Exceptional Jersey Graduates Lead the Industry

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, December 10, 2014 - The Jersey Revolution™ continues as six new proven Jersey sires join the Select Sires lineup, including five that debut in the breed's top 10 for Jersey Performance Index™ (JPI™).

Six members of the Select Sires lineup are top-10 GJPI sires: 523JE927 Wilsonview Jevon MAGNUM-ET (+211), 7JE1150 Sunset Canyon DIGNITARY-ET (+205), 7JE1151 Buttercrest GALVANIZE (+190), 7JE1184 Glynn Headline NEWS-ET (+188), 7JE1190 BW FASTRACK-ET (+188) and 7JE1149 Sunset Canyon DIMENSION-ET (+179). MAGNUM and 7JE1067 GR Oomsdale Tbone GOLDA-ET continue to be two of the top sires for Combined Fat and Protein (CFP) at +119 and +115, respectively.

7JE1038 All Lynns Louie VALENTINO-ET continues to lead the way for Type at +2.1 and is joined by new graduates, 7JE1169 Heartland Merchant TOPEKA-ET (+1.8) and GALVANIZE (+1.7) in the top five.

"7JE" sires maintain their position as fertility frontrunners with 7JE1036 Avon Road Impuls PAT (+4.5 Sire Conception Rate), 7JE962 Buttercrest SUCCESS-ET (+4.1 SCR), DIGNITARY (+4.0 SCR), 7JE859 Chasin-Rainbows Act RILEY-ET (+3.6 SCR) and TOPEKA (+3.2 SCR) in the breed's top 10.

RILEY is the top sire in the breed for Daughter Pregnancy Rate (DPR) at +3.6 while 7JE1082 GR HEARTland Gan Ted-1736-ET is a top-five sire for Somatic Cell Score (SCS) at 2.80. 7JE1088 Chilli Action COLTON-ET is the No. 4 sire for Jersey Udder Index™ (JUI™) at +25.86.

Six familiar Jersey sires join the proven lineup

DIMENSION is the No. 9 sire in the breed for GJPI at +179. A FeedPRO® and HealthMark™ sire, DIMENSION is an extreme components specialist (+0.28% Fat, +0.16% Protein, +53 Fat) and transmits outstanding Cheese Merit (CM$) (+485) and can improve SCS (2.84). With a Sire Conception Rate (SCR) of +2.5 and a Superior Settler™ designation, he is a proven conception sire that improves udders (+7.75 Jersey Udder Index™).

GALVANIZE is the first VALENTINO son to join the Select Sires proven lineup. Much like his father, he transmits excellent production (+1,197 Milk) and Type (+1.7). GALVANIZE is the No. 6 GJPI (+190) sire in the breed and one of the top sires for components yield (+54F, +50P, +104CFP), NM$ (+460) and CM$ (+488). His daughters are tall and open with high, wide rear udders.

TOPEKA is the new No. 3 Type (+1.8) sire in the breed. His daughters have exceptional udders (+24.71 JUI) that are extremely high and wide with strong fore udder attachments and shallow udder depth. A Superior Settler, TOPEKA can settle problem cows at +3.2 SCR. He is available in gender SELECTed™ semen.

An extreme production improver (+1,373M) from a unique pedigree (Headline x Jevon), NEWS is a top-10 NM$ sire at +458. He is the breed's No. 7 GJPI sire (+188). NEWS earns the HealthMark designation with his low SCS (2.84) and extreme PL (+6.7).

FASTRACK is a top-10 GJPI sire at +188. This Renegade son and FeedPRO sire is a leading sire for NM$ (+516), CM$ (+540) and longevity (+6.9 PL). FASTRACK is a components improver (+0.15%F, +0.06%P) and positive for Milk (+553). His daughters have outstanding udders (+17.18 JUI) that are shallow with excellent attachments.

For the complete list of Select Sires' new graduates as well as the full breed−leading Holstein lineup, please visit www.selectsires.com or contact your Select Sires sales representative today.

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.

Source: 12/14 USDA-CDCB Genomic Evaluation, USDA-CDCB/AJCA Genomic Type Evaluation, Active A.I. lists. 12/14 %Rel.: MAGNUM Yield 97; GOLDA Yield 99; VALENTINO Type 99; TOPEKA Type 83, SCR 98; PAT SCR 85; SUCCESS SCR 95; DIGNITARY SCR 95; RILEY SCR 98, DPR 94; HEART SCS 81; DIMENSION Yield 97, NM$ 90, SCS 93, SCR 93; DIGNITARY Yield 97, NM$ 90, SCR 95; GALVANIZE Yield 92, Type 75, NM$ 85; NEWS NM$ 78, SCS 73, PL 70; FASTRACK NM$ 81, PL 70, Yield 86. ™Jersey Performance Index, JPI, Jersey Udder Index and JUI are trademarks of the American Jersey Cattle Association. ™gender SELECTed, HealthMark, Superior Settler and Jersey Revolution are trademarks of Select Sires Inc. ®FeedPRO is a registered trademark of Select Sires Inc.