The Red & White Dairy Cattle Association would like to welcome their new board members, Nick Randle, and Graisson Schmidt. With these new board members joining, we thank Bonnie Van Dyk, and Jason Miley for their six-year commitment to the breed and the RWDCA members.
Nick is a Red and White breeder from central Indiana now residing in Massachusetts with his wife, Ashley. Growing up on a dairy farm in Indiana is where he established his passion for Holstein genetics. Nick and his family own and operate Starlight Genetics (Prefix: STAR-GEN). They exhibit their cattle Nationally and are fortunate to have achieved success in their breeding stock and in the show ring. Nick is a graduate of Cornell University and works for Zoetis as their Marketing Manager of Dairy Genetics in the US. When not attending cattle events, Nick and Ashley enjoy traveling the country and abroad.
Graisson Schmidt, Riverdale, California
Graisson is from Riverdale, Calif., where he lives with his wife Mandy. They own and operate Grai-Rose Cattle Co. where they have bred, owned, or sold numerous All-American and All-Canadian Holstein and Red and White Holstein Nominees. Graisson manages the show cattle and boarding business for RuAnn Genetics. He is a big part of their genetic marketing team and works very closely with donors and individual matings in the RuAnn Genetics herd.
Prior to being employed at RuAnn Genetics, Graisson worked as a professional cattle fitter for ten years. As a fitter, Graisson traveled throughout North America preparing some of the top cattle in the industry. He was honored at the 2019 Western Spring National Holstein Show as the recipient of the Al Hay Memorial Award. Graisson grew up on his family’s 50 cow Registered Holstein farm, Indies-View Holsteins, in Melrose, Wis. Indies-View exhibited their cattle at the county, state, and national level; which helped Graisson develop his passion for the Holstein Industry.
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