Category: Dairy News

May 7, 2018 admin

Every straw counts…no matter the weather! But in the summertime, it makes even MORE sense to have as many advantages as you can when getting cows pregnant.  There’s a lot of discussion around fertility, and traits like SCR (sire conception rate) and DPR (daughter pregnancy rate) are often in the center of those conversations.  While…

April 12, 2018 admin

Select Sires’ daughter-proven Holstein lineup is packed with high-ranking sires from every genetic standpoint. As is the tradition, Select Sires offers balanced sires with exceptional pedigrees. Whether the breeding focus is Net Merit (NM$), production, type or fertility, Select Sires has a sire for every desire. 7HO12266 YODER (+2690 GTPI®) and 7HO12165 MONTROSS (+2641) maintained…

April 6, 2018 admin

Select Sires adds twelve daughter-proven sires to the lineup following the April genetic evaluations. The graduating class is primarily Holstein but includes one Brown Swiss sire. These exceptionally diverse Holstein graduates are sired by 10 different bulls, offering outcross pedigrees while maintaining elite genetic rank. Seven sires carry Select’s new CalvingPRO™ designation, including 7HO12600 MODESTY,…

March 28, 2018 admin

Perhaps you saw a fancy bus motoring through Central California’s dairy land recently. No, it wasn’t a tour bus full of rock band members on their way to L.A. …it was the 3rd Annual Parreira Breeding Service – All West/Select Sires Daughter tour! The bus was packed full of nearly 50 customers, friends, and team…

March 28, 2018 admin

Western Classic Dairy Show What happens when you gather passionate dairy industry members, dedicated local leaders, over 200 young dairy enthusiasts, and impressive Select Sires and Accelerated Genetics sired animals? …the Western Classic Dairy Show! The 7th Annual Western Classic Dairy Show took place in Hanford, CA at the Kings County Fairgrounds on March 3rd…

March 28, 2018 admin

Do you ever have one of those moments when you truly get the “A-ha” feeling?  I had “the A-ha” this past week as I was putting together details for our All West Spring Sales Conference.  At the end of every April, we get some of the team together to talk about proofs, do some team…

March 28, 2018 admin

Hello everyone! I hope that spring has sprung in the west!  With spring comes new sire summary information, so stay tuned to the Select Sires and AW/SS websites for the latest news! A couple bulls I wanted to highlight this time are 7HO13250 JEDI and 7HO12600 MODESTY. Time moves at light speed in genetics these…

March 28, 2018 admin

It’s proof-time next week, and with that comes some new updates from the CDCB that you should know about! Information about the upcoming genetic evaluation changes for April 2018 have been released by the CDCB (Council for Dairy Cattle Breeding). Changes will include evaluations for resistance to six health traits, the all-breed system now being applied…

March 28, 2018 admin

Here’s the 4-1-1 on proof information being released April 2, 2018 Monday, April 2 Official Holstein/CDCB/HA genomic evaluation for TYPE data on December 2017 lineup bulls, genomic young sires and potential graduates   Tuesday, April 3 Official production and type data – all summaries for December 2017 lineup bulls and potential graduates available in the morning…

March 28, 2018 admin

It’s the little decisions that can really effect the overall success of a business, and with dairy, there’s no exception to this rule.  In this case, “little decisions” can mean choosing bulls that improve calf health and ultimately improve your investment in genetics.  Select Sires’ Adam Oswalt recently talked about Calf Wellness and the ways…