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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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2013 RAWF - Simmental Show Highlights

The RAWF Simmental Show November 2, 2013 Judge: Rob Young Rob and his wife Deanne operate High Country Cattle Services. Their herd consists of 75 red and black purebred Simmentals. They have developed this herd over the last 3 decades with an extensive embryo transplant program. Their genetics are marketed through the Checkers sale and select female consignment sales in the fall and their bull sale - Simmental Bull Summit, in February. They promote the Simmental breed at local and major shows across Canada. Rob has judged at many shows across Canada including Farmfair International, Canadian Western Agribition, and the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition. Rob is an advocate for agriculture and assisting youth to be involved in the beef industry. Show Highlights: Maple Falls Bld Addition, a GWS/SCF Rendition female placed 4th in her class of heifer calves. Young’s Ziva, a Cherry Creek Nygard 1U female exhibited by Forever Young Farms placed 4th in her class of yearling females. Xcel Sheeza Ruby 407Z, an Xcel Ebonys Influence female placed 1st in her class of yearling heifers and was later crowned the Reserve Champion Junior Female. Congratulations to Xcel Livestock! Congratulations to Greyledge Simmentals, exhibitors of the 2013 RAWF Grand Champion Female and to Maple Key Farm, exhibitors of the 2013 RAWF Reserve Grand Champion Female! Grand Champion Bull was exhibited by Elm Tree Farms and Reserve Grand Champion Bull was exhibited by River Point Cattle Co. Congratulations!
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2013 RAWF - Hereford Show

The RAWF National Hereford Show
November 2, 2013 

Judge – Lance Leachman
Lance, along with his parents and brother, own and operate Big Gully Farm. The farm consists of 150 breeding age Hereford females. Cattle are merchandised privately and via a fall internet female sale. The farm utilizes artificial insemination, embryo transfer, expected progeny differences, genomics, and ultrasound for pregnancy diagnosis and carcass merit-as production tools. Cattle are exhibited at Agribition and the farm hosts a youth livestock judging clinic and contest in early October.

Lance has participated on or coached livestock judging teams throughout North America at Dodge City Community College, Kansas State University and Virginia Tech.

Show Highlights:
WLL Annie 7A, exhibited by Scott & Paula Cornish and sired by WLL Global Force 7X, placed 1st in her class of Female Calf Born in 2013.

TL 18L Jessica 107A, sired by FORC 29F Boomer 18L placed 3rd in her class of Female Calf Born in 2013.

Elm-Lodge Polled Herefords took 1st in the Yearling Heifer class with Elm-Lodge Queenie 66Z, a CC CX United 52S ET female.

Elm-Lodge Zoom Zoom 45Z placed first in her class of Yearling Heifers. She is a Square-D Tortuga 953T female exhibited by Elm-Lodge Polled Herefords.

Dalmuir Princess 125W, a WLB Global 72M 50S female placed 2nd in her class with her impressive bull calf at foot.

Congratulations to Medonte Highlands Polled Hereford, exhibitors of the 2013 RAWF Grand Champion Female, and to Grosvenor Farms, exhibitors of the 2013 RAWF Reserve Grand Champion Female!

Elm-Lodge Adrenalin 8A, an Elm-Lodge Paycheck 11P son, placed 1st in his class of bull calves.

Jill Corp placed 2nd in her class with her impressive CC CX United 52S ET bull calf, Earlybird 52S 30P Apollo 4A.

Congratulations to Mission Ridge Herefords, Jay Holmes and Sheila Kirk, exhibitors of the 2013 RAWF Grand Champion Bull. And to Medonte Highland Polled Herefords & Double J ... Read More...

