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GENEX PURCHASES ALABAMA COLLECTION FACILITY

Shawano, Wis. — Genex Cooperative, Inc. has purchased the property which has served as the Genex Alabama Custom Collection site since 2001. The Fort Payne, Ala., facility, which had previously been leased, is part of the largest custom collection operation in the United States. Additional Genex custom collection facilities are located in Baton Rouge, La., Strafford, Mo., and Billings, Mont.

The purchase of this “state of the art” facility was a long-term strategy which allowed for the flexibility to expand as needed. Future renovation plans for the site include installation of climate control in a portion of the sire barns allowing for more effective semen collection during the summer heat.

Genex Alabama serves as the premier custom processing facility for the southeast, offering large individual pens with natural flooring and spacious runs for ultimate sire comfort. Display pens are also available for promoting sires during the peak semen sales seasons. The facility is designed to qualify bulls for both export and domestic sales.

For more information on Genex Alabama Custom Collection services, contact Russ Princ, Associate Manager, at 256-845-2530.

Genex, one of the world's leading suppliers of cattle genetics, is a subsidiary of Cooperative Resources International. 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."

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