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EASTGEN UPDATE - JUNE 2024

Semex Marks 50 Years - EastGen’s international partner celebrates a half century
of worldwide success. Semex recently marked their 50th Anniversary with a series of live events including a gathering of representatives from around the world, past and present board members, retired employees and industry guests. Highlights included a walking display of current sires, tributes to recently retired Chief Executive Officer Paul Larmer, and an ode to industry advancements and the many
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EASTGEN UPDATE - JUIN 2024 (FR)

Semex célèbre 50 ans - Le partenaire international d’EastGen célèbre un demi-siècle de succès mondial. Semex a récemment célébré son 50e anniversaire par une série d’événements, y compris un rassemblement de représentants du monde entier, d’administrateurs anciens et actuels, d’employés à la retraite et d’invités de l’industrie. Les faits saillants comprenaient une démonstration de taureaux actuels, des hommages à Paul Larmer, le chef de la direction récemment retraité, et une ode aux avancées de l’industrie et aux nombreuses
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EASTGEN UPDATE - MAY 2024

Rob Chadwick’s answer to cost savings during agitation of his manure pit led to another pleasant bonus – a significant reduction in flies around his Deseronto, Ont., dairy farm. The latter was no ticed and appreciated by the family, their milker, and visitors alike. “Our manure pit has a roof over it, so we were dealing with heavy crust and increased agitation times. When diesel be came really expensive during Covid we were noticing that
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EASTGEN UPDATE - MAI 2024 (FR)

La réponse de Rob Chadwick à l’économie des coûts liés à l’agitation de sa fosse à fumier a entraîné un autre agréable boni – une impor tante diminution des mouches dans sa ferme laitière de Deseronto, Ont. La famille, le ramasseur de lait et les visiteurs ont tous remar qué et apprécié cette diminution. « Notre fosse à fumier est recou verte d’un toit, ce qui entraîne une croûte épaisse et une augmen tation du temps d’agitation. Quand le diésel est devenu
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April 2024 Holstein Highlights

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April 2024 Component Breed Highlights

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SEMEX ADDS TROPICAL BREEDS TO THE PROGENESIS PROGRAM

At Semex we know Beef production must increase from 60 million to 130 million tons by 2050 to feed our growing world, and it’s estimated 70% of this production will come from subtropical and tropical regions of the world. Therefore, Semex is excited to announce the expansion of its Progenesis Product Development Program to include the valuable tropical breed Nelore.     The Nelore breed is uniquely suited to tropical climates. It is extremely hardy, having both physical strength and an ability to thrive under harsher climates, it is heat and insect-resistant, easily converts poorer forages to beef, and has meat that is highly palatable being low calorie and lean with no compromise for taste.    Brazil leads the world with its Nelore breeding program, having the highest quality and largest populations, making it a natural home for the Progenesis Tropical Breed Program.     “Over 12 million doses of Nelore semen are sold in Brazil alone,” says Nelson Eduardo Ziehlsdorff, Semex Brazil General Manager. “With this new program, we will partner with local Nelore breeders to deliver the best bulls for Brazil and other tropical climates.”   “Semex continues to see unprecedented growth in our Nelore and Bos Indicus products in Brazil and around the world. This initiative will build on the great relationships Semex has with our genetic partners and drive future growth of genetic sales from this important market segment,” says Brad Sayles, Semex Chief Operating Officer.
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EASTGEN UPDATE - APRIL 2024

The first dairy proof round of the year has arrived and you can be confident that EastGen’s expansive sire line-up will offer the very best genetic solutions available anywhere for your herd. We will start with the exciting newly proven Progenesis Pragmatic who debuts as Canada’s new #8 GLPI sire. Most importantly with Pragmatic, is that there is no sire in the breed higher for Milk than Pragmatic that has his level of type! Pragmatic begins his proven career with +3640 GLPI, +2325 Milk, +99 Fat (+.07%), +92 Protein (+.10%), and
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EASTGEN UPDATE - AVRIL 2024 (FR)

Commençons par l’excitant taureau nouvellement éprouvé Progenesis Pragmatic qui fait ses débuts au 8e rang de l’IPV au Canada. Ce qui est le plus important, c’est qu’aucun autre taureau dans la race n’obtient un score plus élevé en Lait que Pragmatic en ayant le même niveau de conformation! Pragmatic débute sa carrière de taureau éprouvé avec +3640 IPVG, +2325 Lait, +99 Gras (+,07%), +92 Protéine (+,10%) et +5 en Conformation. Pragmatic, précédé d’une riche lignée, est issu d’un croisement Expresso-Rubicon et de 13 générations
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SEMEX ANNOUNCES BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Semex is pleased to announce its 2024-2025 Board of Directors. Jean-François Morin (CIAQ) will serve as President of the Board, assisted by Curtis McNeil (EastGen) as Vice President, and Executive Member Jean Bissonnette (CIAQ).

We look forward to working closely with these individuals as we navigate the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.

Semex is comprised of three Partner Owners: WestGen, CIAQ (Centre d'insémination artificielle du Québec) and EastGen. As a leading global genetic 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.

Photo Caption: L – R: Gerrit Wensink (EastGen), Jean Bissonnette (CIAQ) Executive Member of the Board, Tom Pasco (EastGen), Jim Ross (WestGen), Jean-François Morin (CIAQ) President, Amanda Jeffs (EastGen), Tony Van Garderen (WestGen), Curtis McNeil (EastGen) Vice-President, Richard Lagacé (CIAQ), Michel Frigon (CIAQ)
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