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Genex Employees Complete On-Farm Training
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 05/19/2008

Two new employees have completed their initial training at Genex Cooperative, Inc., the bovine genetics cooperative headquartered in Shawano.

Bailey Beres is serving as a Regional Services Coordinator providing relief cattle reproductive management services. Beres is serving producers in central Wisconsin while pursuing a degree in agribusiness and farm operations from Mid-State Technical College. She lives in Wisconsin Rapids.

Jason Zappa is a new Breeding Program Specialist providing daily cattle reproductive service in western Wisconsin. Zappa is a graduate of Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Rice Lake, with a degree in dairy herd management. He also has over eight years of prior dairy farm work experience. Zappa resides in New Richmond.

Beres and Zappa studied cattle reproductive anatomy and physiology, synchronization and heat detection as well as dairy and beef genetics. The two-week basic training course also included extensive practice in semen handling and artificial insemination technique on live cows.

Genex is a subsidiary of Cooperative Resources International, a member-owned holding cooperative.

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