SRS Specialists Meet For Advanced Training

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Breeding, Cattle, Reproduction, Select Sires

More than 50 professional Select Reproductive Solutions™ (SRS™) specialists from Select Sires’ member organizations and Select Sires GenerVations gathered for the annual SRS Conference held June 15-18 in Madison, Wis. The four-day conference incorporated both classroom and on-farm training allowing attendees to share ideas and learn about the latest in reproductive technology. “Besides the educational aspects, the conference is a … Read More

Henry Zapalac Honored by Select Sires

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Breeding, Dairy, Livestock, Select Sires

COBA/Select Sires Inc. has awarded Henry Zapalac the honor of being the Select Mating Service™ (SMS™) genetic consultant of the year.  The award is given to a genetic consultant with a reputation for the qualities that make SMS a premier mating program; superior service, a history of high-quality evaluations and the ability to build successful relationships. Zapalac grew up on a … Read More

Select Sires SMS Conference Hits Record Attendance

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Beef, Dairy, Reproduction, Select Sires

More than 160 Select Mating Service™ (SMS™) genetic consultants from Select Sires’ member organizations, international distributors and guests, as well as other Select Sires staff from 22 countries, met at the 40th annual SMS Genetic Consultant Conference, hosted by Select Sires GenerVations in Ontario, Canada, May 9-13. Genetic consultants participated in a day of continuing education. The group discussed new … Read More

Select Sires Canada & GenerVations Become One

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Cattle, Dairy, Reproduction, Select Sires

Select Sires Canada Inc. and GenerVations Inc. have joined forces to form Select Sires GenerVations Inc. following Select Sires Inc.’s purchase of GenerVations. Select Sires GenerVations will market semen across all of Canada including western Canada, which was formerly served by All West/Select Sires, creating a truly Canadian company. Talented and passionate employees of these organizations have combined to form … Read More

Select Sires to Offer Internships

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Select Sires Inc., has announced plans to offer two summer internships at its headquarters facility in Plain City, Ohio, during the summer of 2014. Positions are available within the sales and marketing and communications departments, with applications due by January 1, 2014. “Both practical work experience within the industry and networking are extremely important in helping college students prepare for … Read More

Three Named Beef Boosters

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Congratulations to Stuart Rasmussen, Rushville, Neb., Doug Harris, Orange, Va., and Shane Talkington, Belfield, N.D., for being named 2013 Beef Boosters of the Year by Select Sires Inc. for their outstanding work in the beef cattle industry. Stuart Rasmussen, sales representative for Select Sires MidAmerica, Inc., has been one of the pioneers in offering full-service breeding programs to his customers … Read More

StrataGEN® New Online Resource

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The unique, sequential breeding system, StrataGEN®, now has an online resource available for the dairy industry to learn more about this exciting breeding program. StrataGEN development has been under construction for several years, with careful mating and sorting of sires specifically designed to fit the needs of the program. In April 2012 the program was released to combat the rising … Read More

Impact Sires Print Available

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Select Sires added four recent legends to their “Impact Sires of the Breed” artwork, 7HO6417 O-Bee MANfred Justice-ET (EX-94-GM), 7HO8081 Ensenada Taboo PLANET-ET (EX-90-GM), 7HO7872 KHW Kite ADVENT-RED-ET (EX-94) and 7HO7004 Erbacres DAMION (EX-96). These sires have made a far-reaching impact on not only Select Sires, but the Holstein breed around the world. The Select Sires “Impact Sires of the … Read More

Buechner Joins Select Sires

Melissa SandfortAgribusiness, Select Sires

Select Sires Inc. has hired Megan Buechner as a sales and marketing communications specialist. In this role, Buechner will be responsible for designing and developing promotional material for Select Sires’ high components breeds lineup as well as several programs and product lines. “I am excited to be joining the communications team at Select Sires,” says Buechner. “As the industry leader, … Read More

Select Sires Holds Training Conference

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More than 35 professional Select Reproductive Solutions™ (SRS™) specialists from Select Sires’ member organizations, Select Sires Canada and Reproductores SR, Select Sires’ distributor in Argentina, recently gathered for the annual SRS Conference in Columbus, Ohio. The SRS conference featured sessions on Select Detect™ troubleshooting, herd management software updates, managing heifer inventories, economics of reproduction, heat abatement strategies, feed management tips, … Read More