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Semex Sires Lead GTPI Rankings In August Summary

Semex’s Genomax program continues to be enviable worldwide, as 200HO is now home to the breed’s #1 and #5 GTPI sires in August 2016! These sires along with new releases and mainstays including Millionaire Sire, 0200HO00402 Mainstream Manifold who has ranked in the top 100 an impressive 22 consecutive times, spell success for Semex’s Genomax program. August highlights include: December 2015 graduate, 0200HO02792 Sandy-Valley Saloon now ranks as Holstein USA's #1 High Ranking Sire at +2669 GTPI! This increase saw his figures rise to +2749 PTAM, +87 Pro, +96 Fat, +2.84 PTAT and +2669 GTPI, making him the highest PTAT sire in the top 20 and and the highest PTAM bull in the top 60. As an A2A2 sire, he's one of the most in-demand sires globally. Ranking as the #5 GTPI sire, 0200HO03859 Sully Munition debuts with a full proof at an impressive +7.8 PL and +2557 GTPI. Also A2A2, Munition is a Repromax™, Calving Ease, Robot Ready and HealthSmart™ sire. Dairymen tell us they’re happy with their trouble-free Munitions. The breed's leading *RC sire, 0200HO02828 Dymentholm S Sympatico *RC, increased to +2482 GTPI and +1854 PTAM with low 2.76 SCS, +4.7 PL, ranking as the #17 GTPI sire. Along with his high fertility Repromax™ status he’s also HealthSmart™, Calving Ease, Robot Ready and Red & White, making him even more valuable. Graduating in August are two Facebook sons, 0200HO02875 Teemar Alistair and 0200HO02870 Mr Lookout P Enforcer. Alistair is +2353 GTPI and Enforcer is +2348 GTPI. Alistair is a Calving Ease and Repromax™ sire. Enforcer is a Calving Ease and A2A2 sire. Semex’s US Genomax lineup has nearly 150 active Holstein sires including 21 over +2600 GTPI, 67 over +2500 GTPI and averages of +623 NM$, 2.80 SCS, +4.6 PL and +2.18 PTAT from 49 different sires!   Topping this ... Read More...

SEMEX ANNOUNCES GERRIT WENSINK PRESIDENT & CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

Semex is pleased to announce that Gerrit Wensink (EastGen) has been appointed as President & Chairman of the Board for 2016-2017, succeeding Norm McNaughton (EastGen). Norm will continue as Executive Member of the Board. Also assisting Gerrit is Gary Bowers (CIAQ), who has been re-elected for a second term serving as Vice President. Other members of the Board of Directors include: Robert Wright (EastGen); Warren MacIntosh (EastGen); and Art Pruim (WestGen).   Semex is also pleased to welcome four new members who will serve on its Board of Directors: Jean Bissonnette (CIAQ) Ben Brandsema (WestGen) Jean-François Morin (CIAQ) Jean-François Simard (CIAQ) Semex consists of three Partner Owners: WestGen, CIAQ (Centre d'insémination artificielle du Québec) and EastGen. For more information on Semex please visit www.semex.com ... Read More...

DREW SLOAN JOINS SEMEX AS DIRECTOR, INTERNATIONAL SALES & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Semex believes that people are the cornerstone of its success and is pleased to announce the hiring of Drew Sloan as Director, International Sales & Business Development. Based in the UK and effective August 24, 2016, Drew will manage European and other key markets.  Very familiar with all facets of the dairy industry, Drew began his work as a Sire Analyst for Genus. While at Genus he had an extremely successful career and was instrumental in the planning, execution and implementing the purchase of ABS Global. His roles included product development, semen production and finally in sales and marketing as Director for Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. In 2009, Drew joined the Scottish Government as Chief Agricultural Officer. In this prestigious position, he led a staff of 600, providing business and agriculture industry advice to the Cabinet Secretary. Most recently, Drew held the position of Chief Executive Officer for Silent Herdsman Ltd. Through his leadership skills he worked with their board to develop the company's strategy, ultimately leading to the business' sale in February 2016. "Drew wished to join Semex," says Gordon Miller, Semex's Vice President, Sales & Business Development. "He saw us as the fastest growing, most innovative ... Read More...

