It was a great week in Utah as several junior family members from the All West Select Sires cooperative placed well in judging contests held during Western Spring National Show Week. The Modesto Junior College team topped the collegiate judging division, with team members Vincent Migliazzo placing first overall and Tony Garcia placing third. In addition, the Los Banos (CA) FFA team of Colleen Allen, Paul Borba, Caitlin Lopes and Jorden Cota was the first place team in the FFA Contest. Juniors from around the Western and Midwest regions of the country participated in this annual event that was held May 15th in Richmond, UT.
Turlock, CA-All West/Select Sires invites dairy producers to join them on a Select Sires Daughter Tour, May 6-9, 2013. Over 100 SMS Evaluators from around the globe will be meeting in Visalia during that time and touring several dairies over the three-day period. The tour is open to producers who would like the opportunity to view daughters of proven bulls, as well as newly proven genomic sires and potential new release bulls of both Holstein and Jersey breeds. Joining the driving tour will not only allow you to see these daughters, but interact with the Select Sires staff as well.
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SELECT SIRES DAUGHTER TOUR:
Following is the schedule for the event:
Monday May 6th
8:00am Ahlem Farms Partnership (Jerseys) 24093 American Ave. Hilmar
9:30am Machado Dairy (Holsteins) 7413 S Mitchell Turlock
11:00am Carl Vierra/Arlinda Dairy (Holsteins) 6325 W. Main Turlock (Corner of W. Main and Faith Home)
12:30pm Lorita Holsteins 8861 Beckwith Rd. Modesto (West of Hwy 99 at the end of Beckwith Rd)
1:30pm LUNCH AT DURRER BARN
3:00pm Genasci Dairy (Holsteins) 6555 Bluegum Ave. Modesto
Tuesday May 7th
7:30am Double Oak Dairy (Jerseys) 3573 E. Oakdale Ave. Tulare
9:30am H & T Dairy (Holsteins) 13213 Rd. 80 Tipton
11:00am Decade Dairy (Holsteins) 3316 Ave. 256 Tulare
12:00pm Westra Dairy (Holsteins) 470 Ave. 256 Tulare
LUNCH AT WESTRA’S
2:00pm Curtimade Dairy (Holsteins & Jerseys) 18337 Rd. 24 Tulare (Social Hour Hosted by Curtimade)
4:00pm Bravo Farms Fruit Stand and Cheese Store (Tourist Trap)
Wednesday May 8th
8:00am Dias & Dias Dairy (Holsteins) 6970 Corona Ave. Kingsburg
10:00am Paulo-Bro Dairy (Holsteins & Jerseys) 8730 Iona Ave. Hanford
11:30am De Groot Dairy (Holsteins) 6105 W. Lincoln Ave Fresno
1:00pm LUNCH AT CHARLIE DE GROOT’S
Headlined by 7HO10606 De-Su OBSERVER-ET (VG-88), the top active A.I. sire for Genomic Total Performance IndexSM (GTPISM) (+2332) and Net Merit dollars (NM$) (+$792), the Select Sires lineup also features the best sires for Type (+4.57), 7HO10506 Maple-Downs-I G W ATWOOD-ET (EX-90), and Milk (+2,862), 7HO9441 Stouder JAYVEN-ET (EX-94). This diverse, industry-leading lineup has something to fit any dairy producer’s breeding goals.
OBSERVER leads the 22 Select sires on the Holstein USA Top 100 GTPI list. 7HO10228 De-Su GULF-ET (EX-90) (+2178GTPI), 7HO8081 Ensenada Taboo PLANET-ET (EX-90-GM) (+2176GTPI) and new graduate 7HO10297 Foxberry Bax MCNUGGETS-ET (+2151GTPI) join OBSERVER in the top 20.
Select Sires leads the industry with 33 of the Top 100 TPI sires over 97% Reliability for production and Type, proving that the Program for Genetic Advancement™ (PGA™) consistently identifies the best in the industry. Once again, PLANET is the No. 1 GTPI sire at 99% Reliability for both production and Type. A Calving Ease and gender SELECTed™ sire, he transmits the best combination of production (+2,216Milk) and longevity (+6.7 Productive Life) in the breed.
Select Sires is home to the most elite type sires with eight over +3.00 for Type including four of the top six sires in the breed for Type. 7HO10506 G W ATWOOD maintains his No. 1 ranking at an astounding +4.57 for Type and is the only Holstein sire above +4.00 PTAT. G W ATWOOD is continuing his winning ways, siring class winners and champions at several recent spring shows. He is the best feet and leg improver in the breed (+3.75 Feet and Leg Composite). New Showcase Selections™ graduates, 7HO10309 Ernlo Gold Lynn DICKEY (EX-92) and 7HO10468 Mr Rockton Mlnd MOREY-ET are the two best new sires for Type at +3.67 PTAT and +3.43 PTAT, respectively. At +3.05 PTAT, 7HO8190 Gen-Mark Stmatic SANCHEZ-ET (EX-94) is the No. 1 Holstein sire for Type at 99% Reliability for production and Type.
7HO9441 JAYVEN has held the top spot for Milk since his debut over two years ago. JAYVEN leads the 11 sires in Select Sires’ lineup with over +2,000 Milk. This includes 7HO9977 Hunsberger Bolton KINLEY (EX-91) (+2,433M), 7HO8477 Willow-Marsh-CC GABOR-ET (EX-94-GM) (+2,430M), 7HO10172 De-Su MASKILL-ET*BY (VG-86) (+2,330M) and 7HO9625 Clear-Echo Marion RIB-ET (EX-94) (+2,239M) who rank in the top 20 of the breed.
