There has been a recent surge of concern over the rapid trend of increased inbreeding. While the concern is valid, there is tremendous genetic diversity and availability within the Holstein breed and these outcross sires are more profitable than ever before. Each sire’s relationship to the breed is already built in as a reduction in the sire’s Predicted Transmitting Ability (PTA). However, Select Sires takes diversity a step beyond the traditional methods in which science accounts for inbreeding today.

With the August sire summaries, Select Sires once again added genetic diversity through our elite young sire sampling. Ten Holstein graduates, sired by nine different sires, and five different maternal grandsires, assures our customer base a diverse portfolio. Different bloodlines are enhanced by breed-leading sires with traits to cover a wide variety of customer demands. Whether your herds want feed efficient, Polled, robot friendly, mastitis resistant, elite Type, high fertility or a combination of the aforementioned, this elite class of graduates offers a wide variety of specialists. In addition to the Holstein graduates, the same genetic development philosophy brings new Ayrshire, Brown Swiss and Jersey proven graduates.



7HO12928 DEANO x 7HO12569 HEISENBERG x (GP-83) Tango x (VG-85) Sudan
– Alternative sire stack that traces through the heart of the Splendors
– Debuts as a top-25 proven TPI® sire and the only proven sire that combines values greater than +120 Fat, +1.5 PTAT and +2850 GTPI
– A2A2 Beta Casein

7HO14692 Cookiecutter R HIDEYHO-ET
7HO12942 RESOLVE x (EX-91-2E-EX-MS-DOM) Rubicon x (VG-87-EX-MS-GMD-DOM) Jacey x (VG-88-EX-MS-DOM) 14HO4929 MAN-O-MAN
– Solid production (+1,068 Milk) coupled with CFP (+0.07% Protein, +0.16% Fat)
– Functional type (+1.54 PTAT, +1.63 UDC)
– Positive SCR (+0.9) with health and wellness traits (+884 HHP$™) for trouble-free cattle

7HO14694 England-Ammon BANJO-P-ET
7HO13647 BIGHIT P x (VG-88-VG-MS) HEISENBERG x (EX-90-EX-MS-DOM) Massey x (EX-90-EX-MS-DOM) Super
– Polled sire in the breed’s top 100 TPI listing and No. 2 overall Polled sire in the breed (+2824 GTPI)
– Unique pedigree with solid milk production (+1,073 PTAM), health (+819 HHP$) and fertility (+1.3 SCR)
– A2A2 and BB caseins

7HO14705 Lars-Acres CC FINISHLINE-ET
7HO12974 COPYCAT x (EX-91-2E-EX-MS-DOM) Delta x (VG-85-VG-MS-DOM) 7HO10849 SHAMROCK x (EX-91-EX-MS-DOM) Freddie
– New top-50 proven graduate with an alternative sire stack and a mile-long pedigree tracing back to the “Raven” cow family
– Dam is an Excellent Delta that is thriving in a 2,500 cow dairy in her fifth lactation
– Production (+1,269 PTAM), health (+1,066 DWP$®) and modern confirmation in one package

7HO14734 Siemers Doc HANDSOME-ET
250HO12961 DOC x (VG-85-VG-MS) Monterey x (EX-94-2E-EX-MS-GMD-DOM) 7HO11314 MOGUL x (VG-88-EX-MS-DOM) MAN-O-MAN
– Like his brother 250HO14579 HANCOCK, HANDSOME debuts as a breed leader for type (+3.15 PTAT) and production (+1,220 PTAM)
– Compared to his brother, HANDSOME sires more width and capacity with nearly flawless rump structure
– The “H” family continues to deliver customer satisfaction cows

7HO14804 Penn-England BARCLAY-ET
7HO12940 BUBBA x (EX-91-2E-EX-MS-DOM) Rubicon x (EX-90-EX-MS-DOM) Super x (EX-92-2E-EX-MS-DOM) Baxter
– Hails from one of the best cow families at Penn-England and ranks well for HHP$ (+834) and DWP$ (+922)
– Excellent combination of low SCE (+1.5) and high fertility (+1.2 SCR)
– Easy-to-use linear profile for improving teat length and adding set to the rear legs

7HO14859 RMD-Dotterer SSI MAXIMUS-ET
7HO13740 ROLAN x (GP-83-VG-MS) Blowtorch x (VG-86-VG-MS) 7HO12266 YODER x (GP-81) 250HO1049 LIQUID GOLD
– One of only four sires in the breed that combines values greater than +1.98 UDC, +0.50 FLC and +2830 GTPI
– Great Milking Speed at +105
– Elite proven merits (+916 NM$, +924 CM$)

14HO14629 S-S-I BG Festivs SERTOLI-ET
7HO13757 FESTIVUS x (VG-86-VG-MS) Rubicon x (VG-86-VG-MS) Jacey x (VG-88-EX-MS-DOM) 7HO10848 GRAFEETI
– Balanced profile sire with an alternative sire stack
– Earns his FertilityPRO® designation with an SCR of +2.2
– +1.52 UDC and BB Kappa Casein

14HO14690 Cookiecutter HIGHLITE-ET
COPYCAT x (EX-90-EX-MS-DOM) Delta x (VG-88-EX-MS-DOM) Day x (VG-88-EX-MS-DOM) MAN-O-MAN
– Big-time CM$ (+803) with valuable mastitis resistance
– Unique 516 aAa and a linear profile for the ages
– Expect him to boost health and wellness in the cow herd with high DWP$ (+981) and HHP$ (+825)

250HO14702 Kerndtway EXODUS-ET
– +1,012 PTAM with +1.63 PTAT, low 2.60 SCS and positive DPR
– 107 Milking Speed and has the genetic power to widen rear teats and add teat length
– A2A2 Beta-Casein and BB Kappa-Casein



7JE1758 JX CDF JLS Pilgrim THRASHER {6}-ET
Pilgrim x (VG-84%) Viceroy x (VG-82%) Soleil x Ghent
– Big-time production (+1,542 PTAM) with high CFP (+116) and awesome DPR (+2.7)
– Daughters are strong with wide rumps and great fitness traits
– A2A2 Beta-Casein and BB Kappa-Casein and ranks right at the top of the GJPI™ charts (+159)

14JE1762 Bar MB Craze CASTRO
Craze x (VG-86%) Mackenzie x (VG-86%) Marvel x (VG-81%) Celebrity
– No. 1 proven Craze son in the world
– Balanced production, A2A2 Beta-Casein and BB Kappa-Casein with leading GJPI (+126) and GJUI™ (+12.4)
– Moderates stature while being dairy with great rear udder height and shallow udder depth


14AY126 Palmyra Power ROANOKE
7AY87 POWER x (EX-90-ELITE) Alaska x (EX-94-2E-ELITE) 7AY93 BERKELY x (EX-92-ELITE) Poker
– Outstanding components (+0.07% Protein and +0.15% Fat)
– Positive PL (+0.1) and LIV (+0.1)
– 88.73% US Ayrshire


Brown Swiss

14BS890 R Hart Norwin ANGELO ETV
Norwin x “2E91 2E93MS” Brookings x “VG85 VG85MS” Wonderment x “VG87” Currency
– Breeders appreciate his daughters and are anticipating his release
– Awesome balance of components (+66 CFP), fitness (+1.7 PL, +0.2 LIV) and Type (+0.5 PTAT)
– FertilityPRO sire from the proven family of Brookings Atlanta

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