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LOWELL LINDSAY NAMED 2015 NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE PIONEER

Semex is pleased to announce that Lowell Lindsay has been named a National Dairy Shrine Pioneer for 2015.

Each year the National Dairy Shrine honors three or four ‘pioneers’ of the dairy industry. An anonymous selection committee selects these pioneers based on their professional affiliations and activities, civic and community involvement and outstanding contribution to the dairy industry.

“It is a great pleasure and honour to support the nomination of Lowell for the National Dairy Shrine Pioneer Award on behalf of Semex,” says Paul Larmer, Semex Chief Executive Officer. “When I think of Lowell’s career, it is a reflection of this man’s love and passion for our industry, including his career, cows and also his various and significant accomplishments. And, while his career has been highlighted by the sires acquired, the daughters of these bulls will continue to influence our industry well into the future, as will the thousands of keen breeders, showmen, fitters and dairy youth worldwide that have been fortunate enough to learn from one of our industry’s true artists.”

The annual National Dairy Shrine Awards Banquet will be held on Thursday, October 1 in Madison, Wisconsin. For more information about the banquet or about students, producers or industry representatives being recognized by National Dairy Shrine, please contact Dr. David Selner, Executive Director, at info@dairyshrine.org

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Semex Announces Board of Directors

Semex is pleased to welcome two new members who will serve on its Board of Directors:

  • Art Pruim representing WestGen
  • Martin Grégoire representing CIAQ

In 2015-2016 Norm McNaughton (EastGen), will serve as President & Chairman of the Board, assisted by Vice President Gary Bowers (CIAQ) and Executive Member Henry Gisler (WestGen). Other members of the Board of Directors include: Léonard Chabot (CIAQ); Germain Lehoux (CIAQ); Robert Wright (EastGen); Warren MacIntosh (EastGen); and Gerrit Wensink (EastGen).

Semex is comprised of three Partner Owners: WestGen, CIAQ (Centre d’insémination artificielle du Québec) and EastGen.

For more information on Semex, Genetics for Life or any of Semex’s products and services visit www.semex.com 

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Semex's Immunity+ Continues Meeting & Exceeding Expectations

In 2013, decades of research and hard work in collaboration with the world-reknown University of Guelph in Canada resulted in the launch of Semex’s Immunity+ sires worldwide.

“Some cows and cow families just do not get sick,” says Semex CEO Paul Larmer. “They go virtually unnoticed in the herd, doing their job day in and day out. Worldwide, dairymen are requesting these sires because they know, just like we know, that it makes sense. And, lowering drug costs and increasing productivity through healthier calves and cows is a goal of all producers everywhere. In 2013, Dairy Herd Management recognized Immunity+ as an Innovative Product of the Year at World Dairy Expo. This was a very definite endorsement from the dairy industry that this technology is truly unique, valuable and a game changer.”

High immune response technology has shown the potential to be one of the more significant innovations in the genetics industry. Producers worldwide are recognizing the value of using Immunity+ sires in their own strategy to improve their herd and animal health.

Joining the proven Immunity+ lineup following the April 2015 genetic evaluation are:

  • 0200HO07447            AMIGHETTI NUMERO DUE : MAN-O-MAN x SHOTTLE
  • 0200HO02753            BROOKVIEW MASTERPIECE : DORCY x BOLIVER
  • 0200HO03772            BRU-DALE SNOWDEN : DESTRY*RC x SHOTTLE
  • 0200HO06320            CANGEN PINKMAN : SUPER x ... Read More...

Semex Genomax & Repromax Deliver Performance In April Proofs

Genomic testing over 6000 young sires worldwide, gives Semex’s industry-leading Genomax™ program a decisive edge. Consistently delivering the world’s leading genomic young sires, Semex is proud to debut 0200HO02770 Sully Hart Meridian on the international stage with the April 2015 proof round. With daughter data accumulating, this Repromax™, Calving Ease™ and Show Time™ sire is among the most sought-after sires anywhere.

He joins an elite list, including 0200HO06480 Val-Bisson Doorman and the program’s most famous graduates to date, Facebook and Numero Uno. Both of these bulls continue to reside in the top rankings worldwide, along with 0200HO02698 Misty Springs Supersonic, Millionaire Sire 0200HO00402 Mainstream Manifold and now also 0200HO06267 Gen-I-Beq Lavaman, the #1 PLI sire in the UK.

Genomax™:

Joining this elite group for the first time in April are:

  • 0200AY00768         DES COTEAUX MICHIGAN
  • 0200AY01001         DES COTEAUX REVOLUTION
  • 0200AY01002         DU PETIT BOIS ANIMATE
  • 0200AY01003         FOREVER SCHOON PERFECTER
  • 0200AY01000         D'ALBANEL CRAFTMAN
     
  • 0200HO06623        21GENETICS SHOWCASE
  • 0200HO07836        ALL NURE SOCIETY
  • 0200HO07833        BARCHI TUKO
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Semex HealthSmart Lineup With Feed Efficiency More Valuable Than Ever

Semex launched the HealthSmart™ lineup as a way for Semex clients worldwide to quickly identify bulls that would sire the most valuable and profitable cows on the dairy. In December 2014, Feed Efficiency was included, emphasizing moderate-sized cattle that are healthy and efficient.