Select Sires is committed to providing highly fertile semen to its customer-owners. With 61 sires positive for Sire Conception Rate (SCR), Select Sires continues to be the premier source for high fertility sires. 7HO10000 Big APPLE-RED-ET (+5.0 SCR), 7HO9990 Farnear-TBR Dates DWIGHT-ET (EX-91) (+4.5 SCR), 7HO9925 Coyne-Farms Shotle YANCE-ET (VG-88-GM) (+3.6 SCR) and 7HO9722 Collins-Pride TS JERMIAH-ET (VG-87) (+3.4 SCR) are among the top 10 sires for SCR. As the weather gets warmer, turn to this group and our Superior Settler™ lineup for the best in fertility.
Select Sires’ Super Samplers™ lead the industry again, occupying 12 of the top 25 and 24 of the top 50 GTPI spots. 7HO11351 Seagull-Bay SUPERSIRE-ET maintains his No. 1 ranking for GTPI at +2527. He also leads active A.I. young sires for NM$ (+$938) and Fat (+113F). 7HO11763 Rickland PREDESTINE 669-ET remains a top five young sire for GTPI (+2460GTPI). New Super Samplers, 7HO11853 Coyne-Farms Srock MACK-ET (+2454GTPI), a 7HO10849 SHAMROCK son from a full sister to 7HO9918 Foxberry JS MCFLY-ET (EX-91-GM), and 7HO11775 De-Su DISTINCTION 11130-ET (+2443GTPI), another SHAMROCK son, debut in the top 10. 7HO11118 Mr Atwood BROKAW-ET (VG-86) is following in his sire, G W ATWOOD’s, footsteps as the No. 1 genomic young sire for Type (+4.62).
7JE1036 Avon Road Impuls PAT, 7BS828 Little Hills Ladys MVP ET*TM and 7GU455 Oak Knob Maxie LAREDO joined the Select Sires active lineup in April. Their diverse offering of traits adds strength to an already deep high-components lineup.
Select Sires is home to the top active A.I. Type sires in five breeds, including four high-components breeds. 7AY84 Palmyra Tri-Star BURDETTE-ET (+1.8 PTAT) maintains his No. 1 Type ranking in the Ayrshire breed while 7JE1038 All Lynns Louie VALENTINO-ET (+2.7 PTAT), 7GU434 Spring Walk Sherberts MINT (+1.6 PTAT) and 7MS347 Mysha-WO Advent LIRIANO-ET (+1.0 PTAT) are the new leading Type sires in their respective breeds.
Not only does Select Sires dominate in Type, but many lineup sires lead the industry in production and fitness traits. 236JE146 ISDK DJ ZUMA is No. 1 in the Jersey breed for Somatic Cell Score (SCS) (2.62), Productive Life (PL) (+6.9) and Cheese Merit (CM$) (+$746) while 236JE136 ISDK DJ HULK is the top Jersey sire for Fat (+99). 7JE865 Sunset Canyon KYROS-ET tops the Jersey breed for Sire Conception Rate (SCR) at +4.6. 7GU398 Sniders Ronalds ALSTAR continues to lead the Guernsey breed in Milk (+1,102), DPR (+2.4) and Net Merit (NM$) (+$448) and 7GU405 Golden J Ronald GRUMPY is the No. 1 active sire for CM$ (+$461). 7GU428 Golden J Skipper GARY leads the breed for fertility at +1.1 SCR. 7AY87 Anmar Peter POWER-ET is the No. 1 GPTI sire (+553) and leads Ayrshire active A.I. sires in NM$ (+$507), CM$ (+$554) and Daughter Pregnancy Rate (DPR) at +1.7. With his first official Type proof, 7MS347 LIRIANO is also the top active A.I. Milking Shorthorn sire for Udder Composite (+1.06) and DPR (+1.0). 7MS346 Kulp-Gen Jurist ACE-ET is the breed’s top bull for Fat percent (+0.36) and PL (+3.6).
A component and health specialist joins the Jersey lineup, 7JE1036 PAT, an Impuls son from three generations of Excellent dams, graduates as a high NM$ (+$517) and CM$ (+$618) sire, ranking him among the top 10 sires of the breed. PAT transmits exceptional components (+.25%F, +.11%P) and is in the top 20 sires for GJPI™ (+178). As a HealthMark™ sire, PAT improves SCS (2.77), longevity (+4.6 PL) and fertility (+0.9 DPR). He earns the FeedPRO® designation and has gender SELECTed™ semen available.
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December 2012 Jersey graduate, 7JE1046 Sunrise/Hackline Bungy ZIPPER, made significant genetic gains. He moved up 15 GJPI points and is now the No. 5 GJPI Jersey sire. With positive improvements for Protein (+60P), CM$ (+$585) and Fluid Merit (FM$) (+$454) he now ranks in the top 10 for each trait. With KYROS leading the way, Select sires occupy six of the top 10 spots for SCR including 7JE859 Chasin-Rainbows Act RILEY-ET (+4.1), 7JE860 Maack Dairy ECLIPES-P-ET (+3.7), 7JE953 Fairway Mygent DALLAS-PP (+3.6), 7JE886 Three Valleys Country MILES-ET (+3.2) and 7JE962 Buttercrest SUCCESS-ET (+3.1).
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