With the August sire summary, Select Sires added strength and diversity to an already solid daughter-proven offering. The addition of 12 Holsteins, two Jerseys, one Ayrshire and one Brown Swiss sire to the three brand lineups, demonstrates the cooperative’s commitment to service and the success of its customer-owners.
In their first proven run, new graduates 7HO12602 HANG-TIME (+2631) and 7HO12449 MARTY (+2595) rank extremely well for GTPI®. HANG-TIME is an overall Type (+2.12) improver from the popular Cookiecutter Halo family. A 7HO12165 MONTROSS son, he is an excellent components improver with +0.16% Fat and +0.06% Protein. MARTY, a 7HO11351 SUPERSIRE son, boasts super milk yield (+2,310) and Combined Fat and Protein (CFP) (+172). With attractive calving ease data, he also carries Select Sires’ CalvingPROTM designation and is a great mating sire for your 7HO11314 MOGUL and MONTROSS daughters.
As more dairies use the Net Merit Index (NM$) as a primary selection tool, dairymen will appreciate Select’s quality and quantity of daughter-proven NM$ leaders. 7HO12556 PAGEONE is the definition of modern-day efficiency with +706 NM$, 4.6% Sire Calving Ease (SCE), 2.58 Somatic Cell Score (SCS) and +1.6 Sire Conception Rate (SCR). 7HO12601 FRANCHISE is a big-time profit sire with +707 NM$ and his +4.7 Cow Conception Rate (CCR) is yielding cows that breed back faster. Additionally, FRANCHISE is one of Select’s best for calving ease (4.6%) and is available gender SELECTedTM. 7HO13251 JETT is a full brother to 7HO13250 JEDI. Like his brother, JETT offers over a ton of milk (+2,152), impressive NM$ (+732) and high GTPI (+2619).
Five of the new graduates are stamped with Select’s WellnessPROTM designation. Leading this group as one of the breed’s best sires for both the Dairy Wellness Profit® (DWP$®) and Wellness Trait Index® (WT$®) is PAGEONE (+1,043 DWP$, +252 WT$). 7HO12569 HEISENBERG, one of the breed’s most unique pedigreed bulls—a Jabir from a Very Good (85-DOM) 7HO11279 MOONBOY, is positive across the board for nearly every health trait and +763 DWP$. Other new graduates qualifying for the designation are 7HO12587 DIAMONDBACK, FRANCHISE and 7HO12351 CARNEY.
Already well-known in the show ring, DIAMONDBACK is now daughter-proven and graduates with outstanding wellness and fertility in addition to his high-Type proof. This Red-carrier Doorman son is backed by seven generations of Excellent cows and has already sired numerous All-Americans. He debuts in the proven lineup at +3.22 PTAT, +2.74 UDC and +2.27 FLC and excels as an Elite Sexed FertilityTM sire.
250HO13267 DUKE joins the GenerVations proven lineup. This Excellent (90) MONTROSS son is a production powerhouse (+2,454 Milk, +81 Protein, +111 Fat) and a fertility expert (+2.1 SCR). He ranks in the breed’s top percentile for NM$ (+831), CM$ (+846) and FM$ (+803).