Select Sires Hosts New Employee Orientation

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, June 18, 2019 – Thirty-two new employees from six member cooperatives and Select Sires Inc., gathered in Plain City, Ohio for orientation and sales training June 10 through June 13.

“Once again, Select Sires’ service professionals and partners hosted a valuable orientation program and sales training for new employees. With 13 interns in this orientation group, we were excited to work with some of the best young people in our industry,” explains Lyle Kruse, vice president of U.S. market development for Select Sires.

The orientation program is packed with educational seminars, tours of Select Sires’ facilities and laboratories, and a sire parade. Presentations from industry experts and Select Sires’ personnel detail the cooperative’s history, service programs, herd management products and sire power. New employees learn about sire care and semen collection, semen quality and fertility, genetic evaluations and dairy and beef sire programs.

Orientation participants included: COBA/Select Sires: Lindsay Douce, Hilliard, Ohio, Emily Horst, Smithville, Ohio, Ian Lokai, Urbana, Ohio, and Morgan Eades, Mechanicsburg, Ohio; CentralStar Cooperative: Rachel Beuthin, Mazomanie, Wis., Eric Ranke, Waterford, Wis., Maxwell Udelhoven, Lancaster, Wis., Samantha Schuessler, Waupun, Wis., Cody Bandoch, Tomahawk, Wis., Michelle Kaufmann, St. Johns, Mich., Tia Long, Nappanee, Ind., Tim Schmidt, Warren, Ind., and Allison Schafer, Westphalia, Mich.; Select Sires MidAmerica: Norm Johnson, Adrain, Oregon, and Chip Craig, Wendell, Idaho; Minnesota Select Sires Co-op Inc.: Kayla Herkenhoff, Freeport, Minn.; Prairie State/Select Sires: Marc Dierickx, Strawberry Point, Iowa; Premier Select Sires: Hannah Wentworth, Frenchville, Pa., Lindsey Redish, Live Oak, Fla., Brad Clark, Lynville, Tenn., Ethan Dearmon, Millry, Ala., George Casale, New Hartford, N.Y., Dan Mabbett Mohawk, N.Y., Chelsea Smith, Madrid, N.Y., James Comstock, Winchester, Va., Christian Erb, Strasburg, Pa., and Anna Whitt, Spring Hill, Tenn.; Select Sires Inc.: Carly Olufs, Petaluma, Calif., Skylar Buell, Temperance, Mich., Chelsea Daines, Westby, Wis., Hannah Sykes, Clarksburg, Ohio, and Cady McGehee, Okeechobee, Fla.

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

Caption: Thirty-two new employees gathered in Plain City, Ohio for Select Sires’ orientation and sales training.