HOLSTEIN UK has announced that Semex has renewed its sponsorship of Holstein Young Breeders, for the eighth year.

The genetics company has been the principal sponsor of HYB since 2014, assisting with the advancement and success of the young breeders. Not only does Semex provide a substantial monetary contribution as part of its sponsorship package, which benefits the whole of the membership, it also funds other annual events including the Semex Conference for the President’s Medal finalists and the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto for the President’s Medal winner.

Representatives from Semex often sit on judging panels for various HYB awards and have an active presence at all national HYB events as well as frequently supporting individual clubs at a regional level. During the pandemic, Semex supported the young breeders by hosting webinars and providing prizes for virtual HYB competitions.

On the renewed sponsorship package, national sales manager for Semex UK, Michael Dennison, said: “Semex is delighted to sponsor HYB again this year and we are looking forward to supporting the enthusiastic youngsters, who are the future of our dairy industry, back out at organised shows and events.

Holstein UK's Hannah Williams commented: “We are extremely thankful that Semex have invested in HYB for another year. It has been a challenging year and without being able to meet with our members face to face, we have hosted a range of virtual events online which Semex have supported. Semex’s continuous sponsorship enables us to work together to support the next generation of dairy farmers and help to shape the future of the industry. We look forward to hosting events again once restrictions allow.”