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.