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Semex Delivering Results

Semex continues to deliver results to our clients worldwide, year after year. The backbone of these results is our genetic development strategy. This focus continues to deliver results to all corners of the globe, and with each genetic evaluation we are more and more excited about the future of 200 code sires: December 2015 graduate, 0200HO02792 Sandy-Valley Saloon continues to top the GTPI list at #5 GTPI in April!  This globally popular A2A2 sire is now+2599 with +2335 PTAM, +169 CFP and the best PTAT in the top five GTPI at +2.85! Semex sires occupy 10 of the top 25 PTAT positions and are led by global superstar, Immunity+ and A2A2 sire 0200HO06480 Val-Bisson Doorman +3.59. Doorman is also Canada's #2 Conf Sire at +16 and is the #3 LPI Sire at +3224! Genomax™ sires are an undeniable force, with 12 of the top 100 GTPI sires calling 200HO home on the Official High Ranking Genomic Young Bull List. This includes the #1 GTPI sire at +2952, 0200HO10900 Progenesis Fabulous, who will be available in 2018. In Canada, Semex has four of the top five GLPI sires, including the #1 GLPI sire, Progenesis Midnight, also available in 2018. Genomax™ sires are also topping the North American type charts, with 0200HO10805 Scientific Drive and 0200HO10882 Walnutlawn Surge tying for the #1 Conformation position in Canada at +20. In the US, these sires tie for the #5 position at +4.06, confirming their ability to transmit elite type.  The new #1 LPI sire is the highly anticipated 0200HO3910 Comestar Lautrust, graduating at +3330 LPI and carrying the coveted Immunity+™ status as well as Calving Ease™, A2A2, high fertility Repromax™ and HealthSmart™. The new #1 Conformation proven sire in Canada is Semex’s 0200HO03913 Croteau Lesperron Unix, an Immunity+™, ShowTime™ and Calving Ease sire with +17 Conf and +2.93 PTAT. Beyond North America, ... Read More...

SEMEX'S IMMUNITY+™: THE WORLD'S ONLY GENETIC SOURCE FOR HIGHER QUALITY COLOSTRUM

Semex’s Immunity+™ sired daughters have naturally higher colostrum quality. Both in scientific trials and commercial herds, they are shown to produce higher quality colostrum than herdmates. Only available through Semex, Immunity+ sires are quickly becoming the global dairyman’s choice in improving herd health. "Dairymen everywhere know that a healthy herd starts with healthy calves," says Paul Krueger, Semex Immunity+ Global Brand Manager. "High quality colostrum is key to ensuring healthy calves. And, the best start we can give the calves is with Immunity+… The world’s only option for higher quality colostrum with genetics." "Since December, our Immunity+ portfolio has only increased its quality, as the valuable Immunity+ brand is found laced throughout our proven and Genomax™ offering. Our Genomax Immunity+ lineup now has 19 sires over +2600 GTPI and 44 over +2500! They offer the best genetic package with Immunity+, making them extremely valuable to all dairymen worldwide.”  In its elite Genomax™ lineup, Semex now has: 84 Genomax Immunity+ bulls over +2400 GTPI 44 Genomax Immunity+ bulls over +2500 GTPI 19 Genomax Immunity+ bulls over +2600 GTPI 24 Genomax Jersey Immunity+ bulls 10 Genomax Ayrshire Immunity+ bulls Leading the Holstein group is 0200HO10693 Siemers Bloomfield (Delta x Numero Uno x Shottle), who is the #4 Delta available at +2752 GTPI with +7.7 PL, +3.7 DPR, 2.63 SCS, +105 PTAF with a +0.34% Fat and solid 2.37 PTAT and +2.33 UDC. Bloomfield is also a HealthSmart™ and RobotReady™ sire. His maternal line is popular worldwide, with his dam being a VG-85 Numero Uno from EX-94-2E 21* Gen-I-Beq Shottle Bombi back to Braedale Gypsy Grand herself.   For more information on Semex, Genetics for Life, Immunity+, Genomax sires or any of ... Read More...

EastGen April 2017 Component Breed Highlights

One new addition to our Ayrshire line-up this round with the addition of the #2 GPA LPI sire Des Couteau AMAZING. AMAZING, who debuts with a solid +3115 GPA LPI, is an early REVOLUTION son (current #7 GPA LPI sire). His dam, Duo Star Amitie VG-87, has a 3 lactation total of over 33,000 kg of Milk with 4.23% Fat and 3.40% Protein. Her dam, Duo Star Amour EX-2E 94, has a 4 lactation total of more than 56,000 kg and has been a long-time #1 Conformation cow in Canada. She is ... Read More...

