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Select Sires Offers Breed-Leading Sires
December 9th 2011
Select Sires’ lineup continues to offer numerous breed leaders in a wide variety of traits to meet the needs of every dairy producer. Select Sires’ highlights include the No. 1 sire in the breed for type, the breed leader for milk, the No. 1 sire for Lifetime Profit Index (LPI) in Canada and the breed leader for Total Performance IndexSM (TPISM) with 97% Reliability.
7HO9165 Regancrest S BRAXTON-ET (EX-94) continues his reign as the No. 1 bull for type (+3.87 PTAT) in the U.S. As a Showcase Selections™ and DIAMOND SELECTion™ sire, his fancy heifers not only stand out in the heifer pens, but they are also prominent in the show ring. His milking daughters have outstanding frames, great feet and legs (+2.41 Feet and Leg Composite, FLC) and beautiful udders (+2.24 Udder Composite, UDC). And with gender SELECTed™ semen, you can make even more fancy heifers that develop into special young cows.
7HO9441 Stouder JAYVEN-ET (EX-94) has endured as the No. 1 Holstein for Milk at +2,899 since his debut into Active A.I. in April 2011. He offers solid component yields with +55 pounds of Protein and +53 pounds of Fat. JAYVEN adds sound functional type to his offspring and will sire daughters with excellent dairy strength and improve rear udder height and width. He earns the Calving Ease designation (7% DBH (Sire)) making him an ideal choice on heifers.
Ranking No. 1 for GLPI in Canada at +2638 GLPI is 7HO9264 Lirr Drew DEMPSEY (VG-86). At +3.23 PTAT, DEMPSEY sires daughters that excel in all frame traits, have great feet and legs (+2.88 FLC) and beautiful mammary systems (+2.50 UDC) and are proving to look even better with age. The DIAMOND SELECTion, HealthMark™, Superior Settler™ and gender SELECTed designations prove that DEMPSEY has a lot to offer every breeder.
7HO8081 Ensenada Taboo PLANET-ET (EX-90-GM), ranks as the top sire on the Top 100 TPI list with 97% Reliability or greater. With a GTPI of +2184, he more than doubled his number of milking daughters from the August 2011 sire summary and now has 3,933 daughters in 1,079 herds. The epitome of second-crop success, this FeedPRO® sire continues to exhibit profitability with high volumes of milk (+2,267) and breed-leading Net Merit dollar value (+711 NM$). He builds cows with functional type and sound udders that last. He’s perfect for the heifer pens with low calving difficulty and with gender SELECTed semen available.