News & Alerts


2018 NAAB Regular Member Unit Sales – Record Year

March 6, 2019

The National Association of Animal Breeders (NAAB) members report annual units for the categories of domestic sales, export sales, custom collected, imported units for dairy and beef breeds.  With 95% of the US AI industry represented by NAAB members, these annual statistics give an unprecedented reflection of US cattle semen sales.

Bylaw Amendments on Membership Requirements

January 9, 2019

Bylaw Amendments of Membership Requirements

Jere Mitchell Retires - CSS Director

January 7, 2019

Jere R Mitchell, Technical Director for the National Association of Animal Breeders (NAAB) and Service Director for Certified Semen Services Inc. (CSS), a subsidiary of NAAB, announced his retirement at the end of December 2018 after serving thirty years in this capacity.

CSS Associate Service Director Position

November 30, 2018

NAAB is seeking an Associate Service Director for CSS and Associate Technical Director for NAAB with a primary focus on auditing programs and services of NAAB member organizations. We would appreciate your assistance in circulating the attached position announcement to your members and/or subscribers.

NAAB Announces Recipient of 2018 Member Director Award

October 11, 2018

The 2018 NAAB Member Director Awardee is Myron Czech. Czech has exhibited leadership ability and commitment to the development of the A.I. industry for the past 27 years. He is a founding member of the Minnesota Select Sires Cooperative (1986), having served 26 years as a board member, as a multiple-term President of Minnesota Select Sires, a 15-year board member for Select Sires Inc. spending 9 years as an executive officer presiding over one of the strongest growth periods in company history, and service to other dairy breeding industry organizations as well.

NAAB Announces 2018 Distinguished Service Award Recipient

October 11, 2018

The Distinguished Service Award recognizes an individual that has made a significant contribution to the furtherance of the artificial insemination industry. The 2018 recipient is Dr. Gordon A. Doak. A native of Cameron, Missouri, Gordon earned a B.S. in Agriculture, an M.S. in Dairy Science and Ph.D. degree in Reproductive Physiology from the University of Missouri in Columbia.

NAAB Announces 2018 Research Award Recipient

October 11, 2018

The 2018 NAAB Research Award recipient is Dr. Richard Pursley. Dr. Pursley earned a B.S. in Dairy Production and M.S. in Reproductive Physiology from Kansas State University, followed by a Ph.D. in Reproductive Physiology from University of Wisconsin-Madison. During his Ph.D. training, Dr. Pursley co-developed with Dr. Milo Wiltbank what is now the world’s most widely used ovulation synchronization protocol called "Ovsynch".