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Select Breeders Service, Inc. - A Brief History
In 1987, the same year he founded Select Breeders Service, Inc., Mr. Loomis became Director of Biological Research for Hamilton-Thorn Research. Hamilton-Thorn is the Massachusetts based company responsible for development of the Equitainer™ System for cooled transported semen. His research with Hamilton-Thorn was directed at development and refinement of computerized, automated instrumentation for objective analysis of sperm motility.
Since its conception in 1987, Select Breeders Service, Inc. has grown steadily. In 1992 Mr. Loomis and Mr. Whit Byers co-founded Select Breeder’s sister company, Select Breeders Southwest, Inc. Located in Aubrey, Texas. SBSW is operated by Mr. Byers and is home to the most complete mobile semen freezing laboratory in the industry. With our mobile lab Select Breeders is able offer its exceptional freezing services to clients all around the country. Also in 1992, Mr. Loomis moved the headquarters of Select Breeders Service to its permanent home on the grounds of Hilltop Farm, Inc., in Colora, Maryland. Hilltop Farm is a world renowned, 500 acre, Sporthorse breeding and training facility. At its present location Select Breeders Service, Inc. boasts an impressive, state-of-the-art reproductive laboratory and is able to offer i'ts clients quality services in a quality setting.
Along with its custom semen freezing services Paul Loomis and Select Breeders Service, Inc. have been actively involved in the import, export, and distribution of semen throughout the world for over 15 years.
In 2000, Select Breeders growth continued with the development of the Select Breeders Service Network of Affiliated Laboratories. SBSInc quickly signed on two respected veterinary practices as the first SBS Affiliate Laboratories. The Affiliate Laboratory program currently includes laboratories in Maryland, Florida, Texas, California, Italy, Germany and Argentina and Australia. All of these laboratories provide semen freezing, storage and distribution services utilizing advanced technologies and state-of-the-art protocols developed by Select Breeders Service Inc. A Quality Control system is in place to ensure a consistently high quality product.
In September of 2000, Select Breeders Service Europe, S.r.l. (SBSE) was formed with partners Paul Loomis, MS and Drs. Sandro Barbacini, Virrorio Marchi and Gian Piero Brigati. Located in Northern Italy SBSE offers semen freezing and related services throughout Europe via an affiliate laboratory network.
In July 2001 Paul and Ed Squires met with the partners of the Goulburn Valley Equine Hospital (Drs Angus McKinnon and Jim Vasey) to establish SBS Australasia (SBSA). In 2005 Select Breeders Australasia proudly announced the establishment of an affiliate at Tamworth. Dr Stuart Keller has joined our team and freezes semen under the name of the Tamworth Equine Veterinary Centre.
Today, Select Breeders Service, Inc. is committed to maintaining a leadership role in responsible development of the emerging equine frozen semen industry. In the year 2000 Select Breeders formed Select Breeders International, LLC a research and development company that will develop or identify and license new technologies related to gamete and embryo preservation and other areas of equine reproduction beneficial to the breeding industry. Dr. Edward Squires, will oversee the company's research efforts.