By Michael Schmitt

Posted Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Finding Confidence in Wellness Traits Heritability and Reliability

The Wellness traits that were introduced by Zoetis in April have added a new element to the way that progressive dairy farmers select genetics in their herd. Mastitis, lameness, metritis, displaced abomasum, ketosis and retained placenta are the six new Wellness traits that have burst onto the scene with approximately 50% reliability on genomic tested animals. Now the questions arise: are these traits heritable enough and is the reliability high enough to commit to selecting sires by using these traits?

By Chelsey Johnson

Posted Tuesday, May 24, 2016

A Family Tradition

I had the opportunity to visit Wert Angus Ranch near Aurora, Neb., in early March.  The family operation consists of 240 Angus cattle and 2,500 acres of white corn. After driving by their lot of Angus cow-calf pairs, I found Robert and Tamera Wert along with their 17-year-old son, Bryce, and 13-year-old daughter, Riley and Accelerated Genetics ISR Dennis Comer and his assistant Chyanne Barnhill enjoying morning conversation and coffee cake in their shop.  After accepting a piece of the coffee cake from Tamara and listening to the conversations of the cattle and farm combined with the occasional joke and laughter, I followed the crew to the breeding barn.
 
 

By Kari Stanek

Posted Monday, May 23, 2016

Introducing Loveman Accelerated Genetics’ Newest Sire

Accelerated Genetics is pleased to add a new addition to its strong Holstein sire lineup. The new bull 014HO07822 Jim-Mar-D LOVEMAN, is a Monterey son that excels in many areas and is ranked a Top Five genomic Type sire in the breed. He is bred by James Davenport, Adairville, KY.

By Andrew Hetke

Posted Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Daughter Highlight: Shakespeare's Genetic Poetry In Motion

Accelerated Genetics, Genetic Services Coordinator Andrew Hetke has had the opportunity to view numerous daughters of 014HO07223 Ladys-Manor Shakespeare -ET. This early Epic son comes from a world renowned chart-topping family with nine generations of Excellent or Very Good dams and loads of Gold Medals. Read on to hear about what Andrew has seen in the daughters.

By Barbara O'Flahrity

Posted Wednesday, May 11, 2016

JUNE PACE SIRES

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By Chelsey Johnson

Posted Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Read the Latest Jersey-Link

Jersey-Link is a monthly e-newsletter that highlights the latest beef industry news as well as the Accelerated Genetics Jersey Line-up. To sign up for this newsletter, click here

By Chelsey Johnson

Posted Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Read the Latest Holstein-Link

Holstein-Link is a monthly e-newsletter that highlights the latest dairy industry news as well as the Accelerated Genetics Holstein Line-up. To sign up for this newsletter, click here

By Kate Welter

Posted Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Read the Latest Accelerated Genetics Beef-Link Newsletter

Beef-Link is a monthly e-newsletter that highlights the latest beef industry news as well as the Accelerated Genetics Beef Line-up. To sign up for this newsletter, click here

By Kari Stanek

Posted Monday, May 02, 2016

Use Accelerated Genetics “Trusted” Sires to Combine Elite Genetics with Reliable Data

Accelerated Genetics is excited to launch a new tool to help producers select elite genetics with trusted data. Each sire at www.accelgen.com and in the Accelerated Genetics Holstein directory will have a “Trusted” section. This section will indicate when a sire has met reliability standards for each of the four major data categories: Sire Fertility, Calving Ease, Production, and Type.

By Kari Stanek

Posted Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Accelerated Genetics Teams Up With The Jersey Journal

Attention Jersey Breeders: Accelerated Genetics and the Jersey Journal are teaming up to bring you a special issue highlight Accelerated Genetics' story and our 75 years as a cooperative!

By Kari Stanek

Posted Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Excellent Classification Results at Accelerated Genetics

Accelerated Genetics had outstanding results from their recent Holstein sire classification. Nineteen sires were scored, including six new Excellent sires. 

By Kate Welter

Posted Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Accelerated Genetics Beef Flyers

Check out the latest Accelerated Genetics beef flyers that are available.