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WillowDell Fancy 444 SUP 92

• Focus on Fairdale Jerseys • Sydney Show Results • Youth Profile & Much More....

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MENTOR daughter (left) & FLOWERPOWER daughter

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Volume 58 No. 13 — June July 2007

CONTENTS Behind the Scenes PO BOX 292, ASCOT VALE, VIC 3032 Telephone: (03) 9370 9105 Fax: (03) 9370 9116 Email: Compiling Editor: Scott Joynson Designed and Printed by: Numurkah Leader (03) 5862 1034 Email:

New South Wales

State Secretary - Milton Johnston Phone: (02) 6552 5915 Fax: (02) 6552 5915


Genetic Technologies & Jersey Austustralia form an Alliance


Youth Profile


Accurate Oestrus Detection easier now than ever 6

Sales Wrap Up


Sydney Show


Russian Delegation checks out Aussie Genes 20 Fairdale Jerseys faring well on the NSW north coast 21 Glenfern Jerseys End of an Era

Greater Emphasis on type needed



Alta ABV Highlights


Dairy Youth camp promotes careers in farming 26

Goulburn Murray Jersey Breeders Club


Burra Foods start dairy youth sponsorship drive 27

Nutrient Loss lessons for dairying



State Secretary - Diane Reeves Phone: (07) 5485 4585 Work: (07) 3221 3182 Fax: (07) 5485 4575 Email:


State Secretary - Megan March 14 Murray Dve Murray Bridge SA 5253 Phone: (08) 8531 3803 Fax: (08) 8531 3804 Email:


State Secretary - Max McCormack PO Box 1258 Devonport TAS 7310 Phone: (03) 6424 1250 Mobile: 0409 252 232 Email:


Executive Offier - Scott Joynson 79 Munro Street Ascot Vale VIC 3032 Phone: (03) 9370 9105 BH Fax: (03) 9370 9116 Genetic Recovery Officers Karin Couch (Western Districts) Phone: (03) 5566 5612 Margaret Cockerell (Northern Vic) Phone: 0407 641 132 (03) 5864 1133 Barry Monson (03) 5625 3176 or 0429 343 903

WESTERN AUSTRALIA State Secretary - Kay Peek Phone: (08) 9313 2145 Fax: (08) 9313 3380

Opinions expressed in The Australian Jersey Journal are not necessarily those of the Australian Jersey Breeders Society Federal Council Inc. or Compiling Editor, and no responsibility whatsoever is taken for their authenticity. While every effort will be made to publish advertisements as ordered, no responsibility is taken for the failure of an advertisement to appear as ordered.


Cover Proudly Presents WILLOWDELL FANCY 444 SUP. 92

Supreme Cow, Supreme Udder, Toowoomba 2007 Supreme Exhibit of Show Sire - Highland Duncan Lester Since arriving at Ardylbar Fancy has been a huge part of our show team. Brisbane 2002 - Intermediate Champion Jersey Heifer Challenge 2005 - Overall Champion winning the Darling Downs Great Northern NSW/QLD on farm challenge. Brisbane 2005 - Lead Cow in the Supreme group of 3 Cows. Toowoomba 2006 - Champion Jersey Cow and Best Udder Supreme Cow, Udder, Supreme Exibit of Show.

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Editorial & Advertising to: Scott Joynson PO Box 292, Ascot Vale VICTORIA 3032 Ph. (03) 9370 9105 Fax. (03) 9370 9116 Email: JerseyJournal June/July 2007 —


behindthescenes Change is definitely in the air and hopes are up that the soaking rain that has quenched much of South Eastern Australia provides a platform for a cracking Spring. The AJBS organization moves closer to the much talked about Jersey Australia structure with AJBS Federal Council making final changes to the new constitution at the Gympie, Queensland meeting early May. Members are advised that Rule 10 Show Ethics has a new point: (6) The owner/lessee will be held responsible for any breach of the show ethic rules. Federal Council hopes this rule change will encourage members to consider the consequences of appointing a professional fitter who might chose to test the well documented rules. Since going national, the Production Awards (which will be listed in next issue) have caused some confusion amongst members with regard to the categories printed on the application form. Federal Council has made changes to next year’s award application stating that members will need to substantiate that at least 5 herd test samples have been taken during a maximum of 305 day lactation. The section for individual animal awards has also been clarified further with Federal Council recognising 24 – 35 Months or under as a 2 year old, 36 – 47 Months 3 year old and 48 – 59 Months is regarded a Mature Cow. Federal Council recognises the workload undertaken each year by our classification panel and seeks to encourage individuals to join our well respected team. Currently, the panel is training two new members and seeks to find other new faces to bolster our ranks. If you or you know of someone who might like to try out please contact Jersey House. The Jersey Journal remains in house with new designers Numurkah Leader appointed to produce the magazine for at least the next 12 months. Federal Council considered a number of outside submissions and also the possibility of

teaming up the publication with other industry magazines before the majority favoured retaining the current format at least until the organisation moves to the new national structure. Members will also note that a small increase in advertising rates was approved during the May 2007 meeting as was the offer that any Journal advertiser can have their page reproduced in poster format (at a cost of $100 above usual page fee) which will be displayed at the ringside Jersey site during IDW 2008. Contact the office for further information or indeed to place an advertisement. Finally, the AJBS Victorian Branch AGM was hosted by the Northern District Jersey Breeders Club during the last week of May and a more detailed report will appear next issue. However, it would be amiss of me not to mention what a wonderful three day event the club provided. Great speakers, excellent farm visits, rain and a sale that averaged in excess of $2300 per head. Congratulations to all involved, I personally felt a real glimmer of ‘we’ve bounced off the bottom’ as all who attended the event left with the message there’s a good year ahead. ADVERTISING RATES (Including -GST) Effective 1st July 2007 Member: 6 issues Full page B&W $235.95 1 /2 page B&W $157.41 1 /4 page B&W $108.90 Business Card B&W $79.86 A4 Flyer insertion in Journal Advertorial Copy over 1 /2pg Sale Catalogue insertion Back Cover color Inside Back cover color Inside Front cover color Front Cover color Body page color

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Federal Council President: Milton Johnston 118 Edinburgh Drive, Taree, NSW 2430 Telephone: (02) 6552 5915 Queensland Delegate: Graham Hoey 77 Warner Street, Warwick QLD 4370 Telephone: (07) 4661 4157 Vice President & Western Australian Delegate: Don Fry Mitchell Rd, Benger, WA Telephone: (08) 9726 9226


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Hon.Treasurer & South Australian Delegate: Peter Ness PO Box 93, Mt Compass, SA 5210 Telephone: (08) 8556 8270 Secretary: Scott Joynson PO Box 292, Ascot Vale,Vic 3032 Telephone: (03) 9370 9105 Tasmanian Delegate: Warren Dudfield 437 Nunns Road, Elliot, Tas 7325 Telephone: (03) 6438 1298

Victorian Delegates: Trevor Saunders 495 Araluen Rd, Yarragon 3823 Telephone: (03) 5626 6373 Peter Farrell 605 Lemnos Road, Congupna,Vic 3633 Telephone: (03) 5829 9354 AJBS Website:

Genetic Technologies and Jersey Australia form an alliance Genetic Technologies Limited (GTG) and Jersey Australia (JA) together take pleasure in announcing an agreement whereby GTG work with JA to provide DNA services to its members. GTG is an ASX-listed and NASDAQlisted biotechnology company that specialises in genetics and genomics. Headquartered in Melbourne, GTG is Australia’s largest accredited paternity laboratory and is Australia’s only private, accredited forensic DNA testing facility. With over 25 years experience and expertise, GTG also provides a comprehensive suite of genetic tests including human genetic disease susceptibility testing; livestock pedigree, trace-back and animal traits; dog pedigree and genetic diseases; plant and aquaculture profiling.

GTG also currently supports research programs that provide an investment in new intellectual property capable of generating licensing revenue and development of new genetic tests to expand commercial genetic testing services.

GTG will provide technical expertise and transfer to its members. DNA will now provide JA members the most advanced, enduring and accurate method of identifying stock for product assurance and traceback as well as pedigree assignment and verification used to register members elite stock on the national Herdbook.

With this agreement, the JA signals a long term plan to update, improve and expand its capabilities to identify stock and verify animal pedigrees. This will also create a database of animal DNA profiles. Accuracy tracing animal pedigrees is expected to assist breeders with future genetic improvements and development of the breed.

