Select Reproductive Solutions (SRS) Specialists Meet For Advanced Training
More than 60 professional Select Reproductive Solutions (SRS) specialists from Select Sires' member organizations and Select Sires GenerVations as well as Select Sires staff and guests gathered for the annual SRS Conference held June 6 to 9 in Rochester, Minn. to share ideas and learn more about the latest in reproductive technology. Hosted by Minnesota Select Sires Co-Op, Inc., the four-day conference incorporated both classroom and on-farm training.
"This was our largest SRS conference to-date with more than three times the participation of the first one 12 years ago," stated Dr. Ray Nebel, vice president of technical service programs. "We had the opportunity to collaborate, brainstorm, learn new skills and hear about the latest CowManager® developments. We also heard from experts on genomic testing, synchronization protocols and herd-management products."
Outside of the classroom SRS specialists participated in the annual RePRO Analysis challenge. Attendees were split into small teams and worked together to evaluate a dairy and present their findings to the entire conference. Similar to collegiate Dairy Challenge, this real-world experience allows SRS specialists to collaborate with their peers from around the country. Select Sires would like to thank D and D Dairy, Rushford, Minn., Shea Dairy, Viola, Minn. and Schumacher Dairy, Elgin, Minn. for taking part in the conference.
Select Sires recognizes that a one-size-fits-all approach to reproductive management does not work in today's dairy industry. That's why dairy producers trust Select Sires' highly trained SRS specialists to help design a customized reproductive program that's right for their needs. SRS specialists offer a Portfolio of Reproductive Solutions that consist of reproductive troubleshooting using Select RePRO Analysis, dairy records and management analysis, professional turnkey technician service, estrus-synchronization programs and assistance, SelectCheck heat detection training, English and Spanish training resources and professional A.I. training, heat detection aids and nutritional supplements.
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.