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Electrified Cows?

No, you want calm, healthy, highly productive profitable, long lived cows for sure! Ever notice cows taking just short drinks from their water receptacles or do they urinate for less than 20 seconds? Are your cow’s tails moving and swatting even when no insects are...

Health Traits

Remember the children’s story of tortoise (turtle) and the hare (rabbit). Selecting for genetic health traits seems like a very slow, unrewarding, almost boring process, yet in less than three years you start so see the fruits of your labors now. As another generation...

Worker Health Effects Herd Health

What is the connection between the worker’s health and the herd’s health? When you don’t feel you are sick, how proficient will you be at doing your job? Alertness, motor skills balance can all affect the worker’s performance. Duties such as milking Cows, feeding...

Herd Goals

What are your herd goals for improvement for 2021 in dairy pounds of milk per cow percentage of fat and protein services and conception with percentage of herd pregnant? Mike Sokolowski President Alpha Genetics Inc.

Happy June Dairy Month

It is our honor again to wish all and especially dairy farmers, happy June is dairy month. It is because of your hard work, dedication and “stick-to-itiveness” (as my old Jr High teacher used to say) that means in short, you don’t give up; even with milk prices up and...

Spring Ahead

Spring officially begins March 20 2021. Now is the time to plan (if not already done so) for 2021 crops and/or feed supplies for your farm. Maybe it is time to try growing something new to help you reach greater levels of herd performance! While as feed and fuel...