Our 2018 Calf Specialist Intern, is Katie Kovalaske of Waterloo, WI. Being raised on her family’s 80 cow dairy working with dairies upwards of 5,000 cows, Kovalaske has been able to find her niche in the industry. Currently, she is a senior at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls where she will graduate in December earning her undergraduate degree in Dairy Science with a minor in Animal Science.
Kovalaske says she wanted to intern with us because, “Alta offers a unique opportunity to strictly work with calves,” a passion of hers that can be found in just a few moments of conversation. Throughout the summer, she says it is her goal to help producers understand the long-term impact, and return on investment, that high quality calf programs can offer for milk production later in life.
Kovalaske will be helping to raise awareness for calf care protocols through our sister company, SCCL, and their CCT Colostrum products.
As a Wisconsin native, Kovalaske says her favorite dairy product is Mozzarella cheese, a key ingredient for any pizza party to be had throughout the year. Happy June Dairy Month Katie!
We welcome our Calf Specialist Intern, Katie Kovalaske!