Select Sires offers the best in Brown Swiss, Ayrshire, Guernsey and Milking Shorthorn sires including leaders for total performance, Type, Net Merit and fitness traits.
7BS826 Oak View Zeus AUGUST*TM and 7BS828 Little Hill Ladys MVP ET*TM keep improving and are the No. 2 and No. 3 active A.I. Brown Swiss sires for Progressive Performance Rating (GPPR) at +181 and +175, respectively. Both sires continue their upward trend for Milk (AUGUST +836, MVP +835) and CM$ (AUGUST +470, MVP +450). MVP jumped 72NM$ to +400 and improved Fat (+.19%F, +77F) and Protein (+36). AUGUST continues to be a source for high Type (+0.8), PL (+2.8), Mobility (+1.0) and low SCS (2.63).
Showcase Selections™ sires 7BS901 Mort Blessing Dynsty JAVA (M) “E90” and 7BS900 Blessing Tex BRAIDEN ET*TM “E92” are in the top 10 active A.I. sires for SCR at +1.6 and +0.7, respectively. Additionally, JAVA is the No. 7 Type sire (+0.8) while BRAIDEN ranks in the top five for PL (+3.9) and Daughter Pregnancy Rate (DPR) (+1.5).
Select Sires’ Super Samplers™ also perform well with 7BS863 Cutting Edge SEAMAN*TM (+1.4 PTAT) and 7BS852 JoBo Wonder BOSEPHUS ET*TM (+1.3 PTAT) ranking No. 2 and No. 3 among active young sires for Type. BOSEPHUS is also the No. 5 GPPR sire at +204 and No. 2 for SCR (+2.2)
First BURDETTE son joins Ayrshire lineup
7AY90 Libby’s LOCHINVAR is the newest graduate to the Select Sires Ayrshire lineup. The first available proven 7AY84 Palmyra Tri-Star BURDETTE-ET son, LOCHINVAR delivers elite Type (+1.6) with exceptional udders and consistent production (+590 Milk). His dam is the well-known reserve All-American, Covey-Farms Wilton Libby (EX-93-2E), who is backed by generations of high lifetime production.
BURDETTE continues to be the best in the breed for Type (+1.9) which comes as no surprise with his daughters’ tanbark success. He is joined in the top four of the breed by his son, LOCHINVAR and 7AY89 Palmyra Poker RIGGINS-ET (+1.3). BURDETTE daughters perform well outside the showring too, with outstanding DPR (+1.0), CM$ (+367) and GPTI (+528). He is also one of the top Ayrshire sires for SCR (+1.0).
At +530 GPTI, 7AY87 Anmar Peter POWER-ET is in the top five active A.I. sires of the breed. He ranks in the top five for DPR (+1.2), Fat (+.11%F, +51F), Protein (+.05%P, +32P), NM$ (+380) and CM$ (+425).
Three new AARON sons bring outstanding performance
7GU438 Marodore Aarons LEVI-ET is the new No. 1 Type sire in the breed at +2.6. His daughters are moderate in stature with excellent udders (+2.6 Udder Composite) and correct feet and legs (+1.5 Feet and Leg Composite). LEVI, a FeedPRO® sire, transmits elite longevity (+4.4 PL) and ranks among the top five Guernsey A.I. sires for Production Type Index (PTI) (+147), NM$ (+370) and CM$ (+350).
7GU440 Ripley Farms Aaron CORDELL is tied for the No. 2 PTI spot at +149 and earned the FeedPRO designation. He offers a rare combination of high production (+722) and positive components (+.09%F, +.03%P) making him a top five Guernsey active A.I. sire for Fat (+48) and Protein (+28). CORDELL daughters are balanced Type cows (+1.5 PTAT) with well-attached udders (+1.1 UDC) and excellent FLC (+1.6) from one of the breed’s most prolific cow families. Hailing from the Conny’s, his dam has four Excellent and 31 Very Good maternal sisters.
7GU439 Jens Gold Aaron CRUNCH-ET has already sired All-American and Junior All-American nominees the last two years and has 18 Very Good daughters, over 80 percent of total daughters appraised. CRUNCH ranks No. 2 in the breed for Type (+2.5), No. 2 for SCR (+1.1), No. 3 for FLC (+2.4), No. 5 for UDC (+2.0) and No. 6 for PTI (+144). This FeedPRO sire is a big-time Fat improver (+.13%F, +44F) and makes daughters that are built to last (+3.0 PL).
7GU398 Sniders Ronalds ALSTAR leads the breed for PTI (+153) and NM$ (+479) and ranks high for Milk (+1,203), Fat (+45), PL (+4.4), DPR (+2.1) and CM$ (+437). 7GU428 Golden J Skipper GARY is the top SCR (+1.5) sire and No. 4 for Milk (+927).
LIRIANO and ACE are Type and component specialists
7MS347 Mysha-WO Advent LIRIANO-ET is again the No. 1 Type Milking Shorthorn active A.I. sire at +1.3. LIRIANO is also the leading Milking Shorthorn for UDC (+1.72) and ranks No. 4 for Milk (+1,200) and DPR (+0.8). 7MS346 Kulp-Gen Jurist ACE-ET transmits elite components (.34%F, +.09%P, +65F) and is one of the best for NM$ (+334), CM$ (+399) and PPR (+125).