Select Sires Dominating Proven Lineup Offers Elite and Diverse Genetics

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, April 19, 2016-Select Sires remains the industry leader with eight of the top nine GTPI® proven sires. 7HO11351 Seagull-Bay SUPERSIRE-ET (VG-88-GM) has now held the No. 1 spot for more than one year (+2697 GTPI) and is followed by 7HO11585 Sandy-Valley STERLING-ET (+2584), 7HO11752 Roylane Bookem BOB 5170-ET (EX-91) (+2557), 7HO11419 Seagull-Bay HEADLINER-ET (VG-87-GM) (+2552), 7HO11314 Mountfield SSI Dcy MOGUL-ET (EX-91-GM) (+2523), 7HO11383 S-S-I Bookem MORGAN-ET (EX-91-GM) (+2516), 7HO11839 Sully Robust MONOCEROTIS-ET (VG-85) (+2515) and 7HO11621 S-S-I Snowman MAYFLOWER-ET (EX-91) (+2513). Select is home to 16 of the top 25 proven GTPI sires, 26 of the top 50 and 37 of the top 100.

Select Sires leads the industry with the most sires (31) on the Holstein Association USA Top 100 Daughter Proven Plus (75 daughters in 50 herds) TPI list including the top sire, SUPERSIRE. Select Sires consistently offers more elite, highly reliable genetics than any other A.I. organization.

Top total performance

Of the top 25 proven sires for Net Merit (NM$), 18 are Select sires as well as 24 of the top 50 and 33 of top 100. SUPERSIRE maintains his position as the top NM$ sire at +936 and is joined at the top of the industry by 7HO11833 De-Su RENNIE 11023-ET (VG-86) (+811), MONOCEROTIS (+777), 7HO11524 Mr OCD Robust DANTE-ET (GM) (+741), 7HO11525 Mr OCD Robust DONATELLO-ET (GM) (+740), STERLING (+730) and 7HO11597 De-Su Robust ZEUS 11009-ET (+730).

SUPERSIRE is the No. 1 sire for Combined Fat and Protein (CFP) at +191 and is joined in the top 15 by HEADLINER (+151), MOGUL (+132), MAYFLOWER (+131) and STERLING (+128). SUPERSIRE (+116), 250HO1009 Mapel Wood BREWMASTER (EX-95) (+90) and MOGUL (+90) are top-five Fat sires while SUPERSIRE (+75), MAYFLOWER (+72), HEADLINER (+67) and STERLING (+67) are top-five Protein sires.

In Canada, BREWMASTER has now held the top GLPI spot for the last three sire summaries at +3147. MOGUL (+3039), 7HO11477 De-Su Bkm MCCUTCHEN 1174-ET (EX-93-GM) (+2975) and 250HO1043 Gen-I-Beq AIKMAN (VG-86) (+2961) are top-15 GLPI sires while BREWMASTER (+2333), SUPERSIRE (+2162) and MOGUL (+2090) rank in the top 15 for Pro$. BREWMASTER is also the top Fat sire at +136 and AIKMAN ranks fourth at +104.

7HO11545 Pine-Tree Pheno STUBBS-P-ET continues to be the leading active A.I. polled sire for GTPI (+1986), Milk (+740) and NM$ (+280).

WellnessPRO

Select Sires has designated the highest Wellness Trait Index™ (WT$™) sires, an index that focuses on six wellness traits (mastitis, lameness, metritis, retained placenta, displaced abomasum and ketosis) and includes an economic value for Polled test results, as WellnessPRO™ sires. The top WT$ sires at Select are 7HO11567 De-Su Fred MIDLAND 1260-ET (VG-88) (+272), 7HO11123 Pine-Tree Freddie WRIGHT-ET (VG-86) (+248), 7HO11777 Ronelee SNOWMOBIL-ET (VG-88) (+238), 7HO11741 De-Su Sham MOCHA 1322-ET (EX-91) (+218) and 7HO10920 Mr Chassity GOLD CHIP-ET (EX-94) (+203).

Another innovative index, Dairy Wellness Profit Index™ (DWP$™) is a multi-trait selection index which includes production, fertility, type, longevity and the wellness traits. SUPERSIRE (+1,072) leads the way at Select Sires, followed by RENNIE (+1,049), MAYFLOWER (+958), 7HO11519 Kings-Ransom R RACKET-ET (+937), MIDLAND (+909) and DANTE (+901).