For additional information please contact – Jersey House or Dr Tom Watson, Business Development Manager (03) 9415 1135

These services are expected to include, but may not be limited to, DNA profiling and parentage verification as well access to specific trait testing as trait tests become available. In addition,

Blood sample cards for long term storage and future testing.

CONGRATULATIONS A belated congratulations to Luke & Melanie Wallace on the arrival (Easter Sunday night, 8th April at 6.12pm.) of

Samuel James Wallace

Samuel ,weighed in at 3760 grams or 8lb 5oz in the old scale, arrived after a straight forward labour. Sources claim Samuel is the image of his big brother Henry and is doing really well, as is Melanie.

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Simple to use, Easy to see Heat Detection. Take advantage of mounting evidence to determine optimum joining time. Reproduction programmes are a critical component of any dairy operation. Several factors influence success, but none require more attention than heat or oestrus detection. Detecting a cow in standing heat will increase the probability that she will be joined at the optimum time, improving conception rates and profitability. ESTROTECT Heat Detectors are designed to indicate when cows are in standing heat, in contrast to only showing when a cow has been mounted once for two or three seconds. ESTROTECT Heat Detectors are self-adhesive, simple to use and highly effective. And they only need to be applied once per heat cycle. Featuring simple ‘scratch-off’ technology for superior results, they are available in four fluorescent colours. A reliable management tool for artificial breeding programmes, recipients and donors, as well as natural breeding programmes, which minimises ‘false positives’.

After 3 – 5 mountings.

✔ Easily visible in low light - avoid missing cows on heat

✔ Indicates best time for insemination to improve conception rates

✔ Clean and simple to apply - no glue on your hands, or your clothes, or the cow

✔ Robust and reliable – withstands multiple mountings

✔ Available in four fluorescent colours: Red/Orange, Green, Blue & Fuchsia

After more than 5 mountings.

✔ Stays in place for 6 weeks or longer when properly applied

Available from your herd improvement supplier or contact Genetics Australia.

Freecall: 1800 039 047 4

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✔ Differentiates between standing heat and when a cow is mounted briefly

After single mounting.


Jersey Breeders Club in conjunction with their 2005 AGM. Emma was lucky enough to get a ‘Megastar’ daughter out of Shirley!!


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The Castles have two farms at the moment, split into one running Jerseys and the other with Holsteins. They milk 250 Holsteins and 150 Jerseys at their peek. The Jersey farm is 200 acres with a 10 aside swing over shed and the Holstein farm is 360 acres with an 18 aside swing over shed. Both their farms are situated on Grays Road in Mardan, about ten minutes out of Leongatha. One day Emma would love to achieve an IDW championship, but she thinks she will have to wait a couple of years before that will happen, no doubt with Emma’s dedication and commitment to the Jersey breed she will achieve this dream! Anyway Emma doesn’t think it hurts to dream…

Emma Castles Age: 14 Location: Mardan, South Gippsland - Victoria

By Tanya Privitera Emma started at Comboyne then to Wauchope in NSW before moving to Mardan. Emma is currently studying Year 9 at Leongatha Secondary College. Emma is the youngest out of three children. Her older brother Beavan is doing an apprenticeship at home on the farm. Emma’s older sister Vanessa is in her first year at University in Melbourne. Emma’s parents are Peter and Carol. Emma’s hobbies are showing Cows and playing Tennis. She used to show Chooks with her Uncle Kevin and Aunty Heather at Comboyne. In 2006 Emma won the coveted Gippsland Dairy Youth ‘Rising Star’ award. She was chosen out of a field of talented local Gippslanders! The committee of Gippsland Dairy Youth selected Emma as the winner after watching her throughout the year at local shows / farm walks and particularly the Gippsland Dairy Youth All Breeds Youth Show held at Warragul yearly. She has also won ‘Excellence’ Awards at School. Emma won Reserve Champion cow at the Gippsland Dairy Youth All Breeds Show in 2006 and Supreme Champion Jersey at Korumburra show in 2007. She also won Reserve Supreme Jersey at Leongatha show in 2007 all of these awards have been with the powerful partnership of Emma and her Cow “Kingsvale Bomber Shirley”. Emma has a number of favourites but upon cutting it down to one, it would defiantly be “Kingsvale Bomber Shirley” who was bought for her at the ‘Sure Bet’ sale at Stony Creek, hosted by South Gippsland

Emma has grown up on a Dairy Farm and has always shown a keen interest in Dairying, she has always tried to help as best she can. Emma used to show at Comboyne but since moving she has shown mainly at local shows which include: Leongatha, Korumburra, Wonthaggi and Gippsland Dairy Youths All Breed Show in Warragul. This year she is hoping to go to the Royal Melbourne Show and IDW. Emma owns 7 registered Jerseys and about 20 grade Jerseys. She also has two bulls, one registered Jersey and the other being a Holstein. Emma feels she has learnt most of her skills at home on the farm off her Mum and Dad. She also thinks that the advice she has received from Stu Mackie, Tanya Privitera (Allan) and Cam Bawden have contributed to the skills she has developed. Emma wants a successful dairy stud and would love to continue breeding better genetics into her herd. Asked ‘who do you have to thank for your start in the dairy industry?’ Emma replies ‘That would probably be my Mum and Dad as they boughtme my first cow and a lot more since then’, she added her parents have also helped her understand the serious side of the industry. I like Jerseys because they are much easier to handle than Holsteins as they aren’t as big and as stubborn (most of the time!!!!). You can pretty much do anything with them, their big brown eyes are very hard to resist!! ‘What do you think is the major challenge facing youth in the dairy industry?’ ‘That would be the cost of everything to get started in the industry, without help from family I think it would probably be impossible.’ JerseyJournal June/July 2007 — 5

ACCURATE OESTRUS DETECTION EASIER NOW THAN EVER By Chris Dingle Breeding programmes are a critical component of any dairy or beef operation, and no other factor requires more attention than accurate oestrus detection. Farmers can now take advantage of the heat detection product which will reliably differentiate between standing heat and when a cow is just mounted briefly. Estrotect Heat Detectors, distributed by Genetics Australia, are designed to accurately indicate when cows are in standing heat, to increase the probability of joining at the optimum time. This will assist in improving conception rates and profitability. No luck needed with this scratchie The detectors feature simple ‘scratch-off’ technology. More and more of the silver surface is removed by friction each time a cow or heifer is mounted. When more of the fluorescent colour indicator is visible than the silver scratch-off surface, the closer the cow is to standing heat. Some other detectors are activated by a single mount, sometimes for as little as a few seconds. Because of the way they operate, Estrotect Heat Detectors are robust and reliable, manufactured to withstand multiple mountings. Importantly, the product will minimise ‘false positives’, to reduce time-wasting and unsuccessful inseminations. No glue on your hands or your clothes Lyn Kirkham, merchandise co-ordinator with Genetics Australia, says that the Estrotect is simple to apply to the cow, and easy to see in the paddock, or the yards. “You just need to brush and clean the area on the cow, peel the detector off the backing sheet and press it firmly onto the cow, between the hip and tail head. There’s no messing about with glues, and they only need to be applied once in each heat cycle. “The adhesive is activated by heat, so they need to be stored at around human body temperature when they’re about to be applied. Most farmers 6 — JerseyJournal June/July 2007

that I know who use them, just slip the sheets inside their shirt while they’re getting the cows or heifers ready. “They’ll stay in place for about six weeks and they are very easy to see whether the cow has been mounted often or just the once.” Estrotect Heat Detectors are available in a range of four fluorescent colours – red/orange, blue, green and fuchsia, which makes them easily visible in low light. More information on Estrotect Heat Detectors is available from Genetics Australia on freecall 1800 039 047.

