New Select Sires Employees Participate in Orientation

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, March 31, 2016-Select Sires and Jerseyland Sires have established a marketing relationship that will provide Select Sires’ customers worldwide with access to the balanced Jersey sires Jerseyland Sires has been known for proving and supplying for more than 35 years.

Nearly 20 A.I. technicians, sales representatives, Select Mating Service™ (SMS™) genetic consultants, marketing staff and interns took part in Select Sires' employee orientation held March 15 and 16 at the Select Sires headquarters in Plain City, Ohio. Employees from eight member cooperatives and Select Sires Inc. were present for the two-day event where they received superior education to better serve Select Sires' customers. Following orientation, a majority of the attendees participated in an additional two days of extensive sales training.

"Each orientation gives our employees the opportunity to visit our facilities, view sires and connect with other employees across the country," said Lyle Kruse, vice president of U.S. market development for Select Sires. "This was another outstanding group and it is evident that our company is growing by adding enthusiastic and professional individuals that have the ability to provide our customers with outstanding service."

The participants were presented with in-depth information about Select Sires' programs including Program for Genetic Advancement™ (PGA™), Select Reproductive Solutions™ (SRS™), SMS, StrataGEN®, Aggressive Reproductive Technologies™ (ART™), CowManager®, Breeding to FeedingSM and Program for Fertility Advancement™ (PFA™). Instruction on the topics of reproductive solutions, fertility research, beef and dairy sire programs, cattle evaluation, herd management products and Select Sires' gender SELECTed™ process was given as well as a detailed tour of the Select Sires headquarter facilities.

Orientation and sales training participants included: All West/Select Sires-Brandon Boogerd, Outlook, Wash., Loren Hoekema, Everson, Wash. and Kory Tjoelker, Lynden, Wash.; COBA/Select Sires Inc.- Kirby Pair, Stephenville, Texas; East Central/Select Sires-Brian Badtke, Benton, Wis., Nick Fischer, Germantown, Wis. and Ben Sarbacker, Edgerton, Wis.; Minnesota Select Sires Co-Op, Inc.-Derek Hjelm, Glenwood, Minn.; NorthStar Cooperative-Brian Landis, Goshen, Ind. and Jesse Ramer, Goshen, Ind.; Select Sires MidAmerica, Inc.-Brad Cromer, Marshfield, Mo.; Select Sire Power Inc.-Andy Reed, Reedsville, Pa., Jason Mearkle, Clearville, Pa. and David Miklic, Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Southeast Select Sires Inc.-Elizabeth Pereira, Anderson, S.C. and Select Sires Inc.-Lidia Pedrozo, New Albany, Ohio and Sarah Ellingwood, Richmond, Ind.

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.

™Select Mating Service, SMS, Select Reproductive Solutions, SRS, Program for Genetic Advancement, PGA, Program for Fertility Advancement, PFA, Aggressive Reproductive Technologies (ART) and gender SELECTed are trademarks of Select Sires Inc. ®StrataGEN is a registered trademark of Select Sires Inc. CowManager is a registered trademark of Agis Automatisering. SMBreeding to Feeding is a servicemark of Wulf Cattle. Caption: Nearly 20 Select Sires federation employees participated in Employee Orientation in March.