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Semex Contributes to Future of Young Dairy Enthusiasts by Confirming Partnership with Holstein Young Breeders
April 10, 2017

The innovative animal genetics company, Semex, is investing in the future of young dairy breeders by renewing its sponsorship of Holstein Young Breeders (HYB).

Semex has been a professional partner of HYB for four years and has made a significant contribution the advancement and success of the youth organisation. Not only do Semex offer a substantial monetary contribution as part of their sponsorship, they also pay for the three HYB President’s Medal finalists to attend the Semex International Dairy Conference and also fund a trip for the winner to the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto. Semex has an active presence at all major HYB events and will happily support individual Clubs at a regional level, making them a vital asset to the whole HYB organisation.

“We are delighted to support HYB again,” says Michael Dennison, UK National Sales Manager for Semex. “As a business, we invest significantly in trying to take the present day industry forward with our annual conference, which we have run for 27 years now, and our sponsorship of HYB helps to build a solid platform for tomorrow’s sector too.” He concludes, “With current market challenges and Brexit around the corner we need to ensure we have not just great dairymen in the sector but business people too. Semex is committed as a business to playing a part in ensuring that, and we are delighted to continue supporting HYB in its efforts to achieve those goals.”

Miriam Bagley, Events & National HYB Coordinator for Holstein UK, said, “HYB is hugely thankful for the funding from industry partners such as Semex. Their sponsorship enables us to carry out numerous events, awards, activities and learning experiences for our members. The continued support of Semex is invaluable to the organisation and, together, we are helping to shape the future for young dairy farmers and breeders.”

HYB is part of the wider Holstein UK organisation. Its aims are to educate, inspire and support young and driven individuals in the dairy world. Its programme of events brings members between 4 and 26 years of age together to share knowledge and understanding about cattle breeding, to learn vital husbandry and showmanship skills, to compete and, importantly, to make friends and have fun.


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