Greater Emphasis on type needed By Jim Lindsay The possible creation of an alternative selection index for Australian dairy sires was given the “thumbs up” by Semex Alliance Jersey Program Coordinator, Alan Bryson, who visited Australia recently. Mr Bryson, who has an indepth knowledge of the worldrenowned Canadian genetic evaluation system, was a key speaker at the inaugural Australian Protein Breeds Expo in Warrnambool held earlier this month. “In Canada, we emphasise a more balanced approach to production, type, health and management traits, and I believe the Holstein and Jersey breeds in Australia are looking at an alternative index,” he said. “The Holstein breed’s suggested alternative index has weightings of 50, 35 and 15 percent for production, type and fitness traits, respectively, whereas the Jersey breed is looking at weightings of 60, 35 and five percent. “The difference in weightings is a result of the Jersey breed’s higher fertility level. This is a trait the Holstein breed needs to work on and that’s why it will most likely have a higher emphasis.” Mr Bryson’s presentation at the Protein Breeds Expo received a positive response. “People who are already thinking along these lines appreciated the information I presented about how the Canadian system works and how it could be applied in Australia,”

he said. “I presented tables which showed how Holstein and Jersey breeds would be re-ranked under the different system. For example, Bushlea Brook Biestar, who is currently ranked no 25 on the APR list, would come in the top five in the new listing and several breeders commented that this made quite a bit of sense based on their experience.” Mr Bryson, who visited several dairy farms as well as the Sydney Royal Easter Show during his time in Australia, said he was impressed by the production and strength of the Jersey cows he inspected. “I’ve seen some exceptional cows here and the fact that they’re producing about 4,800 litres under pasture-based production systems, where they have to walk and have to work, gives you the opportunity to see their ability,” he said. “There seems to be a little less strength in the Jerseys here than in Canada, which is a reflection of the different bloodlines which have been used. I see a lot of influence from American bloodlines. “Some Australian breeders have told me that after more than two generations of selecting for production, they were beginning to have udder and health problems. While we cannot ignore production, we must also look for those bulls that will help us improve overall type. “Cows won’t be able to support high production if they don’t have the physiological structure that

high production demands. And in the long run, this will have an influence on overall reproduction efficiencies.” Mr Bryson said the U.S. has steadily reduced the production weighting in its selection index from 77% in 1998 to 60% in 2006. “They realised that they need to protect their udders and their cows need to have a certain amount of strength,” he said. “The vast majority of the major exporting countries now put a weighting of between 15% and 35% on conformation. That’s a sure indication that most breeders realise that we need to put a certain amount of importance on conformation. “Production is important because we sell milk – but we make the most money when we sell milk lactation after lactation after lactation. To last in a herd, a cow has to be healthy, have a quality udder, be able to breed and be able to sustain high production – and this comes back to conformation and management traits.” Mr Bryson said the growing emphasis on conformation suited Semex and its “balanced breeding” philosophy. “Semex has never been in a better position,” he said. “We’ve built our philosophy and reputation around breeding animals that deliver a balance of high production, superior type and easy management in order to maximise lifetime profitability. “Sales of our Jersey sires have increased by about 50% this year. JerseyJournal June/July 2007 —


Some of this can be attributed to the success of Rock Ella Perimiter throughout the world. Three of his sons are number one in their respective countries – Hollylane Lilibet’s Legacy in Canada, Sunset Canyon RP Militia in USA and Kaarmona Valerian in Australia. “Last year, Semex acquired another American bull, BW Country, which is ranked number two in the US for type. We’re also supporting programs coming out of Australia, so we’ve become a much more international company in terms of the products we offer.” Mr Bryson foresees rapid growth and development in the Semex Alliance Jersey program. “We are already conducting programs in Canada, USA, Australia and NZ simply to ensure we can offer a range of quality products to our customers, wherever they are,” he said.

“This means not only offering the best genetics, but making sure each sire has a highly-reliable proof in their first crop. Semex has a huge commitment to offer the best information possible on all the bulls we have in service.” Mr Bryson had a few tips for breeders looking to supply young bulls to artificial breeding organisations. “Firstly, choose a top cow family that would spark interest at the artificial breeding company, with repeatability and multiple generations of superior females,” he said. “Secondly, document all you can about that cow family and pass this on to the breeding company. Thirdly, the sires of the young bulls should be modern and reflect the selection philosophy of the breeding company. “And finally, be patient! We can only sample a certain number of sons per year globally. You have

to continually work on the cow family and use the right bulls until you identify an individual that has considerable genetic potential.” While in Australia, Mr Bryson inspected a number of Biestar daughters, which were now approaching their third calving, and said they were even better than he had expected. “They have super udders, high retention rates as they approach their third lactation – a sign of longevity – and more strength than their herd mates,” he said. “I’m really, really impressed.” Semex Pty Ltd is the exclusive Australian distributor of livestock genetics marketed by the Semex Alliance. Although traditionally associated with Canadian genetics, Semex has conducted progeny testing programs in USA, Europe and Australia for more than a decade, and more recently, New Zealand.

Alta ABV Highlights: AltaMEGASTAR – up again! The latest May ABV release has been good once again for AltaMegastar. In the February and May proofs, the first of Megastar’s second crop data has lifted the bull from 84 APR to 97 APR in February, and now 100 APR. Megastar is now the #1 type second crop bull in the top 20 rankings. AltaWHISKEY This popular Australian bull added just one daughter (now 95) and moved down two APR points to 104 APR. AltaWhiskey is proving to be an exceptional fertility bull and is also highly rated for Daughter Fertility in Australia. PROVEN SIRE HIGHLIGHTS 122JE5198 ABE – Ahlem Lemvig Abe-ET (Lemvig x EX91 Skyline).


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ABE is a continual JPITM powerhouse that has ranked in the top three for JPITM for eight consecutive proof runs after debuting at #6 in February 2005. He offers an unparalleled amount of consistency and provides results that you can count on. What makes Abe unique is his combination of extremely high production and superior component levels. He has been repeatedly the top ranked sire for pounds of protein. Combine this leading production with low EFI, high reliability and high fertility and Abe becomes a bull you can rely on. Daughters are long-lived and mature out to be excellent brood cows that perform very well in a variety of environments. 11JE0774 QUE – MS Quest 459E (Fanclub x EX93 Alf) QUE is the #6 JPITM sire on the

active list. He is also a sire that puts together a winning combination of high milk yields and component levels being a fat specialist. His high levels of production come with low SCS and trouble free cows. Que’s flat boned daughters are angular about the front and carry a well attached mammary system. Limited inventories. Website 21st Century Genetics now has a new website, which contains all the new Australian and International proof data at – au. For further information contact 21st Century Genetics. Tel: (03) 9330 3444, fax: (03) 9330 3144, email:, web:

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Goulburn Murray Jersey Breeders Club President: Dick Scoones (03)58641205 Secretary: Brad Adams (03)58745388 Goulburn Murray Jersey Breeder Club recently held their annual calf day at the Numurkah Showgrounds details of the results are available on the Jersey website ( The GMJBC leads the way in semen and insurance rebates through Jersey Marketing Service and Great Southern Challenge results at club level. The GMJBC would like to thank all exhibitors and sponsors: ABS Australia, Agri-gene, Altagenetics, Jersey Australia, Bos Trading, Brennans Veterinary Services, Cobram Rural Supplies, Genetics Australia, Katamatite Hotel, Katunga Farm Supplies, Katunga Lucerne Mill, Landmark Numurkah, Murray Goulburn Trading Numurkah, Semex, Waaia Hotel, Bendigo Bank Numurkah, Campbells Cash & Carry Shepparton, Huon AB, and Ridley Agriproducts. A big thank you to Darren Hourigan who judged this year’s event, a job well done! And to the organising committee of the calf day another great effort. This year’s event saw not only Jerseys, but Holstein and Illawarras promoting and teaching the younger generation the art of showing. If you live in the Goulburn - Murray region and are not a member of GMJBC now is the time to join this progressive club. New members always welcome. Advertising space available on this page only costs $13 per issue so get yourself or your club involved.

