DEFOREST, WISCONSIN – August 10, 2011…With the release of the August 2011 USDA Genetic Evaluations, ABS Global expands the dairy lineup with 17 new graduates.

“The new graduate lineup is highlighted by sires that will transmit ideal dairy conformation, health and fitness, and have the ability to put milk in the tank,” stated Scott Bentley, Global Dairy Product Manager. “We strive to offer elite genetics that will fulfill and exceed breeders’ goals, and this all-encompassing list of graduates will give producers desirable options within the focus of their sire selection.”

If high type sires are a priority in your breeding program, look to the following sires now available at ABS Global.

Exciting Italian graduate with a unique pedigree (Goldwyn x Aaron) and over +3.0 on UDC, FLC and PTAT
Exceptional udders with tremendous attachments
Strong, tall cows with great legs and clean hocks

29HO13712 REVAMP
An Elegant son of Whittier Farm’s Outsize Roz 2E-95 EEEEE DOM
Stylish daughters with balance and openness
Snugly attached udders

A Goldwyn x Stormatic son backed by ten generations of VG or EX
Some of the highest daughter scores in UK
Beautiful bone, welded on udders and great feet and legs

A Buckeye x Titanic sire for the heifer pen
Stylish silhouettes with openness and depth of rib
Deep udder creases with height and width to mammary

A Goldwyn son from ZELGADIS family
Stylish individuals that are excellent in the rump
Exceptional rear udders with great ligaments and texture

If putting more milk in the tank is priority, look to these three graduates for outstanding production.

529HO13718 RODRIGO
An ABS Sexation® exclusive Toystory x O Man son bred for high production and functional type
Provides a blend of strength and dairyness ideal for the parlor
High producing cows with excellent components

29HO13665 ALTIMA
An Encino x O Man son making daughters ideal for commercial environments
Deep ribbed, open cows excel in dairy form
Large milk volumes from shallow uddered daughters

29HO13706 ORIENT
JET STREAM x BOLIVER from long line of bull mothers
Moderate sized, balanced, problem free cows
Udders are high above the hock without sacrificing production in the parlor

These bulls are sure to make profitable, long life cows suitable for any environment.

29HO13621 ZOLTAN
At +4.7 PL, this Zenith x O Man son is known for durable daughters
2nd dam is Rudolph Zip, EX-95 GMD DOM with over 200,000 lifetime milk
Well attached, youthful udders

29HO13769 JOB
Ideal sire stack (SHOTTLE x Durham x Leadman)
Refined cows that can compete in commercial environment
Shallow udders with great attachments, strong clefts and great teat placement

29HO13507 CRIVAL
SHOTTLE x Finley son from a deep cow family
Consistent daughters are tall and stylish with eye-catching appeal
Impeccable udders and high Productive Life (+3.8)

529HO13669 SKYLINE
An ABS Sexation® exclusive sire backed by eight generations of EX dams with six receiving multiple Es and four over 200,000 lbs lifetime milk
Daughters are profitable at +3.9 PL and +1.4 DPR
Shallow udders with strong fore udder attachments

Finally, if your breeding program is based on a solid, balanced package, look to incorporate these ABS sires.

29HO13796 PONDER
A Buckeye x O Man grandson of Patron Genie, EX-90 DOM and 43,000 lbs milk with 1800 lbs fat
High component sire
Daughters have excellent mobility with steep foot angle and flex to hock

29HO12665 MEL
An exciting sire from the UK combines six generations of EX with SHOTTLE x Capri Melinda EX-93 3E
Great width and power with outstanding locomotion
High and wide rear udders with long fore udders

A Marsh x O Man sire to increase production without sacrificing udders
Moderate sized cows with welded on fore udder attachments
Solid foot and leg sire that will straighten the leg

An ABS Sexation® exclusive sire by Toystory x Mtoto strikes the balance of dairyness and strength
Daughters are square, with width and depth
Extreme fore udders

A Tribute son from the million dollar All-American cow Regiment Apple-Red, EX-94 DOM
Outstanding, youthful udders with snug fore udder attachments
One of the most influential cow families in the Red and White breed

To implement any of these sires into your breeding program, contact your local ABS representative or call 1-800-ABS-STUD.