New Select Sires Employees Participate in Orientation

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, November 7, 2014 - More than 25 professional technicians, sales representatives, communications specialists, Select Mating Service™ (SMS™) evaluators, information services staff, administrative personnel and Select Reproductive Solutions™ (SRS™) specialists took part in Select Sires' employee orientation held October 28 and 29 at the Select Sires headquarters in Plain City, Ohio. Employees from six member cooperatives and Select Sires Inc. were present for the two-day event where they received superior education to better serve Select Sires' customer-owners. Following orientation, a majority of the attendees participated in an additional two days of extensive sales training.

"New employee orientation offers participants the opportunity to obtain a wealth of knowledge and information about Select Sires and have an opportunity to visit our office," said Lyle Kruse, vice president of U.S. market development for Select Sires. "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 the Program for Genetic Advancement™ (PGA™), SRS, SMS, StrataGEN®, Aggressive Reproductive Solutions™ (ART™), CowManager® 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−Maddie Nickel, Bainbridge Island, Wash., Alexis Gouge, Benton City, Wash., Giovanny Limon, Earlimart, Calif. and Austin Day, Turlock, Calif.; COBA/Select Sires Inc.−Brad Parker, Orwell, Ohio, Tom Mazzaro, Williamsfield, Ohio and Keith Kleman, Fort Jennings, Ohio; East Central/Select Sires−Dori Lichty, Beaver Dam, Wis. and Gene Hetebrueg, Allenton, Wis.; Minnesota Select Sires Co-op, Inc.−Shane Boettcher, Isanti, Minn., Jordan Pahl, Paynesville, Minn. and Tom Peterson, Sauk Centre, Minn.; NorthStar Cooperative−Derek Marcks, Black Creek, Wis., Skyler Buman, Seymour, Wis., Dean Dolph, Plymouth, Ind., Scott Schugel, Shawano, Wis. and Rebecca Bauer, Owen, Wis.; Select Sire Power Inc.−Trever Babcock, Shaftsbury, Vt., Jim Gagnon, Greene, N.Y., Jeff Benedict, Waynesboro, Pa., Dyllan Himmelberger, Lebanon, Pa., Jay Stoltzfus, Strasburg, Pa. and Matthew Cox, Richlands, N.C. and Select Sires Inc.−Leandro Cruppe, Columbus, Ohio, Aaron Lease, Bexley, Ohio and Jill Lokai, St. Paris, Ohio.

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.