YENOLAM JERSEYS Neil, Wendy, Dick & Lyla 1119 Boals Rd Numurkah 3636 PH(03)58641064 Fax(03)58641025

YALCARA JERSEYS Peter & Lyn Sprunt RMB 2790 Katunga 3640 (03)58732583

LOXLEIGH JERSEYS Geoff Akers (03)58298478 Victoria Rd Tallygaroopna 3634

GANBEER JERSEYS Gordon & Robyn Gilmour RMB 1072 Waaia 3637 (03)58641096

JOBRILAN JERSEYS Peter & Agnes Nolan RMB 2345 Orams Rd Numurkah 3636 (03)58641193

KAARMONA JERSEYS Graeme & Robyn, Rohan & Claire Sprunt 228 & 235 Kaarimba Hall Rd Kaarimba 3635. (03)58732583

GLENARRON JERSEYS Ron, Glenyss & Grant Baker 14 Hutchin Lane Katunga (03)58646246

HOMELANDS JERSEYS Phil Hentschke & Warren Schutz 142 Youanmite Rd Invergordon 3636 (03)58655171

BERNBRAE JERSEYS McMillan Family Hawkers Rd Nathalia 3636 (03)58641303

BRUNETTA JERSEYS David & Annie Van Popering RMB 4036 Numurkah 3636 (03)58655315

VAMOS JERSEYS Kelly & Warren Barnett Amaroo Park Solly Rd Mathoura 2710 (03)58843421

DELREA JERSEYS Phillip & Fiona Delai 610 Katandra Main Rd Katandra West 3634 03 5828 3308

GRAGLEN JERSEYS Graham, Glenys, Tim & Jon Pearce Kerrs Rd Tallygaroopna 3634 (03)58298334

KADDY JERSEYS Andrew Younger (03)58298352 50 Zeerust School Rd Zeerust 3634

WARRAIN JERSEYS John & Margaret Cockerell 1219 Rendells Rd Numurkah 3636 warrainjerseys@mcmedia. (03)58641133

WAIANIWA JERSEYS Lindsay Hamilton 1045 Hawkers Rd Nathalia 3636 (03)58641380

EARLDENE JERSEYS Dick & Barb Scoones 2720 Rendells Rd Numurkah 3636 (03)58641205

GENTEEL JERSEYS Brad Adams (03)58745388 553B Mywee/Koonoomoo Rd Strathmerton 3641

GLENFERN JERSEYS Peter & Bev Farrell 605 Lemnos Nth Rd Congupna 3633 (03)58299354


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NUTRIENT LOSS LESSONS FOR DAIRYING by Sue Webster A nation-wide effort to increase the efficient use of nutrients and curb nutrient losses from Australian dairy farms could prevent consumer water-quality conflicts before they start, says a visiting US professor. Farmers who improve their nutrient use to best practice could help the industry avoid regulations, said Professor Quirine Ketterings. New York state farmers with excessive soil nutrient levels can be banned from applying fertiliser or dairy effluent, and sometimes have to grow crops for years to remove excess nutrients from the soil, she said.

Accounting for the nutrients going in and out of dairy farms in New York was an effective way of improving nutrient management on farms. Despite differences in manure management between New York and Australia, Prof Ketterings’ research has important implications for nutrient management on Australian dairy farms. The Cornell University professor addressed Australian scientists and Victorian DPI staff over a four-day visit last week that also included a visit to the Pinch family dairy farm at Willow Grove in Gippsland. Her visit was arranged as part

of the recently commenced Accounting for Nutrients* project. She had a message for Australian dairy farmers. “The key solution lies in finding ways to economically increase nutrient use efficiency on farms,” she said. “Also to decrease nutrient imports and increase exports in sales while reducing nutrient loadings to the watersheds. “Knowing a farm’s nutrient balance is one step towards achieving that solution.” The lessons learned from upstate New York dairy farms were gained from stiff anti-pollution laws introduced in 2002 to protect water supplies for New York City.

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Farm s have to qualify for annual permits according to scales determined by the size of the herds, from 200 to 700 cows.

inputs,” she said, adding that feed and fertiliser imported onfarm was responsible for much of the imbalance.

said. “Try to find solutions before you get high levels because it takes many, many years to draw those levels down.”

Farms outside those criteria have to have a permit if they have the capacity to discharge, if they are deemed to be polluting or if they are located in a sensitive watershed.

The industry realised it needed a simple way to collect onfarm information, and so started a measurement project. The researchers found that farms with similar milk outputs had phosphorus application rates that varied by a factor of three, and nitrogen by a factor of six.

The balance of nutrients in and out of the farm depend on many different factors, she explained – ranging from the numbers of animals on the property to the amount of animals, milk and meat exported off it.

“With New York City just downstream, there are some very sensitive watersheds,” Prof Ketterings continued. “Farms that are regulated have to develop a comprehensive annual nutrient management plan which spells out how they will manage their nutrients. “Basically it means keeping clean water clean and treating the dirty water.” Under the rules, farmers are forbidden to have cows in creeks and cannot spread manure closer than 30m from surface water or wells. “One of the things that became very obvious is that the sustainability of our dairy sector in the state of New York is going to depend greatly on our farms’ abilities to protect our air and water from excess nutrients,” she said. It’s not just about stopping run off, but any systematic overuse of nutrients on land.” She said that, as dairy farm productivity has risen, so has the importation of nutrients. “The nutrients exported in milk and animals are much less than the

Soil tests for phosphorus over 20 years for New York state showed that 50% of paddocks tested have high or very high fertility. Prof Ketterings said: “Farmers still have some fields that have low fertility. If we moved the phosphorus to phosphorus-deficient areas, that would help. We need to look at economic ways to more effectively distribute nutrients particularly in manure.” She said: “It’s increasingly understood that when a field has excessive nutrient accumulation, nutrient losses increase and we need to do something. At the moment the only approach in the regulatory structure is to keep extra nutrients off. The farmer can no longer apply any additional phosphorus, meaning no manure and no fertiliser. They’re told: ‘You have to grow what you’re growing without extra nutrients’.” The option is to “grow things down” …several years of cropping the field to draw out the excess nutrients. “You don’t want to go there,” she

Prof Ketterings is Associate Professor, Nutrient Management Spear Program, Cornell University. *Accounting for Nutrients is a national project that will develop a standardised nutrient accounting framework for the Australian dairy industry that will help account for nutrient inputs and outputs and within-farm nutrient movement of nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, sulphur, calcium and magnesium. As part of this project, researchers will measure nutrient inputs, outputs and within

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BREAKOUT The maize maze

Prof Ketterings said some farmers were reluctant to cut back fertiliser applications on the maize they were growing for silage. “We circulated some maizegrowing recommendations,” she said. “Some farmers thought the recommended phosphorus levels were too low,” she sad. “Some claimed that the suggested levels wouldn’t build soil fertility levels. Some argued that their cold soils need more phosphorus while others said that new hybrids meant a need to revise the recommendations. “Lastly, some said they needed phosphorus to increase the ‘quality’ of maize.” Comparative plots were planted and field days held. Attending farmers could find no differences between the high-phosphorus and low-phosphorus plots. “There were no differences in yields, no visual difference and no quality differences,” she said.

farm transfers of nutrients on 50 dairy farms across Australia. Accounting for Nutrients on Australian Dairy Farms is backed by industry stakeholders including Dairy Australia, Dairying for Tomorrow, the Victorian and other state Departments of Primary Industries, Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, GippsDairy, Bega Cheese, Murray Goulburn, the Victorian EPA and various Catchment Management Authorities.




The Meg Family Stonyrun started with the Meg family with the purchase of Avon Road Duncan Fantasy at the 1988 National Heifer Sale in the U.S for the then record price of $13,700. (a record that stood until 2005) Fantasy was a daughter of Top Brass Meg Ex92 and a grand-daughter of an 88 pt Fascinator. As well as Fantasy, Brass Meg bred a full brother in Trader and a half brother Sved Fantasy went on to breed a Boomer Sooner daughter Felicia together with several full brothers, 3 of which returned to active service in AI after initial proof runs, the most notable of these being Stonyrun Sooner Franklin. Sooner Felicia gave us Jazzman together with Lester Megan. Megan bred three Berretta daughters to kick the family off here in Australia. Megan is also the mother of Megamax and CscMistro, grand dam of CscBionic and the GGDam of Moneymaker, (sire of two of the four highest PI cows in the Araluen herd).

Stonyrun Lester Megan 90pts

Avon Road Brass Meg 92pts

Not a family that provides an abundance of heifers as a general rule but the ones we get show amazing individuality of character. We just love them. Stonyrun Aus has representatives by Berretta, All American, Fanclub, Biestar, Flowerpower, Manhatten, Badger and Rebel as part of the current Meg clan. The Meg family is a hard-working family that is capable of breeding industry improving bulls for the Jersey breed.

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SALE WRAP UP: MISTY GLEN JERSEYS A tremendous crowd of interested Jersey Breeders and Dairy enthusiasts attended the inaugural Misty Glen Jersey Sale held on property of the Dibden Family at central Tilba, New South Wales. Also included in the sale were a few select lots that incorporated the annual AJBS NSW State Branch AGM Sale.

