Roy Wallace Named a Beef Industry Leader by BEEF Magazine

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, October 11, 2013 - Roy Wallace, former vice president of beef programs at Select Sires, was named as an industry leader as part of BEEF magazine's BEEF 50 project. In honor of the publication's 50th anniversary, they solicited nominations and then recognized the top 50 industry leaders who were instrumental in the direction and development of the U.S. beef industry.

Wallace joined the Select Sires staff in 1969 as a beef sire analyst and later became the vice president of beef programs. During his tenure at Select Sires, he acquired more than 600 beef bulls from 19 breeds. Wallace was a strong proponent of performance testing and national sire summaries and was one of the original cattlemen to form the Beef Improvement Federation (BIF). He was the only person to attend the first 40 BIF conventions and was eventually honored with the organization's Pioneer Award and Continuing Service Award. In addition to advocating for genetic progress through A.I., Wallace worked with researchers to develop effective A.I. synchronization protocols. Wallace passed away in 2008 while, doing what he loved, attending the National Western Stock Show in Denver.

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.