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DEFOREST, WISCONSIN - June 16, 2006 – Cory Salzl has joined ABS Global as an ABS Cornerstone Specialist.

"Cory brings an extensive knowledge of the dairy industry to his new role at ABS," stated Marci Walker, ABS Global's Global Progeny Development Manager. "This knowledge coupled with his hands on experience and many dairy activities will make him a valuable addition to the ABS Cornerstone Progeny Test Team."

Salzl grew up on his family’s dairy farm, Salzl Family Dairy Farm, located in Eden Valley, MN. He is a recent Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UWRF), where he obtained his Bachelor of Science in Dairy Science with a minor in Agricultural Business. While on campus, he was actively involved in the UWRF Dairy Club, the Dairy Judging Team and Alpha Zeta. He has held various leadership roles in these organizations, namely Vice President, Treasurer and Falcon Feature Sale Chairman in the dairy club as well as President, Treasurer and Farm Day Co-Chairman in Alpha Zeta. He was also named an All-American Judge at the 2005 Intercollegiate Judging Contest and was a member of the 3rd high team overall at the 2004 North American International Livestock Exposition.

Along with his many activities on campus, Salzl has developed a vast resume of real world experience working for several dairies and as a Select Sires 2005 Summer Intern. During his work as a Farm Assistant, he aided in mating decisions, played an integral part in the Embryo Transfer Program and assisted with show preparation. As a Summer Intern, he provided relief A.I. service, worked with mating programs and assisted with daughter photography. Cory will be based out of the Madison area.

As an ABS Cornerstone Specialist, Salzl will support the development, growth and maintenance of ABS Cornerstone Dairy Progeny Test herds. He will be responsible for assisting field staff with education and promotion of new herds and maintaining data in herds already participating in the ABS Cornerstone Program.

Headquartered in DeForest, Wisconsin, ABS Global is the world-leading provider of bovine genetics, reproduction services and technologies. Marketing in more than 70 countries around the globe, ABS has been at the forefront of animal genetics and technology since its founding in 1941. ABS Global is part of Genus Breeding, a division of Genus plc.

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