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Building for the Future 2017

“Change is the law of life.  And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.”  - John F. Kennedy As we wound up the last few days of 2016 at the WestGen offices, I could not help but look back on what an incredible year it has been. [...]

By |2017-02-27T15:53:54-08:00January 3rd, 2017|Bullseye, News|0 Comments

Metabolic Disease Resistance

A New Trait has appeared in our genetic evaluations! Metabolic Disease Resistance On December 6, 2016, genetic evaluations for Metabolic Disease Resistance (MDR) were released by Canadian Dairy Network. Displaced Abomasum’s, Clinical and Subclinical Ketosis are all products of a cows environment, as well as her genetics. Data was collected by DHI on [...]

By |2017-02-22T11:22:06-08:00January 1st, 2017|Bullseye, News|0 Comments

Gert Schrijver gets Peak Production

Progressive Dairyman, Editor Karen Lee - December 8, 2016 Gert Schrijver gets peak production with forage quality, transition cow management Gert Schrijver and his wife, Sonja, started Mars Dairy near Stettler, Alberta, in 1996 after immigrating from the Netherlands. At the time, they were milking 50 cows. Today, they have 230 cows (370 kilograms of [...]

By |2017-02-27T15:45:06-08:00December 19th, 2016|Bullseye, News|0 Comments

Fraser Valley Commercial Building Awards Finalist

The new WestGen office in Abbotsford has been named a finalist in the 6th Annual Fraser Valley Commercial Building Awards. This prestigious event celebrates the best of commercial and industrial construction in the Fraser Valley, from South Delta to Chilliwack. This event is sponsored by the RE/MAX Commercial and is coordinated by Invest Northwest Publishing [...]

By |2017-02-27T15:46:56-08:00November 1st, 2016|Community, News|0 Comments

New Mid-round Genomax Options – Nov 2016

With new bulls starting production each month, a regular feature now is to introduce new top ranking bulls as soon as we can. Two new bulls that are examples of this practice are Stantons Display and Silverridge V Allclass. Stantons Display – Silver x Day x Observer Bred from the famous Emilyann family, Display carries [...]

By |2017-02-27T15:47:45-08:00October 27th, 2016|Bullseye, News|0 Comments

Mastitis – How being Proactive Pays Dividends

Mastitis - How being Proactive Pays Dividends Despite what you may have thought - all Mastitis is not equal – apart from most cases being commonly caused by one of several bacteria. Since Mastitis costs around $1050.31 per cow in Canada1 it needs to be taken seriously to stem the frustrating loss of money, time [...]

By |2017-02-27T15:49:06-08:00October 27th, 2016|News, Products|0 Comments

The Best Way to Dehorn is at Conception

For many producers who have grown up either avoiding recessive traits (Mulefoot, BLAD, CVM and most recently HCD) or actually selecting for them (red factor), it is hard to get your head around the fact that the horned gene is actually recessive. In other words, the polled gene is dominant. It would be the equivalent [...]

By |2017-02-27T15:49:56-08:00October 27th, 2016|Bullseye, News|0 Comments

Fall Promotion 2016

True Blue. Western Canadian. WestGen. Fall Promotion October 15 - December 2, 2016 Purchase $750 of Semen to receive your Limited Edition WestGen Blue Hoodie. Your choice of Adult S - 3X or Youth X - XL available. Talk to your WestGen Sales Representative or Technician for more details. The Fine Print: Valid between October [...]

By |2017-02-27T15:57:44-08:00October 5th, 2016|Bullseye, News, Offers|0 Comments

Top of the Class and Very Applicable

Top of the Class and Very Applicable New Genomax options making their debut in August practically sell themselves. Afterall Stantons APPLICABLE and OConnors CLASSIC find themselves near the top of the LPI listing, are early sons of their respective sires and they offer exceptionally balanced profiles producers will appreciate. Stantons APPLICABLE Silver x McCutchen There [...]

By |2017-02-27T16:00:09-08:00August 31st, 2016|Bullseye, News|0 Comments