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Semex's Facebook Now World's #1 TPI Sire!

Semex’s Genomax™ sires meet the industry’s most rigorous genomic young standards. This results in some of the most in-demand genomic and progeny proven bulls in the world. The newest graduate of this program, 0200HO03753 Marbri Facebook, now ranks as the world’s #1 TPI sire!

Facebook joined Semex’s elite Genomax lineup as the #3 GTPI sire in December 2010. Identified quickly as a top sire, Semex sampled 17 sons that have now entered the Genomax program themselves. They are now some of the most highly respected and in-demand genomic sires in the breed including 0200HO02870 Mr Lookout P Enforcer and 0200HO03877 Coyne-Farms Jabir who have each been at the top of the GLPI and GTPI charts.

Now as a progeny proven sire, Facebook’s international demand will only increase as his #1 TPI and #1 MACE LPI rankings combined with his Immunity+™ status make him one of the most valuable sires in the world. With impressive statistics of +2356 GTPI/+3469 MACE GLPI, +2.49 PTAT, breed-leading +172 lbs combined Fat and Protein, moderate stature and fantastic udder traits of +3.04 RUH, +2.80 RUW and +2.90 UC, Facebook and his sons are only just beginning.

“Facebook is exactly the kind of bull our clients are looking for,” says Brad Sayles, Vice President, Global Marketing. “He was an extremely popular Genomax young sire who has proven himself through his milking daughters. He is truly more than a triple-threat sire, being Immunity+, a high fertility Repromax™ sire, Calving Ease™ and HealthSmart™. He’s got everything our global clients are looking for to be profitable at the farm gate.”

For more information on Semex, Genetics for Life, Immunity+, Genomax, Repromax, Calving Ease or HealthSmart sires visit www.semex.com

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For A Stronger, Disease Resistant Herd Start With Semex

The discovery of high immune response (HIR) and Semex’s release of Immunity+™ sires was a game-changer for the bovine industry. With a 25% heritability, Immunity+ sires can help improve a herd’s overall health and longevity.

Regardless of herd size or management style, Immunity+ sires are a valuable tool for breeding a healthy herd of profitable and efficient cows.

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.

“We’ve been excited to hear from dairymen real life examples of Immunity+ sired daughters being healthier than their herdmates,” says Jay Shannon, Semex Global Dairy Solutions Manager. “For example, recently a dairyman using bulls from several studs reported that a bug hit his dairy’s calf pen. Unfortunately, he lost 11% of the daughters from other sires, but none of his Immunity+ sired calves were lost.”

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

  • 0200HO03753            MARBRI FACEBOOK ... MAN-O-MAN x AIRRAID
  • 0200HO02690            STANTONS EMPRESS ... MAN-O-MAN x OUTSIDE

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Semex Programs Continue To Offer Best Sires In The Business

With the August genetic evaluation, Semex once again reaffirmed our commitment to our clients and their drive for profitable genetics. We’re 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 its Genomax™ program graduating 0200HO00402 Marbri Facebook (Man-O-Man x Airraid) who received his first official proof ranking him as the #1 TPI sire and #1 MACE LPI in the world! He joins Millionaire Sire 0200HO00402 Manistream Manifold, 0200HO0528 Sildahl Jett Air and another new graduate 0200HO02690 Stantons Empress (Man-O-Man x Outside) in the top 25 GTPI sires in the world.

Genomax™:

Led by household names including 0200HO07450 Amighetti Numero Uno and the program’s most famous graduate to date, Facebook, our rigorous selection standards ensure that Semex’s Genomax sires are the industry’s finest, most desirable and profitable young bulls available anywhere:

  • 0200HO06642             BLONDIN INTEGRAL ...  SYMPATICO x SHOTTLE
  • 0200HO10157             CALBRETT BLUEPRINT PP *RC ...  EARNHARDT P x COLT P-RED
  • 0200HO10044             CALBRETT BUDDY ...  NUMERO UNO x SUPER
  • 0200HO10135             DELABERGE LOPTIMUM ...  SHOTGLASS x PLANET
  • 0200HO09136             LEADERWIN MUSCADET ...  MOGUL x ... Read More...

August 2014 Proofs Online At Semex

Each genetic evaluation underscores our commitment to our customers worldwide and our dedication to their success and profitability, whether they're seeking 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.

