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Semex Embryos at Work in Costa Rica

For the past 8 years, Semex has been proud to offer our valued customers access to top quality beef embryos from our elite Semex Beef Embryo herd. By combining some of the industry’s most noted and proven sires with the maternal strength and phenotypic correctness of our hand selected females, Semex continues to deliver the highest quality genetics to our customers. Ganadería El Colono Real in Guapiles, Costa Rica is another great example of how Semex Beef embryos can better assist our valued customers with their herd and breeding goals. Ganadería El Colono Real currently runs over 1,000 head focusing mainly on breeding purebred Red & Gray Brahman, as well as Nelore and Gyr cattle. They have had great success in the show ring throughout Central America and continue to do a lot of work on the farm with embryos and IVF. Ganadería El Colono Real were interested in adding Charolais cattle to their herd, so in 2012 they imported embryos from the Semex Beef Embryo Program and were extremely happy with the pregnancy rate. These calves have started to hit the ground and are great examples of the quality and strength of the genetics that can be found in the Semex Beef Embryo program providing tonnes of performance and power.  For more information on the Semex Beef Embryo program or for complete listing of embryos available please contact Melissa Bowers at mbowers@semex.com .
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Angus Spring 2014 Highlights

Spring 2014 EPDs are now online at www.semex.com/beef from both the Canadian Angus Association and the American Angus Association. We are excited to announce a new extended EPD profile is now available for each sire including DOC and $B, as well as growth, maternal and carcass numbers. Below is a quick look at some of the Angus highlights from the Spring 2014 round: Bushs Coach 510 - breed leading growth he tops of the breed for WW, YW, YH, and CW while also providing maternal strength and carcass value. Connealy Consensus 7229 - top 1% for $B with a 112.48 $B EPD! EXAR Concise 1304B - showcases a great balance of muscle, maternal, growth and powerfomance. EXAR Western 2437B - power packed performance that ranks at the top of the breed for WW, YW and CW! Coming soon. Ellingson Bandwagon 1053 - maternal power combines with growth and performance. FGAF Capitain 017X - breed leader for WW, YW, TM, MCE, REA and CW! GF Inner Strength 30Z - the complete package, he combines growth with maternals power and carcass value. GF Son In Law 4Z - incredible EPD spread with a 1.4 BW EPD to a 110 YW EPD. Jindra 3rd Dimension - top 1% for WW and YW! Koupals B&B Dante 2069 - calving ease, growth, maternal and muscle all in a well rounded and impressive package. MVF Siberian 69X - breed leading performance, posting an impressive 65 WW EPD and a125 YW EPD. Mohnen Image Maker 21 - breed leader for CED, BW, WW, YW, DOC, CEM, MILK, CW, MARB and FAT! Mohnen South Dakota 402 - great set of balanced EPDs from growth to muscle to maternal. Peak Dot Gladiator 800Y - breed leading performance with a 59 WW EPD and a 105 YW EPD. Coming soon. S A V Cabela 1196 - balance throughout with growth, maternal, docility and muscle. S A V Camaro 9272 - continues to showcase a great balance of performance, maternal and power. S A V Harvestor 0338 - top 1% for WW, YW,DOC adn CW! S A V International 2020 - like his sire ranks in the top 1% of the breed for growth S A V Piedmont 0882 - ... Read More...

Charolais Spring 2014 EPD Highlights

Spring 2014 EPDs have been posted by both the Canadian Charolais Association and the American International Charolais Association. Semex is happy to share that the new Spring 2014 EPDs are now online at www.semex.com/beef. Below are just a couple quick highlights from the Spring 2014 round:

Cedardale Rebel 3R - breed leading performance, with a 61 WW EPD and a 103 YW EPD.

Cedardale Yellowstone 25Y - materal strength and power with added carcass value.

Cedardale Zeal 125Z - proven calving ease reliability, he ranks in the top 3% of the breed for calving ease.

