Industry News: Dairy reproduction

Cranston joins ABS in Eastern Washington

ABS named Jeremy Cranston as as area sales manager, responsible for managing the sales routes and supporting ABS independent representatives throughout Eastern Washington.  He will also be responsible for marketing ABS dairy products and developing ABS services in that area.

Cranston undertook the Dairy Herdsman Program at Utah State University and currently resides in Colorado with his family.

Headquartered in DeForest, Wis., ABS Global is a provider of bovine genetics, reproduction services, technologies and uddercare products, marketing in more than 80 countries.

ABS to be exclusive U.S. distributor of Geno Global Norwegian Red genetics in 2011

ABS Global will become the exclusive U.S. distributor of Norwegian Red genetics, beginning May 1, 2011.

Company officials said the addition of the Norwegian Red breed to the ABS product line complements ABS’ breed-leading Holstein and Jersey offering, giving producers rotational crossbreeding selections with Holstein, Jersey and Norwegian Red sires. ABS will be distributing Norwegian Red semen under the new Crossbreeding Management System™ (CMS) program.

Contact your local ABS representative or call 800-ABS-STUD for more information about the ABS CMS program.

Thompson named Select Sires communications intern

Hannah Thompson, of Walkersville, Md., was selected as the 2010 corporate communications intern for Select Sires Inc. Her responsibilities will include writing press releases and customer testimonials, helping coordinate logistics for trade show booth materials and assisting with the production of sales and marketing projects.

Thompson is a senior at Ohio State University, where she is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in agricultural communication with minors in Spanish and agribusiness. She grew up working on a dairy farm and exhibiting Brown Swiss, Holstein and Red and White dairy cattle. At Ohio State, Thompson is a member of the Buckeye Dairy Club, Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow, Scarlet and Gray Ag Day Committee and Alpha Zeta Partners Agricultural Honorary. Thompson has competed in 4-H, FFA and collegiate dairy judging and is serving as the 2010 National Red and White Queen. She is also a studio production intern with the Buckeye Ag Radio Network in Columbus, Ohio. After graduating in June 2011, she plans to pursue a master’s degree in agricultural communication and public policy.

Based in Plain City, Ohio, Select Sires Inc., is North America’s largest A.I. organization, comprised of 10 farmer-owned and -controlled cooperatives.