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Semex Immunity+ Daughters On Display At World Dairy Expo

On the heels of an award-winning 2013 and with record worldwide sales since its release, Semex is proud present daughters of Immunity+™ sires at this year’s World Dairy Expo (WDE) in its Semex Tent. 

Using a patented technology, Semex measures an animal’s immune response and their ability to combat infection and disease. These animals are considered High Immune Responders (HIR) and at Semex they’re known as Immunity+ bulls.

“Dairymen are looking for long-term solutions to herd health,” says Brad Sayles, Semex Vice President Global Marketing. “With Immunity+ sires, dairymen can now ask how well a bull’s daughters respond to infection instead of how often they get diseases like mastitis. It changes the conversation from result-oriented measurements with heritabilities of less than 10%, to immune response that is highly heritable at 25%. We’re excited to share the future of herd health with dairymen this year at World Dairy Expo.”

On display will be daughters of popular Immunity+ sires including:

0200HO03753 Marbri Facebook: Immunity+, HealthSmart™, Repromax™and Calving Ease™ sire
0200HO07450 Amighetti Numero Uno: Immunity+, Genomax™ and HealthSmart sire
0200HO05567 R-E-W Seaver: Immunity+ and Show Time™ sire
0200HO00560 Monument Impression: Immunity+, Repromax, HealthSmart and Robot Ready™ sire
0200HO02698 Misty Springs Supersonic: Immunity+, Genomax, HealthSmart, Repromax and Robot Ready sire

To find out more about Immunity+ or any of Semex’s suite of solutions, stop by Semex at World Dairy Expo at the Semex Tent or in the Exhibition Hall at booth #2608-2709 or by visiting

If you can’t be with us at this year’s World Dairy Expo, we encourage you to follow Semex on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or on our YouTube Channel and search #semextent for all the latest news from Semex at the show! 
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Marbri Facebook: Allroundtyren

Facebook er navnet på den nye superstjerne i holstein verdenen. Forventningerne var høje, men hans indekser overgår langt vores forhåbninger: Enormt meget mælk, gode procenter, funktionelt eksteriør, kvietyr og immunity +. Meget mere kan man ikke ønske. Facebook kommer fra en stærk kofamilie som med FBI(Far til Windbrook) allerede har leveret en toptyr. I USA er han kommet godt ud af startblokken, og har resolut taget toppen af TPI klassementet. Også i Canada er han nr. 1. De amerikanske avlsværdital fra facebook taler for sig selv. 2356 TPI og 2.49 PTAT. Dernæst scorer han også særdeles godt i de funktionelle egenskaber som hunlig frugtbarhed, holdbarhed og celletal.

Det allerbedste er, at Facebook også er en immunity+ tyr og dermed tilhører et begrænset selskab af døtre-afprøvede tyre, som har denne egenskab. Semex’s immunity + tyre er testet og har mærkbar højere resistens mod sygdomme. Døtre af disse immunity + tyre er mindre syge, reagerer bedre på vaccine, og producerer bedre råmælk. Facebook avler køer med en ekstrem vilje til at producere. Det er robuste køer med meget malkepræg og med åben rib. De har kvalitetsyvere med et stærkt yverbånd og struktur på yveret. Derudover går de på rigtig gode og stærke lemmer. Vær dog opmærksom på høj krydsretning.

Facebook er verdens nye nr. 1 tyr og tilgængelig: Gør brug af det!
Man O Man X Airraid X Shottle

Welcome Facebook Paula 
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Semex studierejse til Canada

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Semex’s Canadian Embryo Production Centre, Boviteq, located in Saint Hyacinthe, Quebec, is world renown for both its research and bovine embryo work. For decades, producers from coast to coast in Canada and the US have benefited from and looked to Boviteq as their source for reproductive excellence. Now, Semex is proud to announce the accreditation of several satellite OPU (Ovum Pick Up) sites in eastern Canada to compliment the services offered in western Canada by Boviteq West.

“We’re extremely excited about working with beef and dairy clients across the country, assisting them to implement genetic and reproductive activities on their farms,” says Brad Sayles, Semex Vice President Global Marketing. “Boviteq is home to the industry’s very best advancements in reproduction and genetics. Our embryo and IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) techniques have been extremely successful for the commercial and purebred breeder alike, and now with this expansion of OPU services, we’re able to serve an even greater customer base.”

