Why Sexed Semen At Semex?
Semex scientists have worked hard since our beginnings with the Waterloo Cattle Breeders, (a precursor to our partner Gencor) to
deliver the very best and newest technologies to our owners, the dairy cattle breeders. In 1984 Roy G. Snyder (the father
of Canadian A.I. and founding member of Waterloo Cattle Breeders), wrote, "Fifty Years of Artificial Insemination In Canada: 1934-1984". In this book Roy
noted that the following technologies were on the horizon in the artificial insemination business:
· Research to Improve Inbreeding
· Larger Use of Proven Sires
· Precise Heat Synchronization
· Semen Preservation at Body
· Temperature to Enable Storage in the Female Reproduction Tract Until Time of Fertilization
Since that time much has changed
in A.I., and many of Snyder's dreams have come to fruition at the Semex Alliance. The latest of these advancements is the realization of
commercially available sexed semen from the Semex Alliance
under the stud code 777, and branded as SEMEXX™.
In 2004, the Semex Alliance's research and development arm, L'Alliance Boviteq, purchased their first semen sexing machine, utilizing the reliable sperm sexing
technology from the XY inc., a global biotechnology company located in Boulder, Colorado, USA. Since then Boviteq's team of scientists have worked hard to
ensure that Semex's sexed semen product, SEMEXX™, is among the very best on the market.
Sexed Semen & Dairying
For the hard working dairyman, sexed semen offers him a new solution for planning his herd replacements. Now, dairymen have the option of selecting heifer calves from Semex's Balanced Breeding philosophy and to achieve their breeding and herd performance goals. "The days of hoping for a heifer calf and the disappointment of the bull calf are over," says Pierre Laliberté, Semex Alliance Senior Vice President, Genetics and Research . "Now, by using SEMEXX™ sexed semen the breeder is in control of his heifer calves and has a tighter reign on his herd's genetic future."