Accelerated Genetics Leadership Conference

Jamie Johansen

Accelerated Genetics is excited to host its annual Leadership Conference March 20-22, 2015. This event is designed for farm owners, herdspeople or employees looking to enhance their leadership and communication skills. This year’s conference titled “Surviving the Jungle: A lesson in Leadership,” is specifically tailored for emerging agricultural leaders who are positioned to lead the farm business and agricultural industry …

Agribusiness, Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Genetics, Reproduction

Select Sires to Celebrate Golden Anniversary in 2015

Jamie Johansen

Select Sires Inc. was formed 50 years ago when four farmer-owned cooperatives joined forces to offer a wider variety of genetic options to their members and improve efficiencies. Since then, Select Sires has grown into the largest A.I. organization in North America that provides industry-leading products, services and programs to beef and dairy producers around the world. “Select Sires’ success …

Agribusiness, Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Reproduction

BEEF Magazine Publishes America’s Top Bull Sellers

Jamie Johansen

The BEEF Seedstock 100, the U.S. beef industry’s first listing of the top 100 bull sellers in the U.S., has been published in the January issue of BEEF magazine. The operations were ranked by the total number of bulls each operation sold annually. “As the value of calves has dramatically increased in the past couple of years, cattlemen have been …

Agribusiness, Beef, Cattle, Reproduction, Seedstock

DCRC Hosts Successful Annual Meeting

Jamie Johansen

More than 200 dairy producers, veterinarians, nutritionists, researchers and allied industry representatives gathered in Salt Lake City, Utah, last month for the 2014 Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council (DCRC) Annual Meeting. “This year’s event offered our membership many opportunities to learn about the latest in dairy cattle reproduction research and management, as well as network with fellow industry professionals,” says outgoing …

Ag Group, Cattle, Dairy, Reproduction

Genetic Canadian Alliance Formed

Jamie Johansen

Foundation Genetics Service, Inc, Canada, will join Accelerated Genetics, USA and Cogent Breeding Ltd, United Kingdom, forming an alliance to expand their portfolio of breed leading, dairy genetics, animal health products and value-added services to producers in Canada on December 1, 2014. Albert Reurink, Accelerated Genetics Vice President International Sales is excited about the alliance. “At Accelerated Genetics, our vision …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Cattle, Reproduction

MooMonitor+ Tracks Cow Health & Fertility

Jamie Johansen

Breeding, fertility and health are critical factors for success on-farm. Dairymaster’s latest product, the much anticipated MooMonitor+ that monitors each individual cow’s health and fertility has arrived. Launched at Dairymaster’s Global Headquarters in Causeway, Co Kerry at an event attended by the European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, Máire Geoghegan-Quinn the MooMonitor+ allows farmers to monitor their entire herd, …

Agribusiness, Dairy, Reproduction

Registration Open for 2014 Dairy Cattle Repro Council

Jamie Johansen

Register now for the 2014 Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council (DCRC) Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah. The meeting is slated for November 13 – 14 in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the Hilton Salt Lake City. The must-attend event will feature two plenary sessions and several breakout session options, offering attendees many opportunities to learn more about practical dairy …

Ag Group, Dairy, Dairy Group, Events, Reproduction

CRV Sells Shares of Brazilian Company

Jamie Johansen

Herd management organization CRV has sold its 50% share in the joint venture ST Brazil to Sexing Technologies, which now owns 100% of the shares. CRV will continue to offer high-quality sexed semen in the Brazilian market from both Brazilian bulls as well as from European and American bulls. CRV expects the demand for European and American sexed semen in …

Agribusiness, Reproduction

MooMonitor – Best Automated Heat Detection System

Jamie Johansen

A research study undertaken at Kansas State University and published this week in the Journal of Dairy Science specifically stated that scanning by ultrasonography confirmed that 88.6% of cows identified by activity (by the MooMonitor) were in estrus. This compared favorably with other systems tested which were 70% to 80% accurate. What the research showed was that the majority of …

Agribusiness, Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Reproduction, Video

Select Sires Canada & GenerVations Become One

Jamie Johansen

Select Sires Canada Inc. and GenerVations Inc. have joined forces to form Select Sires GenerVations Inc. following Select Sires Inc.’s purchase of GenerVations. Select Sires GenerVations will market semen across all of Canada including western Canada, which was formerly served by All West/Select Sires, creating a truly Canadian company. Talented and passionate employees of these organizations have combined to form …

Agribusiness, Cattle, Dairy, Reproduction, Select Sires