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New technologies are always coming along that claim a host of benefits. Seldom, however, do such technologies deliver on or surpass their original claims. Immunity+ is a special innovation that does indeed meet or exceed original expectations. And, with a 25% heritability, Immunity+ sires can help improve a herd’s overall health and longevity. 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. “There is a lot of on-going research in the immune response field, and in each case, the findings further validate the many benefits of Immunity+,” says Jay Shannon, Semex Global Dairy Solutions Manager. “High immune response technology and Immunity+ sires have shown their potential to be one of the most significant innovations in the genetics industry, having a profound effect on a dairy’s strategy to improve overall animal health.” Joining the proven Immunity+ lineup following the December 2014 genetic evaluation are: 0200HO07450 AMIGHETTI NUMERO UNO ... MAN-O-MAN x SHOTTLE 0200HO02654 MISTY SPRINGS BRACKLEY ... MAN-O-MAN x WILDMAN 0200HO02698 MISTY SPRINGS SUPERSONI ... SUPER x SHOTTLE 0200HO02704 REGANCREST LERO ... SUPER x ELEGANT   200JE00183    SUNSET CANYON DAVID ... VALENTINO x IMPULS 0200JE00370  GABYS CHRONICLE ... HEADLINE x JACINTO The following Genomax™ bull is also designated Immunity+: 0200HO10155 VIEW-HOME UTAH ... DOORMAN x ROBUST For more information on Semex, Genetics for Life, Immunity+, Genomax sires or any of Semex’s brands visit:
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In August 2009, the HealthSmart™ lineup was launched as a means for Semex clients to quickly identify bulls that would sire the most valuable and profitable cows on the dairy. Five years later, the HealthSmart brand still represents sires that provide fertile and healthy daughters, but also more feed efficient cows. “By including Feed Efficiency in HealthSmart, we’re further emphasizing moderate-sized cattle, healthy cattle, efficient cattle and all around good commercial cows,” says Jay Shannon, Semex Global Dairy Solutions Manager. “These cows are the profitable kind. They have more efficient production, lower maintenance costs, lower health costs, better fertility and lead longer, more productive lives. They’re exactly what dairymen are looking for and what we’re talking about when we talk about Genetics for Life.” The HealthSmart lineup includes these popular sires:  0200HO07450  AMIGHETTI NUMERO UNO 0200HO00402  MAINSTREAM MANIFOLD 0200HO03753  MARBRI FACEBOOK 0200HO02698  MISTY SPRINGS SUPERSONIC 0200HO00560  MONUMENT IMPRESSION 0200HO00528  SILDAHL JETT AIR The following Genomax™ bulls are also designated HealthSmart: 0200HO10135    DELABERGE LOPTIMUM ... SHOTGLASS x PLANET 0200HO06652    LORKA ZUMBA P ... EARNHARDT P x METEOR 0200HO10064    MR ADERYN ANDIRON *RC ... MCCUTCHEN x SUPER 0200HO06591    RITER FS EUPHORIC ... MOGUL x FREDDIE 0200HO09135    RIVERDOWN LAUNCH ... MOGUL x MAN-O-MAN 0200HO06593    SILVERRIDGE V EXTREME ... SUPERSIRE x SNOWMAN 0200HO10195    VIEW-HOME LITTLEROCK ... CASHCOIN x ROBUST 0200HO10088    ZAHBULS AVIATOR ... SUPERSIRE x FREDDIE For more information on Semex, Genomax, Genetics for Life and the ... Read More...

