Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Relationship Key to Test Herd Performance

The goal of the GENEX progeny test program is to determine the true breeding value of a young bull as quickly as possible.

GENEX works with some of the industry's best ranchers to prove young sires. These cattlemen, both registered and commercial producers, work together with GENEX to breed their cows and heifers to GENEX young sires and proven sires used for reference. Then, they provide fertility, performance and ultrasound/carcass data on the resulting calf crop.

This month, we would like to introduce you to four of our test herds through #TestHerdTuesday.

Today we are featuring Pleasant View Farm in Belmont, Wisconsin. Josh and Gretchen Kamps joined the test herd program in 2013, with the first calves being born in the spring of 2014. Some of that progeny has just weaned off their second calves. 

Pleasant View Farm is a predominantly Angus cow/calf to finish operation in the southwest corner of the state. Their cows calve in a loading area and then are moved to pasture. They have a spring herd and a fall herd, so their biggest calving months are March, April, September and October.

The Kamps say the benefits of being a GENEX test herd are that they have been able to develop some cow families they are excited to see the future of, both in the herd and in the feedlot. "We have also built a strong relationship with the GENEX team we work with. We put a lot of faith in their bull selection for our herd, and they have continually proven they are buying the right bulls." 

When asked what bulls have had the most impact on their herd, the Kamps listed the following:

1AN01302 WESTERN CUT - These heifers are weaning their second calves. They are functional, sound and productive cows that we've been very happy with.

1AN01302 WESTERN CUT daughters

- A good carcass animal. They were efficient converters of feed and performed well on the rail.

1AN01379 iBULL - We didn't have good success with him on the heifers, but the the cows, the success was better. The iBULL calves sifted themselves to the top of the scale at weaning, we're excited to see how they perform in the feedlot.

1AN01379 iBULL calf

1AN01340 Upward - We used him as a reference sire early in the program. He made solid daughters for us, as well as feedlot cattle.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Generations of GENEX Testing

The goal of the GENEX progeny test program is to determine the true breeding value of a young bull as quickly as possible.

GENEX works with some of the industry's best ranchers to prove young sires. These cattlemen, both registered and commercial producers, work together with GENEX to breed their cows and heifers to GENEX young sires and proven sires used for reference. Then, they provide fertility, performance and ultrasound/carcass data on the resulting calf crop.

This month, we would like to introduce you to four of our test herds through #TestHerdTuesday.

Today's feature is Chris Larkin from Ottumwa, Iowa, who started as a test herd for GENEX in 1985. He runs a black Angus cow-calf operation, and finishes the steer calves. The heifer calves are fed until yearling, and for the last 25 years, they've sold as replacement heifers. Recently they started breeding all the heifers and selling a portion as bred heifers.

When asked what benefits he has seen in his herd as a result of being a GENEX test herd, Chris responded, "The use of GENEX bulls has greatly improved the quality of our cattle; performance, carcass and maternal traits. It has also enabled us to use many of the different bloodlines within the Angus breed." Chris noted that many bulls have made an impact on his herd after over 30 years in the program including: Bando 5175, 1AN01099 DENSITY, Net Worth, Traveler 004, Objective 3J15, Final Answer, 1AN01146 RIGHT ANSWER, Upward, New Day, Successor, 1AN01238 RESOURCE, 1AN01131 BISMARCK, and his current favorite 1AN01170 CHISUM.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Five Influential #FlashbackFriday Sires

Throughout the month of September, we featured a sire a week as a #Flashback Friday on the GENEX Dairy Facebook page. These sires were all influential to the GENEX story. Here are the five posts, all compiled together. I hope you enjoy reminiscing as much as I enjoyed learning and remembering!
21HO00280 I-O State Chief Ford
21HO00280 I-O State Chief Ford was born August 9, 1974. He was sired by Pawnee Farm Arlinda Chief. His dam, Ludvue Heilo Lulu was sired by Burkgov Heilo Belle. Ford received his first progeny proof in June 1979 and was marketed by GENEX predecessor, 21st Century Genetics, Shawano, Wisconsin. During his career, there were 18,395 daughters in 5,569 herds in his production proof. Today the main production barn at GENEX headquarters in Shawano is named the Ford Barn in his memory. Ford is pictured above with his sire handler, Geno Hagel.

