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High PTAT Goldwyn From Famous Juror Faith Family At Semex

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0200HO05606 Ralma Confirm hails from an extremely famous family. His Durham dam is the Christmas Fudge who produced numerous high-ranking progeny. Bull dam Christmas Fudge is VG-88 GMD DOM, next dam is the famous Ralma Juror Faith EX-91 GMD DOM who had over 23 VG 2 year old daughters.

From a cow family that continues to generate dollars, this Designer Series™ Goldwyn son debuts with tremendous type, at +3.25 PTAT, +2.27 UDC and +2.60 FLC. These figures make him the #4 PTAT Goldwyn son and the #5 PTAT sire in the breed!

Positive deviations of +0.07%F, +.05%P, the breed's eighth lowest SCS ranking at 2.46 SCS and great udders place Confirm in similar light as his sire, Goldwyn. In Canada, the figures are equally as impressive at +113 Herd Life, +102 Dtr Fertility, +104 Milking Speed, +105 Calving Ability, +107 D Calving Ability with Semex's lowest SCS ratings at 2.33.

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Canada's #3 Conf Sire by Mr Sam At Semex

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Proof positive of Semex's growing diversity is the arrival of its second Mr Sam son, offering something different to bloodlines everywhere.

One of these, is the #1 PTAT Mr Sam and #3 Conformation sire, 0200HO02137 Pine-Tree Sid. From a VG-88 DOM Finley dam, this Designer Series™, Health$mart™ sire offers dramatic improvement over dams and is a transmitter of strength and tremendous mammary systems. These claims are evident in his August showing, at +18 Conf, +17 Mammary System and +15 Dairy Strength with 2.93 SCS, +108 Herd Life, +102 Calving Ability and +110 Dtr Calving Ability on LPI. On the USA TPI rankings he's an impressive +3.02 PTAT, +2.61 UDC, +2.02 FLC with a low 2.90 SCS and tremendous mammary systems at +3.93 FU Attach, +2.82 RU Height, +2.76 RU Width and +2.94 U Cleft. Additionally, he's a high fertilty Repromax™ sire.

"These are the biggest, most powerful heifers in barns," says CIAQ Progeny Analyst Carl Saucier. "They show that Sid is a strength bull, with power, capacity, width and show style. Transmitting great spring of rib, high and wide rear udders he's an ideal mating for your Goldwyn, Bolton, Shottle, Toystory, Lou, Ashlar, Baxter and Lheros daughters."

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High PTAT Goldwyn From Comestar At Semex

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Hailing from a prefix that precedes him, 0200HO05588 Comestar Lauthority is the highest new release and #2 PTAT sire at +3.61!

A Goldwyn from a VG-89 6* Igniter dam with 2 Superior Lactation Awards and then a VG-85 2* Emerson with 1 Superior Lactation Award back to the Comestar Lausan Black VG-87 23* and then the infamous 23* Comestar Laurie Sheik!  

This Designer Series™ sire provides exceptional stature at +3.42, silky mammary systems at +2.48 UDC, backed by +3.06 FU Attach, +3.60 RU Height, +3.46 RU Width and +3.83 U Cleft. Lauthority also ranks as the #8 LPI sire at +17 Conf (#5 Conf Sire), +15 MS and +12 F&L. He also scores an exceptional +109 D Calving Ability, +107 Herd Life and 2.79 SCS, contributing to his Health$mart™ sire status.

Proven in the Westgen area, Carl Barclay, Westgen Progeny Analyst comments, "Dairymen really like these cows. They're full of dairy strength with a great open, deep rib. They've got a great foot angle and heel depth, walking well throughout the stalls."

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High Deviation Health$mart™ Goldwyn Son Joins Semex Lineup

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#11 LPI, 0200HO05584 Fleury Mathys debuts as a sire known to sire tall, strong cows with extremely high fat and protein deviations at +.35%F, +.22%P. His good udders and feet & legs make him a great option for dairymen everywhere.

His dam is a VG-87 5* Emerson with huge records and over 109,900 kgs lifetime! Next dam is VG-88 7* Megabuck, then VG-88 15* Shoremar Lindy Maggie and a VG-86 12* Starbuck and three more VG or EX dams.

Great functional tratis enhance this bull's appeal and make him a Health$mart™ sire, posting a +104 Herd Life, +103 Lact. Persistency, +105 D Fertilty, +108 D Calving Ability and +102 Calving Ability with a combined 107 kgs protein and fat.

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Mr Sam Son Adds Diversity

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Adding another Mr Sam son, Semex continues to show diversity and a product offering that is designed to meet the needs of dairymen everywhere.

