New Icon Sires™, Proven Sires Named by ABS Global

MADISON, WI, U.S.A. — The Icon Sire™ list continues to grow at ABS Global, Inc., which today introduced 12 new Icons to the market. Additionally, the world leader in bovine genetics, reproduction services and technologies, graduated eight proven sires and continues to hold the #1 proven position in NM$ with April 2017 graduate 29HO17553 JOSUPER.

“This was a great day for ABS Global and a great day for our genetic offerings,” said Katie Olson, PhD, Global Director Dairy Product Development, ABS Global. “Adding a diverse list of sires to the Icon Sire program offers our customers choice and an opportunity to purchase top industry genetics earlier than ever before.”

Icon Sires introduced today include Holstein sires 29HO18697 ABS SASSAFRAS-ET, 29HO18843 FB 6860 SPECTRE PERK-ET, 29HO18740 ABS NIKO-ET, 29HO18822 SEAGULL-BAY AMAZON-ET, 29HO18790 PINE-TREE DURABLE-ET, 29HO18689 N-SPRINGHOPE HONDA-ET, and 29HO18777 DENOVO 7876 SWAYZE-PP-ET, and Jersey sires 29JE4101 JX PINE-TREE UNCLE LUKE ACCLIMATE {3}-ET, 29JE4104 JX CAL-MART LUKE DANNY {3}-ET, 29JE4117 CAL-MART WESTPORT {6}-ET, 29JE4109 JX AVI-LANCHE LUKE DAB {3}-ET, and 29JE4106 JX AVI-LANCHE LUKE DUKE {3}-ET.

The addition of new Jersey Icon Sires puts some great genetics into the ABS Global offering. Of the five Jersey Icon Sires announced today, all are above +675 CM$ and are A2/A2; and three are greater than +2.0 for DPR.

ACCLIMATE {3} leads the way at +712 CM$ and is an early Uncle Luke son. Full brothers DUKE {3} and DAB {3} specialize improving daughter fertility (+3.2 and +3.1 DPR, respectively) while still improving fat and protein production,” said ABS Global Jersey Sire Analyst Aaron Horst. “DANNY {3} is a protein production specialist at +63 lbs. and WESTPORT {6} completes the list as an extreme component sire (+0.22 Fat and +0.09 Protein) and is one of the breed’s highest bulls that are able to sire full registry status offspring.”

For daughter-proven sires, JOSUPER continues to stand on top of the ABS Global and Holstein industry lineup with 999 NM$ and holds the number two position with 2802 TPI®. This 5-star semen fertility and 4-star TransitionRight® sire is also +3309 milk and +93 protein lbs.

Proven sires today featured a number of 29HO16714 BALISTO sons including: 29HO17784 LARCREST COLLUDE-ET, 29HO17747 COOKIECUTTER HARPER-ET, 29HO17785 LARCREST COMMEND-ET, and 29HO17685 DE-SU 12109 BATTLECRY-ET. Other sires graduating today include: Holstein 29HO17706 DE-SU 12128 TAILOR-ET, and Jersey sires 29JE3987 MFW SPARKY IMPISH-ET, 29JE3968 MFW DAZZLER BORIS-ET, and 29JE3949 SUNSET CANYON VIRGINIAN.

A St. Jacobs favorite, 94HO17739 BLAKE continues to impress as he leads the world of daughter-proven bulls with +3.72 PTAT.

BLAKE added 98 scored daughters and is more impressive than ever,” said Brian Behnke, St. Jacobs Business Manager. “Another favorite in our lineup, 94HO17998 CRUSH, added milking daughters today but no scored daughters. He will be an exciting December 2018 release.”

At ABS, our mission is to produce a superior sire lineup that tailors to the management style and desires of every herd in recognition of the dairyman’s needs. We are pleased to announce our newest Icon and proven sires that will offer a variety of traits to help our valued customers fast forward genetic progress.

