Select Sires has long been known as the source for customer satisfaction sires that impact the breed for generations. 7HO8081 Ensenada Taboo PLANET-ET (EX-90-GM) claimed the top spot on Holstein's Top 100 TPI list with 97% Reliability or greater last fall, and holds tight to that spot with the April summaries. Now, with his first official summary in Canada, PLANET earns the top spot on the LPI list at an impressive +3217. With nearly 8,000 daughters in his April USDA summary and a GTPISM of +2215, PLANET is certainly carving out his place in Holstein history. This FeedPRO®sire continues to exhibit profitability with high volumes of milk (+2,323) and great solids (+69 Protein, +75 Fat). Add to all that a breed-leading Net Merit dollar value (+$736) and the reasons for his popularity become evident. PLANET builds cows with functional type and sound udders that last, and with low calving difficulty (6% DBH) and gender SELECTedsemen, you can feel good about using him in your heifer pens.
Elite TPI Graduates
Ranking fourth for GTPI at Select Sires, 7HO10211 Regancrestdl S RYKER-ET (+2070 GTPI) is a promising Shottle son from the Excellent (92-EX-MS-GMD-DOM) full sister to 7HO6758 Regancrest-MR Drham SAM-ET. RYKER's type foundation runs deep. He is also backed by an Excellent (90-2E-DOM) 7HO3948 MJR Blackstar EMORY grandam and an Excellent (91-3E-EX-MS-GMD-DOM) great-grandam. With his own ideal type traits (+2.89 PTAT; +2.95 Udder Composite, UDC; and +1.71 Feet and Leg Composite, FLC), he is destined to sire customer satisfaction and has earned Select's DIAMOND SELECTionTM designation as an indicator of just that. Expect high components (+.03% P, +.12% F) from this udder specialist with the ability to strengthen the fore udder attachment (+3.40) and moderate udder depth. He also has the ability to add a shot of strength and stature when needed and does all this as a calving ease sire (7% DBH).
A popular Super Samplerfrom the Chief Adeen family, 7HO10176 Mr Regelcreek Shot AL-ET (EX-91) now joins Select Sires' proven lineup and follows closely behind RYKER, ranking among Select's top five GTPI sires at +2052. With an overall type score of +2.56, AL's linear is picture perfect, and his early classified daughters paint the same picture. His Udder Composite and Feet and Leg Composite are both over +2.00. AL is a calving ease sire (6% CE with nearly 7,000 observations) with a high Sire Conception Rate (SCR) of +1.9. With a Net Merit dollar value of +$501 and Productive Life (PL) score of +3.3 AL is likely to make a lot of dairy producers happy.
Among Select's top ten GTPI sires and the federation's highest ranking Bolton son at +2045, 7HO9900 Beery-Val Bolton ABRAM (EX-90) posts solid credentials earning Select's HealthMark, Herdlife Builder, Diamond SELECTion and FeedPRO®designations. ABRAM offers pleasing production (+1,155 Milk) with great components (+42 Protein, +.03% Protein, +62 Fat, +.07% Fat), and he tops his graduating class for Net Merit dollar value at +$570. Look to ABRAM for solid production with balanced type (+1.60 PTAT, +1.67 UDC, +1.24 FLC) and with a Productive Life score of +4.1, daughters that are build to last.
The TYPE You Like
7HO9165 Regancrest S BRAXTON-ET (EX-95) continues his reign as the No. 1 type sire at Select Sires (+3.67 PTAT). With an exceptional linear, BRAXTON sires fancy daughters and is custom designed for Select's Showcase Selections program. His distinctive daughters are maturing into prominent cows with outstanding frames, great feet and legs (+2.20 FLC), beautiful udders (+2.16 UDC) and pleasing production (+1,159 Milk). With gender SELECTed semen, you can make even more fancy heifers that develop into special young cows.
Popular Super Sampler and Showcase Selections sire 7HO9893 Maple-Downs-I G W ATLANTIC-ET (VG-88) enters Select's proven lineup at +3.17 Type. He is siring daughters in the image of his All-American dam, MD-Delight Durham Atlee-ET (EX-92-EX-MS-GMD-DOM). With superior composite scores (+2.86 UDC, +3.06 FLC, +1.85 BD, +2.06 D), this Goldwyn son will deliver daughters that put you in the winner's circle. ATLANTIC is a Superior Settler boasting an elite Sire Conception Rate of +2.9 and while his daughters are tall, open, strong heifers, he maintains a low Calving Ease value of 7% with 6,400 observations.
