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Angus Productions Inc.
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Angus Productions Inc.

Genex to Market AM Test

SHAWANO, Wis. (Jan. 23, 2009) — Genex Cooperative Inc., a leading cattle genetics company based in Shawano, Wis., is now marketing the test for arthrogryposis multiplex (formerly known as curly calf syndrome). This test will be offered to members and customers at a price of $26 per animal. Testing will be performed by GeneSeek Inc. of Lincoln, Neb.


To obtain a test kit, contact your local Genex representative or call 1-888-333-1783. Samples may be submitted in the form of hair, blood or semen. Allow at least seven to 10 working days for test results.


GeneSeek is a licensed laboratory recognized by Jon Beever (AgriGenomics), holder of the exclusive global license for AM testing. GeneSeek is also an authorized lab under the American Angus Association’s Guidelines for Testing for Arthrogryposis Multiplex. Established in 1998, GeneSeek is a privately held, global biotechnology company dedicated to providing quality DNA-based diagnostic and discovery products and services. GeneSeek is committed to being an innovative and dynamic company serving the agribusiness, food safety and pharmaceutical markets. For additional information, visit www.geneseek.com.


Genex, one of the world's leading suppliers of cattle genetics, 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."

Editor’s Note: This article is a news release provided by Cooperative Resources International and may be redistributed without further permission. For more information contact Jenny Bjelland, CRI communications manager at 715-526-7503; fax: 715-526-7577.