Select Sires named Joel Boysel is the new supervisor of the Kellgren and Hecker Centers at their Plain City, Ohio facility. He is filling the position after the retirement of Barry Slack, who worked at Select Sires for more than 40 years. In this role, Boysel will provide leadership and manage the 125 bulls that reside in these facilities.

Boysel has been employed as a livestock technician at Select Sires Inc. since September of 2013. He previously served as the bull program director at Prairie State/Select Sires in Hampshire, Ill. Prior to that he was the production manager for Harmony Agriculture Products in Marysville, Ohio. Boysel has experience with reproduction and genetics through working with beef cattle on his family’s farm. He resides in Zanesfield, Ohio with his wife, Breanna and two-year-old son, Hollis.

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.