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American Farmer-Owned Premier Select Sires Announces Record Sales for 2023

Premier Select Sires recently announced record sales to member owners of $41.5 million dollars for 2023. This reflects $2 million dollars in growth for semen and product sales in the year completed December 31. Operating profit was $800,000 and all segments of the cooperative showed increased sales. “We are proud to serve the farmer owners…

ASM Harvey Largen Retires with 47 Years of Service

Premier Area Sales Manager Harvey Largen retires on March 31, 2024 after 47 years of service. Please join us in congratulating him and thanking him for his contributions and dedication to our cooperative! Harvey began working for Virginia-North Carolina Select Sires (VA-NC SS) in the summer of 1976, between his junior and senior years at…

Premier Gives Over $20,000 in Support to Scholarship Applicants

Premier Select Sires awarded over $20,000 to students through the 2024 Premier Future Ag Leaders Scholarship Program. Two students received $2,500 scholarships through the Johnny Daniel Memorial Scholarship and the Wayne Dudley Scholarship. Nineteen other students received scholarships of $500 to $1,000 in value. Six students received an Honorable Mention with a $100 cash award and…

Todd Gaby Retires after 36 Years of Service

Todd Gaby, Dairy Coordinator in Premier’s Southwestern territory, retired on February 29, 2024 after 36 years of service. Please join us in congratulating Todd! Todd began working for East Tennessee Select Sires, an organization that would eventually become Premier Select Sires after several mergers, in October of 1988. He started as an A.I. trainer, while…

FerAppease®, A Revolutionary Product for Preventing Cattle Stress Response, Now Available through Premier Select Sires

Dairy and beef producers can help prevent cattle stress response and its effects on their animals by using FerAppease®. Reducing cattle stress can help reduce morbidity and mortality, prevent decreases in productivity, improve reproductive performance, improve cattle handling, and more. The active ingredient of FerAppease is a synthetic analogue of the Maternal Bovine Appeasing Substance…

Doug Lull Retires after 12 Years of Service

Doug Lull, Reproductive Services Specialist in Premier’s northern region, retired on February 22, 2024 after twelve years of service. Please join us in congratulating Doug! Doug joined our cooperative as an RSS in December of 2012. Before Doug began breeding cows for his career, he and his wife ran a dairy farm. “I have enjoyed…

Victoria Schwader Joins Premier as an Area Sales Manager

Please join us in welcoming Victoria Schwader to the team! She will be serving as an Area Sales Manager in Kansas.   Victoria lives in MO with her husband Tyler and their two daughters, Reagan and Presley. They live on Tyler’s family farm, which has been active since the family moved from Germany in the…

Winter 2024 Premier Pioneer

See what’s new at Premier with the Winter 2024 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 we celebrate...

Roger Miller Retires after 50 Years of Service

Roger Miller, Reproductive Services Specialist (RSS), retired on January 31, 2024 after 50 years of dedicated service to Premier Select Sires and its preceding cooperatives. Please join us in congratulating Roger and thanking him for his service! Roger grew up on his family’s Holstein dairy farm, Lime Rock Farms in Myerstown, Pennsylvania. Roger, his grandfather…

Brian Dewey Joins Premier as Area Sales Manager

Please join us in welcoming Brian Dewey to the Premier Select Sires team! Brian will serve as an Area Sales Manager in Kansas. He is a graduate of Kansas State University, where he obtained a degree in animal science with a minor in business. “I am looking forward to working with our team to help…

Premier Hosts Three Penn State Externs

2024 PSU Externs from left to right: Calvin Dechow, Paige Peiffer, and Emma McLaughlin Premier Select Sires was excited to host Calvin Dechow, Paige Peiffer, and Emma McLaughlin, three Penn State externs, during the first week of January. The students spent a week of their winter break job shadowing different employees of Premier and learning…

Premier Select Sires Scholarship Opportunities Total $20,000 in 2024

Premier Select Sires will award up to $20,000 to students within the Premier territory through the 2024 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 forms…

