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SEMEX RELEASES #1 NM$ ENFORCER

Semex is pleased to release one of the world’s top available Enforcer sons, 0200HO10258 Sandy-Valley-I Penmanship, a Genomax™, HealthSmart™ and Robot Ready™ sire. Penmanship ranks as Enforcer’s #2 GTPI son at +2572 and his #1 NM$ son at 728$! Backed by nine generations of VG or EX dams, Penmanship’s dam is a VG-85 Numero Uno, from Pine-Tree Monica Planeta VG-86, with over 30,000 at 2-1 and five VG daughters to date. Penmanship’s third dam is Pine-Tree Monica Sueal DOM and then Missy Monica VG-85 GMD DOM and Rudy Missy EX-92-3E GMD DOM. Used as a sire of sons, Penmanship offers excellent 6.0 PL, low 2.75 SCS a 3.7 DPR, +0.09% Pro, 6.0% SCE and solid, breed-pleasing type suited for dairymen everywhere. The demand for Semex’s Genomax™ genomic young sires has never been higher. We’re working diligently to meet this demand, testing over 6000 young sires in 2014 alone, with only one in seven making the cut and being designated Genomax.  Ask your Semex representative today about adding Penmanship 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   ... Read More...

Semex Releases World's Highest Flame Son & A New Polled Superstar

Just a year ago, Semex released an extremely high GTPI sire named 0200HO06551 Vieuxsaule Flame. One year later, we’re pleased to release Semex’s first and the #1 Flame son available worldwide 0200HO10314 Zahbulls Governor, a HealthSmart™ and Robot Ready™ sire. Not only does Governor top the charts for Flame sons, but he also tops Semex’s Genomax™ lineup at +2600 GTPI, offering an extremely low 2.52 SCS, a 3.4 DPR with +2.07 PTAT and +2.11 UDC. From the same family as the popular 1st Class, Governor’s dam is a VG-86 Misty Springs Supersonic then the popular Dorcy Glamour and nine more generations of VG and EX Holstein breed seedstock dams! Joining Governor is the #1 Ohio P son in the world, 0200HO10287 Regancrest Milford-P at +2390 GTPI with +1131 PTAM, positive deviations, +3.9 PL, 2.80 SCS with functional type. A HealthSmart, Robot Ready sire with the critical Polled™ brand. Milford-P offers a fantastic genetic package from a VG-85, high producing Snowman, then an EX-94-2E DOM Shottle and four more VG and EX dams and he ranks as the breed’s #4 Genomic Polled Bull in April 2015, but is the highest bull that is over 2300 GTPI, 1000 PTAM, with a positive DPR and type traits of +1.56 PTAT, +1.65 UDC and +1.27 FLC. The demand for Semex’s Genomax™ genomic young sires has never been higher. We’re working diligently to meet this demand, testing over 6000 young sires in 2014 alone, with only one in seven making the cut and being designated Genomax.  Ask your Semex representative today about adding ... Read More...

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 ... Read More...

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  ... Read More...

Semex Sires Drive Profitability In April Proofs

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 GTPI, Type, Net Merit $, or Calving Ease. Exclusive at Semex, clients are also choosing Immunity+™ sires as a key part of their herd health and fertility, while also driving profitability at the farm gate. “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.” In April 2015, Semex added three proven and five Genomax™ Immunity+ Holstein sires, averaging +2240 GTPI and +2495 GTPI respectively: 0200HO02753    BROOKVIEW MASTERPIECE (DORCY x BOLIVER) 0200HO06320    CANGEN PINKMAN (SUPER x BAXTER) 0200HO02714    SPRINGWAY CELEBRATE (MAN-O-MAN x BOLIVER) New Immunity+ Genomax sires: 0200HO10179    DE-SU SUMMIT  (JABIR x PLANET) 0200HO10032    EDG TENACITY  (MOGUL x OBSERVER) 0200HO06676    LADYS-MANOR OCTOBERFEST  (OAK x ... Read More...

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 GTPI, Type, Net Merit $, Calving Ease, Immunity+ or any of the other traits that drive profitability at the farm gate. Holstein Highlights: Four of the top 20 GTPI sires 3 new proven Immunity+™ sires average +2240 GTPI 5 new Genomax™ Immunity+™ sires average +2480 GTPI 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 Jersey Highlights: 0200JE09830 Sunset Canyon Determinate     #9 GJPI sire at 184 0200JE00183 Sunset Canyon David   #10 GJPI sire at 183 To view daughter video footage of many of Semex’s sires visit our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/semexalliance  Additional information on these bulls including complete TPI data is available at www.semex.com   ... Read More...

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 Semex's success," says Paul Larmer, Semex Chief Executive Officer. "Our work today ... Read More...

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 ... Read More...

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...