14HO7770 HELIX continues his reign as the No. 1 TPI sire and his daughters are earning the stamp of customer satisfaction. Pictured here is a second lactation HELIX daughter, B-S-D Helix Calybe 7322-ET (GP-83) from Blue Star Dairy Farms in Middleton, Wis
For the fourth consecutive sire summary, 14HO7770 HELIX leads the breed as the No. 1 GTPI® daughter-proven sire at +2942. Accompanying HELIX in the top-10 are 7HO13454 ROCKETFIRE at No. 3 (+2869), 14HO7796 GRIFF at No. 4 (+2864), 14HO7828 ODIN at No. 6 (+2811), new graduate 14HO13666 DELROY at No. 7 (+2800), 250HO13267 DUKE at No. 9 (+2782) and 7HO12942 RESOLVE at No. 10 (+2776).
With more than 3,200 daughters in his proof, HELIX continues to impress breeders around the world, siring functional, high-producing and trouble-free daughters. He transmits production pounds at +1,919 Milk, with positive values for Type traits (+1.39 PTAT, +1.05 UDC and +0.27 FLC) and positive Sire Conception Rate (+0.4 SCR).
Profitable, Healthy Cows
Dairy Wellness Profit Index® (DWP$®), derived from Zoetis CLARIFIDE Plus testing, identifies genetics that excel for health and wellness traits. Daughters of these sires will experience fewer health issues and in return, improve herd profitability. Select Sires is home to leading DWP$ sires that offer balanced genetics to strengthen herd performance while maintaining healthy cows.
New graduate DELROY excels as Select Sires’ top sire for DWP$ at +932, followed by ODIN (+913 DWP$), 7HO12872 TRUMP (+893) and ROCKETFIRE (+868). Leading the Wellness Trait Index® (WT$®) list are TRUMP (+180 WT$), 14HO7811 RENOWN (+166), ODIN (+160) and new graduate 7HO12962 MERIADOC (+155).
ROCKETFIRE ranks No. 2 in the Holstein breed for Milk yield at +2,793 with +146 CFP. DUKE (+2,357 Milk), 7HO11621 MAYFLOWER (+2,246), 7HO13250 JEDI (+2,160) and 7HO12830 SANDERSON (+2,147) are also among the breed’s best sires for yield. For producers looking to add components to their bulk tank, HELIX and DUKE are the breed-leaders at +196 and +192 CFP, respectively.
To produce the next show winner or improve the overall type in the herd, look to Select Sires’ Showcase designation. 250HO12961 DOC is designated as a Showcase sire, while ranking as the breed’s No. 2 sire for Type at +3.32 PTAT. DOC is exceeding expectations as a production powerhouse (+1,668 Milk, +121 CFP) and a top-20 GTPI sire at +2755.
7HO10506 G W ATWOOD (+2.98 PTAT), 7HO12773 KENOSHA (+2.47) and 7HO12587 DIAMONDBACK (+2.43) rank within the breed’s top-25 sires for PTAT and continue to sire beautiful daughters stamped with customer-satisfaction.
With seven of the top 10 and nearly half of the breed’s top 50 sires, Select Sires is the undisputed source for elite TPI sires and consistent, profitable genetics. In addition to TPI leaders, Select Sires offers a diverse sire lineup to enhance genetic success, no matter the genetic goals. For more information about individual sires, please visit www.selectsires.com and use the Dairy Sire Search to locate a sire or create an index specific to your herd.
®Source: 08/20 CDCB Genomic Evaluation/HA/August Zoetis data. REL%: HELIX Yield 99, Type 98, SCR 99; ROCKETFIRE Yield 97; MAYFLOWER Yield 99; JEDI Yield 99; SANDERSON Yield 96; DUKE Yield 99; DOC Type 95, Yield 97; G W ATWOOD Type 99; KENOSHA Type 97; DIAMONDBACK Type 99.
®TPI is a registered trademark of Holstein Association USA. Dairy Wellness Profit Index, DWP$, Wellness Trait Index and WT$ are registered trademarks of Zoetis. TMShowcase is a trademark of Select Sires Inc.