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16 BC HOLSTEIN NEWS ❆ CHRISTMAS 2020 Industry Updates
Dr. Lisa New CETA President
Dr. Lisa McCrea, a practicing veterinarian for 22 years and partner in Agwest Veterinary Group, has been elected President of the Canadian Embryo Transfer Association (CETA) Board. A CETA director since 2011, she becomes the first female to hold the position of Board President.
Additionally, Dr. McCrea has been a director of XLVets Canada and Proventus Agri Solutions since 2017. Since 2019, she has been the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association representative on DFC’s proAction Animal Care Technical Committee.
Team Telford on the Move!
Josh Telford is moving to Grindrod with his family! Starting in January, he will be an independent distributor for Jetstream Genetics and Unigen, operating as Impact Genetics. Josh expresses his thanks to Andrew Flokstra at StarGro for the opportunity to buy the Jetstream lineup and the time working together. He’s also appreciative of his opportunities with Mike Meier and family of Argovia Farm, who provided him with a home, friendship and job for the past six years. We offer Josh our best wishes as he embarks on a new adventure – doing what he has always loved – talking bulls!
North Valley Grows Again!
Describing their first year in equipment sales and mobile repair as ‘hair straight back,’ Curtis and Danny of North Valley Equipment are not slowing down! They just announced they have become the official importer and distributor/dealer for ProDig equipment in BC and Alberta, adding to their other equipment lines. ProDig has a wide variety of attachments for agricultural and industrial applications. In their new arrangement, they are responsible for establishing regional distributors as well.
        Dr. Dan Awarded Medal
UBC Professor Dan Weary received the 2020 United Federation for Animal Welfare Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Animal Welfare Science and the Zinpro Award for Excellence in Dairy Science. Dan is co-founder of UBC’s Animal Welfare Program and co-Chair of the NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Dairy Cattle Welfare (a research chair co-financed by DFC since 1997). His research has led to changes in science-based standards for animal welfare and the provision of evidence for the development of best management practices for feeding, housing, pain control and disease detection for dairy cattle in Canada.
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Wishing you all a
  Merry Christmas!
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We would like to thank all ofour customers for your business in the past year, and look forward to serving you in 2021!

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