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Jersey Generation Commitment Continues with Three New CRI Sires

Three new sires add profitability, fertility and conformation to the Cooperative Resources International (CRI) Jersey lineup, while several previously active sires gained in reliability. Altogether, the lineup delivers genetics for developing incredibly hard-working, efficient females that produce high component milk.

1JE00912 Faria Brothers TARHEEL-ET is the complete package. Debutting at +198 JPI™, this Bowman son portrays an impressive pedigree from the heart of the Faria herd. His dam is a VG-88% Valentino out of a VG-86% Tbone. TARHEEL is a breed leader for JUI™ at +20.6, with +107 Combined Fat and Protein (CFP) and +544 Cheese Merit $ (CM$).

1JE00908 Faria Brothers UNDERWOOD is a Volcano son at +180 JPI. Adding lots of fluid production, UNDERWOOD is over +1500 Milk and +108 CFP. This sire is +5.5 JUI with an impressive +2.0 Heifer Conception Rate (HCR).

1JE00903 Aardema 4057 MARCUS is hails from Aardema Dairies, the Jersey GENESIS cooperator herd in Idaho. MARCUS is a Legal Promise son out of a Valentino that will improve udders (+21.9 JUI) while adding bottom-line profit (+148 JPI and +390 CM$). He is also a health trait specialist at +0.5 Daughter Pregnancy Rate, +5.3 Productive Life, +2.87 Somatic Cell Score, +1.4 Cow Conception Rate and +2.1 HCR.

The high-caliber, previously-active 1JE00892 GR Faria Brothers VANDRELL-ET is a JPI king leaping to +236 (breed-leading among genomic sires). This Visionary son out of PR Faria Brothers Dean Action Smith-ET, EX-92%, comes from a well-known maternal line. He’s got a lot of genetic potential to offer at +606 CM$ with a +13.0 JUI and a chart-topping +115 CFP.

1JE00889 Faria Brothers PROP JOE-ET is from the same maternal line as VANDRELL-GR. He has an intriguing +595 CM$ in combination with a +185 JPI, +19.4 JUI and +111 CFP.

1JE00792 Sunset Canyon MACHETE-ET and 1JE00791 Sunset Canyon DIVIDEND-ET added daughters and are the CRI leaders for daughter-proven genetics. MACHETE is a top 10 JPI daughter-proven sire at +182 JPI and +533 CM$. He has an impressive +39 Protein.

DIVIDEND is in the top 20 daughter-proven JPI rankings with a +176 JPI. This Valentino son is an all-around Type improver with a +20.0 JUI and +1.5 PTAT while maintaining +1100 Milk.

1JE00794 Cal-Mart Plus ZAYD, the highly utilized PLUS son, moved to the daughter-proven list at +111 JPI. ZAYD continues to add production (+1064 Milk) while improving udders (+6.9 JUI).

For more information about the Jersey lineup, contact your CRI distributor.

About CRI
Cooperative Resources International (CRI), headquartered in Shawano, Wisconsin, is the global leader in delivering excellence, innovation and value to members and customers. Built from organizations dating back to the 1920s, CRI and its subsidiaries – AgSource Cooperative Services, Genex Cooperative, Inc. and MOFA Global – encompass more than 1,500 employees dedicated to meeting the needs of individuals linked to the land through plant and animal production. Learn more at