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Semex’s Immunity+™ sired daughters have naturally higher colostrum quality. Both in scientific trials and commercial herds, they are shown to produce higher quality colostrum than herdmates. Only available through Semex, Immunity+ sires are quickly becoming the global dairyman’s choice in improving herd health. "Dairymen everywhere know that a healthy herd starts with healthy calves," says Paul Krueger, Semex Immunity+ Global Brand Manager. "High quality colostrum is key to ensuring healthy calves. And, the best start we can give the calves is with Immunity+… The world’s only option for higher quality colostrum with genetics." "Since December, our Immunity+ portfolio has only increased its quality, as the valuable Immunity+ brand is found laced throughout our proven and Genomax™ offering. Our Genomax Immunity+ lineup now has 19 sires over +2600 GTPI and 44 over +2500! They offer the best genetic package with Immunity+, making them extremely valuable to all dairymen worldwide.”  In its elite Genomax™ lineup, Semex now has: 84 Genomax Immunity+ bulls over +2400 GTPI 44 Genomax Immunity+ bulls over +2500 GTPI 19 Genomax Immunity+ bulls over +2600 GTPI 24 Genomax Jersey Immunity+ bulls 10 Genomax Ayrshire Immunity+ bulls Leading the Holstein group is 0200HO10693 Siemers Bloomfield (Delta x Numero Uno x Shottle), who is the #4 Delta available at +2752 GTPI with +7.7 PL, +3.7 DPR, 2.63 SCS, +105 PTAF with a +0.34% Fat and solid 2.37 PTAT and +2.33 UDC. Bloomfield is also a HealthSmart™ and RobotReady™ sire. His maternal line is popular worldwide, with his dam being a VG-85 Numero Uno from EX-94-2E 21* Gen-I-Beq Shottle Bombi back to Braedale Gypsy Grand herself.   For more information on Semex, Genetics for Life, Immunity+, Genomax sires or any of Semex’s brands visit: 
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Congratulations To Semex's Tom Kroetsch!

Tom Kroetsch has been at the helm of Semex’s production laboratories since transferring from EastGen in 2002 to be Semex’s Technical Specialist, working closely with our partner semen laboratories. Since then his work has spanned the globe and taken him to our subsidiary and production facilities worldwide, ensuring Semex’s Gold Standard™ is universal. Semex congratulates Tom on his retirement from his impressive career, as his last day at Semex is today, Friday, March 31.
Tom started working for the Western Breeders Service, a member of Semex Canada's Marketing Group, in White City, Saskatchewan on April 1, 1975 as a lab manager. In the mid-70's most efforts were focused on custom collecting beef bulls. Tom moved to UBI (United Breeders Inc, predecessor of Gencor and EastGen) in 1979. In September 2002, Tom joined Semex as a Technical Specialist working directly with the Semex partner semen production and sire care groups. In about 2005 he took on the role of Director, Production and Quality Control, followed in 2012 with his current role as Director, Laboratory and Quality Control within Semex's HPD (Operations) division.
Tom comments, "One of my most rewarding, exciting and high-pressure experiences was being part of the production operations at our facilities in Brazil, China and Hungary. In the mid-90's Semex moved towards global production, with a joint venture in Hungary that became 100% Semex-owned in 2004. This centre houses our EU-sourced sires, with its production being exportable to North America and other countries. I have been working with this centre since 1997, focused on semen quality, production and process improvements.”

Congratulations and thank you from all of us at Semex to Tom Kroetsch! 
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Semex tyre udmærker sig på alle niveauer!

De nye avlsværdital (december 2016) kommer med mange nyheder og viser styrken af Semex udbuddet. I Canada og USA scorer vores tyre fremragende, men også i europæiske lande får vi topplaceringer. I både England og Tyskland har vi nr. 1 tyre. I Holland har Semex 6 tyre i top 20 og 22 i top 100. Det er fænomenalt! 

Nedenfor en kort gennemgang over de vigtigste nyheder.