1HO07380 Lutz-Brookview Bellman Rex-ET
1HO07380 Lutz-Brookview Bellman Rex-ET was born November 16, 1981. He was sired by Carlin-M Ivanhoe Bell. His dam, Lutz-Brookview Bova Alice was sired by Rockalli Son of Bova-ET. Rex received his first progeny proof in July of 1987 and was marketed by GENEX predecessor, 21 Century Genetics, Shawano, Wisconsin. Rex sired great udders with strong ligaments. The rear udders were extremely high and wide and the teat placement was excellent. By January 1994, he had nearly 19,000 milking daughters in 5,288 herds and his Predicted Transmitting Ability was +2303 for Milk and +70 pounds of Protein. On February 28, 1995, Rex had produced over a million units of semen, and he joined the prestigious Millionaires Club. During his career, Rex sired 39,721 milking daughters in more than 8,550 herds worldwide!

1HO00414 Tesk-Holm Valiant Rockie

1HO00414 Tesk-Holm Valiant Rockie was born January, 21 1981. He was sired by S-W-D Valiant. His dam, Houvale Apollo Gail was sired by Whittier-Farms Apollo Rocke. Tesk received his first progeny proof in January of 1986 and was one of the most popular bulls of his time for his tremendous ability to increase protein. He was also one of the best all-around calving ease bulls of this period and was known for siring daughters with very well-attached udders, sound feet and legs and moderate size. He sired nearly 46,000 milking daughters in over 9,700 herds throughout the world. He was also used very heavily as a sire of sons for the next generation and his genetics were valued for many years to come.

8HO02024 Rothrock Tradition Leadman

8HO02024 Rothrock Tradition Leadman was born March 5, 1985. He was sired by Sweet-Haven Tradition. His dam; Walkup Valiant Lou Ella was sired by S-W-D Valiant. Leadman received his first progeny proof in July of 1989 and was marketed by GENEX predecessor; Federated Genetics in Lancaster, PA. He was among the top 10 TPI® bulls of the breed when he was first proven in the early 1990’s. He was one of the few active A.I. bulls at that time to sire an increase in protein percent blended with extreme PTAM. It was exciting to see how Leadman could sire this extreme production along with impressive overall type. He was also one of the most popular choices available for siring shallow udders with a strong cleft. Leadman claims over 31,600 milking daughters in 8,073 herds around the globe in his career. In addition, Leadman was used very heavily as a sire of sons for the next generation and his genetics were valued for many years.
1HO07235 Jenny-Lou Marshl Toystory-ET

1HO07235 Toystory was born at Mystic Valley Dairy near Sauk City, Wisconsin, in May 2001. At his November 2005 debut in the artificial insemination (A.I.) industry, Toystory was noted as "the new must-have sire, whether your breeding goals are profitability or show type." His daughters provided a level of productivity, profitability and improved conformation that impressed producers as well as show judges across the globe.
In addition to his outstanding genetic qualities, Toystory possessed an unmatched semen production ability. In April 2009, he joined an elite group of bulls throughout the industry that had produced 1 million units of semen. Then, in May 2011, he became the industry's all-time semen production leader surpassing the previous world record of 1.767 million units held by the Dutch bull Sunny Boy. By May 2012, Toystory had furthered his impact on the A.I. industry reaching a remarkable 2 million units. At the time of his death,at age 13, Toystory had produced 2.415 million units.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Members Make the Difference

Members are the grease to our gears, the milk to our cereal and the yee for our haw. Without our members we fail to exist. Members own GENEX, which is one of the things that make a cooperative  business model so special. 

Co-op membership is simple and rewarding and includes benefits such as:
» Voting privileges and a voice in the governance of the cooperative
» Invites to member appreciation meetings and events
» Earning equity in the cooperative
» Opportunity to become a delegate or director

GENEX has a long history of acting on the needs and concerns of its members. Two of the most recent examples are the Ideal Commercial Cow (ICC$) index and RumiLife® CAL24™ nutritional supplement. 

