2022-2023 Semex UK Beef Catalogue

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BEEF

SIRES 2022-23


SALES CONTACTS

Beef calf quality has never been more important as dairy replacements increasingly result from sexed semen usage. Semex and our partner Norbreck Genetics work alongside various beef supply chains to ensure Semex genetics meet the future needs of retailers and processors. Specifically selected and proven to provide the critical elements for UK dairy farmers, the Semex Beef Stud delivers on: Fertility – Highly fertile semen to maximise conception and pregnancy rates; Calving Ease – Minimum calving intervention to ensure cows maximise milk production and get back in calf; Calf Growth – Efficient growth whether rearing yourself or selling into a beef supply chain. So, whatever destination you want for your beef calves, the Semex beef stud and genetic advisors offer the best choice.

SALES CONTACTS NATIONAL SALES MANAGER: Michael Dennison TEL: 07713 245220 EMAIL: mdennison@semex.com

SOUTH

MIDLANDS AND WALES

Phil Macpherson Hants, Wiltshire, West Sussex, Somerset 07827 018823

Rodger Mather East Midlands and South East Staffs 07719 708795

Andrew Axford Cornwall 07771 684294

David Gadd Clwyd, Powys, part Shropshire, Gwynedd and Anglesey 07970 111 834

Michael Elce Isle of Wight, Hants, North Somerset 07831 542027 David Hawkins Mid & South Devon 07841 486628 Leigh Herrod Dorset,South and East Somerset 07917 773229

Fearghal Gallagher part Cheshire, North Derbys, North Wales, part Staffs 07990 535613 Tony Hack Cardigan and Pembrokeshire 07765 222972 Rhys Jones Dyfed 07902 278252

Mike Huskins East Devon and West Dorset 07909 545426

Sally Lloyd Herefordshire, Gwent 07805 626155

Steve Lee North & West Devon, North Cornwall 07795 311688

Richard Mallett South Shrops, Hereford and Worcester, part Staffs 07825 046446

Mark Pickford Wiltshire, Berks, Glos, Bucks, Hants, Oxfordshire, Northants 07928 461264

Idris Morgan Carmarthen 07783 578848

Antony Rodway Devon, Dorset and Somerset 07775 445042 Jeff Trunkfield East/West Sussex, Kent, Surrey 07977 586172

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SEMEX BEEF SPECIALIST: Philip Halhead TEL: 07949 733747 EMAIL: info@norbreckgenetics.com

Iwan Morgan Carmarthen 07704 605616 Kevin Naughton North Shropshire, South Cheshire 07956 492499 Richard Thomas Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire 07813 555978 Will Tucker South and South East Wales 07915881466


NORTH AND SCOTLAND

NORTHERN IRELAND

Lizzie Bradley North Yorkshire, Tyne and Wear, Durham 07521 922897

John Berry Armagh, Fermanagh, Sth Down, Sth Tyrone 07968 623477

Brian Brumby Isle of Man 07624 453625

Steven Brown part Mid Ulster 07713 084003

Tom Callan Ayrshire, Dumfries & Galloway, Kintyre 07786 631059

Claire Hunter South Antrim 07841 416313

Richard Green Yorkshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Bedfordshire, part Derbyshire 07761 454359 Robert Hunter Lanarkshire, Lothian, Fife, Borders 07774 134787 Alan Kennedy Bute 07712 526443 Graham Kirby Lancashire 07715 478622 George McConnell North Ayrshire, Renfrewshire 07767 806593 Frances Mellor part Lancs, Cheshire, Derbyshire & Yorks 07956 568535

William Hunter West Tyrone, Londonderry 07740 531051 Andrew Kennedy Ballymena, Larne 07762 168039 William Kerr part Antrim 07956 451000 Robin Lamb North Down 07745 289428

SALES CONTACTS

SALES CONTACTS

Clive Noble Co. Tyrone, Co. Londonderry 07821 378639 Shay O’Neill East Tyrone, North Antrim 07519 490527 Robert Stewart North Down 07513 468813 James Wilson Part Armagh/Down 07749 603224

John Montgomery Central Scotland 07778 478341 Jennifer Murtagh South-West Scotland 07967 197909 Ian Plews North Cumbria and South-West Scotland 07926 883029 Sammy Sugden Craven 07749 108330

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CONTENTS & KEY SYMBOLS

CONTENTS LIMOUSIN

BRITISH BLUE 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

Agile De La Praule Goodyhills Emperor Roundhill Ice Greystone Impact Moorsley Keeper Littlebank Mario Littlebank Mercury Black N Blue Monster Munch Strrawberryfield Northstar IZ Pick Me Semex Power Mixes Oak Tree Polar Venal de Jauvelan

32 32 33

SHORTHORN 33

Introduction SMX Amplify Quaker Hill Checkmate Quaker Hill Columbus Quaker Hill High Cotton Spring Grove Overhaul

34 34

Tofts Ellaud On Borewell Elton Weeton Equality HW Main Man Yearsley Euro Ensign Morpheus Kodiak

Derrycallaghan Ernest 13 Vale Royal Hamish

HEREFORD 35 35

Moralee 1 Panda Moorside 1 Santana

CHAROLAIS 36 36

Duracel Millbridge Pedro

BLONDE D’AQUITAINE

ABERDEEN ANGUS 25 26 27 28 29 29

Castlemont Kubota

SIMMENTAL

NORTH AMERICAN ANGUS 19 20 21 22 23 24

Tomschoice Lexicon Fieldstons Nitram Tomschoice Poseidon

37 37

Whistley Bell Exmoor Polynices

WELSH BLACK 38

Aur Du Yogi Bear

LONGHORN 30 30 31 31

Buitelaar Longhorn Scheme Pointer Evening All Gale Farm Shetland Fishwick Utmost

KEY SYMBOLS Fewer difficult births reducing issues at calving and breeding time.

