DIAMONDcuts eNEWS   -   June 2018

Anything Goes
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 years of experience in the publishing world, it seems as though every organized newsletter/magazine needs an editorial to kick off the issue, to explain what it's about, or to provoke some ongoing conversations.   Read More ...

For the Love Of Cheese
What makes a dairy family choose to go down the cheese making avenue?  Is that something everyone should be considering?  What was the process in developing this into a viable business? As TMK Creamery celebrates one year of business, we decided to get the full story behind the Koch's operation and have them answer some of those questions.  We think you'll enjoy learning about this journey as much as we did! Read More...

20 Years with Dave Porter
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 of Registered Holsteins.  His grandfather was Don Steffen, a long-time Executive Board member and secretary for All West from the Monroe area.  Read More...

What's in Gary's tank?
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. Read More...

3 Ways to Beat the Heat
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? Read More...

Online Sire Directories

Need additional information on our sire lineups?  Check out the online directories for Select Sires Holsteins, High Component Breeds, and our exciting Accelerated Genetics bulls!  (Click Here for more)

J un. 1-2 San Luis Obispo, CA  Cal Poly Classic Sale
Jun. 24-30 Canton, OH 21st Int'l Conference of World Jersey Cattle Bureau and Annual Meetings
Jun. 27-29 Deming, WA All West/Select Sires A.I. Training School instructed by Larry Nootenboom
Jun. 29-Jul. 3 Traverse City, MI National Holstein Convention
July 4 Independence Day - All West offices closed
Jul. 9-11 Reno, NV Western Video Market Sale, Nugget Casino Resort
Jul. 11-13 Grandview, WA Pacific Northwest Dairy Youth Camp
Jul. 13-29 Sacramento, CA California State Fair
Jul. 25-27 San Luis Obispo, CA California Cow Camp
Aug. 6 Ridgefield, WA Washington State Black & White Show, Clark County Fairgrounds
Aug. 7 Sire Summary Release Date
Sep. 1 Salem, OR Western Fall National Holstein Show, Judge Pat Conroy from Angola, IN
Sept. 3 Labor Day - All West offices closed
Oct. 2-6 Madison, WI World Dairy Expo
Oct. 12 Pismo Beach, CA  Teixeira Cattle Co. Sale by the Sea, hosted by Thousand Hills Ranch
Nov. 13-15 Indianapolis, IN DCRC Annual Meeting at the Westin
Nov. 22-23 Thanksgiving - All West offices closed
Dec. 4 Sire Summary Release Date
Dec. 25 Christmas Day - All West offices closed

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