The ICC$ is a Holstein sire ranking tool developed to meet the demands of GENEX members and customers for a healthy, medium-sized cow. It addresses the needs of commercial dairy producers using real-time economic indicators, scientific principles and data-driven genetic evaluations from multiple sources. A Jersey ICC$ is also in the development phase with plans for release soon.

Members came to us wanting a sustained release, once-and-done calcium supplement for transition cows. GENEX once again came through and introduced RumiLife® CAL24™ nutritional supplement. This new product allows producers to forget the worry of catching cows several times to administer boluses treating low blood calcium. This one treatment with two boluses provides the 24-hour coverage that is needed.

The grass-roots structure of a cooperative such as GENEX, means its members' voices are heard. GENEX is currently conducting its Fall Delegate Meetings where delegates and alternates from across the country are gathering to provide feedback and ideas. These are the very meetings where many of the new GENEX initiatives come from.

It truly is you, the GENEX member, who makes the difference in our cooperative. Thank you for your continued support and guidance as we fulfill our purpose to be the trusted provider of world-class animal genetics, progressive reproductive solutions, value-added products and innovative services to members and customers.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Knowledge is Power

As a kid, I remember watching a show called School House Rock. The opening jingle had a character who would yell out, "Knowledge is power." (Sorry if that jingle is now stuck in your head, child of the '80's!) The individuals responsible for creating the seven cooperative principles understood the enormity of knowledge and what those with it were capable of accomplishing. That is why principle number five is education, training and information.

GENEX takes this principle to heart and strives to be a source of information for our members and customers in both the dairy and beef cattle industries. I talked about some of the ways GENEX is currently educating members and customers in my last blog post Education Isn't a Four Letter Word.

Today I would like to spend a little time talking about training for GENEX employees, delegates and board members.

GENEX employees, along with others working for other Cooperative Resources International (CRI) brands, have the opportunity to participate in the cooperative's professional development program called REACH. Employee enrichment is important as the industry we work in changes quickly. To ensure a rapid response, employees also participate in webinars, listen to podcasts, are provided with internal newsletters and belong to a GENEX employees Facebook group. 

Many employees take their learning and teaching to the next level, such as the experience below, where Dairy Sire Procurement Specialist, Dan Bauer, spent time in Brazil in partnership with the American Jersey Cattle Association, AgSource and the USDA to study the emerging Jersey industry in the country. Dan was able to share some insight into our Jersey industry, while networking with Brazilian farmers.

Delegates are the very heart of GENEX. They provide GENEX with the grass-roots direction it requires to operate from year to year. Over 150 delegates and alternates gather each year at one of eight delegate meetings to learn about the cooperative and industry, as well as to provide the GENEX board and senior management with recommended changes for the coming year. 

In addition, delegates and alternates attend the annual meeting each January, where they have the opportunity to network with other delegates and attend break-out sessions. Session topics vary from year to year and can include titles from Cooperatives 101 to Using Social Media on Your Farm/Ranch to Brazil Beef (below).

Board Members
GENEX is governed by a 13-member board consisting of dairy and beef producers from across the U.S. A policy exists to encourage structured participation in programs designated to enhance director knowledge and experience. Three days of basic training is provided for all new directors, and three to five days of education and training is expected of each director yearly. This is in addition to their regularly scheduled meetings. There is also the opportunity for more advanced training, if a director should choose to receive it. These learning experiences are in business management, cooperative education or other agricultural topics associated with GENEX, with many of them being graduate-level courses. Below, past GENEX Board President, Paul Greene, addresses the delegates during the 2017 Annual Meeting.

Education is not just a buzz word at GENEX. The cooperative truly believes knowledge is power. By providing learning opportunities to everyone involved with the company, GENEX can ensure its purpose of being the trusted provider of world-class animal genetics, progressive reproductive solutions, value-added products and innovative services to members and customers.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Education Isn't a Four Letter Word

When I was in school, I couldn't wait until I was done. The way I saw it, the word education was almost as bad as a four letter word! Looking back, I realize education got a bad rap. It wasn't the education I didn't like, but rather the methods of delivery and failing to realize where I would apply said knowledge.

Today education is something I yearn for. I make a daily goal of learning something new. Working for a cooperative and specifically GENEX has made this goal pretty easy. To be honest, it is a pretty sad day if I only learn one new thing. 

