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Profitable Health$mart Sires Join Semex Lineup

With the August 2010 genetic release, Semex is pleased to introduce the following new sires to its Health$mart lineup.
Semex identifies Health$mart sires as those that sire the most valuable and profitable cows on the dairy. These sires excel for qualities that dairies can easily quantify in their ledgers. Dairymen can trust that a Semex Health$mart sire will have a positive financial impact, saving on vet bills, medications and staff time, as well as lost breedings and lost production.
Since its release one year ago in August 2009, the Health$mart lineup has been under tremendous demand, as dairymen around the world are looking to reduce expenditures and increase their profitability.
The selection criteria for a Semex Health$mart sire is based on:
Health Traits: Herd Life, Somatic Cell Score, Daughter Calving Ability, Milking Speed, Daughter Fertility
Production: Milk, Fat and Protein
Durability Traits: Final Conformation, Mammary System and Feet & Legs
Semexs new Health$mart sires are easily identified with the Health$mart brand in all Semex materials and are listed below. These sires are included in ProMate, Semexs global custom selection index:
0200HO02167 STANTONS ACHIEVER
0200HO02147 SANDY-VALLEY COLFA 99%-I
0200HO02087 SANDY-VALLEY DEPUTY 99%-I
0200HO07345 MAGOR EXCEPTION 98%-I
0200HO05592 CRACKHOLM FEVER
0200HO02122 PARADISE-D GILMORE
0200HO03516 GINARY JACK
0200HO05577 GILLETTE JERRICK
0200HO05575 GILLETTE JORDAN
0200HO05588 COMESTAR LAUTHORITY
0200HO05565 REGANCREST LONGTIME
0200HO03463 LADYS-MANOR MARCELO
0200HO03485 LADYS-MANOR MONKTON
0200HO05567 R-E-W SEAVER
0200HO02137 PINE-TREE SID

For more a complete listing or more information on Health$mart sires or any of Semexs growing suite of programs designed to increase real dairy profitability, please visit www.semex.com.
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Genomax Sires Added To Semex Lineup

Semex has been at the forefront of genomic research, leading the industry and working closely with both Canadian and USA officials to develop the very best options for dairymen everywhere. The main goal in using genomic selection and offering our Genomax product has been to increase both the number and diversity of elite bulls available to our clients. This will allow Semex customers worldwide to make the most genetic progress and ultimately profit within their own herds.



Through a careful selection process Semex offers the best genomic tested young sires available today. These sires are those that top the rankings, whether youre looking for LPI or TPI and feature young sires that are the best for: Net Merit; TPI; LPI; Type; Calving Ease. Semex additionally offers sexed genomic bulls known as Genomaxx sires.



These newly released Genomax sires are truly standouts with unlimited potential, ready to give you tomorrows genetics today:



0200HO06043 COMESTAR LOTHARIO

0200HO03630 DIAMOND-OAK J S NEPTUNE-ET

0200HO02553 DUCKETT-SA FEDERAL-ET

0200HO03721 FLY-HIGHER MUCHO-ET

0200HO06131 GEN-I-BEQ LOOK

0200HO02543 HOWARD-VIEW LEXSTAR

0200HO00566 MARKWELL DUCKETT-ET

0200HO02574 MISTY SPRINGS BRENDAN



0200JE00149 BRIDON VINCENT-ET

0200JE00467 MOLLY BROOK FREEBOARD
Additionally, Semex offers a Genomax Health & Fertility Bull Team:
0200HO02366 WEST PORT ARRON DOON MITEY P

0200HO00528 SILDAHL JETT AIR-ET

0200HO02308 SANDY-VALLEY GLORFINDEL

0200HO03608 VELTHUIS SOLSTICE

0200HO03630 DIAMOND-OAK J S NEPTUNE
Contact your local Semex representative today for additional information!

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Semex Adds Progeny Proven & Genomax Sires To Designer Series Lineup

The Semex Designer Series sires are hand-selected for their ability to sire individuals with Semexs famous high-type look. These sires are those that transmit head-turning looks as well as longevity and its related increased production and profitability.

New releases to the program include these progeny proven sires:

0200HO05592 CRACKHOLM FEVER
0200HO05577 GILLETTE JERRICK
0200HO05575 GILLETTE JORDAN
0200HO05588 COMESTAR LAUTHORITY
0200HO02137 PINE-TREE SID
0200HO05567 R-E-W SEAVER
0200HO05606 RALMA CONFIRM

Genomax sires added to the program include the following four sires. These Genomax sires bring star-studded pedigrees to the Designer Series line-up.

