New Graduates Add Strength and Diversity to Select Sires’ Proven Lineup

New Graduates Add Strength and Diversity to Select Sires’ Proven Lineup

 

New Graduates Add Strength and Diversity to Select Sires’ Proven LineupPLAIN CITY, Ohio, August 9, 2018— With the August sire summary, Select Sires added strength and diversity to an already solid daughter-proven offering. The addition of 12 Holsteins, two Jerseys, one Ayrshire and one Brown Swiss sire to the three brand lineups, demonstrates the cooperative’s commitment to service and the success of its customer-owners.

In their first proven run, new graduates 7HO12602 HANG-TIME (+2631) and 7HO12449 MARTY (+2595) rank extremely well for GTPI®. HANG-TIME is an overall Type (+2.12) improver from the popular Cookiecutter Halo family. A 7HO12165 MONTROSS son, he is an excellent components improver with +0.16% Fat and +0.06% Protein. MARTY, a 7HO11351 SUPERSIRE son, boasts super milk yield (+2,310) and Combined Fat and Protein (CFP) (+172). With attractive calving ease data, he also carries Select Sires’ CalvingPROTM designation and is a great mating sire for your 7HO11314 MOGUL and MONTROSS daughters.

NM$ Leaders

As more dairies use the Net Merit Index (NM$) as a primary selection tool, dairymen will appreciate Select’s quality and quantity of daughter-proven NM$ leaders. 7HO12556 PAGEONE is the definition of modern-day efficiency with +706 NM$, 4.6% Sire Calving Ease (SCE), 2.58 Somatic Cell Score (SCS) and +1.6 Sire Conception Rate (SCR). 7HO12601 FRANCHISE is a big-time profit sire with +707 NM$ and his +4.7 Cow Conception Rate (CCR) is yielding cows that breed back faster. Additionally, FRANCHISE is one of Select’s best for calving ease (4.6%) and is available genderSELECTedTM. 7HO13251 JETT is a full brother to 7HO13250 JEDI. Like his brother, JETT offers over a ton of milk (+2,152), impressive NM$ (+732) and high GTPI (+2619).

Healthier Cattle

Five of the new graduates are stamped with Select’s WellnessPROTM designation. Leading this group as one of the breed’s best sires for both the Dairy Wellness Profit® (DWP$®) and Wellness Trait Index® (WT$®) is PAGEONE (+1,043 DWP$, +252 WT$). 7HO12569 HEISENBERG, one of the breed’s most unique pedigreed bulls—a Jabir from a Very Good (85-DOM) 7HO11279 MOONBOY, is positive across the board for nearly every health trait and +763 DWP$. Other new graduates qualifying for the designation are 7HO12587 DIAMONDBACK, FRANCHISE and 7HO12351 CARNEY.

Type Favorite

Already well-known in the show ring, DIAMONDBACK is now daughter-proven and graduates with outstanding wellness and fertility in addition to his high-Type proof. This Red-carrier Doorman son is backed by seven generations of Excellent cows and has already sired numerous All-Americans. He debuts in the proven lineup at +3.22 PTAT, +2.74 UDC and +2.27 FLC and excels as an Elite Sexed FertilityTM sire.

High Component Additions

7BS877 DIXON*TM is a Cadence son from the famed brood cow, Switzer Tals Alibaba Davos. He is a very well-rounded sire offering high milk yield (+1,233). DIXON carries the FeedPRO® designation and is a great cross on 7BS826 AUGUST, 7BS854 BUSH and Vigor daughters. 7JE1477 JX SAINT {4} is a Chili son with balanced production (+998M), high CFP (+114) and favorable health traits. A RobotPROTM sire, his daughters are made for modern-day operations.

Accelerated Genetics and GenerVations Additions

Joining the Accelerated Genetics proven ranks is 14AY35 BUTCH*TF, 14HO7489 HOMER, 14HO7511 DAYBREAK and 14JE704 JX CALVIN {4}.

BUTCH*TF is an Oblique son from Bar-Vue Burt Sara (EX-90-ELITE). He transmits a profitable combination of milk yield (+783), DPR (+0.6) and balanced Type (+0.5). HOMER is an extremely fertile SUPERSIRE son with elite production (+2,271 Milk), NM$ (+798) and CFP (+160). DAYBREAK offers a unique pedigree as an Oak son from Michigan Bokem Dawn 4772-ET (VG-85-GMD-DOM). He has a balanced overall proof for production and is over +2.00 for PTAT, UDC and FLC. Rounding out the Accelerated Genetics lineup additions is JX CALVIN {4}, a big-time milk sire (+1,404) with high CM$ (+575).

250HO13267 DUKE joins the GenerVations proven lineup. This Excellent (90) MONTROSS son is a production powerhouse (+2,454 Milk, +81 Protein, +111 Fat) and a fertility expert (+2.1 SCR). He ranks in the breed’s top percentile for NM$ (+831), CM$ (+846) and FM$ (+803).

For more details on Select Sires’ new graduates and additions to the GenerVations lineup, visit www.selectsires.com. For details on additions to the Accelerated Genetics daughter-proven lineup, visit www.accelgen.com.

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.

 

 

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