GENEX prides itself in providing education for its employees, board members, delegates, members and customers through several different outlets. 

Here are three great places to look for more information on the dairy and beef industries.

The Learning Center offers an online collection of over 100 dairy and beef related topics, arranged by category. This collection is added to and updated regularly. It can be found on the GENEX website.

Horizons is our magazine. The Dairy Edition is published three times a year (following each sire summary) and the Beef Edition is distributed two times a year (spring and fall). These periodicals are jam-packed with interesting articles from technical know-how to herd/ranch stories to working with your employees. If you don't get a copy mailed to you, check them out here.

Field Representatives are the heart of GENEX education. Everyday these men and women work hard to provide their customers with the most up-to-date industry information. After their day on farms has ended, they spend countless hours attending meetings, watching webinars, listening to podcasts and reading to ensure you will have the facts needed to make the best herd management decisions for your farm or ranch.

In next week's post, I will talk about all of the ways GENEX works to educate its employees, board members and delegates, so our cooperative can truly live up to the cooperative principle of education, training and information.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Co-ops Commit to Community

One of the seven cooperative principles is concern for the community. While focusing on member needs, cooperatives work for the sustainable development of their communities through policies accepted by their members. 

Last year, GENEX adopted a volunteer time off (VTO) policy which enabled its employees to take one day per year to volunteer in their communities. Many of our employees embraced this opportunity as a chance to find a new way to give of their talents to neighbors in need, while others were able to spend a little extra time contributing to organizations they are passionate about.

Chelsea Garrison from Idaho was able to spend time at an animal shelter because of the VTO program. "I absolutely find VTO worthwhile because it gives us a chance to give to the community, and separates us from our busy, hectic lives for a day to focus our attention on a place in need of our help."

A few of those who participated in VTO projects are shown above:
1) Sarah Nugent, Outreach and Solutions Advisor and Anne Davison, Director of Dairy Sales Support, assisted in the dairy birthing center at the New York State Fair.
2) Public Relations Assistant Shelly Swan helped sort Girl Scout cookies.
3) Vice President of Communications Terri Dallas chaperoned a 4-H club trip to the zoo.
4) Bob Stratton, AVP International Marketing; Jayne Gilge, Mailroom Specialist; Dean Gilge, VP Wholesale Markets and Dave Goedken, VP U.S. Sales and Service, used their VTO as part of a mission trip to Budapest, Hungary. They helped with building and painting projects and spent time at a foster home. 
5) Chelsea Garrison, Dairy Consultant, volunteered at the Twin Falls, Idaho, animal shelter.
6) Customer Service Representative, Heidi Heller, took five junior members to the National Brown Swiss Convention in Canton, Ohio, where they competed in several national events.
7) Executive Assistant Karla Braun organized Sun Drop Dayz in Shawano, Wisconsin.
8) Genetics Administrative Assistant Teresa Wachtel chaperoned a school trip to the state capitol in Madison, Wisconsin.
9) Morgan Kliebenstein, Dairy Procurement Specialist, helped set up for the Lafayette County dairy breakfast.
10) Accounts Payable Supervisor Connie Viergutz assisted the Shawano County dairy exhibitors set up for the Wisconsin State Fair.

With over 950 hours of collective VTO from the cooperative in the program's first year, employees are certainly finding ways to make a difference in their communities.  

"VTO is an exciting part of working for GENEX. It feels great to be able to volunteer my time and get involved in community events I am passionate about. It’s amazing to work for a company that supports and encourages employees to  give back to their communities. VTO is about not only living and working in a community but being a part of the heart of it," remarked Anne Davison.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

New Logo, New Look, New Location! See What All the NEW is About at World Dairy Expo

So what is all the NEW about? Earlier this year, GENEX unveiled a NEW logo as part of a branding process to more clearly identify the parts that make up Cooperative Resources International (CRI). This branding initiative includes a distinctly GENEX look. In addition, GENEX will now have its very own booth in the Exhibition Hall to better showcase its industry-leading, science-based animal genetics and customized reproductive solutions!

Stop in to see us, and mention this post to receive a NEW GENEX hat. We are excited to reveal our NEW look and are looking forward to sharing it with all of you.

