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EASTGEN UPDATE - JULY 2022

Jessie Weir, whose dedication to the dairy industry is evident through her professional contributions as past Breed Secretary for the Guernsey and Brown Swiss and Braunvieh Associations, and her impressive career in various roles within EastGen and its legacy companies spanning more than 37 years, was recently recognized with an Outstanding Dairy Women Service Award. Presented during the Holstein Ontario Summer Social activities
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EASTGEN UPDATE - JUNE 2022

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STORM DAMAGE - PHONE SYSTEM ANNOUNCEMENT

Attention:

The storm that hit many parts of Ontario on Saturday, May 21/22 continues to affect phone call service due to land line and cell tower damage in some areas. EastGen's dispatch phone system is operating properly, but our dispatchers are having problems hearing you. If you call in for technician service and cannot hear us, please hang up, call again, and leave a message for our dispatch team.
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ON DAIRY YOUTH TRUST FUND SCHOLARSHIP

Dairy youth across all provinces in EastGen's service area are encouraged to take note of the following opportunity with an application deadline of June 15, 2022. The Lyle Martin High Achievement Scholarship Award is awarded to the post-secondary student that displays the most impressive application based on community, post-secondary and agricultural involvement along with success in the 4-H program. The award of $750 per year is sponsored by CanWest DHI and EastGen.  The scholarship was established in the name of Lyle Martin, a well-respected dairy farmer from the Brussels, Ont., area. He was a former board member for CanWest DHI and EastGen. He was always on a committee and often was the leader or chair. The award exemplifies many things Lyle found important in life, including further education in agriculture, community involvement, supporting youth and advancements in the dairy industry.   Ontario Dairy Youth Trust Fund Scholarship Application Package: CLICK HERE Holstein Ontario
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EASTGEN UPDATE - MAY 2022

Imagine being 18 years old and selling a bull carrying your own prefix to a global A.I. company. Few in their teens can say they’ve accomplished what is often a lifelong goal for many cattle breeders. However, Reinier
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BOVITEQ EXPANDING SERVICES WORLDWIDE

Boviteq is extremely excited to announce the opening of several new licensee locations worldwide. Strategically selected, these new IVF partners combine local intelligence with Boviteq knowledge to deliver clients globally with the industry’s leading IVF services.

Now, clients in Switzerland at Swissgenetics, in France at Evolution, in Western Canada at Bow Valley Genetics, in Italy at Embryovet and in the UK via Paragon Vet Ltd have access to Boviteq’s world-leading technology and services.

“With the global growth in IVF services and the extreme demand we’ve seen for Boviteq worldwide Swissgenetics, Evolution, Bow Valley Genetics, EmbryoVet and Paragon were all logical choices,” says Dany-Pierre Rondeau, Semex Vice President, Embryo Division. “Each brings their own excellent service and client relationships, along with a quality first philosophy that meshes with our own. As producers turn to embryos and IVF for the fastest genetic gain, Boviteq is a real game changer. Our goal is to expand in key markets, bringing worldwide access to Boviteq’s IVF technology.”

"Over the past several months our staff in Saint-Hyacinthe has been working hard to train and accredit staff at each location on our standard operating procedures, techniques and attention to detail,” says Rondeau. “We have no doubt that the quality and service we’re known for is now available in Switzerland, France, Western Canada, Italy and the UK.”

A division of Semex, Boviteq offers the world’s leading reproductive and genetic solutions to its global clients via its world-class laboratories, ground-breaking research and exceptional service.


For additional information on Swissgenetics please visit: https://swissgenetics.com
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EASTGEN UPDATE - APRIL 2022

The first proof round of the year has arrived and we are excited to say that our expansive Holstein line-up has something for everyone. As breeders’ goals continue to evolve and change, we are focused and confident that we can provide the best
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SEMEX ANNOUNCES BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Semex is pleased to announce its 2022-2023 Board of Directors with one new member, Jean Bissonnette, joining the Board, replacing outgoing director Mariette Gagnon, representing Centre d'insémination artificielle du Québec (CIAQ).   Phil MacLean will continue to serve as President of the Board (EastGen), assisted by Vice President Jean-François Morin (CIAQ) and Executive Member Curtis McNeil (EastGen). Other members of the Board of Directors include: Normand Barriault (CIAQ); Richard Lagacé (CIAQ); Gerrit Wensink (EastGen); Jean Bissonnette (CIAQ); Tom Pasco (EastGen); and James Ross (WestGen); Tony Van Garderen (WestGen).     Semex is comprised of three Owners: WestGen, CIAQ (Centre d'insémination artificielle du Québec) and EastGen. As a leading global genetics company, Semex is focused on providing our clients with the solutions, innovations and technologies that positively impact their lives, as well as the lives of the animals on their operations and within our global community. This is Genetics for Life, our guiding compass.     Photo Caption: Top from L to R: Phil MacLean, Jean-François Morin, Curtis McNeil; Middle from L to R: Normand Barriault, Jean Bissonnette, Tony Van Garderen; Bottom from L to R: Richard Lagacé, Gerrit Wensink, Tom Pasco, James Ross.  
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April 2022 Component Breed Highlights

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April 2022 Holstein Highlights

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