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Genex Updates Sire Fertility Rankings

January 13, 2010
By: Jim Dickrell, Dairy Today Editor
 
 
Accompanying the January 2010 sire summary, Genex has released an updated ranking system for sire fertility. First released in 2007, SynchSmart™ rankings indicate sire fertility when used as part of a synchronization program. Since the initial release, Genex has utilized the strong employee technician force to collect data on synchronized breedings and strengthen the SynchSmart evaluations.
 
"The early data was based on estimated synchronized breedings and the new SynchSmart evaluations are based on recorded synchronized breedings. We now have over 500,000 breedings to back up the rankings,” stated Gamal Abdel-Azim, Genex Research Geneticist. Abdel-Azim went on to share the excitement, "Our research has shown there can be up to a three percent increase in conception of some bulls when used in synchronized breeding programs.”
 
The extensive Genex field technician force allows this sort of research to continue. It was Genex technicians who first realized a difference between sires in synchronization programs. Through the hard work provided by these individuals, continued research was able to confirm a significant difference exists, bringing producers one more fertility advantage available only through Genex.
 
For more information on SynchSmart and other Genex products and services, visit www.crinet.com or contact customer service at 888-333-1783.
 
Genex is a subsidiary of Cooperative Resources International (CRI). CRI, a member-owned holding cooperative, is comprised of three subsidiaries: Central Livestock Association, AgSource Cooperative Services and Genex. The CRI Mission Statement summarizes the goal of CRI: "To provide products and services as effectively as possible to maximize the profitability of members and customers worldwide while maintaining a strong cooperative.”
 

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