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The East Central/Select Sires Board of Directors has named Jerome Meyer, Viroqua, Wis., as the new general manager for the 75-year-old, southern Wisconsin, artificial-breeding cooperative. He replaces retiring general manager, Alan R. Deming.
Meyer has been employed with East Central/Select Sires since 2014 as a dairy program manager -- overseeing employees and operations in the cooperative's western Wisconsin territory. A graduate of UW-Madison, he previously worked for the Holstein Association in the classification department, in addition to being an integral part of their training team. Jerome has judged cattle shows throughout the United States and is on the planning committee for the International Post-Secondary Dairy Cattle Judging Contest at World Dairy Expo.
"The board of directors is pleased to have Jerome Meyer as the new general manager of East Central/Select Sires," commented Steve Abel, East Central/Select Sires Board of Directors president. "We look forward to working with Jerome to keep our cooperative as the leading supplier of high-quality dairy and beef genetics in our market area."
Retiring general manager, Al Deming, added, "I'm very pleased the board, after a very complete interview process, has chosen Jerome to lead East Central/Select Sires in the years ahead. Jerome has earned the respect of the East Central employees while working as our western area dairy program manager. He is a very talented young man and will be an excellent general manager for the cooperative's members and employees. Jerome, along with the rest of our management team, will do a great job in guiding this organization in the years ahead."
Starting in early January, Meyer will work closely with Deming to learn the structure, financials, and regular activities associated with the general manager position -- providing the new general manager with solid footing to take off from. Deming will officially retire in July.
East Central/Select Sires is a professional-, artificial-breeding cooperative serving dairy and beef 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 artificial insemination 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.
Jerome Meyer, Viroqua, Wis. is the new general manager at East Central/Select Sires, based in Waupun, a member cooperative of Select Sires, Inc.