Financial Strength Benefits Member Owners and More
Consistent financial success allows us to implement strategic plans that strengthen your cooperative and maintain our leadership in providing the best products, services and solutions. While the obvious benefit of these results are the Cooperative’s ability to provide patronage and dividends; there are many more opportunities created with this consistent performance, including the increased value of Class A Preferred Stock from $26.75 to $28 per share. Read on.
Don’t Guess. Test to Know.
Even at its best, guessing gets you the right answer only 50 percent of the time. Improving on these odds requires information to help make more right decisions and fewer wrong ones. NorthStar DHI and Antel BioSystems offer diagnostic testing strategies that take the guesswork out of many important dairy management decisions. Learn more about testing that will help take the guess work out of replacement purchases, breeding decisions, calf raising and more.
Report Helps you Monitor the Transition Period
The transition period is the most critical time to determine how well a cow will produce in her lactation. Good management determines if a cow is able to meet her genetic capability. Read on as Julie Ainsworth, NorthStar Dairy Production Analyst shares insight on the DHI-403 Transition Cow Report which she finds to be an excellent tool to help monitor key indicators during the transition period.
Consistent Heat Detection Improves Pregnancy Rates
Discouraged with pregnancy results from timed A.I., Keith Scharrer decided to install SELECT DETECT for his 150-cow herd. Eighteen months after installing SELECT DETECT, the Minden City, Michigan dairyman says, “It’s the best money I’ve ever spent.” Read on about the benefits Scharrer has experienced since installing SELECT DETECT.
NorthStar Scholarship Winners
Paula Blough of Lowell, Michigan; Ryan Pralle of Humbird, Wisconsin and Doug Wicker of Milroy, Indiana were selected to receive $500 scholarships from NorthStar Cooperative to pursue an education in the field of agriculture. Read on to learn more about this year’s winners and how to apply next year.
NorthStar Cooperative member-stockowners recently elected members to serve on the Cooperative’s board of directors, as well as advisory and resolutions committee. A total of 15 stockowners were duly elected at the Annual Meeting in March. Read on to learn who the representatives in your area are.