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DEFOREST, WISCONSIN – July 2, 2008 - ABS has named Dave Carmichael and Chuck Blair Area Sales Managers.

“ABS has experienced robust growth in business in the New England region with increasing demand for product offerings and services including RMS® and GMS®. As we continue to expand our customer base, we are very pleased to have Dave and Chuck join the ABS Sales Team,” stated Bill Flick, District Sales Manager. “Both of these men are highly skilled and bring over 25 years of A.I. industry experience to ABS.”

Carmichael will be responsible for managing the area of Southern Vermont and New Hampshire. In addition to being an Area Sales Manager, Carmichael will also work with GMS herds in this area as a GMS Evaluator. Prior to joining ABS, he has worked within the A.I industry for 25 years including being a part of the sales force of two competitor A.I. companies. Carmichael and his wife also own and operate a small dairy farm.

Blair will manage Northern Vermont, Northern New Hampshire and Northeastern New York. No stranger to the A.I. industry, Blair has been involved in A.I. for the past 25 years as a semen sales representative for two different A.I. companies.

As Area Sales Managers, Carmichael and Blair will be responsible for managing sales routes and supporting ABS Independent Representatives in each of their areas. They will also be utilizing their excellent sales skills to market ABS dairy products and develop ABS services in their areas.

Headquartered in DeForest, Wisconsin, ABS Global is the world-leading provider of bovine genetics, reproduction services, technologies and uddercare products. 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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