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Perotti & Carson Joining Semex

Semex is pleased to announce two key additions to its global team in March 2019. Charlie Perotti has accepted the role of Director, Corporate Account Programs effective Monday, March 18 and Mark Carson has accepted the position of Genetic Solutions Manager, effective Monday, March 25. 

Reporting to Paul Krueger, Vice President, Global Key Account & Solutions Strategies, Charlie will play a key role in furthering Semex's global corporate account strategies and sales growth within key markets including: Mexico; Russia; China; and South East Asia. 

Charlie has a lifetime of experience in the global dairy industry, focusing on progressive dairy herd genetic development and management. Most recently he was the Production Director at Fonterra in Beijing, China, managing their 32,000 milking cows. Charlie's vast experience touches all facets of the dairy industry including management, sales, sales management, employee sourcing, training and development. A third-generation dairy farmer, Charlie is also a general partner in his family's century farm.

Mark will lead the support and development of new and existing genetic solutions as part of the Semex Solutions Team, reporting to Jay Shannon, Director, Genetic Programs & Solutions.

Mark has been employed with EastGen over the past 10 years, most recently in the role of Solutions Manager, leading a team of field specialists supporting Semex ai24™ and Semex Solutions on key dairies throughout Ontario and Atlantic Canada. Mark has a BSc in Animal Science and an MSc in Epidemiology from the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph.

Semex is pleased to have these two well-known dairy industry persons join our global team, delivering the best client services, support and product globally. 
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EASTGEN UPDATE - APRIL 2019

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SEMEXS FASTSTART SIRES DELIVER WORLDS BEST GENOMICS EVEN FASTER

Semex is excited to announce the launch of FastStart sires, genomic sires delivered at the fastest pace possible!   “Genomics and the new release high genomic young sires are driving the genetics business,” comments Brad Sayles, Semex Chief Operating Officer. “At Semex, we want clients to have access to our highest-ranking sires just as fast as possible. FastStart helps them do that. By signing up for this program, clients everywhere can have the hottest young sires available, and be the first to do it!”   FastStart represents the best, high-ranking Holstein and Jersey sires from diverse pedigrees. Released monthly, FastStart sires will be high ranking GTPI, PTAT, JPI, JUI and excel in health traits.   “Signing up for FastStart is easy,” says Sayles. “Clients will see that we’re offering the most elite genetics to them first at extremely competitive pricing, and with the option for Semex to have access to the resulting genetics there is no financial risk. Once you’re on board you will be the first to get the very best 200 code sires!”   For more information on Semex, FastStart sires or our solutions portfolio please visit www.semex.com       ... Read More...

Goat Reproductive Management Course Announced

MEETING LOCATION: Mapleton Meadows Farm, Courtney & Josh Pranger, 11383 Belmont Road, RR # 8, St. Thomas, ON EastGen’s AI School is designed to understand and manage reproduction in your herd. EastGen’s experienced staff will moderate a diverse and intense agenda of reproductive management subjects. Improve your knowledge and learn ... Read More...

EASTGEN UPDATE - MARCH 2019

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Semex Part Of New Angus Genome Project Aimed At Reducing BRD

This week, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Canada's Minister of Science and Sport, announced $56 million in funding to support 37 research projects. This includes Semex's new joint project with the University of Guelph's Dr. Bonnie Mallard, the Angus Genetics Inc and Canadian Angus Association dedicated to fighting Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) in Angus Beef cattle. This project received over $500,000 in funding from Genome Canada's Genomic Application Partnership Program.    "We've already done this for dairy cattle with our partner Semex," says Dr. Mallard. "It will provide three major benefits. The first is to the animal, because healthier animals are better off all the way around. The second is to the producer. They save time and money because they don't have to spend time treating sick animals with antibiotics or other therapeutics as much as they would under normal circumstances. And the third benefit is to the consumer, of ... Read More...

AI TRAINING ANNOUNCED FOR NEW BRUNSWICK

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EASTGEN UPDATE - FEBRUARY 2019

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EastGen Challenge and Showcase Dates Set

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EASTGEN UPDATE - JANUARY 2019

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