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April 2021 Component Breed Highlights

We have expanded our respected BREEDER’S EDGE line-up to include our very first Jersey sire and we know you will agree that this is one heck of an introduction. Avonlea CHOCOCHIP is a V I P from the phenomenal Avonlea Premier Chocolate Chip EX 96-2E, voted as the 2018 All-American & All-Canadian after winning both the World Dairy Expo and Royal WInter Fair! The two-time Silver Award winner is
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April 2021 Holstein Highlights

Although we are facing relentless challenges again in 2021, our persistence and tenacity as an industry continues to be rewarded with unprecedented genetic results. This most recent proof round is evidence to that rivaling any other in recent history in Canada. We will start with Canada’s ground-breaking newly proven Westcoast Alcove. Alcove, Canada’s new #1
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SEMEX ANNOUNCES 2021-2022 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Semex is pleased to announce its 2021-2022 Board of Directors with one new member, Normand Barriault, joining the Board, replacing outgoing director Jean Bissonnette, 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: Mariette Gagnon (CIAQ); Eric Iversen (WestGen); Richard Lagacé (CIAQ); Gerrit Wensink (EastGen); Tom Pasco (EastGen); and James Ross (WestGen).   Photo Caption: Top from L to R: Phil MacLean, Jean-François Morin, Curtis McNeil; Middle from L to R: Normand Barriault, Mariette Gagnon, Eric Iversen; Bottom from L to R: Richard Lagacé, Gerrit Wensink, Tom Pasco, James Ross                                                                          
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EASTGEN UPDATE - MARCH 2021

With April’s genetic evaluation release, breeders can expect the usual update on the genetic base for each trait in each breed, as well as the annual update of the Pro$ formula. In addition, we can expect three areas where Lactanet Canada
will be introducing new and/or improved services that will impact Canada’s genetic
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EASTGEN UPDATE - February 2021

The overall goal of herd health management programs is to ensure the optimal care and well being of dairy cattle. The two key aspects of a successful health management program are 1) timely intervention, and 2) the administering of effective treatments. The earlier a sick cow is identified and effectively treated, the lesser the negative economic impact of the
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EASTGEN UPDATE - JANUARY 2021

Election Results - Director Amanda Jeffs, Board appointed Election Officer, announces that the result of the Director mail-in ballot election forZone 9 and Zone 6 is as follows:
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EASTGEN UPDATE - DECEMBER 2020

It has been a year like no other. I would like to recognize the extraordinary efforts of our customers and staff as you continue to take measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. EastGen is part of the essential agricultural services network which gives us
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December 2020 Component Breed Highlights

You will soon notice that Ciaq and EastGen have collaborated to produce a joint proof sheet this proof round that will feature the same offering of bulls in both regions for our Component Breeds. In most breeds, this initiative will provide producers in each region access to a greater selection of bulls and increase efficiencies in the production costs of proof sheets. We will start with the two newly proven additions for our
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December 2020 Holstein Highlights

Despite the relentless challenges our industry has had to face in 2020, we can all take pride knowing that our resolve and focus has been rewarded with one of the most impressive proof rounds ever experienced in Canada. We will start with Canada’s highest newly proven sire the long-anticipated
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EASTGEN UPDATE - NOVEMBER 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual zone meetings will be held for EastGen’s entire service area. SPECIAL KEYNOTE SPEAKER, MARC COMTOIS

From his early days milking a small herd in a tie-stall barn, Marc Comtois has transitioned Comestar Holsteins in so many remarkable ways. Marc has developed Ferme Comestar - a Victoriaville, Quebec-based dairy farm into one of the most respected names in the global Holstein industry providing outstanding dairy genetics for breeders in Canada and across the world. Marc will share
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