Coming off of two record-sized graduation classes in August and December 2013, the April 2014 class is not as big in numbers, but strong in quality. April’s class includes eight new Holstein graduates by four different sires, including our first 7HO8190 SANCHEZ son to enter the lineup. Also the popular high type genomic sire, 7HO10920 GOLD CHIP lived up to his genomic prediction with an impressive +3.70 PTAT. This class offers high Total Performance Index (TPI), high Net Merit (NM$), elite Type sires and new Calving Ease sires.

• Elite TPI sires: four new from +2102 to +2148 TPI

• Elite NM$ sires: three new from +611 to +656 NM$

• Elite Milk sires: three new from +1,400 to +1,707 Milk

• High Type sires: three new from +2.58 to +3.70 PTAT

• High Udder Composite (UDC) sires: three new from +2.11 to +3.31 UDC

• High Feet and Leg Composite (FLC) sires: two new from +2.74 to +3.16 FLC

• High component sires: five new plus on %Fat and %Protein

• Calving Ease Sires: four new from 4.9 to 7.1%DBH

FeedPRO® sires: six new grads qualify

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