VINCE BOSQUET RETIRES AS SEMEX CFO

Semex announces today that the company’s Chief Financial Officer, Vince Bosquet, will retire effective June 30, 2016, bringing to a close 25 remarkable years of service to Semex and our partners. Bosquet’s contribution to Semex began as General Manager of Eastern Breeders Inc (EBI) where he worked closely with the General Managers of Westgen, CIAQ and Gencor to form the Semex Alliance in 1997. Ten years later, he joined Semex as the Chief Financial Officer, leading the financial reporting team, the information technology department, and also serving as Vice President Corporate Affairs. “Vince was integrally involved in expanding our global footprint,” says Paul Larmer, Semex Chief Executive Officer. “He has always thought of Semex first, and has been a support to not only me personally, but also our Board of Directors. Vince’s greatest asset has always been his open, direct and bilingual communication. This, along with his great sense of humour, quickly and easily made him a key resource to the entire Semex organization.” During his tenure, Semex experienced unprecedented sales growth, with an expanded presence in both the global marketplace and emerging markets, changing the traditional business model. Key to his success, Vince had a deep understanding of the entire Semex organization, considering the supply chain, marketplace and the future in his analysis. “To grow, you have to invest,” reflects Bosquet. “The challenge was to invest wisely, ... Read More...

Semex's Immunity+: Best Option To Improve Herd Health

Like no other product on the market, Immunity+ with its 30% heritability, distinguishes Semex as the genetic company of choice for dairymen worldwide. “Our clients want the very best options to improve their herds’ health,” says Paul Krueger, Semex Immunity+ Global Brand Manager. “Without a doubt, Immunity+ is their best option. It’s 30% heritable and is the only full-body solution for herd health that begins at birth.” At the heart of this technology is more than 20 years of research and over 100 published papers in scientific journals on immunogenetics and the many associated health benefits. Immune response selection is highly effective, because it’s 30% heritable. Each generation bred to an Immunity+ sire is expected to reduce disease incidence by at least 4-8% and these offspring produce higher quality colostrum with more antibodies and have a greater response to commercial vaccines. In April 2016 Semex in the US has: 39 Genomax Immunity+ bulls over +2400 GTPI 20 Genomax Immunity+ bulls over +2500 GTPI 5 Genomax Immunity+ bulls over +2600 GTPI Three new Jersey Immunity+ bulls: 0200JE01039 Sun Valley Jive                    0200JE01044 Faria Brothers Matic 0200JE01047 Faria Brothers Courtois     For more information on Semex, Genetics for Life, Immunity+, Genomax sires or any of Semex’s brands visit: www.semex.com  ... Read More...

