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Semex Releases World's #1 Immunity+ Sire

Semex Releases World's #1 Immunity+ Sire

 

Semex is excited to announce the release of the World's #1 Immunity+™ sire, the international genomic superstar 0200HO10049 Rockymountain Lottomax. Semex's rigorous genomic selection program has resulted in some of the most sought after young sires worldwide including Lottomax's sire, the genomic giant himself, 0200HO07450 Amighetti Numero Uno.

Available worldwide May 1, Lottomax delivers on Semex's promise of Genetics for Life to our partners, clients and genetic suppliers. Topping GTPI rankings at +2565, he is the World's #1 Immunity+ sire and joins his own sire in this coveted lineup, siring daughters with less disease building more profitable, longer-lasting herds. All this, along with an impressive +926 NM$ and 0.13% F and breed-leading combined PL and PTAT of +7.8 and +3.52 respectively, make Lottomax one of the hottest young sires in the world. 

Having an exceptional maternal line is a common thread in each of thousands of young sires Semex genomic tests each year, and Lottomax's maternal line is without question exceptional. His dam is a VG-85 Superstition x VG-88 1* Baxter x EX-91 11* Shottle x the famous EX-94 18* Lila Z herself.

"At the time of the mating, Super Leita (Lottomax's dam), was a high-ranking heifer and already on an IVF program," says Sire Analyst Mike West. "The granddam was a very impressive cow at 87 points in her first lactation, and she's a descendant of the one and only Lila Z, making the pedigree attractive. When Numero Uno became available as a mating sire, the match up with Super Leita for genomics and phenotype was great!"

"Lottomax is a bull that fits well in the marketplace, offering health, fertility, production, type and the stability of a great cow family," says West. "As an Immunity+ and HealthSmart™ sire, he offers dairymen a decided advantage, and not just on his genetic ... Read More...

Semex Delivers 12th Millionaire Sire

Semex Delivers 12th Millionaire Sire Recently, Semex sire 0200HO00402 Mainstream Manifold reached the pivotal Millionaire Sire mark at Semex, joining 11 other elite Semex sires that have each produced over one million doses of semen. Semex is an industry leader in delivering the 'best selling' sires of their time, which is the truest testament to breeder satisfaction and approval. As Semex's twelfth Millionaire Sire, Manifold is joining an elite fraternity of Semex icons including: R-E-W Buckeye; Ladino Park Talent *RC; Hanoverhill Inspiration; Madawaska Aerostar; Startmore Rudolph; Comestar Lee, Leader, Outside and Lheros; Stouder Morty; and Oliveholme Aeroline. Debuting as the #20 TPI sire in August 2009 from the US Premier™ Young Sire Sampling Program, Manifold has only gained strength as time has passed and he's added daughters. Following the April 2014 genetic evaluations he now ranks as the #12 TPI and #6 LPI sire, with over 12,400 daughters in his MACE TPI proof. "Manifold comes from a strong cow family that was well-known for their production potential and is backed by eight generations of VG or EX," says Mike West, Semex Sire Analyst. "He combines his maternal line's production and type strength with the desirable health and fertility attributes of his sire O Man. Today, Manifold is still one of the top ranked O Man sons, and it's this combination of the best traits from his sire and maternal line that have gave us the breeding pattern so many dairymen worldwide appreciate and benefit from." "Manifold is a great example of Semex's commitment to our customers and their needs," says Brad Sayles, Semex Vice President, Global Marketing. "He continues to deliver exactly what dairymen are looking for and we're extremely proud of the success dairymen around the world are having with him. He's a symbol of our successful proving programs, and our belief in Genetics for Life through healthy, long-lasting and profitable cows." 
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NEW ZEALAND NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL FIELDAYS

