Category: Dairy News

February 8, 2018 admin

One of the biggest FAT improvements (83 GTPI too) during December sire summaries was made by 7HO12256 MAGUIRE, the maternal brother to 7HO12165 MONTROSS. This SUPERSIRE son offers extreme components, favorable SCS, low calving ease and great conception. His daughters are displaying slight differences to the MONTROSS daughters. They are taller with moderate angle to the hock and…

February 7, 2018 admin

From left to right: Ben Van Staaveren, Juan Jimenez, Mike Blanc, Steve Valente, Toni Duralski, and “Professor” Brad Barham – Special thanks to him for educating the future of All West! Congratulations to the 3rd All West 101 Graduating Class! These team members have dedicated the last few weeks to furthering their education in all…

February 1, 2018 admin

I went to a Nashville Predators hockey game a few weeks ago and being a big hockey fan, was in that “sports daze” most of the game, just enjoying a great match-up with the Florida Panthers. Most of the fans were quiet during the second period when it was still a 1-1 game.  The 20,000…

February 1, 2018 admin

Julie Ainsworth, Coordinator Dairy Production Analysis PAS, NorthStar Cooperative Forgotten Cows You know you have them, you just don’t always know who they are. Cows that never get sick, produce well and breed right back. They may not set the world on fire in any one particular area, but overall profitable cows. In contrast are…

February 1, 2018 admin

Recently retired Select Sires Holstein Program Manager, Charlie Will spent over four decades working to bring the world’s best bulls to Select Sires customers. He kicked off his world-renowned career with his first acquisition, 7HO1897 To-Mar BLACKSTAR, and throughout the next 43 years, he traveled to 21 countries spanning five continents to introduce and promote…

February 1, 2018 admin

Two of All West’s highly respected SMS Evaluators, Lisa Barkley and Randy VanWieringen, travel the roads of western Oregon and parts of Washington, evaluating herds for All West.  Last year alone, these two evaluators looked at over 98,000 cows!  They’ve seen what works and what doesn’t, so we thought it would be a great time…

January 23, 2018 admin

Following the results of the December sire summaries, Select Sires’ Jerseys ranked very well in the industry. Of the top 15 active proven non-JX sires for Jersey Performance Index™ (JPI™), eight carry the 7JE stud code and four carry the 14JE stud code from the Accelerated Genetics product line. Proven Jersey Sires For sires without…

December 22, 2017 admin

Like many of you, we as an All West family take some time at the end of each year to look back and realize how much we have to be grateful for.  The year 2017 was a big year for us, with some family members retiring, others reaching milestones in their careers, and still others…

December 22, 2017 admin

What if you could predict how healthy and profitable your heifers will become?  What if you had insights into their genetic risk for costly dairy industry diseases such as mastitis, lameness and metritis before they entered the milking herd? If you do some online research of “Dairy Wellness Profit” information, Google leads you to the…

December 7, 2017 admin

    Holstein New Graduates The December sire summaries resulted in some very nice additions to each of our proven product lines. Seven new Holstein bulls joined the active lineup, four of which were added to Select Sires’ lineup, two to the Accelerated Genetics product line and one to the GenerVations lineup. This class of…