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Semex Sponsored Golden Oaks Farm World Dairy Expo Virtual Farm Tour

During World Dairy Expo, Semex hosted a Virtual Farm Tour (VFT) featuring long-time Semex customer Golden Oaks Farms of Wauconda, Illinois. This VFT outlined the ai24™ program, one of the solutions Semex offers dairymen that assists in dairy profitability and supports Genetics for Life™. Started in 1948 by the Crown Family of Chicago, Golden Oaks is a 720-cow herd with a rolling herd average of 27,965 pounds. Located just 45 minutes from Chicago, Golden Oaks goes above and beyond to partner with their urban neighbors. The folks at Golden Oaks work hard to be a good neighbor to its rapidly encroaching urban community. This has included the establishment of Midwest Organic Recycling, a composting site that mixes farm and compost waste, turning it into compost. Last fall, the cows at Golden Oaks were outfitted with Semex’s ai24™ SCR HR-Tags™. On the farm, this has translated into increased pregnancy rates and fewer costs associated with disease treatment. At Golden Oaks, they have been able to identify sick cows more quickly, while utilizing a more natural approach to heat detection. The results at Golden Oaks are impressive. Comparing one year prior to install to one year after install, with a constant herd size, they increased the number of breedings on cows from 1285 to 1800, increased first service conception rate on cows by 5% and reduced the reliance on timed A.I. by nearly 80%. “The system looks for heats for us. I do no visual heat detection, we let the system work and it finds them,” says Ethan Heinzmann, Golden Oaks Herdsman. “The decision we made to go with the system was very quickly supported and reinforced by the relationship and support Semex provided. Jake (Kempel, Semex Partner Development Manager) has been phenomenal, digging into our dairy comp and helping us with protocols. He has first hand knowledge of the ... Read More...

Semex Sired Daughters Dominate World Dairy Expo

The world’s undeniable ‘King of the Ring,’ Braedale Goldwyn showed his prowess on the coloured shavings once again this year, siring 28% of the entire show. Goldwyn’s success is not told by numbers alone however, as the quality of his daughters have never been higher.  Capturing the Premier Sire Banner for the fifth consecutive year, (dating back to 2008 when he was one of the youngest and highest ranking TPI sires to ever win the award), Goldwyn daughters were among the most highly anticipated to enter the ring and they did not disappoint.  An increase over 2011, 57 Goldwyn daughters placed in the top 10 in their classes with 26 in the top five and eight winning their classes. These winnings culminated in the largest prize of the day, Supreme Champion Female as Goldwyn daughter RF Goldwyn Hailey EX-97-2E-CAN placed 1st in her Mature Cow Class, Senior Champion, Grand Champion and was later named Supreme Champion of the entire show. No stranger to the tanbark trail, Hailey was Res. Grand Champion of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in 2011 and was the 2011 Reserve All-American & Reserve All-Canadian 5 Yr Old.  Other Goldwyn winnings include:  1st Spring Calf: Siemers Gwyn Glam Thisup 1st Fall Yearling: Kingsway Goldwyn Artichoke HM Inter Champion & 1st Milking Yrlg: R-E-W Happy Go Lucky Res Inter Champion & 1st Sr 2 Yr Old: Butz-Butler Gold Barbara Inter Champion & 1st Sr 3 Yr Old: Cookview Goldwyn Monique 1st 4 Yr Old: T-Triple-T Gold Prize 1st 5 Yr Old: Wendon Goldwyn Allie WDE Supreme Champion, Holstein Grand & Sr Champion & 1st Aged Cow: RF Goldwyn Hailey  Res. Sr Champion & 2nd Aged Cow: Boulet Goldwyn Chalou NASCO Type & Production Winner: Siemers ... Read More...

Semex's Genetics for Life Displayed at World Dairy Expo Walk of Fame Tent

Known as the place where the dairy industry meets, World Dairy Expo (WDE) 2012 did not disappoint! This year's show shattered several records including having attendees from over 90 countries, 2,977 head of cattle exhibited and record breaking dairy cattle and gate ticket sales.   At Semex, thousands of people visited our world-famous Walk of Fame tent to see daughters of the industry s most talked about sires on display. The Semex sires with daughters on display represent some of the most profitable and in-demand Jersey and Holstein genetics available anywhere and included:  0200HO05929 GEN-I-BEQ BRAWLER (HealthSmart™ sire)  0200HO03648 DOMICOLE CHELIOS (Genomax™, Repromax™, HealthSmart and Calving Ease™ sire)  0200HO05592 CRACKHOLM FEVER (Repromax, HealthSmart, Robot Ready™ and Show Time™ sire)  0200HO05567 R-E-W SEAVER (Repromax, HealthSmart and Show Time sire) 0200HO02137 PINE-TREE SID (Repromax and Show Time sire)  0200HO03501 GILLETTE WINDBROOK (Show Time sire)  0200JE00338 SR NATHAN PRO-P (HealthSmart and Polled™ sire)  0200JE00060 BW RENEGADE (Repromax and HealthSmart sire) "This year, more than any other, World Dairy Expo attendees saw what Genetics for Life is all about in our lineup and in our services,"  says Paul Krueger, Semex Alliance Director, Sales & Business Development, USA.  "Semex and Genetics for Life™ is about genetic solutions, our commitment to research & development, developing long-lasting, profitable herds and lifelong partnerships Dairymen from all different sized operations saw that Semex sires, services and programs offer what they re looking for in their own herds . Long-lasting cows that are healthy, profitable and get better with each lactation."    For more ... Read More...

