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GENEX now a Global Brand

Almost 20 years ago, the CRI International Division stepped out on its own in the global market. Since then, CRI has grown into a global leader in bovine genetics, selling and distributing over 6 million units worldwide from facilities in the U.S., Canada and Brazil. Throughout those past two decades, the International Division has marketed genetics under the CRI brand name.   This past November at the global conference held in Brazil, it was announced the CRI brand would transition to the GENEX brand. This meant the bovine genetics portion of CRI would now be known as GENEX around the...

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UK Sires Direct updated Privacy Policy

UK SIRE SERVICES LIMITED PRIVACY NOTICE FOR CLIENTS   HOW WE HANDLE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION AND WHAT TO DO SHOULD YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS   PRIVACY POLICY This policy applies to all personal data and sensitive personal data collected and processed by UK Sire Services Limited in the conduct of its business, in electronic format in any medium and within paper filing systems. UK Sire Services Limited recognises & undertakes to comply with The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) at all times.   HOW AND WHY WE PROCESS PERSONAL DATA Personal data will be collected and processed only to the...

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Two New Traits Released by Genex

Genetic Improvement Through Data-Driven Innovation Two traits with direct impact on Jersey herds' health and profitability were launched with the December 2017 sire summary. These new traits are in addition to three proprietary Holstein health traits GENEX released in December 2016. GENEX has released Calf Survivability (CSRV) and Age at First Calving (AAFC) evaluations to address critical areas of concern within the Jersey breed. "CSRV brings awareness to genetics that instill hardiness and survivability in newborn calves," explains Leah James, U.S. Dairy Marketing Manager. "AgSource Dairy data for a five-and-a-half-year period from January 2012 through July 2017 shows that 6.5%...

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UK Sires Direct now the British distributor for Genex

UK Sires Direct are excited to announce a new partnership with Genex, a part of Cooperative Resources International (CRI). UK Sires Direct will exclusively offer customers in Great Britain semen from a range of Holstein, Jersey and Guernsey sires that have resulted from the huge programme operated by Genex in North America that will see around 2650 young bulls genomically tested in 2018. Genex, who were previously represented in Great Britain by, is the trusted provider of world-class animal genetics, progressive reproductive solutions, value-added products and innovative services. As a co-operative business, Genex serves its members and customers -...

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Wiltor Dallas - new UK-bred sire now available

UK Sires Direct have just released the first batch of semen from an exciting new UK-bred young Holstein sire. Wiltor Dallas offers an ideal combination of production, health and conformation traits for those farmers looking to breed medium-sized, easy to manage cattle that milk. His genomic production proof indicates plenty of milk at almost 700kg with positive percentages for both fat and protein whilst his desirable health and management traits contribute to his PLI rating of £608. Dallas’s linear profile suggests he will maintain size and strength whilst adding great locomotion (+1.70) and improving udders. He will also improve Condition...

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