Semex's Genomax Success Continues With December Evaluations

With the December genetic evaluation, Semex is more confident than ever that our programs offer our clients everywhere what they’re looking for through our lineup of newly released daughter proven sires, high reliability sires and the very youngest and brightest genomic superstars. Semex highlights include the industry’s first Genomic Giant, 0200HO7450 Amighetti Numero Uno (Man-O-Man x Shottle x Iron) receiving his first official proof, ranking him as the #6 TPI sire! He’s in good company at the top of the list, joining 0200HO03753 Marbri Facebook (#4 TPI and #1 LPI sire), 0200HO02698 Misty Springs Supersonic (Superstition x Shottle Satin x Sizzle) graduating at #13 TPI and Millionaire Sire 0200HO00402 Mainstream Manifold in the top 20 GTPI sires in the world. Genomax™: Led by household names including 0200HO06480 Val-Bisson Doorman and the program’s most famous graduates to date, Facebook and Numero Uno, our rigorous selection standards ensure that Semex’s Genomax sires are the industry’s finest, most desirable and profitable young bulls available anywhere: 0200AY00785    LAGACE MONDIAL ... BINGO x REALITY 0200HO09332   COMESTAR CURRICULUM ... MCCUTCHEN x SNOWMAN 0200HO10135   DELABERGE LOPTIMUM ... SHOTGLASS x PLANET 0200HO06628   ELI023 MASTERFUL ... MOGUL x SNOWMAN 0200HO10058   ESKDALE DENOTE-RED ... DESTINED x MR BURNS *RC 0196HO25423   GS ALLIANCE O KALIF RED ... DESTRY *RC X BOSS IRON 0200HO06652   LORKA ZUMBA P ... EARNHARDT P x METEOR 0200HO10064   MR ADERYN ANDIRON *RC ... MCCUTCHEN x SUPER 0200HO06591   RITER FS EUPHORIC ... MOGUL x FREDDIE 0200HO09135   RIVERDOWN LAUNCH ... MOGUL x MAN-O-MAN 0200HO10121   SILVERRIDGE ENDURE ... DOORMAN x SNOWMAN 0200HO10144   SILVERRIDGE V ... Read More...

December 2014 Proofs Online At Semex

The December 2014 LPI & TPI proofs are now online on Semex's website at!      

Semex is dedicated to our customers’ success and profitability, whether they’re seeking GLPI, GTPI, Type, Net Merit $, Calving Ease, Immunity+ or any of the other traits that drive profitability at the farm gate. We believe that this is Genetics for Life. Each genetic evaluation confirms this commitment and drives us towards future success.

Holstein Highlights:

0200HO03753 Marbi Facebook is #1 LPI sire & #4 TPI sire
Semex’s #1 new release TPI bull 0200HO07450 Amighetti Numero Uno

#6 TPI sire overall

Semex’s #2 new release TPI bull 0200HO02698 Misty Springs Supersonic

#13 TPI sire overall

Jersey Highlights:

0200JE00470 Comestar JDF Beautifull

#5 GLPI sire overall
One of only two double digit bulls for conformation in the top 30  at +12 with +11 mammary and +13 feet and legs

0200JE00183 Sunset Canyon David  

Semex’s #1 new release Genomax™ graduate
Will rank in the top 15 active sires in the USA for GJPI
Three of the top six and five of the top 15 young bulls for Genomic Parent Average for LPI in Canada and three of the top four for Conformation

0200JE00912 Gabys Archer is a top 10 young sire in USA for GJPI with semen available

To view daughter video footage of many of Semex’s sires visit our Youtube channel at

Additional information on these bulls including complete LPI and TPI data is available at
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Semex is pleased to announce that Jamie Black will be joining its team as the New England Partner Development Manager effective Monday, December 1.

As a Partner Development Manager, Jamie will be responsible for delivering dairy genetic solutions to Semex customers in New England. These solutions focus on client needs and creating value at the farm gate. Born and raised on an eastern Ontario Registered Holstein farm, Jamie has extensive real world dairy experience. Working as an international professional dairy cattle fitter, he has assisted dairymen in marketing and promoting their own individuals while also developing his Opportunity Genetics herd that has bought and sold numerous All-American and All-Canadian Holsteins and Jerseys. This extensive list includes well-known names including: Cowtown Durham Grasshopper; Ms Atwood Madison; Vandenberg Amedeo Gorgeous; and Greenlane Destry Laurel.

In recent years, Jamie has been a key contact for cattle sales from coast to coast and has managed several successful auctions and tag sales, as well as officiating at several national shows. These shows include the New York Spring Red & White Show, New York Spring Ayrshire Show, All-American Red & White Show and was recently Associate Judge at the All-American Jersey Show in Louisville.

“We’re extremely excited to have Jamie joining our team,” says Paul Krueger, Semex Director, Sales and Business Development, United States. “His knowledge of genetics and focus on breed improvement make him an ideal fit to promote our Genetics for Life™ philosophy through our programs and services throughout New England.” 

Jamie and his wife Petra, a large animal veterinarian, reside in Constable, New York.

