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AUSTRALIAN

JERSEY

Journal

June / July 2009 Print Post Approved 325550-009

LARFALOT

Australia’s NEW Jersey sensation

Blending the world’s best genetics into a top Australian Proven bull


WHAT THE BREED NEEDS

Ross Easterbrook

THE MARK

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Volume 62 No. 23 — June / July 2009

CONTENTS PO BOX 292, ASCOT VALE, VIC 3032 Telephone: (03) 9370 9105 Fax: (03) 9370 9116

Behind the Scenes

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Sire Ready Reckoner

Brunchilli Sale

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Sydney Show

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Email: jersey@jersey.com.au www.jersey.com.au

Herd Data Shortfall

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Toowoomba Royal Show

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News from Alta

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Top 100 Registered Cows

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Milking Jerseys - The Roaches

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Top 20 Sires by Registration

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Compiling Editor: Scott Joynson Designed and Printed by: Numurkah Leader (03) 5862 1034 Email: design@leader.net.au

Office Matters

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Youth Profile - Chloe Goodfellow 3

New South Wales

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

LARFALOT

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

State Secretary - Megan March 14 Murray Dve Murray Bridge SA 5253 Phone: (08) 8531 3803 Email: march@lm.net.au

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QUEENSLAND

State Secretary - Diane Reeves Phone: (07) 5485 4585 Work: (07) 3221 3182 Fax: (07) 5485 4575 Email: ajbsqld@bigond.com

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TASMANIA

State Secretary - Max McCormack PO Box 1258 Devonport TAS 7310 Phone: (03) 6424 1250 Mobile: 0409 252 232 Email: mpmccormack@southcom.com.au

Email genetics.australia@ genaust.com.au www.genaust.com.au

VICTORIA

Executive Offier - Scott Joynson 79 Munro Street Ascot Vale VIC 3032 Phone: (03) 9370 9105 BH Fax: (03) 9370 9116 jersey@jersey.com.au Genetic Recovery Officers Chris MacKenzie (Western Districts) Phone: (03) Phone:(03) 5598 7222 Margaret Cockerell (Northern Vic) Phone: 0407 641 132 (03) 5864 1133 Barry Monson (03) 5625 3176 or 0429 343 903

WESTERN AUSTRALIA Susan Lutey Feast Rd, Serpentine 6125 PH: (08) 9525 2407 hope1@iinet.net.au

Opinions expressed in The Australian Jersey Journal are not necessarily those of Jersey Australia Inc or its Board of Management 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.

ADVERTISERS INDEX ABS Agrigene Ascot Park Jerseys BOS Trading

IFC 6 14, 15 16

Goulburn Murray Jersey Breeders Club Northern District Jersey Breeders Club Semex

25 20, 21 BC

Shirlinn Jerseys

Central Gippsland Jersey Breeders Club

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21st Century Genetics

Genteel Jerseys

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World Wide Sires

5 13 IBC

Editorial & Advertising to: Scott Joynson PO Box 292, Ascot Vale VICTORIA 3032 Ph. (03) 9370 9105 Fax. (03) 9370 9116 Email: jersey@jersey.com.au JerseyJournal June / July 2009 —

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behindthescenes It would be amiss of me not to begin by congratulating the Northern District Jersey Breeders Club for the amazing “Jersey Extravaganza” program that incorporated the inaugural Jersey Australia Annual General Meeting. Such an inspiring event attended by Jersey enthusiasts from all states of Australia who, I’m quite sure, all headed home with a genuine glimpse of the unified national Jersey fellowship and the positive global outlook for the Jersey breed.

It is amazing the support this organisation enjoys from its passionate membership and I hope that those amongst you who support all the Jersey Australia services might consider applying for the 2009/2010 Jersey Australia Gold Member award. The application form with the criteria is available as a lift out in this edition if you didn’t receive a lift out or want any further information please contact Jersey House.

A full report on the Extravaganza will appear in our next publication but until then it is appropriate to congratulate all members who supported the Jersey Australia Research Fund semen raffle, the following winners were drawn randomly at the AGM as advertised. From World Wide Sires, sexed semen to the value of $500, went to Milton Johnston, Taree, NSW. The Bos Trading, sexed semen to the value of $500, went to the ticket held by Peter Ness Mt Compass South Australia and the five straws of Blackstone from Semex went to Bruce Hill from Carpendeit VIC. Once again, to these A.I. companies, thank you for your valuable support.

