Twelve impressive graduates have joined the Select Sires' line up. Highlighted by the new No. 1 PTAT sire of the breed, 7HO10506 Maple-Downs-I G W ATWOOD-ET (EX-90), an elite milk (+2,161M) sire in 7HO10156 Jenniton Bolton RAY-ET*BY (EX-91) and six sires over +2000 GTPISM these graduates offer something for everyone.
"This graduating class illustrates the quality of genetics offered by Select Sires," said Blaine Crosser, vice president of dairy sire product line and sales management. "These 12 new sires offer a balance of exceptional type, superior production, elite Total Performance Index, positive health traits, unique pedigrees and more."
Extreme type led by G W ATWOOD
At +4.16 PTAT, G W ATWOOD sets a new standard among Select Sires' elite type improvers. A Goldwyn son from the popular Md-Delight Durham Atlee-ET (EX-92-EX-MS-GMD-DOM), G W ATWOOD comes from a high type family that, confirmed by daughter data, is even better than expected. He transmits excellent udders (+3.41 UDC) and feet and legs (+3.46 FLC) with exceptional fertility (+3.1 Sire Conception Rating) and components (+.14%F, +.03%P). Available in gender SELECTed semen, this Showcase Selection standout can deliver your next blue ribbon winner.
7HO10091 Veazland Mac Mr MAGOO, is another high-type graduate at +3.15 Type. From a Very Good (87) Shottle dam, MAGOO is Select Sires' highest Mac son for Milk (+737). Additionally, he sires exceptional udders (+2.52 UDC) and feet and legs (+2.57 FLC) with solid health traits that earn him the HealthMark designation.
7HO10052 Klassic Big TIME-ET comes from a deep type pedigree and is the latest addition to the Select Sires line up from the family that produced 7HO9165 Regancrest S BRAXTON-ET (EX-95). Once a popular Super Sampler with high reliability, TIME is +3.54 for type and exceeds +3.00 for Foot and Leg Composite and Udders Composite. He is a highly fertile sire (+2.7 SCR) and transmits longevity (+4.0 PL). TIME is perfect for your heifer pens as a first rate calving ease sire (5% SCE) with gender SELECTed semen available.
From the family of 7HO9545 Siemers Toys HERO 9701-ET (EX-92) comes another type specialist in 7HO9841 Siemers Shottle HULK-ET (EX-93). He is backed by three generations of Excellent dams that have all produced records over 44,000 pounds of milk. At +2.90 PTAT and +1,229 Milk, HULK can deliver in any management setting. Another highly reliable graduate, he sires cows that milk well and look great doing it with high-ranking Udder (+2.36) and Feet and Leg (+2.60) Composites.
7HO10000 Big APPLE-RED-ET, the No. 1 Red & White TPI bull, hails from the one of the most preeminent Red & White Holstein families. Part of the Showcase Selection line up, he is a calving ease Talent son of the All-American and world champion KHW Regiment Apple-Red-ET (EX-95-2E-EX-MS-DOM) and sires exceptional Type (+2.53) and components (+.32%F, +.18%P). APPLE-RED, a Superior Settler and Herdlife Builder, also excels at Cheese Merit Dollars (+$605) and Productive Life (+5.5).
Two graduates provide bulk tank boosts
7HO9925 Coyne-Farms Shotle YANCE-ET (VG-87) is Select Sires' highest GTPI graduate at +2148. He sires daughters that milk well (+1,688M) and produce high components (+74F, +49P). YANCE, a FeedPRO® and Superior Settler sire, is also known for adding width and substance and siring medium-sized, efficient cows. He comes from a deep cow family, with four Very Good full sisters currently contracted to Select Sires.
A Bolton son from an Excellent (90) Boss Iron dam, RAY not only provides over a ton of milk (+2,161M), he sires balanced cows with excellent Type (+2.51) for commercial settings. He boasts an elite GTPI of +2125 with a different sire stack for many breeders.
Balanced sires for any operation
7HO10072 Brigeen RUSSELL (VG-86), leads off this group of high GTPI graduates that excel in health, production and type traits. RUSSELL (Mac X Shottle) is Select Sires' highest Net Merit graduate at +$615 and leads the line up in Daughter Pregnancy Rate (DPR) as well at +2.5. A former Super Sampler from the family of 7HO10849 Ladys-Manor Pl SHAMROCK-ET, he graduates with nearly 300 daughters in over 100 herds. RUSSELL also improves components (+75F, +21P) and fitness traits (+4.5 PL) all while being a 6% Calving Ease sire.
A high reliability graduate, 7HO9990 Farnear-TBR Dates DWIGHT-ET (EX-90) is a Bolton from a Very Good (89-DOM) Stormatic. At +2010 GTPI and +2.45 PTAT he improves components (+.04%F, +.05%P) and sires daughters with balanced Type (+2.45) and Milk (+1,294). A FeedPRO sire he is a must for dairies where efficiency is important.
7HO9918 Foxberry JS MCFLY-ET (EX-91), is an outcross Jet Stream son with excellent fitness traits (+1.8 DPR, +3.7 PL) and GTPI (+2002). He sires wide, deep cows with correct feet and legs (+2.01 FLC) that will last. He is a high component sire as well at +.15%F and .05%P. MCFLY's designation as a Superior Settler, HealthMark and Diamond SELECTion sire are sure to lead to customer satisfaction.
Another Mac son, 7HO10003 Gold-N-Oaks MARLEY-ET, has no Shottle, Goldwyn, O MAN or PLANET in his pedigree. He improves components (+52F, +14P), udders (+2.15) and fitness traits (+2.6 PL) and is a Calving Ease sire at 5%. MARLEY, a FeedPRO sire with an excellent DPR (+1.7) and low Somatic Cell Score (SCS) (2.76) will sire daughters that are sure to live long and boost income over feed cost.
7HO9961 Mission-Bell Gold DIENER-ET (EX-90) brings a complete package. A Goldwyn son, his first six dams average a classification score of Excellent 92.5 and his first five dams have all produced over 33,000 pounds of milk. He will raise Fat (+.07%) and Protein (+.01%) and lower SCS (2.65). A 7% calving ease sire at +2.14 PTAT he can be used in a variety of operations.
For the complete list of Select Sires' new graduates as well as the full breed-leading Holstein lineup, please visit www.selectsires.com or contact your Select Sires sales representative today.
Based in Plain City, Ohio, Select Sires Inc., is North America's largest A.I. organization and is comprised of nine 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.