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The Premier Pioneer Newsletter: Fall/Winter 2020

See what’s new at Premier Select Sires with the Fall/Winter 2020 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. Join us as…

Premier Select Sires 2021 Scholarship Opportunities Total $20,000

TUNKHANNOCK, Pa.—Premier Select Sires will award up to $20,000 to students within the Premier territory through the 2021 Premier Future Ag Leaders Scholarship Program. Two exemplary students will receive $2,500 scholarships through either the Johnny Daniel Memorial Scholarship or the Wayne Dudley Scholarship. Several other students will receive scholarships of $750-$1,000 in value. Scholarship application…

PrimeCuts Newsletter: November 2020

Check out the November edition of PrimeCuts, the Premier Beef newsletter. In this edition: Sire update from Brian House, Select Sires Beef Program and Product Manager Marketing Opportunities: Top Dollar Angus Zoetis INHERIT Genetic Testing Accel Ensile+ Pre-Booking Promo Fall Specials Pre-Breeding Checklist Customer Testimonials

CowManager Launches New Nutrition Module

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, November 2, 2020 – Today, CowManager® launches a new Nutrition module that provides actionable insights regarding feed and transition management on dairy farms. The module has been expanded with clear graphs and user-friendly comparison functionality. Timely notifications regarding cows at risk during the transition period, heat stress, low feed intake, and herd health…

Premier POV Board Gets to Work

TUNKHANNOCK, Pa.—There’s a brand-new customer advisory board at Premier Select Sires, and it’s called the Premier Owners’ Voice (POV). Board members have been selected for a one-year term, and will discuss cooperative values, programs, and direction for the next 12 months. Early conversations have revolved around the value of being a member-owned cooperative and beef…

Premier Select Sires Welcomes the Voice of Cooperative Members

TUNKHANNOCK, Pa.—Premier Select Sires has formed a brand-new discovery group, which will be known as the Premier Owner’s Voice (POV), to gain insight and input from cooperative members. POV will involve all types and sizes of cooperative members to represent the more than 14,000 unique member purchasers across 23 states. “There is no question that…

David Patrick Retires After 65 Years of Service

David Patrick, Reproductive Service Specialist for Premier Select Sires, retires on July 31, 2020 after 65 years of dedicated service to the agriculture and A.I. industries. David began his career as an A.I. technician on October 31, 1955 with the Maryland Artificial Breeding Cooperative, Inc. He worked full time breeding cows until April of 1992,…

The Premier Pioneer – Summer 2020 Edition

The Summer 2020 edition of the Premier Pioneer is available online! Click here to view it. 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. Join us as we…

Premier Select Sires Announces Staff Changes

TUNKHANNOCK, Pa.—Several changes to the Premier Select Sires management team will take place in the coming weeks and months. Premier announces that Brad Barham will join the team as the Southern Regional Sales Manager, David Whitlock will retire his position as the current Southern Regional Marketing Manager, and Kirk Sattazahn will become Vice President of…

Premier Select Sires Cooperative to Pass Nearly $1 Million in Added Benefits to Member-Customers During May, June, July

TUNKHANNOCK, Pa.—As producers face uncertainties and challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Premier Select Sires will offer a 7 percent credit on member-customer semen purchases through the months of May, June, and July 2020. Premier will also strategically retire equity to strengthen the cooperative and further benefit members. “The Premier board of directors recently held…

Premier Select Sires Offers Genetic Testing Through Zoetis

TUNKHANNOCK, Pa.— Premier Select Sires proudly announces that they have partnered with Zoetis™, the largest global animal health company, to bring Premier members CLARIFIDE® and CLARIFIDE® Plus genetic testing. Premier representatives will educate and assist member-customers with proper sample collection, submission, and interpretation to help producers maximize the benefits of Zoetis genetic testing. “Premier is…

COVID-19 Update: Premier Select Sires

TUNKHANNOCK, Pa.—Despite the uncertainty Americans face due to COVID-19, Premier Select Sires will continue serving as a trusted partner and advisor to the beef and dairy producers in our 23-state territory. Premier leadership continues to monitor the situation and is prepared to take necessary actions to ensure that essential services remain operable. We will use…

Fifteen Students Receive a Total of $18,500 in 2020 Premier Select Sires Scholarships

TUNKHANNOCK, Pa.—Premier Select Sires awarded a total of $18,500 to 15 college students through the 2020 Premier Future Ag Leaders Scholarship competition. Two students received $2,500 scholarships through the Johnny Daniel Memorial Scholarship and the Wayne Dudley Scholarship. Thirteen other students received scholarships of $1,000-$1,500 in value. Todd Allen of Glen-Toctin Farm, a 120-cow registered…

Fall/Winter 2019 Edition of the Premier Pioneer

The Fall/Winter 2019 edition of the Premier Pioneer is available online! Click here to view it. 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. Join us as…

Bodenhausen Accepts New Position as Regional Marketing Manager

TUNKHANNOCK, Pa.—With great pleasure and excitement, Premier Select Sires announces that Ryan Bodenhausen will assume the role of Southwestern Regional Marketing Manager. This role change will take place following current manager Joe Fowler’s retirement at the end of October 2019. Bodenhausen presently serves as a Premier Select Sires Area Sales Manager in Kansas. For the…

