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Semex Cross-Breeding Index

March 3rd , Semex launches the Brazilian Cross-Breeding Index. This index is the first of its kind and designed for the Brazilian commercial cattle industry focusing on the traits important to the Brazilian commercial cattle market. The Index focused on the evaluation of Weaning Weight, Yearling Weight, Birth Weight, REA, Positive BackFat, Muscle, Fertility and Frame Score to provide an economic value index to the industry. This provides the commercial cattleman to select the bulls best suited to their needs.

With the support of the Canadian Angus Industry, this index was formulated through the expertise of Dr. Jacques Chenais and designed by a leading group of top Brazilian sales reps focused on bringing profitability to their commercial clients in Brazil.

Leading the way in the first production of the monthly index was Vision Unanimous who is one of the leading EPD performers in the entire Angus breed in North America with a $R of 469. Rounding out the top 5 performers in the Index for the month of March include: SAV Piedmont at $R459, Jindra 3rd Dimension at $R428, SAV Riata at $R421 and Koupals Dante at $R418.