As one of the dairy industry's 'must attend' events, the 92nd Royal Agricultural Winter Fair was one for the record books for Semex. Very similar to 2013, a commanding 57% of all Holsteins shown by 27 different sires were 200HO sired! Impressively, even more Semex-sired daughters placed in the top 10 in their classes in 2014 than 2013, with 97 receiving a ribbon. Forty-six placed in the top five, 12 won their classes and Semex sired eight champions.
Like no other sire ever, Braedale Goldwyn continued his show ring dominance, capturing both Premier Sire Banners, and sired nine class winners, 49 top 10 placers and the DHI Production Award Winner. And, for the fifth consecutive year a he sired the Grand & Senior Champion Female as 1st Mature Cow, RF Goldwyn Hailey, continued her winning streak, capturing the traditional blanket of roses at the end of the day.
Semex Genomax™ sires made their mark at the Royal as well. Making his Royal debut, Genomax™ and Immunity+™ sensation 0200HO06480 Val-Bisson Doorman sired the 1st Intermediate Calf & HM Junior Champion, Belfast Doorman Lovestruck. Placing 2nd in the same class was Repa Jenna Doorman, with seven other Doormans showing in the young heifer classes, gaining appreciation for Semex top seller. December 2014 proven sire prospect, 0200HO02770 Sully Hart Meridian's daughter Val-Bisson Meridian Doriane (a sister to Doorman himself) attracted a lot of attention in her stall at the Semex Walk of Fame and placed 3rd in the highly competitive Milking Yearling Class.
Once again the Canadian National Jersey show showcased 200JE sires, as Semex sires stamped their daughters with the show-winning look, including Bridon Comerica, sire of the 2014 Reserve Grand Champion & 2nd Mature Cow, Random Luck Ray Helen. Other winnings include:
- Select Scott Minister: HM Junior Champion & 1st Sr Calf: Shadowvale Minister Sharlene
- Bridon Comerica:
- 2nd Mature Cow, Res Senior Champ & Res Grand Champion: Random Luck Ray Helen
- 2nd Milking Yearling: Budjon-Vail Comerica Melissa
- Bridon Excitation: 1st Sr 3 Yr Old & BU: Dutcholm Excitation Lucita
- Bridon Jamaica: 3rd Mature Cow: RFJ Jamaica Rockstar
The Canadian National Ayrshire saw 22 different Semex sires dominate with a whopping 51% of the show including 10 daughters of Nexus Dreamer placing 1st or 2nd. Class winners include:
- 0200AY00652 Nexus Dreamer (Repromax™ & Show Time™):
- 1st Jr Yrlg: Sabliere Dreamer Perceide
- 1st Inter Yrlg: Brixham Iron Maiden
- Kildare Realistic: 1st Senior Yearling: Dale Vista Realistic Lady
- 0200AY00329 Jeylca Oblique (Repromax & HealthSmart): 1st Milking Yrlg: Money Making Oblique Rose
- 0200AY00714 Forever Schoon Pretty Boy (Genomax): 1st Sr 2 Yr Old & BU: Yellow Briar Julie
- 0200AY00711 Duo Star Pokerstar (Immunity+, Repromax, HealthSmart & Show Time):
1st Jr 3 Yr Old & HM Intermediate Champion: Glen Robert Lip Gloss
- Beau Lac Nemo: 1st Sr 3 Yr Old: & Res Intermediate Champion Chaluka Nemo Kioli
With top placings in all classes from a variety of sires offering both profitability and longevity, Semex and code 200 sires really are Genetics for Life.
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