GET TO KNOW SEMEX BETTER AT NEW ZEALAND NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL FIELDAYS   Attracting over 120,000 people over four days, the New Zealand National Agricultural Fieldays is the Southern Hemisphere’s largest agricultural expo. Spread over 40 hectares of event space filled with new products and technologies, Semex is a proud exhibitor and this year invites dairymen to ‘Get To Know Us Better’ as we introduce and feature the following key products and services designed to increase dairy profitability: • Immunity+™: A 2013 Dairy Herd Management Innovation Award winner, Semex's patented Immunity+ sires have a naturally high immune response and will improve the health of the next generation  • SemexWorks™: Visitors can step up to our interactive station and use a simple touch, step-by-step process to define their own genetic strategy • Plus a range of genetic solutions including the Repromax, HealthSmart, Genomax and Sexed brands. “We’re extremely excited to meet with our customers and friends at this year’s event,” comments David Mayo, Semex Market Development Manager, New Zealand. “Semex is a company on the move and our lineup, products and services are all designed to be the best options for dairymen looking to increase their profitability, and for those looking to partner with a company offering valuable reproductive solutions. If you’re coming to Mystery Creek, Semex should be on your ‘must do’ list!” New Zealand National Agricultural Fieldays runs June 11 – 14 and Semex can be found at sites PE1 and PE3. For more information on Semex, Genetics for Life, SemexWorks, Immunity+ or any of our other programs and services visit www.semex.co.nz  
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SEMEX ADDS FLAME, A HIGH GTPI SIRE TO ITS IMMUNITY+ LINEUP

Semex is excited to release another top GTPI sire to its Immunity+™ lineup. By Numero Uno, 0200HO06551 Vieuxsaule Flame, joins his paternal brother 0200HO10049 Rockymountain Lottomax in the elite ranks of having both high GTPI and the coveted Immunity+ status.

Available worldwide beginning June 15, Flame has already been a popular sire of sons, including siring the breed’s unofficial #1 GTPI sire. Additionally, dairymen love the Flames in their heifer pens, not only because they’re great looking but 10% of those heifers genomic tested rank in the top 100 worldwide GTPI listing!

At +2549 GTPI, Flame’s daughters also receive the benefit of Immunity+, meaning they have less disease and help to build more profitable, longer-lasting herds. All this, with breed-leading +0.25% Fat, +0.09% Protein and a ranking as the #8 sire available on the April 2014 Holstein USA High Genomic List!

Like all Genomax™ sires, Flame has an exceptional maternal line. Flame’s dam is a VG-85 Freddie out of a VG-87 3* Bolton from Ferme Vieuxsaule’s famous EX-94-2E 16* Allen Dragonfly who has 25 VG or EX daughters!

Ask your Semex representative today about Flame or any of Semex’s leading genomic young sires in the Genomax lineup today! For additional information on Semex, Genetics for Life, Genomax or any of Semex’s products or services visit www.semex.com
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2014 Field Days Specials

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Semex CEO Paul Larmer Named President & Chair of the Board, Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

Paul Larmer, CEO of Semex, has been elected to a two-year term as President and Chair of the Board of The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. Larmer succeeds outgoing president John M. Dunlap, Jr. Since 1922, The Royal has been Canada’s leader in showcasing Canadian agriculture, food and equine excellence. 

Born and raised on an Ontario dairy farm, Paul Larmer has a lifetime of experience in the bovine genetics industry. He is a strong promoter of Canadian agriculture and youth in agriculture, having served as former chair of the OAC Alumni Association, the Ontario 4-H Foundation and as a past member of the Board of Trustees of the Ontario Dairy Youth Trust Fund. Paul is also an accomplished international dairy cattle judge who has adjudicated major competitions in Japan, Spain, Germany, the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada. More recently, Paul has been instrumental in leading Semex’s growth globally.

“I’m extremely proud to be stepping into this role as President and Chairman, especially given the stature and impact of those who have served before me in the promotion of Canadian agriculture and equine sport,” says Larmer. “I look forward to working with other Directors and Royal volunteers, as together we build on the strong momentum generated in 2013.”

“The Royal is in the midst of a three-year strategic initiative and we look forward to the leadership and energy Paul will bring to our plans to make The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair an even bigger success,” says Sandra Banks, Chief Executive Officer of The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.

The Royal is coming off a banner year in 2013 with attendance rising to 312,000 and strong growth in livestock and equestrian competitions.   The 92nd edition of The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair runs November 7-16, 2014 at Exhibition Place in Toronto.

