Select Sires Employees Participate in Orientation

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, October 22, 2015-More than 20 A.I. technicians, sales representatives, Select Mating Service™ (SMS™) genetic consultants, marketing managers, Select Reproductive Solutions™ (SRS™) specialists, interns and administrative and communications staff took part in Select Sires' employee orientation held October 13 and 14 at the Select Sires headquarters in Plain City, Ohio. Employees from all nine 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.

"Each orientation gives our employees the opportunity to visit our facilities, view sires and connect with other employees across the country," 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-Stacey Cordova, Hilmar, Calif. and Chris Parreira, Tulare, Calif.; COBA/Select Sires Inc.-Tyler Topp, Smithville, Ohio; East Central/Select Sires-Katie Pfeiffer, Wisconsin Dells, Wis. and Ben Schreier, Jefferson, Wis.; Minnesota Select Sires Co-Op, Inc.-Bob Schyma, Rice, Minn.; NorthStar Cooperative-Pam Thom, Peck, Mich., Laurie Nehl, Union Mills, Ind., Courtney Vance, Lansing, Mich., Kayle Jakus, Lansing, Mich., Jake Mastey, Bonduel, Wis., Moss McCauley, Lowell, Mich. and Andrea Korth, Neenah, Wis.; Prairie State/Select Sires-Bryan Marcoot, Greenville, Ill. and Scott Metzger, Lester, Iowa; Select Sires MidAmerica, Inc.-Zach Lutz, Sioux Falls, S.D.; Select Sire Power Inc.-Barbara Ziemba, Durhamville, N.Y., Jose Eduardo Carvajal, Wellesley, Mass., Parker Capparelli, Dade City, Fla., Brandon Grumbine, Bethel, Pa. and Sara Kitchen, Lebanon, Pa.; Southeast Select Sires Inc.-Marcus Starnes, Greenville, Tenn. and Select Sires GenerVations-Guillaume Trottier, St-Liboire, Quebec and Adam Haney, Seaforth, Ontario.

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, StrataGEN 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.