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WE ARE MOVING!

WE ARE MOVING   Semex NZ Limited has outgrown the present premises at 14 Allen Street, Morrinsville.   As of Monday 12th October our Office and Warehousewill be situated at 32 Lorne Street, Morrinsville.   All phone numbers and our postal address will remain the same. Please amend your records accordingly. ... Read More...

Semex Announces Immunity+ Now 30% Heritability

    As the only company offering immune genetics for greater disease resistance, Semex is excited to announce that dairymen everywhere can feel even more confident in Immunity+™ as recent studies show heritability to be 30%. "This is huge," says Paul Krueger, Immunity+ Global Brand Manager and Director, Sales and Business Development, United States. "Our clients worldwide have been looking for a simple, genetic answer to herd health and Immunity+ is it! It's got 20 years of research behind it, over 100 published papers and is proven to reduce disease incidence by at least 4-8%. With heritability estimated at 30% it's one of the easiest decisions you can make to improve the health of your entire herd." The original immune response research, based on a population of females tested for immune response, estimated heritabilities of 29% for ... Read More...

Semex's Genomax™ Program Most Sought After Worldwide

    Many past Genomax stars have gone on to be among the world’s most sought after proven sires. This includes 0200HO07450 Amighetti Numero Uno, now ranking #12 on Holstein USA's Top 100 TPI International list at +2407 GTPI. And, in Canada, Numero Uno gained over 250 LPI points since April, ranking him #2 for LPI and #4 for the brand new Pro$. Graduating from the Genomax program in August is the highly-anticipated 0200HO02770 Sully Hart Meridian (Domain x Planet x Shottle) who is the best option in the Top 100 TPI International list for dairymen looking for milk and type at +1865 PTAM and +2.87 PTAT, and he ranks as #25 overall at +2333 GTPI! He's A2A2™, Calving Ease™, Repromax™ and a Show Time™ sire that is extremely popular worldwide. ‪ Thirty-nine new Holstein bulls by 22 different sires joined the Genomax lineup in August. Twenty-five of these new bulls are over +2450 GTPI, 25 over $600 NM$ and 12 over +2500 GTPI. Topping this list are:

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Immunity+™: A Herd Health Solution Like No Other

    Dairy producers worldwide are raving about the benefits of Semex's exclusive Immunity+™ sires. As 'real farm' performance data accumulates, more clients, veterinarians and processors are excited to improve their own herds' health naturally. Based on the HIR (High Immune Response) 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. "It really ensures your herd is healthy, that your herd is looked after and it increases your return on investment," says Paul Krueger, Semex Immunity+ Global Brand Manager. "For the first time ever we can identify the genetic link to immunity... How the animal responds to disease. No other product or solution ... Read More...

Easily Access Semex's A2A2 Sires

    Dairymen and markets wanting to increase the A2 allele prevalence in their herds can now easily access Semex's A2A2 sires by clicking the A2A2 link under 'dairy' at www.semex.com  This list of both high reliability and Genomax™ Holsteins, Jerseys and Ayrshires includes a diverse lineup of 75 proven and 90 Genomax Holstein sires, 16 proven and 35 Genomax Jersey sires and eight proven and four Genomax Ayrshire sires.  This group includes 0200HO02698 Misty Springs Supersonic, 0200HO06320, Cangen Pinkman and new releases 0200HO02770 Sully Hart Meridian and 0200HO02783 Danhof Detroit as well as 17 Genomax Holstein sires over +2500 GTPI.    Check them out today!  ... Read More...

Semex's Immunity+ Continues Meeting & Exceeding Expectations

In 2013, decades of research and hard work in collaboration with the world-reknown University of Guelph in Canada resulted in the launch of Semex’s Immunity+ sires worldwide. “Some cows and cow families just do not get sick,” says Semex CEO Paul Larmer. “They go virtually unnoticed in the herd, doing their job day in and day out. Worldwide, dairymen are requesting these sires because they know, just like we know, that it makes sense. And, lowering drug costs and increasing productivity through healthier calves and cows is a goal of all producers everywhere. In 2013, Dairy Herd Management recognized Immunity+ as an Innovative Product of the Year at World Dairy Expo. This was a very definite endorsement from the dairy industry that this technology is truly unique, valuable and a game changer.” High immune response technology has shown the potential to be one of the more significant innovations in the genetics industry. Producers worldwide are recognizing the value of using Immunity+ sires in their own strategy to improve their herd and animal health. Joining the proven Immunity+ lineup following the April 2015 genetic evaluation are: •0200HO07447            AMIGHETTI NUMERO DUE : MAN-O-MAN x SHOTTLE •0200HO02753            BROOKVIEW MASTERPIECE : DORCY x BOLIVER •0200HO03772            BRU-DALE SNOWDEN : DESTRY*RC x SHOTTLE •0200HO06320            CANGEN PINKMAN : SUPER x BAXTER •0200HO06313            COMESTAR LAUTAMARCUS : MAN-O-MAN x GOLDWYN •0200HO06362            GEN-I-BEQ BACCHUS : SUPER x SHOTTLE
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Semex Genomax & Repromax Deliver Performance In April Proofs

