Select Sires' Jersey, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Ayrshire and Milking Shorthorn sires lead the industry, making Select Sires your source for the best high-components genetics.
Select Sires' Jersey lineup is now home to four of the top five Jersey Performance Index (JPI) sires: 523JE927 Wilsonview Jevon MAGNUM-ET (+221), 7JE1046 Sunrise/Hackline Bungy ZIPPER (+221), 7JE1038 All Lynns Louie VALENTINO-ET (+215) and 7JE1067 GR Oomsdale Tbone GOLDA-ET (+211). MAGNUM (+637), 236JE146 ISDK DJ ZUMA (+526) and ZIPPER (+520) are three of top five Net Merit (NM$) sires while MAGNUM (+680), ZUMA (+618), 236JE136 ISDK DJ HULK (+595) and ZIPPER (+587) rank in the top seven active and foreign A.I. sires for Cheese Merit (CM$).
VALENTINO regained the top active and foreign A.I. spot for Type at +2.4 PTAT while 7JE860 Maack Dairy ECLIPES-P-ET improved to the No. 4 spot at +2.1 PTAT. The Select Sires lineup also contains three of the top 10 active and foreign A.I. sires for Milk (GOLDA at +1,882, VALENTINO at +1,716 and ZIPPER at +1,400) while ZUMA (+6.7), MAGNUM (+5.5) and 7JE859 Chasin-Rainbows Act RILEY-ET (+4.8) are three of the top four for Productive Life (PL).
Select Sires' commitment to fertility can be seen in the lineup's industry-leading Sire Conception Rates (SCR). 7JE1036 Avon Road Impuls PAT debuts with as the breed leader for SCR at +5.3. He is followed by 7JE865 Sunset Canyon KYROS-ET (+4.8), 7JE962 Buttercrest SUCCESS-ET (+4.0), RILEY (+3.8), ECLIPES-P (+3.5) and 7JE886 Three Valleys Country MILES-ET (+3.3) in the top 10.
The Jersey lineup also stacks up well north of the border with six active lineup sires among the top 20 LPI sires including 236JE3 ISDK Q IMPULS (+1761) at No. 1 and VALENTINO (+1608) at No. 3. Other lineup sires in the top 20 are KYROS (+1507), 7JE1071 Freeman Blackstone SHINE-ET (+1503), ECLIPES-P (+1441) and SUCCESS (+1434). VALENTINO is the top Canadian Jersey sire for Milk while IMPULS is the No. 1 Protein sire.
Jersey lineup grows with three elite graduates
7JE1067 GR Oomsdale Tbone GOLDA-ET is the breed's highest new release sire for JPI. One of the first 7JE1000 Richies Jace TBONE A364 sons available, he has outstanding component yields (+70 Fat, +60 Protein). Not only is he an exceptional Milk transmitter (+1,882), he is the third high sire at Select Sires for Type (+1.8).
7JE1073 Boyd-Lee Tbone HENDRIX is also a TBONE son and an extreme component specialist (+.29%F, +.15%P) with +111 combined Fat and Protein yield. This FeedPRO® sire is from a solid maternal line with his three closest dams being Excellent cows with over 21,000 Milk.
A Gannon son, 7JE1063 GR Senns Gannon TY LAWSON rounds out this Jersey graduating class. He transmits exceptional udders (+4.53 Jersey Udder Index) and longevity (+3.1 PL) with solid production (+749) and positive components (+.06%F, +.00%P). LAWSON comes from six generations of consistent calving intervals and solid scores from his maternal line.
AUGUST and MVP are total performance specialists
7BS826 Oak View Zeus AUGUST *TM and 7BS828 Little Hill Ladys MVP ET*TM keep getting better and better and are among the top five active A.I. Brown Swiss sires for Progressive Performance Rating (GPPR) at +175 and +147, respectively. Both sires improved for Milk (AUGUST +778, MVP +770), NM$ (AUGUST +435, MVP +328) and CM$ (AUGUST +465, MVP +359) as well. AUGUST also ranks high for Type (+0.8), Somatic Cell Score (SCS) (2.61), Productive Live (+3.5) and Mobility (+1.2).
Showcase Selections sires 7BS900 Blessing Tex BRAIDEN ET*TM "E92" (+1.2) and 7BS901 Mort Blessing Dynsty JAVA (M) "E90" (+1.0) are the No. 2 and No. 3 active A.I. sires for SCR. Additionally, JAVA is the No. 4 Type sire (+0.9) while BRAIDEN ranks in the top five for PL (+4.0) and Daughter Pregnancy Rate (DPR) (+1.5).
RIGGINS joins an exceptional Ayrshire lineup
7AY89 Palmyra Poker RIGGINS-ET is the newest graduate to the Select Sires Ayrshire lineup. Already well-known for siring show winners, he is the No. 4 active A.I. sire for Type (+1.3). His daughters are silky-hided with open, deep rib and well-attached udders. RIGGINS transmits outstanding components (+.11%F, +.03%P).
7AY84 Palmyra Tri-Star BURDETTE-ET continues to be the best in the breed for Type (+1.9) which comes as no surprise because of his daughters' tanbark success. Not only do BURDETTE daughters show they perform well in the barn with his outstanding DPR (+1.1), NM$ (+350), CM$ (+386) and GPTI (+534).
At +534 GPTI, 7AY87 Anmar Peter POWER-ET is also in the top five active A.I. sires of the breed. He ranks second for NM$ (+419), CM$ (+465), DPR (+1.2), Fat (+.11%) and Protein (+.04%).
ALSTAR leads Guernseys for PTI
7GU398 Sniders Ronalds ALSTAR (+146) is back on top of the active A.I. PTI sires list. He is No. 2 in the breed for Milk (+1,106), DPR (+2.1) and NM$ (+444). No. 3 PTI sire (+133 PTI), 7GU405 Golden J Ronald GRUMPY is also one of the leading PL (+4.8) and CM$ (+443) sires. Other lineup sires earning high breed rankings include 7GU428 Golden J Skipper GARY for Protein (+26) and SCR (+1.5), 7GU434 Spring Walk Sherberts MINT for SCS (2.69) and 7GU455 Oak Knob Maxie LAREDO for Fat (+40).
Milking Shorthorn lineup has Type and component specialists
7MS347 Mysha-WO Advent LIRIANO-ET is again the No. 1 Type Milking Shorthorn active A.I. sire at +1.1. LIRIANO is also the leader for Udder Composite (UDC) (+1.41) and ranks No. 3 for Milk (+1,189) and DPR (+0.6). 7MS346 Kulp-Gen Jurist ACE-ET transmits elite components (.34%F, +.09%P, +64F) and is among the best for PL (+2.6), NM$ (+374), CM$ (+439) and PPR (+131). In Canada, ACE is the No. 2 LPI Milking Shorthorn at +1835.
For the complete list of Select Sires' high-components breeds lineup, please visit www.selectsires.com or contact your Select Sires sales representative.