Orientation Held for New Select Sires Employees

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, June 16, 2015 - Nearly 40 A.I. technicians, sales representatives, Select Mating Service™ (SMS™) genetic consultants, Select Reproductive Solutions™ (SRS™) specialists, interns and other employees took part in Select Sires' employee orientation held June 9 and 10 at the Select Sires headquarters in Plain City, Ohio. Employees from seven member cooperatives and Select Sires Inc. 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.

"Each orientation gives our employees the opportunity to visit our facilities, learn about our programs and services and gain connections within the federation," 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™), SRS, SMS, StrataGEN®, Aggressive Reproductive Technologies™ (ART™), CowManager®, Breeding to FeedingSM 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: Kelby Stadt, Everson, Wash., Lance Terpstra, Everson, Wash. and Jesus Toro, Modesto, Calif.; COBA/Select Sires Inc.: Megan Besancon, Sterling, Ohio, Efrain Hernandez, Portales, N.M., Andres Chabes, Clovis, N.M., Leo Hoff Jr., Windthorst, Texas, Tanner Topp, Smithville, Ohio, Matt Leise, Greenville, Pa., Josh Gruber, LaRue, Ohio and Alex Hurst, Archbold, Ohio; East Central/Select Sires: Jerome Meyer, Viroqua, Wis., Gary DeJager, Waupun, Wis., Derek Schwartz, Dane, Wis. and Cassi Miller, Mt. Horeb, Wis.; Minnesota Select Sires Co-Op, Inc.: Joe Grotsun, St. Cloud, Minn., Kirsten Meier, Watkins, Minn., Brian Dick, Millville, Minn. and Hannah Haffner, Chatfield, Minn.; NorthStar Cooperative: Malissa Reed, Owosso, Mich., Chelsea Jones, Falmouth, Mich., Patrick McLaughlin, Milford, Ind., Spenser Penrod, North Manchester, Ind., Cara Bahorski, Okemos, Mich. and Andrea Meade, Lansing, Mich.; Select Sire Power Inc.: Jennifer Wengryn, Ringoes, N.J., Danielle Angell, Cortland, N.Y., Clayton Weber, Newville, Pa., Scott Zehr, Lowville, N.Y., Taylor Clark, Cambridge, N.Y. and Darin Buckenmeyer, Tyrone, Pa.; Southeast Select Sires Inc.: Josh Major, Lebanon, Tenn., Ryan Bodenhausen, Muscotah, Kans. and Justin Edwards, Seneca, Kans. and Select Sires Inc.: Brady Enquist, Cambridge, Minn., Griffin Nicholls, Noblesville, Ind. and Karli Lump, De Graff, 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. SMBreeding to Feeding is a servicemark of Wulf Cattle.