December 19, 2014—250HO1002 Genervations EPIC (EX-94-GM) earned Gold Medal Sire status following the December 2014 sire summary.
Holstein Association USA recognizes approximately 25 Holstein sires a year as Gold Medal Sires for their officially tested and classified offspring’s superior type and production. To qualify for this honor bulls must meet a specified type level for Total Performance Index® (TPI®), have a minimum Reliability of 90 percent for their Fat and Type genetic evaluations and be free of all recognized genetic defects.
EPIC, a popular young sire, received his first official Type proof during the December sire summary with high Reliability. He is now a top-20 GTPI sire (+2296) with balanced fitness traits: +5.3 Productive Life (PL), +2.3 Daughter Pregnancy Rate (DPR) and 2.88 Somatic Cell Score (SCS). His daughters have excellent feet and legs (+2.08 Feet and Leg Composite) and are strong cows with high, wide rear udders. At 7.2% DBH he can be used with confidence in heifer pens for calving ease.
Founded in 1999, GenerVations Inc. is a product line of Select Sires Inc., North America’s largest A.I. organization comprised of nine farmer-owned and -controlled cooperatives. As the industry leader, Select Sires 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.
Source: 12/14 USDA-CDCB Genomic Evaluation, USDA/HA Genomic Type Evaluation. 12/14 %Rel: EPIC PL 83, DPR 78, SCS 96, Type 96, CE 98. TPI ranking based on Holstein Association USA Top 100 TPI Bulls. ®Total Performance Index and TPI are registered trademarks of Holstein Association USA.