ABS Global Newly Released Icon Sires

29HO18697 ABS SASSAFRAS-ET

  • SPECTRE x RUBICON
  • Elite component percentages
  • Improves Calving Ability and DPR

29HO18843 FB 6860 SPECTRE PERK-ET

  • SPECTRE x SILVER
  • High component percentages and pounds
  • Well-attached udders

29HO18740 ABS NIKO-ET

  • ACHIEVER x JOSUPER
  • Well-attached udders with improved components
  • Improves Calving Ability and DPR

29HO18689 N-SPRINGHOPE HONDA-ET

  • LYLAS x MONTROSS
  • Source of improved Type, Udders, Feet and Legs
  • Low SCS with high daughter pregnancy rate

29HO18822 SEAGULL-BAY AMAZON-ET

  • ACHIEVER x STOIC
  • Higher fat and protein pounds
  • Great choice to moderate frame size

29HO18790 PINE-TREE DURABLE-ET

  • CHARLEY x YODER
  • Combines high protein with improved daughter fertility
  • Improves Calving Ability

29HO18777 DENOVO 7876 SWAYZE-PP-ET

  • SPLENDID-P*RC x POWERBALL-P
  • Elite homozygous polled bull
  • High component production from well-attached udders

29JE4101 JX PINE-TREE UNCLE LUKE ACCLIMATE {3}-ET

  • Well-rounded and unique Uncle Luke son
  • Great combination of production and DPR
  • Deep, well-respected cow family

29JE4104 JX CAL-MART LUKE DANNY {3}-ET

  • One of the breed’s best for protein pounds
  • Improves components and SCS
  • Pedigree pulls from U.S., Danish and Australian bloodlines

29JE4109 JX AVI-LANCHE LUKE DAB {3}-ET

  • Extreme daughter fertility
  • Improves milk quality
  • 3 closest dams still in the herd

29JE4117 CAL-MART WESTPORT {6}-ET

  • High component transmitter with balanced profile
  • Unique Fastrack dam that continues to impress
  • Can make full registry status calves

29JE4106 JX AVI-LANCHE LUKE DUKE {3}-ET

  • Udders suitable for robots
  • Nice balance of production, components, and JUI
  • 3 closest dams still in the herd

ABS Global August 2018 Graduates

29HO17784 LARCREST COLLUDE-ET

  • Early BALISTO son that transmits high component milk
  • Extremely favorable calving ease scores
  • 4-star Real World Data® (RWD™) Sire Fertility

29HO17685 DE-SU 12109 BATTLECRY-ET

  • Early BALISTO son and A2/A2
  • One of the breed’s best for low SCS
  • Fantastic Fat and Protein percentages

29HO17747 COOKIECUTTER HARPER-ET

  • Early BALISTO son with elite component percentages
  • Great calving ease score
  • 4-star RWD Bull Fertility

29HO17785 LARCREST COMMEND-ET

  • Early BALISTO son and A2/A2
  • One of the highest component sires in the breed
  • Improves daughter fertility
    29HO17706 DE-SU 12128 TAILOR-ET
  • Unique 29HO16701 LA-BRON son with high components and calving ease
  • Low SCS for improved udder health
  • High DPR for improved daughter fertility

29JE3987 MFW SPARKY IMPISH-ET

  • Protein specialist and improves components
  • Compact frames for feed efficiency
  • Unique Sparky son from an Excellent VOLCANO

29JE3968 MFW DAZZLER BORIS-ET

  • Well attached udders
  • Improves all health traits
  • Adds components

29JE3949 SUNSET CANYON VIRGINIAN

  • Low maintenance, fertile daughters
  • High component transmitter
  • Deep pedigree: DAZZLER x Maid family

About ABS

Headquartered in DeForest, Wisconsin, U.S.A., ABS Global is the world‐leading provider of bovine genetics, reproduction services, artificial insemination technologies, and udder care products. Marketing in more than 70 countries around the globe, ABS has been at the forefront of animal genetics and technology since its founding in 1941. ABS Global is a division of Genus plc.