Select Sires recognizes David McAuley of Okeechobee, Fla. as the 2019 Select Mating Service® (SMS®) genetic consultant of the year. McAuley was recognized at the 2019 SMS Conference among nearly 100 genetic consultants and support staff from the United States, Canada and Latin America. The event was hosted by COBA/Select Sires in Columbus, Ohio from May 14 through May 16.
“David’s combination of positivity and professionalism have made him very successful in the dairy genetics business,” says Lon Peters, retired vice president of dairy sire product services. “He instills trust in his dairy producers and has a passion to help them achieve success.”
“Premier Select Sires greatly appreciates David’s passion for success and the many ways he has contributed to making Premier a leader in our markets served. We are fortunate to have David as part of the Premier Select Sires team,” says Mark Carpenter, chief executive officer, Premier Select Sires.
Now in its 46th year, SMS added more than 3.2 million animals to the program. SMS genetic consultants continue to help dairy producers control genetic recessives, haplotypes and inbreeding levels, while providing service and consultation to create custom selection indexes based on customer goals.
Over the course of three days, attendees of the SMS conference learned about new technologies and industry research, and viewed progeny of Select Sires’ current lineup and potential graduates throughout the state of Ohio. Select Sires thanks the following herds for their hospitality: Andreas Dairy, Buschur Dairy Farm, Catalpadale Dairy LLC, Convoy Dairy LLC, Four Pines Farm LTD, Gasser Farms LLC, Henry Farms, L & R Dairy Farm LLC, Ohio State University Waterman Dairy and Pine Tree Dairy LTD.
Based in Plain City, Ohio, Select Sires Inc., is North America’s largest A.I. organization and is comprised of seven 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.