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Diverse Offering Joins Progeny Proven Lineup

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, April 8, 2020— Fourteen sires graduate to the daughter-proven ranks in the Select Sires, Accelerated Genetics and GenerVations lineups. Graduating sires include 10 Holsteins, two Jerseys, one Brown Swiss and one Milking Shorthorn. Select Sires remains committed to match the genetic requests of all customer-owners, regardless of breed, environment or herd goals as directed by the cooperative’s sire committees.  

“This class of newly proven graduates adds to an already stellar lineup and bolsters Select Sires’ leadership among industry indexes and rankings,” says Jeff Ziegler, vice president of dairy cattle genetics. “Select Sires is privileged to work with the best breeders in the business and these sires exemplify profitable and progressive genetics designed by dairy producers, for dairy producers.”

Select Sires Highlights

  • 7HO12886 CANNON makes his debut to the proven lineup as a top-15 GTPI® sire at +2801 GTPI.

  • 7HO12942 RESOLVE offers an outcross pedigree with +2739 GTPI, and he’s RobotPRO® designated.

  • As mastitis resistance genetics prove to be increasingly valuable, 7HO12974 COPYCAT (2.69 SCS, 102 Zoetis Mastitis, +0.9 CDCB Mastitis) and RESOLVE (2.68 SCS, 102 Zoetis Mastitis, +1.7 CDCB Mastitis) offer an elite combination of udder health and milk quality traits.

  • For genetic programs that consider health and wellness traits a priority, this class of Holstein graduates offers quality and quantity. 7HO12872 TRUMP leads this category of sires with elite values for Dairy Wellness Profit Index® (+978 DWP$®) and Wellness Trait Index® (+249 WT$®)    .

  • Summer heat is bound to impede conception rates and this offering includes four sires with positive Sire Conception Rates (SCR). 7HO12999 BRENNAN (+1.7 SCR), COPYCAT (+1.4), 7HO12868 ADVANCE (+1.3) and RESOLVE (+1.1) offer breeders confidence with high sire fertility and balanced proofs.

  • Popular as a young sire, 7JE1569 JX AVON KLAY {3}-P joins the proven lineup as a health trait improver with extremely valuable Daughter Pregnancy Rate (+1.4 DPR) and Cow Conception Rate (+1.7 CCR) traits. From our partners at Jerseyland Sires, JX AVON KLAY {3}-P offers balanced production, A2A2 and BB Kappa-Casein coupled with Polled genetics.

  • 7MS360 MD JUSTICE checks all the boxes for customer satisfaction among Milking Shorthorn breeders. With solid milk yield (+798 Milk), A2A2 and breed-leading Type (+0.5 PTAT, +0.78 UDC), this Megadeth son is a great addition to the Milking Shorthorn lineup.

Accelerated Genetics Highlights    

  • 14HO7784 HECTOR transmits elite production (+1,865 Milk, +60 PTAP, +55 PTAF) as an outcross sire.

  • 14HO7828 ODIN offers a unique sire stack (Hotrod x (GP-83-DOM) Ransom x (GP-83-VG-MS) 7HO10524 ROBUST) with favorable wellness and fertility traits (+165 WT$, +1.2 SCR).

  • 14JE758 KNOCK-OUT is an A2A2, RobotPRO sire, known for lengthening teats and improving foot angle.

  • 14BS393 DYNAMITE is a FertilityPRO® designee and known for siring daughters with superior type and excellent mammary systems (+1.21 UDC).

GenerVations Highlights   

  • Popular ShowcaseTM sire, 250HO12961 DOC has earned his spot on the daughter-proven lineup. This elite Type sire (+3.10 PTAT) has a flawless linear and combines valuable production traits (+1,318 Milk) to sire profitable daughters.

  • 250HO13531 TOTEM offers an outcross pedigree with exceptional mastitis resistance and wellness traits (2.59 SCS, +690 DWP$).

For more information about individual sires, please visit www.selectsires.com and use the Dairy Sire Search to locate a sire or create an index specific to your herd goals.

Based in Plain City, Ohio, Select Sires Inc., is the largest global A.I. cooperative and is comprised of six farmer-owned and -controlled local organizations in the United States. As the industry leader, it provides highly fertile semen, as well as excellence in service and programs to supply dairy and beef producers with the world’s best genetics.


Source: 04/20 CDCB Genomic Evaluation, BSCBA/AJCA/HA/AMSS Type Evaluation %Rel: COPYCAT SCS 86, Zoetis Mast. 54, CDCB Mast. 70, SCR 93; RESOLVE SCS 89, Zoetis Mast. 56, CDCB Mast. 71, SCR 93; BRENNAN SCR 95; ADVANCE SCR 99; RESOLVE SCR 93; JX AVON KLAY {3}-P DPR 72, CCR 73; MD JUSTICE Type 37, Yield 72; HECTOR Yield 92; ODIN SCR 96; DYNAMITE Type 81; DOC Type 87, Yield 92; TOTEM SCS 89. JX AVON KLAY {3}-P is BBR 92 and JH1F. KNOCK-OUT is BBR 100 and JH1F. DYNAMITE is BH2T.

™Showcase is a trademark of Select Sires Inc. ®RobotPRO and FertilityPRO are registered trademarks of Select Sires Inc. TPI is a registered trademark of Holstein Association USA. Dairy Wellness Index, DWP, Wellness Trait Index and WT$ are registered trademarks of Zoetis Inc., its affiliates and/or its licensors.