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Industry LEADING Genetics


YOUR SUCCESS Our Passion


Would it be your dream come true to find one source to han- dle your herd's reproductive program? Well, you have found that one source-Select Sires!


For 45 years, our passion has been your success. Dairy pro- ducers like you have turned to Select Sires for semen and services and through time, Select Sires has become a trusted source for breed-lead- ing genetics, superior pro- grams and the best trained, professional sales and service staff.


Select Sires is your coopera- tive. Your elected board of directors and Select Sires team of employees takes pride in your trust and is committed to helping you succeed and improve the profitability and productively of your herd.


As a cooperative, Select Sires operates as efficiently as pos- sible, protecting your assets while delivering the products and services you require. As a customer, not only do you receive the greatest selection of genetics coupled with reproductive expertise, service and products, but you become an owner of the industry-lead- ing cooperative where the profits are paid back to you.


• The Program for Genetic Advancement™ (PGA™) is focused on accuracy for you


• Industry's only true national proving program - Organized so no more than 25% of the daughters are in anyone part of the country


- Includes herds from 100 to 10,000 cows - Includes large numbers of reference sires in most herds


• High selection pressure (1:10)


• Testing progeny daughters for parentage verifica- tion


• First A.I. program to use marker-assisted selection, all sire candidates genomic tested


Fertility WITHOUT Compromise


• Select Sires' quality control department has over 150 years of combined experience - most in the industry


• Quality standards above industry standards • Annually reviewed by independent third-party specialists


• Backed by in-house quality research & fertility evaluation program - Collect over I million records to analyze individual bull fertility and identify Superior Settlers™


• Measured by Select's own Composite Fertility Index™ (CFI™), a composite of all available fertility data


• More positive SCR bulls than any other A.I. source


• The Program for Fertility Advancement™ (PFA™) is backed by a core group of research herds that participate in semen-quality or extender field trials on an ongoing basis to facilitate semen distribution and data recovery in a timely fashion


• The only program of its kind, PFA is the largest fertility research program with over 155 herds totaling more than 170,000 cows


Investing in YOUR Future


• Select Sires annually invests more than $250,000 in research related to fertility and reproduction


• In 2009, Select Sires initiated and/or completed 38 research projects from our in-house lab, field research trials with PFA and joint universi- ty research with partners


• Just to name a few, prior research trials have dealt with: increased semen quality and quantity, cell harvest, bull health, female fertility, sexed semen, early maturation of calves, heat detection, synchroniza- tion and novel semen extenders


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