Semex

November 2022

Sires Report

BullTalk - November 2022

One of the young and enthusiastic dairy farmers and breeders from Canada, without a doubt, is Tony van Lith. His “Valiant” prefix is quickly gaining recognition, also in part due...

November 2022

Sires Report

Intriguing Sires DNA - November 2022

Lonestar carries Sandy-Valley breeding on both the top and bottom sides of his pedigree, combining the Cosmopolitan family behind his sire Conway with the Rudy Missy family. ‘Unfortunately his Legacy...

September 2022

Management

Mike West: ‘Using our Extensive International Network to Keep us in Tune with What Producers will Need in the Future.’

You have often read his comments on bulls from the Semex line-up, product support specialist Mike West. The Canadian based brand name Semex has held a prominent position in the...

September 2022

Sires Report

BullTalk - September 2022

Cows with a slick hide (shorter and smoother hair) are able to better cope with high temperatures (see also page 7). For this reason, the number of sires with the...

August 2022

Sires Report

BullTalk - August 2022

‘They are cows that put milk in the tank, is a frequently heard comment. Remarks that they have the desirable slightly curved legs, above average teat length and capacity are...

July 2022

Sires Report

BullTalk - July 2022

Time for a remarkable sire. He is five years old and displays (progeny proven) his highest TPI index ever: 2887, based on 448 milking daughters. As such, he has jumped...

June 2022

Sires Report

Intriguing Sires DNA - June 2022

Precision debuted in April with a significant lead in first place on the German gRZG ranking. His trademark: indexes at the highest level in combination with the milk protein variants...

April 2022

Management

Bles Dairies: Purpose Driven Company with Global Reach and Local Impact

The Dutch company Bles Dairies was founded in 1990 as a livestock exporter supplying pedigreed Holstein heifers to Europe, the Middle-East and Africa. A genetics division was added in 1997...

March 2022

Sires Report

Intriguing Sires DNA - March 2022

‘Champion has been extremely popular since his debut in May 2021, his semen is being sold to 25 countries world-wide,’ says Mike West from Semex, who names various reasons for...

February 2022

Management

The Millionaires of the Holstein Breed: The Milestone Appears to be Getting Further Away!

The “comeback bull”, as he was called. When dairy farmers milked daughters of this bull, they wanted more: And returned to the bull. That’s why there continued to be orders...

February 2022

Sires Report

Pine-Tree-I Pursuit: Another Bull from the Rudy Missy’s Surges to the Top

Supersire, Mogul and Balisto: Three of the most influential sires worldwide over the past decade, and they all trace to the great Rudy Missy family. Now there is a new...

January 2022

Sires Report

BullTalk - January 2022

‘During the past few years I have witnessed the Holstein breed becoming whiter. It is increasingly difficult to find a good bull that is 75% or more black. I manage...