Boviteq is working directly with the following veterinarians as well as the McIntosh OPU/Fradon Donor Facility in eastern Canada:

Dr. Melvin Crane & Dr. Chris Versteeg, Kensington Veterinary Clinic Ltd., Kensington, PE
Dr. Mario Lefort, Services Vétérinaires Mario Lefort inc., Ormstown, QC
Dr. Louis Picard, ETE Inc., Québec, QC
Dr. Adam Haight, Kirkton Veterinary Clinic, Kirkton, ON
Dr. Ken Christie, Dr. Everett Hall & Dr. Tim Henshaw, EastGen, Guelph, ON
Dr. Christopher Church, McIntosh OPU/Fradon Donor Facility, Woodstock, ON

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Ladys-Manor Savior - Eksteriørkanon der er tilgængelig som kønssorteret

Savior er en helt speciel Genomax tyr. Det er en Lauthority X Shottle på en særdeles god kofamilie, men det der gør ham helt speciel, er hans evne til at videreføre arvelighed i eksteriør. I Canada har han +17 for confirmation og dermed ligger han blandt de allerhøjste tyre. Hvis der graves dybere i hans avlsværdital ses det, at han ligger på (+24) i confirmation, hvis man udelukkende kigger på ”direct genomics”. Det betyder at vi sandsynligvis har at gøre med en ekstrem god eksteriør tyr. Den genomiske værdi fra en tyr, ligesom den der er præsenteret her, består af 50 % afstamnings information og 50 % genomiske værdier. Det betyder i tilfældet med tyren Savior, at den genomiske værdi er meget højere end det som afstamningen reelt set afspejler. Det er derfor ret sikkert at Savior er en meget speciel tyr for lige netop eksteriør. 100 % sikkert er det selvfølgelig aldrig med genomiske tyre når man ikke har med ”ægte” avlsværdital at gøre. På trods af den genomiske risiko vil vi råde dig til at give den unge tyr chancen. Han er også tilgængelig som kønssorteret og allerede nu kan sæden leveres.  
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Semex Millionaire Sire Buckeye Passes Away

Semex is saddened to announce the passing of its 11th Millionaire Sire, 0200HO04779 R-E-W Buckeye.

Proven through Semex’s Premier™ young sire proving program in the US in August 2005, Buckeye’s popularity was instantaneous, arriving as one of the world’s most popular BW Marshall sons and ranking #4 TPI. In February 2006 Buckeye climbed to the #2 TPI position, commanding international respect for his desirable production, solid type and in-demand health traits.

Buckeye daughters were known for exceptional feet & legs, mobility and flatness of bone. They had tremendous udders that were silky, very well-attached and were designed to handle large volumes of milk. His status as a calving ease sire only added to his popularity, selling into well over 50 countries worldwide.

“Buckeye was one of the ultimate breeder satisfaction bulls,” says Brad Sayles, Semex Vice President Global Marketing. “He delivered long-lasting, profitable cows that their owners loved because they were milky, dairy and profitable. His daughters are still impacting their herds, being long-lasting and profitable.” 
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Semex Jerseys Deliver Genetics for Life

Genetics for Life is all about delivering the best possible product to our clients, and Semex’s Jersey sires are no exception. The rigorous selection process used when selecting our Jersey lineup has netted impressive results with code 200JE owning four of the top 25 US GJPI Active Sires and the #1 new release sire in Canada! 

Leading Semex sires was HealthSmart™ sire 0200JE00073 GR Wilsonview Maxwell at +198 GJPI. This Gannon son from the widely-respected M family at Wilsonview in Oregon delivers 66 pounds of Fat, 558 CM$, 524 NM$, 500 FM$ and impressive stats of 4.21 JUI and 4.8 for PL.  He ranks 4th for Net Merit $, 5th for Cheese Merit $ and fourth for Fluid Merit Dollars on the active list. 

Blackstone son 0200JE00477 Lucky Hill Joker climbed 17 points GJPI with additional daughters to land one point behind Joker at +197. From a Legion x Montana Java, Joker sires hard-working cows that give him an impressive +60 F and +50 Protein. This high fertility Repromax™ sire is also available Sexxed™.

Semex’s rigorous selection process for its Genomax™ lineup has resulted in some of the most in-demand progeny proven bulls in the world. One of these elite young sires is 0200JE01007 Missiska MacKenzie (Vinnie x Merchant) is no exception, ranking as number four on the G Code list at +259 GJPI. This impressive sire ranks #1 for Cheese Merit dollars (+766) and pounds of fat (+100), #2 Net Merit dollars (+671) and #6 for Fluid Merit $ (598). He also beings profit to the table with a .26% fat and +.08% protein and a high JUI at +4.86!

In Canada, Robot Ready™ sire 0200JE00470 Comestar JDF Beautifull (Iatola x Fprize Belle x Declo Belle) graduates as the #5 GLPI sire overall, the #1 new release sire and the only double digit Conformation bull in the top 30! Beautifull daughters have all the great conformation traits you would expect, with nearly perfect-shaped udders having silky texture, great heel depth, a ... Læs mere...

Semex's Facebook Now World's #1 TPI Sire!

