About us

Born In 1941

Our Vision

To Be The Producers' Trusted First Choice

People People

Accelerated Genetics will always put a high value on the people who interact with the organization, whether they are employees, customers or those in the industry.

Products Products

Another essential part of the Accelerated Genetics brand promise is that we back up our words with exceptional products - the ones our customers want, the ones that will help move our entire industry forward.

Pride Pride

Every day in everything we do. Accelerated Genetics is characterized by pride; a dedicated resolve to look ourselves in the mirror at the end of the day knowing we've done everything we could for our customers and the industry.

Our Team

Leaders of Our Industry

Dairy Team
Dairy

Accelerated Genetics has a variety of dairy genetics to meet any producer's goal for their herd. Look for production, type, components, health and many other traits that will impact the future of your business.

Beef Team Beef

The spring and fall breeding program is important for every beef herd. Look no further than Accelerated Genetics to get industry leading beef genetics from people who care about the future of your genetic program.

Animal Health Animal Health

Build a better heifer from the moment that newborn calf is born. Accelerated Genetics carries a full line of animal health products dedicated to the nutrition from day one and beyond.

Service Technicians Service

At Accelerated Genetics we understand how important service means to each and every customer. Rely on us to provide the best service backed with years of experience.

Affiliates

Who we Work With

History

The year was 1941. It was in that year that 120 farmers organized Vernon County Breeders in Wisconsin, an artificial breeding organization that would one day become known as Tri-State Breeders, later to become Accelerated Genetics.


While Vernon County Breeders continued to grow, a breeding ring in a neighboring county was developing. Trempealeau County Breeders Cooperative was also formed in 1941. During its first year it served 161 members and inseminated 1800 cows.


The two A.I. cooperatives grew and in 1947 they consolidated to form Tri-State Breeders. The cooperative had 26 sires and employed 16 technicians that serviced 30,000 cows. During this time, another breeding organization was developing in Madison, Wisconsin. Begun as an experimental artificial breeding ring at the University of Wisconsin, Southern Wisconsin Breeders became a cooperative in 1950. Ten years later, Southern and Tri-State merged, a move that almost doubled Tri-State's membership area.


Since the beginning of Tri-State Breeders in 1941, the company continued to grow and become not only one of the largest A.I. companies in the Midwest but also one of the largest A.I. companies in the world. Tri-State Breeders was dedicated to its membership area of Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa, but realized the potential sales growth world-wide. Thus Tri-State began expanding their service and genetics to non-member areas across the world. Because of that worldly growth, it was decided in January of 1995 to change the branding image of Tri-State Breeders, to Accelerated Genetics.

Cooperative

Accelerated Genetics is a farmer-owned cooperative offering beef and dairy genetics; a variety of animal health products; and solution-based services tailored to meet each herd’s individual needs.


Led by a 10-member board of directors, Accelerated Genetics’ members operate dairy and/or beef farms located throughout the Midwest states of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, and Illinois.


Members can attend the annual Cooperative Initative as well as participate in the Producer Program and other local educational events.


Delegates are elected each year to represent the entire membership and attend two specific meetings each year. The delegates elect the board of directors and each board member represents an assigned district that is divided according to membership and geography of the region.


The Accelerated Genetics cooperative has the unique position of being a global business, serving customer needs in over 90 countries. As Accelerated Genetics grows, the cooperative reinvests in both the business and the industry to help move agriculture forward.

Cooperative Initiative

Details:
  • - February 28, 2017
  • - Three Bears Lodge, Warrens, WI
  • - Your cooperative's annual business meeting

2017 Cooperative Intiative Agenda
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Time Line

  •  2017


    Accelerated Genetics is one of the leading A.I. companies in the world.

  •  2016


    Accelerated Genetics celebrates 75 years of service!

  •  2013


    Purchased Nebraska Bull Service.

  •  2001


    Purchased 50% of World Wide Sires.

  •  1996


    GEM (Genetic Evaluation Mating Program), the first on-farm mating program was developed.

  •  1995


    Tri-State Breeders Cooperative changed its name to Accelerated Genetics.

  •  1994


    Development of the Edge (Evaluation and Development of Genetic Excellence) young beef sire sampling program.

  •  1988


    Genetic Vision, Inc. was formed and was a pioneer in bovine DNA research.

  •  1984


    First employees outside of the cooperative membership area were located in Missouri and Illinois.

  •  1979


    First A.I. company to offer animal health products to producers with on-farm delivery.

  •  1978


    Purchased West Farm property outside of Westby, Wis., to expand production facilities.

  •  1970


    First Direct Service Truck for on-farm semen delivery.

  •  1967


    Don Beck of Tri-State Breeders Cooperative was the first A.I. technician in the United States to breed 100,000 first service cows.

  •  1959


    Southern Wisconsin Breeders Cooperative and Tri-State Breeders merged.

  •  1957


    First international sale for Tri-State Breeders Cooperative was to Formosa (Taiwan)

  •  1955


    First A.I. company to offer a formal young dairy sire sampling program.

  •  1950


    Southern Wisconsin Breeders Cooperative was formed.

  •  1947


    Vernon County Breeders and Trempealeau County Breeders Cooperative consolidated and formed Tri-State Breeders Cooperative.

  •  1941


    Vernon County Breeders was organized with 120 breeders. Trempealeau County Breeders Cooperative was formed with 161 breeders.