What Our Clients Say

“We began working with Sunshine Genetics over a year ago because of their reputation, along with their location- which is only 16 miles from our farm. They offer a full service reproduction program. Sunshine Genetics also has the facilities to collect and export embryos, along with IVF capabilities.

Sunshine Genetics has given us superior results, with a current pregnancy rate of 70 percent. They definitely have a professional approach along with a friendly demeanor. We’ve also noticed that it doesn’t matter who flushes our cows, both Chris and Greg have exactly the same routine and protocol during flushes. We really like the consistency that has been shown since we began working with Sunshine Genetics.”

Leo Hurtgen,
Hurtgenlea Holsteins, Elkorn, Wis.

"We started working with Sunshine Genetics about 20 years ago. We do ET work on our farm and began sending our problem cows to Sunshine Genetics; they somehow managed to get embryos out of cows we struggled with.

One of our cows wasn’t producing enough embryos on the farm for foreign interest. She was making about 6 to 8 embryos on farm per flush. When we sent her to Sunshine Genetics she produced 17 to 31 embryos per flush every 6 to 7 weeks. Now any cows that have interest from foreign buyers are sent to Whitewater for ET work.

We’re off the beaten path and are one of the few dairies left in Missouri. It’s very expensive for foreign buyers to come visit us. International visitors are stopping frequently at Sunshine and see our donors there.

Sunshine Genetics is made up of great people. It is inconvenient to take cows the 608 miles to Sunshine Genetics, but it’s profitable and they provide incredible service. The animal care that they provide is absolutely top notch."

Todd Groves,
Groves-View Dairy, Billings, Mo.

"Our relationship with Sunshine Genetics goes back nearly 20 years and has spanned all aspects of our business. When we first started working with them, our company owned cattle that were housed at their farm under the Dekker North America name. Today, Genes Diffusion is an exporter of embryos worldwide, with primary destination being our parent company in France. Sunshine Genetics is a key service provider in that process, helping us to gather and prepare embryos from multiple farms at their facility for international shipment.

Why we choose to work with Sunshine Genetics is the deep experience and knowledge with international embryo movement that they bring to our relationship. We’re in contact with Karen and Stacey in their office several times a week and they are always knowledgeable and helpful with our requests and questions. Their staff understands that moving embryos is a delicate process, and that no detail is insignificant when it comes to international shipment. Sunshine Genetics plays an important role in ensuring that the experience our customers have with Genes Diffusion is the positive one we want it to be."

Stephanie Love,
Genes Diffusion, Verona, Wis.

"There are a lot of reasons why we’ve done business with Sunshine Genetics for over 10 years, and they’re rooted in the confidence we have in the work they do. Our goal at the farm is to breed and develop superior Holstein genetics through careful selection and extensive embryo transfer work and Sunshine Genetics is an important partner in achieving that goal. Their staff is great to work with, and they pay extra attention to the details that can make or break a flush. They’ve also got a real handle on the pulse of what’s going on in the countryside which has been invaluable to our business, and improved the quality of embryos we produce and market.

Our donors that we’ve sent to their facility have done really well. The staff there keeps them in really good shape and we’ve never experienced a problem transitioning them back home to calve or breed. And the results speak for themselves – we’ve been able to achieve more successful flushes at their ET center.

One recent example was with Regancrest-DL S Ralisha-ET, a cow that we purchased mid-lactation. After flushing her at our farm, with some success mixed with failures, we decided to send her to Sunshine at the end of her lactation. In her first four flushes there, she made 59 usable embryos which allowed us to fill remaining contracts and export other eggs overseas. We’ve got a great deal of confidence in the staff at Sunshine Genetics, and the results speak for themselves."

Nate Janssen, Dairy Operations Manager, Golden Oaks Farm, Wauconda, Ill.


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