Verona, Wisconsin - MOFA Global announces Dave Morley as Chief Operating Officer, effective July 15, 2016, with the retirement of company founder Ludwig Simmet. MOFA Global is a leading provider of assisted reproduction technologies for porcine, bovine, equine and canine and a subsidiary of Cooperative Resources International (CRI).
“Morley’s training, manufacturing experience and involvement in employee programs make him an excellent COO choice,” states Doug Wilson, CEO of CRI. “His experience and dedication, coupled with mentoring by Simmet, will enable MOFA Global to continue leading the industry in providing quality products and customer service throughout North America and around the globe.”
Since December 2001, Morley has served as MOFA Global’s Vice President of Operations, overseeing operational aspects from purchasing and manufacturing to assembly and shipping. During his tenure, he also contributed to international marketing organization and growth, assisting with the acquisition of MOFA Global Mexico and operations at MOFA Global Canada. In addition, he helped lead building projects for both MOFA Global and the CRI International Center for Biotechnology.
Morley graduated cum laude in finance from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Before joining MOFA Global, he worked for a consumer transaction technologies company and a real estate website company and also founded and managed four companies.
About MOFA Global
MOFA Global, headquartered in Verona, Wisconsin, assists customers around the globe in achieving success by developing and effectively supporting the use of advanced assisted reproduction technologies through superior quality products and customer service. MOFA Global, established in 1986, is a subsidiary of Cooperative Resources International. Learn more at www.mofaglobal.com.
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MOFA Global Provides the Ultimate Quality Assurance for Boar Semen Extenders through Field Performance Testing
MOFA Global is proud to introduce its field performance testing program, Certified Pigs on the Ground™ to address the challenges, demands and needs of todays modern boar studs. It is the highest level of quality control for boar semen extenders with the ultimate reduction of production related risks as never before.
This seal of quality is applied only to extender lots manufactured in the USA by MOFA Global which are field performance tested in addition to the most advanced and rigorous analytical and biological quality control testing to ensure batch to batch consistency in Farrowing Rates and Total Pigs Born before being released for commercial use.
“Field testing on US commercial sow farms from conception to parturition goes above and beyond the standard extender QC. This product qualification helps to ensure consistent performance, litter after litter. Pigs on the Ground certified just makes sense when it comes to extender selection.” said Phil Burke, VP Global Key Accounts at MOFA Global.
Field testing is performed in partnership with independent boar studs, veterinary clinics and pork production systems. All test and control semen is produced from split ejaculates to yield statistically significant field data.
The Pigs on the Ground field testing is available for select MOFA Global long term semen extenders.
MOFA Global is a biotechnology company specialized in advanced reproduction technologies and cell biology. With worldwide partners in some of the most advanced biotechnology companies and Universities, and clients in the agricultural, veterinary, medical and research communities, MOFA Global is active in the fields of food animal production, companion and sport animal breeding, assisted reproduction, clinical research and cellular, molecular or hormonal diagnostics. It is part of Cooperative Resources International (CRI), the world’s leading company focused in animal reproduction and genomics. The CRI International Center for Biotechnology, located in Mt. Horeb, WI employs highly specialized experts in reproductive physiology, genomics, cell biology and endocrinology to produce the most advanced research and product development for the continuous improvement of assisted reproduction.
Recent research conducted in collaboration between the Department of Dairy Science, University of Wisconsin, Madison and the International Center for Biotechnology, MOFA Global, Mount Horeb, Wisconsin was selected as a featured article in the Journal of Dairy Science, January 2015. The study investigated the relationship between circulating
anti-mullerian hormone (AMH) and the superovulatory response of high-producing dairy cows. Investigators concluded that circulating AMH was highly associated with the superovulatory response and embryo production potential of an individual cow.
The repeatability and utility of MOFA Global’s AMH assay, available as test kit or service, make it a valuable and practical tool for improving the efficiency of embryo transfer programs in dairy herds.
AMH test kits and services are based on a highly sensitive immunoassay ELISA test which specifically determines the level of AMH present in blood serum or plasma.
Review the complete study in the Journal of Dairy Science.
Learn more about MOFA Global’s impressive products and services for bovine reproduction.
MOFA Global is proud to announce its Platinum sponsorship of the International Conference on Boar Semen Preservation next year in Champaign Urbana, Illinois, USA. MOFA Global continues to develop and manufacture innovative goods that further enhance productivity for the modern farmer and streamline the process of utilizing boar semen for artificial insemination. Please join us and researchers from around the world to collaborate and exchange information and ideas pertaining to the AI industry.
Becky and Ludwig Simmet have finalized the sale of the primary assets of MOFA Global, formerly known as Minitube of America, to Cooperative Resources International (CRI). MOFA Global now stands as the third subsidiary of CRI, alongside AgSource Cooperative Services and Genex Cooperative, Inc.
“For nearly 30 years, MOFA Global has demonstrated innovation, quality and dependability while assisting customers around the globe in achieving success by supporting their use of advanced assisted reproduction technologies,” states Ludwig Simmet. “We look forward to continuing these endeavors as part of CRI.”
Within the CRI structure, Ludwig Simmet will continue to lead MOFA Global as this new subsidiary’s chief operating officer.
CRI, formed in 1993, was the nation’s first direct link between a dairy herd improvement organization and a provider of bovine artificial insemination service, organizations now known as AgSource and Genex. The purchase of MOFA further increases the cooperative’s influence in production agriculture.
“The purchase of MOFA and subsequent expansion of CRI core business areas sets this organization apart from the rest of the industry. In particular, it creates new business relationships within the porcine industry as well as those specialized in reproduction in other species,” states Doug Wilson, CRI CEO.
MOFA’s International Center for Biotechnology will provide CRI with a direct research connection. Since establishing the International Center for Biotechnology in Mt. Horeb, Wis., in 2004, MOFA has conducted cutting-edge research spanning several animal species and specifically focused on advanced reproductive technologies, molecular and cell biology, and DNA and genomics research.
“The addition of MOFA to the CRI family is a significant diversification step for this cooperative,” said CEO Doug Wilson, CRI CEO. “Along with new business fronts, technology potentials make CRI an enticing employer for young professionals looking to join the agriculture industry.”
CRI is a member-owned holding cooperative comprised of AgSource, Genex and MOFA. 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.”