Equal top lots of the guest consignments were both from the Wilgo herd of Robert Salway & Family, Cobargo. A milking Jude from a Biestar dam selling at $3000 to A&S Barron and a milking Lester at $3000 to K&M Atkins of Johns River. Leading buyers were Kameruka Estates and J & L Tett of Cobargo.

Sale Top of $3500 was reached twice when Misty Glen Anthonys Daydream, a milking heifer that had won honourable mention Intermediate Champion at the recent Sydney Royal Show, was sold to A & S Barron of Ardylbar, Queensland. Also at the same money was Misty Glen Perimeters Leonie a milking heifer from a Daraway female line sold to Aarron Salway. This same buyer also selected Misty Glen Billabong Altheas at $3100.

Selling agents Elders report the following details: Misty Glen 50 Females average $1746 1 Bull $2500 51 head average $1761 7 Guest consignments averaged $1950 58 Jersey gross $103,450 at an average of $1784

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Sydney Show Results

Brad Snowden, Mittagong, NSW, Callum McPhee, and David Boyd, Finley, NSW, with John Bywater General manger of milk supplies Dairyfarmers, NSW, and the winning pen of 3 at the Interbred judging at Sydney Royal show 2007.

Judge: Mr. David Mayo HEIFER, OVER 6 & NOT OVER 12MTHS. 1. Jamber Jade Lady Robert Wilson 2. Brunchilli R Priscilla 2 S Menzies & H Boyd 3. Parrabel Connection Delight CC & J Cochrane HEIFER, OVER 12 & NOT OVER 18MTHS. 1. Wilgo Justwait Lucy R J Salway 2. Brunchilli Vindi Princess Brunchilli Jerseys 3. Orana Sultan Memory Dr J W Quin HEIFER, OVER 18MTHS AND NOT OVER 2YRS. 1. Orana Hallmark Ilagay 4 Dr J W Quin 2. Foxton Furor Pam R J & S C Brown 3. Brunchilli Jades Girl E.t. Brunchilli Jerseys

HONOURABLE MENTION Jamber Jade Lady Mr R Wilson Sire: Giprat Belles Jade Dam: Miami Elmo Lady FEMALE, OVER 2 AND NOT OVER 3YRS, IN CALF, DRY. 1. Buffel Vale Essc Jess D & L Buckley 2. Orana Hallmark Sunshine2 Dr J W Quin FEMALE, UNDER 2YRS 4 MTHS, IN MILK. 1. Orana Bb Countess Dr J W Quin 2. Orana Kody Opal Dr J W Quin

JUVENILE CHAMPION FEMALE Orana Hallmark Ilagay 4 Dr J W Quin Sire: Ingalala Hallmark Dam: Orana Topprize Ilagay

FEMALE, 2YR 4 MTHS & UNDER 2YRS 8 MTHS, IN MILK. 1. Brunchilli Sambo Magic 2. Rivendell Kava Violet 2 3. Brunchilli Extreme Rose 2nd

RESERVE JUVENILE CHAMPION FEMALE Wilgo Justwait Lucy R J Salway Sire: Rapid Bay Justwait Dam: Wilgo Lester Lucy

FEMALE, 2YR 8 MTHS & NOT OVER 3YRS, IN MILK. 1. Foxton Power Pam R J & S C Brown 2. Misty Glen Anthonys Daydream Misty Glen Jerseys 3. Misty Glen Flower Powers Regal Misty Glen Jerseys

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George Daley, Camden, NSW sashing the 2007 Sydney Royal Show, Junior Champion heifer with Jason Sutherland, International Animal Health, Sydney, NSW, and owner Robert Brown, Fitzroy Falls, NSW .

Patrick Keast, Jugiong East, NSW, RAS, cattle council chairman, and Hayley Boyd, Nowra, NSW, holding her Reserve Champion Senior cow at Sydney show 2007.

Alan Little, and judge Lisa Ison, Monto, Qld, with Hamish McPhee, Finley, NSW, and the all breeds youth class winner at Sydney show 2007.

Jim Conroy, Semex Aust, Melton, Vic with Jim Salway, Cobargo, NSW,and Katrina Watson, RAS youth group ambassador, at Sydney Royal show 2007, and the Reserve Juvenile Champion heifer.

BEST JUNIOR UDDER - FEMALE, NOT OVER 3YRS WITH THE BEST UDDER. Foxton Power Pam R J & S C Brown JUNIOR CHAMPION FEMALE Foxton Power Pam R J & S C Brown Sire: Claydon Park Flower Power Dam: Rowantree Potent Pam RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION FEMALE Brunchilli Sambo Magic Brunchilli Jerseys Sire: Lester Sambo Dam: Brunchilli Nf Magic HONOURABLE MENTION Misty Glen Anthonys Daydream Misty Glen Jerseys Sire: Misty Glen Mark Anthony Dam: Misty Glen Sambos Daydream THREE FEMALES, NOT NECESSARILY BY THE ONE SIRE, NOT OVER 3YRS. 1. Dr J W Quin 2. Brunchilli Jerseys 3. D & L Buckley

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Jim Conroy, Semex Aust, Melton, Vic ,Champion Juvenile heifer Sydney 2007 with, Brendan Lee, Camden, NSW, with RAS youth group ambassador, Katrina Watson, Forbes, NSW.

FEMALE, OVER 3YRS, IN CALF, DRY. 1. Bushlea Saturn Fernleaf 2 R J & S C Brown 2. Orana Just Wait Pet Dr J W Quin Production Winner Highest Total Kgs Fat Plus Protein FEMALE, OVER 3 AND NOT OVER 4YRS, IN MILK. 1. Bundaberg Justwait Melba Misty Glen Jerseys 2. Brunchilli Furor Heather S Menzies & H Boyd Production Winner Highest Total Kgs Fat Plus Protein 3. Brunchilli J W Jessie Brunchilli Jerseys FEMALE, OVER 4 & NOT OVER 5YRS, IN MILK. 1. Brunchilli Sambos Vision S Menzies & H Boyd Production Winner Highest Total Kgs Fat Plus Protein 2. Brunchilli Sambo Marcia S Menzies & H Boyd 3. Brunchilli S Noelene Brunchilli Farming Trust & R & J Easterbrook FEMALE, OVER 5 & NOT OVER 6YRS, IN MILK. 1. Brunchilli J Passion Brunchilli Jerseys 2. Brooklyn Farm Judes Tiney Mr B Gavenlock 3. Orana Lassies Serenade2nd Dr J W Quin Production Winner Highest Total Kgs Fat Plus Protein FEMALE, OVER 6YRS, IN MILK. 1. Brunchilli E V Priscilla 2. Siesta Lp Keryl

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Cherie Bayer, American jersey cattle association, Columbus, Ohio, USA, presenting, Aaron Salway, Cobargo, NSW, with the class winner rosette, at Sydney show 2007.

Robert Brown, Fitzroy Falls, NSW, with the Junior Champion Best Udder, at Sydney Royal show 2007, with NSW state president Ken Atkins, Johns Plain, NSW, holding the sash.

Senior Champion Cow with Patrick Keast, Jugiong East, NSW, RAS, President of the cattle committee, and Jim Salway, Cobargo, NSW, and Jason Sutherland, International Animal health, Sydney, NSW. and owners Stewart Menzies and Hayley Boyd , Nowra at Sydney 2007.

Hayley Boyd, Nowra, NSW with the Senior Champion Best Udder and Susan Bower, National Bank, Orange, NSW and judge David Mayo, Gerringong, NSW, Sydney Royal show 2007.

