Select Sires’ Proven and Young Sire Jersey Offering Excels Across the Board

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, January 16, 2018 - Select Sires’ Jersey lineup offers producers elite proven and young sires that excel in total performance, fertility and type. Following the results of the December sire summaries, Select Sires’ Jerseys ranked very well in the industry. Of the top 15 active proven non-JX sires for Jersey Performance Index (JPI), eight carry the 7JE stud code and four carry the 14JE stud code from the Accelerated Genetics product line.

Proven Sires
For sires without a JX prefix, 7JE5004 CHROME (+182) ranks third in the breed for JPI, while 7JE1331 VARICK (+519), and new graduate 7JE5011 MEGAPOWER (+519) join CHROME (+576) in the top 15 for Net Merit (NM$).

MEGAPOWER (+124) also ranks third for Combined Fat and Protein (CFP) among bulls without a JX prefix and transmits high Type (+1.6). From a cow family that delivers results, MEGAPOWER is a Megatron son from Excellent Hi-Kel Tbone Pfennig-ET (E-90%).

This excellent lineup of proven sires excels in health and fitness traits. 7JE1274 AXIS and CHROME rank among the top 10 for Somatic Cell Score (SCS) +2.76 and +2.77, respectively. When JX bulls are removed from the rankings, CHROME (+7.4), 7JE1038 VALENTINO (+6.6) and VARICK (+6.4) rank in the top 20 active sires for Productive Life (PL).

7JE1219 OLIVER-P (+2.4), 7JE1294 BARNABAS (+2.3), 7JE1354 TEXAS (+2.3) and CHROME (+2.2) hold top five spots for Type. TEXAS (+29.3) and CHROME (+28.9) also rank in the top ten for Jersey Udder Index (JUI).

Select Sires continues to be the leader in high-fertility sires having the most active proven sires greater than or equal to +100 JPI with an SCR greater than or equal to +1.0. Leading this group are sires like TEXAS (+3.6), 7JE1242 NITRO (+3.2), BARNABAS (+2.3) and 7JE1332 RENO (+1.9).

Super Samplers
For JPI leaders, look to 7JE1600 JX FOURNETTE {3} (+210), 507JE1569 AVON KLAY {3}-P (+205) and 507JE1604 JX MALDINI {4} (+204).

For CFP, Select Sires has high-ranking JX sires and non-JX sires. Highlights from this listing include 7JE1503 JX RONALDINHO {3} (+154), 7JE1607 JX HAWK {5} (+149), and JX MALDINI {4} (+142). Non-JX bull highlights include 7JE5069 CHEDDAR (+131) and 7JE1545 DREW (+128).

Sires like 7JE1528 DISCO and 7JE1547 DIEGO are standouts in health and fitness traits for non-JX sires. Both sires rank very well for PL at +9.9 and +8.1, respectively. DISCO also boasts elite Livability (LIV) at +2.6 and SCS at 2.79.

7JE5032 VICTORIOUS (+32.9), DISCO (+31.5) and 7JE1605 MR SWAGGER (+31.4) are among the breed’s best sires for JUI. VICTORIOUS and 7JE5020 STRIKER rank in the top 15 non-JX sires for Type, both with +2.0 PTAT.

Accelerated Genetics highlights
14JE673 JX AVON {2} (+226), 14JE652 JX MARLO {2} (+218) and 14JE648 JX LEONEL {3} (+218) lead the breed as the top three proven JPI sires. These three sires also lead in the NM$ rankings with JX MARLO {2} in the top spot at +773, JX AVON {2} in second at +728, followed by JX LEONEL {3} at +719.

Exciting young sires in the Accelerated Genetics product line, include high-JPI sires 14JE769 JX STONEY {3} (+210) and 14JE742 JX PRIAPUS {3} (+208). Among the top 20 sires for JUI are 14JE749 JX DENTINE {3} (+30.2), 14JE764 JX NAPOLEAN {3} (+29.0) and 14JE707 JX CAMPEONE {3} (+28.9).

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: 12/17 CDCB/AJCA Genomic Evaluation, Active A.I. lists. 12/17 %Rel.: CHROME NM 89, SCS 92, PL 82, Type 93; VARICK NM 86, PL 80; MEGAPOWER NM 86, Yield 94, Type 87; AXIS SCS 98; VALENTINO PL 99; OLIVER-P Type 97; BARNABAS Type 98, SCR 97; TEXAS Type 97, SCR 97; NITRO SCR 95; RENO SCR 95; JX RONALDINHO {3} Yield 76; JX HAWK {5} Yield 76; JX MALDINI {4} Yield 72; CHEDDAR Yield 72; DREW Yield 74; DISCO PL 65, LIV 43, SCS 71, Type 75; DIEGO PL 66; VICTORIOUS Type 77; MR SWAGGER Type 75; STRIKER Type 79; JX AVON {2} NM 84; JX MARLO {2} NM 90; JX LEONEL {3} NM 89; JX DENTINE {3} Type 71; JX NAPOLEAN {3} Type 71; JX CAMPEONE {3} Type 75. TMJersey Performance Index, JPI, Jersey Udder Index and JUI are trademarks of the American Jersey Cattle Association. ™Showcase Selections, Super Sampler are trademarks of Select Sires Inc.