0200HO02600 O-BEE KRUSADER
0200HO03721 FLY-HIGHER MUCHO
0200HO06131 GEN-I-BEQ LOOK
0200HO02553 DUCKETT-SA FEDERAL
0200JE00149 BRIDON VINCENT

These Genomax Designer Series sires are the result of Semexs Balanced Breeding philosophy, a selection process based on the careful mating of the worlds most popular sires and proven cow families, and are available through Semexs Genomax program.
For more information on these Designer Series sires or any of Semexs growing suite of programs designed to increase real dairy profitability, please visit www.semex.com
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Balanced Breeding: More Than The Typ(e)ical!

The August 2010 proof round saw the arrival of Semexs Goldwyn sons and the return of Semex to its role as type leader, much to the approval of type fans worldwide. Looking through the entire Semex lineup though, its easy to see that Semex offers much more than sons descending from one family tree.
Semex has actively sought sires that will offer more to a broader range of customers, says Brad Sayles, Vice President Global Marketing. Were appealing to more and more dairymen worldwide through a product offering that continues to become more diverse. Dairymen are looking for their genetic suppliers to offer more than just the very top of the lists. Theyre looking for sires that are outcross sires, highly reliable sires and sires that can get to work today on their bottom line.

Proof positive of this diversity is the arrival of several Mr Sam sons to the Semex lineup, offering an outcross to herds dominated by Goldwyn and Shottle bloodlines.
One of these, is the #1 PTAT Mr Sam and #3 Conformation sire, 0200HO02137 Pine-Tree Sid. From a VG-88 DOM Finley dam, this Designer Series, Health$mart sire offers dramatic improvement over dams and is a transmitter of strength and tremendous mammary systems. These claims are evident in his August showing, at +18 Conf, +17 Mammary System and +15 Dairy Strength with 2.93 SCS, +108 Herd Life, +102 Calving Ability and +110 Dtr Calving Ability on LPI. On the USA TPI rankings hes an impressive +3.02 PTAT, +2.61 UDC, +2.02 FLC with a low 2.90 SCS and tremendous mammary systems at +3.93 FU Attach, +2.82 RU Height, +2.76 RU Width and +2.94 U Cleft. Additionally, hes a high fertilty Repromax sire.
0200HO03498 Gillette Winners is a Mr Sam from a VG-88 10* Blitz dam that traces back to Canadas famous Gypsy Grand family. These daughters are deep-ribbed, with good udders that are well-attached. Breeders will appreciate an outcross sire like Winners, says USA Premier Consultant Nick Sarbacker. Ranking as the #4 PTAT Mr ... En savoir plus...

Semex: Your Source For Goldwyn Sons!

The long-awaited release of Goldwyns diversified sons arrived August 17, 2010, confirming what Holstein enthusiasts had been speculating Goldwyn is truly one of the breeds great sires and Semex is Your Source For Goldwyn Sons!
As promised by early deviations and from field reports spanning the continent, the Goldwyn sons have arrived with force! Dominating the LPI rankings, 13 sons placed in the top 100, six in the top 20 and four in the top 10. In the US, Goldwyn sons dominated the top type rankings, with Semexs Goldwyn x Laurie Sheiks (Lauthority) ranking as the top Goldwyn son at an impressive +3.61 PTAT. In the UK, Goldwyn sons have landed at the very top of the breed, peppering the top 30.
Proven in all areas of Canada and the USA, these sons of the current #10 TPI and #5 LPI sire each offer traits influenced by Goldwyn himself, but also transmit the very best from their maternal lines.
Its important to note that these Goldwyns are not all the same, says Brad Sayles, Semex Alliance Vice President Global Marketing. They each offer something different, meeting the varying needs of dairies worldwide. Breeders can feel confident that these sons of Goldwyn are as a group and individually the best in the business were committed to providing our customers with proven sons from the breeds top proven bulls and deepest cow families. These Goldwyn sons are no exception.

As the breeds newest #1 LPI sire, Designer Series sire 0200HO05575 Gillette Jordan arrives after months of speculation and anticipation without disappointment. These cows are easy to find, says Carl Saucier, CIAQ Progeny Analyst. Just look for the best feet & legs and udders in the barns! Theyre sweet cows, beautiful, feminine and have great rear udders with lots of crease and veination.
Proof positive, Jordans LPI of +2740, +15 Conf, +14 MS, +13 FL with +110 Herd Life, +107 Calving Ability, +107 D Calving Ability and low 2.49 SCS with positive deviations certainly ... En savoir plus...

