Select Sires adds Brown as Facilities Operations Manager

Select Sires adds Brown as Facilities Operations Manager   PLAIN CITY, Ohio, October 17, 2017 —Select Sires Inc., is excited to announce the addition of Dr. David Brown as facilities operations manager for the Roger L. Ripley Production Center in Westby, Wis. Brown will oversee all day-to-day operations at the facility. Brown is a graduate of Iowa State University with degrees in Zoology (B.S.) and Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.). After an 18-year career as a self-employed veterinarian, Brown joined the Accelerated Genetics team as staff veterinarian in January of 2008. During

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

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 information on fertility, health and nutrition. These

Select Sires Releases “Impact Sires of the Breed” Artwork

Select Sires Releases “Impact Sires of the Breed” Artwork    PLAIN CITY, Ohio, September 29, 2017—Select Sires unveiled a new “Impact Sires of the Breed” artwork to attendees of their National Sales Conference in Columbus, Ohio earlier this month. The newest edition represents the Holstein breed’s greatest impact sires from this decade, including ten most influential daughter-proven sires and the two most dominating genomic sires for elite ranking sons and daughters. The new print features: 7HO11314 MOGUL, 7HO12165 MONTROSS, 7HO11351 SUPERSIRE, 7HO12600 MODESTY, 7HO13250 JEDI, 7HO10721 BOOKEM, 7HO11477 MCCUTCHEN, 7HO12198

East Central/Select Sires offers three summer internships

East Central/Select Sires offers three summer internships   WAUPUN, Sept. 20, 2017 — East Central/Select Sires, based in Waupun, Wis., has three internship opportunities available for summer, 2018: two in artificial insemination (A.I) and one in communications. The A.I. specialist interns will have the opportunity to experience a career in the A.I. industry and work with the breeds’ most elite females to produce the next generation of impact bulls and females. This internship provides the appropriate individuals the opportunity to learn and provide A.I. in both large-herd commercial operations and

MOGUL Becomes Youngest Select Sires Millionaire

MOGUL Becomes Youngest Select Sires Millionaire   PLAIN CITY, Ohio, September 20, 2017—Select Sires proudly announces that 7HO11314 Mountfield SSI Dcy MOGUL-ET (EX-93-GM) has exceeded 1 million units in sales at seven years of age. This milestone marks the tenth sire in Select Sires’ history to reach this milestone following 7HO9222 SHOT, 7HO8081 PLANET, 7HO8165 MILLION, 7HO7466 MOSCOW, 7HO6417 O MAN, 7HO5708 BLITZ, 7HO4213 INTEGRITY, 7HO3707 MATHIE*CV and 7HO1236 MANDINGO. Bred by Mountfield Farms, Roger and Phil Marshfield, Marcellus, N.Y., MOGUL was purchased by Select Sires Inc., as an embryo

Iowa State University Tops 24th Annual Intercollegiate Dairy Cattle Judging Contest

Iowa State University Tops 24th Annual Intercollegiate Dairy Cattle Judging Contest Baraboo, Wis. (September 20, 2017) – The 24th Annual Accelerated Genetics® Intercollegiate Dairy Cattle Judging Contest hosted with East Central/Select Sires® was held September 17, 2017 in Viroqua, Wis., with Iowa State University taking top honors as the overall contest winner. The Iowa State University team, coached by Christen Burgett, includes the following members: Mason Lettinga, Kyle Kass, Emily Irwin, and Nicholas Schiller. Placing second overall and first place in reasons was University of Minnesota coached by Les Hansen. Team

Deming retires after more than 40 years with East Central/Select Sires

Deming retires after more than 40 years with East Central/Select Sires   WAUPUN, July 31, 2017 – Alan Deming, Waupun, long-time general manager for East Central/Select Sires, based in Waupun and serving southern Wisconsin, is celebrating his retirement after more than 40 years with the cooperative. “In 40 years, I’ve seen a great deal of change in genetic information, and genetic progress has been dramatic. When I first started, three traits were measured: milk, fat, and type. Today, we measure more than 30 traits.” Deming held the title of general