Ethan Dearmon Retires after 15 Years of Service

Ethan Dearmon, an Area Sales Manager (ASM) in Premier’s southwestern region, retired on September 30, 2023. Ethan has served the Premier cooperative for the past 15 years. Please join us in thanking him for his service and wishing him the very best in retirement! Ethan first joined Southeast Select Sires (which would eventually become Premier…

Jacob Johnson Joins Premier as Area Sales Manager

Jacob Johnson has joined Premier as an Area Sales Manager in our Southwestern region. Jacob graduated from Kansas State University in May 2023 with a bachelor’s degree in animal science. He was active on the K-State livestock judging team, and he says that judging livestock has always been a passion for him. As opportunities arise,…

Select Sires Inc. and STgen™ Sign a Letter of Intent

PLAIN CITY, Ohio and NAVASOTA, Texas, August 18, 2023 – Select Sires Inc. and Inguran LLC (dba STgen™) have signed a letter of intent to combine Select Sires Inc.’s and STgen’s production, research and development functions into a new company. The six U.S. farmer-owned cooperatives that provide exceptional sales, service, and support for the Select…

Summer 2023 Premier Pioneer

See what's new at Premier with the Summer 2023 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 we celebrate...

Hitting a Grand Slam with SUNY Cobleskill

SUNY Cobleskill’s dairy program, in partnership with Premier Select Sires and Select Sires Inc., produced a bull calf that was genomically tested and ranked number three on the global Jersey Performance Index™ (JPI™) list. The calf initially had a JPI of +181, ranking him within the top ten globally. His JPI then increased to +197,…

Kevin Lincomfelt Joins Premier Select Sires as Sales Support Specialist

Kevin Lincomfelt has been named a Sales Support Specialist for Premier Select Sires’ Southern Region. In his role, Lincomfelt will assist the local Premier team in providing customers with services related to the Select Reproductive Solutions® (SRS®) program, the Select Mating Service® (SMS®), CowManager®, artificial insemination (A.I.) training, and more. He will serve primarily eastern Tennessee,…

Spring 2023 Premier Pioneer

See what's new at Premier with the Spring 2023 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 we celebrate...

Premier Gives Over $25,000 in Support to Scholarship Applicants

Premier Select Sires awarded a total of $25,950 to students through the 2023 Premier Future Ag Leaders Scholarship Program. Two students received $2,500 scholarships through the Johnny Daniel Memorial Scholarship and the Wayne Dudley Scholarship. Fourteen other students received scholarships of $750 to $1,250 in value. William Coltrane of Pleasant Garden, N.C. is the son…

Premier Hosts Two Penn State Externs

Premier was excited to host Abigail O’Shell and Haley Weidman, two Penn State externs, the first week of January. The students spent a week of their winter break job shadowing different employees of Premier Select Sires and learning about the cooperative. Thank you to these exceptional students for visiting with us, and thank you to…

Kristy Temple Joins Premier Select Sires as Reproductive Services Specialist Supervisor

Kristy Temple has been named a Reproductive Services Specialist Supervisor for Premier Select Sires’ Northern Region. Kristy is returning to Premier after previously serving as a Reproductive Services Specialist (RSS). As an RSS, she excelled in providing artificial insemination services and promoting the Premier Select Sires portfolio to dairy and beef producers. In her new role,…

Fall/Winter 2022 Premier Pioneer

See what's new at Premier with the Fall/Winter 2022 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 we celebrate...

Premier Select Sires Scholarship Opportunities Total $20,000 in 2023

Premier Select Sires will award up to $20,000 to students within the Premier territory through the 2023 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 forms…

New Product Manual!

Yes, Premier Select Sires is first and foremost a genetics-focused artificial insemination cooperative. But we also acknowledge that a significant component of genetic performance is related to physical environment. It’s not nature vs. nurture; rather, nature and nurture go hand-in-hand. The Premier Select Sires portfolio includes a hand-picked assortment of herd management products designed to...

