“Orientation gives our employees the opportunity to visit the headquarters facilities, view our industry-renowned sires and connect with other employees from across the federation,” said Lyle Kruse, vice president of U.S. market development for Select Sires. “It is evident that our company is growing, and I’m excited about the future of Select Sires with the addition of enthusiastic and professional individuals like this orientation group. I have no doubt about their ability to provide our customer-owners with outstanding service.”
The participants were presented with in-depth information about Select Sires’ programs including the Program for Genetic Advancement™ (PGA™), SRS, SMS, StrataGEN®, Aggressive Reproductive Technologies™ (ART™), CowManager®, Breeding to FeedingSM and the Program for Fertility Advancement™ (PFA™). Instruction on the topics of reproductive solutions, fertility research, beef and dairy sire programs, cattle evaluation, herd management products and Select Sires’ gender SELECTed™ process was given. Participants were treated to a detailed tour of Select Sires’ headquarter facilities.
Orientation and sales training participants included: Mario Limon, Tulare, Calif., from All West/Select Sires; Eli Caldera, Stephenville, Texas and Chase Dunlap, West Farmington, Ohio from COBA/Select Sires Inc.; Jim Galstad, Westby, Wis., and Ryan Weigel, Platteville, Wis., employees of East Central/Select Sires; Cindy Evers, Lake City, Minn., Kourtney Meister, Brownton, Minn., and Jamie Woodard, Winona, Minn., representing Minnesota Select Sires Co-op Inc.; Andrea Pagenkopf, Fremont, Wis., Makeil Schmalfeldt, Athens, Wis., and Tim Schmidt, Warren, Ind., from NorthStar Cooperative; Andy Anderson, Emmett, Idaho, and Nicole DeMars, Pollock, S.D., of Select Sires MidAmerica Inc.; Brett Haines, Union Bridge, Md., John Jacobs, Greenwood, N.Y., Sean Johnson, Glenville, Pa., Jacob Richardson, York, Pa., Jeff Van Patten, Preble, N.Y., and Eli Williard, Lebanon, Pa., all employees of Select Sire Power Inc.; Bob Palmore, Hardyville, Ky., representing Southeast Select Sires Inc.; Normand Favreau, Acton Vale, PQ from Select Sires GenerVations Inc.; and Morgan Cook, Grove City, Ohio, Inez Finley, Marysville, Ohio, Angie Lindloff, Reedsburg, Wis., Jill Strangstalien, Westby, Wis., and Kayla Wright, Baraboo, Wis., all employees of Select Sires Inc.
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.