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Notable News from Waterman Dairy

Nov. 21, 2012

From Reagan Bluel, Waterman Dairy Manager

Our Jersey herd is reproducing so well that we are already outgrowing our facilities. This has opened up the opportunity for Waterman to merchandise heifers to the public for the first time. I'm excited to announce that Ms 4555 took top of the sale at the Ohio Production Sale in Wooster ( on October 20.

Also, we were solicited for the first time ever by the Jersey Marketing Service to consign a heifer in both the All American and the Pot O’ Gold sale in Louisville, KY on November 3 and 4. This is an elite, by-invitation-only sale.

Recently we had the honor to host the UK Breed Development officer on November 8, and we just hosted a national photographer for a pair of our most desirable cows. These two cows will also be super ovulated and flushed. This is Waterman's first attempt at embryo harvesting.