Select Sires Conducts Training through Employee Orientation

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, November 23, 2010 - Nine professional technicians, Select Mating Service™ (SMS™) evaluators, Select Reproductive Solutions™ (SRS™) specialists, and sales and marketing staff participated in Select Sires' employee orientation held on October 28 and 29, 2010, at Select Sires' headquarters office in Plain City, Ohio. Employees from three member cooperatives and Select Sires Inc. were present for the two-day event, where they received advanced education in serving Select Sires' customer-owners.

"Serving dairy and beef customers with the highest level of professional service is Select Sires' main ambition," said Lyle Kruse, vice president of U.S. market development for Select Sires. "This process begins with well-trained and well-versed representatives in the field."

The participants received in-depth information about Select Sires' programs, including the Program for Genetic Advancement™ (PGA™), Program for Fertility Advancement™ (PFA™), SRS and SMS. They also received advanced training on the topics of reproductive solutions, fertility research, beef and dairy sire programs, cattle evaluation, herd-management products and Select Sires' gender SELECTed™ process.

Select Sires Conducts Training through Employee Orientation

Attendees included: Minnesota/Select Sires-Paul McCormick, St. Cloud, Minn.; NorthStar Cooperative-Denise Martin and Michelle Haarer, Lansing, Mich.; Prairie State/Select Sires-Mark Kerndt, Waukon, Iowa; Select Sire Power-Heath Spatz, Lititz, Pa.; Mike Kunkle, Jonestown, Pa.; Steve Furrow, Rocky Mount, Va.; and Jack Lomeo, Lowville, N.Y.; and Select Sires Inc.-Hannah Thompson, Walkersville, Md.

Based in Plain City, Ohio, Select Sires Inc., is North America's largest A.I. organization and is comprised of 10 farmer-owned and -controlled cooperatives. As the industry leader, it provides highly fertile semen as well as excellence in service and programs to achieve its basic objective of supplying dairy and beef producers with North America's best genetics at a reasonable price.

Caption: Nine Select Sires federation employees gathered in October for advanced training along with one guest. Standing in the back row from left to right are Mark Kerndt, Paul McCormick, Jack Lomeo, Steve Furrow, Heath Spatz and Mike Kunkle. Kneeling in the front row from left to right are Michelle Haarer, Denise Martin, Hannah Thompson and guest Luciana Bueno from Brazil.

™ Select Mating Service, SMS, Select Reproductive Solutions, SRS, Program for Genetic Advancement, PGA, Program for Fertility Advancement, PFA and gender SELECTed are trademarks of Select Sires Inc.