BEST SENIOR UDDER - FEMALE, OVER 3YRS, WITH THE BEST UDDER. Brunchilli Sambo Marcia S Menzies & H Boyd

S Menzies & H Boyd Sire: Lester Sambo Dam: Brunchilli Sooners Marcia

THREE FEMALES, ANY AGE, NOT NECESSARILY BY THE ONE SIRE. 1. Brunchilli Jerseys 2. S Menzies & H Boyd 3. Misty Glen Jerseys

HONOURABLE MENTION Brunchilli E V Priscilla Sire: Ewwiskillen Vision Dam: Brunchilli B Pricilla MOST SUCCESSFUL JERSEY BREEDER Brunchilli Jerseys

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FIVE HEAD, COMPRISING THREE FEMALES OVER 3YRS & TWO FEMALES NOT OVER 3YRS. 1. Brunchilli Jerseys 2. S Menzies & H Boyd 3. Dr J W Quin SENIOR CHAMPION FEMALE Brunchilli Sambos Vision Sire: Lester Sambo Dam: Brunchilli T.d. Vision RESERVE SENIOR CHAMPION FEMALE Brunchilli Sambo Marcia

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RUSSIAN DELEGATION CHECKS OUT AUSSIE GENES A large delegation representing agricultural interests in Russia recently visited Genetics Australia Co-operative, Australia’s largest dairy genetics company. The delegation was part of a visit organised by the International Livestock Resources and Information Centre (ILRIC), based at Armidale NSW. Managing director of ILRIC, Mr. Gill Stassen, accompanied the delegation. The chairman of Genetics Australia, Colin Gardner, and the deputy chair, Jens Karnoe, welcomed the delegation to Genetics Australia’s facility at Bacchus Marsh. The delegation included Mr. Kharon Amerkhanov – deputy director of the Veterinary and Livestock Department of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Mr. Oleg Demkin – Minister for Agriculture of the Republic of Kalmykia and Ms Olga Osadchaya – director of the Federal Agricultural Institute for Livestock. “We presented the delegation with an overview of Genetics Australia and the Australian dairy industry, and had a wide-ranging discussion about how we could assist Russia to increase its own livestock production via our proven high-class dairy cattle genetics”, Mr. Gardner said.

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Similar harsh conditions

“Australian dairy cows that have been proven under the Australian Breeding Value (ABV) system have a confirmed ability to withstand fairly harsh environmental conditions, very similar to those that exist in Russia, in which the majority of the dairy herd is pasture-based similar to ours,” he said. “We are very interested in assisting the Russian Government to improve the quality of their dairy cattle genetic foundation, and will be working closely with ILRIC to achieve this.” ILRIC is committed to developing exports for Australian genetics in both the beef and dairy industries, and has wide-ranging support from a large number of breed societies, industry and the commercial sector. It has around 20 major industry groups, breeders, processors and suppliers involved in the business, which is a not-for-profit organisation based at the University of New England.

Taking Australian genes to the world

“Australia does not really have much of a presence in the global genetics industry; other countries such as Canada predominate. Yet Australia has some of the best beef and dairy genetic stocks in the world, bred in particular for some fairly harsh environmental conditions,” Mr. Stassen said. “Our objective is to take Australian genetics to the world, and we are very pleased to be working closely with such an outstanding company as Genetics Australia,” he said.

Fairdale Jerseys – Faring Well on the NSW North Coast by Linda Houghton You could say that Robyn Chappell has an inherited love of the Jersey breed and that the tradition of dairy-farming is running through her veins, with her parents Jim and Bev Hewitt of retirement age and still owning/ operating their own Jersey stud (Fairbrae) at Bentley, in NSW. Fairdale Jersey stud was established in 1982, and is a 100-hectare property located at Coraki NSW, which is near Casino and Lismore on the North Coast. The property backs onto the Richmond River, and under normal conditions boasts a heavy seasonal rainfall each year, providing plentiful irrigation water. Robyn has a licence to pump water from the river, which is run on an honour system without meters. Licence holders are entrusted to only use their entitlement of water, which makes the system especially vulnerable to misuse during dry years.

The current drought conditions have driven some changes, with Robyn successfully applying for a Federal Govt. Environmental Grant, which will partially fund a trial of a new, water efficient irrigation system. ‘I have received some funding to put in solid-set high-pressure sprinklers (via hard hose travellers from the river) to 45 acres of testing area. This system is very popular and productive in the Gympie QLD area, and everyone is keen to see if it works just as well around here’ Robyn said. ‘During the drought, I have also had to really watch the salt levels in the water, as the salt can leach in quite easily with the farm being very close to the coast. The drier the weather, the further the salt comes up, especially when there is little rainfall up-river’ Robyn said. ‘However, on the other side of the coin, when we do get a single day of really heavy rain, it will flood the property, with 20 inches in one

day back in 1990 doing just that!’ When Robyn first bought the property, it had a little 6-stand walk-through dairy, and only 3 machines. ‘It used to take me 18 hours each day just to milk – and I don’t know how I did it – but I did that for four years!’ Robyn said. It didn’t take long for the small vat to fill either, which was further headache fodder for Robyn in the early days. ‘The previous owner of the property told me I would go broke if I tried to milk more than 100 cows off the farm. I’m glad I didn’t take that advice, because here I am today, having calved down 430 last year, and with a 12,000 litre vat’ Robyn said. A new dairy was built about 5 years ago, which is a 15-side double-up with cup removers. ‘Now, one person can milk quite comfortably if need be, and we can put about 500 head through (including some heifers) in around 3 hours’ Robyn said. Robyn tried out milking three times a day for six months from January to July last year, with the goal being to reap 1/3 more milk volume in the vat. ‘It sounds like a good idea, but it proved to be terribly hard in practice. Unless you have lots of staff on hand to milk, it is a very stressful and tiring exercise. Sure, I did get more milk in the vat, but I just got too tired to continue’ Robyn said. Milking is now back to twice per day, and not likely to change from that anytime soon. Robyn employs two female permanent staff and two casual workers, which ensures that there are enough helping hands when

(L-R) Rebecca Chappell, Robyn Chappell, Victoria Chappell at Lismore Show.

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she needs them. Plus, Robyn’s 9year-old son likes to help out on the farm as well. Robyn’s three grown-up daughters live nearby, and will help out with the milking if needed. ‘I think female workers are a bit more patient and gentle with the cows, and seem to really enjoy the dairy work’ Robyn said. A local rural youth organization has been an excellent resource for finding workers, with one of the permanent staff doing a traineeship. ‘Once the girls get a bit more experience and are settled in their jobs, I might get to take a bit of time off’ Robyn said. There are 700 head of Jerseys in total on the property now, consisting of the milking herd and replacement heifers. Robyn rears around 150 – 200 calves per year, and ensures that each animal is registered as a routine part of the herd records maintenance. The herd is calved all year round, and Robyn readily acknowledges that this is probably not the most profitable system. ‘Even though there is a huge monetary incentive for milk between January – July, it would mean I would have to get the herd calving in Nov/Dec, right in the middle of the very hot and humid summers of the North Coast. Plus, you are then extremely busy over the Christmas/New Year period, right at the time when you and your staff want to take time off’ Robyn said. ‘I also think that the extreme weather in those months is just too tough on calves – they just don’t seem to do as well.’ Calves are bucket-fed at first, and then put onto an automatic 4-unit calf feeding system, with weaning off occurring when they are around 50 days old. ‘The auto feed system was a bit tricky to operate for about the first 3 months, but once you get it sorted out, it does do a good job in feeding the calves’ Robyn said. After weaning, the calves are then put onto grain feed. Bull calves are then moved to a feedlot ration for anther four months or

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In the dairy at Fairdale until they are between 80 – 100 kg in weight, and suitable for sale to the local meat processor. During milking, high-energy dairy meal is fed to the cows, and molasses is available to the herd while they wait in the dairy yard. Brewers grain is also fed out via troughs in the paddocks. Each year, the cows get through 210 tonnes of dairy meal, 400 tonnes of brewers grain and 700 tonnes of molasses. With a sugar mill only 35km away, molasses used to be cheap and convenient to buy at $80 a tonne, but due to the drought and demand it is now $128 per tonne. Nutritionists/ consultants are not used, the main reason being that there simply aren’t any left in the district to service the local farms. The property originally had only 3 paddocks, but has now been rearranged into 80. ‘It really is so much easier now, and more time and pasture efficient too

– as I don’t have to set up and continually shift strip grazing fencing for the milkers. All I have to do now is just move them into a fresh paddock every morning and night, and then run the unmated/ mated heifers into those paddocks after the milkers, to ensure every bit of feed is used’ Robyn said. Mating is all via AI, with Robyn using 50% Proven and 50% Unproven bulls through Genetics Australia. Heifers are mated to self-bred bulls from the property. Robyn has used Genetics Australia for the past 3 – 4 years, because they are delivering the whole genetic package that she wants for her herd; which is consistently good Butterfat, Protein and body size. ‘The bulls from New Zealand and Denmark are particularly suited to my herd, which was originally bred from strong USA bloodlines. They just seem to lift the Butterfat in my herd’ Robyn said. Last year, the Fairdale herd produced an

average per cow of 6,900 litres, with 4.45%kg Butterfat and 3.5% Protein. ‘The Fairdale Junction Ursula and Fairdale Sambo Daisy cow families in particular have been consistent, high producing cow families’ Robyn said. ‘There is good competition for our milk, due to the location of the farm, and the increasing demand for liquid milk due to the area’s population growth. While I currently supply Paul’s, I am hoping to be picked up by the new Richmond Factory, which processes only Jersey milk to produce speciality cream products for the Asian market’ Robyn said. The Richmond Factory owners have made contact with all Jersey herd owners in the area to secure their milk at competitive prices. ‘They are offering a very

attractive incentive of an extra cent per litre, for every point reached above their set minimum milk quality rates of 3.5% Protein, and 4.2% Butterfat’, Robyn said. Rather than showing, Robyn prefers the on farm challenge competition set-up, finding it to be both more convenient and equitable. ‘In the show ring, you are fully reliant upon the judge’s ability to be consistently good and impartial on the day, whereas with the challenge system, a transparent, fair and shared scoring system is used’ Robyn said. In recent times, Fairdale Gemini Ada came 3rd in the NSW/QLD on farm challenge, winning at the local club level before going on to represent the area in the NSW/QLD finals.

