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New Genex Sires Deliver Diversity and Commercial Profitability

SHAWANO, Wisconsin — Genex Cooperative, Inc. graduated 19 Holstein sires to meet members’ demands for genetic progress in health, longevity and fertility without sacrificing yield and udders. The new releases display genetic diversity hailing from 15 different sires and 14 different maternal grandsires. Among the group is 15 bulls in the 95th percentile or higher for the Ideal Commercial Cow (ICC$) index.

Topping the list is the phenom 1HO12267 Co-op ACHILLES-ET *RC. ACHILLES stands No. 2 for ICC$ behind lineup leader 1HO11056 TROY. Like his father, 1HO10396 CABRIOLET, ACHILLES *RC will sire cows that milk, breed back and have the body condition to help get to their mature, more profitable stage of life, quicker. With his breed-leading +10.9 Productive Life and awesome fertility, he has the ability to sire cows that will last and be fertile at all stages of their career. His unique sire stack (Cabriolet x Colt-P-Red) makes him an outcross and an easy choice for profitability. Find this +986 ICC$ sire on the red and red carrier listing.

1HO12134 Co-op LIVEWIRE-ET is an extreme ICC$ bull from the GENESIS Cooperative Herd debuting at +937 ICC$ and +782 Lifetime Net Merit (LNM$). He combines +1352 Milk and +101 Combined Fat and Protein (CFP) with outstanding health traits. LIVEWIRE will deliver production and conformation in one package. As a sire of sons, use LIVEWIRE with confidence.

1HO12152 Co-op Jabir ALTIVO-ET, son of the influential GENESIS cow Richlawn Super April Apple, is ideal for any index: +932 ICC$, +716 LNM$, 2566 TPI®. ALTIVO daughters should have it all combining profitable production (+1306 Milk with +2.62 SCS), calving ease (3.6% Daughter Calving Ease), fertility (+5.3 Daughter Pregnancy Rate, +6.1 Cow Conception Rate) and longevity (+6.9 Productive Life). Fertile semen at 103 PregCheck™ adds further appeal.

1HO11393 No-Fla DUGGER-ET offers extreme production traits, with his maternal grandsire being the progeny-proven production specialist 1HO09800 ERDMAN. DUGGER sires extreme Milk (+1718) without sacrificing components along with desirable calving traits. His dominant +931 ICC$ and +835 LNM$ make him a sire of sons and an easy choice for commercial producers.

1HO12138 Co-op Prdstn ANIMAL-ET, with his ability to sire appropriate-sized cattle for the industry while improving udders, will become a producer favorite. Like his big brother 1HO11889 AVENGER, he is a fertility specialist that will improve longevity (+8.7 PL).

1HO12503 Co-op Prdstn DONATELLO-ET is right for the commercial industry at +922 ICC$ while also reducing stature and improving udder traits. His extreme low 6.1% Sire Calving Ease makes him an excellent choice for heifer pens.

1HO11608 Co-op UPD Jager BEISTER-ET (+909 ICC$, +741 LNM$) is from one of the great Co-op families through Freddie Bettie back to Lynch Lydia. His extreme 4.8% Sire Calving Ease, solid production and moderate frame traits make him appropriate for commercial breeding programs.

1HO11390 Co-op DD Krunch CAPONE-ET debuts at +896 ICC$. His diverse pedigree (Krunch x Dorcy) gives breeders abundant opportunities for use. CAPONE will sire daughters with outstanding udders and trouble-free calvings. He also transmits strong mastitis resistance and appropriate body condition.

In his debut, 1HO12539 Co-op Skyline YIKES-ET ranks in the lineup’s top 10 for ICC$ at +915. His ability to transmit strong health traits and longevity (+8.1) traces back to his maternal grandam Co-op Boliver Yoyo-ET. Moderate frame traits, strong mastitis resistance (106) and relevant body condition (108) make YIKES a good match for cows that are too tall and too angular for the commercial dairy industry.

1HO12164 Co-op Jabir TRANSFORMER-ET joins his maternal brothers 1HO11425 TWINKIE and 1HO11427 TAURINO as a production specialist at +51 Protein and +1714 Milk. TRANSFORMER improves farm profits by increasing yield revenue, improving milk quality and lengthening productive life.

The +860 ICC$ 1HO11619 Old-Dominion YUMYUM-ET improves Protein and Fat (0.05%, 0.13%) and has +110 CFP. His unique sire stack of Yowza x Freddie x Sharky x Lynch makes him easy to use on the not so unique pedigrees. Daughters will be quiet-fast milking and produce high component, high quality milk.

For more information on the Holstein lineup, contact your local Genex representative, visit or call customer service at 888-333-1783.

About Genex
Genex Cooperative, Inc., headquartered in Shawano, Wisconsin, is the trusted provider of world-class animal genetics, progressive reproductive solutions, value-added products and innovative services to members and customers across the U.S. This is accomplished through 950 dedicated employees working in three product and service segments: cattle genetics and reproduction, livestock marketing, and milking and farmstead equipment. Genex is a subsidiary of Cooperative Resources International. Learn more at