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Super Achievers Named
December 4th 2009

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, Nov. 16, 2009 East Central/Select Sires, Waupun, Wis., recently presented four of its employees with coveted awards.  Eric Gudex, Oakfield Wis., and Tom Turner, St. Cloud, Wis., earned the title of 2008 Super Achievers.  While Jeremy Konen, Livingston, Wis., and Jay Ludeman, Lake Mills, Wis., were named 2009 Super Achievers.  Forty-four winners throughout North America were recently honored.

This prestigious achievement award is given to Select Sires employees who annually increase market penetration in their assigned areas and expand the services they offer to their existing customers. The managers of the 10 Select Sires member cooperatives and Select Sires Canada choose both the sales representatives and technicians from their organizations to receive this award at the Select Sires’ biannual National Sales Conference, held in Columbus, Ohio.“Some winners manage small sales areas with high cow concentrations, while others travel across several counties to service their accounts,” said Lyle Kruse, vice president of U.S. market development at Select Sires Inc. “In all situations, the Super Achievers have shown untiring energy, product knowledge, and most importantly, a devotion to helping customers succeed.”

Konen has a mixture of large and traditional herds and uses all the tools available to him to service and grow his area. “He combines a willingness to learn, the ability to achieve high fertility, and a desire to see his customers succeed,” said Alan Deming, manager of East Central/Select Sires.

“While Ludeman is a 26-year veteran, he never stops learning about new products, programs and technologies in the industry,” said Deming. Ludeman’s willingness to keep abreast on new information makes him a great source of knowledge to his customers.

Based in Plain City, Ohio, Select Sires Inc., is North America’s largest A.I. organization and is compromised of 10 farmer-owned and -controlled cooperatives. As the industry leader, it provides highly fertile semen as well as excellence in service and programs to achieve its basic objective of supplying dairy and beef producers with North America’s best genetics at a reasonable price.

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