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Increased profit from sires who will increase the Carcase weight and volume of product produced per animal.

Breed-leading Polled Sires.


The Tesco Integrated Beef Scheme - TIBS Established as an Aberdeen Angus scheme in 2012, a first for the beef industry, The Tesco Integrated Beef Scheme (TIBS), has developed steadily over the years. And now has around 1,200 British beef farmers supplying Aberdeen Angus cattle for the Tesco Finest range, with a bonus received for prime carcases that meet certain criteria.

The Buitelaar Group

Meadow Quality

The Buitelaar Group specialises in providing sustainable, higher welfare beef supply chain solutions. Using Buitelaar approved sires gives the best chance of producing better quality calves required by the supply chain returning a higher premium to the producer.

Meadow Quality market young and reared calves, working year round with Red Tractor approved dairy and beef farmers, striving to meet the requirements of all stakeholders in the supply chain.

BEEF SCHEMES & BCTP

BEEF SCHEMES

BEEF CARCASE TRAITS PROJECT This Carcase Traits chart shows EBVs as vertical red bars. Bars upward of centre indicate fewer days to slaughter, heavier carcases, superior conformation, fatter carcases, and greater carcase growth.

EXAMPLE EBV: -22.62 ACC: 99%

EBV: 20.66 ACC: 99%

EBV: 2.51 ACC: 99%

EBV: -3.82 ACC: 99%

EBV: 0.04 ACC: 99%

DAYS TO SLAUGHTER EBV predicting days to slaughter at a given weight and fat class. Units: Days. CARCASE WEIGHT EBV predicting carcase weight at a given slaughter age. Units: Kilogrammes (kgs). CARCASE CONFORMATION EBV predicting carcase conformation at a given slaughter age, using records of carcase conformation based on the EUROP grid. Units: Values derived from conformation scores.

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FAT CLASS EBV predicting carcase fat class at a given slaughter age, using values based on the EUROP classification system, where 1 is leanest and 5H is fattest. Units: Values derived from fat class scores.

100

80

60 Days to slaughter

Carcase weight

Carcase infromation

Carcase fat class

Average daily carcase gain

AVERAGE DAILY CARCASE GAIN (ADCG) EBV predicting lifetime daily carcase gain. Units: Kilogrammes/day.

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BRITISH BLUE

BRITISH BLUE

NORBRECK AGILE DE LA PRAULE Ear Tag: BE-8-57807693

AI Code: BB1405

CALVING EASE

2.3% VG+

GESTATION LENGTH

282 days VG

CALF QUALITY

EX

COAT COLOUR

EX Blue Roan

Sire: TENACE DE LA PRAULE Dam: QUESTURE LA PRAULE • Semex best BB bull for calf quality. • Average calf size with RAPID growth rates. • Super blue roan marked calves.

AVERAGE

GOOD

VERY GOOD

EXCELLENT

EBV Carcase Results

PROGENY

EBV: -7.61 ACC: 98%

EBV: 1.85 ACC: 97%

EBV: 1.67 ACC: 98%

EBV: 3.78 ACC: 98%

EBV: 0.01 ACC: 98%

Days to slaughter

Carcase weight

Carcase infromation

Carcase fat class

Average daily carcase gain

140

120

100

80

60

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BRITISH BLUE

BRITISH BLUE

NORBRECK GOODYHILLS EMPEROR Ear Tag: UK102885700046

AI Code: BB1217

CALVING EASE

2.2% VG+

GESTATION LENGTH

283 days G+

CALF QUALITY

EX

COAT COLOUR

EX Blue Roan

Sire: Harpon De L’Orgelot Dam: Goodyhills Unice • Supply chain KING with premiums available. • PROVEN easy calving bull with fastest growth rates in the BB breed. • Other bull studs using Emperor to sire sons for their own breeding programmes.

AVERAGE

GOOD

VERY GOOD

EXCELLENT

• The financial winner across the industry with benefits for farmer, grower, processor and retailer. EBV Carcase Results

PROGENY

EBV: -22.62 ACC: 99%

EBV: 20.66 ACC: 99%

EBV: 2.51 ACC: 99%

EBV: -3.82 ACC: 99%

EBV: 0.04 ACC: 99%

Days to slaughter

Carcase weight

Carcase infromation

Carcase fat class

Average daily carcase gain

140

120

100

80

60

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BRITISH BLUE

BRITISH BLUE

NORBRECK ROUNDHILL ICE Ear Tag: UK175613100001

AI Code: BB1349

CALVING EASE

1.5% EX+

GESTATION LENGTH

279 days EX+

CALF QUALITY

EX

COAT COLOUR

EX Blue Roan

Sire: As De Trefle Du Vanova Dam: Lukeroyal Winnifred • Very easy calving BB bull. • SHORT gestation length. • Beautiful dark blue marked calves.

