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GENEX Reports Record Results at Annual Meeting

Your cooperative’s member-elected delegates gathered virtually for the March 2021 GENEX annual meeting, where leadership shared the outcome of an unprecedented year. “By mid-March 2020, the entire world was facing a new reality with the COVID-19 pandemic,” stated Sander Flanderijn, CFO. “However, GENEX quickly took measures to ensure continuous production and supply for dairy and …

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Dairies Honored for Excellence in Reproduction & Genetics

Join us in celebrating the outstanding achievements of GENEX members & customers around the globe, as we announce the winners of this year’s Excellence in Reproduction & Genetics awards. These awards were first handed out in 2012, and each year the caliber of reproduction success and genetic merit have reached new and seemingly impossible levels …

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The Cost of Days Open

People often ask how much it costs to use artificial insemination (A.I.), specifically compared to natural service. It is easy to put a pencil to paper and figure out exactly how much an A.I. pregnancy will cost compared to a natural service pregnancy. However, we should be looking at the reproductive equation from another angle. …

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Do more than Pregnancy Check

There’s a good change that high on your fall to-do list is to pregnancy check the herd. It’s an important herd management step because, as we all know, culling the open females can lead to significant savings at the feed pile. Along with pregnancy detection, there is another important observation you should make while the …

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EPDs as a Tool in Bull Selection

If you raise cattle most of your life, you’ll have the opportunity to influence about 10 generations. Therefore, each generation and each mating is a big responsibility. As a breeder, commit to identifying not simply the most popular bull but the BEST fit for your herd. To accomplish this, you’ll have to sort through all the information …

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Make the Most out of the Most Important Meal Your Calf will Consume

Here are a few tips from SCCL, a leader in developing and producing innovative colostrum products, for knowing when and how to feed calves colostrum.  How do good colostrum feeding practices impact calf productivity? The single, most important meal your calves will consume in their lifetime is the first feeding of colostrum. However, the impact …

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