Welcome to WestGen, Western Canada’s Leader in Genetics and Reproduction
WestGen, originally known as the Lower Fraser Valley Artificial Insemination Association, was established in September of 1944. At first, the newly formed association operated out of a facility in Surrey, British Columbia, before moving to the previous Milner, BC location in 1949. In the same year, the organization changed its name to the B.C. Artificial Insemination Centre, a name which it held for the next 49 years.
The BCAI Centre’s clientele and scope of activities grew following mergers with the Okanagan AI Centre in 1958, and with the Chilliwack AI Centre in 1986. In January 1997, the BCAI Centre, along with three organizations in Ontario and Quebec (Gencor, Eastern Breeders and CIAQ), formed a limited partnership known as the Semex Alliance, joining producer-controlled Canadian AI centres from coast to coast, and creating one of the largest genetics company in the world……….. READ MORE
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