AVERAGE

GOOD

VERY GOOD

EXCELLENT

EBV Carcase Results

PROGENY

EBV: -1.25 ACC: 98%

EBV: -1.51 ACC: 99%

EBV: 0.89 ACC: 99%

EBV: -2.96 ACC: 98%

EBV: -0.01 ACC: 99%

Days to slaughter

Carcase weight

Carcase infromation

Carcase fat class

Average daily carcase gain

140

120

100

80

60

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BRITISH BLUE

BRITISH BLUE

NORBRECK GREYSTONE IMPACT Ear Tag: UK125185400284

AI Code: BB1402

CALVING EASE

1.7% EX+

GESTATION LENGTH

278 days EX+

CALF QUALITY

G+

COAT COLOUR

VG Light Blue

Sire: Savant De Pierrecome Dam: Greystone Wonder • Mr EASY calver with short gestation length. • Very smart Blue roan coloured calves. • Calves that grow fast and sell for premiums.

AVERAGE

GOOD

VERY GOOD

EXCELLENT

• Breed leading bull for progeny reaching slaughter age very fast.

EBV Carcase Results

PROGENY

EBV: -42.15 ACC: 97%

EBV: -5.33 ACC: 95%

EBV: 1.53 ACC: 96%

EBV: -5.45 ACC: 96%

EBV: 0.02 ACC: 96%

Days to slaughter

Carcase weight

Carcase infromation

Carcase fat class

Average daily carcase gain

140

120

100

80

60

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BRITISH BLUE

BRITISH BLUE

NORBRECK MOORSLEY KEEPER Ear Tag: UK116368700006

AI Code: BB1545

CALVING EASE

1.8% EX +

GESTATION LENGTH

280 days EX

CALF QUALITY

EX

COAT COLOUR

EX Dark Blue Roan

Sire: Brookfield Dev Dam: Moorsley Glamour • POPULAR PROVEN BULL incredible customer satisfaction. • A large herd specialist. Calves born easily and early returning more milk to the tank sooner.

AVERAGE

• Dark blue roan marked calves, selling for premium prices.

GOOD

VERY GOOD

EXCELLENT

• Sired by Brookfield Dev, a popular AI sire. EBV Carcase Results

PROGENY

EBV: -30.33 ACC: 98%

EBV: -7.30 ACC: 97%

EBV: 1.29 ACC: 97%

EBV: -2.02 ACC: 98%

EBV: 0.01 ACC: 98%

Days to slaughter

Carcase weight

Carcase infromation

Carcase fat class

Average daily carcase gain

140

120

100

80

60

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BRITISH BLUE

BRITISH BLUE

NORBRECK LITTLEBANK MARIO Ear Tag: UK125242700625

AI Code: BB1705

CALVING EASE

2.6% VG

GESTATION LENGTH

284 days G

CALF QUALITY

EX

COAT COLOUR

EX Blue Roan

Sire: Agile De La Praule Dam: Littlebank Georgeous • Sired by Agile, the best bull in the Semex stud for calf quality. • Calves exhibit length and good colour markings. • Expect fast growth and calves that sell for higher prices.

AVERAGE

GOOD

VERY GOOD

EXCELLENT

EBV Carcase Results

PROGENY

EBV: -5.47 ACC: 56%

EBV: 9.30 ACC: 55%

EBV: 2.69 ACC: 55%

EBV: -5.03 ACC: 55%

EBV: 0.02 ACC: 55%

Days to slaughter

Carcase weight

Carcase infromation

Carcase fat class

Average daily carcase gain

140

120

100

80

60

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BRITISH BLUE

BRITISH BLUE

NORBRECK LITTLEBANK MERCURY Ear Tag: UK125242100626

AI Code: BB1704

CALVING EASE

2.6% VG

GESTATION LENGTH

285 days AV

CALF QUALITY

EX

COAT COLOUR

EX Blue Roan

Sire: Agile De La Praule Dam: Littlebank Georgeous • Sired by Agile - full brother to our new star Littlebank Mario. • Slightly above average calving ease but suited to making high quality calves.

AVERAGE

• Fast growth and high weight gains.

GOOD

VERY GOOD

EXCELLENT

EBV Carcase Results

PROGENY

EBV: -5.47 ACC: 56%

EBV: 9.30 ACC: 55%

EBV: 2.69 ACC: 55%

EBV: -5.03 ACC: 55%

EBV: 0.02 ACC: 55%

Days to slaughter

Carcase weight

Carcase infromation

Carcase fat class

Average daily carcase gain

140

120

100

80

60

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NORBRECK BLACK N BLUE MONSTER MUNCH Ear Tag: UK301284700112

AI Code: BB1710

CALVING EASE

2.4% VG

GESTATION LENGTH

283 days G+

CALF QUALITY

EX

COAT COLOUR

VG White Blue

BRITISH BLUE

BRITISH BLUE

Sire: JIOSCO DE FOCANT Dam: BLACK N BLUE EMPRESS • Our HIGHEST FERTILITY BB sire. • A bull with a pedigree designed for cross breeding on dairy cows. • Calves are born an average size but grow very fast.

AVERAGE

GOOD

VERY GOOD

EXCELLENT

• Selling for high prices at markets, very popular new sire.