LPI Højdepunkter:

Semex ikon Val Bisson Doorman har nu 700 døtre i hans canadiske avlsværdi og stiger i produktion. Han er den højeste LPI Semex tyr og er desuden nr. 1 eksteriørtyr.  
JK Eder Control er fortsat nr. 2 eksteriørtyr i Canada og avler god produktion: Ikke overraskende at han stadig er meget populær. 
Monument Impression får en masse brugstyredøtre og stiger til +13 eksteriør. Vi forventer at denne outcross tyr forbliver en efterspurgt tyr. 
Silveridge Album, en Epic søn, er allerede brugt meget som Genomax tyr, og får flotte tal. En optimal tyr til kvier. 
Endnu en tidligere Genomax tyr, der klarer sig rigtig godt er Swissbec Brekem. Han avler høj produktion og problemfrie køer. 

TPI Highlights:

Sandy-Valley Saloon forbliver stærk i USA og er nu nr. 3 på TPI listen, især på grund af hans døtres høje produktion. 
Doorman når ligeledes et højt niveau i USA og imponerer med 3.59 PTAT. 
Også Numero Uno, Sully Munition, Meridian og den nytilkomne Nominee står højt i TPI toppen. 

Semex leverer verden over topgenetik for enhver besætning/landmand, hvad enten stor eller lille. Vores udbud er meget varieret og for hver enkel bedrift tilbyder vi en specifik løsning. Vores Immunity+ tyre leverer desuden et højere naturligt immunforsvar til deres afkom og sørger for en ... Læs mere...

Semex Sires Dominate Globally In December 2016

As the worlds fastest growing genetic solutions company, Semex sires continued to show their prowess globally with the December 2016 genetic evaluations. Highlights include:

December 2015 graduate, 0200HO02792 Sandy-Valley Saloon continues to top the GTPI list at #3 GTPI in December 2016! This globally popular A2A2 sire is now+2637 with +2489 PTAM, +172 CFP and the best PTAT in the top five GTPI at +2.92!
Immunity+ sire 0200HO06528 De-Su Nominee graduates as the #12 GTPI sire at +2550 GTPI, +0.03% for Fat and Pro, with great +6.9 PL, low 2.63 SCS, a +4.6 DPR and 6.4% SCE making him a HealthSmart, Calving Ease, A2A2 and GrazingPro!
Semex sires occupy eight of the top 20 PTAT positions and are led by global superstar, Immunity+ and A2A2 sire 0200HO06480 Val-Bisson Doorman +3.59. Doorman is also Canada's #1 Conf Sire at +18 and is the new #2 LPI Sire at +3190! Doorman was a leading sire at both World Dairy Expo and the Royal Winter Fair, underscoring his status as a ShowTime sire.
Calving Ease specialist 0200HO03895 Boldi VSG Airintake graduates in December at 6.1% SCE with exceptional +2.36 PTAT, +2.78 UDC, +2.03 FLC and +4.1 PL. He also ranks as #7 LPI sire with great functional and conformation figures. Dairymen tell us they're very pleased with their daughters and that he's working well in all environments.

Beyond North America, 200HO sires continued to dominate listings:

0200HO10777 Westcoast Perseus #1 PLI at 779
0200HO10659 Stantons Applicable #1 UK Type Merit
0200HO10624 Silverrridge Allclass #2 UK Type Merit
0200HO06267 Gen-I-Beq Lavaman #1 PLI UK Proven Sire
0200HO10744 Boldi V Gymnast #1 RZG

200JE sires had a great December evaluation, with G-Code bulls excelling once again:

#3 0200JE00913 Faria Brothers Messi {5}: +282 GJPI, 779 CM$ and a HealthSmart sire
#11 0200JE01065 Legendairy Moneybag {5}: +264 GJPI and an Immunity+ sire
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Immunity+®: Hottest Lineup In Herd Health

