The April sire summary brings you nearly 30 new-release Holstein sires. These sires check a diverse set of boxes. From elite ICC$™ rank to exceptional component and milk yield, GENEX has the genetic solutions you are looking for!
Learn About Proof Changes!
The April proofs includes many changes, including a genetic base change, model changes to the calving ease calculations and an updated TPI® formula. Before proceeding, learn more about these changes.
3 Ways to View the Lineup
With the health and safety of all in mind, GENEX dairy proofs have gone digital, meaning you will not receive a printed Holstein catalog. You can access updated dairy proofs on the GENEX website and GENEX Dairy Bull Search app. Catalogs and investment guides are available to download from www.genex.coop/proofs.
Leading the GENEX new releases is 1HO14255 FLEXTIME at +983 for ICC$™. This Frazzled son carries a balanced genetic profile with +991 Milk, +89 Combined Fat & Protein (CFP) and +2.4 Daughter Pregnancy Rate (DPR). He can also be used with confidence in heifer pens with his low 6.4% Sire Calving Ease (SCE).
1HO15055 FORTNITE is a new release that checks all the boxes. He stands at +980 ICC$™ with an industry-leading +2973 TPI®. A2A2 beta-casein and a diverse pedigree (Positive x Frazzled) means he’s an easy addition to your breeding program.
Another Positive son, 1HO15203 MUSCLE UP, joins the lineup at +782 ICC$™. He is a component specialist at +173 CFP and improves component percentages as well.
1HO15270 SPIRIT, also a Positive son, debuted at +885 ICC$™. He improves milk quality with a low +2.67 SCS, offers good component pounds, is over +1,000 on Milk and can be used in heifer pens (6.9% SCE).
1HO15045 RANCOR leaps into the active list with an impressive +970 ICC$™. An exciting KANZO son, he is over +1100 pounds of Milk with +115 CFP. RANCOR will also improve longevity (+6.4 Productive Life) and daughter fertility (+1.7 DPR).
1HO15074 FIDDLESTIX, with his +956 ICC$™, is a calving ease specialist (5.8% SCE) backed by a no-holes pedigree. He’s got health traits covered, with his elite rank on the ICC$’s Health (HLTH$) sub-index, a +1.5 DPR and a +7.0 Productive Life (PL).
1HO15087 PUMPED is the new udder specialist slotting in at +940 ICC$™. He has a +2.29 Udder Composite (UDC) and ranks well on TPI® at +2832. This Marius son can be used anywhere with his low SCE (6.4%) while also improving daughter fertility (+1.9 DPR).
1HO15298 MAUNEY, a leading DPR sire at +2.2, joins the lineup at +924 ICC$™. His elite PL (+7.8) makes him an easy choice to add longevity to your herd.
New Polled Sires!
1HO15266 SHUEY-P is an exciting new polled sire. With a diverse pedigree, he slots in at +696 ICC$™ and +2633 TPI® while improving udders at +1.43 UDC.
Two additional polled sires joined the lineup as well: 1HO15252 EWOK-P (+729 ICC$™), a standout polled production leader at +1833 Milk, and 1HO15352 DIRTEATER-P (+626 ICC$™) with strong component percentages.
A Genetic Star
The well-known previously active and daughter-proven sire 1HO12786 PILEDRIVER had an impressive day! He now stands at +713 ICC$™ and +2786 TPI® while being a chart-topping sire for Milk (+3127) and component yield (+191 CFP). To top it off, he’s above average for sire fertility with a 101 PregCheck™ ranking.