Friday, April 28, 2017

Excellence in Genetics & Reproduction Award Winners

This year's GENEX Excellence in Genetics & Reproduction Award Winners represent six states; several are repeat winners, and for some, this is their first time on the list. However, they all know about the commitment it takes to maintain an efficient reproduction program. Here are the winners and a few of the things they have in common.

For more on each individual platinum-winning farm, check out our Horizons Dairy Edition, pages 27 through 31.

Friday, April 14, 2017

GENEX Jersey April Sire Summary Highlights

It was an exciting proof run for GENEX as our Jerseys captured 14 of the top 25 spots on both the genomic Cheese Merit $ and genomic JPI™ lists!

New Sires

1JE00966 FUTURE {3} leads the new releases. He debuts with an impressive +208 JPI™ and tops our Cheese Merit (CM$) list at +733. An early Marlo son out of an impressive Marvel dam, FUTURE {3} is an elite Combined Fat & Protein (CFP) sire at +125, carrying positive percentages for both Fat and Protein as well. He will also add daughter fertility with a +0.5 Daughter Pregnancy Rate (DPR) and elite udders with a +29.4 JUI™. His full brother, 1JE00962 DEGROM {3}, was also activated. He transmits elite production and impressive udders. He comes in at +697 CM$, +194 JPI™ and +27.0 JUI™. With positive component percentages, DEGROM {3} adds production profit (+114 CFP) and also longevity (+7.4 Productive Life).
Dam of FUTURE {3} and DEGROM {3}: Faria Brothers Marvel Messi {4}, VG-84%
1JE0967 FRANKY {4} is a Harris out of an Aztec that adds elite component yield at +80 Fat and +54 Protein for a +134 CFP. He is +632 CM$ and +172 JPI™. Use FRANKY to also improve milk quality with his low +2.77 Somatic Cell Score (SCS).
1JE00967 FRANKY {4}

1JE00961 FRODO {3} joined the lineup at +173 JPI™ and just over +600 CM$. A VANDRELL out of a Very Good Galvanize, FRODO {3} adds balanced production at +1189 Milk and +120 CFP. He will be ideal to use in the heifer pens with a +2.6 Heifer Conception Rate (HCR).

1JE00956 RUTH {3} is a production powerhouse. This Harris son tops the production list at +1951 Milk and an impressive +144 CFP. RUTH {3} is +578 CM$ and +176 JPI™. He will also improve udders with a +15.7 JUI™. Note RUTH {3} is JH1C.
1JE00965 RUTH {3}

1JE00958 NICO {5}, another Harris son, provides a balanced genetic profile for production and type. He is +175 JPI™ and +573 CM$ with +118 CFP. NICO {5} also improves udders (+18.5 JUI™), longevity (+4.7 Productive Life) and milk quality (+2.82 SCS).

1JE00968 INTEL {3} another VANDRELL son, earns a spot in the lineup at +164 JPI™ and +561 CM$. He is +108 CFP and adds fluid production at nearly +1400 Milk. With a +0.7 Cow Conception Rate and a +2.0 HCR, INTEL {3} should add some fertility to any breeding program. Note INTEL {3} is JH1C.
1JE00968 INTEL {3}

1JE00937 BIRDMAN {3} rounds out the new releases. This Harris out of a Renegade is another elite production sire. BIRDMAN {3} is +146 JPI™ and +509 CM$ with +1650 Milk and +121 CFP.
1JE00937 BIRDMAN {3}
Other Highlights

Continuing her elite genetic stamp, JX Faria Brothers Action Dean Smith {1}, EX-92 family members remain at the top of the elite lists. 1JE00892 VANDRELL {2} maintains his elite CM$ yield at +713 and is our highest JPI™ sire at +217. From the same maternal line as VANDRELL {2} is 1JE00922 RONALDO {3}. He posts our highest CFP value at +153 and is +206 JPI™ and +696 CM$

Friday, April 7, 2017

GENEX April Sire Summary Highlights

Leading the way for the Ideal Commercial Cow (ICC$) index following the April proofs
is 1HO11955 BEYOND. This Josuper son is a health trait specialist at +1.7 Daughter
Pregnancy Rate (DPR) and +8.7 Productive Life (PL). Use this sire with confidence to
boost production and component yields (+1784 Milk, +135 Combined Fat & Protein).

1HO11665 GENIUS maintains an elite rank, this time second on the ICC$ list with an
exceptional +1072. This Montross son has an elite genetic profile offering production and
outstanding udders and feet and legs.
Dam of GENIUS: Co-op Robust Galina 6447, VG-85

From the Super Apple family, 1HO11889 AVENGER has an outstanding +1058 ICC$.
This sire has an unmatched combination of +4.6 DPR and +8.9 PL. Use AVENGER with
confidence to sire moderate-framed daughters with desirable body condition. He also
excels for two proprietary GENEX health traits at 104 Subclinical Ketosis (SCK) and
109 Metritis (MTR).
Dam of AVENGER: Richlawn Super April Apple, VG-88, VG-MS, DOM
New release 1HO11989 ROMERO is elite in all indexes having an impressive +1054
ICC, +907 Lifetime Net Merit (LNM$) and +2728 TPI®. This sire is the complete package
offering production, fertility and longevity.
Dam of ROMERO: Hollermann Cabriolet 960G

A Bayonet son from the well-known Sharky Robin family, 1HO12433 ROCKSTAR checks
all the boxes for production, health and longevity. This new sire has a +1026 ICC$ and
+2732 TPI®. With a 6.6% Sire Calving Ease (SCE), he’s a great option for heifer pens. He
also features a +2.7 DPR and +8.5 PL. ROCKSTAR is joined by a full brother, 1HO12428
RAIDEN, at +983 ICC$ and +2739 TPI®. Look to these sires for type and health.
Dam of ROCKSTAR and RAIDEN: Co-op Moonboy Rescue-ET, VG-85, VG-MS

An excellent combination of production and type are found in 1HO11960 REZIN, a bull
that was first released as a genomic giant in February. This Montross son offers elite
+2013 Milk, +143 Combined Fat & Protein (CFP) and +2.00 Type. Look to REZIN for his
striking production and daughter fertility (+2.1 DPR).
Dam of REZIN: Peach-State HLRachel-ET, VG-85

Continuing to top our elite sires, 1HO11905 BLOWTORCH has a TPI® of +2752. This
Silver son also ranks extremely well at +1006 ICC$. Use BLOWTORCH for production,
type and tremendous udders (+1604 Milk, +2.07 Type, +1.71 Udder Composite).

Adding some red to the lineup, 1HO12427 AVERY-RED joins the active list as a high
Type (+2.05) Red and White sire. This Olympian *RC son out of a Supersire will add
variety while also improving udders at +1.88 Udder Composite.

1HO12423 KATANA-P is a polled Tesla son that adds exciting pedigree diversity to any
polled breeding program. With a 6.7% SCE, use KATANA-P in the heifer pens to improve
profit with over +1500 Milk and over +1.00 on all type indexes.
On the daughter-proven LNM$ list, 1HO10396 CABRIOLET had another impressive
day. He stands at +875 LNM$. This Robust son is extreme profitability with excellent
production at +960 Milk and +151 CFP. He can be used in heifer pens and sires
daughters that will last in the herd (4.7% SCE, +7.4 PL).
Aardema Cabriolet 7820
For more highlights, check out our GENEX Dairy Facebook page, where Sire Procurement Specialist Dan Bauer recorded two FB Live segments.