Wednesday, January 3, 2018


Charles W Palen, Jr – founder of Michigan Livestock Service, Inc – passed away Saturday January 3rd 2015, after a brief illness.    He was in his 92nd year, and is now released from a years-long decline in memory that had increasingly curtailed his social activity.     He was (with Jack Van Hoven of  General Genetics) considered a pioneer in the modern phase of the artifical insemination industry, in which he and Jack as “friendly competitors” worked together developing AI schooling and on-farm semen storage to provide independence to cattlemen who wished to be in control of their genetic selection and mating decisions.