Holstein Highlights:

  • 0200HO03753 Marbi Facebook is World's #1 TPI & #1 MACE LPI sire
  • Semex's #1 LPI bull 0200HO00528 Sildahl Jett Air
  • Semex's #1 new release LPI sire 0200HO06183 Comestar Lemust
  • 0200HO10157 Calbrett Blueprint is World's #1 Homozygous Polled Bull with semen available

Jersey Highlights:

  • Semex #1 new release GLPI bull 0200JE00470 Comestar JDF Beautifull
    • #5 GLPI sire overall
    • Only double digit Conf bull in the top 30
  •  Two top 20 proven sires in the USA:
    • 0200JE00073 Wilsonview Maxwell
    • 0200JE00477 Lucky Hill Joker
  • Two of the top five, four of the top 10, eight of the top 15, 10 of the top 20 among young sires in Canada for GLPI
  • Two of the top 15 young sires in the world!

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 LPI and TPI data is available at www.semex.com 

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Semex Releases Breed Leading Supersire

Semex believes that Genetics for Life is about delivering the best possible product to our clients. By genomic testing over 5000 bulls each year, we’re ensuring that only the very best call stud 200 home and are designated a Genomax™ sire.

The Genomax lineup continues to be the strongest in the business and has been anchored by the Genomic Giant himself, 0200HO07450 Amighetti Numero Uno. In the April 2014 genetic evaluation, five of Holstein USA’s top 10 TPI™ Genomic Young Sires belonged to stud code 200. These sires offer maximum genetic gain and profitability to our clients that are putting them to work in their herds.

Joining this elite Genomax group on August 1 in the US is 0200HO010088 Zahbulls Aviator, a high-ranking Supersire from a deep maternal line. His dam is a GP-83 Freddie x VG-86 Larcrest Chenile x EX-90 GMD DOM Oside Champagne x EX-93-3E GMD DOM Juror Chanel. Aviator offers an excellent genetic package with an impressive +2497 GTPI, +0.13 Fat, +6.2 PL, a moderate +1.09 Stature with a +2.65 PTAT.

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

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Top McCutchen Son Joins Immunity+ Lineup

No matter your management preference, maintaining a healthy herd of profitable and efficient cows is challenging. Semex's patented Immunity+™ sires have a naturally high immune response, and by using them you can improve your herd's overall health and longevity.

Immunity+ sires are those possessing an extremely high immune response rate, with only one in 10 bulls qualifying. Based on the extensive research of high immune females by Dr. Bonnie Mallard and her colleagues at the University of Guelph, and by applying genetic transmitting principles that go with a 25% heritable trait, we can estimate that Immunity+ sires' daughters will have 4-8% less disease incidence.

Recently released Genomax™ sire and the world's #3 GTPI McCutchen son, 0200HO06639 Stantons Pulsar now adds Immunity+ status to his impressive resume. Already a HealthSmart™ and Robot Ready™ sire, Pulsar's impressive statistics rank him as the #12 GTPI sire on Holstein USA's Top 100 Genomic Young Bull listing! With a +2541 GTPI, 816 NM$, +2.3 DPR and +6.2 PL and solid +3.62 PTAT and +3.21 UDC, Pulsar is Semex's #4 GTPI sire, our #3 GLPI sire (#10 GLPI overall) and the #3 Immunity+ sire in the world!

Ask your Semex representative today about Pulsar or any of Semex's sires in the Immunity+ lineup today! For additional information on Semex, Genetics for Life, Immunity+, Genomax™ or any of Semex's products or services visit www.semex.com

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GILCHRIST JOINS SEMEX BEEF TEAM

Semex is pleased to announce that Brad Gilchrist will be joining Semex’s Beef team as a Beef Marketing & Product Specialist effective Monday, July 14.

In this role Brad will be responsible for the marketing and branding of the Beef program, as well as providing product support to all markets as Semex continues to grow globally.

“We’re extremely pleased to have Brad join our team,” says Myles Immerkar, Manager, Semex Global Beef Programs. “His experience both domestically and internationally working with beef clients makes him a perfect fit for our team. He understands our clients’ needs and brings real-world, hands-on experience to this position.”

Brad graduated from the University of Guelph with a B.Sc. Agriculture, Honors degree in 2008 and since then has worked as an AI Technician and Beef Representative at Eastgen. In this role he was responsible for creating beef marketing programs and sales strategies, while also consistently meeting and exceeding his own individual sales targets.

Additionally, Brad is the herd manager at his own Angus cow-calf herd specializing in show steers, Gilchrist Farms. Established in 2000, Brad has quickly built this herd into a well-recognized name in the seed stock industry handling all of the herd’s branding, marketing and development.

