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Dr. David Selner


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Genetics

Dr. David Selner

Dr. David Selner


Area of Expertise
Dr. David Selner is a globally recognized dairy geneticist, who operates his own dairy consulting business that specializes in dairy genetics, dairy management, and dairy software both domestically and internationally. He worked in the A.I. industry for over 30 years, holding positions as Vice-President and Senior Manager in Genetics, and in sire procurement, progeny testing, training and marketing. Dr. Selner has presented genetics seminars and papers in over 20 countries, educating producers and industry personnel. Every major U.S. dairy breed and many international dairy breeding associations have sought his expertise to aid their genetic development. He remains actively involved in managing his family’s dairy operation, is an international dairy cattle judge and served as the Chairman of the Dairy Show at World Dairy Expo for six years.


Academic Training

PhD 1978 University of Wisconsin-Madison Dairy Science
MS 1975 University of Wisconsin-Madison Dairy Science
BS 1973 University of Wisconsin-Madison Dairy Science


Professional Experience

1978 - Present Work with National Intercollegiate Dairy Cattle Judging Contest
(Superintendent since 1983)
1978 - Present World Dairy Expo Dairy Committee
1987 - Present Announcer for World Dairy Expo
1992 - Present Chairman of World Dairy Expo Dairy Show Ethics Committee
1994 – Present Wisconsin Holstein Breed Improvement Committee
1996 - Present National Brown Swiss Breed Improvement Committee
2001 - Present Chairman of Dairy Expo Dairy Committee
2001 – Present Executive Board Member for World Dairy Expo
2002 – 2006 Executive Board of the North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge
2002 Founding member of the North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge
1997 – 2002 National Dairy Shrine Board of Directors (four years on the Executive Board)
1988 – 2000 Vice Chairman of the WDE Dairy Committee
1984 – 1994 Member of the National Milking Shorthorn Genetic Advancement Committee
1986 – 1989 ADSA Award Committee for J.L. Lush Award (1988 Chairman)
1979 – 1986 NAAB Research Committee (served three years as Chairman)
1987 Invited speaker for four genetic seminars for the AI Associations of Italy
1986 Invited Speaker for two genetic seminars for NAAB in Brazil

 

 

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