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 Embryos and continued as a veterinarian at Select Sires until 2002. After taking a brief break to operate a private practice specializing in embryo transfer, he rejoined Select Sires in 2004 and was promoted to chief veterinarian in 2007. During his time at Select Sires, Good has promoted information sharing among collection crews, developed the veterinary internship program and managed Select Sires’ biosecurity program by supporting diagnostic testing for more than 1,800 bulls. He has been instrumental in animal welfare guidelines and an audit program in partnership with Validus.
“I just want to serve the agricultural community that I grew up in, in the most positive fashion possible, with the most passionate team of people in the A.I. industry,” said Good.
Lahmers grew up on her family’s farm, Wabash-Way Holsteins and started working at Select Sires nine years ago. She played a key role in designing and implementing protocols for incoming bulls from the Aggressive Reproductive Technologies™ (ART™) program and advanced the use of ultrasound in preventative care. She insures the bulls and bull herds are managed to comply with regulations governing the international trade of semen. Her expertise in barn ventilation has been instrumental to new barn construction at Select Sires.
“I’m honored to be the chief veterinarian, and I am looking forward to leading our team and serving Select Sires in this capacity,” said Lahmers.
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.