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New Holstein Grads Top ICC$™ Index

SHAWANO, Wisconsin — Leading the Ideal Commercial Cow™ (ICC$™) index following the August sire summary is an exciting new sire, 1HO13471 HYFLOW. This Ragen out of a Josuper stands at +1285 ICC$™ and combines excellent health traits (+7.6 Productive Life and +3.6 Daughter Pregnancy Rate) with outstanding production (+2338 Milk). HYFLOW is a calving ease specialist (6.2% Sire Calving Ease) that will easily sire healthy daughters, as indicated by his solid +406 for the ICC$™ index’s Health (HLTH$) sub-index.

Two new Frazzled sons also debuted with impressive ability to sire ideal commercial cows. 1HO13483 LOKI ranks #2 for the ICC$™ index. He is also +2752 TPI® and +864 Lifetime Net Merit (LNM$) and will sire nice udders (+2.20 Udder Composite). 1HO13805 AVALINO is +1113 ICC$™. He’s also an udder improver (+2.40 Udder Composite) and will transmit exceptional production (+2024 Milk). Both bulls are A2A2.

1HO13442 SLAM DUNK offers unique pedigree diversity being a Surgeon out of a Supersire. He earns a place in many breeding programs with his +1184 for the ICC$™ index and +928 LNM$. SLAM DUNK is a well-rounded production sire at +1926 Milk and +147 Combined Fat and Protein (CFP) with positive component percentages. He can also be used in heifer pens with his 6.4% Sire Calving Ease (SCE).

1HO13404 SAMSUNG and 1HO13432 CONCORD are two new Modesty sons. SAMSUNG, available in GenChoice™ sexed semen, displays a top-notch +958 LNM$. This sire of sons is +2718 TPI® as well and will make large strides in improving Protein (+0.11%) and Fat (0.29%) percentages while increasing yield (+151 CFP). CONCORD is +1050 ICC$™ and +910 LNM$ and will improve udders (+2.01 Udder Composite).

Two new RED bulls were introduced in 1HO13831 FIREFLY-P-RED and 1HO13833 SKOONER-RED. FIREFLY-P-RED is a Zinger out of a Sympatico that’s fit for heifer pens (6.6% SCE) and will sire fancy udders (+2.21 Udder Composite). SKOONER-RED is a Tyne out of a Launch; this bull can also be used in heifer pens (6.5% SCE) and will improve fertility in the next generation (+3.9 Daughter Pregnancy Rate).

1HO13449 CARUBA-P is an exciting new polled sire with outstanding yield. He joins the lineup at +1016 for the ICC$™ index with +169 CFP and over a ton of milk. This Answer out of a Josuper is also positive for daughter fertility and is a calving ease option (6.8% SCE).

In addition to these and other new releases, two daughter-proven sires rose to the top of the rankings. 1HO11376 TABASCO now ranks at +1056 ICC$™ and is an industry leader on the TPI® list at +2731. This elite milk sire (+2240 Milk) will also add daughter fertility (+3.9 DPR) and improve milk quality (+2.67 SCS).

Iconic sire 1HO10396 CABRIOLET continues to sire standout daughters. Now with nearly 13,000 daughters, this ideal commercial sire (+982 ICC$™) will create moderate frames, add impressive yield (+151 CFP) while also improving longevity (+6.0 PL) and increasing daughter fertility (+1.4 DPR).  

To view the full Holstein lineup, visit www.genex.coop or download the GENEX Dairy Bull Search app from the iOS, Android or Windows app store.

About GENEX
GENEX is the trusted provider of world-class animal genetics, progressive reproductive solutions, value-added products and innovative services. As a cooperative business, GENEX serves members and customers - dairy and beef cattle producers - across the globe. For more information, please visit www.genex.coop.

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