DIAMONDcuts eNEWS   -   September 2018

I volunteer at a nearby horse farm a couple days a week, helping with grooming, exercising and cleaning stalls.  I didn't grow up around horses, but volunteered with therapeutic riding in New York one year, and loved it!  As it happens, this farm (which houses nearly 60 horses) also provides therapeutic riding, and if you've...

Brothers Louis and James Bouma milk 118 cows in Lynden, WA, with two DeLaval robotic milkers.  Two other siblings help with the day-to-day farm operation, a brother, Mark, and a sister, Nelva.  fine-tune  (verb):  to adjust precisely so as to bring to the highest level of performance or effectiveness If you read many of the...
"There are no shortcuts to making exceptional technicians." Just over two years ago, a long-time technician with All West/Select Sires had a vision to develop not only a great technician team, but an exceptional one.  This gentleman, a lifelong resident of California's Central Valley, knew that as the number of dairy operations continued to shrink,...
You must have received your patronage payment from All West/Select Sires! AWSS is excited to announce that we mailed out $1,175,000 in patronage payments, so yes, those checks will take up some space in your mailbox! This equates to a 50% payment on 2017 business for earned patronage on semen purchases. Didn't get your patronage...

Celebrating National Co-Op Month
Fall has officially begun, which means the holiday season is quickly approaching. However, holidays aren't the only traditions being celebrated soon. October is National Cooperative Month and we are proud to be owned by local dairy and beef producers...

Calendar of Events
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
Nov. 27-28 Sacramento CA California Dairy Sustainability Summit, Sacramento Convention Center
Dec. 4 Sire Summary Release Date
Dec. 25 Christmas Day - All West offices closed

Feb. 14-16 Lemoore, CA California State Holstein Convention , Tachi Palace
Feb. 14 Pixley, CA California Holstein Convention Sale , hosted by VanderEyk Dairy
Feb. 21-23 Portland, OR All West/Select Sires Annual Meeting
Apr. 2 Sire Summary Release Date
April 18-19 Turlock, CA California State Holstein Show
Aug. 13 Sire Summary Release Date
Dec. 3 Sire Summary Release Date


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