EBV Carcase Results

PROGENY

EBV: 12.07 ACC: 41%

EBV: 11.92 ACC: 39%

EBV: 3.03 ACC: 40%

EBV: -4.32 ACC: 40%

EBV: 0.01 ACC: 40%

Days to slaughter

Carcase weight

Carcase infromation

Carcase fat class

Average daily carcase gain

140

120

100

80

60

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BRITISH BLUE

BRITISH BLUE

NORBRECK STRAWBERRYFIELD NORTHSTAR Ear Tag: UK134475500035

AI Code: BB1745

CALVING EASE

2.1% EX

GESTATION LENGTH

283 days G+

CALF QUALITY

EX

COAT COLOUR

EX Blue Roan

Sire: GREYSTONE GOVERNOR Dam: DROIT IVY • Some of the best calves on Semex farms. • Sired by Greystone Governor, a proven AI sire with an unbeatable reputation.

AVERAGE

• One of the most ideal BB bulls for crossing onto dairy cows with nicely marked, highly saleable calves.

GOOD

VERY GOOD

EXCELLENT

• High demand expected for this sire and recommend his use early. EBV Carcase Results

PROGENY

EBV: -2.14 ACC: 56%

EBV: 8.24 ACC: 56%

EBV: 2.87 ACC: 56%

EBV: -4.47 ACC: 56%

EBV: 0.01 ACC: 56%

Days to slaughter

Carcase weight

Carcase infromation

Carcase fat class

Average daily carcase gain

140

120

100

80

60

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BRITISH BLUE

BRITISH BLUE

NORBRECK IZ PICK ME Ear Tag: UK740488701784

EW N LL

U B AI Code: BB1862 Sire: ROUND HILL ICE Dam: EMINENTE DE LA PRAULE • A son of Round Hill Ice, Semex most popular BB sire. • Expect easy calving from Pick Me . • Calves that will thrive and perform on any system.

UNDER SURVEY

EBV Carcase Results

PROGENY

EBV: 0.53 ACC: 50%

EBV: -1.86 ACC: 49%

EBV: 0.53 ACC: 49%

EBV: -1.35 ACC: 50%

EBV: -0.01 ACC: 50%

Days to slaughter

Carcase weight

Carcase infromation

Carcase fat class

Average daily carcase gain

140

120

100

80

60

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BRITISH BLUE


BRITISH BLUE

BRITISH BLUE

NORBRECK OAK TREE POLAR Ear Tag: UK103642500620

EW N LL

U B AI Code: BB1843

CALVING EASE

2% EX

GESTATION LENGTH

282 days VG

CALF QUALITY

EX

COAT COLOUR

EX Blue Roan

Sire: DRYBARROWS CAWDALE Dam: OAK TREE EXCLUSIVE • Polar is proving popular with just his initial survey recently completed. • Drybarrows Cawdale has sired many bulls that have gone on to be a big success in many commercial dairy and beef herds.

AVERAGE

GOOD

VERY GOOD

EXCELLENT

• Calves are born easily and well marked – Blue Roan. • A bull in high demand. EBV Carcase Results EBV: 5.64 ACC: 56%

EBV: 14.75 ACC: 55%

EBV: 3.63 ACC: 56%

EBV: -4.91 ACC: 56%

EBV: -0.01 ACC: 56%

Days to slaughter

Carcase weight

Carcase infromation

Carcase fat class

Average daily carcase gain

140

120

100

80

60

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BRITISH BLUE

BRITISH BLUE

NORBRECK VENAL DE JAUVELAN Ear Tag: BE2 - 57482127

AI Code: BB1406

CALVING EASE

2.2% VG+

GESTATION LENGTH

282 days VG

CALF QUALITY

VG

COAT COLOUR

VG Blue Roan

Sire: Hotelier De St Fontaine Dam: Hautesse 7476 De Jauvelan • The calving ease sire with MUSCLE. • Customers love the blue roan marked progeny. • Calves you can sell at a younger age due to rapid development.

AVERAGE

GOOD

VERY GOOD

EXCELLENT

EBV Carcase Results

PROGENY

EBV: 1.54 ACC: 83%

EBV: 2.69 ACC: 78%

EBV: 3.30 ACC: 79%

EBV: -4.19 ACC: 81%

EBV: 0.00 ACC: 81%

Days to slaughter

Carcase weight

Carcase infromation

Carcase fat class

Average daily carcase gain

140

120

100

80

60

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NORTH AMERICAN ANGUS

NORTH AMERICAN ANGUS A DOMINANT GLOBAL BEEF BRAND FROM THE SEMEX PROGENESIS BEEF PROGRAMME

Delivering easy calving and short gestation length when selecting within the top 50% of the breed

Fertility First – increased sperm/straw and conception rates monitored weekly in 100,000 dairy cows

A beef programme advancing genetic progress even faster for calving ease, growth, carcass quality and feed efficiency

Sexed semen available (male and female) on certain sires – Speak to your local Semex Genetic Consultant

