Select Sires Honors Its Super Achievers

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, March 18, 2011 - Twenty-eight members of the Select Sires Inc. sales and service team from throughout North America have been named Super Achievers. This prestigious Select Sires achievement award is given to employees that demonstrate sales growth and provide exemplary service to their customers with a high level of passion for their customers' success. Managers of the 10 Select Sires member cooperatives and Select Sires Canada choose sales representatives, technicians and service specialists from their organizations to receive this award. Select Sires Inc. also chose an individual to recognize for his exemplary service.

"The individuals who were named Super Achievers each show untiring energy, product knowledge and most importantly, a devotion to helping customers succeed," said Lyle Kruse, vice president of U.S. market development at Select Sires.

The Select Sires Super Achievers are: All West/Select Sires, Darryl Olson, Stayton, Ore., Glen Felske, Onaway, Alberta; Cache Valley Select Sires Inc., Dusty Adams, Paul, Idaho, Victor Israelsen, Young Ward, Utah; Brad Meek, Preston, Idaho; COBA/Select Sires, Paul Detwiler, Marysville, Ohio, Cormac Irwin, Big Prairie, Ohio; John Lee, Seymour, Texas; Tad Chapman, Muleshoe, Texas; East Central/Select Sires, Tom Turner, St. Cloud, Wis., Gary Fredrick, Mayville, Wis., Sue Bos, Waupun, Wis., Robert Radke, Bangor, Wis., Ryan Besaw, Omro, Wis.; KABA/Select Sires, Kevin Armstrong, Shelbyville, Ky.; Minnesota/Select Sires Inc., Mike Wilson, Pierz, Minn., Casey Anderson, Watkins, Minn., Daren Johnson, Grove City, Minn., Jayne Lochen, Kimball, Minn.; Northstar Cooperative, Wayne Westrich, Unity, Wis., Scott Woepse, Kiel, Wis; Prairie State/Select Sires, Glen Sachtleben, Hoyleton, Ill., Chad Baker, Hoyleton, Ill.; Select Sire Power Inc., Greg Casey, Lexington, N.C.; Southeast Select Sires, Al Funk, Nortonville, Kan.; Select Sires Canada, David Massey, Smith Falls, Ont., John Wassink, Listowel, Ont.; Select Sires Inc., Bill DeLong, Marysville, Ohio.

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.