Good and Lahmers Promoted to New Positions at Select Sires

Good and Lahmers Promoted to New Positions at Select Sires   PLAIN CITY, Ohio, July 19, 2017 — Dr. Tony Good, former chief veterinarian, has been promoted to vice president of production operations effective July 1, and Dr. Elizabeth Lahmers assumed the role of chief veterinary officer after serving as associate veterinarian. Good began his employment at Select Sires by working summers while attending the College of Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University in the early 1990s. After his graduation in 1995, he became an associate veterinarian at Select

Accelerated Genetics Delegates Vote to join forces with Select Sires, Inc.

Accelerated Genetics Delegates Vote to join forces with Select Sires, Inc. Baraboo, Wis. and Westby, Wis. (June 22, 2017) – Accelerated Genetics and Select Sires, Inc. today announced they will be joining forces as a unified cooperative effective July 1, 2017. At a special delegate meeting held June 22, 2017, Accelerated Genetics officials voted in favor of uniting Select Sires Inc. and Accelerated Genetics, formally finalizing the agreement recommended by both cooperative’s boards of directors. “Accelerated Genetics has been searching for a partner who could enhance the business and move

Accelerated Genetics Delegates Vote to Join Forces with Select Sires Inc.

Accelerated Genetics Delegates Vote to Join Forces with Select Sires Inc.   Plain City, Ohio and Baraboo and Westby, Wis., June 22, 2017: Accelerated Genetics and Select Sires Inc. today announced they will be joining forces as a unified cooperative effective July 1, 2017. At a special delegate meeting held June 22, 2017, Accelerated Genetics delegates voted in favor of uniting Select Sires Inc. and Accelerated Genetics, formally finalizing the agreement recommended by both cooperative’s boards of directors. “Accelerated Genetics has been searching for a partner who could enhance the

Select Sires is Home to Nearly 50% of Sires on Holstein’s Top 100 TPI List

Select Sires’ Communications Team Recognized for Excellence

Select Sires’ Communications Team Recognized for Excellence   PLAIN CITY, Ohio, June 20, 2017 – Recently, the Select Sires communications team was honored during the annual Cooperative Communicators Association (CCA) Institute conference held in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Each year, members of CCA can enter the communications contest in the divisions of writing, publications, photography and programs and projects. Seasoned professionals serve as judges who offer instructional critiques and top-rated entries earn recognition at the annual CCA Institute Conference. This year, the Select Sires team earned several accolades including Best of

Select Sires is Home to Nearly 50% of Sires on Holstein’s Top 100 TPI List

Select Sires Inc., and Accelerated Genetics to Join Forces

Select Sires Inc., and Accelerated Genetics to Join Forces   Plain City, OH & Baraboo, WI, June 13, 2017 — The board of directors for Select Sires Inc., and Accelerated Genetics have reached a unanimous decision to unify the two cooperatives. Under the planned agreement, Select Sires will acquire the assets of Accelerated Genetics, joining forces of employees and independent sales representatives in each of their geographical member organizations. This decision coincides with an already collaborative business relationship that began in 2001, where each shares ownership of World Wide Sires,

Duane Moff Select Sires 2017 SMS Genetic Consultant of the Year

Duane Moff Select Sires 2017 SMS Genetic Consultant of the Year

Duane Moff Select Sires 2017 SMS Genetic Consultant of the Year PLAIN CITY, Ohio, May 24, 2017 — Duane Moff of COBA/Select Sires Inc. was honored as the SelectMating Service® (SMS®) genetic consultant of the year in front of an audience of his peers at Select Sires’ SMS Genetic Consultant Conference held May 7 through 10 in New York. This national award is presented annually to a genetic consultant who exemplifies the qualities that make SMS known throughout the world as the premier mating program in the industry. The recipient