Semex’s Genomax™ sires meet the industry’s most rigorous genomic young standards. This results in some of the most in-demand genomic and progeny proven bulls in the world. The newest graduate of this program, 0200HO03753 Marbri Facebook, now ranks as the world’s #1 TPI sire! Facebook joined Semex’s elite Genomax lineup as the #3 GTPI sire in December 2010. Identified quickly as a top sire, Semex sampled 17 sons that have now entered the Genomax program themselves. They are now some of the most highly respected and in-demand genomic sires in the breed including 0200HO02870 Mr Lookout P Enforcer and 0200HO03877 Coyne-Farms Jabir who have each been at the top of the GLPI and GTPI charts. Now as a progeny proven sire, Facebook’s international demand will only increase as his #1 TPI and #1 MACE LPI rankings combined with his Immunity+™ status make him one of the most valuable sires in the world. With impressive statistics of +2356 GTPI/+3469 MACE GLPI, +2.49 PTAT, breed-leading +172 lbs combined Fat and Protein, moderate stature and fantastic udder traits of +3.04 RUH, +2.80 RUW and +2.90 UC, Facebook and his sons are only just beginning. “Facebook is exactly the kind of bull our clients are looking for,” says Brad Sayles, Vice President, Global Marketing. “He was an extremely popular Genomax young sire who has proven himself through his milking daughters. He is truly more than a triple-threat sire, being Immunity+, a high fertility Repromax™ sire, Calving Ease™ and HealthSmart™. He’s got everything our global clients are looking for to be profitable at the farm gate.” For more information on Semex, Genetics for Life, Immunity+, Genomax, Repromax, Calving Ease or HealthSmart sires visit
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World's #1 Homozygous Polled Bull Joins Semex's Genomax Lineup

Genetics for Life is all about ensuring that our customers everywhere have the tools they need to be successful. For our clients who are seeking a non-invasive solution to dehorning, the polled gene is extremely valuable. Semex recognizes the potential of the polled gene and were working with our customers worldwide to find the best possible polled genes for them. New to the Semex Polled and Genomax lineups in August is the #1 homozygous polled bull available in the world, 0200HO10157 Calbrett Blueprint PP *RC. Hes an impressive +2124 GTPI with a +4.6 PL, +1.10 DPR, +2.09 PTAT with a great +2.68 RUH, +2.47 RUW and 573 NM$ and is also designated a HealthSmart sire. A son of the popular Earnhardt P and from the well-known PR Barbie maternal line, Blueprints pedigree is extremely popular and valuable. His dam is VG-85-2YR Cherry Crest Colt Bambi P, a Colt P from a VG-88 Alexander, Lookout Pesce A Brava, from VG-87 2* Regancrest MB Breyell then EX-90 GMD DOM 3* Breya, a Shottle from PR Barbie herself. We have seen the remarkable increased interest in polled genetics over the past few years, says Brad Sayles, Vice President Global Marketing. As the genetic merit of these sires increase so does the demand. Our clients are looking for homozygous polled sires with a high genetic value, and Blueprint is certainly one of those sires! This is his first semen available for use anywhere and were excited about the potential it holds for our clients worldwide. Available worldwide beginning September 1, Blueprint is priced at $150 with no minimum purchase required. For more information on Semex, Genetics for Life, Genomax,Polledsires or any of Semexs brands visit:
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For A Stronger, Disease Resistant Herd Start With Semex

The discovery of high immune response (HIR) and Semex’s release of Immunity+™ sires was a game-changer for the bovine industry. With a 25% heritability, Immunity+ sires can help improve a herd’s overall health and longevity.  Regardless of herd size or management style, Immunity+ sires are a valuable tool for breeding a healthy herd of profitable and efficient cows.  Based on the HIR technology developed by Dr. Bonnie Mallard and her colleagues at the University of Guelph, the research surrounding this technology spans decades. It shows that HIR cows have 19-30% lower disease incidence compared to herd averages. These cows also respond better to commercial vaccines and produce higher quality colostrum. As a result, they are more profitable by bringing in more revenue, lowering costs and wasting less of the dairyman’s time. And, most importantly, Immunity+ works.  “We’ve been excited to hear from dairymen real life examples of Immunity+ sired daughters being healthier than their herdmates,” says Jay Shannon, Semex Global Dairy Solutions Manager. “For example, recently a dairyman using bulls from several studs reported that a bug hit his dairy’s calf pen. Unfortunately, he lost 11% of the daughters from other sires, but none of his Immunity+ sired calves were lost.”  Joining the proven Immunity+ lineup following the August 2014 genetic evaluation are: 0200HO03753    MARBRI FACEBOOK...    MAN-O-MAN x AIRRAID 0200HO02653    MISTY SPRINGS TRIBUTE...    MAN-O-MAN x GOLDWYN 0200HO07432    REGANCREST INTIMATE...    PLANET x SHOTTLE 0200HO02690    STANTONS EMPRESS...    MAN-O-MAN x OUTSIDE The following Genomax™ bulls are also designated Immunity+: 0200HO06631    MYSTIQUE ALSACE...    MCCUTCHEN x GERARD 0200HO03994   ... Læs mere...