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Schaake joins GENEX Beef team

Shane-Schaake-GENEX.jpgSHAWANO, Wisconsin — Shane Schaake of Manhattan, Kansas, has been named to Beef Territory Sales Support for GENEX. In this position, Schaake - who has experience in ranch management and reproductive programs - will assist with GENEX Beef programs and services such as large chute-side breeding projects and other special projects.

“Shane will utilize his education, experience and expertise to provide genetic, reproductive and herd management solutions that meet our customers’ unique needs,” explains Ron Hinrichsen, GENEX Director of U.S. Beef Sales & Marketing.

Schaake grew up on his family’s purebred Simmental operation in Westmoreland, Kansas. He went on to attend Kansas State University where he graduated with a degree in animal sciences and industry. After graduation, he managed 650 head of commercial cattle at a Colorado ranch where he also developed and implemented an A.I. program. Today, he and his wife breed and raise Simmental and Hereford cattle utilizing an extensive A.I., ET and IVF program.

For more information on GENEX chute-side service and beef genetics, visit or contact Schaake at 785.456.5014.

GENEX is the trusted provider of world-class animal genetics, progressive reproductive solutions, value-added products and innovative services. As a cooperative business, GENEX serves members and customers - dairy and beef cattle producers - across the world. GENEX is part of Cooperative Resources International. For more information, please visit