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Twelve Holsteins, four Jerseys, three Brown Swiss and one Ayrshire graduated to the daughter-proven lineup following the December Sire Summaries. “The class added great depth to the lineups, with diverse pedigrees and a variety of genetic specialties,” said Kevin Jorgensen, Holstein sire analyst. “We continue to create sires for every market and deliver daughter-proven results for complete, trouble-free cows to enhance farmer-owner success.”

Select Sires Highlights

  • 7HO14320 ALPHABET makes his debut on the daughter-proven list among the breed’s top-5 TPI® sires. He’s also a leader for production traits (+2,194 Milk, +101 Fat and +63 Protein) and boasts a positive Sire Conception Rate (+0.6 SCR).
  • 7HO14364 EISAKU hails from one of the all-time greats: Sandy-Valley Eternity (EX-92-EX-MS-DOM). He’s a sire that offers great production and positive components with a balanced linear and daughters that are well suited for modern environments.
  • 7HO14438 GODDARD possesses traits to create healthy and fertile cattle. He ranks well for Herd Health Profit Dollars™ (+898 HHP$™) and Dairy Wellness Profit Index® (+905 DWP$®) with positive sire and daughter fertility. GODDARD also qualifies for Select Sires’ FeedPRO®, RobotPRO®, GrazingPRO®, Mastitis ResistantPRO™ and FertilityPRO™ designations.
  • 7HO14401 CASCADE is a perfect complement to 14HO7770 HELIX and 7HO12788 FRAZZLED bloodlines. He’s a 7HO12787 KING ROYAL son that transmits a rare combination of elite TPI (+2725), Type traits (+2.20 PTAT, +2.34 UDC) and positive Daughter Pregnancy Rate (DPR).
  • Select Sires is excited for 7HO14324 BACKFLIP to join the daughter-proven Showcase™ lineup. His dam is the former Canadian Cow of the Year, Jacobs Goldwyn Britany (EX-96-2E-EX-MS).
  • 7HO14264 SPEEDY is a great production sire (1,939 Milk, +139 Combined Fat and Protein) backed by multiple generations of Very Good dams. At +981 HHP$ he ranks No. 4 in the breed.
  • 7HO14314 ROCHESTER and 7HO14451 BIG AL can offer farmers high-ranking TPI values, A2A2 Beta-Casein and powerful mastitis resistance. At +974 HHP$ BIG AL ranks No. 5 in the breed.
  • Three Jersey sires graduate to the proven lineup: 7JE1699 JX PINE {6}, 7JE1705 MAGICIAN and 7JE1719 JX ADAMA {6}. Both JX PINE {6} and JX ADAMA {6} excel in their production and component offerings. MAGICIAN is a Showcase favorite, destined to sire winners on the colored shavings and with breed-leading +3.7 DPR to boost fertility.
  • 7AY121 MAGELLAN traces back to Shawards Calimero Megan (EX-94-2E). He’s a Revolution son with an outstanding balance of production (+964 Milk) and Type (+0.4).
  • 7BS891 FORTUNE, 7BS897 BEACON and 7BS903 TY earn their place in the daughter-proven lineup. FORTUNE and TY offer a complete package of production, fertility and fitness, while BEACON shows himself to be a Type specialist. BEACON daughters are tall, strong and deep bodied with amazing frames.

Accelerated Genetics Highlights

  • 14HO14138 HUSKY will sire healthy cows that return profit to the dairy. He is a breed leader for DPR (+4.0), Productive Life (+6.6 PL) and many of Zoetis’ cow wellness traits, including the Wellness Trait index (WT$) at +214. HUSKY performs very well on the HHP$ index with +927 and is stamped with the Mastitis ResistantPRO designation.
  • 14HO14315 MILFORD graduates as a high component sire for Fat and Protein percent (+0.13 Fat, +0.06 Protein) and makes for a great mating on FRAZZLED daughters and granddaughters.
  • 14HO14442 DELPRO improves wellness and production simultaneously with A2A2 Beta-Casein and BB Kappa-Casein. He’s also the perfect complement to 7HO11314 MOGUL and FRAZZLED bloodlines.
  • 14JE1675 IROQUOIS-P is Polled with a super low Somatic Cell Score (2.77) and carries the Mastitis ResistantPRO designation. He’s known for siring strong cows with more moderate stature and high, wide rear udders.

GenerVations Highlights

  • 250HO14310 COFFEE is an extreme Fat improver (+0.24% Fat) with positive sire and daughter fertility and powerful mastitis resistance. He carries both FertilityPRO and Mastitis ResistantPRO designations, as well as FeedPRO® and GrazingPRO®.

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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.