Select Sires' Professional Technicians Receive Advanced Training

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, September 29, 2011 - In September, 12 professional technicians from across the U.S. participated in the annual Technician Conference at Select Sires' headquarters in Plain City, Ohio. Employees from five member cooperatives and Select Sires Canada were present for the two-day event, where they received advanced education in reproductive systems and solutions to better serve Select Sires' customer-owners.

Pictured left to right - Front Row: Rod Alton, Tyler Freund, Anne Spillman, Tricia McKernon, Whitney Hull and Ethan Bernhard. Back Row: Andrew Bennett, Gary Popp, Bob Radke, Keith Kleman, Ben Wiford and David Morgan.

The participants received in-depth information on estrus synchronization, factors affecting conception, Select RePRO Analysis™, fertility research, dairy sire programs, Select's gender SELECTed™ process, and Select Detect™, the most technologically advanced activity monitoring system on the market today.

Technician training participants included: COBA/Select Sires - Ethan Bernhard, Shilo, Ohio, Keith Kleman, Ottoville, Ohio, David Morgan, Wooster, Ohio, and Ben Wiford, Danville, Ohio; East Central/Select Sires - Rod Alton, Monroe, Wis., and Bob Radke, Bangor, Wis.; NorthStar Cooperative - Tyler Freund, Arpin, Wis., and Gary Popp, Unity, Wis.; Minnesota/Select Sires Coop-Anne Spillman, Stanton, Minn.; Select Sire Power - Whitney Hull, Jeffersonville, Vt., and Tricia McKernon, Salem, N.Y.; and Select Sires Canada - Andrew Bennett, Mildmay, Ont.

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.

™Select RePRO Analysis, gender SELECTed and Select Detect are trademarks of Select Sires Inc.