New Additions Strengthen Select Sires’ High-Components Lineup

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, December 14, 2016 - Select Sires continues to offer industry-leading Brown Swiss, Ayrshire and Guernsey genetics for every type of breeder.

Brown Swiss lineup includes two new proven sires

7BS866 DAMIAN graduates into the proven lineup as an extreme component improver (+.11%F, +.11%P) and a top Net Merit (NM$) (+409) and Cheese Merit (CM$) (+460) sire. A Brookings son from an Excellent Premium dam, he is a top-10 PPR sire (+139) and ranks fourth in the breed for SCR (+2.9). DAMIAN earns the FeedPRO®, Superior Settler™ and Calving Ease designations and is a fitness specialist with a 2.74 Somatic Cell Score (SCS), +3.9 Productive Life (PL) and +1.4 Daughter Pregnancy Rate (DPR).

7BS863 SEAMAN, an addition to the Showcase Selections™¬ lineup, is a 7BS796 SUPREME from an Excellent (93) Wonderment dam. He is a top-five sire in the breed for Type (+1.2), Udder Composite (UDC) (+1.19) and Mobility (+0.6). SEAMAN daughters are not just tall, open, strong cows; they work hard producing high amounts of Protein (+30, +.05%) and Combined Fat and Protein (CFP) (+54).

Select’s proven Brown Swiss sires remain leaders for SCR with four in the top-10: 7BS826 AUGUST (+3.6), DAMIAN (+2.9), 7BS852 BOSEPHUS (+2.7) and 7BS854 BUSH (+1.5). They also excel at Type with BOSEPHUS (+1.3), SEAMAN (+1.2) and BUSH (+0.8) among the top-10 active A.I. sires and SEAMAN (+0.6), AUGUST (+0.6), BOSEPHUS (+0.5) and DAMIAN (+0.4) as leaders for Mobility. BUSH (+1.33) maintains his lead as the No. 1 UDC sire in the breed.

7BS871 ADVISOR (+584), 7BS888 HERCULES (+509) and 7BS886 HI-TOWER (+506) are three of the top four active A.I. young sires for NM$. ADVISOR is a leading young sire for Cow Conception Rate (CCR) (+3.2) and No. 2 for PL (+7.8) and Calving Ease (4.0%) while HI-TOWER is the No. 2 sire for Livability (+3.0) and DPR (+3.4). 7BS872 TEQUILA is the No. 1 young sire for Mobility at +0.7.

RANEY joins Ayrshire lineup

7AY108 RANEY, a Calimero son from Galney-EPC L.H. Rosy-ET (EX-90), joins the Ayrshire lineup with gender SELECTed™ semen. He adds stature, strength and depth while improving PL (+0.9), DPR (+0.8), Heifer Conception Rate (HCR) (+2.3) and CCR (+1.6).

7AY84 BURDETTE (+2.0) and his son 7AY90 LOCHINVAR (+1.8) maintain their position at the top of the breed for Type as the No. 1 and No. 2 sires. LOCHINVAR (+2.1), BURDETTE (+1.9) and 7AY93 BERKELY (+1.2) are the No. 1, No. 2 and No. 4 SCR sires in the breed, respectively. BURDETTE improved for GPTI (+483), NM$ (+167), CM$ (+181) and PL (+1.5) this sire summary.

Super Sampler™ 7AY115 SECURE is the No. 1 active young sire for HCR (+2.8) and is one of the top sires for Milk (+1,488), DPR (+1.7), CCR (+1.7) and CFP (+104). 7AY111 REAGAN is the No. 2 active A.I. young sire for PL (+2.9) and Type (+1.8) while 7AY107 ROUSH is the leading young sire for SCR (+1.0) and a top-five sire for Type at +1.5.

NOVAK leads Guernsey lineup

7GU446 NOVAK leads the proven lineup for PTI (+77) and is one of the breed’s best for Milk (+569), Livability (+1.8), NM$ (+281) and SCR (+0.7). 7GU438 LEVI is a top-five sire for Type (+1.4), SCS (2.76), DPR (+0.9) and HCR (+0.4). Among young sires, 7GU468 LADYS MAN is the top young sire for Type (+1.7) and UDC (+1.5), 7GU467 ERNIE leads the way for Fat (+33), CCR (+0.8) and SCR (+1.0) and 7GU470 NEWTON is the No. 1 young sire for PL at +3.5.

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: 12/16 CDCB Genomic Evaluation, Active A.I. lists. 12/16 %Rel.: DAMIAN Yield 80, NM$ 76, SCS 70, PL 70, DPR 58, SCR 63; SEAMAN Type 69, Yield 78; AUGUST SCR 85, Type 86; BOSEPHUS SCR 91, Type 88; BUSH SCR 80, Type 92; ADVISOR NM$ 63, CCR 47, PL 60, CE 84; HERCULES NM$ 60; HI-TOWER NM$ 58, LIV 23, DPR 52; TEQUILA Type 67; RANEY PL 51, DPR 46, HCR 42, CCR 45; BURDETTE Type 98, SCR 85, NM$ 97, SCS 98, PL 95; LOCHINVAR Type 85, SCR 67; BERKELY SCR 53; SECURE HCR 37, Yield 46, DPR 38, CCR 38; REAGAN PL 39, Type 45; ROUSH SCR 53, Type 46; NOVAK Yield 83, LIV 36, NM$ 77, SCR 59; LEVI Type 80, SCS 72, DPR 56, HCR 41; LADYS MAN Type 44; ERNIE Yield 42, CCR 31, SCR 46; NEWTON PL 33. Superior Settler, Super Sampler, gender SELECTed and Showcase Selections are trademarks of Select Sires Inc. ®FeedPRO is a registered trademark of Select Sires Inc.

Caption above: Type and component specialist 7BS863 SEAMAN is one of two new additions to the Select Sires Brown Swiss lineup.