What is your name and where are you from?
Brian Lenssen from Lynden, Washington
When did you start working for All West, what is your current title, and where do you work?
Professional A.I. Technician working for All West since March 23, 2009 in Western Washington.
How did you get involved in the A.I. industry?
“I grew up on a dairy farm in this area and I’ve always had a passion for cows. I started with All West after being encouraged by Clyde Anderson, who was a technician for my brother’s dairy.”
Describe a typical day in your life on the job.
“A typical day includes getting up early and going to numerous dairies. Some dairies simply call me, so I provide the service of mating and breeding their cows when they call me, while others are on a routine schedule. These herds are tail chalked, so I will walk through all of the cows and decide who is ready to be bred. After I am done with that, I do all of the record keeping and enter all of the data in to the farm computer.”
What do you enjoy doing when you are not at work?
“When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending most of my time with my son and daughter.”
If it was your choice, what unique name would you give our next best-selling bull?
What is your favorite part of your job?
“My favorite part of the job is working with the cows. I’ve always liked being out in the barn and it’s a great passion of mine. I like working for All West because it is a family atmosphere. It doesn’t feel like a boss and employee relationship as much as it is a team effort and we all enjoy spending time together, even outside of work!”