Sam and Jenn Zimmerman named National Outstanding Young Farmer winners

The 2018 National Outstanding Young Farmers (OYF) held their annual Awards Congress this past weekend in Sacramento, Calif. Four national winners were named Saturday evening and Wisconsin added another National Outstanding Young Farmer Winner, the state’s 19th.

Sam & Jenn Zimmerman operate ON-Q Holsteins which consists of 165 milking cows and 180 Holstein heifers and operate 450 acres. The use of genetic testing, embryo transfer, in-vitro fertilization and the use of sexed semen, has allowed them to isolate the “elite” in their herd and grow the genetics very quickly. This has produced cows scoring excellent, a recent Dam of Merit, 2016 progressive genetics award winner from the Holstein Association, and 5 embryos being exported to France.

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