The information below has been supplied by dairy marketers and other industry organizations. It has not been edited, verified or endorsed by Hoard’s Dairyman.Select Sires hosted six employees for a comprehensive SelectCheckTM training school in Westfield, Wisconsin from April 11-16. The SelectCheck training is designed for professional A.I. technicians and provides hands-on training in large-herd environments. This session was directed by Rick Ellerbrock, eastern training service program manager for Select Sires Inc.

A.I. technicians participated in heat detection, tail chalking and semen handling demonstrations. They also engaged with industry experts to discuss the use and value of inventory calculators, genetic and reproductive audits, timed A.I. programs and activity monitoring systems. The training school encourages team members to use common industry tools coupled with Select Sires’ programs to analyze herd data and provide solutions that enhance the dairy’s profitability.

The April training school participants included groups from CentralStar Cooperative and COBA/Select Sires. From CentralStar: Emily Teehan, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, Charley McAlvey, Greenville, Michigan, Beth Swortzel, Adell Wisconsin, and Damon Smith, Lodi, Wisconsin. COBA participants included Chico Flores, Dublin, Texas and Jon Parker, Orrville, Ohio.

Based in Plain City, Ohio, Select Sires Inc., is the largest global A.I. cooperative and is comprised of six farmer-owned and -controlled local organizations in the United States. As the industry leader, it provides highly fertile semen, as well as excellence in service and programs to supply dairy and beef producers with the world’s best genetics.