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PLAIN CITY, Ohio, August 24, 2016 - Select Sires’ Super Sampler lineup is home to the top five GTPI® young sires available for purchase: 7HO12600 MODESTY (+2847), 507HO12671 BANDARES (+2806), 7HO13250 JEDI (+2806), 507HO13373 FLAGSHIP (+2774) and 507HO12797 LEGENDARY (+2771) and all five are sired by five different sires. These five are part of the 29 Select young sires that exceed +2646 GTPI. MODESTY, who is now available in both conventional and gender SELECTed semen, also leads the way for Net Merit at +978 while 507HO12788 FRAZZLED (+970), 7HO12821 EVEREST (+905), BANDARES (+900), JEDI (+899) and 507HO12811 LOPEZ (+898) are in the top 10.

There are 17 Super Samplers and GenerVations young sires that transmit more than 150 pounds of Combined Fat and Protein (CFP) including breed leader 250HO13267 DUKE (+188). Other top-15 CFP sires include LOPEZ (+177), FRAZZLED (+171) and 7HO12697 LAIDLAW (+168).

250HO12589 JACOBY maintains his position as the No. 2 Type sire at +3.99 and is joined by 7HO12353 BEEMER (+3.73), 7HO12593 UNION (+3.61) and 250HO12805 CALLEN (+3.58) in the top 15. JACOBY is a top-10 Udder Composite (UDC) sire at +3.31 while 7HO12464 CHROME (+3.19), BEEMER (+2.99) and CALLEN (+2.80) are among the top sires for Feet and Leg Composite (FLC).

Wellness Leaders
Select Sires has designated the highest Wellness Trait Index (WT$) sires as WellnessPRO sires. This index focuses on six wellness traits (mastitis, lameness, metritis, retained placenta, displaced abomasum and ketosis) and includes an economic value for Polled test results. The top WT$ young sires at Select are 7HO12556 PAGEONE (+302), 7HO12569 HEISENBERG (+263), 7HO12816 NITROUS-P (+241), 7HO12482 GAYLORD-P (+239), 7HO12782 BONJOUR (+226), 7HO12111 DRAGONHEART (+224) and 7HO12571 HEINZ*BY (+221).

Another innovative index, Dairy Wellness Profit Index (DWP$) is a multi-trait selection index which includes production, fertility, type, longevity and wellness traits. There are 12 genomic young sires at Select Sires that exceed +1,000 DWP$ including FRAZZLED (+1,204), LEGENDARY (+1,118), MODESTY (+1,106), PAGEONE (+1,099), 507HO13398 SUPER FLY (+1,090), 7HO12803 MR MAX (+1,048), 7HO12602 HANG-TIME (+1,045), 7HO12854 MANTON (+1,036), BONJOUR (+1,021), 7HO13322 CHANNING (+1,013), 7HO13386 IRONMAN (+1,007) and 7HO13302 MEGAMAN (+1,000).

Fertility frontrunners
Select’s Super Sampler lineup contains 22 sires that exceed +3.0 for Sire Conception Rate (SCR) including the No. 1 sire 7HO13281 MILLER-P (+5.1). Other SCR leaders at Select include DRAGONHEART (+4.4), GAYLORD-P (+4.2), 7HO13140 SYNERGY (+3.9), 7HO13276 BOWEN (+3.8) and 7HO12266 YODER (+3.7).

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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 Genomic Evaluation, HA Genomic Evaluation. Active Genomic Holstein Young Sire List. Available for purchase sires are genomic status, at least 11 months of age and listed on a public website as available to purchase. 08/16 % Rel: MODESTY NM$ 74;.BANDARES NM$ 73; JEDI NM$ 75; FRAZZLED NM$ 73, Yield 76; EVEREST NM$ 73; LOPEZ NM$ 73, Yield 75; DUKE Yield 77; LAIDLAW Yield 77; JACOBY Type 78; BEEMER Type 79; UNION Type 79; CALLEN Type 75; CHROME Type 79; MILLER-P SCR 87; DRAGONHEART SCR 98; GAYLORD-P SCR 97; SYNERGY SCR 97; BOWEN SCR 92; YODER SCR 99. WellnessPRO, gender SELECTed and Super Sampler are trademarks 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 above: 507HO12600 Bacon-Hill Pety MODESTY-ET continues to be the leader among active genomic young sires for GTPI and Net Merit.