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Semex Dominates The Royal

As one of the dairy industry’s ‘must attend’ events, the 92nd Royal Agricultural Winter Fair was one for the record books for Semex. Very similar to 2013, a commanding 57% of all Holsteins shown by 27 different sires were 200HO sired! Impressively, even more Semex-sired daughters placed in the top 10 in their classes in 2014 than 2013, with 97 receiving a ribbon. Forty-six placed in the top five, 12 won their classes and Semex sired eight champions. Like no other sire ever, Braedale Goldwyn continued his show ring dominance, capturing both Premier Sire Banners, and sired nine class winners, 49 top 10 placers and the DHI Production Award Winner. And, for the fifth consecutive year a he sired the Grand & Senior Champion Female as 1st Mature Cow, RF Goldwyn Hailey, continued her winning streak, capturing the traditional blanket of roses at the end of the day.    Semex Genomax™ sires made their mark at the Royal as well. Making his Royal debut, Genomax™ and Immunity+™ sensation 0200HO06480 Val-Bisson Doorman sired the 1st Intermediate Calf & HM Junior Champion, Belfast Doorman Lovestruck. Placing 2nd in the same class was Repa Jenna Doorman, with seven other Doormans showing in the young heifer classes, gaining appreciation for Semex top seller. December 2014 proven sire prospect, 0200HO02770 Sully Hart Meridian’s daughter Val-Bisson Meridian Doriane (a sister to Doorman himself) attracted a lot of attention in her stall at the Semex Walk of Fame and placed 3rd in the highly competitive Milking Yearling Class. Once again the Canadian National Jersey show showcased 200JE sires, as Semex sires stamped their daughters with the show-winning look, including Bridon Comerica, sire of the 2014 Reserve Grand Champion & 2nd Mature Cow, Random Luck Ray Helen. Other winnings include: Select Scott Minister: HM Junior Champion & 1st Sr Calf: Shadowvale Minister Sharlene Bridon Comerica: 2nd Mature Cow, Res Senior Champ & Res Grand Champion: Random Luck Ray Helen 2nd ... Read More...


Semex is pleased to announce the opening of a new bull isolation facility in Brockville, Ontario.

With capacity of housing 230 young bulls and the goal of providing individual care to valuable young sires, this new facility will serve as an entry point for all bulls coming into stud.

“Traditional isolation facilities are generally at or very near production facilities. We chose to place this facility in a central location,” says Robert McRae, Semex Chief Operating Officer. “This ensures we have fulltime, dedicated staff that will ensure the best care and testing of these young bulls. And, we want to reduce any biosecurity risks at our production facilities, so having this facility at a separate location makes perfect sense.”

In the fast-paced genomic era, minimizing risk is just one goal of this new state-of-the-art facility. Semex is also working hard to get its valuable young sires into production sooner, impacting both Semex’s genetic suppliers and its clients.   

“We plan to be able to bring bulls into testing sooner and get them moving towards production even faster,” says Brad Sayles, Semex Vice President Global Marketing. “We’re doing everything to not only control this period in a bull’s life, but to also emphasize individualized care. Our end goal is to continue providing our clients worldwide with the best genomic young sires and proven sires in the world. This facility underscores our commitment to our clients, our genetic suppliers and our EastGen member owners in eastern Ontario that have been longtime partners in our success.”

“Our research and studies show that this is an extremely important part of a bull’s life,” says Sayles. “Working to supply our clients with young sire semen sooner is key to not only our success, but their success as well. Our facilities are the best in the business and this new facility certainly puts us ahead of the game.”

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Semex Releases First Cashcoin Son

Semex is committed to delivering Genetics for Life to our clients. By genomic testing over 5400 bulls each year, we’re ensuring that only the very best call stud 200 home and are designated Genomax™ sires.  

The Genomax lineup is among the most successful genomic lineups in the industry, graduating sires such the August 2014 #1 TPI and #1 MACE LPI sire 0200HO03753  Marbri Facebook. Facebook joined Semex Millionaire Sire 0200HO00402 Mainstream Manifold, 0200HO00528 Sildahl Jett Air and another new graduate 0200HO02690 Stantons Empress (Man-O-Man x Outside) in the top 25 GTPI sires in the world in August.

Joining this elite Genomax lineup on November 10, 2014 will be Semex’s first Cashcoin son, HealthSmart™ and Robot Ready™ sire 0200HO10195 View-Home Littlerock. Littlerock comes from a famous family, as his dam is the VG-86 Robust dam of Powerball P, followed by eight more VG and EX dams that have produced recognizable names including VG-87 DOM Peachy Shauna and Semex stable mate 0200HO02137 Pine-Tree Sid. 