GENETIC PREDICTIONS EXPLAINED With more than 20 million cattle records, The American Angus Association holds the largest database of its kind among beef breeds. Extensive performance programs are geared toward both pure bred and commercial producers, providing a wide range of selection tools to evaluate genetic needs. To generate genomic enhanced expected progeny differences (EPDs), The American Angus Association run weekly genetic evaluations of millions of animals in its database and more than 950,000 genotyped animals. Calving Ease Direct (CED), is expressed as a difference in percentage of unassisted births, with a higher value indicating greater calving ease in first-calf heifers. It predicts the average difference in ease with which a sire’s calves will be born when he is bred to first-calf heifers. Birth Weight EPD (BW), expressed in pounds, is a predictor of a sire’s ability to transmit birth weight to his progeny compared to that of other sires. Lower EPD value indicates lower actual BW. Yearling Weight EPD (YW), expressed in pounds, is a predictor of a sire’s ability to transmit yearling growth to his progeny compared to that of other sires. Larger value indicates higher yearling weight. Residual Average Daily Gain (RADG), is a predictor of a sire’s genetic ability for postweaning gain in future progeny compared to that of other sires, given a constant amount of feed consumed. RADG is presented in pounds per day, with a higher value being more favourable. Carcass Weight EPD (CW), expressed in pounds, is a predictor of the differences in hot carcass weight of a sire’s progeny compared to progeny of other sires. Ribeye Area EPD (RE), expressed in square inches, is a predictor of the difference in ribeye area of a sire’s progeny compared to progeny of other sires.

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NORTH AMERICAN ANGUS

NORTH AMERICAN ANGUS

SMX AMPLIFY Ear Tag: US198369572

AI Code: AA1870

• Above breed average calving ease.

Sire: SydGen Enhance

• Fast growing at all stages.

Dam: MCC Supermama 8110

• Easily fleshed and suitable for taking through to finish.

Reg: : #20094111

Traits Index

Sourced: American Angus Association (May 2022)

Breed Average

Calving Ease Direct (CED)

Harder

8%

Easier

Birth Weight EPD (BW)

Heavier

+1.0lbs (0.45Kgs)

Lighter

Yearling Weight EPD (YW)

Lighter

+167lbs (75.74kgs)

Heavier

Residual Average Daily Gain (RADG)

Less Efficient

+0.4lbs/day (0.181kgs)

More Efficient

Carcass Weight (EPD)

Lighter

+74lbs (33.56kgs)

Heavier

Ribeye Area EPD (RE)

Smaller

+0.95 sq inches

Larger

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90

80

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Percentile ranking within North America population

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NORTH AMERICAN ANGUS

NORTH AMERICAN ANGUS

QUAKER HILL CHECKMATE Ear Tag: US3204694273

AI Code: AA1898 Sire: K C F Bennett Summation

• Stronger calves at birth without compromising calving ease.

Dam: Thomas Miss Lucy 2021

• Fast growing calves.

Reg: #19735366

• High carcass weight bull .

Traits Index

Sourced: American Angus Association (May 2022)

Calving Ease Direct (CED)

Harder

10%

Easier

Birth Weight EPD (BW)

Heavier

+1.0lbs (0.45Kgs)

Lighter

Yearling Weight EPD (YW)

Lighter

+162lbs (73.48kgs)

Heavier

Residual Average Daily Gain (RADG)

Less Efficient

+0.32lbs/day (0.145kgs)

More Efficient

Carcass Weight (EPD)

Lighter

+78 lbs (35.38kgs)

Heavier

Ribeye Area EPD (RE)

Smaller

+0.93 sq inches

Larger

100

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Breed Average

90

80

70

60

50

40

30

20

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0

Percentile ranking within North America population


NORTH AMERICAN ANGUS

NORTH AMERICAN ANGUS

QUAKER HILL COLUMBUS Ear Tag: US210264378

AI Code: AA1716

• Easily born calves.

Sire: V A Discovery 2240

• Fast growing in all stages.

Dam: Quaker Hill Blackcap 3N23

• Ideal calves to take through to finishing, being easily fleshed with high meat quality and with great breed character.

Reg: #18841595

• Most demanded bull in North American dairy beef supply chain.

Traits Index

Sourced: American Angus Association (May 2022)

Breed Average

Calving Ease Direct (CED)

Harder

11%

Easier

Birth Weight EPD (BW)

Heavier

-1.4lbs (0.63kgs)

Lighter

Yearling Weight EPD (YW)

Lighter

+118lbs (53.52kgs)

Heavier

Residual Average Daily Gain (RADG)

Less Efficient

+0.22lbs/day (0.09kgs)

More Efficient

Carcass Weight (EPD)

Lighter

+62lbs (28.12kgs)

Heavier

Ribeye Area EPD (RE)

Smaller

+0.84sq inches

Larger

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90

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Percentile ranking within North America population

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NORTH AMERICAN ANGUS

NORTH AMERICAN ANGUS

QUAKER HILL HIGH COTTON Ear Tag: US3204694310

AI Code: AA1897

• Very Easy Calving.

Sire: K C K Bennett Summation

• Smaller calves at birth with good growth rates.

Dam: Quaker Hill Erica Elba 5Y01 Reg: #19735380

Traits Index

• Better to take through to finish to benefit from calving ease and better growth rates at an older age.

Sourced: American Angus Association (May 2022)

Calving Ease Direct (CED)

Harder

17%

Easier

Birth Weight EPD (BW)

Heavier

-0.7lbs (0.32kgs)

Lighter

Yearling Weight EPD (YW)

Lighter

+153lbs (69.39kgs)

Heavier

Residual Average Daily Gain (RADG)

Less Efficient

+0.30lbs/day (0.13kgs)

More Efficient

Carcass Weight (EPD)

Lighter

+73 lbs (33.11kgs)

Heavier

Ribeye Area EPD (RE)

Smaller

+0.97sq inches

Larger

100

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Breed Average

90

80

70

60

50

40

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20

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Percentile ranking within North America population


NORTH AMERICAN ANGUS

NORTH AMERICAN ANGUS

SPRING GROVE OVERHAUL Ear Tag: US202917423

AI Code: AA1704

• Calving Ease Specialist.

