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

Select Sires Adds Twelve Graduates to Proven Lineup

PLAIN CITY, Ohio — Select Sires adds twelve daughter-proven sires to the lineup following the April genetic evaluations. The graduating class is primarily Holstein but includes one Brown Swiss sire. These exceptionally diverse Holstein graduates are sired by 10 different bulls, offering outcross pedigrees while maintaining elite genetic rank. Seven sires carry Select’s new CalvingPRO™ designation, including 7HO12600 MODESTY, 7HO12533 HOTSHOT and 7HO12450 AMBITION. Five new si

Boatman and Andrae achieve major A.I.-career Milestones

Waupun, Wis. – In recent months, two East Central/Select Sires artificial insemination (A.I.) technicians achieved significant milestones in their careers. Bob Boatman, Darlington, Wis., made East Central/Select Sires history by being the first to achieve 200,000 A.I. services, and on Feb. 12, we celebrated Rod Andrae, also of Darlington, and his achievement of 150,000 A.I. services. "Both of these men are very successful A.I. technicians and offer their customers the very be

Hanson Retires, Solverson and Hansen Accept New Roles

PLAIN CITY, Ohio — After 28 years as laboratory manager for Accelerated Genetics and Select Sires at the Westby, Wis., laboratory, Roger Hanson retired in January 2018. In October of 2017, the cooperative dedicated the laboratory in his honor and it was renamed the Roger Hanson Laboratory. Select Sires thanks Hanson for his many years of dedicated service and is pleased to announce that Amanda Solverson and Leah Marie Hansen have accepted Hanson’s management responsibilities

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 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