DEFOREST, WISCONSIN –August 6, 2010 – Darrell Wilkes was honored as the Beef Business Manager of the Year during the 2010 ABS Beef Roundtable Banquet recently held in Madison, Wisc.

“Darrell continues to exemplify the type of employee that ABS Global strives for on the team. His drive and passion for the business is palpable—this past fiscal year is one that brought challenges as well as opportunities within our semen and Beef Supply Chain businesses. Darrell dealt with both effectively through his individual and subordinate’s efforts and the strong support of his colleagues,” stated Dwight Williams, Director Beef Enterprise.

Wilkes manages beef sales for the Western U.S. and is the U.S. Beef Supply Systems Manager. He has been with ABS since 2002 and has been instrumental in the development of ABS’ Beef Supply Chain services—including age and source verification and marketing assistance. Wilkes earned this award based on a formula including unit sales, sales revenues and percent increase in sales.

Headquartered in DeForest, Wisconsin, ABS Global is the world-leading provider of bovine genetics, reproduction services, technologies and products. Marketing in more than 80 countries around the globe, ABS has been at the forefront of animal genetics and technology since its founding in 1941. ABS Global is a division of Genus plc.