Brenda Brady

Success Starts the Day the Calf is Born

Mark Breunig, owner of A-Ok Farms LLC, believes getting calves off on the right foot sets them up for success down the road. And he should know, his Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin, dairy farm won the  Excellence in Genetics and Reproduction platinum award for heifers! On Her Birth Date In accordance with Mark’s belief, concentrated calf …

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A Winning Combo of Production & Reproduction

The Verhoef family of Ontario, Canada, attribute their herd’s high production and award-winning reproduction to their attention to detail and demand for perfection. Read on to learn about the animal management and repro protocols that earned this 240-cow dairy Platinum recognition in the International category of the GENEX Excellence in Genetics & Reproductions awards. Reinoud …

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American Angus Association Adds New EPDs and Updates Economic Assumptions

On Friday, May 29, the American Association officially released the new PAP EPD and Combined Value Index, as well as updated the economic assumptions that drive the Association’s $Value Indexes. Pulmonary Arterial Pressure (PAP) EPD The PAP EPD has existed as a research EPD from the association for the past 16 months. PAP scores are …

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Strassburgs Change Strategy and Drive Results

While putting even more intense focus on genetic improvement and managing the number of replacements produced, Strassburg Creek Dairy in northeast Wisconsin ramped up their reproduction program and earned Platinum recognition in the 500 to 2,000-cow category for this year’s Excellence in Reproduction & Genetics Awards. Learn more about their program and the changes they’ve …

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The Elephant (or Beef Cross Calf) in the Room

Justin Hergenreder, GENEX Director of Beef Sales, recently compiled a few tips for dairy producers who are new to the world of beef sire selection. You likely have heard of or already are implementing strategic breeding in your dairy herd through use of beef genetics. The elephant (or beef cross calf) in the room is: What beef genetics should you be using? Frankly, that’s a really good question, and I’m here to help you …

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Discover the Award-Winning Repro Program at Truttmann Dairy

Truttmann Dairy, LLC in Blanchardville, Wisconsin, is the Platinum award winner for the less than 500-cow category of the GENEX Excellence in Genetics & Reproduction awards. Here they share details on the reproduction program that has enabled them to claim that Platinum award two years in a row! Truttmann Dairy, located in southern Wisconsin, is …

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