The Jersey Revolution™ is stronger than ever with four of the top five Jersey Performance Index™ (JPI™) sires calling Select Sires home, including the new No. 1 sire, 7JE1067 GR Oomsdale Tbone GOLDA-ET (+257). He is followed by 523JE927 Wilsonview Jevon MAGNUM-ET (+236), 7JE1046 Sunrise/Hackline Bungy ZIPPER (+214) and 7JE1038 All Lynns Louie VALENTINO-ET (+212) in the top five. MAGNUM (+666), GOLDA (+513) and ZIPPER (+504) rank among the top 10 Net Merit (NM$) sires while MAGNUM (+710), ZIPPER (+570) and 7JE1073 Boyd-Lee Tbone HENDRIX (+559) are top-10 active and foreign A.I. sires for Cheese Merit (CM$).
VALENTINO remains the top active and foreign A.I. sire for Type at +2.4 PTAT while GOLDA (+2.3) is tied for No. 2. 7JE1000 Richies Jace TBONE A364 and 7JE860 Maack Dairy ECLIPES-P-ET also rank in the top 10 at +2.0 PTAT. VALENTINO son, 7JE1163 All Lynns Valentino IRWIN-ET is tied for the top spot for Type among active genomic young sires at +2.7 while 7JE1294 Jars of Clay BARNABAS is tied for No. 4 at +2.5.
The Select Sires Jersey lineup excels at components improvement with four of the top 10 Combined Fat and Protein (CFP) sires: GOLDA (+159), MAGNUM (+142), HULK (+134) and ZIPPER (+124).
ZUMA is the only active and foreign A.I. sire to be a top-10 sire for Somatic Cell Score (SCS) (2.72), Productive Life (PL) (+6.2) and Daughter Pregnancy Rate (DPR) (+1.4). 7JE859 Chasin-Rainbows Act RILEY-ET is also a leading PL sire (+4.3), ranks No. 2 for DPR (+1.6) and is No. 9 for Jersey Udder Index™ (JUI™) at +5.11.
Select Sires’ commitment to fertility can be seen in the lineup’s industry-leading Sire Conception Rates (SCR). 7JE1036 Avon Road Impuls PAT leads the breed at +5.4. He is followed by 7JE865 Sunset Canyon KYROS-ET (+4.5), 7JE962 Buttercrest SUCCESS-ET (+3.9), RILEY (+3.8), 7JE1068 Den-Kel Louie JAMISON-ET (+3.7), ECLIPES-P (+3.4) and ZIPPER (+3.0) in the top 10. Select Sires’ Super Samplers™ also excel at SCR with 7JE1173 Dutch Hollow PRESCOTT-ET (+4.2), 7JE1150 Sunset Canyon DIGNITARY-ET (+4.0) and 7JE1169 Heartland Merchant TOPEKA-ET (+3.3) leading the way.
Jersey lineup grows with two graduates
7JE1082 GR HEARTland Gan Ted-1736-ET debuts in the top 20 of the breed for JPI at +182. HEART daughters are exceptional producers (+1,327 Milk) with high component yields (+116 CFP). This Gannon son comes from five generations of Very Good dams with consistent and impressive lifetime production. A HealthMark™ sire, HEART transmits low SCS (2.83), positive DPR (+0.3) and longevity (+2.0 PL).
7JE1068 Den-Kel Louie JAMISON-ET is a 7JE738 BHF-SSF Parade LOUIE-ET son from seven generations of Excellent and Very Good dams. His daughters are solid Type cows (+1.1) with excellent mobility and very good udders (+2.54 JUI). He transmits an outstanding combination of Milk (+776) and components (+.10% Fat, +.07% Protein). This Superior Settler™ is ideal for the upcoming summer breeding season.