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62 BC HOLSTEIN NEWS ❆ CHRISTMAS 2021 Industry Updates
New Field
Services Role!
A change is as good as a rest! Jen Carrelli is switching roles at WestGen – she has recently become their new Field Services Representative. In this role, Jen will be the new resource for producers to understand and access the benefits of the full suite of services WestGen is offering, such as The ARC and Proventus. Other member benefits offered would include access to the WestGen Endowment Fund and the WestGen Educational awards.
Covering all four Western Canadian provinces, Jen has the sole goal of improving WestGen members’ awareness of and engagement in programs and initiatives by bringing the information to producers!
Born and raised on Vancouver Island, BC, Jen’s passion for animal agriculture began early, helping out at her grandparents’ and neighboring farms. With recently completing her MSc in Animal Science, Jen’s enthusiasm, knowledge and professionalism will no doubt ensure valuable relationships with dairy and beef producers in Western Canada.
Immigration Care
Immigration Care was established in 2008 and is fully licensed to provide immigration advice. Their team has firsthand experience operating and working on dairy farms, making agricultural migration to Canada their specialty. They provide a range of services – from assistance with the Temporary Foreign Worker program, Labour Market Impact Assessments
(LMIAs), work permits, permanent residence, self-employed and citizenship applications. Additionally, they have access to a network of international agricultural recruiters and industry experts that clients can tap into. Knowing how daunting the immigration application process can be, Immigration Care takes the lead in helping clients navigate the complexities and ensuring they are not alone! Regulated by the College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants, they are licensed to work across Canada.
CRV Canada recently announced the addition of Peter Hill Davie to their Canadian sales team in British Columbia. A fourth generation dairyman, Peter farms in Delta with his family where they milk 110 cows. Over the last few years, Peter’s breeding has focused on healthier, more efficient cows with better herd life, which led to a partnership with CRV.
“The philosophy of CRV falls into my idea of where the dairy industry will head in the future. CRV’s breeding traits for Health, Efficiency and Feed Efficiency along with their availability of outcross sires and different breeds really caught my attention. Not only do I hope to see the CRV philosophy work in my own herd, but I hope to help others with similar goals do the same in their herds.”
Jefo Breaks New Ground!
  Jefo Nutrition Inc. held a ground-breaking ceremony at the site of their new production plant in Saint-Hyacinthe, QC, this past August. Jefo is a major world force in animal health nutrition – in particular, they offer alternatives to antibiotics for agriculture and aquaculture. The substantial investment of over $42M is expected to increase their production capacity by up to 400% which will support their continued growth in Canadian and global markets.
“More than ever, the world understands the importance of sanitary issues to improve animal health and, consequently, human health. Since our foundation, we have focused on solutions aimed at reducing antibiotic resistance by offering alternative nutritional options to livestock producers,” says Jean Fontaine, President of the Jefo Group. “Our Precision Intestinal Nutrition concept is a revolutionary approach focused on microbiota and gut harmony,” he adds.
Jefo began in 1982, offering natural, unmedicated nutrients for animal feed.
BC Dairy Welcomes Morgan Sangster
A very familiar face to many in Western Canada already, Morgan Sangster has recently joined BC Dairy as the Producer Support Manager. This new role integrates her nearly two decades of industry experience to support BC dairy producers on-farm. Morgan grew up on a small hobby farm with Holstein cows in southwestern Manitoba. Her work experience spans all prairie provinces on a variety of farms – small family-run farms, large commercial operations, the dairy research facility at the U. of Saskatchewan, to the Dairy Unit Coordinator at Lakeland College. Most recently, Morgan was Holstein Canada’s Western Field Service Business Partner for all breeds, as well as a proAction Animal Assessor in the four western provinces. Morgan is passionate about all things dairy and is excited to put her knowledge, experience and client-focused attitude to work to support the farmers in BC!
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