EastGen April 2017 Holstein Highlights

In addition to the strengthening of our superb line-up of sires, the April 2017 proofs has delivered a couple of chart toppers which represent the very Best of the Best! The first is Canada's new #1 GLPI and #3 Pro$ leader Comestar Lautrust. Lautrust was destined to be great and he has not disappointed debuting with 3300 GLPI and $2414 Pro$. Lautrust is a Sudan son from Comestar Lautamai Man O Man. Lautamai, who is the dam of the famous Comestar Lamadona Doorman VG-89-2YR, stems from a VG-89-2YR Goldwyn out of the renowned Res. All Canadian "Lautamie Titanic". Lautrust's three direct dams produced over 18,000 kgs of milk as a 2 YR-Olds making their branch the juiciest of the amazing Laurie Sheik family. ... Read More...

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Congratulations To Semex's Tom Kroetsch!

Tom Kroetsch has been at the helm of Semex’s production laboratories since transferring from EastGen in 2002 to be Semex’s Technical Specialist, working closely with our partner semen laboratories. Since then his work has spanned the globe and taken him to our subsidiary and production facilities worldwide, ensuring Semex’s Gold Standard™ is universal. Semex congratulates Tom on his retirement from his impressive career, as his last day at Semex is today, Friday, March 31.   Tom started working for the Western Breeders Service, a member of Semex Canada's Marketing Group, in White City, Saskatchewan on April 1, 1975 as a lab manager. In the mid-70's most efforts were focused on custom collecting beef bulls. Tom moved to UBI (United Breeders Inc, predecessor of Gencor and EastGen) in 1979. In September 2002, Tom joined Semex as a Technical Specialist working directly with the Semex partner semen production and sire care groups. In about 2005 he took on the role of Director, Production and Quality Control, followed in 2012 with his current role as Director, Laboratory and Quality Control within Semex's HPD (Operations) division.   Tom comments, "One of my most rewarding, exciting and high-pressure experiences was being part of the production operations at our facilities in Brazil, China and Hungary. In the mid-90's Semex moved towards global production, with a joint venture in Hungary that became 100% Semex-owned in 2004. This centre houses our EU-sourced sires, with its production being exportable to North America and other countries. I have been working with this centre since 1997, focused on semen quality, production and process improvements.” Congratulations and thank you from all of us at Semex to Tom Kroetsch!  ... Read More...

Semex Sires Dominate Globally In December 2016

As the world's fastest growing genetic solutions company, Semex sires continued to show their prowess globally with the December 2016 genetic evaluations. Highlights include:   December 2015 graduate, 0200HO02792 Sandy-Valley Saloon continues to top the GTPI list at #3 GTPI in December 2016!  This globally popular A2A2 sire is now+2637 with +2489 PTAM, +172 CFP and the best PTAT in the top five GTPI at +2.92! Immunity+™ sire 0200HO06528 De-Su Nominee graduates as the #12 GTPI sire at +2550 GTPI, +0.03% for Fat and Pro, with great +6.9 PL, low 2.63 SCS, a +4.6 DPR and 6.4% SCE making him a HealthSmart™, Calving Ease, A2A2 and GrazingPro™! Semex sires occupy eight of the top 20 PTAT positions and are led by global superstar, Immunity+ and A2A2 sire 0200HO06480 Val-Bisson Doorman +3.59. Doorman is also Canada's #1 Conf Sire at +18 and is the new #2 LPI Sire at +3190! Doorman was a leading sire at both World Dairy Expo and the Royal Winter Fair, underscoring his status as a ShowTime™ sire. Calving Ease specialist 0200HO03895 Boldi VSG Airintake graduates in December at 6.1% SCE with exceptional +2.36 PTAT, +2.78 UDC, +2.03 FLC and +4.1 PL. He also ranks as #7 LPI sire with great functional and conformation figures. Dairymen tell us they're very pleased with their daughters and that he's working well in all environments.   Beyond North America, 200HO sires continued to dominate listings: 0200HO10777 Westcoast Perseus #1 PLI at £779 0200HO10659 Stantons Applicable #1 UK Type Merit 0200HO10624 Silverrridge Allclass #2 UK Type Merit 0200HO06267 Gen-I-Beq Lavaman #1 PLI UK Proven Sire 0200HO10744 Boldi V Gymnast #1 RZG   200JE sires had a great December evaluation, with G-Code bulls excelling once again: #3 0200JE00913 Faria Brothers Messi {5}: +282 GJPI, 779 CM$ and a ... Read More...