With over 20 years of research in immunogenetics and associated health benefits, immune response is highly effective and 30% heritable. This means that each generation bred to an Immunity+ sire is expected to reduce disease incidence by at least 5-10%!   "Working with our clients globally, we’re seeing the benefits of Immunity+ on herd health," says Paul Krueger, Semex Immunity+ Global Brand Manager. "There are other health solutions but none are like our exclusive Immunity+ and none are 30% heritable."   "In December, we increased our Immunity+ genetic offering with eight more sires ranking over +2600 GTPI, and 14 more over +2500 GTPI. It's a genetic solution for herd health with no genetic sacrifice."   In its elite Genomax™ lineup, Semex now has: 81 Genomax Immunity+ bulls over +2400 GTPI 51 Genomax Immunity+ bulls over +2500 GTPI 18 Genomax Immunity+ bulls over +2600 GTPI 14 Genomax Jersey Immunity+ bulls 8 Genomax Ayrshire Immunity+ bulls   This Holstein group is led by 0200HO10648 Endco Apprentice *RC (Kingboy x Supersire x Alchemy), who is the #2 Kingboy available in the breed at +2753 GTPI with a +8.0 PL, +2.4 DPR, +862 NM$, positive deviations and solid +2.43 PTAT and +2.22 UDC. He's also HealthSmart™, RobotReady™, Red & White and GrazingPro™. His dam is a VG-85 Supersire x VG-85 Alchemy x EX-95-2E Altitude, the dam of the famous Apple, making him popular worldwide!  
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Semex recognizes the need for cattle that are most profitable in a pasture-based production environment. This means sires that yield high components, produce progeny of a limited size while maintaining strength, durability and mobility. Efficiency is the key to good grazing animals. Semexs GrazingPro sires will maximize component yield and put focus on health and reproductive traits to ensure highly profitable, long-lasting animals with limited problems. These animals will also ensure easier calvings and create more, darker coloured calves. GrazingPro sires are designed to make management in grazing environments as effortless as possible, while maximizing profitability and peace of mind. These sires have been selected to be efficient, long-lasting animals that will provide high component yields and good reproductive performance, says Dr. Steven Larmer, Semex Dairy Solutions Coordinator. GrazingPro sires are also chosen for their limited calf size, good feet & legs and udder composite, limiting mobility and udder health problems. They are also selected for coat colour, ensuring no problems with fair-skinned animals in sunny climates. On average they are 30% better for component yield than other sires, have higher daughter pregnancy rates (1.3% higher), less difficult calvings (0.8% lower) and have 14% lower Somatic Cell Scores on average. Overall this means more profitability on pasture than other sires.
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Royal Winter Fair 2016: Et fantastisk år!

Den imponerende canadiske begivenhed ved navn Royal Winter Fair fandt sted i sidste uge for 94e gang. Ligesom hvert år var der tusindvis af mennesker med passion for landbruget der besøgte det fantastiske Royal Winter Fair. Semex havde naturligvis en egen stand med en imponerende ”Walk of Fame”: en tribune med døtre af nuværende toptyre som Saloon, Smurf, Control, Numero Uno osv. Royal Winter Fairs højdepunkt var selvfølgelig den Nationale Holsteinshow med overvældende resultater hos Semex genetik: 13 ud af 16 klasser blev vundet af Semex afkom, flot præstation!

Den legendariske BRAEDALE GOLDWYN er for 7e gang i træk blevet Premier Sire (bedste tyr af showet) med 25 døtre der står i top 10 ud af 11 forskellige klasser og desuden 5 vindere. BEAVERBROOK GOLDWYN ZOE var Reserve Mester (Intermediate) mens den fænomenale BOSDALE GOLD LUSTER fik den ærefulde omtale ved det almene mesterskab.

VAL BISSON DOORMAN, efterfølger af GOLDWYN, leverede ligeledes en præstation med 21 døtre i top 10 ud af 9 forskellige klasser. Tre vindere, tre 2e pladser og tre 3e pladser. Allerede nu bliver der set frem til næste år hvor der vil vises mange flere Doorman døtre i ringen.

WALNUTLAWN SOLOMON, en af DOORMAN’S lovende sønner der allerede som ung havde et antal imponerende kvier der stod højt i topklasserne. To andre unge tyre der eftertrykkelig kom ind i billedet var STANTONS CAPITAL GAIN og HIGH OCTANE, der også hos os er meget populære og det er ikke mindst på grund af deres IMMUNITY+ status!

