Enhancing producer profitability through integrated services.
|NorthStar Cooperative, Inc.
NorthStar Cooperative’s Vision is to provide premier services and products to agriculture producers to enhance their business and well being. We accomplish this vision by
Owned by dairy and beef producers, the cooperative's core product lines include: A.I. products and services through Select Sires, DHI Services and Herd Management Products.
NorthStar's DHI Services provides on-farm sample collection and data entry of production and reproduction information which is performed by a staff of trained technicians, while sample analysis is conducted at one of two laboratories; Universal Lab Services and NorthStar DHI Lab – WI. Dairy Records Management Systems (DRMS) of Raleigh, North Carolina is the primary source for records processing. In addition to testing services, NorthStar provides on-farm support for PCDART and PocketDairy.
In addition to these patronage-based business units, NorthStar also owns Antel BioSystems Inc. (AntelBio), an animal disease-testing center. AntelBio provides Pregnancy, Johne's, Leukosis, BVD and progesterone testing services worldwide and pioneered the commercial utilization of the AntelBio Milk ELISA.
NorthStar is guided by a 13-member , which consists of 12 district directors, representing different regions of the sales
NorthStar Cooperative has operational revenues over $23 million dollars. Based in Lansing, Michigan, the company was created in 1944 through the efforts of Michigan dairymen and Michigan State University Cooperative Extension Service. Since that time, NorthStar became a member of the nationally renowned Select Sires federation, and has successfully completed mergers with Michigan DHIA and Fox Valley DHI. While relatively new to providing DHI Services, the mergers with MDHI and Fox Valley bring a rich history with them. DHI was originally founded in 1905 in Newaygo county, Michigan and Fox Valley got its beginning in Outagamie County in 1943.
The headquarters for NorthStar Cooperative, Inc. is at 4200 Forest Road Bldg A, Lansing, Michigan 48910.