Although late spring brought some wacky winter weather to parts of All West Territory, it’s now beginning to feel a lot like summer! It is common for many of our customers to resort to the back of our price list at this time of year, where you can find a list of our Fertility Pro sires. These genomic young sires were selected based on rigid semen quality standards and their high-ranking Sire Conception Rate (SCR). However, these aren’t the only conception superstars All West/Select Sires has to offer!
All West Dairy Program Specialist Tony DeMello took time to share the following sires that may be skipped over when considering sires to use in your herd this summer. He recommends this list of Select Sires Holstein bulls, not only for their exceptional SCR scores, but also their Daughter Pregnancy Rate and an evaluation of their total package to improve your herd genetically, despite the long hot summer ahead!
7HO13373 FLAGSHIP – He is a new Calving Ease Specialist bull with really good components. He is an ALTA1STCLASS out of a SUPERSIRE and is available sexed and conventional.
Notable traits: +2597 TPI, +792 Milk, 4.6% SCE, +4.0 DPR, +0.7 SCR, +2.13 UDC
7HO13328 YALE – He is another Calving Ease Specialist bull who is plus on components. He is a YODER out of a SUPERSIRE.
Notable traits: +772 NM$, +1363 Milk, 5.7% SCE, +2.4 DPR, +1.0 SCR, +1.63 UDC
7HO13253 VERTEX – I really like this A2A2 sire! He is a TETRIS out of a MCCUTCHEN, which gives you a different pedigree than most of our other lineup bulls.
Notable traits: +2604 TPI, +2149 Milk, +0.8 DPR, +1.6 SCR, +1.87 UDC
7HO12659 PASSAT – He is one of the better bulls overall on the Select Sires lineup when you consider many of his traits. He is available sexed and conventional and has a lot of production, Net Merit $, high fat, and strong fertility with over 25,000 observations. This A2A2 sire checks a lot of boxes for our producers!
Notable traits: +905 NM$, +2695 TPI, +1634 Milk, 6.2% SCE, +2.6 DPR, +1.8 SCR, +1.58 UDC
7HO12657 TOMEK – He’s a really nice, new, proven, balanced sire with really strong fertility. He is a TATUM out of a MOGUL and also an A2A2 sire.
Notable traits: +2562 TPI, +1775 Milk, 7.1% SCE, +0.5 DPR, +1.0 SCR, +1.77 UDC
7HO12611 FERDINAND – He’s an older, proven bull who comes from a winning combination of MONTROSS and MOGUL genetics. He is an A2A2 sire who is available both sexed and conventional.
Notable traits: +2528 TPI, +2414 Milk, 6.9% SCE, +0.7 DPR, +1.0 SCR, +2.63 UDC
7HO12600 MODESTY – He is a bull that I still love and have been seeing many impressive daughters from! They are medium-sized, balanced cows that are built to last, with really nice udders, strong feet and legs, good components, and great fertility. As time goes on, I am sure he will become a more well-known customer satisfaction bull. He is a PETY out of a SUPERSIRE which makes him an easy bull to use in most herds. He is available sexed and conventional.
Notable traits: +804 NM$, +2529 TPI, +755 Milk, +1.8 DPR, +1.7 SCR, +2.17 UDC
7HO12111 DRAGONHEART – He is a popular A2A2 bull for many reasons! He has great fertility with over 63,000 observations and is considered a Calving Ease Specialist. He is an EPIC out of a PLANET who is available both sexed and conventional.
Notable traits: +2527 TPI, +2100 Milk, +1.8 DPR, 5.6% SCE, +1.4 SCR, +2.24 UDC
7HO11621 MAYFLOWER – He is still a bull who packs a big punch! He’s a very balanced, high production bull with great fertility and a bit different pedigree. He is a SNOWMAN out of a SOCRATES and is available both sexed and conventional.
Notable traits: +2570 TPI, +2624 Milk, 6.9% SCE, +1.8 DPR, +1.0 SCR
7HO11525 DONATELLO – He is another sire whose daughters have impressed me. They are nice framed cows with really solid udders. He is an A2A2 bull who is available sexed and conventional.
Notable traits: +2513 TPI, +1107 Milk, 6.1% SCE, +2.3 DPR, +1.0 SCR, +1.32 UDC
250HO14310 COFFEE – He is one of our highest SCR bulls in the lineup! This young sire is also a high fat bull with 0.21%. He is a bull with extreme fertility and really great Type. He has a very modern pedigree as a LEGENDARY out of a RUBICON. He should be a really easy bull to use, even on your most special cows. He is available both sexed and conventional.
Notable traits: +890 NM$, +2753 TPI, +981 Milk, 8.9% SCE, +0.6 DPR, +5.0 SCR, +2.07 UDC
7HO14390 RAFAEL – He is an A2A2 sire with a different pedigree, as well. He is a CHARLEY out of a SILVER.
Notable traits: +816 NM$, +2669 TPI, +1834 Milk, 7.3% SCE, +1.0 DPR, +2.6 SCR, +2.41 UDC
7HO14366 LEVITATE – He is really high Type bull with solid production, good fertility and components. He is a DELTA out of a SILVER.
Notable traits: +827 NM$, +2730 TPI, +1626 Milk, 6.7% SCE, +1.5 DPR, +1.5 SCR, +3.23 UDC
7HO14329 EMINENT – He is another extreme fat bull with 0.19% and good fertility. He is an A2A2 sire.
Notable traits: +904 NM$, +2740 TPI, +1003 Milk, 7.1% SCE, +3.5 DPR, +2.7 SCR, +1.48 UDC
7HO14160 LUSTER-P – He is one of my favorite bulls! He is a great A2A2 bull that offers high production and components, an extreme SCR score, and really high Type. He has a different pedigree as a ZIPIT-P out of a KINGBOY, making him a solid bull for many of our customers to use. He is available sexed and conventional and is an A2A2 sire.
Notable traits: +802 NM$, +2729 TPI, +1436 Milk, 7.4% SCE, +1.8 DPR, +2.8 SCR, +2.33 UDC
7HO13771 KENNEDY – He is an extreme fat (0.24%) and protein (0.07%) bull! He is also one of our highest-ranking bulls for his SCR score. He has been quite a popular bull because of his high fertility, components, and Net Merit Dollars. He is also an A2A2 sire who is available sexed and conventional.
Notable traits: +900 NM$, +2626 TPI, 5.6% SCE, +2.1 DPR, +3.8 SCR
7HO13647 BIGHIT P –He is an A2A2 sire with positive Daughter Pregnancy Rate and nice Type. He is a FERDINAND out of an ERASER P.
Notable traits: +2585 TPI, +1810 Milk, 7.4% SCE, +0.8 DPR, +3.4 SCR, +2.15 UDC
Tony advises customers to not only acknowledge our impressive list of Fertility Pro sires on the back of the All West/Select Sires pricelist, but also explore your options with these great fertility bulls who are found throughout the list. This list of bulls offers our customers a wide variety of sire stacks and type variation, all while delivering positive DPR and SCR scores, which are valuable throughout the summer months. With warm weather and heat stress ahead, you can rely on Select Sires to offer sires with high fertility and superior conception rates!