Semex Genomax Program Continues Graduating Profitable Sires

Sourcing the world’s best genetics worldwide for Semex’s leading Genomax™ program is netting impressive results. Dairymen everywhere appreciate sires that offer profitable, long-lasting and reliable results. The April genetic evaluation solidified these efforts and ensures our clients have the very best genetic portfolio to choose from.    Leading the list of program graduates is a December graduate, 0200HO02792 Sandy-Valley Saloon, who added over 400 daughters to his proof and rose to the #2 High Ranking Sire position. This increase saw his figures rise to +2553 PTAM, +2.70 PTAT and +2618 GTPI, making him the highest PTAT sire in the top 10 and and the highest PTAM bull in the top 40. This A2A2 sire is also the #1 sire in Italy and one of the most demanded A2A2 sires worldwide. The breed's leading *RC sire, 0200HO02828 Dymentholm S Sympatico *RC, increased to +2473 GTPI and +1844 PTAM with low SCS, +4.7 PL. Along with his high fertility Repromax™ status and HealthSmart™, Calving Ease™, Robot Ready™ and Red & White™ brands he’s even more valuable. Graduating in April is Immunity+™ sire 0200HO03877 Coyne-Farms Jabir. Jabir debuts at +2412 GTPI, with +5.8 PL, 2.72 SCS, +4.7 DPR and 4.6 Fertility Index. He’s a Facebook from a VG-85 Freddie x VG-85 DOM Ramos x four more VG or EX dams. Jabir carries the valuable Immunity+ status as well as being HealthSmart, Calving Ease and Robot Ready. Never stronger, our Genomax lineup has over 120 active Holstein sires including 97 over +2400 GTPI, 58 over +2500 GTPI as well as impressive averages of +582 NM$, +4.4 PL from 85 different sires and 65+ maternal grandsires! Topping this US list: 0200HO10586 De-Su Fedex: #1 Lottomax son at +2681 GTPI with 94 Fat, $858 NM$, +7.7 PL with leading $1118 DWP$. This Immunity+ and HealthSmart sire’s dam is VG-85 Mogul x VG-86 Domain x ... Read More...

Semex DPW$ Indexes Online

Semex is committed to developing long-lasting relationships and offering genetic solutions based on our clients’ needs. Semex and Zoetis both believe in putting clients first, and this shared philosophy is at the heart of providing Zoetis’ Dairy Wellness Profit Index™ (DWP$™) to Semex clients. “Zoetis’ new Dairy Wellness Profit Index is another tool we’re pleased to offer Semex clients,” says Paul Krueger, Semex Immunity+™ Global Brand Manager and Director, Sales and Business Development, United States. “We firmly believe in putting our clients’ needs first, and offering them the very best genetic solutions. In April, we’ve added DWP$ to our lineup alongside NM$, GTPI and other profit indexes, ensuring our clients have all information in their decision making process. This, along with the Immunity+ lineup and its 30% heritability, ensures Semex has the most complete and superior genetic portfolio available worldwide.” New in April 2016, DWP$ was developed from Zoetis’ CLARIFIDE® Plus results and is a multi-trait selection index that includes production, fertility, type, longevity, wellness traits and polled results, allowing producers to use corrective matings to improve herd health. Following the first round of Zoetis DWP$ testing, Semex is very pleased with the results. From the 440 Semex sires tested the average was $626, with 100 testing in the top 1% (of all males and females tested), nine were over $1000 (top 0.01%) and 33 were over $900. This group is led by 0200HO10586 De-Su Fedex at $1118, and includes familiar names such as 0200HO10417 Maryclerc Magicity and 0200HO10446 De-Su Conspire. Contact your Semex representative today about these sires, Immunity+ or any of ... Read More...

Four Sires Joined Growing Genomax Lineup March 1

Semex has added four leading sires to its Genomax™ lineup, each contributing to one of the industry’s most sought after and diverse lineups available today: 0200HO10576 Siemers Runaway is Semex’s first Lottomax son and has an impressive +2627 GTPI, +812 NM$, +1943 PTAM, +0.10% F, +151 CFP with +6.0 PL and 2.88 SCS. His dam is a VG-86 Supersire x EX-93 Windbrook x seven more VG or EX dams, giving him a rock solid pedigree. Runaway is a HealthSmart™, Robot Ready™ and A2A2™ sire. 0200HO10577 Westcoast Kerrigan is Semex's #1 Kingboy son and is a HealthSmart™, Robot Ready™ and A2A2™ sire. He’s stacking impressive figures of +2641 GTPI, +1446 PTAM, +764 NM$, +119 CFP, +0.05% F, +0.03%P with +6.6 PL, +2.0 DPR and 2.75 SCS. From a famous maternal line, his dam is a VG-87 Numero Uno x VG-87 Robust x VG-87 1* Planet Sapphire x EX-92-2E Bolton x five more generations VG/EX to Dellia. 0200HO10500 RJR Spiderman was released late February due to high demand as the #1 Pure son available. He carries the coveted Immunity+™ status and is also HealthSmart™ with +2641 GTPI, +729 NM$ and +2.40 PTAT, +2.19 UDC, +2.02 FLC. His dam is a VG-85 Numero Uno x Domain x another VG-88 dam. Jersey breeders are taking note of 0777JE01043 Sherkholme Viroqua, an Influx x Perform x Merchant that transmits excellent udders (19.9 JUI), positive percentages from a different pedigree. Viroqua is HealthSmart™ and Robot Ready™ sire that is available Sexxed™ in the US. Ask your Semex representative today about adding any of Semex’s leading genomic young sires in the Genomax lineup today! For additional information on Semex, Genomax, or any of Semex’s products or services visit www.semex.com ... Read More...

