By Michael Schmitt

Posted Monday, February 08, 2016

Making Sense of Proof Information

Understanding a bull evaluation is similar to reading a book, flow chart, and schematic all at the same time. Each trait can be viewed independently or how it affects other traits. As new information is continually added to genetic evaluations, the numbers will change over time as the breed progresses. It is important to understand the information, what it will impact and how you can put it to use in your herd. 

By Kari Stanek

Posted Friday, January 29, 2016

Glaus A Class Act with Elite GTPI®

Accelerated Genetics is thrilled to announce the release of a prestigious GeneFORCE sire, 014HO07700 Hy-Jo-De Troy GLAUS-ET. He is an early Troy son that brings elite GTPI at +2692. GLAUS’ dam is Hy-Jo-De Uno Lucille-ET, an exciting young cow. Following her is Hy-Jo-De Observer Lilla-ET VG-85 and then Roz-Acres Shottle Lora-ET VG-88, the dam of PACE proven sire 014HO06854 Loren.

By Chelsey Johnson

Posted Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Mark Your Calendar for Accelerated Genetics Beef Meetings

As the beef breeding season approaches, Accelerated Genetics would like to invite our beef customers to join us for one of the beef meetings hosted by the Accelerated Genetics Representative in your area. At this meeting we would like to show our appreciation for your business in the past year as well as answer any of your questions regarding the Accelerated Genetics sire line-up, synchronization protocols, or other topics. 

By Kari Stanek

Posted Friday, January 15, 2016

Hurricane: Prepare to be Blown Away by Accelerated Genetics

Now available to make an impact in herds around the world is newly released sire, 014HO07714 Bacon-Hill HURRICANE-ET. He is sired by the popular Accelerated Genetics GeneFORCE standout, 014HO07337 CHOPS. HURRICANE’s pedigree is unique. His dam is a Shotglass daughter from a VG-86 Planet, and the next dam is an EX-90 Oman daughter.   


Posted Tuesday, January 12, 2016


By Chelsey Johnson

Posted Monday, January 11, 2016

Moving Forward With Jerseys

More and more producers are seeing Jerseys as an efficient and economical choice for their operation. However, some herds saw this opportunity long before the recent Jersey buzz. One example of these herds is Delta View Farms near Visalia, Calif. 

By Chelsey Johnson

Posted Thursday, January 07, 2016

Explore Our History

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By Chelsey Johnson

Posted Monday, January 04, 2016

Develop the Best Genetic Plan

Accelerated Genetics is dedicated to helping each herd breed the type of cow that best fits each operation. But, don’t take our word for it, read our real-world example at Tamarack Valley Dairy near Galesville, Wis. Cody Trim manages Tamarack Valley Dairy with his father and grandmother. Recently, he began taking over the sire selection process for the 280-Holstein operation. The facilities of the operation consist of 300 sand-bedded free stalls and a double-8 parallel parlor. Heifers stay on the farm until five months of age and then go to a heifer grower until about a month before freshening. Through a collaborative effort with his Accelerated Genetics Technician, Gabe Pehler, and Regional Programs Specialist, Carla Stetzer, Trim is developing a plan to grow his herd to 320 cows in the future. 

By Gary Sipiorski

Posted Monday, January 04, 2016

Decision Making, Impacting Your Future

Written by: Gary Sipiorski, Dairy Development Manager, Vita Plus

If you have been a dairy producer for any amount of time, you know milking cows is a commodity business. That means there is about a three to four year swing in prices and sometimes even more. That goes for any commodity, grain, cattle, hogs, dairy, etc. 

By Chelsey Johnson

Posted Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Reliable Calving Ease and Fertility GeneFORCE Sires

Today, utilizing genomics, producers have the option to use Accelerated Genetics GeneFORCE sires that will help make greater increases in genetic gain by lowering the generation interval. 

By Chelsey Johnson

Posted Tuesday, December 15, 2015

10 Tips to Avoid Calf Stress During Cold Weather

Cold winter weather can be extremely challenging, even lethal, to young calves. Newborn calves are highly susceptible to cold stress because they have virtually no energy reserves and no naturally present immune system. Calves four weeks old and younger are especially in need of supportive care and nutrition in cold weather. Cold stress can lead to weight-loss, depressed immune function, poor response to treatments and vaccinations, decreased growth performance and potentially death.

By Chelsey Johnson

Posted Friday, December 11, 2015

Breeding For Butter

When it comes to dairy products in 2015, butter was certainly a buzzword. This year, dairy producers saw some of the highest butter prices of all time. The June 23 cover of Time Magazine featured a picture of butter and inside the magazine was a feature article that described changing views on saturated fats. Then, this fall, fast-food chain, McDonald’s announced they would offer all day breakfast and begin using real butter on its breakfast sandwiches rather than margarine. Therefore, the butterfat premiums in your milk check could be a number to watch in the future.