Select Sires

May 2022

Sires Report

BullTalk - May 2022

‘This will become one of our most influential sires of sons,’ said Jeff Ziegler from Select Sires in the summer of 2021. This statement was confirmed in April. And how!...

May 2022

Management

Lionel The Most Extreme Milk Transmitter Ever

Bounding to the top of the TPI charts with the April proof release was the Frazzled son Lionel, with an amazing TPI of 3172. And at +3397lb of milk, he’s...

April 2022

Management

Beef-On-Dairy at Select Sires: The New BART Program to Produce Bulls for Use on Dairy Cows

Beef semen sales in the US reached a record 8.7 million units in 2021, up 21% from the previous year. Indeed, 10 years earlier only 1.3 million units sold and...

March 2022

Sires Report

BullTalk - March 2022

One of the remarkable millionaires in the world is Mainstream Manifold, a bull that no one initially expected would become a millionaire. However, he actually developed into one of the...

March 2022

Management

Unique HI Overview: These are the 92 Most Sold Holstein Sires at AI Companies Worldwide

Who were the most sold Holstein sires in 2021? The answer follows here, in a unique overview with 92 bestsellers from 38 breeding organizations in thirteen different countries. As well...

March 2022

Sires Report

The Ultimate Male “Personification” of the Roxy Genes: Woodcrest King Doc

‘He is extremely popular,’ reported Rick VerBeek in 2018 about the then 3-year-old sire Woodcrest King Doc. Absolutely nothing has changed, confirms Verbeek’s colleague Jeff Ziegler today. Every dose that...

February 2022

Cow Families

Etazon Hyde: Dutch Comeback for High Production Family from Ohio

Delta Reloader and VDR Slash are prominent in the progeny proven top-10. Delta Jacuzzi, the sire of various high sons, is the Nr.1 progeny proven sire on the Red Holstein...

February 2022

Sires Report

Intriguing Sires DP - February 2022

Muri Planet Popsy, as the highest indexing European Holstein cow, enjoyed lots of attention and thus received many breeding opportunities. From out of her shadow, her sister Pepsy is now...

February 2022

Sires Report

Melarry Frazzled: ‘His impact is far from over.’

In April 2016, he appeared for the first time on the official gTPI list: Melarry Josuper Frazzled. ‘He is the modern bull that dairy farmers will want to use. He...

February 2022

Sires Report

Intriguing Sires DNA 2022 - February 2022

As one of the few families with worldwide fame, the Barbie family is one of a select group that continually generate attention on Germany’s breeding scene, although it is seldom...

January 2022

Sires Report

Rager-Red: Leading Red Sire Popular With Black-and-White Breeders Too

Red bulls often appeal to a specialist niche market in the Holstein industry, a small group of enthusiastic breeders. However, Rager-Red has bridged this color barrier and has proven to...

December 2021

Cow Families

Cow Country II - December 2021

Solomon sired the Reserve Champion at the World Dairy Expo this year, the 4-year-old Oakfield Footloose, a rising superstar of the show world. Another Solomon daughter in the news is...