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EastGen UPDATE - December 2017

We are pleased to congratulate Mary Brander of Rockwood, Ontario, on her grand prize entry for our 2017 Christmas card. Mary is 12 years old and attends grade 7 at Rockwood Centennial Public School. She's from a dairy farm milking Jerseys and Holsteins and is an active 4-H member completing 18 ... Read More...

SEMEX'S DOORMAN AND SON DOMINATE ROYAL WINTER FAIR HOLSTEIN SHOW

The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair’s Canadian National Holstein Show showed 200HO sires continuing dominance in the show ring as global superstar 0200HO06480 Val-Bisson Doorman impressively sired 32 animals that placed in the top 10 in their respective classes.   These top placing individuals included three first places, 18 in the top five as well as the Res Junior Champion and 1st Jr Yrlg, JM Valley Doorman Lexi and Hon. Mention Intermediate Champion and 2nd Jr 3 Yr Old, Trefle Chassep Doorman. Known the world over as a fantastic sire of show winners and the #2 PTAT sire at +3.67   “Doorman has proven, that he is seriously taking over the reins as the Premier Sire at major shows,” says Julien Chabot, Semex Product Acquisition Specialist. “His domination was clear at the Royal, impressing with their harmonious balance of length and dairyness, combined with strength and the perfect width of frame. You add to this, their shallow, well-attached and veinatious udders with great feet & legs, and you get the complete package legends are made of. He makes the outstanding heifers that grow into special young cows that can win in the big league!”   Popular Genomax™ sire and Doorman son, 0200HO10146 Walnutlawn Solomon impressively sired six in the top 10 including the Junior Champion and 1st Summer Yearling, Kingsway Soloman Gorgeous.   Brian Carscadden, Semex Product Acquisition Specialist comments on Solomon, “Solomon’s family originates from Glen Drummond and was developed by Gen-I-Beq and Misty Springs. A Doorman from a tremendous Lavanguard, he’s definitely created a buzz as they begin to freshen, with shallow, well-attached udders and deep, open frames. They are very mobile and have a very correct slope from hooks to pins. There’s exciting days ahead for Solomon and I would not expect his ... Read More...

EastGen UPDATE - November 2017

We are pleased to announce the results of the Director Elections for Zone 3, 6, 9, 12. The following Directors have been acclaimed in their respective Zones: Zone 3 Joe Krol Zone 6 David Larmer Zone 9 David Wagler Zone 12 Curtis McNeil A special thank you is extended to ... Read More...

EastGen UPDATE - October 2017

Read more about our Call for Nominations for Board of Directors, our Immunity+ event which highlighted proven on-farm results, the soon to be available OptiMate, our SexedULTRA Special and the NEW Dr. Register Bolus. ... Read More...

ai24 Popularity is Growing

EastGen Sales Division Announcement Adam Weaver, Director of Sales is pleased to announce the re-organization of the ai24 Team The last 12 months have been simply incredible in terms of ai24 sales, and overall product acceptance across the EastGen area.  The numbers speak for themselves: 92 ai24 Heatime systems installed across the EastGen area in 12 months! $1.5 Million in net sales 25 ai24 Heatime Pro systems, a new PC based system that provides herd management solutions and optional DairyComp integration 67 ai24 Heatime "Green Box" activity and rumination systems have also been installed ai24 Tie-stall Heatime now providing results that satisfy customers' needs Every division on the EastGen team is owed a thank you for contributing to this outstanding accomplishment.  Field, distribution, marketing and finance have all contributed to delivering 92 ai24 systems to our customers.   ... Read More...

Semex's Millionaire Sire Fever Passes Away

Semex is saddened to announce that it’s 13th Millionaire Sire, 0200HO05592 Crackholm Fever, has passed away.   Debuting as the #2 Conformation sire in August 2010, Fever quickly became a stand-out in a sea of Goldwyn sons, and was dubbed the ‘Longevity King,’ as his proof only seemed to grow stronger as he added daughters from proof round to proof round. In August 2013, he was named the #1 second crop conformation sire, and with his great health traits and exceptional fertility he quickly became an international sensation, garnering his own searchable hashtag on social media… the #feverfanclub that is still active today.   "Fever was a truly exceptional bull,” says Paul Krueger, Vice President Global Marketing. “He stood out from all other Goldwyn sons because he offered high conformation along with desirable health traits. We’re extremely proud of the success he has had on dairies worldwide. Owners tell us that their Fevers are some of their most profitable and favorite cows they have. We’re very fortunate to have a limited quantity of Fever semen available, allowing dairymen to continue using this extremely popular Millionaire Sire.” ... Read More...

EastGen UPDATE - September 2017

Read all about the August Proofs, the SexedULTRA Special, dealing with Udder Health challenges and ai24 which is now eligible for the Dairy Farm Investment Program. ... Read More...

