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PLAIN CITY, Ohio, December 20, 2016 - Select Sires’ Super Sampler and GenerVations young sire lineup is home to four of the top 10 GTPI® active A.I. young sires: 7HO13250 JEDI (+2891), 7HO12600 MODESTY (+2872), 250HO13267 DUKE (+2820) and new release 507HO12899 SLAMDUNK (+2815). These four are part of the 39 Select young sires that exceed +2708 GTPI. MODESTY is the No. 2 young sire for Net Merit at +994 while 507HO12788 FRAZZLED (+955), JEDI (+951), 507HO12897 SAMURI (+933), 7HO12821 EVEREST (+916) and DUKE (+912) are in the top 20.

There are 26 Super Samplers and GenerVations young sires that transmit more than 150 pounds of Combined Fat and Protein (CFP) including breed leader DUKE (+201). Other top-20 CFP sires include 507HO13504 JAGUAR (+176), 7HO12811 LOPEZ (+176), 7HO12901 HAD ME (+174) and JEDI (+172). DUKE (+87) and JEDI (+87) are tied for the top spot for Protein while 7HO13497 DESIRE (+80) ranks fifth.

250HO12589 JACOBY is the new No. 1 Type sire at +4.00 and is joined by 7HO12353 BEEMER (+3.76), 7HO12593 UNION (+3.65), 7HO12878 SLATER (+3.52), 250HO12805 CALLEN (+3.50) and 7HO12773 KENOSHA (+3.50) in the top-25. 7HO12464 CHROME (+3.08), BEEMER (+2.94) and KENOSHA (+2.82) are among the top sires for Feet and Leg Composite (FLC).

Wellness leaders
Select Sires has designated the highest Wellness Trait Index (WT$) sires as WellnessPRO sires. This index focuses on six wellness traits (mastitis, lameness, metritis, retained placenta, displaced abomasum and ketosis) and includes an economic value for Polled test results. 7HO12556 PAGEONE (+230), KENOSHA (+228), 7HO12816 NITROUS-P (+212), 7HO12482 GAYLORD-P (+205) and 7HO12782 BONJOUR (+200) all rank in the breed’s top-15 for WT$.

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 the breed’s No. 1 7HO13492 CONQUEST (+1,091) as well as FRAZZLED (+1,088), MODESTY (+1,066), SLAMDUNK (+1,038), 7HO12854 MANTON (+1,026), PAGEONE (+1,024), 7HO12803 MR MAX (+1,020) and 7HO12797 LEGENDARY (+1,013).

Fertility frontrunners
Select’s Super Sampler lineup contains 19 sires that exceed +3.0 for Sire Conception Rate (SCR) including the top three active A.I. young sires: 7HO12667 BORIS-RED (+5.2), BONJOUR (+5.0) and 7HO13276 BOWEN (+4.6). Other top SCR young sires include 7HO13281 MILLER-P (+4.5), 7HO12248 SUPERIOR (+3.9), 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: 12/16 CDCB Genomic Evaluation, HA Genomic Evaluation. Active Genomic Holstein Young Sire List. 12/16 % Rel.: JEDI NM$ 77, Yield 79; MODESTY NM$ 76; DUKE NM$ 76, Yield 78; FRAZZLED NM$ 73; SAMURI NM$ 73; EVEREST NM$ 73; JAGUAR Yield 76; LOPEZ Yield 76; HAD ME Yield 76; DESIRE Yield 76; JACOBY Type 78; BEEMER Type 79; UNION Type 79; SLATER Type 76; CALLEN Type 75; KENOSHA Type 77; CHROME Type 79; BORIS-RED SCR 81; BONJOUR SCR 88; BOWEN SCR 94; MILLER-P SCR 92; SUPERIOR SCR 98; YODER SCR 99. ™WellnessPRO 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: 7HO13250 JEDI is the No. 2 GTPI young sire following the December sire summary.