Select Reproductive Solutions (SRS) Specialists Meet for Advanced Training

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, June 27, 2014 - More than 50 professional Select Reproductive Solutions™ (SRS™) specialists from Select Sires' member organizations and Select Sires GenerVations gathered for the annual SRS Conference held June 2−5 in St. Louis, Mo., to share ideas and learn more about the latest in reproductive technology. Hosted by Prairie State/Select Sires, the four−day conference incorporated both classroom and on−farm training.

"Besides the educational aspects, the conference is a great networking event that allows the SRS specialists from across the federation to see what others with similar responsibilities are doing," stated Dr. Ray Nebel, vice president of technical service programs. "We had the opportunity to hear from Select Sires experts as well as reproduction and nutrition research scientists on a variety of important topics. The team challenge activity is always a highlight, as well."

The SRS conference featured sessions on achieving peak milk production, transition feeding, troubleshooting, supervising employees, inventory management, software training, mycotoxins and activity and health monitoring systems.

Outside of the classroom, SRS specialists participated in the annual RePRO Analysis™ challenge. Attendees were split into small teams and worked together to evaluate a dairy and present their findings to the entire conference. Similar to Dairy Challenge, this real-world experience allows SRS specialists to collaborate with their peers from around the country. Select Sires would like to thank Westridge Dairy, Red Bud, Ill. and Riegel Farms, Washington, Mo. for taking part in the conference and the Purina Animal Nutrition Center, Gray Summit, Mo. for providing a conference location and presenting the latest in nutritional research.

Select Sires recognizes that a one−size−fits−all approach to reproductive management does not work in today's dairy industry. That's why dairymen trust Select Sires' highly trained SRS specialists to help design a customized reproductive program that's right for their needs. SRS specialists offer a Portfolio of Reproductive Solutions™ that consist of reproductive troubleshooting using Select RePRO Analysis™, dairy records and management analysis, professional turnkey technician service, estrus−synchronization programs and assistance, SelectCheck™ heat detection training, English and Spanish training resources and professional A.I. training, heat detection aids and nutritional supplements.

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 Reproductive Solutions, SRS, Portfolio of Reproductive Solutions, Select RePRO Analysis and SelectCheck are trademarks of Select Sires Inc.