Select Sires to Release YODER on May 1

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, April 21, 2014 - At +2554 GTPISM, 7HO12266 Woodcrest Mogul YODER-ET is the No. 9 sire on Holstein Association USA's Top 100 Genomic Young Bulls List. A 7HO11314 Mountfield SSI Dcy MOGUL-ET son, YODER comes from a long line of high production cows and is a direct descendent of the well-known brood cow, Milkworth Manfred Yadda (VG-86-GMD-DOM). YODER transmits Milk (+1,830) with outstanding component yields (+104 Fat, +69 Protein) and positive component percentages (+.14% Fat, +.05% Protein). He ranks high for Net Merit (NM$) (+924) and Cheese Merit (CM$) (+1,002). YODER is +3.09 for Type and +2.60 for Udder Composite (UDC) with impressive udder linear values. A HealthMark™ sire, YODER is a fitness trait specialist with low Somatic Cell Score (SCS) (2.74) and terrific Productive Life (PL) (+5.3).

YODER's dam is a Very Good (85) 7HO8081 Ensenada Taboo PLANET-ET (EX-90-GM) daughter backed by Coyne-Farms Bkeye Yvonne-ET (VG-87-DOM). His third dam is Coyne-Farms Finley Yarn-ET (VG-88-GMD-DOM), a Finley daughter of Yadda. YODER is from the same family as Top 25 TPI lineup sire, 7HO9925 Coyne-Farms Shotle YANCE-ET (EX-91-GM).

YODER semen will be available from your Select Sires representative beginning May 1 for a U.S. retail price of $150. YODER will have strong embryo export interest since his semen is not eligible for Europe or Canada.

Based in Plain City, Ohio, Select Sires Inc., is North America's largest A.I. organization and is comprised of nine farmer-owned and -controlled cooperatives. As the industry leader, it provides highly fertile semen as well as excellence in service and programs to achieve its basic objective of supplying dairy and beef producers with North America's best genetics at a reasonable price.

04/14 USDA-CDCB Genomic Evaluation, USDA/HA Genomic Evaluation 04/14, %Rel: YODER Yield 73, NM$ 69, Type 73, SCS 70, PL 67. SMTotal Performance Index and TPI are service marks of Holstein Association USA. ™HealthMark is a trademark of Select Sires Inc.