Holstein Canada Recognizes Semex Sires

With each genetic evaluation Holstein Canada recognizes sires who reach elite standards in production, conformation and also genetic indexes through their Superior Production (SP), Superior Type (ST) and Class Extra (EXTRA) programs.



Superior Production

The following Semex sires have been recognized in August 2010 as Superior Production sires having combined genetic indexes for Fat and Protein in the top 5% of the Canadian sire population. Sires must have a reliability of at least 85%.



CANM102359027

CROTEAU DOMBY (LAUDAN X STORM)
CANM103356429

FAVREAUTIERE GAILURON (LAUDAN X IGNITER)
CANM103439288

FLEURY MATHYS (GOLDWYN X EMERSON)
CANM8852048

FREUREHAVEN RESORT (TITANIC X ALLEN)
CANM103126975

GEN-I-BEQ STARMAX (MARMAX X IGNITER)
USAM136825540

POTH-ACRES GIBBY (SHOTTLE X BW MARSHALL)

Superior Type

The following Semex sires have been recognized as Superior Type in August 2010. Sires winning this award are within the top 5% of the sire population for their type proof (Conformation, Mammary System, Feet & Legs, Dairy Strength, Rump) and with a reliability of at least 85%.

CANM102227590

BLANCO BIG BILL (BLITZ X CONVINCER)
CANM7501876

CLAYNOOK OBSERVANT (TITANIC X GIBSON)
CANM7628785

CLAYNOOK TODD (SEPTEMBER STORM X ALLEN)
USAM136586872

COOK-FARM FULCRUM (FREELANCE X BW MARSHALL)
CANM103631566

CRACKHOLM FEVER (GOLDWYN X BLITZ)
CANM7587976

GILLETTE WINNERS (MR SAM X BLITZ)
CANM7789498

GINARY JACK (GOLDWYN X ALLEN)
USAM136779157

MR MAILMAN (DURHAM X BW MARSHALL)
USAM62175895

PINE-TREE SID (MR SAM X ALTAFINLEY)
USAM137012381

R-E-W SEAVER (GOLDWYN X DURHAM)
CANM103024654

RUBIS LOTUS (GOLDWYN X IGNITER)
CANM103133049

VIEUXSAULE BUTTERFLY (MODEST X ALLEN)

Class Extra

Holstein Canada recognized the following Semex sire for Class Extra, which requires elite standards for both production and ... En savoir plus...

August 2010 Proofs Now Online At Semex

August 2010 LPI proofs are now online at www.semex.com!



Semex Holstein sires had a tremendous run, capturing 65 of the top 100 spots, including four new releases in the top 10!



# 1 LPI Holstein Sire: 0200HO05575 Gillette Jordan (#1 New Release Sire: Goldwyn x Durham)

# 5 LPI Holstein Sire: 0200HO03205 Braedale Goldwyn (#1 2nd Crop Sire)

# 6 LPI Holstein Sire: 0200HO09804 Crockett-Acres Eight

# 7 LPI Holstein Sire: 0200HO05577 Gillette Jerrick (#2 New Release Sire: Goldwyn x Durham)

# 8 LPI Holstein Sire: 0200HO05588 Comestar Lauthority (#3 New Release Sire: Goldwyn x Igniter)

#10 LPI Holstein Sire: 0200HO05562 Delaberge Lureck (#4 New Release Sire: Goldwyn x Durham)
# 4 LPI Ayshire Sire: 0200AY00642 Hautpre Knockout (#1 New Release Sire: Peterslund x B B Kellogg)

# 5 LPI Ayshire Sire: 0200AY00329 Jelyca Oblique

# 6 LPI Ayrshire Sire: 0200AY00622 Kildare Percy

# 7 LPI Ayshire Sire: 0200AY00597 Kildare Jupiter

# 8 LPI Ayrshire Sire: 0200AY00594 Duo Star Normandin

# 9 LPI Ayrshire Sire: 0200AY00596 St Clement Edmour

#10 LPI Ayrshire Sire: 0200AY00328 Kellcrest Humour
# 4 LPI Brown Swiss Sire: 0200BS00406 Hilltop Acres Goldmine