Semex Sponsors Golden Oaks Farm World Dairy Expo Virtual Farm Tour

At Semex, Genetics for Life™ is about genetic solutions and our commitment to research & development, as well as developing long-lasting, profitable herds and lifelong partnerships. On Wednesday, October 3 at noon, Semex is pleased to showcase one of these partnerships as it sponsors a World Dairy Expo Virtual Farm Tour featuring long-time Semex customer Golden Oaks Farms of Wauconda, Illinois. The Golden Oaks Farm was started in 1948 by the Crown Family of Chicago and since then, has grown to a 720-cow herd with a rolling herd average of 27,965 pounds. Located just 45 minutes from Chicago, Golden Oaks goes above and beyond to partner with their urban neighbors. In recent years, they have worked hard to positively respond to growing concerns for the rapidly encroaching urban community. In response, Golden Oaks recently established Midwest Organic Recycling, a composting site that mixes farm and compost waste, turning it into compost. This vibrant business helps to provide the community with a positive perception of dairy farming and its practices. Additionally, last fall, the cows at Golden Oaks were outfitted with Semex's ai24™ SCR HR-Tags™. Attendees of this Virtual Farm Tour will be able to see first-hand how this program allows dairy producers to shift the way they manage and interact with their herd, providing value through the faster detection of both health problems and estrus. On the farm, this translates to increased production, higher pregnancy rates and fewer costs associated with disease treatment. At Golden Oaks, they have been able to identify sick cows more quickly, while utilizing a more natural approach to heat detection Semex is a proud, three star sponsor of WDE and looks forward to visiting with dairymen at its tent location and also in the Exhibition Hall at booth EH 2608-2709. For more information on Semex, Genetics for Life, ai24 or any of Semex's brands visit www.semex.com ... Read More...

Semex's Genetics for Life On Display At World Dairy Expo

Semex’s Genetics for Life™ is about genetic solutions, our commitment to research & development, developing long-lasting, profitable herds and lifelong partnerships. Since 2006, Semex has been showing dairymen at the world’s international dairy meeting place, World Dairy Expo (WDE), exactly what Genetics for Life looks like. Once again this year, Semex invites dairymen to see daughters of the industry’s most talked about sires on display at the Semex Tent located on the grounds near the Coliseum. This year’s display offers a diverse sire lineup that represents some of the world’s most profitable, in-demand Jersey and Holstein sires available anywhere: 0200HO05929 GEN-I-BEQ BRAWLER (HealthSmart™ sire) 0200HO03648 DOMICOLE CHELIOS (Genomax™, Repromax™, HealthSmart and Calving Ease™ sire) 0200HO05592 CRACKHOLM FEVER (Repromax, HealthSmart, Robot Ready™ and Show Time™ sire) 0200HO05567 R-E-W SEAVER (Repromax, HealthSmart and Show Time sire) 0200HO02137 PINE-TREE SID (Repromax and Show Time sire) 0200HO03501 GILLETTE WINDBROOK (Show Time sire) 0200JE00338 SR NATHAN PRO-P (HealthSmart and Polled™ sire) 0200JE00060 BW RENEGADE (Repromax and HealthSmart sire) These sires represent some of the most profitable and popular sires in the Holstein and Jersey breeds today. WDE Visitors are welcome to inspect these daughters themselves and to find out more about Genetics for Life and what it means on their dairy and at Semex! Semex is a proud, three star sponsor of WDE and looks forward to visiting with dairymen at its tent location and also in the Exhibition Hall at booth EH 2608-2709. For more information on Semex, Genetics for Life or any of Semex’s brands visit www.semex.com ... Read More...

Cameron Towers Selected For Canada-Australia Exchange

Holstein Canada and Semex are pleased to announce that Cameron Towers of Glencoe, Ontario has been selected to represent Canada in the annual Australia Young Adult Exchange for 2013. During this opportunity, Cameron will spend three months in Australia and New Zealand, gaining an appreciation for their dairy industries, while at the same time promoting our Canadian dairy industry and Holstein genetics. Cameron recently completed a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Guelph. This past summer Cameron worked as an Agronomy Assistant with Monsanto based in Lethbridge, Alberta. Very active at his family’s Macksvilla Farms, Cameron has been involved in all aspects of their 120 head milking cow operation. As a youngster, he fondly remembers the farm receiving their first home bred Excellent cow. This accomplishment was a tremendous source of pride for the family and helped to shape Cameron’s career goals and aspirations. “I look forward to working closely with my father and continuing to build Macksvilla into a 100% registered Holstein herd with sound cattle that have strong pedigrees,” says Cameron. Cameron is very excited about this opportunity, “I am honoured and thrilled to have been selected as this year’s exchange representative. I can’t wait to learn about the dairy industry ‘Down Under’ and to see how the same elite genetics work in vastly different environments. Thank you to Semex and Holstein Canada for making this possible.” ... Read More...

