The growing need for unbiased expertise, a venue for collaboration that promotes leveraging pooled knowledge and ensuring convenient access to industry-leading specialists for all aspects of growing dairy operations is the basis for the creation of a new organization named “Proventus”. Borne out of a collaborative partnership between WestGen and the Agwest Veterinary Group, Proventus is a comprehensive new agribusiness consultation network made up of a diverse collection of independent, industry leading professionals. This partnership brings the opportunity for producers to access expertise from a global network that encompasses everything from veterinary care to agribusiness management, including expertise and knowledge from over 600 veterinarians globally and a spectrum of industry experts from across North America.

WestGen’s involvement in building the Proventus network hails from recognition of the need and from belief as a farmer-owned company of its responsibility to provide leadership for this initiative. Proventus partners are like-minded companies that share a passion for the industry and recognize the growing complexity of running dairy farms. Working with Agwest, who will also be relocating their business to the WestGen building on Angus Campbell Road, we will collaborate on this important challenge. Their efforts to identify other like-minded veterinary practices to join the network will be key. Together we will identify other consultant businesses representing the gold standard in their respective fields and who are not engaged in significant commercialization beyond their advisory capacity.

“Providing our members access to North America’s most respected experts and encouraging the incubation benefits of cross pollination that will naturally occur from their interactions through Proventus will undoubtedly help producers make better decisions and avoid costly errors as they focus on expanding their businesses”, vows WestGen CEO, Chris Parry. Proventus will begin commercial activities in the fall of 2017.

For more info contact:

Paul Meyer

Tel. 604.426.1944

Email: [email protected]

Date: 04/07/2017