What is your name and where are you from?
Name: Kelby Stadt
Hometown: Everson, Washington
When did you start working for All West, what is your current title, and where do you work?
Start Date: May 16, 2015
Title: All West Sales Representative
Location: Whatcom County
How did you get involved in the AI industry?
“I got introduced to All West by a farm that I worked for in high school. I was introduced to Ken Haak, the All West salesman at that point in time. I took an A.I. school through All West and went through college. I had an internship with All West/Select Sires my junior year and All West hired me out of college. I started out breeding cows and moved my way into the current salesman position that I have today.”
Describe a typical day in your life on the job.
“A normal day for me includes filling nitrogen tanks, visiting with customers about their genetic needs and their reproductive needs, discussing their goals and the future of their operation, getting on computers, looking at on farm records, analyzing the data that they have, and helping out my teammates with SMS and SRS. There’s never a shortage of items to do within a given day.”
What do you enjoy doing when you are not at work?
“This job is a bit of a hobby for me. I know my wife has noticed that I spend a lot of time online researching bulls, even during my off time. When I am not doing that, I enjoy woodworking and working in our yard.”
If it was your choice, what unique name would you give our next best-selling bull?
What is your favorite part of your job?
“I enjoy working in the dairy industry because it’s a very close-knit community. You get to know everyone and their families. You get to be a part of their daily lives and you get to help them succeed in their business. A lot of these farms that I work with are multigenerational and you get to see the progression of the farm throughout the years. I enjoy working with the people of All West/Select Sires. We’ve got a great team up here as well as throughout the company. Everyone seems to know your name and you get to know them personally. It’s a whole lot of fun to go to work each day. I love what I do and I love who I get to work with.”