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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.

Products sold by Select Sires Inc. or its affiliates to a buyer shall not be used other than as authorized by the terms
and conditions in the sales invoice. Each conventionally processed semen straw (not sex sorted) shall be used only
for insemination of a female bovine. ALL OTHER USES OF BOVINE SEMEN FROM SELECT SIRES INC. AND ITS
AFFILIATES ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED WITHOUT THE PRIOR WRITTEN CONSENT OF SELECT SIRES INC. INCLUDING
(WITHOUT LIMITATION) GENOTYPING, SEQUENCING, CLONING, GENETIC ANALYSIS, GENETIC MANIPULATION OR
FOR RESEARCH. Select Sires Inc., its member cooperatives, its agents or employees cannot and do not guarantee
the conception rate, gender, quality or productivity to be obtained in connection with the use of its products or
recommended techniques. It makes no warranties of any kind whatsoever, expressed or implied, which extend
beyond the description of its products and hereby disclaims all warranties of merchantability and fitness for a
particular purpose. In the unlikely event that any of our products shall be proven to be defective, damages
resulting from their use shall exclude consequential damages and be limited to the purchase price of the product.

Limitations and Conditions of Sale: gender SELECTed semen shall be used only for the single insemination of
one female bovine during single ovulation with the intent to produce a single offspring unless specifically
approved on an individual customer basis by Sexing Technologies (ST) in writing. ST agrees, however, that Select
Sires’ customers may use 4,000,000 concentration straws for superovulation or IVF so long as the service provider
or the end-user is authorized for such use under an independent license (other than this agreement) by XY. AS A
CONDITION OF PURCHASING gender SELECTed SEMEN, THE PURCHASER AGREES THAT gender SELECTed SEMEN
WILL NOT BE REVERSE SORTED OR RESORTED UNLESS SPECIFICALLY PERMITTED, IN ADVANCE, ON A CASE-BY-
CASE BASIS BY SELECT SIRES INC. IN WRITING. All other uses of gender SELECTed semen from Select Sires Inc. and
its affiliates are strictly prohibited without the prior written consent of Select Sires Inc. including (without
limitation) genotyping, sequencing, cloning, genetic analysis, genetic manipulation or for research. Select Sires
intends to monitor the use of gender SELECTed semen and vigorously enforce these restrictions on use.

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When used properly in well-managed herds, ACCESS® sexed semen can produce more heifer calves for your dairy or beef operation. This allows you to increase your herd size from within, avoiding the high cost of replacement heifers and the risk of disease when bringing in heifers from other operations. ACCESS® sexed semen is processed using flow cytometry to sort the female/X chromosome-bearing sperm cells from the male/Y chromosome-bearing sperm cells. 

 

Products sold by Select Sires Inc. or its affiliates to a buyer shall not be used other than as authorized by the terms
and conditions in the sales invoice. Each conventionally processed semen straw (not sex sorted) shall be used only
for insemination of a female bovine. ALL OTHER USES OF BOVINE SEMEN FROM SELECT SIRES INC. AND ITS
AFFILIATES ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED WITHOUT THE PRIOR WRITTEN CONSENT OF SELECT SIRES INC. INCLUDING
(WITHOUT LIMITATION) GENOTYPING, SEQUENCING, CLONING, GENETIC ANALYSIS, GENETIC MANIPULATION OR
FOR RESEARCH. Select Sires Inc., its member cooperatives, its agents or employees cannot and do not guarantee
the conception rate, gender, quality or productivity to be obtained in connection with the use of its products or
recommended techniques. It makes no warranties of any kind whatsoever, expressed or implied, which extend
beyond the description of its products and hereby disclaims all warranties of merchantability and fitness for a
particular purpose. In the unlikely event that any of our products shall be proven to be defective, damages
resulting from their use shall exclude consequential damages and be limited to the purchase price of the product.

Limitations and Conditions of Sale: ACCESS sexed semen shall be used only for the single insemination of one
female bovine during single ovulation with the intent to produce a single offspring unless specifically approved on
an individual customer basis by Sexing Technologies (ST) in writing. ST agrees, however, that Select Sires’
customers may use 4,000,000 concentration straws for superovulation or IVF so long as the service provider or
the end-user is authorized for such use under an independent license (other than this agreement) by XY. AS A
CONDITION OF PURCHASING ACCESS sexed SEMEN, THE PURCHASER AGREES THAT ACCESS sexed SEMEN WILL
NOT BE REVERSE SORTED OR RESORTED UNLESS SPECIFICALLY PERMITTED, IN ADVANCE, ON A CASE-BY-CASE
BASIS BY SELECT SIRES INC. IN WRITING. All other uses of ACCESS sexed semen from Select Sires Inc. and its
affiliates are strictly prohibited without the prior written consent of Select Sires Inc. including (without limitation)
genotyping, sequencing, cloning, genetic analysis, genetic manipulation or for research. Select Sires intends to
monitor the use of ACCESS sexed semen and vigorously enforce these restrictions on use.