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Make Longevity Her Legacy

Select Sires is your source for modern genetics to improve cow health and fertility, assist in mastitis resistance and generate the best return on your investment.

Longevity Matters

 

Dairy farmers are using genetic audits to right-size their heifer inventories and diversify revenue. Fewer replacement heifers demands lower herd turnover rates. With this shift, herds will have more older cows. Boosting their resistance to disease will become increasingly important. Genetic focus on healthy, longer-living cows to maximize productive life will yield a greater return on investment. 

 

 

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Tools for Longevity

 

The importance of longevity is clear, but without actionable ways to make these goals a reality, the future remains uncertain. Select Sires is equipped with a strong lineup of sires and genetic tools to create the next generation of healthy, trouble-free, fertile and efficient cattle for your operation. These genetic selection tools are specifically tailored to Make Longevity Her Legacy.

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Herd Health Profit Dollars

 

As you invest in fewer replacement heifers, additional focus must be on creating cows that stay healthy, with reduced challenges of mastitis and lower Somatic Cell Scores. The Herd Health Profit Dollars (HHP$) index is designed to produce cows that are highly productive and built to last.

 

HHP$ is a health-focused index to rank heifers in herds that genomic test but don’t test with Zoetis or have CLARIFIDE® Plus results. HHP$ is a tool that can be used for A.I. sire selection and provides a health-focused index that can be used across the industry to rank bulls on the future profitability of their daughters.

 

Search and sort for sires using HHP$ with the Select Sires Advanced Dairy Sire Search



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A genetic solution to mastitis resistance, this designation identifies sires which excel in multiple indicators of mastitis resistance and are more likely to deliver genetic improvement.

 

Mastitis ResistantPRO uses a combination of CDCB Mastitis Resistance, CDCB Somatic Cell Score (SCS) and Zoetis Mastitis Resistance. As dairy owners invest in fewer replacement heifers, additional focus must be on creating cows that stay healthy, with reduced challenges of mastitis and lower Somatic Cell Scores.

 

Avoid costly mastitis cases and save money, reduce waste milk and keep valuable replacements in the herd, lower antimicrobrial use, and more as the result of selecting with the Mastitis ResistantPRO designation.

 

Learn more about the Mastitis ResistantPRO designation and qualified sires here

 

 

 

Make Longevity Your Legacy

 

Every decision impacts the future of the herd and the future of the dairy industry. To be profitable and sustainable, you will need to leverage genetics. The long-term and industry-wide benefits of healthier cattle are immeasurable. This genetic approach is future-focused with great potential for less inputs, lower carbon footprint, minimal therapeutics and greater consumer approval. Emphasis on health traits secures profit margins regardless of the milk market, making your business more sustainable for the next generation.

Actively learn how to Make Longevity Your Legacy in the Discover center of our website, and through the posts below.

  • April 2021 Genetic Selection Guide

    April 8, 2021

    NEW RESOURCE! 

    Select Sires’ NEW Genetic Selection Guide was designed to help dairies quickly locate sires that meet their herd’s selection criteria and exceed their genetic goals. This resource is your new go-to, whether you are looking for sires that excel on indexes like DWP$® and TPI®, Polled or A2A2 genetics, or designations like FeedPRO® and RobotPRO®Holsteins, Jerseys and ProfitSOURCE beef x dairy sires are all included in this new selection tool.

  • First-of-its-kind genetic tool to combat mastitis

    April 6, 2021

    PLAIN CITY, Ohio, April 6, 2021 – Mastitis is the most common clinical disease reported in dairy cows and cited as the No. 3 reason for culling in commercial dairy herds. A case of clinical mastitis in the first 30 days of lactation can result in an economic loss of $4441. This cost includes treatment expenses and the subsequent effects on milk loss, premature culling, replacement loss and future reproductive challenges. To combat mastitis, Select Sires has introduced Mastitis ResistantPROTM, a new genetic tool to boost mastitis resistance in the next generation.