Adam Oswalt Named Dairy Sire Product Specialist

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, June 3, 2015 - Select Sires has selected Adam Oswalt to serve as the dairy sire product specialist. In this role, he will give marketing direction for genetic advertisements, assist the vice president of dairy sire product line and supervise the dairy progeny specialist. He will continue to serve as the Ayrshire sire analyst. Oswalt is based at the company's headquarters in Plain City, Ohio.

Oswalt began his career at Select Sires in 2008 as a Program for Genetic Advancement™ (PGA™) specialist in California's central valley improving large-herd sire identification. He has served as the dairy genetics administrator since 2009 where he oversaw the large numbers of genomic tests ordered each year, created the processes of delivering genomic evaluations, provided support to the dairy sire team and was key in the development and operations of Aggressive Reproductive Technologies™ (ART™). More recently, he took on the responsibilities of Ayrshire and Brown Swiss sire analyst. Oswalt holds an associate's degree in biotechnology from Sinclair College in Dayton, Ohio where he gained experience in DNA sequencing, bioinformatics and molecular biology.

"I am thrilled about this new opportunity," says Oswalt. "I look forward to bringing my diverse proficiencies and invaluable experiences from my time in sire development to the mix and going to work delivering an unsurpassed product to our customers. As we celebrate our first 50 years, every day the people of Select Sires are already working diligently to make our next 50 years bigger and better and I couldn't be happier to be a part of it!"

Oswalt grew up on a small Brown Swiss farm in Union City, Ohio where he developed a passion for cattle genetics. Along with his family, he has competed regularly at state and national shows and has bred several All-Americans and nominees under the prefix North Lane. Oswalt resides in Springfield, Ohio with his wife, Kimberly.

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.

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