Select Sires Gathers Employees for Training

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, May 10, 2010 — Fifteen 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 March 30 and 31 and April 1. Employees from five member cooperatives, Select Sires Inc., and World Wide Sires Ltd. were present for the three-day event where they received advanced education in serving Select Sires' customer-owners.

"Our employee orientation is a great means to provide both new and current employees more knowledge and give them the opportunity to share ideas with their colleagues," said Lyle Kruse, vice president of U.S. market development for Select Sires. "The occasion to receive this information from Select Sires' key staff members allow our new employees to better serve our customer-owners."

Select Reproductive Solutions (SRS) specialists Pictured left to right: (back row) David Wing, Lynn Harbaugh, Wyatt Miller, Friedrich Gödeker, Travis Mecham, Trey Buras, Casey Payne, and Scott Winchell; (front row) Renée Norman, Bridgette Voisnet, Elyse Wilcox, Heather West-Robinson, Elizabeth Smith, Shannon Sauer, and Nathan Walker.
The participants received in-depth information about Select Sires' programs including the Program for Genetic Advancement™ (PGA™), SRS, Program for Fertility Advancement™ (PFA™) 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.

Attendees included: Travis Mecham, Kuna, Idaho; and Nathan Walker, Gooding, Idaho, Cache Valley Select Sires Inc.; Scott Winchell, Wooster, Ohio; Trey Buras, Portales, N.M.; Casey Payne, Melrose, N.M.; and Heather West-Robinson, Stephenville, Texas, COBA/Select Sires; Wyatt Miller, Columbus, Wis.; and Shannon Sauer, Waterloo, Wis., East Central/Select Sires; Lynn Harbaugh, Marion, Wis.; Bridgette Voisnet, Laingsburg, Mich.; Elyse Wilcox, Marshall, Mich.; and David Wing, Charlotte, Mich., NorthStar Cooperative; Elizabeth Smith, Lebanon, Pa., Select Sire Power; Friedrich Gödeker, Germany, World Wide Sires; and Renée Norman, Columbus, Ohio, Select Sires Inc.

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 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.