Category: Dairy News

May 31, 2018 admin

It’s a commonly heard message you’ll see in publications and social media every spring…beat the heat.  Sometimes, just thinking about excessive summer temperatures can be exhausting, so how can you expect to fight them when there’s no stopping Mother Nature? We’re proposing you make a stand against summer temperatures with three extremely easy methods that…

May 31, 2018 admin

He’s owned cows.  He’s milked cows.  He’s shown cows.  Now he’s helping others realize their dreams by breeding cows in Whatcom County.  Well-liked technician Gary Sterk of Sumas, WA, has the experience and the knowledge to be a fan favorite in the Pacific Northwest.  When we finally caught up with this busy technician, he gave…

May 31, 2018 admin

The last week or so before an issue of DiamondCuts gets ready to be released, I try to be receptive and see what kind of inspiration I can get from my daily work to write the final story for each issue….the editorial.  Maybe this section isn’t a necessary column for most, but having had 11…

May 31, 2018 admin

As a journalist, every once in a while you land upon a story that is way more than you bargained for.  That either means the subject doesn’t have as much “meat” as you had hoped and the story is a flop, or that means it’s way bigger than you initially thought and you can’t wait…

May 24, 2018 admin

It seems only fitting that Dave Porter is awarded a certificate of service, because out of all the employees we have up and down All West Territory, there is none finer than Dave Porter to be a living example of service.  Dave was born in Deer Park, Washington, where the Porter family had a herd…

May 17, 2018 admin

  Select Sires recognizes the growing number of automated milking and feeding systems on dairy farms and has identified sires that transmit the desired traits for robotic milking systems. These RobotPRO sires were selected by focusing on components and milk yield, milk quality, longevity and durability as well as functional udder traits. By using these…

May 8, 2018 admin

Low milk prices, high feed costs, harsh winters, and summer heat are merely nuisances for the unfazed Sherman family who have started their dairy from the ground up not once, but twice! Trent Sherman’s grandfather migrated to the west coast from Missouri, where he settled in a San Francisco Bay shipyard with his wife and…

May 7, 2018 admin

  If you’re a fan of horse racing, you know that the greatest season is upon us; the running of three, distinct races to ultimately win the Triple Crown.  The first race, usually the largest, is the Kentucky Derby.  Loaded with traditions, fun, tours, parties, and of course hats, this race is one of the…

May 7, 2018 admin

The 18th Annual North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge (NAIDC) was once again hosted in All West Territory’s Visalia, California on April 12-14th, 2018. Over 230 determined dairy science students, representing over 35 universities from across the nation, traveled to the west coast to compete for the title of North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge National Champions….

May 7, 2018 admin

Select Sires continues their commitment to customer-owner success with the introduction of the Elite Sexed Fertility product line. Beginning this April, we’re identifying sires with superior fertility sex-sorted semen using an Elite Sexed Fertility designation. Data analysis and implementation Select Sires has collaborated extensively in research efforts, leading to improvements in fertility potential of sex-sorted…