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The Semex Alliance welcomed two new members who will serve on its board of directors. Germain Lehoux will represent Centre d’insémination artificielle du Québec, CIAQ, and Henry Gisler will represent Westgen.

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031213 wde boardWorld Dairy Expo’s board of directors approved three new members at their annual meeting, March 5 at the Alliant Energy Center.

Established in 1970 and composed of a variety of dairy business professionals from the U.S. and Canada, the board serves in an advisory role to the management.

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012913 breedersshieldAt the beginning of each year, Holstein Canada announces the new crop of Master Breeders who are recognized as distinguished breeders amongst their peers.

This year, 21 Master Breeders will be honoured at the upcoming 2013 National Holstein Convention in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

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Holstein Canada’s Young Adult Advisory Committee chose six winners from 31 applicants for the 2012 Education Awards. Each award winner will receive a $750 cheque.

“Getting 31 applications from such highly deserving students is wonderful. We get to learn about keen young adults who are involved in the industry but it is difficult to narrow it down to select the six winners for the whole country,” comments Janet Walker, Young Adult Program coordinator.

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Lenard Crozier was awarded the top dairy award by Alberta’s dairy producers at the Alberta Milk Dairy Conference on Nov. 21, 2012.

This award celebrates individuals or organizations who have distinguished themselves through their substantial contributions to the leadership and development of Alberta’s dairy industry.

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World Dairy Expo has announced the official judges for the 2013 dairy cattle show.

The individuals who will be responsible for evaluating over 2,300 head of the finest dairy cattle in North America during the five-day event will be:

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