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SEMEX DELIVERS 12TH MILLIONAIRE SIRE

Recently, Semex sire 0200HO00402 Mainstream Manifold reached the pivotal Millionaire Sire mark at Semex, joining 11 other elite Semex sires that have each produced over one million doses of semen. Semex is an industry leader in delivering the ‘best selling’ sires of their time, which is the truest testament to breeder satisfaction and approval. As Semex's twelfth Millionaire Sire, Manifold is joining an elite fraternity of Semex icons including: R-E-W Buckeye; Ladino Park Talent *RC; Hanoverhill Inspiration; Madawaska Aerostar; Startmore Rudolph; Comestar Lee, Leader, Outside and Lheros; Stouder Morty; and Oliveholme Aeroline. Debuting as the #20 TPI sire in August 2009 from the US Premier™ Young Sire Sampling Program, Manifold has only gained strength as time has passed and he’s added daughters. Following the April 2014 genetic evaluations he now ranks as the #12 TPI and #6 LPI sire, with over 12,400 daughters in his MACE TPI proof. “Manifold comes from a strong cow family that was well-known for their production potential and is backed by eight generations of VG or EX,” says Mike West, Semex Sire Analyst. “He combines his maternal line’s production and type strength with the desirable health and fertility attributes of his sire O Man. Today, Manifold is still one of the top ranked O Man sons, and it’s this combination of the best traits from his sire and maternal line that have gave us the breeding pattern so many dairymen worldwide appreciate and benefit from.” "Manifold is a great example of Semex’s commitment to our customers and their needs,” says Brad Sayles, Semex Vice President, Global Marketing. “He continues to deliver exactly what dairymen are looking for and we’re extremely proud of the success dairymen around the world are having with him. He’s a symbol of our successful proving programs, and our belief in Genetics for Life through healthy, long-lasting and profitable cows.”  
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Semex NZ Beef Update

~~Jim Conroy and Russell Dalldorf will be attending this year’s NZ Beef Expo at Feilding in May. They will be there from Saturday afternoon through to the finish on Tuesday afternoon, please stop by for a chat and take a look at the bulls we have available. Russell has joined the Semex NZ team and will be in charge of all North Island beef sales. He was the former Manager at Koanui Herefords and will be on the road full time. Please click the link below to access the 2014 Semex International Beef Catalogue:  If you would like a hard copy please contact the Office and one will be sent out to you. 2014 International Beef Catalogue Below are new bulls available for 2014, click on their name to access their proof: Angus: S A V RADIANCE 0801 S TITLEST 1145 Polled Hereford: TLELL 199S XPLOSIVE 18X Shorthorn: SASKVALLEY YESTERDAY 116Y Black Simmental: ERIXON PIT BOSS 21Z Note: We will have new stocks of the Limousin bull, CF JIM DANDIE 216U who sold out in 2013. Also if anyone has enquiries for semen or embryos out of Canada, USA or Australia please let us know.  We are calling for expressions of interest to tour parts of Canada / USA from mid-July for around 10 – 12 days. The tour will include a day at the Calgary Stampede, and seeing Angus, Simmental, Charolais, Limousin, Hereford bulls and herds of interest.  
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April 2014 Proof Online At Semex

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The April 2014 LPI & TPI proofs are now online on Semex's website at www.semex.com!  

We’re proud to share our Genetics for Life commitment with our customers worldwide each proof round. Genetic evaluations give us the opportunity to showcase the tremendous genetic potential our line-up has for GLPI, GTPI, Type, Net Merit $, Calving Ease and many other traits dairymen are interested in.

Holstein Highlights:
•Semex’s #1 LPI and #1 TPI sire 0200HO00402 Mainstream Manifold rises nine spots on LPI rankings while adding +1000 daughters to his production proof
•#1 new release LPI sire is 0200HO06186 Blondin Careyprice (Goldwyn x Shottle x Barbies)

Jersey Highlights:
•Semex has five of the top 10 young sires for GLPI and eight of the top 20!
•0200JE00060 BW Renegade (Maximum x Centurion) is Semex’s #1 new release and #3 overall LPI sire

Ayrshire Highlights:
•#2 LPI Ayrshire sire 0200AY00680 Kamouraska Rockstar gaining 113 LPI points
•#4 LPI Ayrshire sire 0200AY00702 Lessard Jumper

To view video footage of many of Semex’s sires' daughters visit our Youtube channel at www.youtube.com/semexalliance

Additional information on these bulls including complete LPI and TPI data is available at www.semex.co.nz
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