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David McAuley Named SMS® Evaluator of the Year
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David McAuley Named SMS® Evaluator of the Year

David McAuley of Premier Select Sires was named the 2019 Select Mating Service® (SMS®) Evaluator of the Year. The award was presented at the Select Sires SMS Conference held in Ohio on May 14-17, 2019. McAuley has been serving the member-producers of Premier Select Sires since 1979. During this time, he has served as an...

Barnes and Premier Receive UT Award
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Barnes and Premier Receive UT Award

Photo: Tim Barnes, Director of Distribution for Premier Select Sires, accepting the award from Dr. Justin Rhinehart, Associate Professor at UT and Beef Cattle Specialist. KNOXVILLE, Tenn., April 23, 2019—The University of Tennessee (UT) Department of Animal Science presented Tim Barnes, Director of Distribution for Premier Select Sires, with an award for his and the...

Whitlock Receives Distinguished Alumni Award
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Whitlock Receives Distinguished Alumni Award

Photo: David Whitlock accepting the Distinguished Alumni in Government or Industry Award from the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Alumni Association David Whitlock, Southern Regional Marketing Manager for Premier Select Sires Inc., was honored on Friday, March 22, 2019 with the Virginia Tech Department of Dairy Science Distinguished Industry Alumni Award. The...

BRADNICK and GOLD CHIP Pass Committee for New Scores
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BRADNICK and GOLD CHIP Pass Committee for New Scores

Image: Holstein Association classifiers Brad Heinzman and Dan Cnossen providing the committee’s stamp of approval on the new classification scores. PLAIN CITY, Ohio, April 17, 2019— At nearly 10-years-old, 7HO10999 Regancrest-GV S BRADNICK-ET and 7HO10920 Mr Chassity GOLD CHIP-ET earned higher classification scores from a committee of Holstein Association USA classifiers last week. BRADNICK, now Excellent...

Karen Wheatley Joins Premier Select Sires
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Karen Wheatley Joins Premier Select Sires

Premier Select Sires is excited to announce that Karen Wheatley has joined the team as Manager of Employee Training, Development & Engagement. Karen previously served for five years as the All West/Select Sires Director of Marketing & Communications. There, she worked with the sales team to develop several layers of in-house training including technician meetings, All West...

Strong Young Sire Offering to Maximize Genetic Goals
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Strong Young Sire Offering to Maximize Genetic Goals

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, April 16, 2019— Select Sires’ offering of young sires is well-balanced with index, wellness and fertility leaders to increase genetic potential and enhance herd profitability. Select Sires’ newly launched NxGENTM program is now accepting membership applications and features two leading GTPI® sires, 507HO14364 EISAKU (+2878 GTPI) and 550HO14134 RENEGADE (+2878 GTPI). Also offering elite GTPI...

CHROME and GREG Dominate New Health and Wellness Rankings
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CHROME and GREG Dominate New Health and Wellness Rankings

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, April 11, 2019— Select Sires is excited to offer a complete lineup of Jersey sires to meet the genetic and breeding goals of our customer-owner herds. Evaluation Changes The April 2019 sire summary evaluations reflected adjustments and changes from the American Jersey Cattle Association (AJCA) and the Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding (CDCB)....

Select Sires Elite Offering Backed by Superior Fertility
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Select Sires Elite Offering Backed by Superior Fertility

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, April 10, 2019— Select Sires’ daughter-proven lineup offers customer-owners a diverse selection of genetics while focusing on balanced sires with profitable health and wellness traits and favorable fertility values. Index Leaders With more than 21 of the top 50 sires on Holstein Association USA’s Top TPI® Bulls list, Select Sires exhibited incomparable strength. Furthermore,...

Select Sires Graduated Fifteen Daughter-Proven Sires
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Select Sires Graduated Fifteen Daughter-Proven Sires

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, April 10, 2019— Select Sires Inc. graduated eleven Holsteins, three Jerseys and one Ayrshire into the cooperative’s diverse product lineups with the April sire summary. “We are dedicated to procuring and developing sires that fulfill a variety of market demands and maximize genetic potential in herds throughout the United States and around the...

Spring 2019 Edition of the Premier Pioneer
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Spring 2019 Edition of the Premier Pioneer

The Premier Pioneer is an external newsletter designed to connect with our member-owners, celebrate the success stories of the producers in our territory, highlight the resources our employees can offer, provide valuable industry insights and more.