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SEMEX RELEASES TOP MCCUTCHEN SON TO GENOMAX LINEUP

Semex believes that Genetics for Life is about delivering the best possible product to our clients. We're genomic testing over 5000 bulls each year, ensuring that only the very best call stud 200 home and are designated a Genomax™ sire. In April 2014, these rigorous testing standards paid off with three of the top 10, six of the top 20 and nine of the top 30 from Holstein USA's Top 100 TPI Genomic Young Bull list.

Joining this elite Genomax group is the world's #3 GTPI McCutchen son, 0200HO06639 Stantons Pulsar, a HealthSmart™ and Robot Ready™ sire. Pulsar has impressive statistics to back up his high ranking as the #12 GTPI sire on Holstein USA's Top 100 Genomic Young Bulls! His statistics are impressive with a +2541 GTPI, 816 NM$, +2.3 DPR and +6.2 PL with solid +3.62 PTAT and +3.21 UDC, making him Semex's #4 GTPI sire and our #3 GLPI sire (#10 GLPI overall).

Like all Genomax sires, Pulsar's maternal line is second to none and laced with cows that have been impacting the breed for generations. His dam is a young GP-83 Superstition with one Superior Lactation Award to date from a 2-01 record of over 27,000 lb/12,300 kg and 4.0 Fat in 305 days. Next dam is Wabash-Way Evett VG-86 DOM 11*, dam of numerous bulls in stud and then the former #1 CTPI cow Crockett-Acres Elita VG-87 GMD DOM 11*. Following Elita is Mtot Elly EX-90 GMD DOM 9* x EX-90 Rudolph Elly Mae x EX-95-3E GMD DOM Lead Mae.

"We expect Pulsar to be an extremely popular flush sire," says Brian Carscadden, Semex Sire Analyst. "He fits well with a lot of different individuals and bloodlines. His high ranking and pedigree make him a good fit and option for many breeders and dairymen."

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SEMEX ADDS FLAME, A HIGH GTPI SIRE TO ITS IMMUNITY+ LINEUP

Semex is excited to release another top GTPI sire to its Immunity+™ lineup. By Numero Uno, 0200HO06551 Vieuxsaule Flame, joins his paternal brother 0200HO10049 Rockymountain Lottomax in the elite ranks of having both high GTPI and the coveted Immunity+ status.

Available worldwide beginning June 15, Flame has already been a popular sire of sons, including siring the breed's unofficial #1 GTPI sire. Additionally, dairymen love the Flames in their heifer pens, not only because they're great looking but 10% of those heifers genomic tested rank in the top 100 worldwide GTPI listing!

At +2549 GTPI, Flame's daughters also receive the benefit of Immunity+, meaning they have less disease and help to build more profitable, longer-lasting herds. All this, with breed-leading +0.25% Fat, +0.09% Protein and a ranking as the #8 sire available on the April 2014 Holstein USA High Genomic List!

Like all Genomax™ sires, Flame has an exceptional maternal line. Flame's dam is a VG-85 Freddie out of a VG-87 3* Bolton from Ferme Vieuxsaule's famous EX-94-2E 16* Allen Dragonfly who has 25 VG or EX ... Read More...

SemexWorks Making A Difference In US

Launched in January 2014 in the US, SemexWorks is proving to be one of the most innovative, user-friendly technologies ever taken on to the dairy.

Utilizing a simple, touch, step-by-step process, dairymen work with their Semex Genetic Consultant to define their own breeding strategy based on individual goals and economics. Offering instant results and return on investment, Semex clients from coast to coast have been impressed with ease of use and the genetic selections that accurately meet their needs.    

“A client of mine from Iowa has a family run operation that he operates with his two sons. One of his boys just graduated from Iowa State and self-admittedly doesn’t know a lot about genetics but is eager to learn,” says Scott Hodgson, Semex Genetic Consultant. “We had shown the father a demo version of SemexWorks last fall and he wanted his sons to see it. When we went back and went through the program, his son commented that ‘SemexWorks is awesome and it sure beats fumbling through a book!’ And, I couldn’t say it any better.”

“We are extremely excited to be offering our clients SemexWorks,” says Paul Krueger, Semex Director, Sales and Business Development, USA. “We know dairymen are always looking for new ways to make their lives easier, while saving time and money. Now, they have access to another exclusive tool designed to do just that. SemexWorks makes defining your breeding strategies easy, and who wouldn’t appreciate customized economics! That’s Genetics for Life!”  

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