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October 29, 2018 admin

> Watch the Video National Dairy Shrine has the privilege to honor five individuals for their lifetime service with the coveted Pioneer Award. These gentlemen are outstanding representatives of the dairy industry. Their recognition as Pioneers of the National Dairy Shrine only adds to the honor roll of leaders in the National Dairy Hall of…

October 29, 2018 admin

Fall is a season of champions – World Series Champions, cattle champions from both World Dairy Expo and the Royal Winter Fair, and of course high school football champions.  Fall is also the season that the National Dairy Shrine honors nearly 50 student scholarship winners and a host of adult industry leaders.  These champions stand…

October 29, 2018 admin

National Dairy Shrine is excited to announce the 2018 Distinguished Dairy Cattle Breeder Award Recipient. Randy Kortus of Lynden, Washington is being recognized as an active, progressive dairy breeder who, through expertise in managing a dairy-breeding herd based upon sound genetic and business principles, serves as a model of success throughout the nation.   Randy…

October 29, 2018 admin

During World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin, a few All West/Select Sires members got the chance to join 300 other people on the World-Wide Sires tour to Larson Acres in Evansville, Wisconsin.  Larson Acres is a prominent, 100% Select Sires-bred herd, with 71 employees taking care of 2800 cows and 6500 acres of land. While…

October 29, 2018 admin

NOVEMBER 8, Thursday @ Edaleen Dairy in Lynden, WA Be our guest for lunch and a ‘hands-on’ CowManager experience like none other! * learn how this revolutionary herd monitoring system measures activity, health & rumination * guest panel of current CowManager users * learn how to install eartags * watch synching system in action * door…

October 26, 2018 admin

>>WATCH THE VIDEO Some say that in order to succeed at being a salesperson, you need to think like your customer. All West Salesman Marvin Correia is unique because he actually was a customer and dairy producer before joining the All West family in 1991. Since then, he has sold over two million units of…

September 27, 2018 admin

I volunteer at a nearby horse farm a couple days a week, helping with grooming, exercising and cleaning stalls.  I didn’t grow up around horses, but volunteered with therapeutic riding in New York one year, and loved it!  As it happens, this farm (which houses nearly 60 horses) also provides therapeutic riding, and if you’ve…

September 27, 2018 admin

Brothers Louis and James Bouma milk 118 cows in Lynden, WA, with two DeLaval robotic milkers.  Two other siblings help with the day-to-day farm operation, a brother, Mark, and a sister, Nelva.  fine-tune  (verb):  to adjust precisely so as to bring to the highest level of performance or effectiveness If you read many of the…

September 27, 2018 admin

“There are no shortcuts to making exceptional technicians.” Just over two years ago, a long-time technician with All West/Select Sires had a vision to develop not only a great technician team, but an exceptional one.  This gentleman, a lifelong resident of California’s Central Valley, knew that as the number of dairy operations continued to shrink,…

September 27, 2018 admin

Fall has officially begun, which means the holiday season is quickly approaching. However, holidays aren’t the only traditions being celebrated soon. October is National Cooperative Month and we are proud to be owned by local dairy and beef producers! All West/Select Sires is just one of nine farmer-owned-and-controlled cooperatives that make up the Select Sires…