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Semex & Immunity+ Lineup Grows Stronger In December

Five years ago Semex answered the call of dairymen everywhere who wanted to breed more healthy cows with the launch of Immunity+, offering a genetic solution to health traits. Since then dairymen worldwide have seen firsthand the results of breeding healthier herds through the Immunity+ lineup. Five years later, real world data backs up the decades of research Semex supported at the University of Guelph in Canada under the direction of Dr. Bonnie Mallard, BSc (Agr), MSc, PhD, Professor Immunogenetics, Department of Pathobiology. "We have taken data from over 35 large commercial herds, and analyzed data from over 30,000 cows and 75,000 heifers," says Dr. Steven Larmer, Semex Dairy Solutions Coordinator. "The results have been astonishing. Reductions in every major disease have been seen, and range anywhere from 5-20% reduction in animals sired by Immunity+ sires compared to all others. Mastitis, lameness and mortality saw especially large decreases in frequency." "We hear from dairymen worldwide on a daily basis that their Immunity+ sired calves out-perform their herdmates," says Paul Krueger, Semex Vice President, US Sales & Global Marketing. "We're actively selecting sires that offer both Immunity+ and the genetic package needed. And in December, this lineup is stronger than ever." 13 Holstein sires over +2700 GTPI 24 Holstein sires over +2600 GTPI 14 Holstein sires over +800 NM$ 10 sires over 1000 DWP$ 10 sires over +3.00 PTAT 41 sires under 7% SCE 32 Jersey Immunity+ sires 12 Ayrshire Immunity+ sires Semex's lineups are growing with both proven and Genomax™ sires reigning popular and valuable worldwide: 70 over +800 NM$ 54 over +2700 GTPI 45 over 1000 DWP$ 45 over +2000 PTAM 45 over +3.00 PTAT #1 PTAT Sire 0200HO10036 OH-River-SYC Byway #3 PTAT Sire 0200HO06480 ... Read More...

December 2017 Component Breed Highlights

An early and very nice holiday gift for our Jersey breeders with a NEW #1 GLPI and #1 Pro$ Jersey sire - 0200JE07756 Golden GDK VIVALDI! Born in Denmark and sired by the Danish bull Lix, VIVALDI will represent a total outcross with unreal components (+95 kg Fat, +1.07 % and +52 kg Protein, +.53%). VIVALDI also offers rocksolid Conformation with ... Read More...

December 2017 Holstein Highlights

Nine amazing additions to our already stellar Holstein line-up this round ncluding one new hotly anticipated proven addition and it happens to be the maternal brother to Comestar Lautrust, 0200HO10000 Comestar Lineman - Canada's highest newlyproven Holstein sire! The Immunity+® and ... Read More...

EastGen UPDATE - December 2017

We are pleased to congratulate Mary Brander of Rockwood, Ontario, on her grand prize entry for our 2017 Christmas card. Mary is 12 years old and attends grade 7 at Rockwood Centennial Public School. She's from a dairy farm milking Jerseys and Holsteins and is an active 4-H member completing 18 ... Read More...

SEMEX'S DOORMAN AND SON DOMINATE ROYAL WINTER FAIR HOLSTEIN SHOW

The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair’s Canadian National Holstein Show showed 200HO sires continuing dominance in the show ring as global superstar 0200HO06480 Val-Bisson Doorman impressively sired 32 animals that placed in the top 10 in their respective classes.   These top placing individuals included three first places, 18 in the top five as well as the Res Junior Champion and 1st Jr Yrlg, JM Valley Doorman Lexi and Hon. Mention Intermediate Champion and 2nd Jr 3 Yr Old, Trefle Chassep Doorman. Known the world over as a fantastic sire of show winners and the #2 PTAT sire at +3.67   “Doorman has proven, that he is seriously taking over the reins as the Premier Sire at major shows,” says Julien Chabot, Semex Product Acquisition Specialist. “His domination was clear at the Royal, impressing with their harmonious balance of length and dairyness, combined with strength and the perfect width of frame. You add to this, their shallow, well-attached and veinatious udders with great feet & legs, and you get the complete package legends are made of. He makes the outstanding heifers that grow into special young cows that can win in the big league!”   Popular Genomax™ sire and Doorman son, 0200HO10146 Walnutlawn Solomon impressively sired six in the top 10 including the Junior Champion and 1st Summer Yearling, Kingsway Soloman Gorgeous.   Brian Carscadden, Semex Product Acquisition Specialist comments on Solomon, “Solomon’s family originates from Glen Drummond and was developed by Gen-I-Beq and Misty Springs. A Doorman from a tremendous Lavanguard, he’s definitely created a buzz as they begin to freshen, with shallow, well-attached udders and deep, open frames. They are very mobile and have a very correct slope from hooks to pins. There’s exciting days ahead for Solomon and I would not expect his ... Read More...

EastGen UPDATE - November 2017

We are pleased to announce the results of the Director Elections for Zone 3, 6, 9, 12. The following Directors have been acclaimed in their respective Zones: Zone 3 Joe Krol Zone 6 David Larmer Zone 9 David Wagler Zone 12 Curtis McNeil A special thank you is extended to ... Read More...

EastGen UPDATE - October 2017

Read more about our Call for Nominations for Board of Directors, our Immunity+ event which highlighted proven on-farm results, the soon to be available OptiMate, our SexedULTRA Special and the NEW Dr. Register Bolus. ... Read More...

ai24 Popularity is Growing

EastGen Sales Division Announcement Adam Weaver, Director of Sales is pleased to announce the re-organization of the ai24 Team The last 12 months have been simply incredible in terms of ai24 sales, and overall product acceptance across the EastGen area.  The numbers speak for themselves: 92 ai24 Heatime systems installed across the EastGen area in 12 months! $1.5 Million in net sales 25 ai24 Heatime Pro systems, a new PC based system that provides herd management solutions and optional DairyComp integration 67 ai24 Heatime "Green Box" activity and rumination systems have also been installed ai24 Tie-stall Heatime now providing results that satisfy customers' needs Every division on the EastGen team is owed a thank you for contributing to this outstanding accomplishment.  Field, distribution, marketing and finance have all contributed to delivering 92 ai24 systems to our customers.   ... Read More...

Board of Director - Call for Nominations

EastGen members in zones 3,6,9 and 12 are invited to submit for a Director in their respective Zone for a three year term. ... Read More...

Semex's Millionaire Sire Fever Passes Away

Semex is saddened to announce that it’s 13th Millionaire Sire, 0200HO05592 Crackholm Fever, has passed away.   Debuting as the #2 Conformation sire in August 2010, Fever quickly became a stand-out in a sea of Goldwyn sons, and was dubbed the ‘Longevity King,’ as his proof only seemed to grow stronger as he added daughters from proof round to proof round. In August 2013, he was named the #1 second crop conformation sire, and with his great health traits and exceptional fertility he quickly became an international sensation, garnering his own searchable hashtag on social media… the #feverfanclub that is still active today.   "Fever was a truly exceptional bull,” says Paul Krueger, Vice President Global Marketing. “He stood out from all other Goldwyn sons because he offered high conformation along with desirable health traits. We’re extremely proud of the success he has had on dairies worldwide. Owners tell us that their Fevers are some of their most profitable and favorite cows they have. We’re very fortunate to have a limited quantity of Fever semen available, allowing dairymen to continue using this extremely popular Millionaire Sire.” ... Read More...

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