Som sædvanlig var også PINE TREE SID godt præsenteret med et antal af døtre med et rigtig godt yver. En af de mest omtalte køer var BRACKLEYFARM CHEERIO, en virkelig betagende datter af DOMICOLE CHELIOS. Denne kæmpe har mange fans og blev Reserve Mester (almen) efter ... Læs mere...

Semex Genomax Immunity+ Tilbud

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Avl for et sundere liv

Som studerende i dyrevidenskab på universitetet Guelpt, valgte Bonnie Mallard to specifikke fag – immunologi og genetik – og her fik hun ideen omkring sygedomsresistens, som hun på daværende tidspunkt ikke vidste meget om, eller hvordan hun skulle følge op på det. Herefter tog hun en masteruddannelse der omhandlede genetiske kvægforbedring, efterfulgt af en doktorgrad i immunologi. Hendes ide om at undersøge sygedomsresistens blev ved med at efterfølge hende. Nu som professor i patologi på universitet Guelpt, har Dr. Mallard udviklet en teknologi som fra naturens side mindsker sygdomme hos mælkeproducenters besætning og samtidig forbedrer fødevaresikkerhed. Formulering af hendes oprindelige idé. Sundere køer producerer sundere produkter Den såkaldte High Immune Response Technology (opfundet af Dr. Mallard) identificerer dyr med det stærkeste immunforsvar, disse dyr bruges til avl, hvormed en kvægbesætnings immunitet kan forbedres. For mælkeproducenter betyder det lavere medicinske omkostninger og en sundere besætning. For forbrugerne betyder det sundere køer der producerer sundere produkter. ”Hvis man konsekvent tilpasser teknologien, kan man avle en besætning der har betydelige lavere sygdomme,” siger Dr. Mallard. Besætninger med en høj immunrespons er mere modstandsdygtige imod bakterielle – og virussygdomme, som resulterer i en meget lavere forekomst af sygdomme – de har betydelige mindre brug for medicinske indgreb. Desuden reagerer de bedre på vacciner og producerer en bedre kvalitet af råmælk til deres kalve. De vokser hurtigt, har en god frugtbarhed og en god klovsundhed. ”Teknologien virker præcist som vi havde forventet,” siger Dr. Mallard. ”En høj immun respons har et mere robust og afbalanceret immunforsvar og er ... Læs mere...

Semex & River Valley Farm Announce Partnership

As the fastest growing AI company in the world, Semex and genetic powerhouse, River Valley Farm, are thrilled to announce an exciting new partnership and the stud code series 0200JE10000. Semex is now home to the River Valley Farm Bull Program and its star-studded lineup of over 25 young sires including Craze, VIP, Rockstar, Change-Up, Checkmate and Racer all available from Semex in the Fall of 2016. Semex has been River Valley Farms exclusive IVF embryo producer through Semexs Boviteq, making this new partnership a natural progression. Semexs Boviteq has been our exclusive IVF embryo provider since 2013, says David Jordan, River Valley Farm General Manager. Weve seen first-hand their commitment to technology, innovation and customer service. From Boviteq to Immunity+ to research dollars invested to their rapid market growth, Semex was an easy choice for us when we began re-evaluating our Bull Program. For more information on River Valley Farm visit This new partnership expands the Semex Jersey lineup to the fastest growing in the industry, and gives nearly immediate access to some of the Jersey breeds most in-demand young sires. River Valley Farms maternal lines include 160 of the breeds top JPI females following the August genetic evaluation as well as: three US National Show Champions; three World Dairy Expo Grand Champions; a World Dairy Expo Supreme Champion; a Canadian National Champion; and many All-Americans and All-Canadians. Collaborating with industry-leading River Valley Farms and the entire Sauder Family is something we can not be more excited about, says Brad Sayles, Vice President Product Development & Genetic Solutions. At Semex we believe in cultivating long-lasting partnerships, and we see this relationship really benefiting our clients globally. Available very soon will be sires that rank at the top of Jersey listings, including seven bulls over 190 JPI, 12 greater than 21 JUI, six bulls over 90 ... Læs mere...