Canadians Embrace Fat in their Dairy Products Western Canadian Dairy producers have seen unprecedented growth in quota over the past couple of years. The stigma of fat being unhealthy has begun to dissipate as new research comes to light and thus has contributed to growth in the consumer demand for butterfat. The demand for [...]
Our industry is changing at an ever increasing pace and the need for unbiased expertise has never been more apparent than today. For the past two years we have been exploring the best way to create a network of independent expertise and more importantly, a venue for collaboration that promotes leveraging pooled knowledge and [...]
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 [...]
As we do each proof round, here is an introduction to 7 new Genomax bulls that join our proof sheet and a brief description on each. Progenesis SEDUCER – Supershot x Defender – Our first sire to be released to market with an LPI exceeding 3500, he’s also our highest Pro$ bull at $2933. He [...]
Impression: Impressive! The world these days revolves around the latest exciting genomic sires entering the marketing lineup, and as impressive as a few of ours are this time, the headline spot is deservedly being given to a Proven sire whose second crop daughters are meeting and exceeding expectations. To be fair Monument Impression had lots [...]
We are pleased to announce that Kelsey Patterson has joined the team at Boviteq West! Kelsey is the Reproductive Solutions Coordinator at Boviteq West, and is the first voice you’ll hear on the phone regarding any Boviteq West inquiries. Kelsey grew up in the Fraser Valley, and was an active member of 4-H, [...]
Congratulations to Lone Pine On Time Believe (5-Year-Old Class), Exhibited by Ancelmo Vasconsellos & Avonlea Genetics Inc.; Bramville Jerseys & Stephen Dufault, Owned by Bramville Jerseys & Stephen Dufault for their nomination of Jersey Canada's 2016 All Canadian Contest. We look forward to seeing the results of the All Canadian winners in late January 2017.
WestGen wants to recognize your Best Barn Cow! She may not be the fanciest, or even the highest producing cow in your herd, but we all love the cow that reliably breeds back every year, avoids sickness and consistently produces above herd averages. We want to recognize that faithful contributor to your bottom line! Nominate [...]
After several years of promoting the use of Immunity+ sires, data is coming in from a variety of large herd sources. The compilation of average rates of decline one can expect from the daughters of Immunity+ sires is represented in the table below. These numbers have been submitted for publication in a scientific journal – [...]