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With 46 of the top 100 and 28 of the top 50 TPI® sires on Holstein Association USA’s Top TPI Bulls list, Select Sires has placed its largest number of sires on the list in history. New No. 1 7HO12165 MONTROSS (+2771), 7HO11351 SUPERSIRE (+2644), 7HO11621 MAYFLOWER (+2609), 7HO11752 BOB (+2593), 7HO11708 ROOKIE (+2574), 7HO11383 MORGAN (+2566), 7HO12105 REFLECTOR (+2556) and 7HO12198 KINGBOY (+2555) lead the way for Select Sires among the top 10 TPI sires and are all available gender SELECTed™.

7HO13250 JEDI is the No. 2 GTPI young sire following the December sire summary

Additionally, Select Sires leads the industry with the most sires (35) on the Holstein Association USA Top 100 Daughter Proven Plus TPI list (75 daughters in 50 herds), proving Select Sires consistently offers more elite, highly reliable genetics than any other A.I. organization.

Top total performance

Of the top 25 proven sires for Net Merit (NM$), 14 are Select sires as well as 22 of the top 50 and 35 of the top 100. SUPERSIRE is the No. 2 NM$ sire at +896 and is joined at the top of the industry by MONTROSS (+883), ROOKIE (+778), 7HO11833 RENNIE (+757) and 7HO11839 MONOCEROTIS (+753).

In Canada, 250HO1009 BREWMASTER has now held the top GLPI spot for the last five sire summaries at +3230 and is also the top sire for Pro$ (+2446). 7HO11314 MOGUL (+3189), 250HO1043 AIKMAN (+3149) and new addition 250HO1066 BIG KAHUNA (+3122) join BREWMASTER in the top-five for LPI. MOGUL (+2353) and BIG KAHUNA (+2321) rank No. 2 and No. 3 behind BREWMASTER for Pro$.

Production leaders

There are 14 Select sires among the top 50 active A.I. sires for Milk including the new breed leader MONTROSS (+2,964). MAYFLOWER (+2,638), SUPERSIRE (+2,304) and 7HO11647 POLICE (+2,151) join him at the top of the breed. Select Sires also leads the industry with 15 sires that offer +1,500 Milk or more and are positive for Daughter Pregnancy Rate (DPR).

There are 20 Select sires that transmit more than +120 Combined Fat and Protein (CFP) including the top two active A.I. sires: MONTROSS (+182) and SUPERSIRE (+179). 7HO11419 HEADLINER (+143), MAYFLOWER (+139) and ROOKIE (+135) are among the top-12 in the breed.

WellnessPRO

Select Sires has designated the highest Wellness Trait Index™ (WT$™) sires, an index that focuses on six wellness traits (mastitis, lameness, metritis, retained placenta, displaced abomasum and ketosis) and includes an economic value for Polled test results, as WellnessPRO™ sires. The top WT$ sires at Select are 7HO11741 MOCHA (+242), 7HO11617 DIAMOND (+228), 7HO11169 PETRONE (+183), POLICE (+180) and RENNIE (+174). These sires rank in the top-eight WT$ sires in the breed.

Another innovative index, Dairy Wellness Profit Index™ (DWP$™) is a multi-trait selection index, which includes production, fertility, type, longevity and the wellness traits. Select Sires is home to the top 13 DWP$ proven sires including RENNIE (+1,007), ROOKIE (+936), 7HO11519 RACKET (+906), SUPERSIRE (+901) and MONTROSS (+881).

Type standouts

Select Sires is home to four sires over +3.00 PTAT: No. 1 sire 7HO11596 DEFIANT (+3.75), No. 2 sire 7HO10506 G W ATWOOD (+3.64), No. 6 7HO11477 MCCUTCHEN (+3.23) and new addition and No. 9 KINGBOY (+3.16). North of the border, 7HO9264 DEMPSEY (+17), 7HO10920 GOLD CHIP (+17) and 250HO1040 CALENDAR (+16) are top-10 Conformation sires.

Newcomer 7HO11899 FURIOUS (+3.29 Udder Composite), new graduate 7HO12139 PETY (+3.10), MCCUTCHEN (+2.92) and 7HO11926 DEFENDER (+2.81) are top-10 UDC sires while newly proven 7HO12042 CORVETTE (+2.83 Feet and Leg Composite), G W ATWOOD (+2.82), 7HO10999 BRADNICK (+2.72), MCCUTCHEN (+2.68) and 7HO11279 MOONBOY (+2.66) all rank in the top-10 for FLC.

Focus on fitness

Select Sires is home to 24 sires that are more than +6.0 for Productive Life (PL) including new sire 7HO11946 MIDNIGHT (+8.2), PETRONE (+8.2), newly proven 7HO11915 MULTIPLY (+8.0), 7HO10849 SHAMROCK (+7.9), RENNIE (+7.7) and MOCHA (+7.6) among the top-15 PL active A.I. sires. RACKET (+5.5), 7HO10297 MCNUGGETS (+5.5) and 7HO11395 MYSTIC (+4.8) are leaders for Livability (LIV) while PETRONE (+6.9) is the No. 3 active A.I. sire for DPR.

PETRONE (+8.1 Cow Conception Rate, +5.1 Heifer Conception Rate) is the No. 1 active A.I. sire for both CCR and HCR. MOCHA (+7.2 CCR, +4.8 HCR) and 7HO11568 DOLLARS (+6.8 CCR, +4.9 HCR) also rank in the top-10 for both traits.

Fertility frontrunners

Select Sires is the premier source for high fertility proven sires with an outstanding 46 that are +1.0 SCR or higher. Select’s fertility leaders include: 7HO12111 DRAGONHEART (+4.0), G W ATWOOD (+3.1), 7HO12014 DAVINCI (+3.1), 7HO12095 MALLINGER (+3.1), BOB (+3.0) and POLICE (+2.9).

To view Select Sires’ complete Holstein lineup, visit www.selectsires.com or contact your Select Sires sales representative.

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.