Company News

New Sexed Black Angus Option

Semex Beef is excited to announce a new Black Angus sire has been added to our sexed semen offering. Mohnen Image Maker 21 is now available both in conventional and sexed semen options to Canadian breeders. An industry leading calving ease sire, he provides a fresh new pedigree that combines maternal strength and performance in a well-balanced and phenotypically correct package. Contact our local representative to order today.
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CIAQ Celebrates 65 Years

Semex congratulates its owner Centre d’insémination artificielle du Québec (CIAQ) as they celebrate their 65th anniversary of service to dairy and beef producers.  After a modest start in 1948, CIAQ pursued its own path over the years to become the largest enterprise of its kind in Canada with 300 employees and approximately 700 sires. In 1998, CIAQ became the property of three Quebec producer groups: the Fédération des producteurs de lait du Quebec (FPLQ), the Conseil québécois des races laitières inc. (CQRL) and the Conseil provincial des cercles d'amélioration du bétail inc. (CP CAB).  It is therefore appropriate to celebrate this anniversary by highlighting the cattle breeders of Quebec who have supported the enterprise in its growth, in the improvement of its products and in the innovative of its services to be able to continually go farther in the genetic development of cattle herds and ensuring the profitability and sustainability for all dairy and beef producers in Quebec. Promotions and prizes for cattle breeders and young farmers will take place throughout the year as a great way to underline the event. CIAQ publications will provide all the details in order that everybody can participate.  Our know how, the commitment of our employees and the loyalty of our clients represent just one of the pillars of CIAQ’s success, a rendez-vous with success that has been 65 years in the making.  The 2013 year promises to be an excellent one for CIAQ and its clients. Since our first day 65 years ago, we have been motivated by the passion to serve our clients and to play a leading role in all projects which we have taken on. This is the reason why we will celebrate this anniversary year with the theme “As Passionate As Ever!”, a fitting slogan to inspire us to continue to pursue benefits for our producer clientele in the same fashion as in the past.
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Limestone Darkhorse U322

Limestone Darkhorse U322 is one of the most exciting sires to come onto the market in 2009. Selling for $140,000 at the 2009 Limestone LCC sale, this incredible Raven son is the complete package with a powerful pedigree, exceptional depth, impressive muscle and plenty of eye appeal.

Semen is now available in Canada

For more information on this sire click here.

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Videos Now Online!

Selecting the correct sire to use in your herd is an extremely important decision and that is why we are happy to announce that we now have bull videos online for viewing. This is an incredible tool which allows you to personally evaluate a sire from every angle as well as see how the bull moves. We will continue to upload bull videos as they come available, however here is a list of the videos we currently have on our website for viewing:

Black Angus
FGAF Hollywood 602S
G A R Efficiency 7295
HF Challenger 162U
MVF VRD Dateline 913P
Royal On Time DRCC 6059S
S A V Wall Street 7091

Cedardale Rebel 3R

ZTM McCoy 5P Signature 178S

Circle-D 32P Speed 59S
Elm-Lodge Next Big Thing 3N
Glenlees CL 151L Rigid 23P
McCoy 532M Powerhouse 77P
WLB Global 72M 50S

JBAK Montana 680M
PLND Senator 322S
RPY Paynes Thunderstruck
Wulfs Lowell 7215L

Red Angus
Red 5L Gunfire 1173-6966
Red 5L Travlin Express 1892-6295
Red Bar-E-L Touch Down 100T
Red BJR AH Branded Beef L107
Red Brylor Redwood 217S
Red Champlain Serenade 2513P
Red Lazy MC Gridiron 66S
Red Ter-Ron Full Blast 120T
Red U-2 Illicit 423P
Red U-2 Infinite 408P

Wolf Willow Major Leroy 1M

Bar 5 P SA Evolution 418S
Bar 5 P SA Expert 826M
Bar 5 SA Burner 825R
Bar 5 SA Harrach 801P
Bar 5 SA Hemisphere 411R
Bar 5 SA Hold 407N
Bar 5 SA Houdini 402R
Bar 5 SA Joe 412P
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Highliner New to Semex Line-Up

We are pleased to announce the addition of Highliner to the Semex club calf line-up. He is big footed, extra sound, huge boned with excellent hair and will provide an incredible balance of maternal strength with growth and muscle. For more information on him or to order semen please contact your local representative.
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Semex Sires 2009 Expica Simbrah Bull Champion

Vikingo De Agrosimm RM-446, a son of Elton Polled Western 23H, was crowned the Central American Champion Simbrah Bull at the recent Expica Permanente 2009 in Managua, Nicaragua.
For more information on Elton Polled Western 23H click here .
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2009 World Angus Forum

From July 13-16 Angus breeders from all around the world came together at Spruce Meadows in Calgary, Alberta for the 2009 World Angus Forum.
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Fall EPDs Now Online

Fall EPDs are now available online for Black Angus, Red Angus, Hereford, Limousin and Gelbvieh.

Watch for Simmental, Charolais and Shorthorn fall EPDs, coming soon.
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2009 World Angus Forum

Angus breeders from all around the world will be coming together in Calgary, Alberta next week for the 2009 World Angus Forum. From July 13th to July 16th Spruce Meadows will host thousands of visitors from around the world and will have over a 1000 head of cattle on display. Other attractions include:

Black & Red Angus Shows
World Angus Forum Angus Sale
International Embryo Program Cattle on Display
Heritage & Working Ranch Day Tour
Canadian World Angus Futurity Show Finals
Technical Conference and Speakers
Gala Evening

Semex is extremely proud to be a major sponsor and participant of the WAF. Please come and visit us in the lounge at the Semex Barn F, we would love to meet you.
For more information on the World Angus Forum click here

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New Gelbvieh - JRI Top Grid 254T725

The Semex Gelbvieh sire line-up continues to grow with the welcomed addition of JRI Top Grid 254T725, a phenomenal black homo polled purebred that will combine muscle, growth, performance and maternal strength. Semen is now available in Canada. For more information on Top Grid please click here .
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