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Highest Available Oak Son Joins Genomax

Genomic testing over 6000 young sires worldwide nets impressive results for Semex's industry-leading Genomax™ lineup. Six years after the Genomax program launched, Semex is proud of the results it nets, with modern success stories including two current top 10 TPI sires, 0200HO03753 Marbri Facebook (#4 TPI sire) and 0200HO07450 Amighetti Numero Uno (#6 TPI sire). And, rising super stars including the international sensation 0200HO06480 Val-Bisson Doorman

Joining this elite group is Semex's first and the highest ranking Oak son available in the world, 0200HO06676 Ladys-Manor Octoberfest. 

A HealthSmart™ and Robot Ready™ sire, Octoberfest has breed-leading figures of +2576 GTPI, +1960 PTAM, +751 NM$, over +130 combined Fat and Protein, low 2.69 SCS with solid type. These figures make him one of Semex's highest GTPI sires.

Octoberfest's dam is the former #1 GTPI cow, Ladys-Manor Dorcy Oda VG-88. Oda is also the dam of hot Genomax sires 0200HO03949 Ladys-Manor Olympian (Alchemy) and 0200HO10203 Ladys-Manor Doorsopen (Doorman). Like all Semex sires, Octoberfest's maternal line is deep, with the next five dams all being Excellent.

"We used Octoberfest heavily as a sire of sons," says Sire Analyst Julien Chabot. "He's a great outcross sire for many bloodlines and his dam is one of the most complete cows in the breed with three high impact sons at Semex... Olympian, Octoberfest and Doorsopen."

Ask your Semex representative today about Octoberfest or any of Semex's leading genomic young sires in the Genomax lineup today! For additional information on Semex, Genetics for Life, Genomax, HealthSmart, Robot Ready or any of Semex's products or services visit Read More...

Genomax Lineup Grows With New Supersire Son

Genomic testing over 6000 young sires worldwide nets impressive results for Semex's industry-leading Genomax™ lineup. Designed to deliver a consistent source of the world's leading genomic young sires, this program is home to some of the world's most famous and profitable genomic young sires, including the international sensation 0200HO06480 Val-Bisson Doorman and breed-leading progeny proven sires such as Facebook and Numero Uno.

Available now worldwide through this lineup is another outstanding individual bred to deliver profitable production, 0200HO07846 RH Superman (Supersire x Man-O-Man).

A HealthSmart™ and Robot Ready™ sire, Superman is one of Supersire's top sons, ranking as his #7 GTPI son at +2589 with breed-leading +95 PTAF and an extreme +807 NM$. Semex clients will appreciate he ranks as our #1 Supersire, NM$ and PTAF sire with an impressive 162 lbs combined Fat and Protein.

Like all Semex sires, Superman hails from an outstanding maternal line. His dam is a VG-85 Man-O-Man from Willsbro Baxter Pammy VG-87 and then Windy-Knoll-View Pammy the EX-95 Durham from the famous brood cow EX-95 Promis who has 19 Excellent daughters, was the dam of the 2008 All-American Produce, Nominated Global Cow of the Year in 2007 and has numerous sons in AI.

Ask your Semex representative today about Superman or any of Semex's leading genomic young sires in the Genomax lineup today! For additional information on Semex, Genetics for Life, Genomax, HealthSmart, Robot Ready or any of Semex's products or services visit www.semex.com

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Top-Notch Stanton Bulls Join Genomax Program

Semex is pleased to announce that two world-renown genomic sires, Stantons Capital Gain and Stantons High Octane, will join Semex's Genomax™ program in 2015.

Progressive dairymen worldwide count on Semex's Genomax lineup to provide a consistent source of the world's leading genomic young sires. This program is home to some of the world's most famous and profitable genomic young sires, including the international sensation 0200HO06480 Val-Bisson Doorman and breed-leading progeny proven sires such as Facebook and Numero Uno.

"Acquiring these two young bulls underscores our commitment to being the world's leading genetic supplier," says Brad Sayles, Semex Vice-President Global Marketing. "Providing our clients with these industry-leading type and milk McCutchen sons both deepens and compliments our lineup. Very shortly dairymen worldwide will have easy access to both of these sires, putting them to work in their herds, improving their genetic gain and increasing profitability." 

Available worldwide beginning January 1 and March 1 in Canada, both Capital Gain and High Octane offer breed-leading type with high NM$ and high GTPI rankings, and they're from one of the industry's most prolific families... The Chassitys! Their dam is the VG-87 Observer from Chassity the EX-92 GMD DOM 14* Shottle who is the dam of popular sires including Colt 45, Charlie and Gold Chip. Next dam EX-92-2E GMD DOM 6* Cinderella and then the famous Barbie EX-92 GMD DOM 6*.

