1. What is your name and where are you from?
Ruben Ayala from Everson, Washington
2. When did you start working for All West, what is your current title, and where do you work?
“I started working for All West on October 16, 2018 as a Relief Technician in Whatcom County, Washington.”
3. How did you get involved in the A.I. industry?
“I have been working in the dairy industry for over 32 years. I started by milking cows, feeding calves and doing other outside work as a herdsman for a dairy. In 2003, I learned to do hoof trimming and was also trained to artificially inseminate.
I started working for All West/Select Sires in 2018. I really enjoy working with and breeding cows and I try to use my many years of experience as a herdsman when I am breeding cows. I take great pride in my work and I am really happy with my position in this company, as well as my relationships with the dairy producers that I work with. I hope to be here for a long time.”
4. Describe a typical day in your life on the job.
“Every day can be a little different when you work as an A.I. technician. I get up early in the morning and am typically done with my duties by the middle of the day. My goal as a relief technician is always to make my customers happy and breed the cows at the best time, so I answer calls to breed at many different times of the day.”
5. What do you enjoy doing when you are not at work?
“I enjoy spending time with my family, especially my grandkids. I have four grandkids who make my life really happy.”
6. If it was your choice, what unique name would you give our next best-selling bull?
7. What is your favorite part of your job?
“I enjoy getting up early and spending time with cows. When I am doing my work in each herd, I always try to make good relationships with the dairy workers. I like to say ‘Good Morning’ to the milkers and the feeders because being friendly with them makes my job more enjoyable. There is less stress when you build strong relationships with the people who you are working with.”