A long-time dairy cattle mating specialist with NorthStar Cooperative has been honored by Select Sires as its national genetic consultant of the year.
Bob Sabo of Green Bay was recognized at the 2018 SMS Conference among more than 115 genetic consultants and support staff from around the country.
The award is presented annually to a genetic consultant who exemplifies the qualities that make SMS known throughout the world as the premier mating program in the industry. The recipient must have multiple years of superior service, a history of high-quality evaluations and the ability to build and maintain successful relationships with dairy producers.
Sabo began his career at NorthStar Cooperative in 1994. Through the years, he has developed strong relationships with customer-owners, enhancing herd genetics and becoming a trusted advisor.
“He understands the producers’ mentality and places himself in their shoes,” said NorthStar General Manager Mark Adam. “Producers work with Bob as a partner in their breeding program. They appreciate his candidness and insights.”
For much of his career, Sabo operated his family dairy, Sabo Farm, where he developed an outstanding herd of registered Holsteins that have been recognized nationwide for high Breed Age Average and has received honors throughout his home state and at nationally-ranked shows like World Dairy Expo and the North American International Livestock Exposition.
Source: Wisconsin Ag Connection