2013 RAWF - Charolais Show Highlights

The RAWF Charolais Show
November 1, 2013

Judge – Andre Steppler
Andre Steppler, wife Katie and daughter Brynn reside on the family farm near Miami, Manitoba, where Andre along with his 3 brothers and parents operate multi-faceted Steppler Farms Ltd. Andre manages the 400 cow/calf registered Charolais cattle enterprise. The farm holds an annual spring bull sale in March and Andre also shows cattle at Ag Ex in Brandon Mb. and at Regina’s Agribition. Highlights include winning Supreme Bull Champion in Brandon in 2010 and winning Agribition Reserve Grand Champion Charolais Bull in 2008. Andre is currently Vice President of the Manitoba Charolais Association. In 2004, he graduated from Lakeland College, in Vermillion, Alberta with a Herd Health diploma. As a member of the Lakeland College judging team, he honed his judging skills and participated at college level competitions across Canada

Show Highlights:
Cedardale Aphrodite 126A, sired by D R Revelation 467 was 1st in her class of Females Calf Born March 2013.

Baker Farms Abercrombie 10A, exhibited by Sherry Baker and sired by D R Revelation 467 took 2nd in her class of Female Calf Born 2013 and was also crowned the Reserve Champion Female Calf.

Miss Louber Remington 407Z, a Hicks Remington 31U female exhibited by Brian Coughlin was 1st in her heifer class.

AGA Yummy Girl 67Y looked awesome in the ring with her heifer calf at side. She was 1st in her class and named Reserve Champion Senior Female. Congratulations to Nicky Wade of All Girl Acres!

Congratulations to Cornerview Charolais, exhibitors of the 2013 RAWF Grand Champion Female and to Baker Farms, who exhibited the Reserve Grand Champion Female!

Cedardale Alakazam 109A, a Merit Roundup 9508W son took 1st in his bull calf class and was also crowned the Bull Calf Champion. Congratulations to Cedardale Farms!

Congratulations to the exhibitors of the Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Bull, Cornerview Charolais and ... Read More...

Canadian Western Agribition 2013

Agribition is just around the corner, taking place November 11 -26, 2013 at the Evraz Place in Regina, SK. Canít make it, not to worry just like Semex on Facebook and get up to the minute show results, event photos, tours of the barns and much more! Schedule Monday November 11, 2013 8:30 am - Canadian National 4H & Youth Judging Competition 1:30 pm - Burning of the Brand Tuesday November 12, 2013 11:00 am - First Lady Classic & Futurity 12:00 pm - Youth Showmanship Competition Wednesday November 13, 2013 9:00 am - Canadian National Speckle Park Show 10:00 am - Simmental Show 11:00 am - Angus Masterpiece Reception 12:00 pm - Gelbvieh Show 1:00 pm - Angus Masterpiece Sale 4:30 pm - Canadian National Speckle Park Sale 7:00 pm - Simmental Sale Thursday November 14,2013 9:00 am - Black Angus Show 9:00 am - Red Angsu Show 9:00 am - Lowline Show 12:00 pm - Gelbvieh Sale 2:00 pm - Shorthorn Sale 2:30 pm - Limousin Show 3:30 pm - Charolais Show 5:00 pm - Hereford Sale Friday November 15, 2013 9:00 am - Hereford Show (Polled & Horned) 9:00 am - Shorthorn Show 10:00 am - Maine Anjou Show 10:00 am - Commercial Cattle & Heifer Alley Show 12:30 pm - Limousin Reception & Sale 2:30 pm - Charolais Show 7:00 pm - Angus Sale, Power and Perfection Saturday November 16, 2013 9:00 am - Prospect Steer & Heifer Show 9:00 am - Canadian Junior Beef Extreme 10:00 am - Bull Pen Alley 12:00 pm - Commercial Cattle Sale 1:00 pm - Prospect Steer & Heifer Sale 4:00 pm - RBC Beef Supreme Challenge Click here for complete schedule of events.
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See you in Regina

Semex is extremely excited as we pack up for the 2012 Canadian Western Agribiton in Regina, SK! Agribition is known as the largest purebred beef livestock show in Canada with over 1,500 head of North America's best cattle on display. This year the show will host cattle from over†10 breeds. Semex is extremely excited to be at the show again this year and we look forward to visiting with breeders at the booth and in the barns. Hope to see you there!
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RAWF - Semex Facebook Coverage

The RAWF is just around the corner. Can’t make it, not to worry just like Semex on Facebook and get up to the minute show results, event photos, tours of the barns and much more! Also remember to follow us on Facebook for contest running throughout the RAWF, you never know what we may post. Click here to see our Facebook page.
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RAWF Beef Weekend

The Royal Agricutlural Winter Fair officially opens their doors on Friday November 1, 2013 and Semex is extremely excited to be apart of this amazing event again this year! Beef shows kick off the show taking place Friday November 1 to Monday November 4.

