Select Sires' High-Components Lineup Includes Leaders for Performance, Type and Production

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, April 20, 2016-Select Sires continues to offer the most diverse Jersey, Brown Swiss, Ayrshire, Guernsey and Milking Shorthorn proven and genomic young sires.

7JE1184 Glynn Headline NEWS-ET is now the No. 3 GJPI™ sire at +214 and made improvements for Milk (+1,804), Protein (+51), Somatic Cell Score (SCS) (2.80), Net Merit (NM$) (+521) and Cheese Merit (CM$) (+522).

7JE1038 All Lynns Louie VALENTINO-ET (+2.0) is the No. 1 active A.I. sire for Type while 7JE1169 Heartland Merchant TOPEKA-ET (+1.9) and 7JE1163 All Lynns Valentino IRWIN-ET (+1.9) are tied for fourth. 7JE1221 Ahlem Headline PHAROAH 21795 makes his first appearance in the top-10 Type sires at +1.8. IRWIN (+27.4), Showcase Selections™ sire 7JE1088 Chilli Action COLTON-ET (+23.9), new graduate 7JE1219 Dutch Hollow OLIVER-P (+23.4) and PHAROAH (+22.4) are top-10 Jersey Udder Index™ (JUI™) sires.

"7JE" sires maintain their position as fertility frontrunners with 7JE1173 Dutch Hollow PRESCOTT (+4.5 Sire Conception Rate), TOPEKA (+3.2), 7JE1190 BW FASTRACK-ET (+2.8), 7JE1149 Sunset Canyon DIMENSION-ET (+2.5) and NEWS (+2.5) in the breed's top-10. Select's Super Sampler™ lineup also offers outstanding SCR sires including 7JE1405 Multi-Rose Megatron RANDI (+4.0), 7JE1354 Heartland Irwin TEXAS-ET (+3.9), 7JE5015 River Valley Spice SHOWDOWN (+3.9) and 7JE5014 BW&RV Nancy NAVIGATOR-ET (+3.5) in the top 10.

In Canada, TOPEKA (+1891) is the No. 2 LPI sire while IRWIN (+1695) ranks ninth. For Pro$, TOPEKA (+1314), IRWIN (+1309) and VALENTINO (+1297) are top-10 sires. IRWIN is also a top Conformation sire at +11.

Among young sires, 7JE1454 Schultz Volcano REFLEX (+1,727) is the leading Milk sire while 7JE1471 IGL Magnum MILTON-ET is No. 6 for Combined Fat and Protein (CFP) at +126. Select Sires is home to outstanding udder improvers with 7JE5032 River Valley VICTORIOUS-ET (+32.0) and 7JE5034 River Valley Ric RINGMAN-ET (+31.5) and top-10 Type sires 7JE1294 Jars of Clay BARNABAS (+2.1) and 7JE5004 River Valley Cece CHROME-ET (+2.0).

Polled and Proven

OLIVER-P, a VALENTINO son from an Excellent (91%) Mik-P dam, debuts as the top polled sire for GJPI (+147), Milk (+701), NM$ (+420), CM$ (+426) and JUI (+23.4). His daughters stand out with excellent Type (+1.5), strong fore udder attachments and high, wide rear udders. A FeedPRO® sire, he also transmits longevity (+5.5 Productive Life).

BURDETTE and LOCHINVAR Lead the way

7AY84 Palmyra Tri-Star BURDETTE-ET and his son 7AY90 Libby's LOCHINVAR are tied for the top Type spot at (+1.8). BURDETTE is the No. 2 Conformation sire north of the border at +13. BURDETTE (+486) and LOCHINVAR (+477) are top-five GPTI sires while BURDETTE ranks fifth for both PL (+1.2) and SCS (2.86). BURDETTE (+3.1), LOCHINVAR (+2.6) and 7AY93 Palmyra Bendig BERKELY-ET (+1.5) are the top three active A.I. sires for SCR.

Super Sampler 7AY111 Palmyra Berkely REAGAN-ET is the leading sire for PL (+3.3) while 7AY115 Visserdale SECURE is the No. 2 sire for Milk (+1,464) and Protein (+52).

Balanced Brown Swiss lineup

Select's Brown Swiss lineup continues to offer sires that excel for a balance of traits. 7BS852 JoBo Wonder BOSEPHUS ET*TM made improvements for Type (+1.1), SCR (+3.5), GPPR (+154), CFP (+83) and NM$ (+343). 7BS826 Oak View Zeus AUGUST*TM continues to be a leading sire for SCR (+3.6), SCS (2.69), Mobility (+1.0), Calving Ease (4.0%DBH) and Fat (+35) while 7BS854 Jobo Vigor BUSH ET*TM is a top-five sire for PL (+6.1), Udder Composite (UDC) (+1.28) and Fluid Merit (FM$) (+320).

Super Sampler 7BS871 Blessing Brookings ADVISOR continues to lead young sires for NM$ (+562) and CM$ (+598). 7BS883 Sun-Made NORDIC ET*TM is the No. 1 Mobility genomic young sire at +1.1.

PHONZE leads Guernsey lineup

7GU447 Dairyman Mint PHONZE (+86), 7GU398 Sniders Ronalds ALSTAR (+85) and 7GU446 Lang Haven Grumpy NOVAK (+76) are the No. 2, No. 4 and No. 6 GPTI sires, respectively. The Select lineup is also home to three top-five SCR sires: NOVAK (+1.3), PHONZE (+1.2) and 7GU440 Ripley Farms Aaron CORDELL (+1.1). ALSTAR (+1,044) regained his position as the top Milk sire.

For the complete list of Select Sires' High-Components Breeds, please visit www.selectsires.com or contact your Select Sires sales representative.

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, Active A.I. lists. 04/16 %Rel.:. NEWS Yield 92, SCS 86, NM$ 88, SCR 84; VALENTINO Type 99, Pro$ 93; TOPEKA Type 99, SCR 98, LPI 84; IRWIN Type 97, LPI 76, Conformation 75; PHAROAH Type 87; COLTON Type 88; OLIVER-P Type 86, Yield 92, NM$ 87, PL 78; PRESCOTT SCR 96; FASTRACK SCR 96; DIMENSION SCR 94; RANDI SCR 59, TEXAS SCR 94, SHOWDOWN SCR 51, NAVIGATOR SCR 75; REFLEX Yield 74; MILTON Yield 73; VICTORIOUS Type 71; RINGMAN Type 72; BARNABAS Type 75; CHROME Type 76; BURDETTE Type 98, Conformation 95, PL 94, SCS 98, SCR 87; LOCHINVAR Type 84, SCR 63; BERKELY SCR 54; REAGAN PL 37; SECURE Yield 46; BOSEPHUS Type 80, SCR 91, Yield 88, NM$ 81; AUGUST SCR 84, SCS 86, Type 87, CE 93, Yield 92; BUSH PL 74, Type 86; ADVISOR NM$ 62; NORDIC Type 64; NOVAK SCR 45, PHONZE SCR 46; CORDELL SCR 61; ALSTAR Yield 96. Jersey Performance Index, JPI, Jersey Udder Index and JUI are trademarks of the American Jersey Cattle Association. TMShowcase Selections and Super Sampler are trademarks of Select Sires Inc. ®FeedPRO is a registered trademark of Select Sires Inc.