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SHOT Becomes Youngest Select Sires Millionaire
September 11, 2014

PLAIN CITY, Ohio – Select Sires is proud to announce that 7HO9222 Lincoln-Hill SHOT Laser-ET (EX-92) has exceeded 1 million units in sales at just under nine-years-old. He is the ninth sire in Select Sires’ history to reach this milestone following 7HO8081 Ensenada Taboo PLANET-ET (EX-90-GM), 7HO8165 England-Ammon MILLION-ET (EX-92-GM), 7HO7466 Robthom MOSCOW-ET (EX-94-GM), 7HO6417 O-Bee MANfred Justice-ET (EX-94-GM), 7HO5708 Fustead Emory BLITZ-ET (EX-95-GM), 7HO4213 Robthom INTEGRITY-ET (EX-96-GM), 7HO3707 Paradise-R Cleitus MATHIE*CV (EX-96-GM) and 7HO1236 Fisher-Place MANDINGO-Twin (EX-95-GM).

Bred by Leonard W. and Rebecca J. Austin of Eagle Bridge, N.Y., SHOT graduated in August 2010 and was one of the first proven Shottle sons to join the Select Sires lineup. He sires cows with exceptional udder quality and functional feet and legs and calves that are delivered with ease (5.4% DBH). SHOT was the top−selling sire at Select Sires for nine straight months during 2012 and 2013 and over the past year can be found at the top, or near the top, of Holstein Association USA’s Highest Registry Activity Bull List.

“With the release of genomic data, SHOT was identified as one of Shottle’s most elite sons,” explains Rick VerBeek, sire analyst with Select Sires. “SHOT’s first daughter proof substantiated his early genomic predictions. In his relatively short career, SHOT has been the No. 1 selling bull for Select two out of the past three years and is on pace to be the No. 1 selling bull in 2014. He has shattered nearly every semen production and sales record at Select Sires, including setting the record for yearly sales in 2012 with 311,824 units sold. SHOT has been well received by breeders because of his breeding pattern, user−friendly pedigree, calving ease and semen availability and fertility. SHOT’s second−crop daughters are just entering his proof now and he will join the most important club at Select − the Customer Satisfaction Club.”

SHOT, a DIAMOND SELECTion™ sire, transmits an outstanding balance of Type (+2.65) and production (+1,110 Milk) with exceptional Fat (+0.11% Fat, +71 Fat). SHOT earns the FeedPRO® designation and has gender SELECTed™ semen available.

Based in Plain City, Ohio, Select Sires Inc., is North America’s largest A.I. organization and is comprised of nine farmer-owned and -controlled cooperatives. As the industry leader, it provides highly fertile semen as well as excellence in service and programs to achieve its basic objective of supplying dairy and beef producers with North America’s best genetics at a reasonable price.



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