Semex Appoints Beef Sire Analyst

Semex is pleased to announce the appointment of Dennis Serhienko to the role of Beef Sire Analyst effective November 1, 2012. This newly created part-time position is a direct result of Semex’s global beef business’ rapid expansion. Specializing in sire procurement, this role will ensure Semex Beef genetics continue to lead the industry.   Reporting to Myles Immerkar, Semex Global Beef Manager, Dennis will play a key role in continuing the global growth and development of Semex’s Beef Program. In this position, Dennis will be responsible for beef sire selection in all major breeds including Angus, Red Angus, Simmental, Limousin, Charolais and Hereford breeds. Additionally, he will work closely with Semex’s marketing and sales teams, promoting Semex’s Beef Program.  

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Genetics for Life - Into Tomorrow Together

Genetics for Life is about genetic solutions, our commitment to research & development, and most importantly developing long-lasting, profitable herds and lifelong partnerships. Each proof round, we reaffirm this commitment to our customers and our partners, returning highly anticipated daughter proven sires and releasing exciting young genomic sires. These sires represent the best of Semex s offering and are a direct result of what we ve heard from you, our customers. Below are listings of these newest sires, categorized by their iconic Semex brands: Repromax™: Genetics for Life is all about reproductive solutions. We re committed to the on-going research & development that developed the world s only international fertility evaluation, Repromax™. Semex s Repromax sires improve your herd s reproductive performance, longevity and profitability, one straw at a time. Fertility leaders 0200HO00402 Mainstream Manifold, 0200HO02167 Stantons Achiever, 0200HO05548 Kerndt-Premier Butze and 0200HO05630 Comestar Lavanguard spearhead Repromax sires. Joining this group following the August evaluations are: 0200HO02427 ARDROSS STERLING *RC (Mr Burns *RC x Shottle) 0200HO05908 HENDEL BIGSTONE (Bolton x Oman) 0200HO05960 LORKA COGNAC RED (Mr Burns *RC x Salto *RC) 0200HO00528 SILDAHL JETT AIR (Baxter x BW Marshall) 0200JE00060 BW RENEGADE HealthSmart™: Healthy cows are the foundation of any long-lasting, profitable herd. Semex s Healthsmart™ sires daughters are productive and ... Read More...

Genetics for Life = Profitable, Lifelong Partnerships

Genetics for Life is about developing long-lasting, profitable herds and lifelong partnerships. Semex customers and partners know that working with Semex as their genetic partner yields many benefits. These benefits include access to our Genomax™ lineup and our Premier™ Young Sire Proving Program, offering producers the brightest and best genomic, young sire lineups in the industry.  These programs have netted many successes over the years including the extremely popular Repromax™, HealthSmart™ and Calving Ease™ sire, 0200HO00402 Mainstream Manifold (Oman x BW Marshall) who maintains his position as a high-ranking TPI sire. He offers a +2103 GTPI with an impressive +80 PTAF, +1460 PTAM, 4.0 PL with pleasing type and an outstanding 4% Calving Ease!   In August, Semex released several newly proven sires from its Premier™ Program that are equally as exciting: 0200HO00528 Sildahl Jett Air (Baxter x BW Marshall) Repromax™, HealthSmart™ and Calving Ease™ sire #2 Baxter in the breed and one of the best combinations of PL and SCS available at +6.0 and 2.74 respectively with a +2.86 PTAT, +2.30 UDC and +2.72 FLC.  0200HO05908 Hendel Bigstone (Bolton x Oman) Repromax™ sire One of the highest-ranking bulls TPI bulls that is over 100 lbs combined fat and protein and over +2.00 PTAT at +78 PTAF, +60 PTAP and +2.04 PTAT.  0200JE00060 BW Renegade (Maximum x Centurion) Repromax™ and HealthSmart™ sire At the top of the Jersey breed, he is the #1 New Release GJPI at +251, #1 NM$ at +712, #1 FM$, #1CM$ at +798, #2 PL at +6.8, #2 MACE LPI, 0.6 DPR and 86 pounds fat. ... Read More...

Semex Sires On Youtube

If you're looking to see more on Semex new-release sires, check out our Youtube channel (www.youtube.com/semexalliance) to see daughters of the following sires: 0200HO05929 GEN-I-BEQ BRAWLER (BAXTER x SHOTTLE) 0200HO00402 MAINSTREAM MANIFOLD (OMAN x BW MARSHALL) 0200HO02427 ARDROSS STERLING *RDC (MR BURNS *RDC x SHOTTLE) 0200HO03648 DOMICOLE CHELIOS (BAXTER x GOLDWYN) These videos not only showcase daughters of these sires, but they also show the value each one can bring to your breeding program. These sires represent our Genetics for Life philosophy and are identified as Genomax™, Repromax™, HealthSmart™, Red & White™ and Calving Ease™ sires. To learn more about Semex, these exciting sires, our brands or Genetics for Life visit www.semex.com ... Read More...

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