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Premier Select Sires offers dairy semen for all of the major breeds including Holstein, Jersey, Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Guernsey and Milking Shorthorn. Visit the Dairy Sire Search to find the genetics that will best meet your needs.

Select Designations

No matter what you’re looking for, Select Sires has something for everyone. Whether you’re interested in Type, Yield, Net Merit $, or other criteria, we feature bulls with special designations to denote top sires in selected categories.

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Always passionate about customer success, Select Sires is collaborating with Zoetis to provide two innovative indexes for its Holstein lineup sires, Wellness Trait Index™ (WT$™) and Dairy Wellness Profit Index™ (DWP$™), which uses wellness trait information from the CLARIFIDE® Plus genomic test to predict lifetime profitability based on additional wellness information. The top WT$ sires at Select Sires will be designated WellnessPRO™ to identify the sires with the greatest chance to make a positive impact on wellness by reducing the genetic risk of common dairy cow diseases.

™WellnessPRO is a trademark of Select Sires Inc. Wellness Trait Index, WT$, Dairy Wellness Profit Index and DWP$ are trademarks of Zoetis Inc., its affiliates and/or its licensors. ®CLARIFIDE is a registered trademark of Zoetis Inc., its affiliates and/or its licensors.

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While the greatest variables affecting pregnancy rates are accuracy of heat detection, inseminator technique and other management factors, looking at all available fertility values of individual sires can help. Through evaluation of the Composite Fertility Index (CFI) and Sire Conception Rate (SCR), along with intense semen quality evaluations, these elite sires earn the designation of Superior Settler.

™Superior Settler, Composite Fertility Index and CFI are trademarks of Select Sires Inc.

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Select Sires recognizes the growing number of automated milking and feeding systems on dairy farms and has identified sires that transmit the desired traits for robotic milking systems. These sires were selected by focusing on component and milk yield, milk quality, longevity and durability as well as functional udder traits. By using these sires you can create the next generation of profitable cows for your specific milking system.

™RobotPRO is a trademark of Select Sires Inc.

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Select Sires has produced a legacy of high Type sires. We have provided balanced genetics for decades, proving that Type with production never goes out of style. Our Showcase Selections sires have been a mainstay in many Type-focused breeding programs.

Showcase Selections™ is a trademark of Select Sires Inc.

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High feed prices have generated greater interest in selecting for feed efficiency. In 2009, Select Sires’ genetics staff took a closer look at the large variety of traits measured by current USDA genetic evaluations to see if they could identify some key indicator traits for producing greater income over feed costs. After an extensive review of available research, Select Sires introduced FeedPRO as a sire selection tool for the dairy producer concerned about feed costs and their overall effect on profitability. The index identifies the top 20 percent of Select Sires’ lineup that transmit the traits consistent with more income from less feed–sires that maximize production while moderating size and improving long-term fitness and productivity. The research behind FeedPRO confirms that it works.

®FeedPRO is a registered trademark of Select Sires Inc.

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Pasture-based dairying can be a viable option to produce milk profitably. Based on sound science and research, Select Sires’ grazing specialists are selected to increase the profitability of grazers by transmitting superior production yields, transmitting greater longevity and mobility, moderating stature, and improving component yields–all while not compromising fitness traits such as Daughter Pregnancy Rate and Somatic Cell Score.

™GrazingPRO is a trademark of Select Sires Inc.

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Looking for the latest genetics with proven fertility? Look no further than Select Sires’ Fertility PROTM lineup. Made up of genomic young sires, this group has been selected according to rigid semen quality standards and their high-ranking Sire Conception Rate (SCR) from progeny test semen usage. Additionally, Fertility PROTM sires have outstanding genetic merit with a highly reliable sire stack. They combine the best of genetics and fertility together in one package to meet your breeding goals.

Fertility PRO™ is a trademark of Select Sires Inc.

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The level of calving stress is a key predictor of future profitability. As calving ease specialists, CalvingPRO sires still provide the balance of production and type traits you demand. Manage tomorrow’s calving stress by usingCalvingPRO sires today.

™CalvingPRO is a trademark of Select Sires Inc.

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You don’t have to sacrifice genetics for more heifer calves. Whether you are breeding for type, production, health traits or a combination, Select Sires has you covered with high-ranking gender SELECTedTM bulls.

To minimize the variance in success of our gender SELECTedTM sires, Select Sires closely scrutinizes both the semen quality and field fertility data of conventional semen before a bull is allowed to qualify as a candidate for sex-sorting. Select Sires continually collects conception data from herds using gender SELECTedTM semen to calculate sexed semen fertility deviations and removes bulls from the lineup that perform unacceptably.

Dairy producers who have used Select Sires’ gender SELECTedTM semen value the opportunities they have–more heifers for sale, replacements and internal expansion, and smaller calves from first calf heifers.

Limitations and Conditions of Sale. gender SELECTed™ semen processed by Sexing Technologies for Select Sires shall not be repurposed in any way. gender SELECTed™ semen shall be used only for the single insemination of one female bovine during natural ovulation with the intent to produce single offspring unless specifically approved on an individual customer basis by Sexing Technologies in writing. This semen is produced using the proprietary technology of XY LLC and Inguran LLC, as partially represented by U.S. Patents: 6372422, 7094527, 7208265, 7371517, 6357307, 7723116, 7758811 and 7799569. Patents pending in US and foreign markets. XY® is a trademark of XY LLC. All gender SELECTed™ semen is processed using SexedULTRA™ technology. SexedULTRA™ is a trademark of Inguran LLC.
As a condition of purchasing gender SELECTed™ semen, the purchaser agrees that gender SELECTed™ semen will not be reverse sorted or re-sorted unless specifically permitted, in advance, on a case-by-case basis by Select Sires in writing. This prohibition extends to the resale or transfer of gender SELECTed™ semen. Select Sires reserves all rights, claims and remedies, including rescission, afforded it under the law, for any failure to follow the foregoing prohibitions; provided further that if any male bovine offspring results from actions taken in violation of the prohibition on reverse sorting and re-sorting, the male bovine offspring may not be used for commercial breeding purposes.