Sire: Gaffney Game Changer 371

• No.1 choice for use on heifers.

Dam: Quaker Hill Blackcap OA32

• Low birthweight with good growth in early weeks.

Reg: #18567461

Traits Index

Sourced: American Angus Association (May 2022)

Breed Average

Calving Ease Direct (CED)

Harder

+16%

Easier

Birth Weight EPD (BW)

Heavier

-2.8lbs (-0.45Kgs)

Lighter

Yearling Weight EPD (YW)

Lighter

+93lbs (73.93kgs)

Heavier

Residual Average Daily Gain (RADG)

Less Efficient

+0.22lbs/day (0.145 kgs)

More Efficient

Carcass Weight (EPD)

Lighter

+34lbs (35.38 kgs)

Heavier

Ribeye Area EPD (RE)

Smaller

+0.78 sq inches

Larger

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80

70

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Percentile ranking within North America population

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ABERDEEN ANGUS

ABERDEEN ANGUS

TOFTS ELLAUD ON Ear Tag: UK561998203024

AI Code: AA1671

CALVING EASE

1.5% EX+

GESTATION LENGTH

279 days EX+

CALF QUALITY

VG

COAT COLOUR

EX

Sire: TOFTS TIME ON N110 Dam: KILHAM ELLUMA P578 • From the same ‘stable’ as our most popular bull, Tofts Evergarth. • Easy calving is the hallmark of any bull bred at Tofts. • Ideal for use on heifers. Expect good growth rates and excellent carcase traits.

AVERAGE

GOOD

VERY GOOD

EXCELLENT

• High IMF (intra-muscular fat), top 10% of the breed, transmitted to his offspring, will give a better meateating experience.

PROGENY

EBV: -9.40 ACC: 44%

EBV: 5.55 ACC: 42%

EBV: 0.11 ACC: 43%

EBV: 0.75 ACC: 43%

EBV: 0.02 ACC: 43%

Days to slaughter

Carcase weight

Carcase infromation

Carcase fat class

Average daily carcase gain

140

120

100

80

60

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ABERDEEN ANGUS

ABERDEEN ANGUS

BOREWELL ELTON Ear Tag: UK106816101161

AI Code: AA1745

CALVING EASE

1.6% EX+

GESTATION LENGTH

283 days G+

CALF QUALITY

EX

COAT COLOUR

EX

Sire: BOREWELL EMPEROR Dam: BOREWELL ENTICEMENT • Superb calves on Farms born easily and exhibit super growth.

AVERAGE

GOOD

VERY GOOD

EXCELLENT

EBV Carcase Results EBV: -6.63 ACC: 38%

EBV: 6.67 ACC: 36%

EBV: 0.71 ACC: 36%

EBV: -1.08 ACC: 37%

EBV: 0.02 ACC: 37%

Days to slaughter

Carcase weight

Carcase infromation

Carcase fat class

Average daily carcase gain

140

120

100

80

60

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ABERDEEN ANGUS

ABERDEEN ANGUS

WEETON EQUALITY Ear Tag: UK181671 102527

AI Code: AA1758

CALVING EASE

1.7% EX+

GESTATION LENGTH

280 days EX

CALF QUALITY

VG

COAT COLOUR

EX

Sire: QUAKER HILL DEAD CENTRE Dam: WEETON EYRIE • Qualifies for the TESCO integrated beef scheme (TIBS). • VERY Short gestation length. • Light birth weights.

AVERAGE

• +7.4 Eye Muscle.

GOOD

VERY GOOD

EXCELLENT

• +48 Terminal Index. EBV Carcase Results EBV: -4.10 ACC: 33%

EBV: 6.59 ACC: 33%

EBV: 0.72 ACC: 33%

EBV: 0.04 ACC: 33%

EBV: 0.02 ACC: 33%

Days to slaughter

Carcase weight

Carcase infromation

Carcase fat class

Average daily carcase gain

140

120

100

80

60

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ABERDEEN ANGUS

ABERDEEN ANGUS

HW MAIN MAN Ear Tag: UK546977502686

AI Code: AA1756

CALVING EASE

1.7% EX+

GESTATION LENGTH

282 days VG

CALF QUALITY

EX

COAT COLOUR

EX

Sire: NETHERTON KRACKER P970 Dam: HW MERRY MISSIE P427 • Superb calves on farms born easily and exhibit super growth. • Breed leading carcase traits.

AVERAGE

GOOD

VERY GOOD

EXCELLENT

EBV Carcase Results EBV: -27.16 ACC: 49%

EBV: 3.24 ACC: 47%

EBV: 0.41 ACC: 48%

EBV: 0.50 ACC: 48%

EBV: 0.03 ACC: 48%

Days to slaughter

Carcase weight

Carcase infromation

Carcase fat class

Average daily carcase gain

140

120

100

80

60

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YEARSLEY EURO ENSIGN Ear Tag: UK120988300380 AI Code: AA1881 Sire: RAWBURN MAKKA PAKKA Dam: RAWBURN ELLEN ERICA

N EW LL U B

ABERDEEN ANGUS

ABERDEEN ANGUS

EBV Carcase Results EBV: -14.95 ACC: 52%

EBV: 11.09 ACC: 51%

EBV: -0.37 ACC: 51%

EBV: 0.77 ACC: 51%

EBV: 0.04 ACC: 51%

• A very modern Angus sire with an impeccable pedigree. • Expect calving ease from this Makka Pakka son.

