St. Jacobs Animal Breeding Corp (St. Jacobs ABC) has added Claire Stanley to its team as the marketing coordinator. She will be responsible for the development of strategic marketing initiatives and will provide support to the St. Jacobs ABC sales process around the world working with the ABS Global, Inc. sales team
In addition, Stanley will work closely with the herds that are on the St. Jacobs ABC sire programs including; the Judge's Choice Program, the Breeder's Choice Program, and the Red and White Program. She will also play a critical role in the development of St. Jacobs Cows LLC where she will coordinate embryo and female production, as well as heavily contribute to sales and marketing ventures.
Stanley was a recipient of the State of Vermont funded 2+2 FARMS scholarship, receiving her associate's degree in Dairy Herd Management from Vermont Technical College in 2009 and bachelor's degree from the University of Vermont in Animal Science in 2011. She was raised on her family's Jersey Farm, Paul-Lin Dairy, where she was involved in all aspects of the farm.
She has worked in member relations with the St. Albans Cooperative Creamery and most recently has been the genetic services technical specialist at the American Jersey Cattle Association located in Reynoldsburg, OH. She will be returning to her native Vermont where she will work out of the St. Jacobs ABC office.
250HO914 Gillette WINDHAMMER-ETS*BY was classified Excellent (97) at seven-years-old by classifiers from Holstein Canada during the latest classification at Sire Lodge Inc. In total, 82 sires were classified with 25 Excellent and 53 Very Good scores.
WINDHAMMER is just the fourth sire in Canada to achieve a classification score of 97 points. A Bolton son from Cow of the Year, Gillette Blitz 2nd Wind-ET (VG-88), WINDHAMMER has been siring show winners as well as other cows. A +2.75 PTAT and +11 conformation sire, his daughters are tall, wide and dairy with exceptional udder attachments.
Four other sires were raised in score to Excellent (93) or higher: 250HO1002 Genervations EPIC-ET (EX-94), 250HO978 Genervations EDITOR-ET (EX-94), 250HO991 Genervations LABEL-ET (EX-93) and 250HO1009 Mapel Wood BREWMASTER-ET (EX-93).
Several sires were classified Excellent for the first time including 250HO1010 Genervations LEXOR-ET (EX-91) and 250HO1049 Genervations LIQUID GOLD-ET (EX-90) who at two years and seven months old was the youngest new Excellent.
250HO1043 Gen-I-Beq AIKMAN-ET (VG-86), 250HO1118 Delaberge PEPPER-ET (VG-86), 250HO1109 Stantons CAMARO-ET (VG-85) and 250HO1131 Delaberge SALT-ETS (VG-85) were among the young sires that received their first score. Many sons of EPIC and LEXOR earned a Very Good score headlined by 250HO1073 Boldi V S G ANTON (VG-89), an EPIC son who is only 27 months old.
For information on all GenerVations sires visit www.genervations.com.
Chad Horst of Newmanstown, PA, has been named the 2014 ABS Global progeny promotions intern. Horst brings a wealth of experience to the ABS Global team from his work with the Pennsylvania State University Dairy Science Club and Pennsylvania Junior Holstein Association. In his role, he will be responsible for tracking and preparing ABS Global progeny for picturing along with helping to coordinate daughter tours.
Headquartered in DeForest, ABS Global is the world‐leading provider of bovine genetics, reproduction services, technologies and uddercare products. Marketing in more than 80 countries around the globe, ABS has been at the forefront of animal genetics and technology since its founding in 1941. ABS Global is a division of Genus plc.
For more information about the internship opportunities at ABS Global, visit: http://www.absglobal.com/career-opportunities1.
Several livestock-related workshops will be held for Spanish-speaking workers.
A Dairy Obstetrics Workshop will be held Aug. 19, 20 and 21 from 9:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Each one-day workshop will cover the birthing process for safe delivery of a healthy calf. Participants will cover various birthing scenarios and descriptive protocols and receive hands-on time in the maternity pen with Dr. Oscar Duarte, plus safety information set by OSHA standards and how to handle a down cow. The Aug. 19 session is in Emerald, the Aug. 20 session will take place in Nekoosa and the Aug. 21 session will be in Pickett.
A Calf Care Workshop will be held August 26, 27 and 28 from 9:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. This workshop will address what workers need to know to keep calves healthy and thriving once the calf is on the ground through its first two weeks. The workshop will teach nutrition, vaccines, health signs and more. In addition, the workshop will also cover farm safety set by OSHA standards and cow handling for the compromised cow. The Aug 26. session is in Chili, the Aug. 27 session is in Belleville and the Aug. 28 session will be held in Allenton.
Registration fee covers a one-day workshop at the location of choice, training materials and lunch. PDPW member registration is $125 per person and non-member registration is $250 per person. Register online or mail forms to PDPW, 820 N. Main St., Ste. D, Juneau, WI 53039. For information, visit the "Programs" tab at www.pdpw.org.