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With the August sire summary, Select Sires added eight Holstein and six Jersey sires to the daughter-proven lineup. From fertility to production, health and wellness to favorable type, this graduating class offers producers valuable genetics to achieve their goals.

In tandem with dairy farmers, Select Sires is investing in sustainability initiatives. The farmerowned cooperative believes that genetic progress equates to greater environmental sustainability and has leveraged the Herd Health Profit Dollars™ (HHP$™) index to support that mission. The index is designed to create healthier, longer-living cows that reduce your herd turnover while lowering your dairy’s carbon footprint. Both Holstein and Jersey graduates possess the traits to help herds improve cow health and efficiency without sacrificing genetic merit or component volume.

Holstein Highlights

Each Holstein new graduate offers superior HHP$ rank with 14HO15154 BIGSHOT (+1,076), 7HO15132 MOSCOW (+977) and 7HO14992 LEMUEL (+940) leading the class.

  • Sires that qualify for the one-of-a-kind Mastitis ResistantPRO® designation, offered exclusively from Select Sires, excel for Zoetis Mastitis Resistance, CDCB Mastitis and Somatic Cell Score. Daughters of Mastitis ResistantPRO sires have the genetic potential to experience less mastitis events – boosting milk quality and saving on treatment costs. MOSCOW, 7HO15197 MAGELLAN, 7HO15238 TAFFOU, BIGSHOT and 250HO15156 CAPTIVATING all qualify for this designation.
  • BIGSHOT makes his daughter proven debut as an index superstar: +2964 GTPI®, +1,076 HHP$, +1,066 DWP$® and +1,001 CM$. He also boasts valuable component production (+152 CFP) combined with tremendous female fertility (+2.1 CCR and +2.1 HCR).
  • LEMUEL is 250HO14134 RENEGADE’s top daughter-proven son for Milk and Protein (+1,996 PTAM, +78 Protein). He ranks well on health and wellness indexes (+1,110 DWP$, +940 HHP$) while improving lameness challenges (104 Lameness).
  • With powerhouse production (+1,253 PTAM), solid components (+118 CFP) and valuable health and wellness traits, MOSCOW is a sire that does it all! In addition to his Mastitis ResistantPRO designation, he qualifies for FertilityPRO®, FeedPRO® and GrazingPRO® and is available with gender SELECTED™ semen.
  • If caseins are important to your sire selection strategy, the following offer A2A2 beta-casein: MOSCOW, MAGELLAN, 7HO15204 MELLENCAMP, TAFFOU, CAPTIVATING and 250HO15211 CAVIAR.
Jersey Highlights
  • New graduates 7JE1814 DIMITRI-P, 7JE1800 RENFROW and 7JE1816 TUCKER {6} rank among the industry’s best for HHP$ and DWP$.
  • DIMITRI-P, 14JE1810 BULWURX-P, 7JE1808 RECKLESS and 250JE1793 CANDYMAN qualify for the industry’s only Mastitis ResistantPRO designation.
  • Jersey sires RECKLESS (+1.7 PTAT, +16.7 JUI™) and CANDYMAN (+1.7 PTAT, +18.8 JUI) both hail from proven show-winning families and combine elite PTAT and JUI to create fancy daughters.
For more information about individual sires, visit and use the Advanced Sire Search to locate and sort sires that match your genetic goals. To access sires conveniently on the go, download Select Sires Mobile from your app store today!

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.