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Designations

Genetic Selection Made Easier

Select Sires' genetics offer great diversity, excel in industry indices and fit a wide range of breeding goals for our customers. It is clearly understood at Select Sires that one size does not fit all when it comes to genetics. Use these tools to choose sires that best reflect your management style to meet your goals.

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FeedPRO®

FeedPRO is a revolutionary index that designates sires with the genetics to improve income over feed costs and maintain health and reproductive traits. 

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FertilityPRO®

FertilityPRO identifies sires with semen that will likely improve pregnancy rates. This designation is assigned by examining industry Sire Conception Rate (SCR) values, along with intensive in-house semen quality evaluations.

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GrazingPRO®

GrazingPRO sires are selected to improve the profitability of grass-based production systems by transmitting outstanding daughter fertility, greater longevity, mobility, moderate stature and improved component yields.

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RobotPRO®

RobotPRO identifies sires that transmit the desired traits for robotic milking systems. These sires are selected by focusing on components and milk yield, udder health, longevity and durability, as well as functional udder traits.

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Showcase™

Showcase sires earn this designation through outstanding breed-leading Type or show-winning pedigrees. This designation is for customers who want to produce the next show winner or improve the overall Type in their herd.

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gender SELECTED™ SexedULTRA™

gender SELECTED designees have sex-sorted semen available. Select Sires continually collects conception data from herds using gender SELECTED semen to calculate sexed semen fertility deviations and removes bulls from the lineup that perform unacceptably.

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Elite Sexed Fertility™

The Elite Sexed Fertility icon designates sires that can help you achieve the highest sex-sorted semen conception rates, enhancing the return on your investment! This designation identifies gender SELECTED sires with above average conception performance for sex-sorted semen in both 2M and 4M products. 

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GForce™

The GForce lineup includes sires with elite genomic evaluations based on a combination of traditional pedigree data and genomic data, but does not contain actual daughter data. This combination of data increases the reliability of a young sires’ genetic prediction prior to the availability of actual daughter data.

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GForce+™

The GForce+ lineup includes proven and young sires selected based on rigid semen quality standards and their high-ranking Sire Conception Rate (SCR) from progeny test semen usage. GForce+ sires must have outstanding genetic merit, a highly reliable sire stack and actual calving ease observations.

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Progeny Proven

If you want the most reliable sires available for your breeding program, look for the Progeny Proven icon. The icon designates sires with an evaluation based on both genomic data and actual daughter performance data.

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