Customer-satisfaction sire 7JE1038 VALENTINO is now the No. 1 lifetime sales Jersey sire at Select Sires. Through the end of December, VALENTINO has sold 380,068 units of semen passing 7JE590 ACTION who sold 376,482 units.
VALENTINO was bred by David Allen of Reedsburg, Wis. and is a 7JE738 LOUIE son of world-famous D&E Paramount Violet (E-90%). Violet was purchased by Allen in 2006 when he was looking for a few cows to develop and add to his herd. In January 2010, she made a splash when five of her sons were among the top-10 GJPI™ young sires with VALENTINO at the top of the list.
After being a popular member of the Super Sampler™ lineup, VALENTINO graduated into the active lineup in December 2012 as the No. 5 GJPI and No. 2 Type sire. Today, VALENTINO is known as a customer-satisfaction sire around the world and maintains his position in the top-10 sires for Type at +1.8. He is also among the leading sires for Livability, ranking ninth at +3.2. He is a top-25 LPI sire in Canada at +1603 and is the No. 8 Pro$ sire at +1392. Following the December sire summary, he now has more than 10,000 daughters in nearly 2,000 herds contributing to his proof.
“VALENTINO is truly a bull that is building a legacy in the Jersey world,” said Tim Baumgartner, Jersey genetics and marketing specialist at Select Sires Inc. “His ability to make daughters that can impress even the most discriminating breeders is amazing. They are tremendously balanced cows with udders built to last. VALENTINO is truly a living legend.”
His influence is evident in the current Select Sires lineup with three proven sons: new graduate 7JE1294 BARNABAS, Polled son 7JE1219 OLIVER-P and the new No. 3 GJPI proven sire 7JE1274 AXIS. He has numerous grandsons and great-grandsons among the proven and Super Sampler lineups.
“VALENTINO is the first Jersey bull that has never moved from a collection stall during his life at Select Sires,” said Blaine Crosser, Select Sires vice president of dairy sire product line. “The strong demand for this genetic giant made semen collection necessary every week of his career.”
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.