Select Sires Canada, Inc., held their annual sales conference, Aug. 8-11, in Trenton, Ontario, marking Select Sires Canada’s 10th anniversary.
The four-day conference consisted of seminars by Select Sires Canada and Select Sires Inc. staff members, along with a progeny tour of Select Sires daughters. The various seminars focused on the Holstein and Jersey programs, Program for Genetic Advancement Canada™ (PGAC™), Select Mating Service™ (SMS™), Select Reproductive Solutions™ (SRS™), new opportunities through genomics, and Dairy Herd Information Association (DHIA). Several Select Sires Canada representatives also spoke on the various tools they use to improve the success of their customers.
The progeny tour was hosted in east central Ontario and included tour stops: Carlena Holsteins, Trenton; Donnanview Farms, Stirling; Rosswood Holsteins, Stirling; ParrAcres Holsteins, Campbellford; Grillsdale Holsteins, Campbellford; Ronbeth Holsteins, Hastings; Crovalley Holsteins, Hastings; and Kingsway Holsteins, Hastings.
Following the progeny tour, Avonlea Genetics Inc., Brighton, Ontario, was the host for Select Sires Canada’s 10th anniversary dinner. The evening included a Select Sires daughter display with 14 progeny from eight different sires from a variety of herds in Ontario. Owners of the progeny displayed included: Greg Mortson, Oro Station; Gouldhaven Farms, Foresters Falls; Rawdoncreek Farms, Stirling; Waltz Acre Farms, Consecon; Adam Hunt, Tweed; Cedarvilla Holsteins, Lakefield; Loyalea Holsteins, Hastings; William Merill, Campbellford; Lazierland Holsteins, Corbyville; Sunny Plains Farms, Joyceville; Willdina Holsteins, Bomanville; and Donnaview Farms.