Premier Select Sires Holds First Premier 101 Course for Employees

GETTYSBURG, Pennsylvania, July 16, 2019— Since joining the Premier team in April, Manager of Employee Development, Training & Engagement Karen Wheatley has been establishing training opportunities for Premier employees. We are excited to announce that the first-ever Premier 101 Class is in the books, and graduates Stephen Smith, James Comstock & Joshua Nyce, all Reproductive…

Thomas Joins Marketing Department at Select Sires

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, July 1, 2019 – Select Sires is excited to announce the hiring of Jennifer Thomas, North Lewisburg, Ohio, as the cooperative’s new dairy product specialist. In this role, Thomas will collaborate with multiple departments to provide Holstein promotional content and pedigree support, distribute dairy sire product updates to the federation and introduce dairy…

Select Sires Announces Restructuring to Marketing Department

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. To reflect increasing demand and facilitate future growth, Select Sires’ marketing department will experience restructuring and operate under new leadership beginning July 1. (L to R): Chris Sayers, Darryl Snyder, and…

Crosser Retires after 42-Year Career at Select Sires

After 42 years of service to Select Sires, Blaine Crosser has announced his retirement, effective July 1. As vice president of dairy sire products and customer service, Crosser made incomparable contributions to Select Sires’ marketing efforts.

Select Reproductive Solutions (SRS) Specialists Gather for Training

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, June 7, 2019— The annual Select Reproductive Solutions® (SRS®) conference was hosted by Premier Select Sires in Roanoke, Va., with 89 individuals in attendance from Select Sires’ member organizations, World Wide Sires and industry partners. The three-day educational conference and on-farm training event welcomed individuals from 23 states, Canada, Italy, Germany and the Netherlands….

Premier Select Sires Offers 7 Percent Credit on Semen Purchases for Summer 2019

TUNKHANNOCK, Pa.—Premier Select Sires, Inc. is excited to announce that the cooperative will offer 7 percent additional savings to member-customers who purchase semen through the months of June and July, 2019. “As a reflection of the challenging dairy economy and continued sales growth, your cooperative is accelerating the member return to customers,” explains Kirk Sattazahn,…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Nine Students Receive Total of $11,250 through Wayne Dudley Scholarship Program

Nine deserving college students were awarded $750 to $3,000 each through the 2019 Wayne Dudley Scholarship Program.

Tim Barnes, Joe Fowler Take on New Titles and Responsibilities

As Premier Select Sires evaluates and aligns processes within our newly expanded organization, we continue to make organizational changes to more clearly position talent and leadership to best meet our organizational goals. We are pleased to announce that Tim Barnes will lead the effort of unifying our semen and product distribution as Distribution Director for…

Tim Riley Announced COO of Premier Select Sires

TUNKHANNOCK, Pa.—Premier Select Sires, Inc. recently announced that Tim Riley will assume the role of Chief Operations Officer. Along with this role, Riley will fulfill new responsibilities in several areas of the cooperative, including leading the beef program across the entire marketing area of Premier, creating and executing a training and development program for employees,…

Index Leaders for Production, Wellness, Type and More

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, December 18, 2018 – At Select Sires Inc., you’ll find industry-leading sires for a variety of indexes and traits. Select Sires brings consistency, diversity and reliability to customer-owners in an incredibly strong, daughter-proven genetic lineup. Between the Select Sires, GenerVations and Accelerated Genetics branded product lines, Select Sires Inc. dominates Holstein Association USA’s…

Premier Select Sires Merger Brings Premier Opportunities for Cooperative’s Member-Owners

December 7, 2018 TUNKHANNOCK, Pa.—As their January 1, 2019 Select Sire Power/Southeast Select Sires merger approaches, the future Premier Select Sires team prepares to better serve member-owners. When the merger takes effect, more than 200 employees and nearly 100 independent distributers will comprise the new organization. The scope of resources available after the merger, coupled…

Select Sires Graduates Elite Performers

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, December 7, 2018 – Select Sires’ class of December 2018 graduates offers an impressive combination of elite production, breed-leading, functional type, incredible fertility and wellness to maximize success. In total, 14 sires joined daughter-proven lineups for Select Sires, Accelerated Genetics and GenerVations product lines. TPI and NM$ Leaders 7HO12659 PASSAT (+2667 GTPI®), 7HO13253…

Select Sire Power, Southeast Select Sires Announce Upcoming Merger

October 19, 2018 MADISON, Wi.—The Select Sire Power, Inc. and Southeast Select Sires, Inc. boards of directors held their first joint meeting on Oct. 4 to discuss details of their upcoming merger and to announce the new cooperative’s name and logo. The organizations will complete the 2018 fiscal year as two separate entities, then will…

CowManager Launches New Module ‘Find my Cow’

Find cows easily in the barn or on pasture with the user-friendly locator saving your valuable. Harmelen, The Netherlands, October 1, 2018 – CowManager®, the leading cow monitoring company based in the Netherlands, launches a new module, Find my Cow™. The module is the latest addition to CowManager’s smart cow monitoring system. With Find my Cow,…