Sired by the popular McCutchen, Capital Gain has the highest combined PTAT and PTAM figures for any McCutchen son at +3.03 PTAT and +1854 PTAM with a high +2468 GTPI and +121 CFP. Full brother High Octane is McCutchen's #1 PTAT and #1 UDC sire at +3.24 with a +3.13 ... Read More...

Semex Releases Top McCutchen Son

Semex is committed to delivering Genetics for Life to our clients and we’re more confident than ever that our Genomax™ program offers the very best and brightest genomic superstars.

The Genomax lineup is among the most successful genomic lineups in the industry, graduating sires such as the December #4, #6 and #13 TPI sires and the #1 LPI sire! Led by household names such as Facebook and Numero Uno and now the international sensation 0200HO06480 Val-Bisson Doorman, our rigorous selection standards ensure that Semex’s Genomax sires are the industry’s finest, most desirable and profitable young bulls available anywhere.

Available now through this lineup is one of the industry’s best McCutchen sons, 0200HO10123 Silverridge V Entail.  Hailing from one of the most prolific cow families in the industry, his dam is the VG-86 Snowman daughter, Velthuis SG Snow Event, the #13 GLPI cow in Canada. Next dam is Calbrett Planet Eve VG-86 2*, then Wabash-Way Evett VG-86 DOM 14*, VG-87 GMD DOM 13* Elita and then nine more generations of VG or EX dams! 

Sired by the popular McCutchen, Entail ranks as his #3 PTAM and #3 PTAF son and is Semex’s #1 NM$ McCutchen son, at +676 NM$, +2077 PTAM, +70 PTAF, +2.46 PTAT with over 130 lbs CFP and +3.3 PL.

Entail has been a popular mating sire and is available now in the US. For more information on Semex, Genetics for Life, Genomax or any of Semex’s brands visit: www.semex.com

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SEMEX'S IMMUNITY+ MEETING & EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS

New technologies are always coming along that claim a host of benefits. Seldom, however, do such technologies deliver on or surpass their original claims. Immunity+ is a special innovation that does indeed meet or exceed original expectations. And, with a 25% heritability, Immunity+ sires can help improve a herd's overall health and longevity.

Based on the HIR technology developed by Dr. Bonnie Mallard and her colleagues at the University of Guelph, the research surrounding this technology spans decades. It shows that HIR cows have 19-30% lower disease incidence compared to herd averages. These cows also respond better to commercial vaccines and produce higher quality colostrum. As a result, they are more profitable by bringing in more revenue, lowering costs and wasting less of the dairyman's time. And, most importantly, Immunity+ works.

"There is a lot of on-going research in the immune response field, and in each case, the findings further validate the many benefits of Immunity+," says Jay Shannon, Semex Global Dairy Solutions Manager. "High immune response technology and Immunity+ sires have shown their potential to be one of the most significant innovations in the genetics industry, having a profound effect on a dairy's strategy to improve overall animal health."

Joining the proven Immunity+ lineup following the December 2014 genetic evaluation are:

  • 0200HO07450 AMIGHETTI NUMERO UNO ... MAN-O-MAN x SHOTTLE
  • 0200HO02654 MISTY SPRINGS BRACKLEY ... MAN-O-MAN x WILDMAN
  • 0200HO02698 MISTY SPRINGS SUPERSONI ... SUPER x SHOTTLE
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SEMEX HEALTHSMART LINEUP INCLUDES FEED EFFICIENCY

In August 2009, the HealthSmart™ lineup was launched as a means for Semex clients to quickly identify bulls that would sire the most valuable and profitable cows on the dairy. Five years later, the HealthSmart brand still represents sires that provide fertile and healthy daughters, but also more feed efficient cows.

“By including Feed Efficiency in HealthSmart, we’re further emphasizing moderate-sized cattle, healthy cattle, efficient cattle and all around good commercial cows,” says Jay Shannon, Semex Global Dairy Solutions Manager. “These cows are the profitable kind. They have more efficient production, lower maintenance costs, lower health costs, better fertility and lead longer, more productive lives. They’re exactly what dairymen are looking for and what we’re talking about when we talk about Genetics for Life.”

