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Select Sires’ daughter-proven lineup offers customer-owners a diverse selection of genetics while focusing on balanced sires with profitable health and wellness traits and favorable fertility values.

Index Leaders

With more than 21 of the top 50 sires on Holstein Association USA’s Top TPI® Bulls list, Select Sires exhibited incomparable strength. Furthermore, Select Sires is home to 41 sires with GTPI values +2508 or greater, twice as many as the cooperative’s closest competitor. Among these industry leaders are 250HO13267 DUKE (+2752 GTPI) at No. 6, 7HO12421 MILLINGTON (+2697) at No.8 and 7HO12659 PASSAT (+2695) at No. 9.

The combined strength of index rankings and SCR values continues with the Net Merit (NM$) index. Select Sires offers 11 sires +700 NM$ and greater with +1.0 SCR and greater, with PASSAT (+905 NM$, +1.8 SCR) and DUKE (+904 NM$, +1.4 SCR) leading the way. Additionally, six of the 11 new Holstein graduates offer NM$ values of +700 or greater, with 7HO13334 PHANTOM (+831 NM$) and 7HO12742 FOXHOLE (+816 NM$) leading.

New graduates 7HO13328 YALE (+2558 GTPI, +772 NM$) and 7HO13373 FLAGSHIP (+2597, +779) gain a position on the proven lineup, offering elite GTPI, NM$ and the highly

sought after Elite Sexed Fertility designation. Customer-owners wanting the most cells per dose of sexed semen can look for 7HO12638 BENNING, 7HO12690 LOYALTY and FOXHOLE as all three are available in gender SELECTedTM Sexed Ultra 4MTM semen.

Milk Pounds and Components

Fill your bulk tank with Select Sires’ high production and Combined Fat and Protein (CFP) sires. Leading the 7HO lineup for Milk pounds is 7HO11621 MAYFLOWER (+2,624 M), 7HO13250 JEDI (+2,501 M), 7HO12611 FERDINAND (+2,414 M) and 7HO11985 TETRIS (+2,363 M). DUKE (+215 CFP) and new graduates PHANTOM (+183 CFP) and FOXHOLE (+173 CFP) will improve components with elite combined Fat and Protein values.

The commitment to fertility extends beyond index rankings and SCR values as Select Sires is home to high-production sires transmitting positive Daughter Pregnancy Rate (DPR) values. With 10 sires +1,500 PTA Milk or greater and +1.0 DPR or more, including MAYFLOWER (+1.8 DPR) and JEDI (+1.1 DPR). Additional sires to increase milk pounds without compromising daughter fertility, include 7HO12111 DRAGONHEART (+2,100 M, +1.8 DPR), 7HO12195 BUTLER (+1,901 M, +1.2 DPR) and new graduate LOYALTY (+1,664 M, +1.6 DPR).

Select for Healthier Cattle

PASSAT leads the breed for Dairy Wellness Profit Index® (DWP$®) at +1,101 DWP$, followed closely by 7HO12550 FARRIS (+998 DWP$), 7HO13195 PROFIT (+975 DWP$) and PHANTOM (+956 DWP$). Select Sires remains competitive on the Wellness Trait Index® (WT$®) listing with WellnessPRO® sires, 7HO11169 PETRONE (+181 WT$), 7HO11708 ROOKIE (+173 WT$) and PASSAT (+172 WT$).

The Type You Like

This sire summary highlights the strengths of Select Sires with more top-10 PTAT sires than any other genetics company. Leading the breed as the No. 1 Type sire is 250HO12589 JACOBY, the Doorman son of Bryersquart Gchip Jail-P-ET (EX-90-EX-MS), at +4.03 PTAT and +3.41 UDC. Ranking third and sixth are 7HO10506 G W ATWOOD (+3.71 PTAT) and 7HO11596 DEFIANT (+3.57 PTAT). Also above +3.0 PTAT are customer-favorites 7HO12353 BEEMER (+3.24 PTAT) and 7HO12587 DIAMONDBACK (+3.19 PTAT).

For more details about the daughter-proven lineups from Select Sires and GenerVations, visit www.selectsires.com.

Based in Plain City, Ohio, Select Sires Inc., is North America's largest A.I. organization and is comprised of seven 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.