The profitable kind of cows demanded worldwide, they have more efficient production, have lower maintenance costs, lower health costs, better fertility and lead longer, more productive lives.

The HealthSmart lineup includes these popular sires: 

  • 0200HO00402       MAINSTREAM MANIFOLD
  • 0200HO03753       MARBRI FACEBOOK
  • 0200HO02698       MISTY SPRINGS SUPERSONIC
  • 0200HO02753       BROOKVIEW MASTERPIECE * : DORCY x BOLIVER
  • 0200HO06320       CANGEN PINKMAN * : SUPER x BAXTER
  • 0200HO06343       OLSZEWSKI SMORE *: FREDDIE x SHOTTLE
  • 0200HO02714       SPRINGWAY CELEBRATE * : MAN-O-MAN x BOLIVER

The following Genomax™ bulls are also designated HealthSmart:

  • 0200HO07846    RH SUPERMAN  : SUPERSIRE x MAN-O-MAN
  • 0200HO09136    LEADERWIN MUSCADET : MOGUL x JEEVES
  • 0200HO10240    COOKIECUTTER HEBDO : JABIR x SUPERSONIC
  • 0200HO10181    DE-SU JIMJAM : JABIR x SHAMROCK
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April 2015 Proof Highlights

Semex’s corporate mission is to ‘Create value by developing and delivering innovative genetic solutions.’ We do not take this for granted and each genetic evaluation gives us the opportunity to reaffirm this commitment to our clients, whether they’re seeking GLPI, GTPI, GPLI, Type, Net Merit $, Calving Ease, Immunity+ or any of the other traits that drive profitability at the farm gate.

Holstein Highlights:

  • Top 5 genomic young bulls for UK Type Merit
  • Top 4 genomic young bulls for PLI
  • 0200HO06267 Gen-I-Beq Lavaman #1 PLI & #1 Increasing LPI sire
  • Five of the top 20 new LPI sires
  • 0200HO06320 Cangen Pinkman (Super x Baxter)  #1 Superstition son in Canada & #10 GLPI at +2951
  • Four of the top 20 GTPI sires
  • 11 new proven Immunity+™ sires average +2599 GLPI/+2028 GTPI
  • 9 new Genomax™ Immunity+™ sires average +3110 LPI/+2479 GTPI

Jersey Highlights:

  • 0200JE00075 Sunset Canyon Monopoly (Tbone x Lemvig)
    • Semex’s #1 new release Genomax™ graduate
    • #2 GLPI sire overall
  • 0200JE00470 Comestar JDF Beautifull
    • #7 GLPI sire overall
    • Only double digit Conf bull in the top 30 at +11 with +10 Mammary and +13 Feet & Legs
  • 0200JE09830 Sunset Canyon Determinate    
    • #9 GJPI sire at 184
  • 0200JE00183 Sunset Canyon David  
    • #10 GJPI sire at 183

Ayrshire Highlights:

  • 0200AY00713 Chaluka Virgile #2 GLPI sire
    • Gains 220 LPI points and moves to #2 position
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Roy G. Snyder, Father of A.I., Passes Away

It is with heavy hearts that Semex announces the passing of one of our founding fathers, Roy G. Snyder.

Commonly referred to as the ‘Father of A.I.,’ Roy’s life story is a testament to the modern dairy industry. Born in 1915 and raised on a dairy farm in Waterloo, Ontario, Roy’s experiences with dairy cattle breeding were his life’s passion and remain unmatched in our industry. Roy served A.I. in nearly every capacity possible, from technician to AI centre manager, as well as chairman of several influential associations including Chairman of the Semen Marketing Committee and Secretary-Manager of the Ontario Association of Animal Breeders.

Through this work, Roy saw the Canadian and global A.I. industry’s potential. After the first export of frozen semen to be flown overseas from Canada to Germany’s University of Munich was made in 1959, Roy followed up with a visit in 1964. He wanted to see these daughters for himself, and reported that their milk production far exceeded the herd average.

As frozen semen exports grew so did Roy’s involvement, overseeing the doubling of exports each year as he became more involved in promotion. This work culminated in one event that would change the A.I. industry’s global landscape, the formation of Semex’s precursor Semex Canada. In his book, Fifty Years of Artificial Insemination in Canada 1934-1984, Roy stated, “One noteworthy day in my career was May 8, 1974, when Semex Canada became a reality.”

“Roy Snyder was a pioneer, and we are all better for having his influence and vision. He is the forefather of Semex and at 99 years of age, Roy continued to take great interest in ... 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 ... Read More...

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:

0200AY00775    DES FLEURS PATRIOTE
0200AY00785    LAGACE MONDIAL
0200AY00732    LAGACE MORDICUS
0200AY00777    LAROC EQUINOX

0200HO10213   ANDREANE PARTISAN
0200HO10145   BENNER JAZZNIGHT
0200HO06641   BLONDIN CASHBACK
0200HO02946   BUTZ-HILL MULTIPLIER
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