Select Sires Adds to Brown Swiss, Ayrshire, Guernsey and Milking Shorthorn Lineups

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, April 13, 2017 - Following the April sire summary, Select Sires graduated new proven sires in every major dairy breed to strengthen the breed-leading high-components breeds lineups.

New Showcase Selections Addition
7BS861 GPS, a 7BS796 SUPREME son, comes from a deep, show-winning family. More than 23 All-American nominations can be traced back to his grandam, Bo Joy Emory Gretchen "2E93 2E93MS" while his dam is one of eight Excellent full sisters. A Showcase Selections™ sire, he also excels for Livability (LIV) (+2.7), Heifer Conception Rate (HCR) (+1.0) and Cow Conception Rate (CCR) (+1.1). Order today, GPS has limited semen available.

Select’s proven Brown Swiss sires remain leaders for SCR with four in the top 10: 7BS852 BOSEPHUS (+3.4), 7BS826 AUGUST (+3.3), 7BS863 SEAMAN (+1.2) and 7BS854 BUSH (+1.2). BUSH remains the breed leader for Udder Composite (UDC) at +1.68, BOSEPHUS and SEAMAN are tied for second for Type at +1.3 and AUGUST (+0.6), SEAMAN (+0.5), BOSEPHUS (+0.5) and 7BS866 DAMIAN (+0.5) are in the top four active A.I. sires for Mobility.

New Super Sampler™ 7BS889 HILTON debuts as the No. 1 active A.I. young sire for GPPR (+222), Net Merit (NM$) (+543), Cheese Merit (CM$) (+564), Fluid Merit (FM$) (+497) and Grazing Merit (GM$) (+509). He is also a top-five sire for Combined Fat and Protein (CFP) (+93), Productive Life (PL) (+5.4) and Milk (+1,207). 7BS871 ADVISOR is the breed leader for PL at +6.0 while 7BS872 TEQUILA is the top sire for Mobility at +0.7.

DIPLOMAT joins Ayrshire lineup
An outcross sire, 7AY103 DIPLOMAT is a production and component specialist: +40 CFP, +0.05%F, +0.04%P and +317M. He is Select’s leader for NM$ (+177) and a top-five sire in the breed for CM$ (+192). DIPLOMAT earns the FeedPRO® designation and offers total performance (+463 GPTI) and low Somatic Cell Score (SCS) at 2.93.

Breed legend 7AY84 BURDETTE is the breed leader for SCR (+2.4), ranks second for Type (+1.9) and is the No. 4 GPTI sire at +475. 7AY93 BERKELY is the breed’s best for HCR (+4.4) and ranks in the top three for SCR (+1.0).

A BERKELY son, Super Sampler 7AY111 REAGAN is the No. 1 young sire for Type (+1.7) and SCR (+4.9). 7AY114 PETITION is a top-five sire for Type (+0.8), components (+0.10%F, +0.05%P) and SCS (2.77).

Guernsey lineup grows
7GU451 LEGEND is a 7GU405 GRUMPY son from the well-known Coulee Crest Nick Lorilyn (EX-91-EX-90-MS). A FeedPRO sire, he is a top-five proven sire for Milk (+628), Protein (+25), CFP (+44), GPTI (+69) and UDC (+1.5). His daughters are tall, strong and wide with ideal leg set and steep foot angle.

7GU446 NOVAK leads the breed for NM$ (+328), CM$ (+332), FM$ (+318) and GM$ (+301). He ranks second for GPTI (+93) and Milk (+794) and is among the best for CFP (+58), LIV (+1.9), SCR (+0.4) and Protein (+27). 7GU438 LEVI offers excellent health and fitness (+0.8 Daughter Pregnancy Rate, +0.2 HCR, 2.78 SCS) and Type (+1.5 PTAT, +1.6 FLC). 7GU445 LIGHTNING ranks fourth for Type at +1.6.

Among young sires, 7GU467 ERNIE is the No. 1 sire for GPTI (+85), CCR (+0.6) and Fat (+0.07%), 7GU471 RANDALL is the breed leader for SCS (2.75), PL (+2.9) and DPR (+0.6) and Showcase Selections sire 7GU468 LADYS MAN is the top sire for Type (+1.7) and UDC (+1.4).

New Showcase Selections Milking Shorthorn sire
Not only has 7MS356 PATRIOT sired show-winning heifers, he is now the No. 3 active sire for Type (+0.6) and ranks second for Mobility (+1.0). He also transmits production (+430M), components (+25 CFP), total performance (+61 PPR, +166 NM$) and longevity (+1.8 LIV).

For the complete list of Select Sires' High-Components breeds, please visit 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: 04/17 CDCB Genomic Evaluation, Active A.I. lists. 04/17 %Rel.: GPS LIV 43, HCR 47, CCR 52; BOSEPHUS SCR 92, Type 91; AUGUST SCR 85, Type 89; SEAMAN SCR 88, Type 74; BUSH SCR 81, Type 93; DAMIAN Type 72; HILTON NM$ 53, Yield 58, PL 52; ADVISOR PL 59; TEQUILA Type 67; DIPLOMAT Yield 61, NM$ 52, SCS 44; BURDETTE SCR 84, Type 98; BERKELY HCR 61, PL 74, SCR 56; REAGAN Type 47, SCR 47; PETITION Type 39, PL 37, Yield 46, SCS 43; LEGEND Yield 87, Type 84; NOVAK NM$ 75, Yield 84, LIV 37, SCR 64; LEVI DPR 58, HCR 43, SCS 73, Type 80; LIGHTNING Type 82; ERNIE CCR 32, Yield 43; RANDALL SCS 42, PL 38, DPR 35; LADYS MAN Type 47; PATRIOT Type 45, Yield 68, NM$ 50, LIV 22. TMSuper Sampler and Showcase Selections are trademarks of Select Sires Inc. ®FeedPRO is a registered trademark of Select Sires Inc.