We are excited to be able to feature our full line of herd management products, including RumiLife® CAL24™ nutritional supplement. Make sure to stop in and register to win a box! 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Are You Ready for Winter?

As I sit here sweating, winter may be the last thing on my mind, but I know it is coming, even if Mother Nature has thrown us a little late summer/early fall heat wave. So, I figured I would take advantage of this nice weather, since the corn isn’t dry enough to chop, and do a little winter preparation. 
Here’s my quick list of things you can do too:

Pick up around the yard to eliminate any problems for snow plowing operations. 

Move calf hutches to an area that will be protected from harsh winds. 

Locate and inspect calf coats. If it is time for more - or new ones, get them ordered.

Clean drain pipes, grate covers and catch basins of any debris to prevent water from backing up and freezing. 

Prepare vehicles by checking tire treads, brakes, batteries and tire pressures. Repair all windshield chips before the cold turns them into larger cracks. 

Review your A.I. protocol to make sure it includes protecting thawed semen from temperature changes.

What else have you been doing around the farm to prepare for winter? Drop your ideas in the comments section below. I would love to hear from you!

Friday, September 8, 2017

My Top Tip for a Successful A.I. Breeding Project

While every farm and ranch is very different in what works for them, one thing I have found to be the same is that every farmer or rancher is always looking for ways to improve, whether that be in efficiency, genetics, animal care, nutrition, and the list goes on. We took a moment earlier this summer to ask beef producers what their top tip was when it came to successful A.I. breeding projects. Perhaps there is something here that can improve your next project. Do you have a tip that you don't see here? Drop it in the comments below. We are always looking for ways we can help out others too!

Friday, September 1, 2017

GENEX Committed to the Future of Agriculture

As six college students head back to school, GENEX will help to fund their education. GENEX, part of Cooperative Resources International (CRI), offers a college scholarship program to youth who are actively engaged on a member’s farm or ranch.

The six recipients of this year’s CRI Collegiate Scholarship were asked to share what agriculture means to them. Their answers demonstrate the future of agriculture is bright:

These answers are not from youth removed from agriculture either. In their applications, they also talked about the hard work they have put in while “feeding calves at four in the morning, walking miles in the heat pushing cows and attempting to learn how to breed cows.” As another student put it, “To many, it is an undesirable lifestyle because of the huge commitment it requires.” That same student went on to say, however, “Dairy farming is truly in my blood, and I would not want to spend my time doing anything else.”

Those students earning the $750 scholarships include: Brooke Engstrom of Renville, Minnesota; Emma Gwidt of Pulaski, Wisconsin; Shelby Schiefelbein of Kimball, Minnesota; Ellen Schilderink of Hart, Texas; Genevieve VanWye of Lancaster, Missouri; and Collin Weltzien of Arcadia, Wisconsin.

Friday, August 18, 2017

GENEX Releases 16 New Holstein Sires

With a combination of familiar favorites and hot new releases, the GENEX lineup is packed with all the production, health and fertility that commercial producers are looking for!

Leading the way in the Ideal Commercial Cow (ICC$) index is 1HO11955 BEYOND at +1194. This Josuper son boasts +2035 Milk and +144 combined Fat and Protein (CFP) and is a health trait specialist at +2.0 Daughter Pregnancy Rate (DPR) and +8.9 Productive Life (PL). Use BEYOND with confidence to transmit healthy udders (+2.67 Somatic Cell Score).

1HO11665 GENIUS ranks second for ICC$ at an outstanding +1120. This Montross son is elite on all indexes (+857 Lifetime Net Merit $ and +2707 TPI®). He offers excellent production, udders and feet and legs (+1815 Milk, +2.38 Udder Composite, +1.96 Foot & Leg Composite).

New release 1HO12409 TETRO claims the third spot in the lineup at +1117 ICC$. He has an unmatched production profile with +1873 Milk and +153 CFP. Look to TETRO for daughter fertility and longevity (+7.2 PL).

Continuing as our TPI® leader is 1HO11989 ROMERO at +2758. This Silver son also ranks No. 4 for the ICC$ index at +1090. He's the complete package offering production, type and longevity. Available in GenChoice™ sexed semen only.