The HealthSmart lineup includes these popular sires: 

  • 0200HO07450  AMIGHETTI NUMERO UNO
  • 0200HO00402  MAINSTREAM MANIFOLD
  • 0200HO03753  MARBRI FACEBOOK
  • 0200HO02698  MISTY SPRINGS SUPERSONIC
  • 0200HO00560  MONUMENT IMPRESSION
  • 0200HO00528  SILDAHL JETT AIR

The following Genomax™ bulls are also designated HealthSmart:

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Semex's Genomax Success Continues With December Evaluations

With the December genetic evaluation, Semex is more confident than ever that our programs offer our clients everywhere what they’re looking for through our lineup of newly released daughter proven sires, high reliability sires and the very youngest and brightest genomic superstars.

Semex highlights include the industry’s first Genomic Giant, 0200HO7450 Amighetti Numero Uno (Man-O-Man x Shottle x Iron) receiving his first official proof, ranking him as the #6 TPI sire! He’s in good company at the top of the list, joining 0200HO03753 Marbri Facebook (#4 TPI and #1 LPI sire), 0200HO02698 Misty Springs Supersonic (Superstition x Shottle Satin x Sizzle) graduating at #13 TPI and Millionaire Sire 0200HO00402 Mainstream Manifold in the top 20 GTPI sires in the world.

Genomax™:
Led by household names including 0200HO06480 Val-Bisson Doorman and the program’s most famous graduates to date, Facebook and Numero Uno, our rigorous selection standards ensure that Semex’s Genomax sires are the industry’s finest, most desirable and profitable young bulls available anywhere:

0200AY00785    LAGACE MONDIAL ... BINGO x REALITY

0200HO09332   COMESTAR CURRICULUM ... MCCUTCHEN x SNOWMAN
0200HO10135   DELABERGE LOPTIMUM ... SHOTGLASS x PLANET
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December 2014 Proofs Online At Semex

The December 2014 LPI & TPI proofs are now online on Semex's website at www.semex.com!      

Semex is dedicated to our customers’ success and profitability, whether they’re seeking GLPI, GTPI, Type, Net Merit $, Calving Ease, Immunity+ or any of the other traits that drive profitability at the farm gate. We believe that this is Genetics for Life. Each genetic evaluation confirms this commitment and drives us towards future success.

Holstein Highlights:

  • 0200HO03753 Marbi Facebook is #1 LPI sire & #4 TPI sire
  • Semex’s #1 new release TPI bull 0200HO07450 Amighetti Numero Uno
    • #6 TPI sire overall
  • Semex’s #2 new release TPI bull 0200HO02698 Misty Springs Supersonic
    • #13 TPI sire overall

Jersey Highlights:

  • 0200JE00470 Comestar JDF Beautifull
    • #5 GLPI sire overall
    • One of only two double digit bulls for conformation in the top 30  at +12 with +11 mammary and +13 feet and legs
  • 0200JE00183 Sunset Canyon David  
    • Semex’s #1 new release Genomax™ graduate
    • Will rank in the top 15 active sires in the USA for GJPI
    • Three of the top six and five of the top 15 young bulls for Genomic Parent Average for LPI in Canada and three of the top four for Conformation
  • 0200JE00912 Gabys Archer is a top 10 young sire in USA for GJPI with semen available

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BLACK JOINS SEMEX AS NEW ENGLAND PARTNER DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Semex is pleased to announce that Jamie Black will be joining its team as the New England Partner Development Manager effective Monday, December 1.

As a Partner Development Manager, Jamie will be responsible for delivering dairy genetic solutions to Semex customers in New England. These solutions focus on client needs and creating value at the farm gate. Born and raised on an eastern Ontario Registered Holstein farm, Jamie has extensive real world dairy experience. Working as an international professional dairy cattle fitter, he has assisted dairymen in marketing and promoting their own individuals while also developing his Opportunity Genetics herd that has bought and sold numerous All-American and All-Canadian Holsteins and Jerseys. This extensive list includes well-known names including: Cowtown Durham Grasshopper; Ms Atwood Madison; Vandenberg Amedeo Gorgeous; and Greenlane Destry Laurel.

In recent years, Jamie has been a key contact for cattle sales from coast to coast and has managed several successful auctions and tag sales, as well as officiating at several national shows. These shows include the New York Spring Red & White Show, New York Spring Ayrshire Show, All-American Red & White Show and was recently Associate Judge at the All-American Jersey Show in Louisville.

“We’re extremely excited to have Jamie joining our team,” says Paul Krueger, Semex Director, Sales and Business Development, United States. “His knowledge of genetics and focus on breed improvement make him an ideal fit to promote our Genetics for Life™ philosophy through our programs and services throughout New England.” 

Jamie and his wife Petra, a large animal veterinarian, reside in Constable, New York.

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Semex Dominates The Royal

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.

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