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SHINE-P removed from Select Sires line up
April 30, 2013

Through multiple, independent genetic tests, it has been confirmed that 7HO11781  Pine-Tree Colt SHINE-P-ET does not transmit the polled gene as previously  believed. This high-ranking, thought-to-be polled sire will be removed from the  Super Sampler™ lineup and no longer marketed by Select Sires Inc. The polled  trait in dairy cattle can only be genetic tested with haplotype marker testing,  which does allow for rare errors to be made. This is quite different than actual  gene testing that is available for genetic recessives like CVM or  BLAD.

For further information contact your Select Sires  representative or the Select Sires Inc. office at (614) 873-4683.



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