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ABS Global Announces 13 New Icon Sires

MADISON, WI, U.S.A. — MADISON, WI, U.S.A. — Last week, 13 is a lucky number at ABS Global, Inc, as 13 new Icon Sires™ are added to the continually growing list of Icons.

“Never before has a group of sires been made available with as much genetic potential,” said Ryan Starkenburg, ABS Global Product Development Senior Geneticist, Dairy Strategy. “ABS is pleased to launch this exquisite group of high-ranking Holsteins and a Jersey as ABS Icon Sires.”


Icon Sires introduced include Holstein sires, 29HO17428 GLAMOUR BOGHILL VICTOR ET, 29HO18772 DENOVO 7921 ATRIUM-ET, 29HO18783 DENOVO 14400 ADVANCE-ET, 29HO18784 WILRA ABS AMPLIFY-ET, 29HO18799 DENOVO 7947 GLITZ-ET, 29HO18804 DENOVO 14378 AFTON-ET, 29HO18812 PINE-TREE ADVISOR-ET, 29HO18813 PINE-TREE DEFENSE-ET, 29HO18823 SEAGULL-BAY BRAVE-ET, 29HO18836 DENOVO 14417 GOOGLE-ET, 29HO18906 MR RI-VAL-RE FREE BILLY-ET, and 29HO18923 BOMAZ SAIGE-ET, and Jersey sire 29JE4110 JX ABS TLD HEINZ {3}-ET.


The Holstein sires impressively average over 1000 NM$, but the key to profitability is found in their individual attributes. With the genetic potential to increase combined fat and protein yield by over 160 pounds, this group also offers to improve daughter pregnancy rates by nearly 3 percentage points. This exciting profit potential is further enhanced by moderate frame size to improve efficiency and low calving difficulty scores, he explains.


Not to be outdone, the Jersey Icon Sire combines high scores for CM$ and JPI with high-component yield and considerable improvement in daughter pregnancy rate.


“This group gives producers plenty of options choosing the right genetic combination to fit the needs of the herd,” Starkenburg concludes. “ABS is very excited to have these strong sires be part of our overall offering.”


For more information on these and other Icon Sires, go to www.absglobal.com/iconsires or talk with your ABS representative today.


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.


ABS Global Newly Released Icon Sires

29HO18783 DENOVO 14400 ADVANCE-ET

Among the breed leaders for NM$Improves productivity while moderating frame size for efficient daughtersImproves udder health and daughter fertility


29HO18812 PINE-TREE ADVISOR-ET

Elite Fat yield to improve profitabilityLower SCS for improved udder healthOffers improvement in daughters’ reproductive health


29HO18804 DENOVO 14378 AFTON-ET

One of the breed’s highest for TPIHigh DPR for lower days openLogical choice for reduced calving difficulty


29HO18784 WILRA ABS AMPLIFY-ET

Lower SCS for improved udder health, also offers increased teat lengthModerate stature without reducing body condition for efficient, healthy daughtersGenomic profile suggests significant improvement in Productive Life


29HO18772 DENOVO 7921 ATRIUM-ET

High international rankings, with outstanding values for Net Merit, TPI® and PLIHigh DPR for lower days openModerates stature for efficient daughters, also offers reduced calving difficulty


29HO18906 MR RI-VAL-RE FREE BILLY-ET

Among the breed leaders for Net MeritOne of the best for both fat and protein yieldEarly elite Achiever son


29HO18823 SEAGULL-BAY BRAVE-ET

Elite Net Merit for improved profitabilityLogical choice for reduced calving difficultyImproves productivity while moderating frame size for efficient daughters


29HO18813 PINE-TREE DEFENSE-ET

Improves Fat yield for improved profitabilityOffers udder improvement and elite TPIBalanced trait profile


29HO18799 DENOVO 7947 GLITZ-ET

Among the breed leaders for TPIHigh DPR for lower days openHigh Protein yield to improve profitability


29HO18836 DENOVO 14417 GOOGLE-ET

Lower SCS for improved udder healthImproves Fat yield for higher revenueModerate stature without reducing body condition for efficient, healthy daughters


29HO18923 BOMAZ SAIGE-ET

High-ranking genetics with a unique sire stackCombines health, fertility and productionBalanced linear profile


29JE4110 JX ABS TLD HEINZ {3}-ET

Balance of Milk with positive Fat and Protein percentagesRare combination of high production, elite rank and exceptional DPROutstanding source of CM$ and JPI


29HO17428 GLAMOUR BOGHILL VICTOR ET

Elite PLI Verona sonHuge fat and protein productionBred from a very strong line of the Cosmopolitan cow family in Northern Ireland


For more information on these and other Icon Sires, go to www.absglobal.com/iconsires or talk with your ABS representative today.

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Published by Purebred Publishing 2018

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