D R Revelation 467 - calving ease predictability with excellent accuracy.

EMM Ritmo 7W - power packed performance, he ranks at the top of the breed for WW, YW,  and CW.

Footprints Ranchhand 835U - breed leader for all carcass traits: CW, REA, FAT, LY and MARB!

Hicks Remington 31U - muscle and performance combined with breed leading calving ease and milk.

KCM Tazer 720T - top 1% of the breed for WW, YW and TM!

Merit Roundup 9508W - exceptional balance: top 15% BW, top 5% WW and YW, top 15% MILK, top 2% TM and top 15% MARB.

SRK Canyon 2Y - top 1% for WW and YW, top 2% for CE and BW and top 4% for TM!

TR PZC Mr Turton 0794 ET - growth, power and performance!

Winn Mans Big Rig 639Y - a great balance of calving ease, growth and maternal.

Click here to check out all new Spring 2014 Charolais EPDs.
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New Videos - Now Online

New Semex Beef bull videos are now online! Click on the links below to check them out:

Red Angus
Red Six Mile Grand Slam 130Z
Red NCJ Moonshine 21Z

Hereford
TLELL 199S Xplosive 18X

Charolais
Cedardale Zeal 125Z

Gelbveih
ZTM McCoy 407S Helix 29Y

Remember to check back as more videos become available or check out the Semex Alliance YouTube page.
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Limousin Spring 2014 EPD Highlights

Spring 2014 EPDs are now out from both the Canadian Limousin Association and the North American Limousin Foundation. All the new numbers can now be found on the Semex Beef website, however here is a quick look at some of the Semex sire highlights:

Anchor B Urban Legend - power packed performance combined with breed leading maternal strength.

CF Jim Dandie 216U - ranks at the top of the breed straight across the board from BW, WW, YW, MA toYG!

PLND Senator 322S - tremendous muscle and carcass strength, he ranks in the top 2% of the breed for REA and YG.

ROMN Tuff Enuff 103T - breed leading calving ease, he still ranks in the top 1% of the breed for CED and BW! Only available in the US.

ROMN Xcessive Force 103X - showcasing exceptional balance in his EPD spread, with breed leading growth, maternal and carcass.

Wulfs Yonkers K682Y - posts an impressive 65 WW EPD and a 116 YW EPD, showcasing exceptional growth.

WZRK Doublewide 8055Y - a very well balanced sire that adds growth, muscle, carcass value, maternal strength all while maintaining a moderate BW EPD.

Click here to check out all the new Limousin Spring 2014 EPDs.
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Spring 2014 Simmental EPD Highlights

More Spring 2014 EPDs continue to roll out! Both the Canadian and American Simmental Associations have posted their new Sring 2014 EPDs and all the new numbers can now be found on the Semex Beef website. Below is just a quick glance at some of the Semex sire highlights from this EPD round:

ACS Red Boomer 659S - posted a phenomenal 14.3 CE EPD and a -1.1 BW EPD, both with added reliability and accuracy.

BBS Mutombo U204 - performance and power, he ranks at the top of the breed for WW, YW, MWWT, DOC, CW and BF. Limited inventory, so get him before he's gone!

Bar 5 FF Reload 1209Y - posted a new BW EPD of 1.6, ranking him in the top 3% of the breed.

Bar 5 Globetrotter Zurita - breed leading maternal strength, he ranks in the top 3% of the breed for MWWT and the top 1% for MILK!

Bar 5 PFF Evron 1213X - tonnes of maternal strength and power!

Buschbeck Empire 9232W - breed leader straight across the board... top 2% WW, top 3% CW, top 4% MWW, top 10% YW!

CCR Cowboy Cut 5048Z - top 1% for MARB and top 2% for both WW and YW. Coming soon!

Champs Bravo - top 1% for CE and BW, with the added combination of breed leading maternal and carcass strength.

