The information below has been supplied by dairy marketers and other industry organizations. It has not been edited, verified or endorsed by Hoard’s Dairyman.Four new sires joined Select Sires’ NxGEN® program in August. The group excels in health and wellness traits and each sire qualifies for Select Sires’ one-of-a-kind Mastitis ResistantPRO™ designation. Herds looking to boost the health and longevity of their next generation should consider enrolling in NxGEN for early access to these ultra-elite sires. As of August, the NxGEN lineup includes 21 sires that average +3062 GTPI®, +1,072 Net Merit (NM$), +1,091 Cheese Merit (CM$) and +1,137 Herd Health Profit Dollars™ (HHP$™).
“As dairies double-down on genetics, they are more critical of the females selected to produce replacements. This strategy, combined with an intense focus on sire selection, is expected to move the dial on genetic advancement,” said Lyle Kruse, vice president of U.S. market development at Select Sires Inc. “A more aggressive approach to sire selection will deliver returns on your investment and this lineup of NxGEN sires provides dairies with the most competitive genetic advantage.”
New additions 14HO16135 GAMECHANGER and 14HO16072 DETROIT are both 7HO15167 GAMEDAY sons with extreme HHP$, NM$, CM$ and GTPI. GAMECHANGER is A2A2 Beta-Casein, +1,212 HHP$, +1,208 NM$, +1,234 CM$ and positive for all fitness and fertility traits. DETROIT hails from a long line of Very Good and Excellent dams from Oakfield Corners Dairy and traces back to the famed Windsor-Manor Rud Zip (EX-95-4E-GMD-DOM). He is +3096 GTPI, +1,172 HHP$, +1,207 CM$ and positive for fertility traits.
7HO16097 OVER-THE-TOP (+1,147 PTAM, +0.24% PTAF, +0.06% PTAP) and 14HO15876 KELBY (+1,081 PTAM, +0.24% PTAF, +0.08% PTAP) are also new additions and transmit production power with high milk yield and positive component percents. Both sires are RobotPRO® and FeedPRO® designated. OVER-THE-TOP is BB Kappa-Casein and has a beautiful linear profile. KELBY has a unique sire stack of Rayshen x 7HO14231 BARCELONA x 7HO12788 FRAZZLED and he’s A2A2 Beta-Casein.
All NxGEN sires are available in Select Sires’ high-quality gender SELECTED™ semen to create your next generation of healthy and profitable herd replacements.
To experience next level genetic gains, join Select Sires’ NxGEN program and add these sires to your lineup. For more information about NxGEN, or to apply for membership, visit www.selectsires.com/NxGEN.
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.