The Premier Pioneer Summer 2022

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Jordan Anderson Joins Premier Select Sires as Communications Intern

Jordan Anderson has joined the Premier Select Sires team as the very first Communications Intern. She will assist with all communications efforts throughout the summer including social media, newsletters, sales support materials, marketing efforts, and more. “We are very excited to have Jordan join our team,” said Laura Williams, Communications Specialist for Premier Select Sires….

The Premier Pioneer Spring 2022

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Nineteen Students Receive a Total of $19,500 in 2022 Premier Select Sires Scholarships

Premier Select Sires awarded a total of $19,500 to 19 college students through the 2022 Premier Future Ag Leaders Scholarship Program. Two students received $2,500 scholarships through the Johnny Daniel Memorial Scholarship and the Wayne Dudley Scholarship. Seventeen other students received scholarships of $750 to $1,500 in value. Allen Graulich of Argus Acres, LLC, a 500-cow…

Premier Select Sires Offers Benefits to Members

Dairy and beef producers face more challenges than ever before as they seek ways to increase efficiency while dealing with labor shortages, growing input costs, economic challenges, and more. While Premier Select Sires is likely best known as a genetic provider, doing business with your local member cooperative opens the door to other benefits that…

Premier Hosts 2022 Penn State Externs

A few weeks ago, Premier was honored to host two Penn alprazolam 1mg State University students as externs for a weeklong career exploration experience. From January 3-7, Ryan Allen and Josie Allen job shadowed several Premier employees and spent a day at the Tunkhannock office to get a taste for what Premier does and learn…

The Premier Pioneer Fall/Winter 2021

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Premier Select Sires Scholarship Opportunities Total $20,000 in 2022

Premier Select Sires will award up to $20,000 to students within the Premier territory through the 2022 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 forms…

Premier Select Sires Announces New Regional Sales Managers

Photo, left to right: Sean Johnson and Kevin Lager Premier Select Sires welcomes two new Regional Sales Managers (RSM) to the management team, including Sean Johnson in the Central region and Kevin Lager in the Southwestern region. Each will transition into his new role in the coming weeks. “Premier is excited to have Sean and…

Premier to Co-Host Dairy Exploration Experience for High School Juniors and Seniors

The mission for the Dairy Leaders of Tomorrow Exploration Experience is to provide students and youth interested in dairy the opportunity to utilize formal education skills in hands-on experimental learning experiences. This year’s DLT Exploration Experience is designed to cultivate interest in a variety of careers available in the dairy industry, and will be held…

Premier Select Sires Offers 7 Percent Credit on Semen Purchases for August, September 2021

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 August and September, 2021. To enjoy this special benefit, Premier member-customers must simply purchase genetics from their sales team member during the designated months. Premier will offer the…

The Premier Pioneer – Summer 2021 Member-Customer Newsletter

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A Message from the Premier Board of Directors

“As a result of a recommendation of the Select Sires Inc. Board of Directors, five of the six member cooperative boards have voted to recommend that the member cooperatives unify into Select Sires to form a single, nationally-directed entity. The Premier Select Sires board of directors has unanimously voted against this proposal as presented. The…

The Premier Pioneer – Spring 2021 Customer Newsletter

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Premier to Co-Host Dairy Exploration Experience for High School Juniors and Seniors

UPDATE: Due to school districts’ continued precautions and restrictions for student travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Dairy Excellence Foundation and Premier Select Sires have decided to postpone this event. Be on the lookout for future communications regarding this event on our website and Facebook page. Premier Select Sires is excited to partner with the…

Twenty Students Receive a Total of $20,000 in 2021 Premier Select Sires Scholarships

TUNKHANNOCK, Pa.—Premier Select Sires awarded a total of $20,000 to 20 college students through the 2021 Premier Future Ag Leaders Scholarship Program. Two students received $2,500 scholarships through the Johnny Daniel Memorial Scholarship and the Wayne Dudley Scholarship. Eighteen other students received scholarships of $750 to $1,000 in value. Hannah Braun of Woodcrest Dairy, a…

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, https://junglefitnessoc.com/ambien-for-sale/ highlight the resources our employees can offer, provide valuable industry insights and more. Join us…

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.