SEMEX - ZOETIS PARTNERSHIP EXPANDS CLIENT SOLUTIONS

Working shoulder-to-shoulder with our clients worldwide, Semex is committed to finding synergistic relationships and offering genetic solutions based on our clients’ needs. Semex and Zoetis both believe in putting clients first, and this shared philosophy is at the heart of providing Zoetis’ Dairy Wellness Profit Index™ (DWP$™) to Semex clients. “Zoetis’ new Dairy Wellness Profit Index is another tool we’re pleased to offer Semex clients,” says Paul Krueger, Semex Immunity+ Global Brand Manager and Director, Sales and Business Development, United States. “We firmly believe in putting our clients’ needs first, and offering them the very best genetic solutions. Adding DWP$ to our lineup alongside NM$, GTPI and other profit indexes offers our clients additional information in their decision making process. This, along with having the world’s only immune genetics available with nearly 150 Immunity+™ sires, ensures Semex has the most complete and superior genetic portfolio available worldwide.” DWP$ was developed from Zoetis’ CLARIFIDE® Plus results and is a multi-trait selection index that includes production, fertility, type, longevity, wellness traits and polled results, allowing producers to use corrective matings to improve herd health. Exclusive to Semex, Immunity+ is based on 20 years of research, over 100 published papers and is 30% heritable. And, it’s the sole, full-body solution to herd health for both viral and bacterial diseases. “Our clients are looking for and deserve the best options to improve herd health,” says Krueger. “At 30% heritability, using Immunity+ is one of the easiest decisions you can make to improve the health of your entire herd, ... Read More...

SEMEXWORKS™: A TOOL AS INDIVIDUAL AS YOUR DAIRY

Launched in January 2014 in the US, SemexWorks™ is proving to be one of the most innovative, user-friendly and individualized technologies ever taken on dairies. “We really think this is the way it should be,” says Paul Krueger, Semex Director, Sales and Business Development, USA. “Semex clients are using their own economics and calculating the return on investment of their genetic decisions. No one else can offer this service and it underscores our commitment to bringing our clients tools as individualized as they are.”      SemexWorks is an easy-to-use, touch-based tablet software that truly puts the client in the driver’s seat, by selecting the traits, strategies and economic parameters that are important to him. This results in a personalized selection formula that fits their unique criteria. After identifying key traits that are important to the dairy, bulls are given a client index value based on the areas the client emphasizes, the weightings placed on traits and also herd segmentation. This provides a bull listing that is easy to navigate and ranked on individual breeding goals by herd segment. “Our double-digit growth is directly attributed to Semex being the industry’s only fully integrated AI company,” says Krueger. “We’re delivering solutions that have real meaning and value. This includes Immunity+™, Semex ai24™, as well as a diverse and powerful lineup. And now with SemexWorks, we’ve simplified the buying process, and given our clients confidence that their genetic decisions are right for their economics and goals. In 2016 we’re looking for another exciting year, working shoulder-to-shoulder with more and more dairymen from coast to coast.” For ... Read More...