Kirk Sattazahn Named Director of Marketing for Select Sire Power, Inc.

ROCKY MOUNT, Va., Jan. 6, 2011 - Kirk Sattazahn has been named Director of Marketing for Select Sire Power, Inc. effective January 1, 2011. In this role, he is responsible for the marketing of Select Sires' leading genetics, herd management products, and the professional services provided throughout Select Sire Power's 15-state marketing region. Sattazahn has served as the Central Regional Marketing Manager for Select Sire Power since July 1, 2000.

Sattazahn is a 1994 graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a degree in agricultural business management. He was recognized as the 1999 Penn State Young Dairy Leader and attended the Young Dairy Leaders Institute in 1999-2000. He is active in various industry organizations, including past board member and treasurer of the Pennsylvania Dairy Stakeholders, and currently serves as a member of the Pennsylvania Dairy Task Force, Pennsylvania Dairy Economic Development Committee and Pennsylvania Dairymen's Association Board. Additionally, Sattazahn is a member of the Holstein Association USA, Dairy Shrine, Pennsylvania Dairymen's Association and Professional Dairy Managers of Pennsylvania.

He will continue to reside in Myerstown, Pa., with his wife, Stephanie, and their four sons, Tucker, Grady, Carson and Cooper, and daughter, Presley. Sattazahn utilizes his many talents in a variety of ways, including work in his church, as Master of Ceremonies for the Pennsylvania Dairy Princess Pageant since 2006, and Emcee of the Celebrity Showmanship Contest for the Pennsylvania Farm Show. He is also a periodic writer for Hoard's Dairyman and has been selected to be the author of the 50-year history of Select Sires. In his spare time, he enjoys playing softball along with other sports, is a loyal alum of the Penn State Nittany Lions, and cheers for the Phillies and Cowboys.

Based in Rocky Mount, Va., Select Sire Power, Inc. is the farmer-owned and controlled cooperative that operates in 15 states along the eastern seaboard as a member of Select Sires, Inc., North America's largest A.I. organization. As the industry leader, Select Sires provides highly fertile semen as well as excellence in service and programs to achieve its basic objective of supplying beef and dairy producers with North America's best genetics at a reasonable price.