Select Sires Graduates Deep-Pedigreed and Large Class of Proven Holstein Sires

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, December 8, 2016 - Sixteen newly proven sires graduated into the Select Sires lineup following the December sire summary. This outstanding class includes elite sires that can fit into any breeding program.

Top GTPI® Sires

7HO12105 REFLECTOR is the top new proven sire in the industry for GTPI at +2556. A 7HO11314 MOGUL son from a Very Good Super dam, he excels for Protein (+56, +.05%) and transmits solid Milk (+1,390), Net Merit (NM$) (+655), Type (+2.14) and Feet and Leg Composite (FLC) (+1.97). REFLECTOR is also a leading sire for fitness traits, ranking well for Somatic Cell Score (SCS) (2.77), Productive Life (PL) (+6.1), Daughter Pregnancy Rate (DPR) (+3.5), Cow Conception Rate (CCR) (+3.8) and Fertility Index (FI) (+3.1). REFLECTOR is available in gender SELECTed™ semen.

7HO12198 KINGBOY, a 7HO11477 MCCUTCHEN son from an Excellent (91) Super dam, is a WellnessPRO™ sire with a Wellness Trait Index™ (WT$™) of +139. The popular former Super Sampler™ also excels for GTPI (+2555), Type (+3.16), Udder Composite (UDC) (+2.69) and FLC (+2.36). KINGBOY is a Superior Settler™ with a Sire Conception Rate (SCR) of +2.4 and solid Milk (+1,499), Combined Fat and Protein (CFP) (+94) and SCS (2.77) values. He is available in gender SELECTed semen.

A MOGUL son with a Very Good 7HO8081 PLANET dam, 7HO12195 BUTLER graduates as a production specialist. He is among the best for Milk (+1,684) and CFP (+120) as well as NM$ (+745), Cheese Merit (CM$) (+760) and Fluid Merit (FM$) (+707). He is one of the top sires for GTPI (+2545) and his daughters are long-living cows (+6.7 PL) with outstanding feet and legs (+2.02 FLC). A FeedPRO and Calving Ease sire with gender SELECTed semen, BUTLER has an excellent SCR of +2.4 and Dairy Wellness Profit Index™ (DWP$™) of +878.

7HO12131 MCGIRT, a MOGUL son from the Sully Shottle May-TW (EX-91-2E-EX-MS-DOM) family, is a top GTPI (+2530), NM$ (+710), Milk (+2,023) and DWP$ (+725) sire. A Calving Ease and FeedPRO® specialist, his daughters produce a high volume of components (+130 CFP) and walk on excellent feet and legs (+2.02 FLC). MCGIRT also boasts a solid +2.0 SCR.

A 250HO1002 EPIC son from Roylane Socra Mira 1760-ET (EX-91-2E-EX-MS-DOM), 7HO11946 MIDNIGHT joins the lineup as a FeedPRO and Calving Ease sire. He excels for fitness traits as the leading PL sire at Select (+8.2) and ranks well for SCS (2.78), DPR (+2.6), Heifer Conception Rate (HCR) (+3.3), CCR (+5.4) and FI (+3.2). MIDNIGHT is an elite sire for GTPI (+2525), DWP$ (+862), NM$ (+739), CM$ (+772) and Grazing Merit (GM$) (+721).

7HO12026 GREENWAY, a MOGUL son, hails from the Shottle Mays and transmits excellent components (+125CFP, +.05%F, +.02%P) while ranking well for GTPI (+2429), NM$ (+609) and Milk (+1,563). A FeedPRO and Calving Ease sire, his SCR stands at +1.9. GREENWAY daughters are dairy, open cows with adequate width and depth and high, wide rear udders.

Wellness Specialist

A MOGUL son, 7HO11915 MULTIPLY is another WellnessPRO sire with exceptional WT$ (+142) and DWP$ (+880). He is also a top NM$ (+716), CM$ (+752), GM$ (+711) and component (+.18%F, +.07%P) sire. MULTIPLY, a Calving Ease and FeedPRO sire, transmits outstanding PL (+8.0), DPR (+2.8), CCR (+4.4), FI (+3.0) and FLC (+2.60).

Triple Threats: FeedPRO, Calving Ease and Superior Settler Sires

7HO12111 DRAGONHEART, an EPIC son from the popular OCD Planet Danica-ET (EX-93-EX-MS-GMD-DOM), is Select’s top SCR sire at +4.0. Available gender SELECTed and receiving a production-only proof, he is a leading Milk (+1,664) and Wellness (+97WT$) sire. DRAGONHEART transmits longevity (+6.7PL), fertility (+1.1DPR) and Protein (+42).

