Genex Cooperative, Inc. is a subsidiary of Cooperative Resources International (CRI). Genex was originally formed as the cattle genetics and artificial insemination (A.I.) subsidiary. In addition to becoming an industry leader in this arena, the cooperative diversified operations to also offer farmstead and milking equipment and livestock marketing services.
In all product and service areas, Genex is dedicated to meeting the needs of agricultural members and customers. That commitment is demonstrated through the cooperative's mission statement - "Provide products and services as effectively as possible to maximize the profitability of members and customers worldwide while maintaining a strong cooperative."
Cattle Genetics and A.I. Service
The cooperative's primary operations provide bovine semen and A.I. service to members and customers throughout the United States and Canada. The cooperative has a deep history in this industry as today's Genex was formed over time through the consolidation and merger of nearly 50 different organizations; reputable organizations such as 21st Century Genetics, Federated Genetics and Noba, Inc. helped to form Genex.
Together, Genex and predecessors have provided high-quality semen from breed-leading sires for over 60 years. Today's dairy lineup is a leading source of profitable, high Lifetime Net Merit genetics as well as high-ranking sires for all other traits. The beef lineup consists of bulls with performance and breed-leading EPDs that enhance profitability and long-term sustainability.
With customizable genetic and reproductive service plans, Genex meets the needs and goals of individual cattle producers. From corrective mating and sire recommendations to A.I., heat detection, synchronization, on-farm data analysis and complete reproductive consulting, Genex professionals develop unique programs to best fit each specific dairy or beef operation.
Farmstead and Milking Equipment
Farm Systems, a division of Genex, is known throughout the United States' upper Midwest as a leading provider of high-quality farmstead and milking products. The division specializes in dairy cattle hygiene products, dairy milking and cooling systems, rubber flooring, controlled feeding systems, feed storage structures, manure storage structures, manure digesters and manure separators.
Farm systems has supplied the complete package of sales, installation and service for over 50 years. Fully-trained Farm Systems professionals offer complete product support from planning to completion including: assistance in determining equipment needs, facility layout, aid in gaining plan approval from local agencies, product installation, preventative maintenance programs, and emergency service 24 hours a day and 365 days a year.
Central Livestock Association, a livestock marketing organization headquartered in South St. Paul, Minn., became a subsidiary of CRI in 1999. In 2011, following a positive vote by delegates, CRI restructured Central Livestock as a company of Genex. The Central Livestock headquarters remains in South St. Paul.
As part of Genex, the 90-year-old company markets cattle, horses, swine, sheep and goats from prominent markets throughout the upper Midwest. These markets - in Albany, Rock Creek and Zumbrota, Minn., and West Fargo, N.D. - offer a variety of innovative marketing programs.
In addition to live cattle markets, Central Livestock markets cattle from across the United States through TEAM (The Electronic Auction Market). The online, interactive TEAM marketplace connects buyers and sellers over the Internet.