Service Awards

NAAB provides recognition to various persons in the AI industry that have reached significant milestones in their careers. Awards are issued for persons contributing 25 years and 50 years of service to the AI industry. Insemination technicians are honored with awards at the benchmarks of 35,000, 100,000, 150,000 and 200,000 first service cows inseminated. Sales representatives are honored with awards at the benchmarks of 250,000, 500,000, 1,000,000 and 1,500,000 (and in increments of 500,000 there after) unit sales of semen. A complete listing of those individuals can be found under the categories below.

INdustry Peer Award Winners

Research Award

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Dr. Jeremy Taylor

Jerry Taylor is one of the few researchers globally to have translated quantitative and molecular genomic methodologies to acceler­ate genetic improvement within the international livestock industries.

Distinguished Award

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Leigh Walton

As the CDCB Interim Technical Applica­tions Manager, Leigh was instrumental in the process of transferring the distribution of genetic evaluation file postings and results from USDA AIPL's servers to the new CDCB servers in March/April of 2013.

Member Association Director Award

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Johnny Daniel

Johnny Daniel's commitment of over 35 years of service, leadership and as an ambassador for Southeast Select Sires, Select Sires Inc., and NAAB, while operat­ing his recognized commercial dairy herd, make him a worthy recipient of the NAAB Member Director Award.

Pioneer Award

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Tom Lyon

Tom Lyon was a leader in the A.I. industry, guiding his organization through a difficult time in the industry and leading the cooper­ative through many changes to emerge as one of the survivors and leaders in the dairy genetics industry.

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