Littlerock is the breed’s #3 Cashcoin son, but offers the best combined NM$ and PTAT at 926 NM$ and +2.47 PTAT respectively. A profit-minded option, Littlerock has a +2487 GTPI, great +0.11 % Fat, +2.0 DPR, +6.4 PL and a 5.5% Calving Ease rating.

Littlerock is available beginning November 20 in the US. For more information on Semex, Genetics for Life, Genomax, HealthSmart, Robot Ready or any of Semex’s brands visit:
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Semex Visitors Expect 'Royal' Experience In Toronto

As one of the dairy industry’s ‘must attend’ events each November, the 92nd Royal Agricultural Winter Fair will play host to hundreds of Semex’s international guests next week in Toronto, Ontario.

Semex plans to introduce and feature key products and services designed to increase dairy profitability and build lifelong partnerships with guests from Canada, the US and dozens of countries worldwide. Visitors can expect the ‘Royal’ treatment while with Semex including:

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 are invited to use Semex’s interactive tablets to define their own genetic strategy 
Semex Dairy Celebration: Thursday, November 13 from 3-5:00 pm gather at the Semex display for dairy refreshments as Semex salutes the world’s hard-working dairymen! 
Semex Daughter Display: A highlight of the fair, Semex is highlighting daughters by some of the industry’s most in-demand proven sires, offering the genetics that result in healthier, more profitable and longer-lasting herds:

0200HO05929 GEN-I-BEQ BRAWLER: HealthSmart™ & Robot Ready™
0200HO06156 LARCREST CONTRAST: Repromax™ & Robot Ready
0200HO03753 MARBRI FACEBOOK: Immunity+™, Repromax, HealthSmart & Calving Ease™
0200HO00560 MONUMENT IMPRESSION: Immunity+, Repromax, HealthSmart & Robot Ready
0200HO05575 GILLETTE JORDAN: HealthSmart & Calving Ease
0200HO06267 GEN-I-BEQ LAVAMAN: Repromax, HealthSmart & Calving Ease
0200HO02770 SULLY HART MERIDIAN: GenomaxPlus™, Repromax, HealthSmart & Calving Ease
0200HO05549 REGANCREST REGINALD: Repromax & Show Time™
0200HO05567 R-E-W SEAVER: Immunity+ & Show Time
0200HO02644 MISTY SPRINGS SMOKIN: Repromax ...

Semex Dominates 2014 World Dairy Expo

The world’s undeniable ‘King of the Ring,’ Braedale Goldwyn, captured World Dairy Expo’s Premier Holstein Sire banner for a record seventh year (dating back to 2008 when he was one of the youngest and highest ranking TPI sires to ever win the award). With a career that strengthens as the years go by, he sired 33 daughters in the top 10 and 21 in the top of five placings in their classes. This included five class winners, and for the fourth year in a row, he sired the Grand Champion Female. Two-time World Dairy Expo Grand Champion RF Goldwyn Hailey stole the show once again, topping her Aged Cow Class and parading to champion honours. Flanking Hailey were two other Goldwyn daughters, 1st 5 Yr Old, Lovhill Godlwyn Katrysha, who was named Res. Grand Champion and Jacobs Goldwyn Valana, 2nd 5 Yr Old and Best Bred & Owned of the Show, was named Honourable Mention. Semex’s lineup of Show Time™ sires went beyond Goldwyn, with 27 different Semex sires on display, 78 daughters placing in the top 10, 10 class winners, six Best Udder in class awards and seven of the top 10 placings in the four milking classes! Other impressive results include 10 class winners from the first to the last classes of the day by four different Semex sires: Goldwyn (6): see above as well as: 1st Fall Heifer Calf (Stranshome Gold Annice); 1st Fall Yearling & Junior Champion (Comestar Larion Goldwyn) and 1st 4 Yr Old (Butz-Butler Gold Barbara) 0200HO03607 Allyndale-I Attic (1): 1st Sr 3 Yr Old & Intermediate Champion (Charwill Attic Marcy) 0200HO05592 Crackholm Fever (2): 1st Spring Calf (Claircrest Fever Tiki); 1st Sr 2 Yr Old (Arethusa Fever Almira) 0200HO02137 Pine-Tree Sid (1): 1st Jr 2 Yr Old (Ryan-Vu Sid Molly) 0200HO06480 Val-Bisson Doorman (1): 1st Winter Calf (Ms Duckett Dyment Carissa) International Holstein Show: 27 different Semex sires were represented 78 daughters ... Read More...