7HO12139 PETY, a MOGUL son with an Excellent Explode dam, is one of the best for GTPI (+2518), Type (+2.91) and UDC (+3.10). Available gender SELECTed, he also transmits excellent production (+1,335M), NM$ (+633), PL (+4.9) and DWP$ (+764) while sporting a +1.9 SCR.

7HO12014 DAVINCI joins the lineup as a components specialist that transmits outstanding Fat (+81, +.18%F) and Protein (+47, +.08P). A MOGUL son from a Very Good 7HO10356 WATSON dam, he is also a top sire for Type (+2.21), DWP$ (+766) and CM$ (+743). He is available gender SELECTed.

A full brother to fellow graduate GREENWAY, 7HO12095 MALLINGER offers exceptional CFP (+121) with solid production (+1,401), NM$ (+639), Type (+2.12), FLC (+1.74) and GTPI (+2426). His SCR stands at an outstanding +3.1.

GOLD CHIP Sons for Type

A proven Showcase Selections™ addition, 7HO12042 CORVETTE is a 7HO10920 GOLD CHIP son from Sonnek Damion Charlie-ET (EX-94-2E-EX-MS). He leads the Select Sires lineup for FLC (+2.83), Strength, Body Depth and Rump Width, while being a top sire for Type (+2.98), UDC (+2.34) and SCS (2.69). A Calving Ease sire, CORVETTE has an SCR of +1.8.

7HO11899 FURIOUS, a GOLD CHIP son from the same family as popular Super Sampler 7HO12601 FRANCHISE, is the No. 1 UDC (+3.29) and Udder Depth sire at Select Sires. He transmits outstanding SCS (2.67), Fat (+.06) and Type (+2.89) as well.

GenerVations Additions

250HO1127 MAIN EVENT, a MOGUL son from the same family as EPIC, received his first production proof in December. He is a Protein specialist (+.04%P) and boosts PL (+6.4), DPR (+3.2) and FI (+2.9). MAIN EVENT’s genomic data continues to indicate that he will improve Type (+2.20), udders (+2.27 UDC) and feet and legs (+2.50 FLC). He is a FeedPRO sire and Superior Settler (+2.2 SCR) with gender SELECTed semen.

An EPIC son from a Very Good Bolton dam, 250HO1066 BIG KAHUNA debuts as the No. 3 Pro$ (+2321) and No. 5 LPI (+3122) sire in Canada. He is a FeedPRO and Calving Ease sire that transmits Protein (+.03%P), Type (+1.96), UDC (+1.99) and FLC (+1.53).

250HO1073 ANTON, a direct descendent of well-known Md-Delight Durham Atlee-ET (EX-92-EX-MS-GMD-DOM), joins the GenerVations program as a components specialist (+.06%F, +.03%P). A Calving Ease sire, he transmits Type (+2.13) with an UDC of +2.14 and is a top-40 LPI sire in Canada at +2929.

For the complete list of Select Sires' new graduates as well as the full breed-leading Holstein lineup, click here to see our custom sire search 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: 12/16 CDCB Genomic Evaluation. 12/16 % Rel: REFLECTOR Yield 92, NM$ 89, Type 87, SCS 85, PL 84, DPR 75, CCR 75, FI 76; BUTLER Yield 91, NM$ 87, PL 83, Type 84, SCR 98; MCGIRT NM$ 88, Yield 92, Type 86, SCR 98; MIDNIGHT PL 86, SCS 92, DPR 79, HCR 85, CCR 78, FI 80, NM$ 92; GREENWAY Yield 95, NM$ 91, SCR 99; KINGBOY Type 88, SCR 99, Yield 92, SCS 86; MULTIPLY NM$ 89, Yield 92, PL 84, DPR 76, CCR 74, FI 75, Type 89; DRAGONHEART SCR 99, Yield 87, PL 79, DPR 75; PETY Type 87, NM$ 88, PL 83, SCR 99, Yield 92; DAVINCI Yield 96, Type 93; MALLINGER Yield 91, NM$ 88, Type 85, SCR 98; CORVETTE Type 89, SCS 89, SCR 98; FURIOUS Type 90, SCS 87, Yield 93; MAIN EVENT Yield 86, PL 83, DPR 74, FI 73, Type 79, SCR 92; BIG KAHUNA Pro$/LPI 82, Yield 90, Type 84; ANTON Yield 91, Type 85, LPI 84. ™WellnessPRO, Super Sampler, Superior Setter, Showcase Selections and gender SELECTed are trademarks of Select Sires Inc. Wellness Trait Index, WT$, Dairy Wellness Profit Index and DWP$ are trademarks of Zoetis Inc., its affiliates and/or its licensors. ®FeedPRO is a registered trademark of Select Sires Inc. ®Total Performance Index and TPI are registered trademarks of Holstein Association USA.

Caption above: 7HO12198 KINGBOY is one of the 16 new proven sires that join the Select Sires lineup.