New genomically selected bulls from Semex

Four new genomically selected young bulls are now available from Semex under the ‘Genomax’ banner.

The main goal in using genomic tested sires is to increase the number and diversity of elite bulls available in our product line, says Willie Tait, genetics manager for Semex.

The four bulls include two sires of sons. Shottle son, Wabash-Way Arbor, a sire of sons, is out of Wabash-Way Mar Annileigh EX-90 a B W Marshall daughter. He is currently one of the highest ranked Semex Genomax bulls for Lifetime Profitibility Index (LPI) and has a Canadian Conformation score of +17.

“Arbor is significantly negative for somatic cell count and is expected to breed daughters with good type, temperament, milking speed and high milk potential,” says Mr Tait.

The second Shottle son, Regancrest Baltimor, is out of the highly regarded, Regancrest-PR Barbie, EX-92. He is also a sire of sons with a LPI of 2434, +18 conformation and +16 Dairy Strength. His UK prediction puts him at 711kg milk.

Comestar Lauthority, a Goldwyn son, has been chosen for reintroduction as his pedigree is enhanced by his high genomic figures. He is out of Comestar Lautelma Igniter, VG-89, which is from Emerson.

The Baxter son, Ralma-RH Trumpet, is out of the Durham-sired, Ralma Goldwyn Clarinet VG-86.

“His figures predict his daughters to have tremendous strength and width, combined with great dairy quality and udders that are strongly attached and long-lasting.

“From their pedigree and genomic information, this selection of bulls promises balanced, high type cows and should suit breeders looking to make rapid genetic gains in these areas.”