), DANTE (+737), SMOKIN JO (+714), MOGUL (+705), HEADLINER (+703) and STERLING (+700). MOGUL (+133), MIXER (+128) and DONATELLO (+125) join SUPERSIRE and HEADLINER at the top of the breed for CFP.

In Canada, MCCUTCHEN ranks second behind BREWMASTER for GLPI at +3185. 7HO11207 Roylane Boxer PUNCH 4311-ET (EX-92-GM) (+3030), MOGUL (+2926) and new addition 250HO11594 Wargo-Acres MERRITT-ET (VG-87) (+2921) are top-20 GLPI sires while SUPERSIRE (+2094) and PUNCH (+2039) are top-10 sires for Pro$.

New graduate 7HO11545 Pine-Tree Pheno STUBBS-P-ET is the leading active A.I. polled sire for GTPI (+2036), Milk (+929) and NM$ (+334).

Type standouts

Select Sires is home to an industry-leading four sires over +3.00 PTAT: G W ATWOOD, newly proven 7HO11596 Scientific B DEFIANT-ET (VG-87) (+3.46), 7HO11118 Mr Atwood BROKAW-ET (VG-86) (+3.25) and MCCUTCHEN (+3.14). North of the border, MCCUTCHEN (+17), 7HO10999 Regancrest-GV S BRADNICK-ET (EX-95) (+17), G W ATWOOD (+16) and BROKAW (+15) join leaders DEMPSEY and GOLD CHIP at the top for Conformation.

BROKAW (+2.97 Udder Composite), MCCUTCHEN (+2.85), BRADNICK (+2.65), G W ATWOOD (+2.64), MOGUL (+2.62) and 7HO11279 De-Su Dorcy MOONBOY 954-ET (GM) (+2.56) are top-15 UDC sires while G W ATWOOD (+2.97 Feet and Leg Composite), BRADNICK (+2.66), MOGUL (+2.64 FLC), newly proven 7HO11703 Mr Apples ARMANI-ET (EX-90) (+2.50), MOONBOY (+2.48) and MCCUTCHEN (+2.47) all rank in the top-15 for FLC.

Focus on fitness

7HO11741 De-Su Sham MOCHA 1322-ET (EX-91) (+8.9 Productive Life), 7HO11123 Pine-Tree Freddie WRIGHT-ET (VG-86) (+8.6) and PETRONE (+8.2) daughters are long-living cows as evidenced by their placement among the top-12 PL active A.I. sires. PETRONE (+5.7 Daughter Pregnancy Rate) and WRIGHT (+5.5) are top-10 DPR sires.

PETRONE ranks No. 1 for Cow Conception Rate (CCR) at +7.4 and is joined by WRIGHT (+7.2) and MOCHA (+6.8) in the top five. PETRONE (+5.7 Heifer Conception Rate), MOCHA (+4.4) and 7HO10849 Ladys-Manor Pl SHAMROCK-ET (VG-88-GM) (+4.2) are top-five HCR sires.

Fertility frontrunners

Select Sires is the premier source for high fertility proven sires with an outstanding 25 proven that are +2.0 SCR or higher. Select's fertility leaders include: 7HO10796 Twin-Crik Schez SHAMAN-ET (+3.8 SCR), SUPERSIRE (+3.3), 7HO11258 Opsal Niagra FANG-ET (VG-88) (+3.1 SCR), ARMANI (+3.1) and 7HO11283 De-Su D MAYFIELD 893-ET (EX-90) (+3.0).

To view Select Sires' complete Holstein lineup, please visit www.selectsires.com or contact your Select Sires sales representative today.

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: 12/15 USDA-CDCB Genomic Evaluation, USDA/HA Genomic Evaluation, CDN Evaluation. Active and Foreign A.I. Holstein Sires List. 12/15 % Rel: SUPERSIRE Yield 99, NM$ 95, Pro$ 86, SCR 99; HEADLINER Yield 98, NM$ 94; BREWMASTER GLPI 89, Fat 95; G W ATWOOD Type 99, Conformation 99; DEMPSEY Conformation 99; GOLD CHIP Conformation 97; DONATELLO NM$ 91, Yield 95; DANTE NM$ 89; SMOKIN JO NM$ 89; MOGUL NM$ 96, Yield 99, GLPI 89; STERLING NM$ 93; MIXER Yield 98; MCCUTCHEN GLPI 87, Type 98, Conformation 91; PUNCH GLPI 82; MERRITT GLPI 83; STUBBS-P Yield 91, NM$ 86; DEFIANT Type 88; BROKAW Type 95, Conformation 87; BRADNICK Conformation 95; MOONBOY Type 95; ARMANI Type 89, SCR 99; MOCHA PL 83, CCR 73, HCR 71; WRIGHT PL 86, DPR 83, CCR 82; PETRONE PL 87, DPR 94, CCR 92; SHAMROCK HCR 98; SHAMAN SCR 94; FANG SCR 98; MAYFIELD SCR 99. ®Total Performance Index and TPI are registered trademarks of Holstein Association USA.

Caption: SUPERSIRE leads the industry and Selectís lineup for GTPI, Combined Fat and Protein and Net Merit for the third straight sire summary.