Nearly 40 New Excellents During Recent Select Sires Classification

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, July 29, 2014 - Select Sires had an outstanding classification day in July with 38 new Excellent sires highlighted by 7HO9841 Siemers Shottle HULK-ET being nominated for committee to be raised from Excellent (93). HULK, a DIAMOND SELECTion™ sire and Superior Settler™, combines outstanding Type (+2.90), solid milk production (+1,387) with low Somatic Cell Score (SCS) (2.71).

7HO10524 Roylane Socra ROBUST-ET (VG-88-GM) sons were particularly impressive with 18 achieving scores from Very Good (85) to Excellent (90) including 7HO11351 Seagull-Bay SUPERSIRE-ET (VG-87), 7HO11419 Seagull-Bay HEADLINER-ET (VG-85) and 7HO11700 De-Su Rb MOONRAY 11038-ET (VG-85) who received their first score at under four-years-old.

Two young sons of 7HO10920 Mr Chassity GOLD CHIP-ET (EX-92) also scored exceptionally well at just over two-years-old. HealthMark™ sire 7HO12070 Scottmore MOREGOLD-ET (EX-90) and Showcase Selections™ sire 7HO12042 Sonnek GC CORVETTE-ET (VG-87) are following in their father's footsteps with high Type genomic evaluations at +3.98 PTAT and +4.17 PTAT, respectively.

Proven sires improve in score

The leading GTPISM Red and White proven sire, 7HO10563 MD-Valleyvue CARSON-RED-ET, was raised to an outstanding Excellent (94). An outcross for many popular black and white bloodlines, he is a fitness trait specialist, Superior Settler and can provide fancy heifers through gender SELECTed™ semen.

Five other proven sires were raised to Excellent (92): 7HO9222 Lincoln-Hill SHOT Laser-ET, 7HO10233 Foxberry Bax MIZZOU-ET, 7HO10700 Vatland MAUSER-ET, 7HO10723 De-Su 527 SPUR-ET and 7HO10811 Regancrest-RS San TIAGO-ET while 7HO10643 Mr BC Dana Pronto DWAYNE-ET was raised to Excellent (91) and 7HO10725 De-Su 538 HOORAY-ET improved to Excellent (90).

Outstanding results for popular Super Samplers™

At three-years and nine-months-old, 7HO11477 De-Su Bkm MCCUTCHEN 1174-ET increased in score to Excellent (92). As a HealthMark sire and Superior Settler, he is known for siring high-Type heifers (+3.72 PTAT) and for his low Calving Ease (7.3%DBH). He is also available in gender SELECTed semen.

Other new Excellent Super Samplers included one of the biggest movers of the day, 7HO11313 Mountfield SSI Dcy MIXER-ET, who was raised six points to Excellent (91). A HealthMark sire, MIXER has a unique sire stack and excellent Sire Conception Rate (SCR) of +3.1. 7HO11163 Tiger-Lily LADD P-RED (EX-91), 7HO11547 Ladys-Manor Man-O-SHAN-ET (EX-90) and 7HO11383 S-S-I Bookem MORGAN-ET (EX-90) were also among the new Excellent sires.

At under three-years-old, 7HO11777 Ronelee SNOWMOBIL-ET (VG-88) and 7HO11852 Ammon-Peachey MANUEL P-ET*RC (VG-88) scored Very Good for the first time. Popular, young Showcase Selections sire, 7HO11703 Mr Apples ARMANI-ET*RC received a score of Very Good (87) during his first classification.

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 %Rel.: HULK Type 92, Yield 95, SCS 90; MOREGOLD Type 76; CORVETTE Type 76; MCCUTCHEN Type 78, CE 99; MIXER SCR 98. ™Super Sampler, HealthMark, gender SELECTed, Superior Settler, DIAMOND SELECTion and Showcase Selections are trademarks of Select Sires Inc. SMTotal Performance Index and TPI are servicemarks of Holstein Association USA. CARSON-RED ranking based on 04/14 Active A.I. list.