PLAIN CITY, Ohio, April 16, 2019— Select Sires’ offering of young sires is well-balanced with index, wellness and fertility leaders to increase genetic potential and enhance herd profitability. Select Sires’ newly launched NxGENTM program is now accepting membership applications and features two leading GTPI® sires, 507HO14364 EISAKU (+2878 GTPI) and 550HO14134 RENEGADE (+2878 GTPI). Also offering elite GTPI coupled with extreme production are 507HO14588 DIESEL (+2869 GTPI, +1,539 M), 507HO14229 TAHITI (+2837 GTPI, +2,033 M) and 507HO14451 BIG AL (+2835 GTPI, +1,338 M).
7HO14454 LIONEL ranks as Select’s top bull for pounds of milk (+2,575 M) and Combined Fat and Protein (+203 CFP). Also offering more than 2,000 pounds of milk are 7HO14264 SPEEDY (+2,339 M) and 7HO14420 RIVER (+2,272 M). Leading CFP sires include 7HO14545 JAMARCO (+193 CFP) and 7HO13504 JAGUAR (+181 CFP).
Ranking among the breed’s best for the Net Merit (NM$) index are BIG AL (+1,015 NM$) and TAHITI (+1,003 NM$), as well as NxGEN sires EISAKU (+979 NM$) and RENEGADE (+963 NM$). In total, Select Sires offers thirteen young sires with NM values over +$950.
Conception with Confidence
Select Sires’ designations are helpful tools to simplify genetic selection. The Superior SettlerTM designation combines evaluations of Composite Fertility IndexTM (CFITM), Sire Conception Rate (SCR) and intense semen quality standards to add confidence in breeding decisions. There is no need to sacrifice production for fertility with Select Sires’ elite lineup of Superior Settler sires. Offering both high milk production and fertility are 7HO12943 CURRY (+1,863 M, +1.8 SCR), 7HO13832 MAXWELL-P (+1,814 M, +3.5 SCR) and 7HO13647 BIGHIT P (+1,810 M, +3.4 SCR).
Increasing Wellness, Decreasing Costs
Health and wellness data offer opportunities to more directly select for healthy cattle and improve on-farm profitability. Select Sires’ WellnessPRO® sires are identified using the Wellness Trait Index® (WT$®) and Calf Wellness IndexTM (CW$TM) through CLARIFIDE Plus genomic testing. 7HO14455 FREEDOM leads as Select Sires’ top WT$ sire at +261, followed closely by 7HO14307 NEWSTAR (+224 WT$).
WellnessPRO designated sires 7HO12788 FRAZZLED (+2,113 M, +0.7 SCR), 7HO14333 FUTURE (+1,886 M +0.4 SCR), 7HO13922 KITE (+1,765 M, +2.0 SCR) and 250HO13736 HARDROCK (+1,567 M, +1.0 SCR) combine high milk values with positive SCR to maximize profit potential.
On the Dairy Wellness Profit Index® (DWP$®), 507HO14436 BIG DOLLARS is living up to his name offering +1,283 DWP$ combined with +220 WT$. Also ranking among the best for DWP$ is NEWSTAR (+1,227 DWP$) and 7HO14330 EFFECT (+1,186 DWP$).
Hub for High Type
Following the April 2019 sire summary release, Select Sires is excited to offer customer-owners three, Showcase SelectionsTM sires over +4.00 PTAT. Leading the PTAT listing is 7HO13730 UNDENIED (+4.30 PTAT), the Solomon son from Our-Favorite Unlimited (EX-94-2E-EX-MS). Following closely are 250HO14579 HANCOCK (+4.10 PTAT), a 250HO12961 DOC grandson of Cookiecutter Mog Hanker-ET (EX-94-2E-EX-MS-GMD-DOM), and 7HO14477 WARRIOR-RED (+4.05 PTAT), an Avalanche son with eight generations of Very Good (VG) or Excellent (EX) dams. Additional high Type leaders include DOC (+3.94 PTAT), 7HO14734 HANDSOME (+3.82 PTAT) and 7HO13839 TATOO (+3.72 PTAT).
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Based in Plain City, Ohio, Select Sires Inc., is North America’s largest A.I. organization and is comprised of seven 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.
Source: 0419 CDCB/HA Genomic Evaluation Rel %: DIESEL YIELD 77; TAHITI YIELD 78, NM$ 76; BIG AL YIELD 78, NM$ 74; LIONEL YIELD 78; SPEEDY YIELD 78; RIVER YIELD 76; JAMARCO YIELD 76; JAGUAR YIELD 81; EISAKU NM$ 74; RENEGADE NM$ 74; CURRY YIELD 81, SCR 98; MAXWELL-P YIELD 80, SCR 67; BIGHIT P YIELD 80, SCR 96; FRAZZLED YIELD 87, SCR 99; FUTURE YIELD 79, SCR 95; KITE YIELD 80, SCR 97; HARDROCK YIELD 80, SCR 98; UNDENIED PTAT 80; HANCOCK PTAT 76; WARRIOR-RED PTAT 77; DOC PTAT 79; HANDSOME PTAT 76; TATOO PTAT 80. ®Wellness Trait Index, WT$, Dairy Wellness Profit Index and DWP$ are registered trademarks of Zoetis Inc., its affiliates and/or its licensors. TPI is a registered trademark of Holstein Association USA. TMSuperior Settler, NxGEN, Composite Fertility Index, CFI and Showcase Selections are trademarks of Select Sires. Calf Wellness Index, CW$, is a trademark of Zoetis Inc., its affiliates and/or its licensors.