Select Sires' Jersey Lineup Adds Five Standouts

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, December 15, 2016 - The Jersey lineup at Select Sires continues to offer industry-leading genetics for fertility, total performance and type and is strengthened by the addition of five outstanding proven graduates.

Deep-pedigreed class of graduates

7JE1294 BARNABAS, a very popular former Super Sampler that was syndicated through the All American Sale, is a 7JE1169 TOPEKA son from four Excellent dams. He is a top-four sire in the breed for both Type (+2.1) and Jersey Udder Index (JUI) (+28.5). BARNABAS also excels at Sire Conception Rate (SCR) (+3.1) and is positive for components (+.03% Fat, +.00% Protein). He is a Superior Settler and available gender SELECTed.

7JE1331 VARICK, a 7JE1149 DIMENSION son from an Excellent Academy, is a top-15 JPI™ sire at +193. He is a components improver (+46F, +36P, +.12%F, +.10%P) and ranks well for Net Merit (NM$) (+479) and Cheese Merit (CM$) (+518). A FeedPRO® sire, VARICK transmits fitness traits including Productive Life (PL) (+4.5) and Daughter Pregnancy Rate (DPR) (+1.8) as well as JUI (+16.5).

A Visionary son from four Excellent dams, 7JE1275 DEMAND is one of the top sires in the breed for NM$ at +515. He also improves Protein (+33, +.03%), CM$ (+539) and JPI (+186). He is a FeedPRO sire and fitness specialist ranking in the top-10 of the breed for PL (+6.5). DEMAND daughters produce high-quality milk (2.83 Somatic Cell Score) and are fertile cows and heifers (+1.2 DPR, +3.9 Heifer Conception Rate, +3.2 Cow Conception Rate).

From the same popular maternal line as DEMAND, 7JE1267 DEPUTY is a Critic-P son from an Excellent Restore dam. He is a FeedPRO sire and production improver at +1,094 Milk. A high-ranking JPI sire (+177), DEPUTY transmits a balance of component yield (+83 Combined Fat and Protein), NM$ (+456), SCS (2.84), PL (+4.9) and Type (+1.4).

7JE1332 RENO, a Volcano son from a Very Good Maximum, combines production (+828M), Fat (+55, +.09%), Type (+1.3) and sire fertility (+2.9 SCR) in one package. His daughters are moderate-sized with outstanding udders (+20.6 JUI) and excellent conception (+0.5 DPR, +2.1 HCR, +0.8 CCR). RENO is a FeedPRO sire and available gender SELECTed.

AXIS leads proven lineup

7JE1274 AXIS made huge improvements while adding 68 new daughters in 55 new herds this sire summary. He is now the No. 3 active A.I. sire for JPI (+240), Milk (+1,804) and Protein (+59) and No. 5 for PL (+6.9) and NM$ (+576) as well as ranking in the top-10 for Type (+1.8). DIMENSION (+198), 7JE1184 NEWS (+193) and VARICK (+193) join AXIS in the breed’s top-15 for JPI. 7JE1219 OLIVER-P (+2.1), BARNABAS (+2.1), TOPEKA (+1.9), 7JE1038 VALENTINO (+1.8), 7JE1163 IRWIN (+1.8) and AXIS (+1.8) are among the top 15 active A.I. sires for Type. BARNABAS (+28.5), IRWIN (+26.1), 7JE1088 COLTON (+24.3), OLIVER-P (+22.5) and TOPEKA (+22.2) are top-15 JUI sires. .

“7JE” sires maintain their position as fertility frontrunners with eight of the breed’s top-15 sires for SCR: 7JE1242 NITRO (+3.3), BARNABAS (+3.1), RENO (+2.9), AXIS (+2.8), DIMENSION (+2.7) TOPEKA (+2.7), COLTON (+2.6) and NEWS (+2.4).

Super Sampler lineup excels

Select's Super Sampler lineup also offers outstanding SCR sires including the top four active A.I. young sires: 7JE1503 RONALDINHO {3} (+5.2), 7JE1354 TEXAS (+4.8), 7JE5032 VICTORIOUS (+4.5) and 7JE1505 POGBA {4} (+4.5).

Among young sires, RONALDINHO {3} is the No. 5 active A.I. young sire for JPI (+277) and ranks in the top-15 for Milk (+1,708), CFP (+156) and NM$ (+670). New release 507JE1528 DISCO is the leading sire for PL (+9.7) while 7JE1557 SILAS {5}-P is the top polled sire for JPI (+260) and NM$ (+623). Select’s Super Sampler lineup contains three of the top seven sires for JUI including VICTOURIOUS (+37.0), DISCO (+32.5) and TEXAS (+31.4).

For the complete list of Select Sires' Jersey, 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/AJCA Genomic Evaluation, Active A.I. lists. 12/16 %Rel.: BARNABAS Type 80, SCR 97, Yield 92; VARICK Yield 84, NM$ 79, PL 73, DPR 61, Type 78; DEMAND NM$ 82, Yield 86, PL 76, SCS 79, DPR 65, HCR 53, CCR 64; DEPUTY Yield 88, NM$ 83, SCS 79, PL 76, Type 81; RENO Yield 82, Type 74, SCR 91, DPR 57, HCR 47, CCR 56; AXIS Yield 97, PL 82, NM$ 91, Type 93, SCR 95; OLIVER-P Type 94; TOPEKA Type 99, SCR 98; VALENTINO Type 99; IRWIN Type 98; COLTON Type 90, SCR 88; NITRO SCR 96; DIMENSION SCR 96; NEWS SCR 91; RONALDINHO {3} SCR 90, Yield 74, NM$ 70; TEXAS SCR 95, Type 79; VICTORIOUS SCR 70, Type 72; POGBA {4} SCR 54; DISCO PL 62, Type 71; SILAS {5}-P NM$ 70. Jersey Performance Index, JPI, Jersey Udder Index and JUI are trademarks of the American Jersey Cattle Association. Superior Settler and Super Sampler 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.