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40 New Excellent Sires at Select Sires
November 20th 2009
PLAIN CITY, Ohio, Nov. 16, 2009 – Select Sires had an outstanding classification day on Friday, November 13 with a total of 40 new Excellent sires at the end of the day. The highlight of the day was the parading of 7HO5708 Fustead Emory BLITZ-ET. At 13 years and eight months of age, BLITZ looked amazing and the classifier nominated him to committee for a score of Excellent (96).A living legend, BLITZ recently achieved a career milestone by producing and selling more than 1.5 million units of semen. This Gold Medal sire is the special kind of bull that transmits traits that never go out of style. BLITZ continues to rank among Select’s top-10 lineup sires at +2,231 Milk, and he holds the No. 1 spot for Milk in Canada. Not only a superior production sire, his +2.26 Type makes daughters who have achieved success classification day and on the tanbark for their owners. First-Time Excellent SiresAnother highlight of the day was 7HO8778 Morningview ALLSTAR-ET, who achieved Excellent (92) on his first score. New to the Select Sires lineup in August, this Titanic son is a solid milk sire at +1,563 with low Somatic Cell Score (SCS) at 2.57. With +2.95T, ALLSTAR daughters have the combination of impressive udders and solid feet and legs at +2.83 Udder Composite (UDC) and +2.55 Foot and Leg Composite (FLC). And with the Calving Ease and Superior Settler™ designations, ALLSTAR’s +1809GTPI makes him a perfect fit for any mating program.Also earning Excellent status for the first time was 7HO8221 Golden-Oaks St ALEXANDER-ET, now scored Excellent (90). With extreme Type at +3.27 and solid production with +1,351M, +.15 percent Fat and +90 Fat, ALEXANDER has been in high demand since his debut on the active lineup. And for those heifer pens, he’s now available with gender SELECTed semen. More Lineup Sires Raised in ScoreAn August graduate with the FeedPRO™ designation, 7HO8747 End-Road O-Man BRONCO-ET was raised in score one point to Excellent (93). This 7HO6417 O MAN son leapt onto the lineup ranking fifth in the breed for GTPI at +2072. His production proof is outstanding with +2,020M, +71F and +64 Protein. BRONCO also offers solid Type at +2.58, with a strong Udder Composite at +2.73. As a HealthMark™ sire, BRONCO excels in fitness traits with 2.88SCS, +3.3Productive Life (PL) and 5% Calving Ease. 7HO8190 Gen-Mark Stmatic SANCHEZ jumped two points to Excellent (94). From a successful maternal line, SANCHEZ sires breed leading Type at +4.11. His daughters are strong and dairy with outstanding feet and legs with tremendous rear udders as proven by his composites: +3.23UDC, +3.06FLC and +3.95 Body Composite (BD).Also raised to Excellent (92) was 7HO8165 England-Ammon MILLION-ET. This Herdlife Builder™ and Superior Settler Outside son is +1,271M, +3.32T, 7%CE, +3.0PL and +1968GTPI. From the heart of the Dellia family, MILLION is a popular sire father for A.I. studs everywhere. A Calving Ease specialist with gender SELECTed semen available, MILLION is perfect for use on heifers.Other lineup sires scoring Excellent were 7HO8179 Savage-Leigh LIMELIGHT-ET (EX-94), 7HO8223 Aggravation LAWN BOY P-RED (EX-93), 7HO8036 Rauscher Marshall MASTER (EX-91) and 7HO8662 Pine-Shelter O LARIAT-ET (EX-91).To learn more about the diverse Select Sires lineup, log on to www.selectsires.comBased in Plain City, Ohio, Select Sires Inc. is North America’s largest A.I. organization and is comprised of 10 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. # # #