Bree Muilenburg of NorthStar Cooperative was honored at the 2018 Select Reproductive Solutions® (SRS®) Conference as the CowManager® Specialist of the Year. The annual conference was held in Battle Creek, Mich., June 4 to June 7.
“In her first year as an activity system specialist, Bree sold, installed and serviced the most CowManager systems in the United States. Not only is Bree outgoing, but she is dedicated to the success of her customers and extremely well-informed on the latest CowManager developments,” says Dr. Ray Nebel, vice president of technical service programs for Select Sires.
Muilenburg was raised on a Christmas tree farm in Stanton, Mich. and graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor of science degree in animal science. Her responsibilities at NorthStar Cooperative include milk sample collections and management of on-farm records for 15 dairy farms, in addition to sales and tech support for CowManager systems throughout the state of Michigan.
“Bree’s efforts have positioned her as the go-to person in Michigan for CowManager support. She effectively demonstrates and explains how to use the system most efficiently and details how herds can go beyond just heat detection to incorporate health and rumination monitoring. Bree takes great pride in making the system simple and easy-to-use for the producer,” says Mark Adam, general manager, NorthStar Cooperative.
Based in Plain City, Ohio, Select Sires Inc., is North America’s largest A.I. organization and is comprised of nine 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.