SEMEX NAMED FOUNDATIONAL SPONSOR OF THE ROYAL AGRICULTURAL WINTER FAIR

The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair and Semex are happy to announce that they have entered into a three-year agreement in which Semex extends and deepens its foundational sponsorship of The Royal. Semex is the presenting sponsor of what will now be known as the Semex Ring of Excellence, the main cattle show venue at the annual 10-day Fair. Semex will also expand its commercial presence and assume presenting sponsorship of the International Business Centre.   “Semex has a long and proud history with The Royal, and we are thrilled to be able to expand our partnership on behalf of all Canadian breeders,” says Paul Larmer, Semex’s Chief Executive Officer. “Our global clients come to watch this amazing showcase of Canadian agricultural excellence each year. And, in 2017 we’re excited about our expanded presence, and we once again look forward to welcoming hundreds of guests worldwide to experience The Royal in the newly named Semex Ring of Excellence!”   The 2016 Fair saw the Ring of Excellence expand and relocate to accommodate the growing breeding cattle shows as well as host three significant 4-H youth shows. It was also the first year that all shows were webcast with state of the art webcasting technology. This premier show venue places agriculture front and centre on the fair floor.   “Semex and The Royal have a long and thriving relationship,” says Charlie Johnstone, Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. “We’re taking that relationship to the next level with this new agreement. With Semex’s generous sponsorship, we can continue to build on our mission to improve exhibitor experience for our world-class livestock shows.”   World renown for delivering high quality bovine genetics, Semex has been solving problems and satisfying producers through its distributor network ... Read More...

SEMEX'S IMMUNITY+™: THE CHOICE FOR STRATEGIC HERD HEALTH IMPROVEMENT GLOBALLY

Semex’s Immunity+™ sires deliver a healthier herd through lowered mastitis, less lameness and less mortality. Exclusive to Semex, these sires offer the only genetic solution to herd health and are quickly becoming the choice for strategic herd health improvement globally.   “Long ago we recognized the need to help our clients breed a healthier herd,” says Paul Krueger, Semex Immunity+ Global Brand Manager. "Since December 2012 our Immunity+ lineup has offered the world’s only option to genetically improve herd health. Dairymen appreciate this and recognize the true value of a healthier herd.”   "Each proof round, our Immunity+ portfolio increases in quality, with the valuable Immunity+ brand found throughout both our proven and Genomax™ offering. Our Genomax Immunity+ lineup now has 16 sires over +2600 GTPI and 37 over +2500, offering the best genetic package possible in the world with Immunity+!”   In its elite Genomax™ lineup, Semex now has: 80 Genomax Immunity+ bulls over +2400 GTPI 37 Genomax Immunity+ bulls over +2500 GTPI 16 Genomax Immunity+ bulls over +2600 GTPI 23 Genomax Jersey Immunity+ bulls   8 Genomax Ayrshire Immunity+ bulls   Leading the Holstein group is 0200HO10693 Siemers Bloomfield (Delta x Numero Uno x Shottle), who is the #3 Delta available at +2808 GTPI with +8.2 PL, +4.1 DPR, 2.63 SCS, +103 PTAF with a +0.33% Fat and solid +2.29 PTAT and +2.93 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 22* 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 ... Read More...

SEMEX ADDS SIRES GLOBAL CLIENTS NEED TO BE LONG-LASTING & PROFITABLE

Semex’s genetic development strategy is netting results for our clients worldwide. In August, we’re proud to add sires to the 200 lineup that offer our global clients the genetic solutions they need to remain and become more profitable and long-lasting:   Genomax™ sires are also topping the North American charts, with 25 over +2700 GTPI and 108 over +2600 GTPI! These sires average $784 NM$, +2.12 PTAT, +2.07 UDC, +6.9 PL and +2.1 DPR. This group is led by 0200HO10619 Silverridge V Imax at +2811 GTPI with +1952 PTAM, +90 PTAF, +0.06% Fat, +6.8 PL and +2.53 PTAT. Semex's new #1 daughter proven GTPI sire, is HealthSmart™ sire 0200HO10079 Regancrest Brigham! He's #26 on Holstein Association USA's Top 100 TPI International Bulls at +2549. Impressively, for bulls over +2500 he's #3 PTAT at +2.83, #4 UDC at +2.96 and #7 PL at +7.5. 200HO sires are at the top of the August 2017 PTAT list (with daughters) with #1 being 0200HO10036 OH-River-SYC Byway +3.75 and #2 0200HO06480 Val-Bisson Doorman at +3.67! Other chart toppers include: 0200HO10363 Stantons High Octane at +3.27 (#13); 0200HO02692 Gibbs-I Claynook Dude at +3.21 (#16); 0200HO03913 Croteau Lesperron Unix at +3.10 (#21); 0200HO02770 Sully Hart Meridian at +3.09 (#23); 0200HO02667 Duckett-BH Sennet at +3.07 (#26); and 0200HO10362 Stantons Capital Gain at +3.05 (#27)! 0200HO3910 Comestar Lautrust remains a top LPI sire at #2 +3248 LPI and is a high fertility Repromax™, HealthSmart™, Calving Ease and A2A2 sire. 0200HO03913 Croteau Lesperron Unix, an Immunity+™, ShowTime™ and Calving Ease sire remains Canada’s #1 Conf sire at +18 and scores an impressive +3.10 PTAT, +3.25 UDC with a 6.4% SCE. 200JE sires dominated the GLPI list in Canada with the top 12 GLPI all calling Semex home as well as 16 of the top 20 and 25 of the top 50. Semex’s Ayrshire sires ... Read More...