Select Sires’ COLTON Passes

With great sadness, Select Sires shares news that 7JE1088 Chilli Action COLTON-ET passed away at nearly ten years old. A leading Showcase Selections™ sire, COLTON combined the success of two influential lines in the Jersey breed. He consistently delivered tremendous mammary systems and extreme style that impressed dairy producers world-wide.

COLTON’s legacy will live on with many high-scoring daughters. Photo credit: Select Sires

“COLTON’s pedigree included some of the greatest cow families, including ACTION, Duncan Belle and Circus,” says Herby Lutz, Jersey development manager. “COLTON’s grandam was a two-time national grand champion and it is fitting that one of his early daughters, Hirds Colton Dream (E-94%), is the reigning national grand champion at the All American.”

COLTON’s daughters were shining stars on the colored shavings. Daughters like Dream (right) and Bolle Acres Coltons Angel (E-94%) have become household names. His legacy will live on with many high-scoring daughters and a Showcase Selections son, 7JE1605 MR SWAGGER.

Hirds Colton Dream (E-94%) Keightley-Core and Borba, Salvisa, KYSelect Sires is very grateful to Kevin Ehrhardt and Michael Heath, the breeders of COLTON. A limited supply of conventional and gender SELECTed™ COLTON semen remains available. Please contact your local member cooperative or World Wide Sires for availability.

Based in Plain City, Ohio, Select Sires Inc., is North America’s largest A.I. organization and is comprised of six 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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