ABS Global Graduates Diverse Class of Sires; Launches Icons™

MADISON, WI, U.S.A. — ABS Global today graduated 18 sires and launched 12 Icon Sires™ to give ABS customers worldwide choice in their breeding programs. Topping the list of grads was 29HO17941 ABS RAIDEN-ET with a 990 NM$ and 2745 TPI®.

“We’re pleased to launch a strong proven class and to have a powerful genomic line of Icon Sires to offer to our many markets,” said Katie Olson, Global Director Dairy Product Development, ABS Global. “Today we have a lineup that works in most any market. We are excited to offer much of that lineup in the form of Sexcel®, therefore providing our global customers the choice they need and want.”

RAIDEN is joined by Holstein graduate sires: 29HO18076 ASTON, 29HO18109 BIXBY, 29HO17944 BOURBON, 29HO18077 COLEMAN, 29HO18018 DANCER, 29HO18043 HARVEST, 29HO18078 HAYES-P, 29HO18091 HOMEBREW, 29HO18136 KEENAN, 29HO18073 KIMBALL*RC, 29HO18006 MANSFIELD, 29HO18173 MARGIN, 29HO18119 MORRIS, 29HO18131 SHRIEK, 29HO17918 SKYFALL, and 29HO18166 SIZZLER, and Jersey 29JE4044 BARRICADE.

ABS Global continued to strengthen its Icon Sire program with the launch of several strong sires. Icon Sires introduced today include Holstein sires 29HO18960 ACURA, 29HO19060 ADMIRAL, 29HO19072 FYNN, 29HO17454 INVICTUS, 29HO19099 JURASSIC, 29HO19093 ONIEDA, 29HO17474 PARTY TIME, 29HO19117 PENSACOLA, 29HO19188 POSEIDON, 29HO19087 SELTZER, 29HO19156 THATBOY, and 29HO19105 YUCATAN.

“It’s great to see the sons of ABS sires JOSUPER, MONTEREY, SILVER and ACHIEVER do so well today,” added Ryan Starkenburg, Senior Geneticist Dairy Strategy, ABS Global. “As we look at the 30 sires named today, we see these strong ABS families really diversifying the ABS market offering and impacting the industry as a whole.”

Highly sought-after 29JE4117 WESTPORT {5} and 29JE4137 DALTON-P continue to lead the Jersey offering as Icon Sires. “The release of new sires like 29JE4138 OZUNA {3} and 29JE4145 GROVER {4} showcase the pedigree and trait diversity that we strive to provide to our customers to improve their bottom lines through genetics,” said ABS Global Jersey Sire Analyst Aaron Horst.

St. Jacobs had an impressive day, boasting 25 bulls over 3.0 PTAT and 16 bulls over 3.0 Udder Composite, explained Brian Behnke, St. Jacobs Business Manager. “The bulls in our line-up are continuing to have an impact now that they bring production and health to go along with their impressive pedigrees and high actual proven performance,” he added.

For more information on Icon Sires, go to www.absglobal.com/icon-sires or talk with your ABS representative today. You can also learn more about ABS graduates at ABS Bull Search.

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. Sexcel Sexed Genetics is powered by IntelliGen® Technologies.