John Achen with the Ulysses, Kansas FFA Chapter received the National FFA Proficiency Award in Dairy Production Placement during last week’s 91st Annual National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana.
John is the manager of the Lakin Dairy LLP heifer herd, where he custom raises 12,000 young stock for dairy farmers in Minnesota, South Dakota and Kansas.He performs health checks, scheduling and administers vaccines. Achen also moves heifers from pen to pen to make more room for new ones coming into the system. At the operation, he helps maintain a 54 percent conception rate. He is supported by his FFA advisor, Kellsie Peterson.
Farm Broadcaster DeLoss Jahnke, with RFD Radio Network spoke with John last Friday at the convention in Indianapolis.
Audio and Photos Courtesy of DeLoss Jahnke