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Nov. 30, 2016, Waupun, Wis. – Eric Gudex, Oakfield, Wis., recently celebrated with family, friends, and co-workers the insemination of his 100,000th first-service cow at Pride View Dairy, Randolph. As a member service representative (MSR), Gudex provides professional artificial-insemination (A.I.) and heat-detection services to dairy producers in the Green Lake and northern-western Dodge County area.
Gudex has been working for East Central/Select Sires for 14 years. He says his favorite part of the career is "seeing the progress farms have made over the years, not just reproductively, but the big picture -- and how East Central/Select Sires has helped them grow."
"Eric Gudex in one of the very best A.I. technicians I have had the opportunity to work with in my 41 years here at East Central/Select Sires," noted Al Deming, East Central/Select Sires general manager. "He is a true professional in every area of a technician's job responsibilities. His hard work, insemination skills, product knowledge, and customer service are second to none.
East Central/Select Sires is a professional-, artificial-breeding cooperative serving dairy and livestock producers in southern Wisconsin. As a member-owner of Select Sires located near Plain City, Ohio, East Central/Select Sires helps make up the largest A.I. cooperative in the world. They provide highly-fertile semen as well as excellence in service and programs to achieve the basic objective of supplying livestock breeders with America’s best genetics at a reasonable price.
Al Deming, left, East Central/Select Sires general manager, presents Gudex with a plaque and gift for achieving 100,000 first A.I. services. Joining Gudex is his wife, Heidi, and children: Chloe and Braxton.