Type standouts

Select Sires is home to an industry-leading four sires over +3.00 PTAT: No. 1 sires 7HO10506 Maple Downs-I G W ATWOOD (EX-90) (+3.64) and 7HO11596 Scientific B DEFIANT-ET (VG-87) (+3.64), as well as 7HO11118 Mr Atwood BROKAW-ET (VG-86) (+3.33) and MCCUTCHEN (+3.19). North of the border, 7HO9264 Lirr Drew DEMPSEY (VG-88) (+17), GOLD CHIP (+16), 7HO10999 Regancrest-GV S BRADNICK-ET (EX-95) (+16) and G W ATWOOD (+15) are top-10 Conformation sires.

BROKAW (+2.95 Udder Composite), MCCUTCHEN (+2.88), DEFIANT (+2.69), BRADNICK (+2.69) and 7HO11279 De-Su Dorcy MOONBOY 954-ET (GM) (+2.67) are top-15 UDC sires while G W ATWOOD (+2.83 Feet and Leg Composite), BRADNICK (+2.69), MOONBOY (+2.64), MOGUL (+2.64), MCCUTCHEN (+2.59) and DEFIANT (+2.57) all rank in the top-15 for FLC.

Focus on fitness

RENNIE (+9.9 Productive Life), ZEUS (+9.2), MOCHA (+8.8), MONOCEROTIS (+8.4) and WRIGHT (+8.4) daughters are long-living cows as evidenced by their placement among the top-15 PL active A.I. sires. 7HO11169 Welcome Super PETRONE-ET (GM) (+5.6 Daughter Pregnancy Rate) and WRIGHT (+5.2) are top-10 DPR sires.

PETRONE (+6.9 Cow Conception Rate), WRIGHT (+6.9) and MOCHA (+6.7) are top-five Cow Conception Rate (CCR) sires while PETRONE (+5.2 Heifer Conception Rate), 7HO11568 De-Su Smk DOLLARS 1309-ET (+5.2) and MOCHA (+4.9) are the top three HCR sires in the breed.

Fertility frontrunners

Select Sires is the premier source for high fertility proven sires with an outstanding 24 proven that are +2.0 SCR or higher. Select's fertility leaders include: DANTE (+3.1 Sire Conception Rate), 7HO10804 Roylane SHOT GUN 2092-ET (EX-91) (+3.1), 7HO11451 Springhill-OH Iron JIM-ET (+3.0), SUPERSIRE (+2.9), AIKMAN (+2.9), 7HO10640 Dewgood O-BENNET-ET (EX-91) (+2.9) and G W ATWOOD (+2.9).

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: 04/16 CDCB Genomic Evaluation, HA Genomic Evaluation, CDN Evaluation. Active and Foreign A.I. Holstein Sires List. 04/16 %Rel: SUPERSIRE Yield 99, NM$ 96, Pro$ 90, SCR 99; STERLING Yield 99, NM$ 95; HEADLINER Yield 99; MOGUL Yield 99, Type 99, GLPI 92; MONOCEROTIS NM$ 89, PL 83; MAYFLOWER Yield 94; RENNIE NM$ 90, PL 84; DANTE NM$ 90, SCR 81; DONATELLO NM$ 93; ZEUS NM$ 89, PL 83; BREWMASTER Yield 96, LPI 91, Fat 96; MCCUTCHEN LPI 92, Type 99; AIKMAN LPI 84, Fat 89, SCR 91; STUBBS-P Yield 94, NM$ 89; WRIGHT PL 87, DPR 84, CCR 84; MOCHA PL 85, CCR 80, HCR 73; GOLD CHIP Conformation 98; G W ATWOOD Type 99, Conformation 99, SCR 99; DEFIANT Type 94; BROKAW Type 95; DEMPSEY Conformation 99; BRADNICK Conformation 97, Type 99; MOONBOY Type 95; PETRONE DPR 96, CCR 95, HCR 94; DOLLARS HCR 75; SHOT GUN SCR 96; JIM SCR 90; O-BENNET SCR 97.™WellnessPRO is a trademark of Select Sires Inc. Wellness Trait Index, WT$, Dairy Wellness Profit Index and DWP$ are trademarks of Zoetis Inc., its affiliates and/or its licensors. ®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 fourth straight sire summary.