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Fourteen sires have graduated to daughter-proven status and joined the Select Sires, Accelerated Genetics and GenerVations lineups. This tremendous graduating class reaffirms the cooperative’s commitment to customer-owners, offering balanced genetics, wellness leaders, high Cheese Merit Index (CM$) sires, corrective type sires and diverse pedigrees.

“Sire procurement and development answers your call for balanced genetics, healthy cattle and profitable pedigrees,” said Jeff Ziegler, vice president of dairy cattle breeding. “We are excited to introduce this class of newly proven sires to enhance the genetic success of Select Sires’ customer-owners.”

Select Sires Highlights

  • 7HO12928 DEANO is an A2A2 sire that delivers on production pounds (+1,596 Milk,+70 Fat, +0.03% Fat).
  • 7HO12962 MERIADOC adds to Select Sires’ valuable portfolio of wellness sires, boasting +678 on the Dairy Wellness Profit Index® (DWP$®), +155 on the Wellness Trait Index® (WT$®) and powerful mastitis resistance (2.83 Somatic Cell Score, +1.9 CDCB MAST, 104 Zoetis MAST).
  • 7HO12978 HOUSE was a popular GForceTM sire and is delivering as promised – a true customer-satisfaction superstar. This 7HO12602 HANG-TIME son is a component improver (+91 Combined Fat and Protein) with excellent mastitis resistance traits.
  • 7HO13740 ROLAN ranks among Select Sires’ best for Net Merit Dollars (+634 NM$) while qualifying for the Elite Sexed FertilityTM and FeedPRO® designations.
  • From Jerseyland Sires, 7JE1570 JX STEPH {3}-P offers breeders Polled genetics with superior production pounds (+1,225 Milk), plus A2A2 and BB Kappa-Casein.
  • 7JE1604 JX MALDINI {4} is a leader on the Jersey Performance IndexTM (+122 JPITM) board with high production and valuable +512 CM$.
  • 7BS888 HERCULES and 7BS889 HILTON offer excellent fitness from powerful pedigrees.

Accelerated Genetics Highlights

  • 14HO13666 DELROY (+2800 GTPI) lands himself the No. 7 spot on Holstein Association USA’s Top TPI list. This 250HO13267 DUKE son offers an elite combination of production, high components and health.
  • 14JE769 JX STONEY {3} improves components (+0.35% Fat, +0.10% Protein) while siring healthy (+517 DWP$), fertile (+0.6 Daughter Pregnancy Rate, +3.4 Heifer Conception Rate) cattle. JX STONEY {3} is stamped with the Elite Sexed Fertility, FeedPRO, RobotPRO® and GrazingPRO® designations.
  • 14GU332 WATCH ME ranks as the breed’s No. 1 active proven sire for Milk at +811. With superior Feet and Legs Composite (+1.4 FLC), moderate frames, snug fore udders and shallow udder depth, WATCH ME sires beautiful daughters.

GenerVations Highlights

  • 250HO12975 PHARO is a new ShowcaseTM sire with +2.26 PTAT and +2.09 Udder Composite (UDC). PHARO is a 7HO13250 JEDI son, offering an outcross pedigree for the type-enthusiast market with no Goldwyn, Doorman or 7HO11477 MCCUTCHEN.
  • 250HO13553 SPIKE improves strength, width of frames and mammary systems while transmitting high production (+1,200 Milk).
  • 250HO13736 HARDROCK hails from the world-renowned Cookiecutter MOM Halo-ET (VG-88-EX-MS-DOM) family. He is a production leader at +1,934 Milk with mastitis protection (+1.1 CDCB MAST, 101 Z MAST).


  • DEANO, HELIX, ROLAN, DELROY, PHARO, HARDROCK, JX STEPH {3}-P and JX STONEY {3} are all available with sex-sorted semen.

For more information about individual sires, please visit and use the Dairy Sire Search to locate a sire or create an index specific to your herd goals.

Based in Plain City, Ohio, Select Sires Inc., is the largest global A.I. cooperative and is comprised of six farmer-owned and -controlled local organizations in the United States. As the industry leader, it provides highly fertile semen, as well as excellence in service and programs to supply dairy and beef producers with the world’s best genetics.