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$), production, type or fertility, Select Sires has a sire for every desire.
7HO12266 YODER (+2690 GTPI®) and 7HO12165 MONTROSS (+2641) maintained their top-10 spots on Holstein Association USA’s Top 100 TPI List. YODER and MONTROSS are true customer-satisfaction specialists, siring hard-working, functionally appealing daughters with fantastic production.
For producers honing in on the value of NM$, Select Sires presents an exceptionally strong lineup; with 20 active proven sires greater than +$700 for NM$. Topping this list is recent graduate 7HO12600 MODESTY at +$927 NM$. YODER (+$863), 7HO11351 SUPERSIRE (+$827), 7HO13250 JEDI (+$825) and 7HO12450 AMBITION (+$823) follow MODESTY’s lead and rank among the breed’s top 10 for NM$.
If increasing the profitability of your herd is important, then Select Sires is the clear choice. With 17 of the top 50 daughter-proven sires for NM$, Select Sires is the leader. No other A.I. source comes close. When the Accelerated Genetics product line is added, the selection of elite NM$ sires climbs to 21 of the top-50.
Select Sires offers the largest selection of sires to boost milk production with seven sires transmitting over +2,000M including new daughter-proven graduates JEDI (+2,480M) and 7HO12387 MADRON (+2,056M).
MONTROSS leads Select’s lineup as the No. 1 Milk (+2,910) and No. 1 Protein (+85) sire. 7HO11621 MAYFLOWER ranks second for both listings at +2,732 Milk and +84 Protein. 7HO12256 MAGUIRE and YODER lead the charge for Fat at +116 and +107, respectively.
Select Sires also offers the most proven sires at or above 120 pounds of combined Fat and Protein (CFP) with 27 sires. This is almost double the next source and is led by MAGUIRE (+177 CFP), MONTROSS (+165 CFP), SUPERSIRE (+164) and YODER (+160).
Fitness and Wellness Leaders
December graduate, 7HO12357 PENLEY, leads Select Sires’ list of sires bred to help you improve the wellness traits within your herd. Earning Select’s WellnessPRO™ designation he is an impressive +$194 for Zoetis’ Wellness Trait Index® (WT$®) and +$769 for Dairy Wellness Profit Index® (DWP$®), +2.8 for CDCB’s new Mastitis trait, and is Select Sires’ best for Somatic Cell Score (SCS) at 2.32.
Other daughter-proven Select sires earning the WellnessPRO designation include 7HO11833 RENNIE, 7HO11708 ROOKIE, 7HO11169 PETRONE, 7HO10920 GOLD CHIP, 7HO12111 DRAGONHEART and new graduates 7HO12472 ALCO and 7HO12533 HOTSHOT.
With the April summaries, Zoetis introduced the Calf Wellness Index™ (CW$™), which places economic weights on calf wellness traits directly estimating potential genetic profit contributions of calf livability, respiratory disease and scours for an individual animal. Three Select sires rank among the top-10 for CW$ with PETRONE (+51 CW$) garnering the top spot and 7HO12344 RAGER-RED (+35 CW$) and PENLEY (+27) following close behind.
Select Sires continues to focus on delivering a superior fertility product to your door every time. Dedication to this mission has led to the broadest and best genetic selection of sires that excel in fertility for both conventional and gender SELECTed™ semen. A look at the daughter-proven lineup reveals five sires over +2500 GTPI with SCRs greater than +1.7: YODER (+2690 GTPI, +2.8 SCR), 7HO11985 TETRIS (+2526 GTPI, +2.2 SCR), JEDI (+2716 GTPI, +2.1 SCR), MODESTY (+2748 GTPI, +2.1 SCR) and MAGUIRE (+2553 GTPI, + 1.9 SCR) make up this elite group.
Select Sires continues to innovate the use of data to benefit customer-owners and is the first and only A.I. organization to identify their highest performing sires for sex-sorted semen in both 2M and 4M products. In March, Select Sires announced a new designation for sires achieving high fertility in sex-sorted semen to provide a useful tool to help breeders maximize success with sex-sorted semen and enhance the return on their semen investment. The Elite Sexed Fertility™ designation is based on Select’s Combined Fertility Index™ (CFI™), which combines information from several large-scale sire fertility analysis systems. New data will be reviewed monthly to track performance and new sires may earn the designation between sire summaries. In April, eight daughter-proven Holsteins qualified for the designation, including 507HO11351 SUPERSIRE, 507HO11383 MORGAN, 507HO12115 DECEIVER, 507HO12195 BUTLER, 507HO12248 SUPERIOR, 507HO12266 YODER and 507HO12353 BEEMER. From the GenerVations product line, 550HO1131 SALT earns the designation.
Select Sires continues to be the world’s source for elite Type, offering five of the top 15 active proven sires for PTAT in 7HO10506 G W ATWOOD (+3.62), 7HO11596 DEFIANT (+3.47), 7HO12395 SATURN (+3.39), BEEMER (+3.36) and 7HO12198 KINGBOY (+3.21). If your desire is to enter the winner’s circle, check out Select Sires growing and exciting Showcase Selections lineup™.