RAWF Schedule
Friday November 1, 2013
8:00 am - Young Canadian Simmental Show
8:30 am - Limousin Junior Showmanship Show
11:00 am - Queen's Guineas Show
11:30 am - Junior Hereford Showmanship
11:30 am - Charolais Show
4:30 pm - Queen's Guineas Auction
6:30 pm - Royal Elite All Breed Sale

Saturday November 2, 2013
9:00 am - National Hereford Show
10:00 am - Shorthorn Show
4:00 pm - Simmental Show
4:00 pm - Limousin Show

Sunday November 3, 2013
9:00 am - National Junior Beef Heifer Showmanship Classes
10:00 am - Angus Show

Monday November 4, 2013
9:00 am - National Junior Beef Heifer Show Confirmation

Click here to see full RAWF week schedule.
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The RAWF is just around the corner...

The RAWF is a week away, and Semex is excitedly getting ready for the big event! Host to some of the world’s top beef shows, Semex Beef is proud to be a major sponsor and participant yet again this year. Myles Immerkar, Semex Alliance Beef Programs Manager and Jeannine Hamilton, Semex Alliance Beef Support Specialist will both be in attendance on RAWF Beef weekend touring through the barns and taking in shows at the Ring of Excellence, so if you see them feel free to say hello or stop by the Semex Alliance booth to visit with us and learn about the new sires for 2014.
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Canadian Simmental Fall 2013 EPDs Now Online

The Canadian Simmental Association recently released the Fall 2013 EPDs, and Semex is happy to announce they are now available online. Click here to check out all the new numbers, or browse through our Fall 2013 highlights below:

ACS Red Boomer 659S - provides breeders with proven calving ease predictability, top 1% for CE and top 3% for BW!

Alliance Polled Warrior - polled, powerful and tonnes of maternal strength all in a well balanced and stylish package.

BLCC MR Renegade 183X - exceptional growth wiht breed leading maternal strength. Top 2% for MWW and top 3% for MILK.

Bar 5 FF Reload 1209Y - provides an outstanding balance of calving ease, growth, muscle and maternal strength. Top 3% for MILK.

Bar 5 SA Harrach 801P - amazing set of numbers with proven reliability.

Bar 5 SA Hemisphere 411R - Top 10% for CW and Fat!

Buschbeck Empire 9232W - leads of the breed for WW, YW, MWW and CW!

Champs Bravo - growth, musckle, maternal strength and carcass value all in a polled package.

Cherry Creek Nygard 1U - his dam's maternal strength is showing through, ranked in the top 15% for MWW and top 4% for MILK.

Crossroad Charger 131X - more maternal power, wiht a 70.6 MWW EPD and a 37.1 MILK EPD.

Double Bar D Rolex 267X - ranks at the top of the breed for MILK, SC, REA and FAT.

FGAF Rebel 857Y - maternal power bred well into his pedigree, he ranks at the top of the breed for MILK with an incredible 43.1 EPD!

IPU Romano 115X - power packed performance with an 81.8 WW EPD and 117.6 YW EPD.

KOP Agassiz 31S - great carcass strength with a 35.4 CW EPD, 0.65 REA EPD and a -0.096 FAT EPD.

LHVS Commander 59X - growth and maternal strength all wrapped in a well pigmented package.

LRX HP Rocket 23Y - the complete package with calving ease, growth, maternal and carcass value.

LRX Major 112Y - top of the breed for WW, YW, MCE, MWW, MILK, CW and FAT.

PHS Polled Worldwide 14W - Top 1% for MILK and FAT, Top 2% for SC and MWW.

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