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 [...]
Control your herd's genetic future with more heifers. Guidelines for using sexed semen • Restrict sexed semen use to 1st or 2nd services when using on heifers and 1st service when using on lactating cows. • Fertility window for sexed semen is narrower because the sperm are believed to be closer in their timing [...]
It was in our August 2013 proof sheet that Airintake and Album were listed one after the other in the Genomax list . These two bulls, with identical sire stacks, and similarly predicted production and type scores have graduated to the proven side of our sheet. The pair of Epic sons are cousins to [...]
TPI, LPI, PRO$, Net Merit and many more… With so many selection indexes available, how can you decide which is the best option for your herd? To maximize genetic progress on your farm should you be using only the very top bulls from one of these indexes? Should you reference multiple indexes at once? [...]
Did you know that 60 oocytes are able to be pooled into one maturation tube? Pooling donors during the IVF cycle helps: ~Cut costs ~Increases chances of a successful IVF cycle ~Increase the potential for high quality embryos ~Maximize your genetic investment Pooling is a great tool for all producers to have in their [...]