MOFA Global to sponsor VIIIth ICBSP     |     9.5.2014

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.


 

MOFA Joins The CRI Family     |     3.3.2014

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.”


 

MOFA Signs Agreement with CRI      |     1.28.2014

Becky and Ludwig Simmet signed a Letter of Intent to sell their interest in MOFA Global to Cooperative Resources International (CRI) with plans to close before the end of this spring. This transaction will align two US based visionary companies focused on production agriculture and the field of animal reproduction.

Headquartered in Shawano, Wisconsin, CRI is a farmer owned cooperative with subsidiaries active in cattle reproduction, genetics and genomics; milk testing; agronomy services; food and environmental services. The CRI mission statement is: “To provide products and services as effectively as possible to maximize the profitability of members and customers worldwide while maintaining a strong cooperative.”

MOFA will continue to operate as an independent subsidiary of CRI with Ludwig Simmet staying on as its Chief Operating Officer. For nearly 30 years, MOFA has demonstrated innovation, quality and dependability while successfully supporting its North American customers in achieving success through their use of advanced assisted reproduction technologies. We look forward to continuing these endeavors as part of CRI and allowing for a seamless transition for our customers, states Ludwig Simmet: “Our mission is to provide the highest quality products developed, engineered and made in the USA as well as reliable and competent services delivered with total integrity at all times.”

As part of this corporate alignment, CRI is committed to fully support the cutting edge research conducted at the MOFA International Center for Biotechnology and to strengthen MOFA’s presence in the global market place. These actions will enhance MOFA’s position as a world leader in the development, manufacturing and marketing of assisted reproduction equipment, supplies and technologies. Ludwig Simmet emphasizes: “Staying true to MOFA’s original vision, while embracing CRI’s mission statement, we will continue to service our customers - always making the difference.”