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With each genetic evaluation Holstein Canada recognizes sires who reach elite standards in production, conformation and also genetic indexes through their Superior Production (SP), Superior Type (ST) and Class Extra (EXTRA) programs.
Nine Semex sires have been recognized in January 2009 as Superior Production sires having combined genetic indexes for Fat and Protein in the top 5% of the Canadian sire population. Sires must have a reliability of at least 85%.
BENNER JENNISSEN (Champion x Aeroline)
CHASIN-RAINBOWS AUDITOR-ET (Morty x Winchester)
HAWKRIDGE COMBAT (Champion x James)
MAPEL WOOD DEFENDER (Morty x Lee)
PFAFFS SOCCER-ET (Champion x Patron)
RAYPEL SUNSTORM (Amo x Allen)
R-E-W BUFFALO-ET (Morty x Convincer)
STANTONS SCANDAL (Finley x Rudolph)
ACHALE ALAMBIC (Goodluck x Rudolph)
Five Semex sires have been recognized as Superior Type in January 2009. Sires winning this award are within the top 5% of the sire population for their type proof (Conformation, Mammary System, Feet & Legs, Dairy Strength, Rump) and with a reliability of at least 85%.
GINARY TWISTER (Morty x Aeroline)
HUNTER APOLLO (Morty x Lee)
LAJEANTE KINGLY (Champion x Lee)
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Semex is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Krueger as Director, Sales and Business Development (USA) effective February 2, 2009. Krueger will be responsible for national sales management in the USA for Semex.
Krueger has over 15 years of business relationship and sales management experience within the dairy industry. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in 1993 with a B.S. in Animal Science, Paul started his career with East Central Select Sires. In 1997, he accepted a position with Semex USA as Regional Manager, responsible for sales initiatives in a 14-state northeastern sales region. In 2002, Paul moved to Monsanto where he held positions as Area Market Manager and National Account Manager, responsible for account relationships in herds greater than 4,000 cows in Western United States. Most recently, Paul was employed by Cargill Inc. as a Business Development Manager and then promoted to Strategic Account Manager where he directed Cargill’s business initiatives to targeted dairy accounts and sales initiatives for the top 100 dairy producers across the USA.
Semex’s CEO Paul Larmer states, “We are extremely pleased to welcome Paul back to the Semex family. Since his departure he has gained invaluable experience in key account management, market segmentation and sales management all key qualities we were looking for. His experience with two multinationals in large herd sales management, combined with his knowledge and experience with Semex make him an ideal choice to lead us towards our growth targets.”
Krueger will be based from the Semex office in Madison, Wisconsin.
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The Semex Alliance is pleased to announce that Dann Brady has been promoted to the position of Manager, International Embryo Sales effective January 1, 2009. Since joining the Semex Alliance in 2004 as a Product Support Specialist, Dann has worked extensively within the marketing department, focusing on introducing Semex's mating program, Promate, internationally and marketing Canadian embryos to dairymen worldwide.
The Semex embryo program has developed into a reliable, world-class service under Dann's management, growing embryo sales by nearly 60% in just three years. The program offers genetics to Semex distributors and customers as a complement to semen sales and is a dependable, hassle-free service for Canadian breeders. The sale of embryos through Semex will reach a milestone of $1.5 million in 2008.
"Dann's passion for cattle genetics and his international marketing experience will further stimulate embryo sales, benefiting Canadian breeders while supplying proven genetics to our customers worldwide," Brad Sayles, Director, International Sales & Business Development, Western Europe, Scandinavia, Australia & New Zealand.
Furthering the development of the Semex Embryo Program, Dann will focus exclusively on embryo sales and will join the Semex Sales Department to further streamline activities and initiatives.
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January 3, 2000 November 24, 2008. Semex regrets to announce that the international breeding sensation 0200HO03205 Braedale Goldwyn has passed away.
Widely believed to be one of the greatest sires of his time, Goldwyn’s popularity has continually been on the rise, adding numerous accolades to his already impressive resume each and every day.
“Rarely a day goes by that we do not hear from someone about their individual success with their Goldywn daughters,” says Paul Larmer, Semex Alliance Chief Executive Officer. “It is truly remarkable to hear comments from dairymen worldwide about how Goldwyn has left his mark on their herd. Never before have we seen a sire with such impressive results in production, index, type and the show ring like we have from Goldwyn. Being named the first-ever top 10 TPI Premier Sire at World Dairy Expo this fall is certainly a testament to his breeding power and popularity. We owe a great deal of gratitude to the staff at Eastern Breeders Inc. for their care and assistance in his success. Although his passing closes one chapter, we are confident that there are many chapters yet to be written in the Goldwyn story.”
Goldwyn, a Shoremar James son of Braedale Baler Twine VG-86-2YR-CAN 23* followed by the famous Gypsy Grand, arrived on the scene in November 2004 with a moderate proof, ranking #82 LPI. In February 2005 Goldwyn jumped to #5 LPI, adding 28 daughters and nearly 700 LPI points. Since then, his performance in Canada and around the world has surpassed all expectations.
“Goldwyn’s career has been fascinating,” says Julien Chabot, Semex Sire Analyst. “From the first time I went to see his original daughter group in November 2004, I have been a fan. With each genetic evaluation he has added daughters and maintained or ... Read More...
Semex is pleased to announce that Hilltop Dairy LLC of Markesan, Wisconsin is the winner of Semex's "Win a Trip To Run With the Bulls In Spain" sweepstakes held during the 2008 World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin.
Hilltop Dairy LLC is owned by Rich, Cal and Loren Greenfield and is operated with herdsmen, Kevin Greenfield and Julio Lopez. The Greenfields consolidated two smaller operations in 2002 and have been in expansion mode ever since. Just this year they have completed another addition that allows them to reach the 800-cow mark in their milking herd.
"We like to use bulls that sire adequate strength with correct feet & legs, and we end up with cows that last longer. The functional type in our herd has improved a lot and it helps the longevity of keeping cows in the herd and the production comes along with that," says Loren Greenfield. "At the same time, we have awesome people that do a phenomenal job in all phases of the operation and that results in our success."
"In the end, I'm the winner of this trip, but if I could I would take everyone from Hilltop with me," says Loren. "I'm excited to get away, but I am just as excited to see dairies outside of Wisconsin and how they succeed in Spain!"
Hilltop Dairy has had great success with Semex sires such as Morty, Spy, Buckeye, Talent, Mailing, Lheros and Final Cut in the past and they are currently using sires such as Brick, Freelance, Denison and Marconi showing that with results like at Hilltop Dairy, Semex Works Everywhere!
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The Semex Alliance is pleased to announce that Harley Nicholson has accepted the Jersey Program Manager position.
Harley will be responsible for all Canadian and USA Jersey sire procurements, in addition to promoting the benefits of Semex's complete line of component breed sires. In addition, Harley will be responsible for Brown Swiss acquisitions.
Harley has an impressive background and is respected nationally and internationally by industry colleagues, the scientific community and grassroots producers. His experience ranges from sire procurement and Director of Genetics Programs at CIAQ to General Manager positions at Eastern Breeders Inc. and Westgen. Most recently, Harley served as the Marketing Manager at Holstein Canada.
Harley is fluent in English and French and will bring an unique combination of practical, technical and communicative skills to the Jersey Program Manager position.
Harley will be based from the Semex Alliance office in Guelph, Ontario, and will begin his duties in the New Year.
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