Genomic testing over 6000 young sires worldwide, gives Semex’s industry-leading Genomax™ program a decisive edge. Consistently delivering the world’s leading genomic young sires, Semex is proud to debut 0200HO02770 Sully Hart Meridian on the international stage with the April 2015 proof round. With daughter data accumulating, this Repromax™, Calving Ease™ and Show Time™ sire is among the most sought-after sires anywhere. He joins an elite list, including 0200HO06480 Val-Bisson Doorman and the program’s most famous graduates to date, Facebook and Numero Uno. Both of these bulls continue to reside in the top rankings worldwide, along with 0200HO02698 Misty Springs Supersonic, Millionaire Sire 0200HO00402 Mainstream Manifold and now also 0200HO06267 Gen-I-Beq Lavaman, the #1 PLI sire in the UK. ... Read More...

Semex HealthSmart Lineup With Feed Efficiency More Valuable Than Ever

Semex launched the HealthSmart™ lineup as a way for Semex clients worldwide to quickly identify bulls that would sire the most valuable and profitable cows on the dairy. In December 2014, Feed Efficiency was included, emphasizing moderate-sized cattle that are healthy and efficient. The profitable kind of cows demanded worldwide, they have more efficient production, have lower maintenance costs, lower health costs, better fertility and lead longer, more productive lives. The HealthSmart lineup includes these popular sires: ·0200HO00402       MAINSTREAM MANIFOLD ·0200HO03753       MARBRI FACEBOOK ·0200HO02698       MISTY SPRINGS SUPERSONIC ·0200HO02753       BROOKVIEW MASTERPIECE * : DORCY x BOLIVER ·0200HO06320       CANGEN PINKMAN * : SUPER x BAXTER ·0200HO06343       OLSZEWSKI SMORE *: FREDDIE x SHOTTLE ·0200HO02714       SPRINGWAY CELEBRATE * : MAN-O-MAN x BOLIVER The following Genomax™ bulls are also designated HealthSmart: ·0200HO07846    RH SUPERMAN  : SUPERSIRE x MAN-O-MAN ·0200HO09136    LEADERWIN MUSCADET : MOGUL x JEEVES ·0200HO10240    COOKIECUTTER HEBDO : JABIR x SUPERSONIC ·0200HO10181    DE-SU JIMJAM : JABIR x SHAMROCK ·0200HO10179    DE-SU SUMMIT : JABIR x PLANET ·0200HO10185    EVER-GREEN-VIEW EDIFY : DOORMAN x IOTA ·0200HO06676    LADYS-MANOR OCTOBERFEST : OAK x DORCY ·0200HO10130    SANDY-VALLEY CAREER : JACKMAN x SUPER For more information on Semex, Genetics for Life and the complete lineup of HealthSmart and Genomax sires visit www.semex.com   ... Read More...

April 2015 Proof Highlights

Semex’s corporate mission is to ‘Create value by developing and delivering innovative genetic solutions.’ We do not take this for granted and each genetic evaluation gives us the opportunity to reaffirm this commitment to our clients, whether they’re seeking GLPI, GTPI, GPLI, Type, Net Merit $, Calving Ease, Immunity+ or any of the other traits that drive profitability at the farm gate. Holstein Highlights: •Top 5 genomic young bulls for UK Type Merit •Top 4 genomic young bulls for PLI •0200HO06267 Gen-I-Beq Lavaman #1 PLI & #1 Increasing LPI sire •Five of the top 20 new LPI sires •0200HO06320 Cangen Pinkman (Super x Baxter)  #1 Superstition son in Canada & #10 GLPI at +2951 •Four of the top 20 GTPI sires •11 new proven Immunity+™ sires average +2599 GLPI/+2028 GTPI •9 new Genomax™ Immunity+™ sires average +3110 LPI/+2479 GTPI Jersey Highlights: •0200JE00075 Sunset Canyon Monopoly (Tbone x Lemvig) ◦Semex’s #1 new release Genomax™ graduate ◦#2 GLPI sire overall •0200JE00470 Comestar JDF Beautifull ◦#7 GLPI sire overall ◦Only double digit Conf bull in the top 30 at +11 with +10 Mammary and +13 Feet & Legs •0200JE09830 Sunset Canyon Determinate     ◦#9 GJPI sire at 184 •0200JE00183 Sunset Canyon David   ◦#10 GJPI sire at 183 Ayrshire Highlights: •0200AY00713 Chaluka Virgile #2 GLPI sire ◦Gains 220 LPI points and moves to #2 position •0200AY01003 Forever Schoon Perfecter (Rockstar x Calimero) ◦High rated Rockstar son x famous Forever Schoon Perfecta EX 2E-96 •0200AY01001 Des Coteaux Revolution (Orraryd x Poker) ◦The #1 GPA LPI bull of the Ayrshire breed from the same ... Read More...

December 2014 Proofs Online At Semex

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