0200HO03498 Gillette Winners is a Mr Sam from a VG-88 10* Blitz dam that traces back to Canada's famous Gypsy Grand family. This pedigree offers dairymen the unique opportunity to combine the consistency and reliability of the Gypsy Grand family with an outcross sire in Mr Sam.

"These daughters are deep-ribbed, with good udders that are well-attached. Breeders will appreciate an outcross sire like Winners," says USA Premier™ Consultant Nick Sarbacker. Ranking as the #4 PTAT Mr Sam son, Winners is a Designer Series™ sire that meets the needs of many, arriving at +2.29 PTAT, +2.01 UDC, +2.39 FU Attach, +3.18 RU Width, +2.57 RU Height, with a 6 for Calving Ease and he's also a high fertility Repromax™ sire.

"The Winners are very consistent cows," comments Carl Barclay, Westgen Progeny Analyst. "We see them as having very snug, well-attached mammary systems with correct rumps and feet that track well in all environments." Combining field comments with proof data in Canada show him to be at +104 Herd Life, +106 Calving and Dtr Calving Ability, solid Conf at +14, +13 Mammary System and +9 Dairy Strength.

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High Fertility Repromax™ Sires Added To Semex Lineup

With the August 2010 genetic release, Semex is pleased to introduce several new Holstein sires to its Repromax™ lineup.

Repromax™ sires are those Semex sires that are both highly reliable and high fertility with no genetic sacrifices. Semex scientists have gathered SCR, ATA and Non-Return data to develop the world's first international fertility evaluation. Known as Repromax™ sires, these sires are Semex's highest-ranked fertility sires. These bulls improve the fertility performance of cows and increase your profitability, representing the best of the best, with no genetic sacrifices.

With dozens of numbers to analyze and problems to solve in a day, dairymen are looking to simplify processes and find easy solutions to their dairy's problems. Semex's Repromax™ sires are the answer to their fertility issues.

Semex's new Repromax™ sires are easily identified with the Repromax™ brand in all Semex materials and are listed below. These sires are included in ProMate™, Semex's global custom selection index:

0200HO05592 CRACKHOLM FEVER
0200HO05575 GILLETTE JORDAN
0200HO05567 R-E-W SEAVER
0200HO02137 PINE-TREE SID
0200HO02167 STANTONS ACHIEVER
0200HO07345 MAGOR EXCEPTION 98%-I
0200HO03463 LADYS-MANOR MARCELO

For more a complete listing or more information on Repromax™ sires or any of Semex's growing suite of programs designed to increase real dairy profitability, please visit www.semex.com

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Profitable Health$mart™ Sires Join Semex Lineup

With the August 2010 genetic release, Semex is pleased to introduce the following new sires to its Health$mart™ lineup.

Semex identifies Health$mart™ sires as those that sire the most valuable and profitable cows on the dairy. These sires excel for qualities that dairies can easily quantify in their ledgers. Dairymen can trust that a Semex Health$mart™ sire will have a positive financial impact, saving on vet bills, medications and staff time, as well as lost breedings and lost production.

Since its release one year ago in August 2009, the Health$mart™ lineup has been under tremendous demand, as dairymen around the world are looking to reduce expenditures and increase their profitability.

The selection criteria for a Semex Health$mart™ sire is based on:
· Health Traits: Herd Life, Somatic Cell Score, Daughter Calving Ability, Milking Speed, Daughter Fertility
· Production: Milk, Fat and Protein
· Durability Traits: Final Conformation, Mammary System and Feet & Legs

Semex's new Health$mart™ sires are easily identified with the Health$mart™ brand in all Semex materials and are listed below. These sires are included in ProMate™, Semex's global custom selection index:

0200HO02167 STANTONS ACHIEVER
0200HO02147 SANDY-VALLEY COLFA 99%-I
0200HO02087 SANDY-VALLEY DEPUTY 99%-I
0200HO07345 MAGOR EXCEPTION 98%-I
0200HO05592 CRACKHOLM FEVER
0200HO02122 PARADISE-D GILMORE
0200HO03516 GINARY JACK
0200HO05577 GILLETTE JERRICK
0200HO05575 GILLETTE JORDAN
0200HO05588 COMESTAR LAUTHORITY
0200HO05565 REGANCREST LONGTIME
0200HO03463 LADYS-MANOR MARCELO
0200HO03485 LADYS-MANOR MONKTON
0200HO05567 R-E-W SEAVER
0200HO02137 PINE-TREE SID

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Genomax™ Sires Added To Semex Lineup

noneSemex has been at the forefront of genomic research, leading the industry and working closely with both Canadian and USA officials to develop the very best options for dairymen everywhere. The main goal in using genomic selection and offering our Genomax™ product has been to increase both the number and diversity of elite bulls available to our clients. This will allow Semex customers worldwide to make the most genetic progress and ultimately profit within their own herds.