# 7 LPI Brown Swiss Sire: 0073BS00018 R Hart Cartoon



# 2 LPI Guernsey Sire: 0200GU00109 Pine Ridge Double L

# 3 LPI Guernsey Sire: 0200GU00001 Rozelyn Enhancer Jordan

# 4 LPI Guernsey Sire: 0200GU00111 Myown Poker Bingo

# 5 LPI Guernsey Sire: 0200GU00400 Knapps Enhancer Krunch

# 6 LPI Guernsey Sire: 0200GU00401 Millborne Bolero

#10 LPI Guernsey Sire: 0200GU00304 Rutter Bros Lewis Louis



# 2 LPI Jersey Sire: 0200JE00314 Hollylane Lilibet's Legacy

# 3 LPI Jersey Sire: 0200JE00946 Sunset Canyon Dice

# 6 LPI Jersey Sire: 0200JE00430 Lencrest On Time

# 7 LPI Jersey Sire: 0200JE00435 Hautpre Fall River (#1 New Release Sire: Big Time x Fusion)

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Semex Alliance & Holstein Canada Launch National 3K Genomic Testing Pilot Project



With the aim of providing Canadian national genomic testing services for various dairy breeds, Holstein Canada and Semex Alliance along with its four partners CIAQ, EBI, Gencor and Westgen, launched a pilot project using the new 3K genotyping panel recently released by Illumina. This project will also test the use of nasal swabs produced by Canadian-based DNA Genotek for the collection of tissue rather than tail hair samples.

The partnering of Holstein Canada and Semex Alliance provides the foundation for a nationally based program to facilitate genomic testing by Canadian dairy producers. With joint cooperation on all genomic testing services and the distribution of nasal swab kits, maximum efficiencies are achieved without duplication at the farm level. Several tissue collection systems are being considered with a view of streamlining the entire handling process from the producer to the laboratory, which has led to the pilot project for nasal swabs.

Since November 2008, Holstein Canada and Semex Alliance have collaborated in establishing genotyping services with a Canadian laboratory, DNA LandMarks, using the 50K panel. Since August 2009, resulting genotypes have been used to increase the accuracy of genetic evaluations offered by Canadian Dairy Network (CDN). The arrival of the new 3K panel offers a lower cost option for providing genomic evaluations of similar accuracy and therefore the opportunity for broader usage within and across dairy herds in Canada.

The pilot project involves 295 females in 36 herds from across the country with all DNA samples submitted by August 10th. Genotyping by DNA LandMarks shall be completed by August 25th and unofficial genomic evaluations will be provided to herd owners by October. Starting in September 2010, a full scale joint national program, named GenoTest, will offer genomic testing services for both the 3K and 50K panels and will be widely promoted and encouraged by Semex Alliance partners and Holstein ... En savoir plus...

Semex Senior Geneticist Receives 2010 Dairy Cattle Improvement Industry Distinction Award From CDN

Reprinted with permission from Canadian Dairy Network.
Dr. Jacques Chesnais, Senior Geneticist at The Semex Alliance has been selected by the Canadian Dairy Network (CDN) Board of Directors as the 2010 recipient of the Dairy Cattle Improvement Industry Distinction Award.

CDN Board Chairman, Grant Roy, summarized this selection stating Dr. Chesnais has been instrumental in realizing several Canadian research projects in the area of genomics, which ultimately positioned Canada with the ability to introduce official genomic evaluations starting August 2009. There is no doubt about the benefits that dairy producers and industry stakeholders will realize with this early adoption of genomics in Canada.

Dr. Jacques Chesnais joined The Semex Alliance team in 2003 as Senior Geneticist and immediately developed a broad-based genomics research program involving collaboration between LAlliance Boviteq, University of Guelph and University of Alberta. Early genomic initiatives used microsatellites, but moved quickly to SNP panels, first with 1,500 markers, then 10,000 and eventually to the now common 50K panel. In 2010, Jacques was also involved with the research that led to the whole genome sequencing of Braedale Goldwyn.

Dr. Chesnais has consistently demonstrated his leadership and vision aimed at advancing new technologies in the area of genomics, and genetic improvement in general, to a point of implementation to the benefit of Canadian dairy producers. His outstanding technical knowledge, combined with an understanding and ability for technology transfer to practical application, has been a major asset to the industry.

Canadian Dairy Network is the national genetic evaluation centre for dairy cattle and provides services to Canadian dairy producers and member organizations including breed associations, DHI agencies, A.I. organizations and Dairy Farmers of Canada. The award will be presented to Dr. Jacques Chesnais during the 2010 Dairy Cattle Improvement ... En savoir plus...

Every Dose Counts At Semex

Just like on the dairy, every dose counts at Semex.
We work hard to ensure that each and every dose stamped with the 200 stud code is the very best product available, from the bull to the farm tank. Semex's focused and dedicated staff prides itself on exceeding industry standards for sire care, laboratory, warehouse and transportation services.
This commitment to excellence and belief that every dose counts, guararntees that Semex sires are the most reliable, fertile and profitable choice for dairymen everywhere.
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