House Recognized with BIF Continuing Service Award

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, July 11, 2013 - Brian House, vice president of beef programs at Select Sires, received the Continuing Service Award at the Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) 45th Annual Research Symposium and Convention in Oklahoma City, Okla., in June for his outstanding leadership and involvement in the beef industry.

"Past recipients of this prestigious award include many of the beef industry’s most respected leaders, including Select Sires' own Roy Wallace," said Dr. Aaron Arnett, vice president of beef genetics at Select Sires. "House endears himself as a reliable and trustworthy friend to everyone he comes in contact with, both within the Select Sires family and to customers and industry partners. He is unselfish with his time, and is devoted to the betterment of others."

Each year, BIF honors members of the beef industry who have demonstrated extensive service and made noteworthy contributions. The Continuing Service Award is given to individuals who have devoted substantial time and service to BIF. House has attended BIF meetings for over 20 years, served on the BIF board of directors and volunteered considerable amounts of his time to the organization.

House is an integral part of the Select Sires beef program. He is responsible for coordinating all advertising and public relations for the beef department, managing the young sire testing program and directing bull entry and outsourced beef bulls.

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.