While Robyn was born into a Jersey loving family, she has had some experience with other breeds, but feels that they just don’t measure up to the Jerseys. ‘Friesians and Gurnseys just don’t seem to handle extreme weather all that well; with bad feet in the wet, and in the heat, they just huddled under the trees. I also believe that the Jerseys have a much better fertility rate because they can tolerate extreme weather changes well. Adding to that, from a purely profit making view, the Jerseys come out the winners as well ’ Robyn said Looking ahead, Robyn will continue to farm for several more years yet, to wait and see if her son wants to farm, before thinking about retirement, or deciding on Fairdale’s future.


Selly 70 Sup. Ex. 6 10,084 lt 3.7% 370 prot 4.1% 413 fat Berretta Golden Lassie 147 Ex. 6 10, 074 lt 3.6% 364 prot 4.0% 401 fat Berretta Paula 3rd 87pt. 8770 lt 4.0% 352 prot 5.0% 440 fat Fleurieu Tutankhaman Golden Lassie 151 84 pt. 9,800 lt 3.6% 352 prot 4.8 % 473 fat Sharif Berretta Selly 3rd Sup Ex 5 9,954 lt 3.5% 348 prot 4.2% 421 fat Berretta 35 Mature Cows Averaged 7752 Lt 285 Kg Prot. 370 Kg Fat.- Cows Aged 43- 54 Months Polly 16 90 pt. 92145 lt 3,8% 353 prot 5.0% 462 fat Noorat Marshmellow 85 pt. 10031 lt 3.5% 353 prot 4.8% 484 fat Biestar Golden Lassie158 90 pt. 9660 lt 3.6% 351 prot 5.0% 480 fat Jeapache Apache Polly 90 pt. 9208 lt 3.7% 342 prot 4.5% 418 fat Jeapache Tara Lass 86 pt. 9163 lt 3.6% 333 prot 4.5% 415 fat Taranak 18 Four Year Old Cows Averaged 7783 Lt 294 Kg Protein 396 Kg Fat. - Cows Aged 31- 42 Months Astound Selly 2nd ET Sup92 pt. 9419 lt 3.7% 346 prot 4.5% 427 fat Astound Astound Selly ET Sup 93 9565 lt 3.6% 340 prot 4.3% 415 fat Astound Paramount Lassie 86 pt. 9245 lt 3.6% 336 prot 4.7% 432 fat Paramount Noble Nancy 58 86pt. 9233 lt 3.6% 331 prot 4.7% 437 fat Franchise Noble Nancy 60 85pt. 8748 lt 3.6% 314 prot 4.5% 392 fat Altawillunga 18 Three Year Olds Averaged 8275 Lt 304 Kg Prot. 4.8% 399 Kg Fat - Cows Aged 30 Months And Under. Selly 92 85pt. 8313 lt 3.5% 290 prot 4.4 % 365 fat Flowerpower Mermaid 77 86pt. 8670 lt 3.3% 288 prot 4.2% 365 fat Flowerpower Paula 8 84pt. 7049 lt 3.8% 271 prot 4.6% 324 fat Jeperimeter Avery Selly 2nd ET 87pt. 7198 lt 3.7% 266 prot 4.4 % 317 fat Avery Golden Fancy 173 87pt. 6870 lt 3.9% 265 prot 5.3 % 356 fat Flowerpower 27 Two Year Olds Averaged 6801 Lt 245kg Prot. 317 Fat.

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Glenfern Jerseys End of an Era

By Sue Webster One cow was the inspiration of the Great Southern Challenge, and Peter Farrell was the person that Glenfern Homes Jess VHC 92pts inspired. The annual on-farm competition now involving 1600 of southern Australia’s prime Jerseys had its beginnings in 1999, shortly after Jess won the Goulburn Murray Breeders’ Jersey Club on-farm challenge two years after being named champion cow at the club feature show at Cobram. Peter said: “It got me thinking ‘how could you compare that cow with other cows?” Most Jersey clubs were already running their own Challenges and it was a way of pitting all the winners against each other. And I thought about having the same judge across all the cows. Ron Baker and I were driving down to a committee meeting and I ran the idea of the on-farm judging by Ron and we put it to the committee.” It was the start of the challenge – a model since picked up by other breed societies – and also saw the establishment of the Farrell Baker Trophy.

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His other involvements have included serving five years as chair and two years as treasurer of Jersey Australia, having joined the committee in 1998 and is currently vice-president of the Federal Council. He also served as the breed society field officer for northern Victoria for five or six years. Now 51, and preparing to leave full-time milking, Peter Farrell is leaving a rich legacy for the Jersey breeders of Australia. His grandfather started a stud in the 1940s and, although the breed records lapsed in the interim, Peter and his wife Bev revived the Glenfern prefix and re-established the stud on their 100ha farm at Congupna. Among the families through their fully registered herd are the Flowers, Babes, Buoys, Canarys and the Handsomes. “The Gladsomes were one of my first cow families, with Astound Gladsome expected to produce over 8000 litres this season,” said Peter. Still in the herd is Glenfern Lester 1830 VHC 92pts, winner of honourable mention cow in the 1999 NSW State Show at Camden,

champion in the 2000 show and winner of another honourable mention again in 2001. At the end of April the Autumn calving herd averaged 25 litres/ day with 4.6% fat and 3.7% protein off 8kg/cow/day grain. In Spring the herd peaked at 28 litres/day, “for the short time we had grass,” Peter added. “In May last year I got Best Fed to go through the feeding regime because I knew we were not going to get enough water. We decided to push the cows along by feeding them a grain mix with high protein supplement and lupins. We challenged the cows at the start of the year so they were in really good condition when we dried them off.” The commercial strength of their animals is an important driver for the Farrells or, as Peter describes his animals: “their dairyness and the amount of milk they are giving.” It ensured the quick sale of the herd soon after they were offered to the market. A total of 86 Autumn calvers have been sold to Andrew and Zoe Gaul of Nilma as they prepare to enter into a sharefarming deal with

