Springtime brings renewal along with a frenzy of activity. What goes on at PEG during the Spring? Jordan Counihan, PEG’s Administrative Assistant, provides some insights, saying, “I spend most of my days coordinating with Forage Managers to prepare loads for shipments and managing the inventory. I also work on Spring and Summer events, like our annual kickoff meeting, the local dairy breakfasts spsonred by PEG, and the annual BDDC golf outing. These functions are in addition to my day-to-day duties like invoicing, sales tracking, picking up the mail, and meeting with business contacts.”
While daily business and future planning are essential, there is one activity that rises above the rest. “Shipping!” Counihan says, “We use a variety of different shipping methods. Although we only have one semi-truck, I can build anywhere from 4-15 loads a week. Early in the shipping season, we continue to have seed coming to the warehouse, so I spend a lot of time making sure the inventory is balanced.”
PEG seed delivery at a Michigan farm. (Photography by Ashley Kennedy)
Springtime is one quarter of the year, but for PEG, it is a bit different. “It’s only a few weeks!” Counihan says. “Even though we consider almost the entire spring timeframe from February through May to be our busy, shipping season, the bulk of our seed goes out as soon as the snow is melted. We sent the first bag of seed out the door Friday, March 12, and by March 26, we have over 1/3 of our seed shipped!”
Prairie Estates Genetics is independent, family-owned business in Wisconsin committed to supporting dairy farmers from seed to feed.