We predicted the December class would be amazing and it did not disappoint us. The biggest problem we had proof day was to figure out how to limit the class to 14 new Holstein grads. That’s the kind of problem we like to deal with every sire summary. PLANET sons dominated the industry this run, which brought lots of high production and great Calving Ease bulls, along with many high GTPI sires. Select has the four highest new grads in the industry to make the Holstein’s Top 100 TPI list in 7HO10849 SHAMROCK, 7HO10679 KID, 7HO10690 PLAN and 7HO10700 MAUSER. Ten new graduates made the Top 100 TPI list. -Charlie Will, manager Holstein sire program, Select Sires, Inc.

• Elite GTPISM Sires, 11 new from +2000 to +2227
• Elite Net Merit (NM$) sires, five new from +620 to +711 NM$
• Elite Milk sires, eight new from +1,542 to +2,003
• High Type sires, three new from +2.28 to +2.79
• High Udder Composite (UDC), five new from +2.09 to +2.81
• High Feet and Leg Composite (FLC), four new from +1.65 to +2.14
• High component sires, four new plus on percent Fat (%F) and percent Protein (%P)
• Calving Ease sires, eight new from 5.4 to 6.6%DBH
• FeedPRO® sires, 13 new grads qualify

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