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Georgia Producer Is Third Winner Of HD 50K And GeneMax™ Sweepstakes

Two Grand Prizes Are Left For Investment In Genetics From Zoetis

MADISON, N.J., March 12, 2013 — Bob Seaton of Seaton Farm in Cohutta, Ga., is the third grand-prize winner in the HD 50K and GeneMax™ Sweepstakes from Zoetis, formerly Pfizer Animal Health. Seaton was pleased to hear this news because he’s in the market for new Angus bulls.

“I enter sweepstakes from time to time but have never won, so I was very surprised and excited,” Seaton says. “This win really fell into our plans and is great timing because we are starting to look around for replacement bulls.”
 
As a grand-prize winner, Seaton was randomly selected to win $1,000 to use either toward a registered Angus bull with genomic-enhanced expected progeny differences (GE-EPDs) powered by HD 50K or GeneMax testing. Seaton elected to use his grand prize toward the purchase of an HD 50K-tested bull.

“A bull tested with HD 50K will give me and my business partner, Dale Bridges, a lot more information to consider before purchasing,” Seaton says. “Our goal is to wean the heaviest calves we can, so having more information about the sire and genetics will be extremely helpful in this respect.”

The first two HD 50K and GeneMax Sweepstakes grand-prize winners are Heath Zuellner of Zuellner Farms, Campbell, Neb., and Kirk McKinney of Autauga Farming Company in Autaugaville, Ala. Both also plan to use their grand prizes this year toward the purchase an HD 50K bull for their operations.

“This sweepstakes allows producers a chance to learn firsthand how more-dependable genetic information can help them make better decisions today that will help improve the profitability of their operation in the future,” says Michael Amos, associate director, marketing, Zoetis. “However, only two more grand prizes are available, so visit genomexchange.com to register today.”

The sweepstakes ends March 31, 2013. Angus animals with GE-EPDs powered by HD 50K are eligible for purchase with this grand prize. Or, if producers choose to apply the grand prize toward GeneMax testing, those tests can be used on any high-percentage Black Angus animal.

To enter the HD 50K and GeneMax Sweepstakes, visit genomeXchange.com/sweepstakes. There is no purchase necessary to enter the promotion. The official rules, complete list of prizes and entry instructions are available at genomeXchange.com/sweepstakes.

To learn more about GE-EPDs powered by HD 50K, visit zoetisUS.com/genetics. For more information about GeneMax, visit cabpartners.com/genemax. To better understand how both technologies can help you make more-profitable decisions, contact your Zoetis or American Angus Association® representative.


About Zoetis

Zoetis (zō-EH-tis) is the leading animal health company, dedicated to supporting its customers and their businesses. Building on a 60-year history as the animal health business of Pfizer, Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and markets veterinary vaccines and medicines, with a focus on both farm and companion animals.  The company generated annual revenue of $4.2 billion in fiscal 2011. Zoetis has more than 9,500 employees and a local presence in approximately 70 countries, including 29 manufacturing facilities in 11 countries. Its products serve veterinarians, livestock producers and people who raise and care for farm and companion animals in 120 countries.

For further information, Contact: 
Jean Lonie 
Zoetis
973-660-7658 
jean.lonie@zoetis.com

Lindsey Langemeier
Bader Rutter & Associates
402-434-5308
llangemeier@bader-rutter.com