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COBA/Select Sires names Chris Lahmers Dairy Program Coordinator
December 22, 2013

Chris Lahmers, Marysville, Ohio has accepted the promotion to Dairy Program Coordinator for COBA/Select Sires-North.General Manager, Duane Logan, is excited about Lahmers steering the genetic programs of the northern COBA territory.  Lahmers’ appreciation of a cow families, knowledge of pedigrees and the industry make him a great fit for the job. He will be able to focus on the genetic offerings and programs available through the Select Sires federation to help our field staff work with their member-owner-customers to reach their genetic goals.

In this new role he will oversee the Program for Genetic Advancement (PGA) young sire program and the Select Mating Service (SMS) for COBA’s northern area.  Lahmers has been with the COBA/Select Sires organization for almost fifteen years as a dairy program specialist. One of his primary responsibilities has been to work with individual owners to help them set and meet their genetic goals through corrective mating’s.  His experience in that role will assist him as he guides the COBA genetic programs for the organization. Lahmers will be adding these new responsibilities while continuing to serve as an SMS evaluator in the southern half of Ohio, southwestern Pennsylvania and northwestern West Virginia as well as daughter photo coordinator.

A graduate of The Ohio State University, Lahmers is an accomplished dairy cattle judge.  He had a very successful college judging career and continues to judge at all the major dairy shows in the Unites States including World Dairy Expo, Pennsylvania All American and the North American International Livestock Expo.  He has also represented the Select Sires federation as the official judge for shows in Japan.  He is the owner of the very successful Brown Velvet Swiss herd and Lah-Dale Holsteins, with his dad and brother.  He and his wife, Dr. Elizabeth Lahmers DVM, reside in Marysville, Ohio with three young daughters.


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