Select Sires employees receive advanced training

Farm Forum

PLAIN CITY, Ohio – Nineteen professional technicians, Select Mating Service (SMS) genetic consultants, Select Reproductive Solutions (SRS) specialists and sales and marketing staff participated in Select Sires’ employee orientation held on March 26 and 27 at the Select Sires headquarters in Plain City, Ohio. Employees from five member cooperatives, Select Sires Canada and Select Sires Inc., were present for the two-day event where they received advanced education in serving Select Sires’ customer-owners.

“Select Sires’ employee orientation and sales training provide great resources to both new and existing employees, giving them more knowledge and the opportunity to share concepts with their colleagues,” said Lyle Kruse, vice president of U.S. market development for Select Sires.

The participants received in-depth information about Select Sires’ programs including the Program for Genetic Advancement (PGA), SRS, SMS, Aggressive Reproductive Technologies (ART), Program for Fertility Advancement (PFA) and StrataGEN. They also received advanced training on the topics of reproductive solutions, fertility research, beef and dairy sire programs, cattle evaluation, herd management products and Select Sires’ gender SELECTed process.

Orientation and sales training participants included: Minnesota/Select Sires Co-Op Inc.-Jennifer Becker, Eden Valley, Minn.; NorthStar Cooperative – Nicole Hoff, Ithaca, Mich., Jim Mayer, Amery, Wis., Jennica Vander Boon, Charlotte, Minn.

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.