Brad Meek, Preston, Idaho, and Dallin Buttars, Logan, Utah, were recognized at the 2019 Select Reproductive Solutions® (SRS®) Conference as recipients of CowManager® Specialist of the Year awards. The annual conference was hosted by Premier Select Sires in Roanoke, Va., in early June.
“Select Sires MidAmerica is very fortunate to have Brad Meek and Dallin Buttars as integral players on our team,” says Randy Hill, general manager of Select Sires MidAmerica. “Brad has a highly respected influence on many large dairies in the western region. His confidence in CowManager’s abilities has been vital in the installation and continued support of the system on several of the largest dairies in Idaho and Utah. Dallin brings innovative ideas and excitement to the team. The influence of CowManager on his family’s dairy has provided him with first-hand knowledge of the product’s success and puts him in a great position to serve customer-owners. Both Brad and Dallin have become trusted advisors for reproduction and genetics in our region.”
Meek, a graduate of Utah State University, has been with Select Sires MidAmerica for 20 years and has served as both an SRS specialist and a genetic consultant for the Select Mating Service® (SMS®) program. Beginning July 1, he will transition to the role of marketing director for the western region and assistant manager for the newly merged Select Sires MidAmerica cooperative.
Buttars has been with Select Sires MidAmerica for four years and is a graduate of Utah State University. He serves herds throughout Utah in both SRS and SMS roles and has installed CowManager systems in herds of 20 to 10,000 cows. Today, Buttars is a supervisor for the collegiate judging contest at the Western Spring National Holstein Show.
Based in Plain City, Ohio, Select Sires Inc., is North America’s largest A.I. organization and is comprised of seven 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.