| The 2008 Royal Winter Fair in Toronto, Canada. In its 12th year, the Walk of Fame showcase twelve different Holstein sires. The Walk of Fame for Protein breeds displayed six daughters. Students from around the world helping out at the Semex Walk of Fame. |
Semex Works Everywhere was the theme for Semex at the Royal Winter Fair this year. With 630 International Semex customers representing 31 countries from around the world traveling to this years Royal, it was an excellent representation of how Semex Does Work Everywhere. A global leader in bovine genetics, Semex is able to use the Royal Winter Fair as the center stage of showcasing the potential of Semex sires after an extensive week of tours to Canadian farms throughout Quebec and Ontario.
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The Semex Alliance was proud to once again manage the Sale of Stars at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. In it's 56th year, this internationally famous sale series was held Thursday, November 13 at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, Exhibition Place, Toronto, Ontario, Canada in the Ring of Excellence.
The Ring of Excellence was overflowing with dairy cattle enthuisiasts as more than 2,000 spectators watched as Semex presented the very finest Holstein, Jersey, Ayrshire and Brown Swiss individuals available.
Holstein Edition of Sale of Stars
Held immediately following the Component Breed Edition of the Sale of Stars, the Holstein Sale did not disappoint the thousands of spectators anxiously awaiting as the reigning World Dairy Expo Supreme Champion, Thrulane James Rose EX-97, took to the sale runway. As the crowd hushed and camera lights flashed, Rose's choice of daughters by Talent and Dundee sold for an impressive $36,000 to Richard Jordan of Boise, Idaho, USA. Rose set the pace for the evening as the next 25 lots averaged well over $40,000, contributing to the final average of $27,734 and surpassing the 2007 average of $25,667.31.
Highlights of the evening include:
- Lot 3: KHW Regiment Ariel-Red (VG-89-4YR-CAN Regiment full sister to the Million Dollar Apple) selling for $85,000 to Peter Vail & Adam Liddle of Argyle, NY, USA. Consigned by Phoenix, Hanover Hill Holsteins and Richard Green, Ariel's September 2008 Goldwyn daughter (Lot 4) sold next for $35,000 to Mike & Sheryl Deaver of Edgerton, WI, USA.
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Reprinted With Permission from the AJCA
To resounding applause from more than 300 Jersey enthusiasts gathered for the Top of the World Sale on September 30 in Madison, Wis., officials of the Semex Alliance, Guelph, Ontario, presented a check for $1,750 in support of the AJCA Scholarship Funds.
David Chamberlain, President of the American Jersey Cattle Association, and Neal Smith, Executive Secretary and CEO, accepted the contribution, the largest donation made to the scholarship endowment during 2008.
Joining Semex Chief Executive Officer Paul Larmer in making the presentation were Gary Bowers, 1st Vice-President of the Semex Alliance Board of Directors; John DeVries, also a member of the Board of Directors; Joan Lau, Vice President of Marketing, Semex Alliance; Brad Sayles, Director of International Sales & Business Development for western Europe, Scandinavia, Australia and New Zealand; and Aaron Henderson, Semex USA Jersey Specialist.
"We are truly grateful to Semex for this significant contribution," Chamberlain said. "Because of the continuing generosity of Jersey breeders and companies like Semex who believe in the future of the Jersey business, the AJCA has been able to increase both the number and dollar amount of scholarships given to young people who own Registered Jerseys™."
The donation was recognized in return with the presentation of the No. 200 giclée canvas print of "Wide Load Ahead."
200 is the marketing code number assigned to Semex Alliance by the National Association of Animal Breeders, and thus included in the stud codes of Semex icons such as SHF Centurion Sultan, Pine Haven Senior, and Molly Brook Fusion-ET as well as the company's modern high-demand sires including Sunset Canyon RP Militia-ET, Lencrest Blackstone-ET and Bridon Excitation. Over 450 bulls are owned and sampled by Semex annually, with 7.5 million units ... Read More...
Semex regrets to announce that Millionaire Sire 0073HO02479 Comestar Outside EX-95-CAN EXTRA recently passed away.
Outside, known for transmitting the traits that lead to longevity and profitability, debuted at #20 LPI in August 1998 and quickly rose to #5 LPI in November 1998. He was easily branded a milk and fat specialist, siring desirable frames, enviable udders and outstanding feet & legs. The third Millionaire Sire from the Laurie Sheik family, Outside was a Ronnybrook Prelude son from a Blackstar full sister to the now iconic Comestar Leader and Comestar Lee. Nearly 10 years later, Outside is still a desirable and in-demand sire, scoring +10 Conf at 99% Reliability with 110 Herd Life and a 5.1 Productive Life.
"People worldwide tell us their Outside daughters are long-lasting profitable cows," says Semex Alliance Sire Analyst & Product Support Specialist Mike West. "Outside's daughters are every man's kind of cows. He sires the well-balanced cows that are valuable no matter how you measure it."
With popularity that knew no borders, Outside sold semen into well over 47 countries with over 88,000 daughters in his production proof and over 56,000 daughters in his type proof in his recent August 2008 MACE evaluation. In Canada, his 29,750 daughters scored 70% GP or better with a milk equivalent on over 32,000 daughters of 24,028 3.8% 904 3.1% 736 lbs. Known as "Mr Consistency" at his home at CIAQ (Centre d'insémination artificielle du Québec) by his sire care professionals, Outside continued strong production well after reaching Millionaire Status in 2006.
Outside's legacy will be felt for generations to come as his sons and daughters continue to transmit the same qualities that made him so popular and so famous worldwide.... Great feet & legs, correct rumps and the width of rear udder that allows for easy production, lactation after lactation.
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