Back in April/May 2007 the Jersey Journal profiled well known Queensland Junior member, Tahnee King and I’m very pleased to inform the membership that Tahnee has successfully applied for a World Jersey Cattle Bureau Travel Scholarship to Canada. I know that Russell Gammon, Jersey Canada is very keen to see that Tahnee gets as much possible out of her 6 month visit which will include working on a number of registered herds as well as attending the The Royal Winter Fair and Dairy Expo. We all wish her all the very best for her trip and look forward to Tahnee sharing some of her experience upon her return.

At the time of writing 10 Jersey Australia members had confirmed their ability to take part in the USA Trade mission that amongst other activities will take in the Jersey Worlds Combine in 2009 program in Ohio during June 2009. It is hoped that apart from promoting Australian Jersey’s to the world that Jersey Australia might influence the global Jersey classification review that is also part of the event. On behalf of the Jersey Australia board I wish all delegates a wonderful trip and hope I may be able to persuade some sort of trip report for the Journal upon your return.

Finally, I would like to encourage all unfinancial members to renew their memberships if you haven’t already done so as the office is currently collating an update to the Jersey Australia membership listing that will be placed on the Jersey Australia website, with a printed version likely to be distributed later in the year. Aside from the fact that failing to renew will see you miss this opportunity to promote your herd to the world this edition of the Jersey Journal will be the final one posted out to you.

Jersey Australia Board Members President: Trevor Saunders 495 Araluen Rd, Yarragon 3823 Telephone: (03) 5626 6373 saunders-day@dcsi.net.au Vice President: Milton Johnston 118 Edinburgh Drive, Taree, NSW 2430 Telephone: (02) 6552 5915 Secretary: Scott Joynson PO Box 292, Ascot Vale,Vic 3032 Telephone: (03) 9370 9105 jersey@jersey.com.au AJBS Website: www.jersey.com.au

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Hon.Treasurer: Peter Ness PO Box 93, Mt Compass, SA 5210 Telephone: (08) 8556 8270 nyowee@activ8.net.au Graham Hoey 77 Warner Street, Warwick QLD 4370 Telephone: (07) 4661 4157 Don Fry Mitchell Rd, Benger, WA Telephone: (08) 9726 9226 katandra@geo.net.au Geoff Heazlewood PO Box 87 Latrobe 7307 Telephone: (03) 6426 1169

Noel Furze “Holmecotte” Rmb 2015, Huon 3695 Telephone: (02) 6027 3603 nkfurze@bigpond.com Jeff Parker 142 Moy Pocket Rd Kenilworth Qld 4574 Telephone: (07) 5466 0389 glenecho@skymesh.net.au Chris MacKenzie RMB 5460 Timboon Victoria 3268 Telephone: (03)559 87222 jireh859@aussiebroadband.com.au Troy Mauger The Willows Willawa Rd Jerilderie NSW 2716 Telephone: (03) 5885 9294 tmmauger@bigpond.com.au


stud name used to belong to my Grandfather on the Goodfellow side who was a one eyed Holstein breeder. (My grandfather on my mum’s side had jerseys.) I have a couple of Astound cows, and one got 3rd in her Class at IDW, in the Youth Show. I also have a Future daughter, and have an ET heifer calf out of Delwyn Park Martha’s Joy 247 – which I named Gowerpark Gaupo Martha’s Joy.’ Chloe said.

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‘While Dad does the AI for me, I select my own bulls, and those I currently like are Gaupo and Astound, plus I would like to try Resurrection. Dad finds the Jerseys a bit of hassle in the dairy because they are so much smaller than the Holsteins, and I admit they do react differently to things – Jerseys seem to notice everything that’s going on, especially if something has changed in the shed’ Chloe said. Chloe is 16 and currently in Year 10 at the Kyabram P-12 College, studying VCE Legal Studies, History, Maths, English and Indonesian. ‘Next semester I will be studying Agriculture, which I am really looking forward to’ Chloe said.