140

• Progeny will have incredible Growth and Carcase traits.

120

100

UNDER SURVEY

80

60 Days to slaughter

Carcase weight

Carcase infromation

Carcase fat class

Average daily carcase gain

ABERDEEN ANGUS

MORPHEUS KODIAK Ear Tag: UK173454400068 AI Code: AA1808 Sire: HF ALCATRAZ Dam: THE MOSS KRISPY GIRL • Purchased for 12,000 gns Stirling bull sales 2022.

EW

N LL

U

B

• A unique pedigree appeal to commercial and pedigree breeders. • Expect calves to be born easily.

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UNDER SURVEY

• Ideal for dairy farmers supplying Tesco Integrated Beef Scheme.


BUITELAAR SCHEME In response to increasing consumer demand for high quality, sustainably sourced beef, Buitelaar created the Longhorn Scheme. Qualifying herds offers dairy farmers: • Naturally easy calving • Short gestation • Spritely, vibrant calves • TB calf collection assurance • Peace of mind • Premium prices • Commercial security

Speak to your local genetic consultant for more details!

LONGHORN

LONGHORN

LONGHORN

POINTER EVENING ALL Ear Tag: UK292814200030 AI Code: LH0917 Sire: ABERDEEN NIK Dam: GORSE WINNIE • Easy calving bloodlines. • Stylish bull that produces progeny which suit the supply chain requirements. CALVING EASE

2.2% VG+

GESTATION LENGTH

282 days VG

CALF QUALITY

EX

COAT COLOUR

EX Chocolate Brown with White markings

AVERAGE

• Bred and designed with the Buitelaar beef scheme in mind – use with confidence. • A new generation of modern Longhorn, with muscle and growth assured.

GOOD

VERY GOOD

EXCELLENT

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LONGHORN

LONGHORN

GALE FARM SHETLAND Ear Tag: UK188403600022 AI Code: LH0915 Sire: RAINCLIFFE HARRY Dam: WELLHEAD KIR ROYALE • First calves are very easily born and exhibit good growth. • Suitable for the Buitelaar scheme. • Calves with a guaranteed end price. CALVING EASE

1.9% EX

GESTATION LENGTH

281 days VG+

CALF QUALITY

G+

COAT COLOUR

EX Chocolate Brown with White markings

AVERAGE

GOOD

VERY GOOD

EXCELLENT

LONGHORN

FISHWICK UTMOST Ear Tag: UK560103301384 AI Code: LH0915 Sire: HERONBROOK NED KELLY Dam: CROC MHOR MARIGOLD 2nd • Fishwick Utmost joins the team as an elite new sire.

EW N LL

U

B

• We expect calving ease to be a trademark with Utmost. • The Fishwick herd is viewed by many as one of the Premier herds in the UK.

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TOMSCHOICE LEXICON Ear Tag: UK124148100356 AI Code: LN2673 Sire: KAPRICO ERAVELLE Dam: TOMSCHOICE Icon • One of the easiest calving Limousin sires currently in AI. • Sired by the short gestation and easy calving bull KAPRICO ERAVELLE. • Farmers UK-wide loving these Lexicon calves that make premium prices.

CALVING EASE

2.2% VG+

GESTATION LENGTH

282 days VG

CALF QUALITY

EX+

COAT COLOUR

EX Red Brown

AVERAGE

LIMOUSIN

LIMOUSIN

GOOD

VERY GOOD

EXCELLENT

LIMOUSIN

FIELDSTONS NITRAM Ear Tag: UK140653501387 AI Code: LN2761 Sire: Goldies Jazz Dam: Fieldson Foxy • The Goldies Jazz son with the easy calving pedigree. • Length, muscle and incredible growth.

CALVING EASE

1.6% EX+

GESTATION LENGTH

284 days GD

CALF QUALITY

EX+

COAT COLOUR

EX Light

AVERAGE

• Use to produce calves to sell at a young age or grow on into any supply chain.

GOOD

VERY GOOD

EXCELLENT

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TOMSCHOICE POSEIDON Ear Tag: UK124148400541 AI Code: LN2968 Sire: KAPRICO ERAVELLE Dam: TOMSCHOICE MAGNOLIA • Poseidon is another Eravelle son with incredible calving data and short gestation as a given.

N EW

• Expect small calves at birth that grow fast.

LL U B

LIMOUSIN & SHORTHORN

LIMOUSIN

• The hot new Limousin sire of 2022 Contains two copies of the F94L ‘Profit’ gene.

UNDER SURVEY

SHORTHORN

CASTLEMONT KUBOTA Ear Tag: UK933004744686 AI Code: BS0786 Sire: Elliot Matrix Dam: Castlemount Zulu Zoe 2 • Kubota is the Elliot Matrix son producing strong calves that will thrive. • Popular for Shorthorn beef schemes, premiums may be available on calves.

