Proven Results from the Showcase Selections Lineup

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, January 5, 2016-Red Carrier Showcase Selections™ sires and popular, former Super Samplers™ 7HO11596 Scientific B DEFIANT-ET (VG-87) and 7HO11703 Mr Apples ARMANI-ET (EX-90) earned exciting daughter proofs during the December sire summaries.

DEFIANT, a 7HO9165 Regancrest S BRAXTON-ET (EX-95) grandson of Scientific Debutante Rae-ET (EX-92-EX-MS-GMD-DOM), is the No. 3 active A.I. sire and No. 1 Red or Red Carrier sire for Type at +3.46. He is one of the best for Udder Composite (UDC) (+2.41) and Feet and Leg Composite (FLC) (+2.31) and has an outstanding Sire Conception Rate (SCR) (+2.3). His daughters are extreme for stature, dairy form, strength, body depth, fore udder attachment and rear udder height and width. Two DEFIANT daughters earned Red and White All-American nominations this year. He is available in gender SELECTed™ semen.

A Goldwyn from KHW Regiment Apple-Red-ET (EX-96-3E-EX-MS-DOM), ARMANI debuts with solid Type (+2.11 PTAT, +1.96 UDC, +2.50 FLC) and as the No. 4 Red or Red Carrier sire for GTPI® at +2103. He is an impressive component improver (+0.31% Fat, +0.14% Protein) and his outstanding Daughter Pregnancy Rate (DPR) (+1.3), Productive Life (PL) (+2.7) and Somatic Cell Score (SCS) (2.83) earn him the HealthMark™ designation. ARMANI has an exceptional SCR (+3.1) and is available in gender SELECTed semen. His daughters received eight Red and White All-American nominations, including two milking daughters, and two black and white All-American nominations in 2015.

For more information on all members of the Showcase Selections lineup visit http://www.selectsires.com/designations/showcase.html.

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. Active and Foreign A.I. Holstein Sires List. 12/15 % Rel: DEFIANT Type 88, SCR 97; ARMANI Type 89, Yield 94, DPR 77, SCS 88, PL 84, SCR 99. ™Showcase Selections, Super Samplers, HealthMark and gender SELECTed are trademarks of Select Sires Inc. ®GTPI is a registered trademark of Holstein Association USA.