By the direction and guidance of Select Sires’ board of directors, the cooperative is pleased to bring NxGENTM to the marketplace. This membership program is another initiative to minimize the generation interval on farm and maximize genetic gain, while also protecting the cooperative’s investments to benefit customer-owners.
“Today’s customer-owners value and respect genetic improvement more than at any point in history. It is our responsibility to provide them with the most elite genetics to maximize herd progress,” explains Jeff Ziegler, vice president of dairy cattle breeding at Select Sires.
For customer-owners striving for unprecedented genetic gains, the NxGEN program offers unique genetic advantages. Qualifying members who complete the contract will have access to an exclusive lineup of elite gender SELECTedTM sires. Member herds will benefit immensely from the impact of these profitable genetics. The opportunity to market resulting offspring back to Select Sires also exists.
NxGEN sires will be identified by a special designation logo. The inaugural class of NxGEN sires includes 507HO14364 EISAKU and 550HO14134 RENEGADE. EISAKU is an elite balanced sire from the famed Morgan Era cow family and a premier component producer, with impressive milk yield and modern type. RENEGADE, the outcross extraordinaire, is a Jaltaoak from a 7HO12421 MILLINGTON dam and an extreme component improver.
For details about the NxGEN program, more on available sires and to apply for membership, please visit http://www.selectsires.com/programs/nxgen/menu.html.
Based in Plain City, Ohio, Select Sires Inc., is North America's largest A.I. organization and is comprised of eight 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.