Proven GTPI Standouts Lead Select Sires Graduates

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, August 12, 2015 - New graduates, 7HO11525 Mr OCD Robust DONATELLO-ET (+2537 GTPI®), 7HO11419 Seagull-Bay HEADLINER-ET (VG-85) (+2531 GPTI) and 7HO11585 Sandy-Valley STERLING-ET (+2524 GTPI) not only top this graduating class, but the breed as the No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5 GTPI proven sires according to Holstein Association USA's High Ranking Sire Report.

GTPI and Production Powerhouses

DONATELLO transmits exceptional production (+1,330 Milk), Combined Fat and Protein (CFP) (+133) and components (+0.11%F, +0.04%P). He boasts impressive Net Merit (NM$) (+775), Cheese Merit (CM$) (+795), Productive Life (PL) (+6.9) and Sire Conception Rate (SCR) (+2.0). DONATELLO is a Calving Ease (6.1%DBH), HealthMark™ and FeedPRO® sire with gender SELECTed™ semen available.

HEADLINER, a full brother to GTPI chart-topper, 7HO11351 Seagull-Bay SUPERSIRE-ET (VG-87), is a balanced sire transmitting exceptional Milk (+1,844), CFP (+138), NM$ (+677) as well as pleasing Type (+2.21 PTAT), Udder Composite (UDC) (+1.64) and Feet and Leg Composite (FLC) (+1.36) with a solid SCR of +2.7. A FeedPRO sire, his daughters are long-living cows (+4.7 PL) that are moderate in stature with width and strength.

A 7HO10524 Roylane Socra ROBUST-ET (VG-88-GM) son, STERLING is the No. 2 Select sire for Milk (+2,113) and Protein (+66) and near the top for CFP (+129), NM$ (+705) and CM$ (+704). He leads Select's graduating class for FLC (+1.58) and produces long-lasting cows (+6.2 PL) with very good Type (+1.87). A FeedPRO and Calving Ease (6.9%DBH) sire, STERLING carries a +1.9 SCR.

7HO11524 Mr OCD Robust DANTE-ET, DONATELLO's full brother, is a top-15 GTPI sire at +2399 and has exceptional NM$ (+720) and CM$ (+726). His moderately sized daughters produce high volumes of Milk (+1,533) and components (+123 CFP). DANTE is the top new graduate for PL (+7.1) and boasts a solid Daughter Pregnancy Rate (DPR) (+1.0). He is a FeedPRO and Calving Ease (6.9%DBH) sire.

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7HO11275 Pine-Tree Freddie ARNETT-ET transmits solid GTPI (+2247), NM$ (+530) and CM$ (+545). His excellent fitness traits (2.64 Somatic Cell Score, +6.4 PL, +2.8 DPR) earn him the HealthMark logo. A FeedPRO sire, ARNETT daughters are moderate in stature with strong feet and legs (+1.35 FLC) and good components (+0.07%F, +0.01%P). He is a Calving Ease sire at 5.9%DBH with more than 400 observations.

A 7HO10606 De-Su OBSERVER-ET (EX-90-GM) son, 7HO11487 Sandy-Valley THOR-ET is another total performance sire at +2213 GTPI, +475 NM$ and +468 CM$. His daughters are medium-sized, dairy cows with outstanding udder attachments (+2.18 UDC) and Type (+1.96). As a HealthMark sire he carries a +6.4 PL, +1.2 DPR and 2.82 SCS. THOR is a FeedPRO and Calving Ease (5.9%DBH) sire.

7HO11424 Clear-Echo Observr OFFIE-ET, is from the same maternal line as 7HO10721 De-Su 521 BOOKEM-ET (VG-86-GM) and 7HO12105 S-S-I Mogul REFLECTOR. A FeedPRO sire, he transmits excellent production (+1,429M), Protein (+38) and UDC (+1.88) with moderate stature. OFFIE daughters are long-living cows (+6.3 PL) that produce high quality milk (2.74 SCS). He is a Calving Ease sire at 7.3%DBH.

7HO11451 Springhill-OH Iron JIM-ET is an OBSERVER son from an Excellent (90) FBI dam who is a maternal sister to 7HO10709 Springhill-OH Iron HUSKY-ET. He transmits exceptional Type (+2.40) and UDC (+2.60) and sound fitness traits (2.87 SCS, +3.0 PL, +0.7 DPR) which earns him the HealthMark designation. He is a Calving Ease sire at 7.2%DBH.

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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: 08/15 USDA-CDCB Genomic Evaluation, USDA/HA Genomic Evaluation. 08/15 % Rel: DONATELLO Yield 92, NM$ 87, PL 80, SCR 98, CE 99; HEADLINER Yield 96, NM$ 92, Type 93, SCR 99, PL 83; STERLING Yield 94, NM$ 90, Type 88, PL 83, CE 99, SCR 98; DANTE NM$ 86, Yield 92, PL 79, DPR 71, CE 91; ARNETT NM$ 90, SCS 90, PL 84, DPR 82, Type 92, Yield 95; THOR NM$ 89, Type 89, PL 83, DPR 77, SCS 87, CE 95; OFFIE Yield 91, Type 88, PL 82, SCS 84, CE 92; JIM Type 89, SCS 87, PL 83, DPR 76, CE 90. ™HealthMark and gender SELECTed are trademarks of Select Sires Inc. ®FeedPRO is a registered trademark of Select Sires Inc. ®Total Performance Index and TPI are registered trademarks of Holstein Association USA.