TEXAS and JORDACHE Join Strong Jersey Lineup at Select Sires

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, April 14, 2017 - The Jersey lineup at Select Sires continues to offer industry-leading genetics and leaders for fertility, total performance and type in both proven and genomic young sires.

Two new proven graduates
7JE1354 TEXAS, a very popular former Super Sampler™, is a 7JE1163 IRWIN son from Heartland Nathan Texas-ET (E-95%). TEXAS is the new leader for Jersey Udder Index™ (JUI™) at Select Sires and ranks third in the breed at +31.0. Available gender SELECTed™, he is among the breed’s top 10 for Type (+2.0) and is the breed leader for Sire Conception Rate (SCR) at +4.4 which earns him the Superior Settler™ designation.

7JE1335 JORDACHE is a David son descended straight from Ten Haug E Maid (E-93%). He transmits exceptional components (+66 Fat, +0.31% Fat, +0.10% Protein) and merit values (+$446 Net Merit, +$324 Grazing Merit). A Superior Settler, he excels for SCR (+2.6) and JUI (+21.8).

Proven lineup excels
7JE1274 AXIS (+168), 7JE1331 VARICK (+163), 7JE1149 DIMENSION (+148), 7JE1275 DEMAND (+145) and 7JE1267 DEPUTY (+139) are among the top-20 Jersey Performance Index™ (JPI™) sires without a JX prefix. AXIS (+582, +595) and VARICK (+505, +546) are top-10 NM$ and Cheese Merit (CM$) sires without a JX prefix.

Select Sires’ proven lineup also excels for health and fitness traits with five of the top 11 sires for Livability (LIV) without a JX prefix: 7JE1221 PHAROAH (+3.5), 7JE1219 OLIVER-P (+3.1), 7JE1088 COLTON (+3.1), 7JE1038 VALENTINO (+3.0) and AXIS (+2.7). 7JE1251 METALICA (2.80), DEMAND (2.81), AXIS (2.82) and 7JE1254 JX JAMMER {4} (2.83) are among the top-15 sires for Somatic Cell Score (SCS). When all sires with the JX prefix are removed, 7JE1184 NEWS (2.85) and DEPUTY (2.86) join the top-15 for SCS.

7JE1294 BARNABAS (+2.5), OLIVER-P (+2.4), TEXAS (+2.0), VALENTINO (+2.0) and AXIS (+1.8) are among the top-15 active A.I. sires for Type. TEXAS (+31.0), BARNABAS (+27.9), COLTON (+23.6), OLIVER-P (+23.0), JORDACHE (+21.8) and 7JE1332 RENO (+21.2) are top-15 JUI sires without a JX prefix.

“7JE” sires maintain their position as fertility frontrunners with five of the breed’s top 10 sires for SCR: TEXAS (+4.4), JX JAMMER {4} (+3.5), 7JE1242 NITRO (+3.5), BARNABAS (+3.0) and RENO (+2.7).

Super Sampler™ lineup excels
Select's Super Sampler lineup also offers outstanding SCR sires including the top six active A.I. young sires and 11 of the top 20 including Super Samplers 7JE5032 VICTORIOUS (+4.4), 7JE5015 SHOWDOWN (+4.1), 7JE1503 JX RONALDINHO {3} (+3.9), 7JE1411 WINDSTAR (+3.9), 7JE1505 JX POGBA {4} (+3.9), 7JE5020 STRIKER (+2.6) and 7JE1486 FIZZ (+2.5).

Among all young sires, JX RONALDINHO {3} is a top-10 sire for Milk (+1,760), Fat (+86) and Type (+2.3) and is the top sire for Protein (+72) and No. 2 for Combined Fat and Protein (CFP) at +158. 7JE1549 JX WAVE {3}, from the Jerseyland Sires program, is among the best for health and fitness ranking in the top 10 for SCS (2.70) and top 20 for Productive Life (PL) (+7.1).

7JE1528 DISCO (+173, +584), 7JE1545 DREW (+167, +569) and 7JE1529 DOORMAN (+162, +538) rank in the top 15 for JPI and NM$ for sires without a JX prefix. STRIKER (+1,425), 7JE1447 SEVEN (+1,258), 7JE1471 MILTON (+1,253) and 7JE1437 SANGITA (+1,248) are top-15 Milk non-JX sires and MILTON (+123) and DREW (+119) are top-five non-JX CFP sires.

DISCO (+9.6) and DOORMAN (+8.7) are the top two PL sires without a JX prefix. DOORMAN is a top-10 sire for SCS (2.74) and top-15 for Daughter Pregnancy Rate (DPR) at +2.2, Cow Conception Rate (CCR) at +3.3 and Heifer Conception Rate (HCR) at +3.3 while DISCO ranks in the top-10 for SCS (2.76) and top-15 for LIV (+2.8) for sires without a JX prefix. 7JE1516 DYNASTY is a top-15 sire for LIV (+3.0), DPR (+2.2) and CCR (+3.3).

Among sires without a JX prefix, STRIKER (+2.1), 7JE5004 CHROME (+2.1), VICTORIOUS (+2.0) and 250JE1511 WILDCAT (+2.0) are top-15 sires for Type while VICTORIOUS (+34.7), DISCO (+31.1) and WILDCAT (+29.7) are top-10 JUI sires.

For the complete list of Select Sires' Jersey lineup, 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: 04/17 CDCB/AJCA Genomic Evaluation, Active A.I. lists. 04/17 %Rel.: TEXAS Type 83, SCR 96; JORDACHE Yield 94, NM$ 87, SCR 93, Type 81; AXIS NM$ 91, LIV 53, SCS 96; VARICK NM$ 82; PHAROAH LIV 59; OLIVER-P LIV 55, Type 96; COLTON LIV 66, Type 91; VALENTINO LIV 97, Type 99; METALICA SCS 94; DEMAND SCS 81; JX JAMMER {4} SCS 90, SCR 81; NEWS SCS 89; DEPUTY SCS 81; BARNABAS Type 87, SCR 97; RENO Type 80, SCR 92; NITRO SCR 96; VICTORIOUS SCR 77, Type 74; SHOWDOWN SCR 64; JX RONALDINHO {3} SCR 93, Yield 74, Type 74; WINDSTAR SCR 83; JX POGBA {4} SCR 61; STRIKER SCR 85, Yield 78, Type 77; FIZZ SCR 71; JX WAVE {3} SCS 68, PL 59; DISCO NM$ 67, PL 62, Type 73; DREW NM$ 66, Yield 72, SCS 68, LIV 40; DOORMAN NM$ 67, PL 62, SCS 69, DPR 58, CCR 57, HCR 42; SEVEN Yield 75; MILTON Yield 74; SANGITA Yield 74; DYNASTY LIV 43, DPR 62, CCR 61; CHROME Type 79; WILDCAT Type 74. TMJersey Performance Index, JPI, Jersey Udder Index and JUI are trademarks of the American Jersey Cattle Association. TMSuperior Settler, gender SELECTed and Super Sampler are trademarks of Select Sires Inc.