DIAMONDcuts eNEWS   -   March 28, 2018

What happens when you gather passionate dairy industry members, dedicated local leaders, over 200 young dairy enthusiasts, and impressive Select Sires and Accelerated Genetics sired animals? ...the Western Classic Dairy Show! The 7th Annual Western Classic Dairy Show took place in Hanford, CA at the Kings County Fairgrounds on March 3rd.. .Read More 

Perhaps you saw a fancy bus motoring through Central California's dairy land recently. No, it wasn't a tour bus full of rock band members on their way to L.A. ...it was the 3rd Annual Parreira Breeding Service - All West/Select Sires Daughter tour!... Read More

Hello everyone! I hope that spring has sprung in the west!  With spring comes new sire summary information, so stay tuned to the Select Sires and AW/SS websites for the latest news! A couple bulls I wanted to highlight this time are 7HO13250 JEDI and 7HO12600 MODESTY. Time moves at light speed in genetics these...

Here's the 4-1-1 on proof information being released April 2, 2018

Monday, April 2 Official Holstein/CDCB/HA genomic evaluation for TYPE data on December 2017 lineup bulls, genomic young sires and potential graduates   

Tuesday, April 3 Official production and type data - all summaries for December 2017 lineup bulls and potential graduates available in the morning... Read More

It's proof-time next week, and with that comes some new updates from the CDCB that you should know about! Information about the upcoming genetic evaluation changes for April 2018 have been released by the CDCB (Council for Dairy Cattle Breeding). Changes will include evaluations for resistance to six health traits, the all-breed system now being applied... Read More

It's the little decisions that can really effect the overall success of a business, and with dairy, there's no exception to this rule.  In this case, "little decisions" can mean choosing bulls that improve calf health and ultimately improve your investment in genetics.  Select Sires' Adam Oswalt recently talked about Calf Wellness and the ways... Read More

Do you ever have one of those moments when you truly get the "A-ha" feeling?  I had "the A-ha" this past week as I was putting together details for our All West Spring Sales Conference.  At the end of every April, we get some of the team together to talk about proofs, do some team...  Read More

Apr. 3 Sire Summary Release Date

Apr. 7 Turlock, CA Central Valley Dairy Field Day hosted by California Jersey Cattle Association

Apr. 11 Visalia, CA Western Video Market Sale, Wyndham Visalia

Apr. 12-14 Visalia, CA 2018 North American Intercollegiate National Dairy Challenge

Apr. 19-20 Tulare, CA California State Show, Chad Ryan, Fond du Lac, WI, judge

May 7-11 Boise, ID Select Sires National SMS Training Conference

May 17-18 Richmond, UT Western Spring National Holstein Show, Yan Jacobs, Cap-Sante, QC

May 28 Memorial Day - All West offices closed

Jun. 1-2 San Luis Obispo, CA Cal Poly Classic Sale

Jun. 29-Jul. 3 Traverse City, MI National Holstein Convention

July 4 Independence Day - All West offices closed

Jul. 13-29 Sacramento, CA California State Fair

Jul. 9-11 Reno, NV Western Video Market Sale, Nugget Casino Resort

Jul. 11-13 Grandview, WA Pacific Northwest Dairy Youth Camp

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, Pat Conroy, Angola, IN, judge

Sept. 3 Labor Day - All West offices closed

Oct. 2-6 Madison, WI World Dairy Expo

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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