Each year, the genetic base used to express genetic evaluations in Canada is updated in April, the first release of the year. The table below indicates the amount of base change realized in 2017 compared to 2016 for each trait and breed. http://s3.amazonaws.com/westgen/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/02140146/Base-Changes.jpg
BC Holstein Spring Show The 2017 BC Holstein Spring Show was held on March 23rd at the Abbotsford Exhibition grounds. Judge Pierre Boulet, Montmagny, QC had his work cut out for him judging an elite group of animals. Exhibitors attended from across the prairies and as far south as California to participate in [...]
Two outstanding new Proven Sires from deep cow families offer breed leading improvement for your herd. Comestar Lautrust makes his phenomenal debut, dominating proven sires with an extremely balanced proof. The only proven sire above 3300GLPI and 2400PRO$ at the same time; he rounds off his highly profitable production numbers with +14 Conformation. Comestar [...]
The top of the Genomic LPI/Pro$ lists in Canada are as exciting as they’ve been in recent times. The Semex bulls on the list that have been made available to date carry diverse sire stacks that inspire confidence with numerous Robot Ready™ and Immunity+™ options among them. We are confident a number of them [...]
We had an exciting AGM and WestGen Days in Abbotsford, BC on March 27-29, 2017. The event kicked off with special guest Melissa Bowers doing a presentation on IVF at the Wine & Cheese event on the Monday evening. Tuesday’s AGM was well attended and began with a recap from President, Tony DeGroot and [...]
Best Barn Cow Awards Congratulations to all the participants of WestGen’s inaugural Best Barn Cow Awards! Many worthy entries were received for this destined to be prestigious award. Each entry was a testament to the daily hard work and dedication you have for your animals. Impressive lifetime totals, short [...]
The WestGen April 2017 Holstein Protein Sire Summaries are now available! Learn about the latest Proven and Genomax sires.
Thank you to all who attended the 2017 WestGen Days and AGM! View the photos and see the update.
WestGen and the Board of Directors would like to announce that after his 5 year term as President of the Board, Tony DeGroot has stepped down for 2017. Tony will be staying on as Director. The board would also like to announce that they have elected Eric Iversen as the new President. Eric joined [...]
It's a great opportunity for you to step off the farm for a few days and spend time engaging with your peers, learning about new initiatives, viewing some farms and socializing with friends. WestGen Days is about respecting our past, taking pride in our ownership, and ensuring that the next generation of members can [...]