Through a careful selection process Semex offers the best genomic tested young sires available today. These sires are those that top the rankings, whether you’re looking for LPI or TPI and feature young sires that are the best for: Net Merit; TPI; LPI; Type; Calving Ease. Semex additionally offers sexed genomic bulls known as Genomaxx™ sires.

These newly released Genomax™ sires are truly standouts with unlimited potential, ready to give you tomorrow’s genetics today:

0200HO06043 COMESTAR LOTHARIO
0200HO03630 DIAMOND-OAK J S NEPTUNE-ET
0200HO02553 DUCKETT-SA FEDERAL-ET
0200HO03721 FLY-HIGHER MUCHO-ET
0200HO06131 GEN-I-BEQ LOOK
0200HO02543 HOWARD-VIEW LEXSTAR
0200HO00566 MARKWELL DUCKETT-ET
0200HO02574 MISTY SPRINGS BRENDAN

0200JE00149 BRIDON VINCENT-ET
0200JE00467 MOLLY BROOK FREEBOARD

Additionally, Semex offers a Genomax™ Health & Fertility Bull Team:

0200HO02366 WEST PORT ARRON DOON MITEY P
0200HO00528 SILDAHL JETT AIR-ET
0200HO02308 SANDY-VALLEY GLORFINDEL
0200HO03608 VELTHUIS SOLSTICE
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Semex Adds Progeny Proven & Genomax™ Sires To Designer Series™ Lineup

noneThe Semex Designer Series™ sires are hand-selected for their ability to sire individuals with Semex's famous high-type look. These sires are those that transmit head-turning looks as well as longevity and its related increased production and profitability.


New releases to the program include these progeny proven sires:

  • 0200HO05592 CRACKHOLM FEVER
  • 0200HO05577 GILLETTE JERRICK
  • 0200HO05575 GILLETTE JORDAN
  • 0200HO05588 COMESTAR LAUTHORITY
  • 0200HO02137 PINE-TREE SID
  • 0200HO05567 R-E-W SEAVER
  • 0200HO05606 RALMA CONFIRM

Genomax™ sires added to the program include the following four sires. These Genomax™ sires bring star-studded pedigrees to the Designer Series™ line-up.

  • 0200HO02600 O-BEE KRUSADER
  • 0200HO03721 FLY-HIGHER MUCHO
  • 0200HO06131 GEN-I-BEQ LOOK
  • 0200HO02553 DUCKETT-SA FEDERAL
  • 0200JE00149 BRIDON VINCENT

These Genomax™ Designer Series™ sires are the result of Semex's Balanced Breeding philosophy, a selection process based on the careful mating of the world's most popular sires and proven cow families, and are available through Semex's Genomax™ program.

For more information on these Designer Series™ sires or any of Semex's growing suite of programs designed to increase real dairy profitability, please visit www.semex.com

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Balanced Breeding: More Than The Typ(e)ical!

The August 2010 proof round saw the arrival of Semex's Goldwyn sons and the return of Semex to its role as type leader, much to the approval of type fans worldwide. Looking through the entire Semex lineup though, it's easy to see that Semex offers much more than sons descending from one family tree.

"Semex has actively sought sires that will offer more to a broader range of customers," says Brad Sayles, Vice President Global Marketing. "We're appealing to more and more dairymen worldwide through a product offering that continues to become more diverse. Dairymen are looking for their genetic suppliers to offer more than just the very top of the lists. They're looking for sires that are outcross sires, highly reliable sires and sires that can get to work today on their bottom line."

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Proof positive of this diversity is the arrival of several Mr Sam sons to the Semex lineup, offering an outcross to herds dominated by Goldwyn and Shottle bloodlines.

One of these, is the #1 PTAT Mr Sam and #3 Conformation sire, 0200HO02137 Pine-Tree Sid. From a VG-88 DOM Finley dam, this Designer Series™, Health$mart™ sire offers dramatic improvement over dams and is a transmitter of strength and tremendous mammary systems. These claims are evident in his August showing, at +18 Conf, +17 Mammary System and +15 Dairy Strength with 2.93 SCS, +108 Herd Life, +102 Calving Ability and +110 Dtr Calving Ability on LPI. On the USA TPI rankings he's an impressive +3.02 PTAT, +2.61 ... Read More...