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At the 2016 Select Reproductive Solutions (SRS) Conference held June 6 to 9 in Rochester, Minn., Brandon Thesing, Pine Island, Minn. was named the SRS Specialist of the Year for his outstanding work in the reproductive field.
"Brandon Thesing is the prototype of what the SRS Specialist of the future will look like," said Ray Nebel, vice president of technical service programs at Select Sires. "He does an exceptional job in his many daily activities which include key account manager, A.I. technician supervisor and reproductive specialist. Brandon is also an activity systems account specialist who sells, installs and services Select Detect, Heatime® and CowManager® systems. Brandon wears many hats and wears them well."
Thesing grew up on a 180-cow dairy in Winona, Minn. and graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a bachelor's degree in animal science and a minor in applied economics. He began his career at Minnesota Select Sires Co-Op Inc. in 2011 in a sales training role and shortly thereafter started working extensively with activity monitoring systems. Thesing is now the southern Minnesota business manager, overseeing 12 employees in southern Minnesota and provides customer-owners with reproductive and genetics analysis. He resides in Pine Island, Minn. with his wife Abby.
"Brandon's responsibilities and performance extend across many aspects of helping our customers and employees succeed," said Chris Sigurdson, Minnesota Select Sires Co-op Inc. general manager. "His passion for success is evident every day as he sets the pace for what can be accomplished. Always a team player that leads by example, Brandon has built a foundation of skills by hands-on efforts in nearly every aspect of our business to create tremendous value for our cooperative."
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.