Category: Dairy News

August 18, 2017 admin

With new sire summaries recently released, now is a great time to review your understanding of linear graphs. Watch as All West AI Technician, Gary Sterk, discusses cow traits while viewing a few daughters! Watch Video Stay tuned for more videos like this as we work towards improving the training of our team and encourage…

August 1, 2017 admin

 Kevin Jorgensen, has been busy this year traveling across the U.S. and Canada, seeing hundreds of daughters of Select Sires’ bulls…and he’s taking us along on the trip!  Check it out! The most rewarding part of sire acquisition is having the opportunity to visit farms across North America and visit with breeders and producers.  The…

August 1, 2017 admin

Calori-D Holsteins, Denair, CA It has been an uncomfortable summer in California’s central valley for many of the region’s over 1.5 million dairy cows. July is typically the hottest month, with its first two weeks averaging between 97 and 101 degrees this year. Regardless of these extreme heat waves, Calori-D Holsteins in Denair, California has…

August 1, 2017 admin

Lyle Kruse, V.P. U.S. Market Development, Select Sires Inc. Since the availability of genomic predictions in 2009, the pace of genetic improvement for Holstein cows in the U.S. has accelerated at a significant pace compared to the pre-genomic era. Keeping up may be overwhelming, but Select Sires can help you meet the challenge.   Based…

August 1, 2017 admin

David Bowie made the word “Changes” famous in a 1970s hit, and it’s still relevant today!  New changes are coming with the release of sire summary information next week, and we thought you’d want to be in the know!  We’re providing links to two separate articles of interest; one from the Council on Dairy Cattle…

August 1, 2017 admin

It’s that time of year again when All West looks to add dynamic, forward-thinking people to the Board.  We could tell you all the things that are part of being an All West Board member, but why don’t we focus on telling you what’s NOT part of the deal?   You are NOT expected to…

August 1, 2017 admin

With the merger of Accelerated Genetics and Select Sires earlier this summer, we not only added several fantastic salesmen to the All West family, but we also added an entire lineup of bulls and products that can enhance any breeding program, any dairy operation or beef ranch, in All West territory.  For semen needs, Contact…

August 1, 2017 admin

Select Sires’ Jersey Sire Analyst, Herby Lutz, has been on the road quite a bit this season, and throughout his travels, he’s seen many impressive Jersey cows…particularly from the 7 and 14 stud codes!  Here’s a sample of what he’s come across!   Hello everyone – hope you’re all enjoying a great summer!  Thanks for…

August 1, 2017 admin

    You know one of the greatest things about sporting events is the overwhelming unity you can experience. At any major football game or soccer match, and you’ll find all kinds of fans cheering for the same team and the same outcome.  And if that team wins, EVERYONE celebrates!   I got to thinking about…

July 19, 2017 admin

It’s not a matter of “if” it gets hot, but “when” it will do so. Dealing effectively with heat stress in dairy herds is essentially a management issue. High levels of humidity aggravate heat stress. Dairy cows are homoeothermic animals and need to maintain a constant body temperature of around 101°F. They are sensitive to…