Select Sires Graduates Exciting Class of Proven Holstein Sires
Including 7HO12266 YODER

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, April 6, 2017 - Twelve newly proven graduates, sired by six different sires, joined the Select Sires lineup after the April 2017 sire summary. From production to total performance and from fitness to type this class excels in a variety of traits.

Top GTPI® Sires

7HO12266 YODER is the top new graduate in the industry for GTPI at +2673. A 7HO11314 MOGUL son from a Very Good (85) 7HO8081 PLANET daughter, YODER is also among the best for Net Merit (NM$) (+845), Dairy Wellness Profit Index (DWP$) (+955) and components (+96 Fat, +0.15% Fat, +57 Protein, +0.04% Protein). YODER daughters have high, wide rear udders and are long-living (+6.3 Productive Life) cows and fertile (+2.7 Heifer Conception Rate) heifers. A FeedPRO®, Calving Ease and A2-verified sire, he is available gender SELECTed and carries an impressive Sire Conception Rate (SCR) of +3.4.

A 7HO11351 SUPERSIRE son from an Excellent (90) 7HO10721 BOOKEM dam, 7HO12212 HONEYBEE is a production powerhouse. He transmits excellent Milk (+1,737) and Combined Fat and Protein (CFP) (+132) and has an outstanding GTPI (+2548) and NM$ (+734). HONEYBEE earns the FeedPRO and Calving Ease designations and is A2-certified.

7HO11985 TETRIS graduates as a leader for GTPI (+2543) and DWP$ (+917). A SUPERSIRE son from a Domain dam, his daughters are moderate in stature and produce high volumes of Milk (+2,178) and components (+162 CFP). TETRIS, a FeedPRO sire, is a perfect fit for the summer breeding season with a SCR of +2.6.

A MOGUL son from a full sister to 7HO10849 SHAMROCK, 7HO12248 SUPERIOR excels for GTPI (+2476) and NM$ (+687). His daughters are durable (+6.3 PL) and his genomic-only Type proof indicates they will have outstanding udders (+2.27 Udder Composite). SUPERIOR earns the FeedPRO and Calving Ease designations and with a +4.1 SCR he can be used with confidence as warmer weather approaches.

Wellness Specialists

7HO12126 FLORES is a 7HO11169 PETRONE son from a Very Good (86) 7HO8175 PRONTO dam, making him an outcross to many popular bloodlines. A WellnessPRO sire, he is extreme for almost all fitness and wellness traits: +161 Wellness Trait Index™ (WT$™), +7.6 PL, +3.7 Livability (LIV), +6.2 Daughter Pregnancy Rate (DPR), +4.6 HCR, +8.1 Cow Conception Rate (CCR) and +6.3 Fertility Index (FI). FLORES daughters have outstanding feet and legs (+2.07 Feet and Leg Composite) and high rear udder attachments. He is A2-verified.

7HO12115 DECEIVER is a 7HO11283 MAYFIELD son whose maternal great-grandam, Ms Durchan Lady Allana-ET (EX-95-2E-EX-MS-DOM), is a third generation All-American. A WellnessPRO sire, he excels for DPR (+3.8), CCR (+3.8), WT$ (+146) and FI (+3.5). DECEIVER earns the FeedPRO and Calving Ease designations and is a Superior Settler™ with a SCR of +3.8.

The Balanced Type

7HO12222 KIAN, a 7HO11477 MCCUTCHEN son from a Very Good (87) Explode, transmits exceptional Type: +2.78 PTAT, +2.70 UDC and +2.25 FLC. His daughters are tall and strong with outstanding feet and legs, strong fore udder attachments and high, wide rear udders. They produce large volumes of high-quality milk with 2.72 Somatic Cell Score (SCS) and +1,600 Milk.

7HO12197 UPTOWN, a MOGUL brother to 7HO12198 KINGBOY, graduates with excellent Type (+2.61), UDC (+2.69) and FLC (+2.05). His daughters have tight fore udders, high, wide rear udders and shallow udder depth. UPTOWN transmits low SCS (2.63) and earns the FeedPRO, Calving Ease and Superior Settler (+2.5 SCR) designations.

An outcross sire, 7HO13022 TATUM is a Numero Uno from a Very Good (88) 7HO7615 COLBY dam. His daughters are tall, open and wide with excellent udder attachments (+2.21 UDC) and excel for Type (+2.57). TATUM is a Calving Ease sire and ranks well for DPR (+1.6) and CCR (+3.0).

250HO12128 THOREAU, a MOGUL from a Very Good (85) Domain, joins the GenerVations lineup as a Type specialist: +2.52 PTAT, +2.57 UDC, +2.17 FLC. His daughters are open, dairy cows with outstanding udder attachments and shallow udder depth. In Canada, THOREAU ranks eighth for LPI (+3126) and in the top-15 for Conformation (+14). He earns the FeedPRO designation.

Calving Ease Sires

7HO12024 GARZA is a MOGUL from Sully Planet Montana-ET (EX-91-EX-MS-DOM). He transmits solid components (+0.10%F, +0.03%P), Type (+2.09) and UDC (+2.05). GARZA daughters have outstanding udder attachments and are fertile (+2.3 CCR) cows that will stand the test of time (+5.0 PL). He is a FeedPRO and Calving Ease sire that is A2-verified.

A MCCUTCHEN son from a Domain dam, 7HO11957 TRAYNOR excels for production (+2,136M), Type (+2.06) and PL (+4.6). His daughters are open, dairy cows with high, wide rear udders and tremendous udder support. TRAYNOR is a Calving Ease sire.

For the complete list of Select Sires' new graduates as well as the full breed-leading Holstein lineup, please visit or contact your Select Sires sales representative today.

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.

04/17 CDCB Genomic Evaluation. 04/17 % Rel: YODER NM 90, Yield 94, PL 84, HCR 86, SCR 99; HONEYBEE Yield 92, NM 87; TETRIS Yield 92, SCR 99; SUPERIOR NM 85, PL 82, Type 80, SCR 98; FLORES PL 84, LIV 65, DPR 78, HCR 70, CCR 77, FI 76, Type 91; DECEIVER DPR 79, CCR 78, FI 80, SCR 99; KIAN Type 87, Yield 92, SCS 87; UPTOWN Type 87, SCS 87, SCR 99; TATUM Type 89, DPR 78, CCR 77; THOREAU Type 84, LPI 83, Conformation 87; GARZA Yield 94, Type 90, PL 85, CCR 80; TRAYNOR Type 83, Yield 90, PL 84. ™WellnessPRO, Superior Setter 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: 7HO12266 YODER is the top new GTPI proven sire in the industry.