Select Sires' Jersey Lineup Includes Breed Frontrunners

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, August 19, 2016 - The Jersey lineup at Select Sires continues to offer industry-leading genetics and leaders for fertility, total performance, type and more.

New crop of Jersey proven sires

7JE1254 JAMMER {4}, a Hendrix son with outcross genetics, joins the Select Sires lineup as a production specialist, ranking well for Milk (+928) and Combined Fat and Protein (CFP) (+80) as well as Net Merit (NM$) (+461). A FeedPRO® sire, he has a solid JPI of +166 with positive Daughter Pregnancy Rate (DPR) (+0.8), excellent Somatic Cell Score (SCS) (2.77) and outstanding Heifer Conception Rate (HCR) (+1.4) and Cow Conception Rate (CCR) (+1.0). JAMMER {4}’s breed-leading SCR of +4.7 earns him the Superior Settler designation.

7JE1274 AXIS, a 7JE1038 VALENTINO son from 7JE590 ACTION’s cow family, ranks at the top of the breed for JPI (+183) and Milk (+1,334). He also is a leading NM$ (+470), Cheese Merit (CM$) (+479), Livability (LIV) (+3.3) and Productive Life (PL) (+64) transmitter. AXIS is a FeedPRO sire with an exceptional Sire Conception Rate (SCR) of +2.5.

7JE1242 NITRO is a leading Superior Settler (+2.9 SCR) whose daughters are fertile (+1.9 DPR, +1.9 HCR, +1.3 CCR). A Hendrix son from a deep pedigree of Excellent and Very Good dams, his daughters are balanced cows with strong Type (+1.2). NITRO is a FeedPRO sire with gender SELECTed semen available.

7JE1251 METALICA, a Premier son from an Excellent (95%) 7JE329 CENTURION dam, is a Type (+1.5), udder (+21.4 Jersey Udder Index) and component (+0.08% Fat, +0.03% Protein) specialist. He is the top DPR (+2.3) sire at Select Sires and transmits excellent PL (+5.5) and CCR (1.0). METALICA is a FeedPRO and customer-satisfaction sire.

NEWS leads the way

7JE1184 NEWS remains the No. 3 GJPI sire at +207 and is joined in the top 15 by 7JE1149 DIMENSION (+192) and newcomer AXIS (+183). NEWS ranks second for Milk (+1,756) while AXIS is the No. 7 active A.I. sire for Milk at +1,334.

VALENTINO (+2.0), 7JE1219 OLIVER-P (+1.9), 7JE1169 TOPEKA (+1.9) and 7JE1163 IRWIN (+1.8) are among the top 15 active A.I. sires for Type. IRWIN (+28.0), Showcase Selections sire 7JE1088 COLTON (+24.5), OLIVER-P (+24.0) and new graduate METALICA (+21.4) are top-15 JUI sires.

“7JE” sires maintain their position as fertility frontrunners with No. 1 sire JAMMER {4} (+4.7 SCR) who is joined by 7JE1242 NITRO (+2.9), DIMENSION (+2.6), TOPEKA (+2.6) and AXIS (+2.5) in the breed's top-10. Select's Super Sampler lineup also offers outstanding SCR sires including 7JE1405 RANDI (+4.5), 7JE5032 VICTORIOUS (+4.3), 7JE1354 TEXAS (+3.9), 7JE1411 WINDSTAR (+3.5), 7JE1407 JUSTICE {4} (+3.4) and 7JE5015 SHOWDOWN (+3.3).

In Canada, TOPEKA (+1843) and IRWIN (+1782) rank in the top 10 for LPI. For Pro$, IRWIN is the No. 2 sire at +1591 while TOPEKA (+1366) and VALENTINO (+1366) are top-10 sires. IRWIN is also a top Conformation sire at +11.

Among young sires, 7JE1454 REFLEX (+1,623) is the leading Milk sire with a generation count of more than {4} and a BBR of 100. 7JE1503 RONALDINHO {3} is the No. 1 Protein active young sire (+60) and a leading sire for JPI (+240) and CFP (+134). Among top young sires with a generation count of more than {4} and a BBR of 100, 7JE1477 SAINT {4} is a top JPI (+217) and NM$ (+557) sire as well as 7JE1385 MOORE who ranks well for NM$ at +557. 7JE1294 BARNABAS (+2.2) and 250JE1511 WILDCAT (+2.0) are top-15 Type sires while VICTORIOUS (+32.3), WILDCAT (+30.5) and 7JE5004 CHROME (+29.6) are leading JUI sires.

For the complete list of Select Sires' Jersey lineup, please visit 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: 08/16 CDCB/AJCA Genomic Evaluation, Active A.I. lists. 08/16 %Rel.: NEWS Yield 93; AXIS Yield 88, NM$ 84, PL 77, LIV 59, SCR 95; VALENTINO Type 99, Pro$ 93; OLIVER-P Type 93; TOPEKA Type 99, SCR 98, LPI 88; IRWIN Type 98, LPI 80, Conformation 81; COLTON Type 89; METALICA Type 87, Yield 93, DPR 68, PL 80, CCR 67; JAMMER {4} SCR 80, Yield 91, NM$ 85, DPR 63, SCS 83, HCR 50, CCR 62; NITRO SCR 96, DPR 65, HCR 71, CCR 64, Type 86; DIMENSION SCR 95; RANDI SCR 60; VICTORIOUS SCR 63, Type 71; TEXAS SCR 95; WINDSTAR SCR 79; JUSTICE {4} SCR 66; SHOWDOWN SCR 56; REFLEX Yield 74; RONALDINHO {3} Yield 72; SAINT {4} NM$ 68; MOORE NM$ 70; BARNABAS Type 75; WILDCAT Type 72; CHROME Type 76. Jersey Performance Index, JPI, Jersey Udder Index and JUI are trademarks of the American Jersey Cattle Association. Showcase Selections, Superior Settler and Super Sampler are trademarks of Select Sires Inc. ®FeedPRO is a registered trademark of Select Sires Inc.