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Jan. 19, 2015, Waupun, Wis. – Dale Griebenow, Watertown, Wis., recently celebrated with family, friends, and co-workers the insemination of his 100,000th first-service cow on Jan. 9, 2015, at McFarlandale Dairy in Watertown. As a Member Service Representative (MSR), Griebenow provides professional artificial-insemination (A.I.) and heat-detection service to dairy producers in the Jefferson and Dodge-county area.
Griebenow's been working for East Central/Select Sires for 18 1/2 years and is well known for his calm and moderate demeanor.
“We really appreciate Dale’s work and are fortunate to have him as our A.I. technician all these years,” commented Pete McFarland from McFarlandale Dairy. “He’s always calm and on an even keel with the cows and employees; his skill and style of communication are huge players in this farm’s success.”
McFarlandale Dairy is a 5-generation farm outside of Watertown. Peter and Cindy McFarland, along with Peter’s parents, Ed and Donna, milk about 400 cows. Kim Schadt, also from Watertown, has been their herdsperson for more than a year.
East Central/Select Sires is a professional-, artificial-breeding cooperative serving dairy and livestock producers in southern Wisconsin. As a member-owner of Select Sires located near Plain City, Ohio, East Central/Select Sires helps make up the largest A.I. cooperative in the world. They provide highly-fertile semen as well as excellence in service and programs to achieve the basic objective of supplying livestock breeders with America’s best genetics at a reasonable price.
Dale Griebenow has been artificially inseminating cows at McFarlandale for 18 ½ years. Front row, left to right, Jeanine and Dale Griebenow. Back row, left to right, Peter and Cindy McFarland, Ed and Donna McFarland, East Central/Select Sires General Manager Al Deming, and McFarlandale Herdsperson Kim Schadt.