Select Sires Announces Essay Contest and Holstein World Feature Issue

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, July 17, 2012 - Select Sires, in conjunction with Holstein World magazine, is excited to announce a chance for youth to win an iPod touch by writing an essay about their favorite Select-sired Holstein daughter. Three winners will be selected to receive an iPod touch, a one-year subscription to Holstein World and will have their essay published in the Select Sires October 2012 Holstein World issue.

Youth, ages 9 to 21 (as of January 1, 2012), are welcome to enter a 500-word (or less) essay about their favorite Holstein female sired by a Select Sires bull. The animal does not have to be an animal owned or shown by the youth, but can be any Select-sired animal they admire. All essays should include the name of the sire and be accompanied by a photo of the animal. Photos can be professional or candid, but must be 300 dpi or 4 X 6 inches in size. Entries must be submitted by August 27, 2012, by email to Leslie Maurice, or can be mailed to Select Sires Inc., Attn: Leslie Maurice, 11740 U.S. Highway 42N, Plain City, OH 43064.

This contest is part of the special October 2012 issue of the Holstein World featuring Select Sires. Several opportunities for Select Sires customers are available. All advertisers who feature Select Sires progeny will receive free color with their ad and semen credits up to $250. If interested in advertising email Carol Moyer or call (800) 334-1904 ext. 223. Space reservations need to be made by September 1, 2012. Distributed at World Dairy Expo, the issue will also feature customer success stories, articles about the future of the company, and insight into the Select Sires line-up.

Based in Plain City, Ohio, Select Sires Inc. is North America's largest A.I. organization and is comprised of nine 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.