In a recent survey conducted by Holstein International, Semex sires were proven to be extremely popular worldwide.
Dairymen everywhere list Semex sires as tops in their choices as most used in the last 6 months, which sires they would like to use more heavily in retrospect and which sires make their best 2 Yr Olds.
Semex sires showed their strength and popularity with dairymen when asked which proven bulls have Holstein International readers used in the past 6 months… Dairymen answered that they’ve preferred a Semex sire 29% of the time. Semex sires identified as those preferred by dairymen worldwide were Goldwyn (#3), Dolman (#8), Bolivia (#15), Talent *RC (#17), Ashlar (#18), Samuelo (#20), Jasper (#28) and #Spirte (#30). Most interestingly it is only Semex that can claim to be truly international superstars with its 29% containing sires that are proven on three separate continents! … Semex Works Everywhere in its truest sense!
Not surprisingly, breeders also chose Semex sires more than any other when answering which bulls they would have liked to have used more heavily in retrospect. Four of the eight sires listed as most common responses are Semex sires. Semex’s superstar Goldwyn ranked #2, with Semex greats Outside, Allen and Rudolph also listed. This shows dairymen’s desire for reliable, well-proven sires. These sires were all popular for multiple reasons, but certainly none more important than their high reliability. Each of these bulls remain superstars of our industry, siring high producers, beautiful cows, sires of sons and most importantly the kind of real cows dairymen want more of in their herds.
Looking towards the future of the breed, dairymen also commented on which sires were making their best, ... Read More...