Another highly demanded Super Sampler, 7HO9879 Pine-Tree SPEARMINT-ET (EX-90) joins Select Sires' proven lineup as a solid type improver (+2.43 Type) with over 300 classified daughters in his highly reliable (96%) April summary. With an outstanding Feet and Leg Composite (+2.29), +2.60 Feet and Legs score and moderate stature, SPEARMINT daughters are built for the commercial environment. At nearly a point and a half for Udder Composite (+1.47), he sires smooth-blending fore udders with high rear udder attachments. Look for this high-fertility (+3.0 SCR) sire's daughters to excel in fitness and health traits and to live long, productive lives (+3.8 PL).
JAYVEN and KINLEY Got Milk
7HO9441 Stouder JAYVEN-ET (EX-94) continues his reign as a breed-leader for milk at +2,867 with good solids at +53 pounds Protein and +51 pounds Fat. At +1.57 PTAT, 7% CE, and +1.0 SCR, JAYVEN is ready to go to work on your dairy.
Joining JAYVEN at the top of Select Sires' active lineup of milk sires is new graduate 7HO9977 Hunsberger Bolton KINLEY (EX-91) at +2,372 Milk. He, too, offers nice solids (+58 Protein, +69 Fat). At +2.01 FLC, +1.29 UDC and an overall type score of +1.80 PTAT, KINLEY will sire daughters that are built to work. He also earns the FeedPRO designation, as data shows that he sires the traits that are consistent with increased income over feed cost.
Improve Components and Your Bottom Line
Select Sires adds five extremely balanced graduates to the lineup with the ability to improve components and your bottom line. These young bulls represent five different sires with four carrying the popular FeedPRO label.
7HO9967 Pine-Tree Zenith MARQUE-ET (VG-88) has all the credentials to create extreme customer satisfaction. A components specialist (+.10% F, +.01% P) with great udders (+1.91 UDC) and superior Productive Life (+4.1), he is following closely in the footsteps of his sire, 7HO6782 Ocean-View ZENITH-TW-ET. With HealthMark, Herdlife Builder, FeedPRO and DIAMOND SELECTion designations and an overall type score of +1.65 PTAT, MARQUE will fit into any breeding program.
Toystory son 7HO9722 Collins-Pride TS JERMIAH-ET (VG-87), another components specialist (+.02% P, +.07% F), graduates from Select's Program for Genetic Advancement(PGA) with a solid first proof at 92% Reliability. Carrying the FeedPRO designation as well as HealthMark, Herdlife Builder and DIAMOND SELECTion designations, he is producing daughters that are commercially correct (+1.79 PTAT, +1.97 UDC, +1.41 FLC). JERMIAH is a Superior Settler, turn to him for high fertility to settle cows as the weather begins to warm up.
A closer look at Mascol son 7HO9989 Morningview MOSEBY-ET shows that he offers a unique mating opportunity for all the daughters of 7HO6417 O MAN and PLANET. With pleasing components (+.03% P, +.07% F) and a solid type package (+1.21 PTAT, +1.25 UDC, +1.54 FLC), he produces daughters with moderate stature (+.14) that are ideal for a free stall environment. Adding to his appeal is a Net Merit dollar value of +$506 and Productive Life score of +4.0. He carries the FeedPRO logo, offers health trait improvement, and is a Superior Settler with low calving difficulty (6% CE).
At 6% Calving Ease, Encino son 7HO10650 Deervue-Acres RENEGADE (VG-86) is a great candidate for many heifer programs. RENEGADE offers high components (+.04% P, +.11% F), exceptional feet and legs (+2.96 FLC), snug udders (+1.35) and overall conformation (+1.80 PTAT). As a FeedPRO sire, expect RENEGADE daughters to be efficient and profitable.
Rounding out Select Sires' graduating class is a Scoop son, 7HO9724 Clear-Echo Scoop ROBOT-ET (VG-88). ROBOT's dam, Clear-Echo 822 Laudan 1266-ET (EX-91-EX-MS-DOM) was an exceptional brood cow with records over 44,000 pounds of milk and thrived in a large commercial environment according to sire analyst Rick VerBeek. Based on his linear, ROBOT daughters will do the same. Add in a Net Merit dollar value of +$405 and good components (+.03% P, +.07% F), and ROBOT makes another great option for commercial operations. Expect medium sized cows (+.87 Stature) with great feet and legs (+1.89 FLC) and quality udders (+1.20 UDC).
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.