Hollermann Cabriolet 960G, Dam of ROMERO

 An excellent combo of production and type are found in newly released 1HO11965 DIESTO. This sire offers elite +1817 Milk, +137 CFP and +1.65 Type. He is a leading sire with a high 103 PregCheck™ fertility ranking. Look to DIESTO for unmatched components and udders (+1.88 UDC).

1HO11925 BANCROFT, a Josuper out of a Monarch, is another yield specialist at +1742 Milk and +155 CFP. He transmits strong, healthy udders with a +2.67 SCS and +1.14 UDC.

New release 1HO12476 SKILLET debuts near the top of the lineup at +1062 ICC$. This 1HO12658 LEDOUX son is a calving ease specialist at 5.2% Sire Calving Ease (SCE) and 2.8% Daughter Calving Ease. He also transmits excellent daughter fertility (+4.4 DPR).

Co-op Adidas 6832 7537-ET, GP-83, Dam of CARGO
Released between sire summaries, 1HO13323 CARGO is ideal on all indexes having an impressive +1051 ICC$, +891 LNM$ and +2713 TPI®. He can be used for ideal udders, Productive Life and Type.

1HO12477 DAZE checks all the boxes for production, health and longevity. This new sire is +1014 ICC$ and +2750 TPI®. With a 5.8% SCE, he's a great choice for heifer pens. He also has a +3.7 DPR and +7.3 PL. He will add production with +1367 Milk and +122 CFP. Available in GenChoice™ semen only.

A Modesty son out of a Partyrock, 1HO12491 TURANO is a new high type sire. He has exception rankings (+839 LNM$ and +2688 TPI®) and is suitable for heifer pens with a 6.4% SCE. He will sire daughters with great udders (+2.21 UDC) and feet and legs (+2.01 FLC). 

Co-op DD Platinum 40739, daughter of  PLATINUM

On the daughter-proven list, 1HO11096 PLATINUM had an impressive day. He's +2579 TPI®, ranking him in the top 15 of the breed. This Mogul son adds profitable production (+1453 Milk) and Type (+1.95). He transmits daughter fertility (+2.6 DPR) and sires excellent udders and feet and legs (+1.62 UDC, +1.69 FLC).

Friday, August 11, 2017

Jersey Sire Summary Excitement

Wow, what a day 1JE00892 VANDRELL {2} had on Tuesday, as he added production daughters and topped the JPI™ and CM$ charts with +243 JPI™ and +814 CM$.

VANDRELL is also +136 CFP, +0.9 DPR and +16.8 JUI™.

From the same maternal line as VANDRELL, 1JE00889 PROP JOE {3} also added production daughters and delivered impressive increases to reach +209 JPI™ and +741 CM$. PROP JOE {3} continues to carry an elite +22.7 JUI™.
Dam of PROP JOE: JX Faria Brothers Target Ronaldo {2}
1JE00979 TONY ALLEN {3} leads the new releases with an impressive +207 JPI™
and +706 Cheese Merit (CM$). This 1JE00892 VANDRELL {2} son will improve
udders at +18.6 JUI™ and increase yield with +127 combined Fat & Protein (CFP). He
will also add longevity (+6.5 Productive Life, +0.9 Livability) as well as improve milk
quality at +2.78 Somatic Cell Score (SCS). TONY ALLEN {3} is available
in GenChoice™ sexed semen only.

1JE00971 CURRY {3} is a Marlo son with outstanding genetic values: +193 JPI™,
+701 CM$ and +108 CFP. This brother to 1JE00953 VISUAL {3}-P and 1JE00954
VESTIGE {3}-P has nice component percentages (+0.23% Fat; +0.07% Protein) and
excellent +21.0 JUI™ making him a great addition to any breeding program. CURRY
{3} will also improve daughter fertility at +0.7 Daughter Pregnancy Rate (DPR), +1.4
Cow Conception Rate (CCR) and +2.2 Heifer Conception Rate (HCR). He is available in GenChoice™ semen only.

1JE00981 HORFORD {3} joins the lineup at +699 CM$ and +201 JPI™. A
VANDRELL out of a Magnum, HORFORD {3} is an elite package of daughter fertility
and yield. He is +2.8 DPR and +110 CFP and checks all boxes for other health traits:
+7.6 Productive Life (PL), +3.5 Livability (LIV), +4.3 CCR, +4.0 HCR and +2.78 SCS.
HORFORD {3} is available in GenChoice™ semen only.