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CALVING EASE

3.3% AV+

GESTATION LENGTH

285 days AV+

CALF QUALITY

EX+

COAT COLOUR

G+ Roan

AVERAGE

GOOD

VERY GOOD

EXCELLENT


DERRYCALLAGHAN ERNEST 13 Ear Tag: UK948371303354 AI Code: SG1210 Sire: Kilbride Farm Newry Dam: Derrycallaghan Beauty 10 • Suitable for commercial dairy farmers and pedigree breeders. • Stamps dark coloured progeny that are born easily. • Progeny making significant premiums at auction. CALVING EASE

2% EX

GESTATION LENGTH

285 days AV+

CALF QUALITY

EX

SIMMENTAL

SIMMENTAL

EBV Carcase Results EBV: -11.66 ACC: 68%

EBV: 15.62 ACC: 65%

EBV: 0.07 ACC: 66%

EBV: -0.24 ACC: 66%

EBV: 0.04 ACC: 67%

Days to slaughter

Carcase weight

Carcase infromation

Carcase fat class

Average daily

140

120

100

COAT COLOUR

VG+ Dark 80 AVERAGE

GOOD

VERY GOOD

EXCELLENT

60

SIMMENTAL

VALE ROYAL HAMISH Ear Tag: UK177026600011 AI Code: SG1277 Sire: Sowenna Aristocrat Dam: Vale Royal Annie • Full calving survey completed. The easiest calving Simmental in the Semex team. • Expect lighter coloured calves. • Excellent growth and carcase traits make this a winner for supply chain partners.

CALVING EASE

1.6% EX+

GESTATION LENGTH

284 days G

CALF QUALITY

EX+

COAT COLOUR

VG Light

AVERAGE

GOOD

VERY GOOD

EXCELLENT

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HEREFORD

HEREFORD

MORALEE 1 PANDA Ear Tag: UK114914100060 AI Code: H9337 Sire: SMH King Size 87K Dam: Moralee 1 Kylie • Calving ease on dairy cows is assured. • This is no ordinary Hereford sire expect incredible growth and muscle development. • Top 1% of the breed on all growth traits, eye muscle area and retail beef yields.

CALVING EASE

3% G

GESTATION LENGTH

282 VG

CALF QUALITY

EX+

COAT COLOUR

VG Dark/Black

AVERAGE

• Supply chain favourite to attract premium prices.

GOOD

VERY GOOD

EXCELLENT

HEREFORD

MOORSIDE 1 SANTANA Ear Tag: UK185962500109 AI Code: H9259 Sire: SQUARE-D TORTUGA 953T Dam: ROMANY 1 DAWN • Moorside 1 Santana is from the Tortuga line noted for calving ease. • Expect small calves that grow well and are thrifty.

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CALVING EASE

1.8% EX+

GESTATION LENGTH

280 days EX

CALF QUALITY

VG

COAT COLOUR

VG

AVERAGE

• These Hereford calves will fit all supply chain requirements.

GOOD

VERY GOOD

EXCELLENT


DURACEL Ear Tag: FR4241326099 AI Code: CH3999 Sire: Ucello Dam: Baybie • Easy Calving French Charolais. • High demand for Charolais calves from the dairy herd. • Ideal for selling at a young age. CALVING EASE

1.7% VG

GESTATION LENGTH

286 days AV

CALF QUALITY

EX+

COAT COLOUR

EX Grey

AVERAGE

CHAROLAIS

CHAROLAIS

• Not for pedigree use.

GOOD

VERY GOOD

EXCELLENT

CHAROLAIS

MILLBRIDGE PEDRO Ear Tag: UK100866100118 AI Code: CH4008 Sire: NORTHHOUSE MCCOIST Dam: BLELACK FLOWER • A British Charolais aiming to regain market share for the breed. • Use on cows only. • Expect market leading prices for Pedro progeny. CALVING EASE

3.1% AV

GESTATION LENGTH

286 days AV

CALF QUALITY

EX

COAT COLOUR

EX

AVERAGE

GOOD

VERY GOOD

EXCELLENT

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BLONDE D’AUITAINE

BLONDE D’AQUITAINE

WHISTLEY BELL Ear Tag: UK322828700318 AI Code: BL1021 Sire: Ulysse Dam: Whistley Nella • A modern Blonde bull producing small calves. • Ideal for cows and heifers. • Strong maternal traits, suitable for keeping heifer calves to rear. CALVING EASE

1.7% EX+

GESTATION LENGTH

286 days AV

CALF QUALITY

VG

COAT COLOUR

EX Mixed

AVERAGE

GOOD

VERY GOOD

EXCELLENT

BLONDE D’AQUITAINE

EXMOOR POLYNICES Ear Tag: UK352747400016 AI Code: BL1133 Sire: Rupari Joiner D’Poll Dam: Doncombe Jocasta • A unique offering Polled blonde bull from an incredible bloodline. • We expect a bull that can be used on heifers and cows. • Polynices is a very smart young bull that will stamp his progeny.

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AUR DU YOGI BEAR Ear Tag: UK311677400035 AI Code: WB1052 Sire: Machreth Bedwry 5th Dam: Llainshed Memi 3rd • The new Welsh Black with supreme fertility. • Use on heifers or cows with no reported problems.

CALVING EASE

1.4% EX+

GESTATION LENGTH

286 days AV

CALF QUALITY

EX+

COAT COLOUR

EX Grey

AVERAGE

• YOGI BEAR is the easiest calving beef sire in the Semex beef catalogue.

GOOD

VERY GOOD

WELSH BLACK

WELSH BLACK

EXCELLENT

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