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New Proven Sires for December 2018

Five new proven sires graduated to the Proven side of the proof sheet, providing an attractive blend of production and type traits from a variety of pedigrees. We saw additions of strong milk volume bulls DIRECTION and EXTREME, strong Component production sires BOMBERO and LINEMAN, as well as a type expert in DUTY-FREE. [...]

By | 2018-01-02T13:51:27+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|Bullseye, News, Sires|0 Comments

WestGen Barn Open House

Mayor Braun Cutting the Ribbon November 26, 2017 marked the celebration of WestGen’s new barn in Abbotsford. The rain held off and with it being a Saturday affair, families came out in numbers to see the WestGen barns. In attendance was Mayor Henry Braun of the City of Abbotsford; as well as [...]

By | 2018-01-02T12:09:05+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|Boviteq West, Bullseye, News|0 Comments

New Projects funded in 2017 from the WestGen Endowment Fund

WestGen Endowment Fund Update Twice a year WestGen invites individuals and groups to send applications for funding support. High priority areas continue to include 4-H and other youth development activities, extension efforts, targeted research and development, and other special projects that will help secure a strong future for the Western Canadian cattle industry. Many [...]

By | 2018-01-02T11:50:46+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|Bullseye, News|0 Comments

Announcing the Education Awards Recipients for Fall 2017!

WestGen is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 WestGen Education Awards. Each of these selected students will receive $2,000 to assist them with their post-secondary agriculture studies. The selection committee was extremely pleased with the quality of applicants this year, and encourages remaining applicants to apply again next year if they remain [...]

By | 2018-01-02T11:28:23+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|Bullseye, Community, News|0 Comments

Adios Camilo! Camilo Ruiz Retires

A crowd of producers from the Central and Lower Fraser Valley (and a couple of Islanders) gathered with WestGen staff to recognize Camilo Ruiz on the occasion of his retirement from his role as a Genetic Advisor. WestGen hosted the celebration evening on October 25 at the Phoenix Ballroom in Abbotsford. Attendees enjoyed visiting [...]

By | 2018-01-10T14:48:39+00:00 December 15th, 2017|News|0 Comments

World Dairy Expo 2017

A small group from WestGen went to World Dairy Expo October 3-8, 2017. President Eric Iversen and Vice-President Matt Plett, Marketing Lead Kristie Baouya and Genetic Advisor Michael Haambuckers, were joined by Michael Luttmerding from Armstrong, BC; Dick Carlson Salmon Arm, BC; Andrew and Elijah Jansens from Armstrong, BC; Danielle & Jason Prinse from [...]

By | 2017-10-31T13:29:08+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Bullseye, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Camilo Ruiz Retirement Party

On the evening of October 24th at the Phoenix Lounge in Abbotsford, BC, approximately 100 dairy industry friends gathered to celebrate Camilo Ruiz’s retirement. The evening was filled with lots of fun and laughter as stories were shared about Camilo’s career as a Genetic Advisor at WestGen. Camilo has been an esteemed member of [...]

By | 2017-10-31T11:55:04+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Bullseye, News|0 Comments