1JE00984 USAIN BOLT {3}, an early 1JE00912 TARHEEL {4} son that hails from
the impactful Dean Smith cow family, debuted at +698 CM$ and +205 JPI™. With
impressive component yields (+95 Fat, +54 Protein) and a +22.7 JUI™, USAIN BOLT
{3} will improve components and udders. He is available in GenChoice™
semen only.

1JE00973 CROWDER {3} is another impressive VANDRELL son. CROWDER {3}
earned a spot in the lineup at +203 JPI™ and +692 CM$. He’s a health trait specialist
with +0.8 DPR, +1.7 CCR and +2.9 HCR while also posting a +142 CFP and +10.1
JUI™. CROWDER {3} is available in GenChoice™ semen only.

1JE00985 REEF {3}, a VANDRELL out of a 1JE00791 DIVIDEND, joins the active
list at +196 JPI™ and +689 CM$. He adds yield (+136 CFP) while improving udders
(+12.2 JUI™). Use REEF {3} to improve longevity (+5.8 PL) and increase livability (+2.5
LIV). REEF {3} is available in GenChoice™ semen only.

1JE00993 DELUCA {3}, a Harris out of a Magnum, is a yield specialist at +1586
Milk and +155 CFP. He is +192 JPI™ and +652 CM$ while coming in at +10.3 JUI™.
DELUCA {3} is available in GenChoice™ semen only.

1JE00963 MAGLIO {5}, another Harris son, comes in at +175 JPI™ and +614 CM$.
He is +131 CFP and over +1450 Milk. Available in GenChoice™ semen only.

1JE00982 TEX {3}, a Marlo son, earned a +182 JPI™ and +604 CM$. With a Topeka
dam, TEX will improve udders (+26.9 JUI™) and yield (+125 CFP). TEX {3} is available
in GenChoice™ semen only.

Another new Marlo son, 1JE00977 ANTERO {3} makes the lineup at +168 JPI™ and
+595 CM$. He is a component improver (+133 CFP) while also improving daughter
fertility (+0.6 DPR). ANTERO {3} is available in GenChoice™ semen only.

1JE00978 HEINSOHN {4}-P rounds out the new releases. He’s an exciting polled
bull sporting a +140 JPI™ and +511 CM$. Look to HEINSOHN {4}-P as a tremendous
improver of daughter fertility (+1.1 DPR) while adding longevity (+5.8 PL). A Dillan-P
son out of a Galvanize, this bull will add some exciting pedigree diversity among
polled Jerseys.

JPI™ Leaders                                   
1JE00892 VANDRELL {2} +243
1JE00889 PROP JOE {3} +209
1JE00979 TONY ALLEN {3}* +207
1JE00984 USAIN BOLT {3}* +205
1JE00973 CROWDER {3}* +203
1JE00981 HORFORD {3}* +201
1JE00964 JODECI {3} +197
1JE00935 WORLD CUP {5} +197
1JE00985 REEF {3}* +196
1JE00922 RONALDO {3} +196

CM$ Kings                                         
1JE00892 VANDRELL {2} +814
1JE00889 PROP JOE {3} +741
1JE00979 TONY ALLEN {3}* +706
1JE00971 CURRY {3}* +701
1JE00981 HORFORD {3}* +699
1JE00984 USAIN BOLT {3}* +698
1JE00973 CROWDER {3}* +692
1JE00985 REEF {3}* +689
1JE00964 JODECI {3} +681
1JE00966 FUTURE {3} +680

Fertility Updates                                        
1JE00966 FUTURE {3} 101 PregCheck™
1JE00962 DEGROM {3} -1.1 SCR
98 PregCheck™
1JE00961 FRODO {3} 99 PregCheck™
1JE00958 NICO {5} 103 PregCheck™
1JE00955 DIMMER {4} +2.3 SCR
105 PregCheck™
1JE00942 JEROME-UR +0.2 SCR
102 PregCheck™
1JE00939 NEYMAR {3} -2.8 SCR
95 PregCheck™

*Denotes New Sires