Chloe Goodfellow Gowerpark Jerseys

by Linda Houghton

How Chloe Goodfellow came to love the Jersey breed is best described by the story of a tiny Jersey calf called Pegasus. ‘Pegasus weighed just 11kg when she was born, and I reared her inside the house in a washing basket for the first few nights. She was so tiny, her feet were the size of 20-cent pieces, and she could go anywhere she wanted around the farm – we couldn’t keep her in! We all spoilt her rotten with special treats and cuddles, and her personality was the biggest thing about her. Her size didn’t seem to hold her back – she would not be bossed around by anyone, or the Holsteins in the herd – she would stand up to them’ Chloe said. Sadly, Pegasus became sick after producing a calf without any trouble, and never fully recovered. ‘At least we gave her the best life we could, and every chance to thrive – but we were really sad when she died, as she was only three years old’ Chloe said. Chloe, along with her Dad and sister Kira, live on a 70-acre dairy farm near Kyabram in the Goulburn Valley (Victoria). The Goodfellows milk a herd of 40 cows all year-round, and Chloe’s earliest memories on the farm are of being a bit scared of the Holstein cows. ‘They are so big, and I used to be really scared of them, so Dad bought my sister and I a Jersey calf each. Mine was a heifer, so I named her Rosie, which was my Grandfather’s favourite flower. That started me off with Jerseys, and I still have Rosie’s daughter in the milking herd today. I have 5 Jerseys at present and hope to breed more in the future – my

Chloe has always enjoyed farm work. ‘I’ve never been interested in getting a part-time job like most of my friends – as I just love working on the farm. My favourite jobs are to feed the calves, and put out the hay – but I enjoy all of it, and I find it very relaxing. I guess it is because I really love animals – I have a cat, a dog and two budgies, and they are the ‘pets’.’ When not studying or working around the farm, Chloe also enjoys catching up with friends, and scrap booking, but would rather work on the farm than play sport. ‘It takes up a lot of your time, and if I’m not studying, I am outside helping Dad’ Chloe said. Chloe enjoys showing and attended the 2009 IDW, and also takes Jerseys and Holsteins to the Kyabram, Shepparton and Melbourne shows. ‘My sister Keira (13) and I enjoy training the cows to lead, and we wash and groom them. It’s exciting when you lead them in the ring – you can never guess how you’re doing, and it’s a nice surprise when you win. In this year’s Youth Challenge, we got third place (North West Holstein Sub-branch) and I learnt a lot – everyone lead differently, so we had to work as a team and sort it out. It’s a good social time as well, meeting lots of other kids who are into cows’ Chloe said. ‘I’m not sure where I am heading career-wise, but I will be studying Year 12, and continue to study Agriculture and Maths – as I really enjoy both of these subjects. Perhaps working in the Agri-Business sector could be a good choice for me – as both of my favourite subjects would be utilised’ Chloe said. ‘As for the long-term future, I would love to be a farmer, but I think it’s wise to be realistic and continue to study and gain qualifications in another career, just in case I can’t achieve that dream. Things are certainly tough at present, and the future looks uncertain. On a positive note, we had 8mm of rain today – so at least that will help our oat crops to grow – hopefully things are picking up!’ Chloe said.

Congratulations Steven Varcoe and Angela Spence are pleased to announce their marriage.The ceremony took place at ‘Inglewood Estate’, Kangaroo Ground on 20th March, 2009. Steve’s attendents were Cameron Bawden, David Boyd, Anthony Peatling and Elijh Cox. Angela was attended to by Amy Fisher, Alex Holdsworth, Rachael Strange and Rylee Cox we would like to thank all the Jersey members who attended and helped make our special day memorable. JerseyJournal June / July 2009 —

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NEWS FROM ALTA By Julian Pick

