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New Hire Glenn Hoeft, CowKühlerZ

Published on 05 October 2015

Glenn Hoeft

Glenn Hoeft
Airflow and Kühling Specialist
Baraboo, Wisconsin



What education are you bringing with you to this position?
Bachelor of Science in animal science, University of Wisconsin – River Falls

What territory will you cover?
Midwest U.S.

What are your new responsibilities?
Visit farms to educate them about the company’s cool cow comfort system, which provides an optimal environment for the cows, nearly year round. I will visit farms and evaluate their current airflow and cooling; then I’ll make recommendations to improve their system and improve cows’ performance. I will also work with builders and design managers to lay out these systems into their freestall barn and holding area designs.

What previous positions have you held?
Sales rep for FS Co-op, feed and animal health, calf confinement buildings; district marketing rep for Cenex, feed and animal health; national sales manager for Humane Manufacturing; and product consultant for Accelerated Genetics, calf care and housing.

Who has made the biggest impact on your career?


  • My father, Robert Hoeft – Hoeft Hill Holsteins, running our dairy and showing Holstein cattle
  • Raymond Hoeft – Uncle and vocational agriculture teacher
  • Ken Johnson – Waushara County 4-H agent
  • Dr. Leland Wittwer – College advisor and mentor
  • Dr. Steven Hays – Day One Consulting, calf care troubleshooting
  • Dr. Tom Earlywine – Nutritionist for Cenex, Land O’ Lakes

How will you be of most help to producers in your region or area of expertise?
I enjoy working directly with dairy farmers. I will be conducting farm visits that focus on improving cow comfort with proper cooling over several months of the year. We will look at optimal conditions for providing a comfortable environment in the barn. CowKühlerZ’s benefit to producers is peace of mind that their cows are not stressed due to the temperature. I look forward to networking with former customers and other agriculture industry acquaintances, farm managers, project managers, contractors, university engineering departments, veterinarians, power equipment companies and power equipment agriculture reps.

Why did you choose this company?
CowKühlerZ has given me a chance to market cutting-edge technology to improve the environment for dairy cows. I am looking forward to introducing farmers to a better way to manage their cows’ thermal comfort. I like to know that I am working with a quality product that will help dairy farmers.  PD