Erixon Pit Boss 21Z - power packed with tonnes of performance, he leads off the breed for WW, YW and CW.

FGAF Rebel 857Y - a great balance of growth, muscle, maternal strength and moderate birth weight.

IPU Romano 115X - an amazing set of numbers ranks him at the top of the breed for WW, YW, MWWT, MILK, CE and FAT!

LHVS Commander 59X - a great set of maternal numbers with a 67.6 MWWT EPD and 32.8 MILK EPD.

LRX HP Rocket 23Y - great balance of calving ease, growth, maternal, muscle and carcass strength.

LRX Major 112Y - another well balanced sire that provides breed topping performance, maternal strength and muscle.

Mr Ishee Red Deepquarter - growth, maternal and muscle all in a well balanced package.

Mr Ishee Superstout 014 - breed leader for WW, YW, MWWT, CE and REA!

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Spring 2014 EPD Red Angus Highlights

Spring 2014 EPDs have started to roll out and the new numbers are now up on the Semex Beef website for our Red Angus sires. Here is a quick sneak peek at some of the Semex sire highlights:

Bieber Steakhouse Y165 - power and performance, he ranks in the top 5% of the breed for WW, YW, CW and REA!

Red Badlands Capacity 37W - breed leading performance with an impressive 94 WW EPD and 160 YW EPD, ranking him in the top 1% of the breed. Limited semen remains!

Red Bar-E-L Touch Down 100T - a proven sire with tonnes of performance, he ranks at the top of teh breed for WW, YW, CE and FAT!

Red Champlain Serenade 2513P - proven calving ease predictability he posts a fantastic -5.6 BW EPD with great 74% accuracy. He is aa sure bet sleep easy calving ease sire, great for use on first calf heifers.

Red Gold-Bar Unique JW 1113U - the full package he combines breed leading growth with maternal strength and tonnes of muscle.

Red Lazy MC CC CUt Above 102Y - performance packed with breed leading growth and muscle.

Red NCJ Moonshine 21Z - calving ease reliability without sacrificing growth. He posts a -4.0 BW EPD and a 7.0 CE EPD.

Red RRAR Palermo 20Y - a great new sire to use for calving ease predictability. He ranks in the top 1% of the breed for BW with a -5.9 BW EPD and the top 1% of the breed for CE as well with a 11.0 CE EPD.

Red Six Mile Grand Slam 130Z - his spring 2014 EPDs showcase his exceptional balance with breed leading growth, maternal value and carcass strength.

Click here to see all the new Spring 2014 Red Angus EPDs.
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Mr Turton Sires NWSS Champion Female

The 45th National Charolais Show took place this past Monday on January 20th at the 2014 National Western Stock Show. Kevin Jensen of Courtland, Kansas had the honours of judging this world class event and evaluated over 118 entries from 21 states. A special congratulations to Thomas Ranch, owners of TR Ms Allie 3606A! She was first crowned the Spring Calf Champion and later went on to be named the 2014 NWSS Grand Champion Charolais Female. Sired by TR PZC Mr Turton 0794 ET, she is extremely feminine with tonnes of shape and style. Other highlights included TR Cally's White Magic 2559Z, another Mr Turton female, that was named the Reserve Intermediate Champion and a JDJ Smokester J1377 P ET son, WC I'll Have Another ET, that was names Junior Champion Bull. Congratulations to all the exhibitors and breeders that took part in this years 45th National Charolais Show!
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Spring 2014 EPDs Roll Out

Semex is excited to see the new Spring 2014 EPDs have started to roll out. New numbers can now be found online at www.semex.com/beef. Remember to check back soon for Spring 2014 EPD highlights!
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2014 Semex Beef Management Handbook Now Online

Semex is excited to announce the new 2014 Semex Beef Management Handbook is now available online! The handbook features over 200 of the industry top sires from over 16 breeds and showcases each sire with large photos, full pedigree, EPD information and much more. Click here to check it out!
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