Bio: Welzien, Al (Job Milestone – 1971)
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Surnames: Welzien, Wissell, Schraufnagel. Friske
----Source: Tribune/Record/Gleaner (Loyal, Wis.) 20 May 1971
Al Welzien, Artificial Breeder for Tri-State Breeders of Baraboo, reached a new milestone Monday, as he bred his 100,000th cow on the Charles Wissell farm near Loyal (Clark Co., Wis.). Art Schraufnagel, Neillsville, Area Marketing Manager for Tri-State congratulated Al. Also attending the ceremony was Norbert Friske, Greenwood, a County Director for Tri-State.
Mr. Welzien reached the 100,000 cow mark after 22 years of breeding for Tri-State. During that time he has averaged one car per year, putting on in excess of 800,000 miles serving farmers in Clark County.
The tow year old cow bred Monday was one of 42 purebred Holsteins on the Wissell farm. It's name was Wynn-Ellen Ivanhoe Lois. The Wissell herd produced 13, 687 pounds of mile and 512 pounds of fat, with a 3.7 test, according to the latest available testing records.
Mr. Welzien is the first man in Central Wisconsin to achieve the record of breeding 100,000 cows, and only 4 other inseminators in the nation have reached this milestone in the artificial breeding business.
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