A group of over 450 Jersey enthusiasts enjoyed the hospitality of Eric Silva and family at the famous Sunset Canyon Jerseys in Beaver, Oregon on Thursday evening, June 24. This final stop of the day for the American Jersey Cattle Association Convention tour of Tillamook County was sponsored in part by Semex and Micro.
Convention goers were able to see Semex's ai24™ Heatime® system in action, and have questions answered regarding the system by representatives from both Semex and Micro.
Additionally Semex featured a daughter display of newly added high fertility Repromax™ sire 0200JE09826 BW Surefire (Illusion x Centurion) and sponsored a judging contest featuring the daughter group. Jersey Canada Executive Secretary Russell Gammon officiated with all participants receiving an ai24™ hat and winners receiving a special Semex Jersey offering.
The evening was finished with a memorabilia auction to benefit the AJCA Research Foundation, concluding a truly a fantastic event that Semex was honored to be vital part of.
On Saturday evening June 26, the convention ended on a high note at the 53rd Annual National Heifer Sale held at Forest Glen Jerseys, averaging a record $4,547.40 on 44 lots, 10 of which were Semex sired. The second high seller at $10,500 was a first choice by Semex Genomax™ sire 0200JE00060 BW Renegade from Sun Valley. The high seller was from Sunset Canyon, bringing $11,000 and was from an EX93 Sultan dam.