Select Sires’ Communications Department Receives Multiple Awards at Cooperative Communicators Associ

Select Sires’ Communications Department was recognized at the 2018 Cooperative Communicators Association (CCA) Institute, held in Fort Worth, Texas June 3 through June 5. CCA is an organization of more than 300 professionals who communicate for cooperatives across the country. Through conferences and webinars, the organization provides extended learning and networking opportunities for professional development. The annual institute offers members an opportunity to showcase th

Jordan Siemers Joins Select Sires as Dairy Sire Analyst

Select Sires announces the hiring of Jordan Siemers as a dairy sire analyst. Siemers will work with Holstein breeders in western and mid-western regions of the U.S. and the eastern Canadian provinces and will be Select Sires lead sire analyst for Milking Shorthorn procurement. He begins his role in a part-time capacity pending his graduation later this year. “Jordan’s background, education and involvement in the industry add a unique perspective to the sire department. We loo

Select Sires Dominates with Elite, Proven High-Reliability Sires

PLAIN CITY, Ohio — Rankings from the December 2017 sire summaries show that Select Sires’ proven Holstein lineup dominates the industry in all areas of genetic emphasis. Twenty of the top 50 and 42 of the top 100 TPI® sires on Holstein Association USA’s Top TPI Bulls list are offered by Select Sires. Additionally, Select Sires leads the industry in highly reliable genetics. Holstein Association reports that 23 of the top 50 sires with 97 percent reliabilities for Milk and Typ

Select Sires Offers Industry-Leading Sires in the High-Components Breeds

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, — Genetic results from the December sire summaries showed great development and additions to Select Sires’ high-components breeds lineups. Customer-owners will be excited to see that Select Sires’ proven and genomic young sire offerings rank very well in their respective breeds. Ayrshire sires transmit great fitness and type Proven sires 7AY93 BERKELY and 7AY108 RANEY excel across the breed in fitness traits. Showcase SelectionsTM sire, BERKELY ranks No. 1 i

Select Sires Graduates Exciting Group of Diverse Sires to Proven Lineups

The December sire summaries resulted in several impressive additions to Select Sires’ product lines. This class of graduates offers a nice diversity of new sire stacks and specialists for various market segments. Continue reading for lineup additions in Holstein, Brown Swiss, Guernsey and Jersey sires. Holstein Graduates The much anticipated 7HO12344 RAGER-RED joins Select Sires’ lineup as the Red & White breed’s No. 1 proven sire for GTPI® and NM$. He is a Relief-P son backe

Select Sires Appoints Kerndt ART Program Manager, Announces Sire Department Changes

PLAIN CITY, Ohio — Select Sires Inc., has appointed Mark Kerndt to the role of Aggressive Reproductive Technologies™ (ART™) program manager. “Mark has a broad background and skill set that will be very useful in his new role,” says Jeff Ziegler, vice president dairy cattle breeding for Select Sires. “Most recently, Mark has shown excellent technical and negotiation skills as a Holstein sire analyst for Select Sires. Some of our most highly sought after genomic sires have been

Sara Kitchen Joins Select Sires as Communications Specialist

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, — Select Sires Inc. has hired Sara Kitchen as communications specialist. In this role, she will manage the writing and production of Select Sires’ customer newsletter, Selections; coordinate all press releases; and work closely with the sales and marketing team to promote Select Sires’ many programs and services. Kitchen, a native of Pennsylvania, will join the corporate communications team on November 15. “Sara’s experiences and specialized talents make h

Summer Internships Available at Select Sires

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, November 3, 2017 — Select Sires Inc., has announced plans to offer five summer internships at its headquarters facility in Plain City, Ohio, during the summer of 2018. Positions are available within the following departments: sales and marketing, communications, semen processing, information systems and veterinary, with applications due by January 1, 2018. “Both practical work experience within the industry and networking are extremely important in helping c

New Select Sires Employees Participate in Orientation and Sales Training

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, October 31, 2017 — Twenty-six professional A.I. technicians, sales representatives, Select Mating Service® (SMS®) genetic consultants, Select Reproductive Solutions® (SRS®) specialists, communications coordinators and administrative personnel took part in Select Sires' employee orientation held October 24 and 25 at the Select Sires headquarters in Plain City, Ohio. Employees from eight member cooperatives, Select Sires GenerVations and Select Sires Inc., wer

Select Sires Honors Ripley and Hanson for Industry Contributions

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, October 23, 2017—During a ceremony held October 2, 2017, Select Sires Inc., dedicated their Westby, Wis., production facility as the Roger L. Ripley Production Facility in honor of retired Accelerated Genetics President and Chief Executive Officer, Roger L. Ripley. On the same day, the Roger Hanson Laboratory was also dedicated to honor Hanson who served Accelerated Genetics as vice president of production and laboratory manager for nearly 26 years and the i

CowManager Celebrates Five Years in the Ear in the U.S. and Canada

PLAIN CITY, Ohio and HARMELEN, Netherlands, October 12, 2017— CowManager® has been on the market since 2012 and has been at the forefront of cutting-edge cow-monitoring ear technology during that time. CowManager CEO, Teo Griffioen, and his passionate team are always searching for innovation. Most team members have a background in dairy farming and therefore a desire to improve the livelihood and profitability of dairy producers. CowManager provides accurate, real-time inform

US based ST genetics has become the majority shareholder in the UK’s largest bull stud Cogent Breedi

Worldwide livestock reproduction and bovine technology business ST genetics of Texas has become the majority shareholder in the UK’s largest bull stud Cogent Breeding Ltd. Cogent will provide ST with a strong platform in the UK and Europe providing new routes to market and a creating a powerhouse of industry knowledge, technology and resources. In turn, ST genetics will provide significant benefits to Cogent, in particular: world class bull power including the number one P