Orientation Held for New Select Sires Employees

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, March 23, 2015 - More than 20 A.I. technicians, sales representatives and marketing personnel took part in Select Sires' employee orientation held March 10 and 11 at the Select Sires headquarters in Plain City, Ohio. Employees from seven member cooperatives and Select Sires GenerVations were present for the two-day event where they received superior education to better serve Select Sires' customers. Following orientation, a majority of the attendees participated in an additional two days of extensive sales training.

"New employee orientation presents participants with the opportunity to gain a wide variety of knowledge about Select Sires and have an opportunity to visit our office," said Lyle Kruse, vice president of U.S. market development for Select Sires. "This was another outstanding group and 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 Program for Genetic Advancement™ (PGA™), Select Reproductive Solutions™ (SRS™), Select Mating Service™ (SMS™), StrataGEN®, Aggressive Reproductive Technologies™ (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-Jamie Peth, Mt. Vernon, Wash.; COBA/Select Sires Inc.-Shawn Winner, Yorkshire, Ohio, Rusty Reid, Cambridge, Ohio, Gus Rupp, Jeromesville, Ohio and Jack Smith, New Philadelphia, Ohio; East Central/Select Sires-Cory Gabor, Westfield, Wis. and Jon Westphal, Eldorado, Wis.; Minnesota Select Sires Co-Op, Inc.-Collin Benson, Little Falls, Minn.; NorthStar Cooperative-Mike Finegan, Litchfield, Mich., Rick Gilbert, Bad Axe, Mich., Deanna Pleiman, Prescott, Mich., Ben Kinnard, Sturgeon Bay, Wis., Brandon Marks, Manitowoc, Wis. and Brandon Kruswick, Algoma, Wis.; Select Sires MidAmerica, Inc.-Dallin Buttars, Logan, Utah and Kenny Roseborough, Nampa, Idaho; Select Sire Power Inc.-Eric Hess, Shippensburg, Pa., John Weiler, Ephrata, Pa. and Brent Neely, Manheim, Pa. and Select Sires GenerVations-Garry Vanderpost, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Andy Fraser, Orton, Ontario and Nicholas Sundell, Holland, Manitoba

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.