Paul Myers. The Spring calvers, numbering about 150, have been snapped up by a New Zealander relocating across the Tasman to a farm at Poowong. In addition, the Farrells have sold three heifer consignments to Taiwan and Malaysia and have also made a robust return on the sale of two-thirds of their 480ML permanent water rights. “The right set of circumstances came up to sell,” said Peter. “The water rights sold for a really good price and, at the same time, we were asked if we were interested in someone buying the cows. We will be left with 150 young stock but will sell them off in lots as the industry recovers from the drought.” The Farrells have three daughters: Rhianna is senior geologist (with a hobby of rock-climbing) for WA iron company Lion Ore, Tarryn is a trained horticulturist and national accounts manager for hydroponics company Graysons and Jessica, the face of last year’s Melbourne Fashion Week, has newly returned from modelling and acting in Greece and Turkey. Tarryn completed her dairy traineeship on the family farm but, with no one keen to step up to the plate, Bev and Peter decided to

realise their assets at their peak. That includes their personal assets as well as the economic ones. “I’m not going to keep working until I’m 70 to see if there’s a nephew or someone who wants to come and farm,” Peter said. “I’m 51 and I need to cut down on the physical stuff. I’ve only ever had one injury, my shoulder. I thought I’d need an operation but a simple injection did the job. That’s the other reason I need to get out while I’m still healthy. I need to be out by 55 before my body starts breaking down.” He says he has comes to terms with the prospect of selling up. “I won’t miss the physical side of dairying and, as for the other aspects, I’m past that now. I’m over it,” he said. As he prepares to leave full-time Jersey breeding, Peter had this message: “The challenge is to keep developing the commercial cow,” he said. “People don’t get the concept of stud vs commercial and don’t understand the crucial viability of the Jersey cow. “Stud breeders are even more commercial than most so-called commercial farmers as we tend to feed our cows better and push them to their genetic potential,” he added. At least one company is considering introducing

component-based pricing. “If that comes into play across all the companies, people are going to be looking at Jersey genetics including in cross-breeding programmes,” he said. Selling up doesn’t mean that he’s going to become a couch potato. Peter is looking forward to reviving his love of quarter horses and hacking. He is also planning to go the whole hog…and buy himself a snarly Harley Davidson. And he isn’t beyond thinking about retaining a “small, elite herd” – if he can find somewhere to put them once the farm is sold. “I will still have an interest in some syndicate cows I own with Rohan Sprunt including Kaarmona Flowerpower Althea, projected to produce over 9000lts as a threeyear-old.” The couple is considering relocating closer to Melbourne and Peter will be a helping hand for future son-in-law Daniel, Tarryn’s fiancé, who has a fencing business. “The work will be less physical, and I can have weekends off,” he said. Bev has retired from a long-time position as a senior manager with CFA and is exploring her long held love of fine art and words. She is studying professional writing and is a regular correspondent for a national magazine. She is keen

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to find a place with a studio … somewhere where she can work without the distraction of heat and flies, and the occasional wandering bovine. Originally from the city, she met Peter when he was working at a variety of jobs in Melbourne. She didn’t marry a dairy farmer – but soon found herself with a husband on the Farrell family farm with the first of their three babies. They went from sharefarming to farm ownership with the original 38ha and 70 cows 28 years ago, milking through a 10 aside and living in a “quaint little weatherboard cottage…” said Bev, “… that’s real-estate-agentspeak for very run-down.” They were young and they had help, notable from Allan and

Melva Grinter. Peter recalled: “Allan got me interested in registered side of things and taking me to club meetings and that’s what got my involvement going. We bought some registered cows and started to build the numbers up.” They revived the Glenfern name and set about breeding modern Jerseys – much heavier and higher-yielding animals than those bred by his grandfather. “The introduction of US genetics was the boost the Jersey breed needed,” said Peter. “I can remember peaking the old NZ based cows at 14lts (3 gallons) and thought it was Christmas; now we dry them of doing that sort of production.” The couple improved and

expanded their operations, buying an extra 25ha in 1993 and another 37ha in 1995. The dairy has been replaced by a 24 swing over with ACRs and auto stall gates. At its peak, before the 2002 drought, the milking herd comprised 330 head. The herd that the Farrells have bred up in that time will largely be off the property by mid June. How does Peter feel about seeing the girls go? “I’m happy. It’s not like it’s a complete dispersal, they’re going as two groups. The Autumn calvers have gone and we’ve got over that. And of course, they’re going to people who are Jersey people.”

Dairy youth camp promotes careers in farming By Sonja King Young dairy enthusiasts wanting to develop skills in dairy cattle breeding should mark their calendars for the 2008 National All Dairy Breeds Youth Camp. The Camp will be held from 7-11 January at the Warragul Campus of the National Centre for Dairy Education Australia located at Warragul, Victoria. Camp participants will develop confidence in handling dairy heifers, learn judging, showing and clipping skills, discuss breeding and new technology. The Camp also offers an opportunity to meet other people with similar interests in the dairy industry. The 2008 theme will be “Feeding the Herd” where participants will investigate the nutritional requirements of calves, heifers and cows. “The Camp is a fantastic opportunity for young people who want to investigate opportunities in the dairy industry and meet new people with similar interests,” comments NCDEA Gippsland Manager, Tony Seymour. “The dairy industry is a source of rewarding careers and the Camp is an innovative program that encourages young people to investigate opportunities within the dairy industry,” he said. The Youth Camp began in 1992 and this year will be the thirteenth Camp to be run. Forty-five participants from around Australia and New Zealand are expected to attend and according to Pat Nicholson, Camp Committee Member, “The National All Dairy Breeds Youth Camp has been both a starting point and a stepping stone for many young people in the dairy industry.”

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“Past participants often credit the Camp with playing a major role in their career choices. We look forward to continuing to foster this development,” said Mr Nicholson. Sponsorship from dairy industry organisations is integral to the running of the Camp. “Awards such as the $2000 Genetics Australia scholarship reward outstanding Camp participants. The Committee values its sponsors, including Jersey Australia, Holstein Australia, Semex, ABS, BOS Trading, GippsDairy, Gippsland Herd Improvement and Herd Improvers”, comments Michelle Axford, Committee Member. The grand finale for the week will be the Exhibition Day on Friday 11 January, 2008. The community is welcome to attend this event. Applications for the Camp are now available. Participants from all backgrounds are invited. People between the ages of 16 and 20 years are asked to contact NCDEA on 1300 062 332 for an application form. The cost is $200 per person. Deadline for applications is Monday 26 November, 2007. For more information on the National All Breeds Dairy Youth Camp, contact Michelle Axford on 1300 062 332 or e-mail or Pat Nicholson on 03 5854 6513 or email jugiong@ For an application form contact the NCDEA on 1300 0 NCDEA (1300 062 332) or visit

BURRA FOODS starts dairy youth sponsorship drive By Sue Webster LOCAL dairy company Burra Foods has kicked off sponsorship for the 2008 Gippsland Dairy Youth Show by funding two classes. The donation to the Gippsland Dairy Youth group was announced on June 12 by Burra Foods chief executive, Grant Crothers. “Burra Foods is a secondgeneration, family-owned dairy company and we understand the importance of encouraging the young achievers of our industry,” he said. Burra Foods supported this year’s youth show after an unusual approach by the group’s secretary Melissa Anderson, 17, of Athlone.

The Andersons believe Gippsland Dairy Youth is probably the strongest youth dairy group in Australia.

Burra Food’s donation will sponsor the awards for the Junior Champion Heifer and Reserve Junior Champion Heifer classes.

This year’s youth show, held in Warragul, attracted more than 60 head from across all breeds, and saw competitors aged from six to 25 years. Interest generated by the field day has seen the group’s membership grow to almost 40.

Burra Foods Chief Executive Grant Crothers said: “Our company recognises its role in the wider community of Gippsland and we encourage other firms to support the next generation of dairy farmers in the region.”

The group hopes to enter two teams at International Dairy Week next year and is also planning to send a squad to the 2008 Sydney Royal Easter Show. Other companies are invited to join Burra Foods in supporting the local dairy industry by sponsoring the group. Email au for details.

Her dad, Lindsay, recalls: “She just marched up to Grant at a Christmas function for suppliers and asked for the money. She really got into his ear and I think he gave it her out of astonishment!”

More than 50 farming families annually supply more-than 100m litre-equivalents that Burra’s 50 to 70 staff use for quality ingredients sought by global food companies.

Grant recalled: “She was very forthright and I recall I was impressed that she was learning Japanese. Burra Foods has a trade office in Japan and we have long-established markets there. The high-end premium dairy ingredients we produce at our Korumburra factory are sold to food processors throughout Asia and elsewhere.” Although it began eight years ago, Gippsland Dairy Youth was revived last year through the efforts of the Andersons. Melissa’s sister Simone, 15, is the group’s treasurer while Renee, 10, also helps with administration.

Gippsland-based Burra Foods is an award-winning, family-owned company using premium milk to make innovative dairy products that are exported worldwide.

Owners Grant and William Crothers restored the disused Korumburra Butter Factory in Korumburra, South Gippsland and built an enterprise that now boasts a Japanese branch office and a metropolitan chain of gelato franchise outlets under the TRAMPOLINE ™ brand.

Caption: Shot of Renee, 10 (left) and Simone Anderson (15) with Jersey heifer Kings Vista Ivy.

Burra Foods strives to live by its values and core purpose which includes adding value to the world’s best raw materials, innovative technology and respect for the individual, the community and the environment.

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The Australian Jersey Journal June 2007

The Australian Jersey Journal June 2007