21st Century Genetics is happy to announce that the US shipment scheduled for early June will contain ALTAGALAXIES, BWSCOUT and KARBALA, with stocks of ALTABELMONT already in store and available. We are also proud to announce the first shipment of RBPRIX semen from Rapid Bay. ALTAGALAXIES debuted in January as a high ranking JPI sire. This JACE son out of an 88 point DECLO tracing back to a 94 point ALF started with a blaze in January and improved for April with the addition of genomic data and additional daughters. ALTAGALAXIES JUI is an amazing 7.51 placing him in very elite company, add in high production and great health traits and you have a pretty complete bull. BWSCOUT is the much anticipated Bob Bignami “pick of the bulls” for 2007. A MILITIA son from the highly regarded 91 point BW Parade CORRINE, BWSCOUT combines two very interesting families. BWSCOUT is standing at Sexing Technologies in Texas and has sex sorted semen available. BWSCOUT will be sampled in more than 5 countries globally and there is a lot expected of him, we think he will deliver in spades! KARBALA is the highest genomic rated IATOLA son in North America. Combining IATOLA with a 92 point CENTURION daughter that comes directly from the 90 point AVERY SUZANNE, you have breed leading

production, unbelievable Type and unmatched longevity. Rated at well over 9 points for JUI based on genomic data, KARBALA may well be at the top of the next generation of amazing udder improvers. ALTABELMONT was sold as a specialty sire in his early days, missing the traditional sampling programs that generate a lot of information in a short period of time. With ALTABELMONT we have had to wait, but is has been worth it! A CENTURION out of a 92 point RENAISSANCE daughter that traces back to the famous DUNCAN BELLE, ALTABELMONT always had the pedigree credentials for high Type, an wow did he deliver. Rocketing to the top of the US Type charts in January, ALTABELMONT has consolidated his position as an elite Type bull of the breed with his April data and is the sire of many show winners and champions. RBPRIX is an interesting sire, being by the high Type, production and WDE Premier Sire in 2008, Belles Jade out of the world renowned GORGEOUS and you have a pedigree second to none. The potential from a mating of DUNCAN BELLE bloodlines and GORGEOUS has the Jersey world abuzz and is the most highly anticipated young sire release in Canada this year. Don’t miss your chance to access these two great cow families in the one complete package.

Brunchilli Golden Legacy Sale Perfect presentation set the pace at the inaugural Brunchilli Jersey sale held at Nowra NSW on behalf of Maurice and Lyn Boyd of Finley NSW following the blitz at International Dairy Week by Brunchilli winning all 3 Jersey champions their sale set the pace for presentation and quality. Byers from throughout NSW, Victoria and Queensland bid freely to create the highest single vendor Jersey sale average in Australia for 26 years at $4332 (the top being in 1983, 30 head AU$4870) Sale top of $13,500 was paid by well known Queensland breeder, Adadale Jerseys, Paulger Family, Kenilworth, for Brunchilli BRC Passion. This Comerica is from the 2008 Sydney Royal Supreme Champion Brunchilli Jetson Passion and was due November to Lester Sambo. The same buyers third high of $10000 for Brunchilli

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JS Eileen a daughter of 2009 IDW Grand Champion, Sambo Eileen. Top selling cow and 2nd top of sale was Rivendell Bomber Merle (ET) VHC 92 at $10,200, this daughter of 2005 IDW Champion Edi Merle 137 had recently won the 4yo in milk at Sydney Royal and was purchased by Brad Gavenlock of Berry NSW. Ardylbar Jersey and Holsteins of Cambooya QLD paid top price unjoined yearling price of $9500 for Brunchilli Sultan Vita, a member of the Imp. NZ Vita family. G & J McPhee of Hillview Park, Finley selected the Sydney Royal Reserve Intermediate Champion Brunchilli, Mals Jess at $9000 along with the ‘08 born heifer Brunchilli Visionary Cher, a class calf backed by many major show champions at $4,300. Local Breeders John & Emmy Keys of Albion Park selected 2 top young cows, Brunchilli B Passion

an Alta Betrant at $8500 who had won at the ’08 NSW State Show and Brunchilli S Macca a max score 88 point Alta Saber at $7,000. Queensland breeders S & J McCarthey of Greenmount selected the Reserve Junior Champion of Sydney Royal Brunchilli BRC Ruby a Comerica from a Sambo at $8000, while Kevin Smith of Borallan, QLD paid the same money for the outstanding Brunchilli J Mecca a Valleystream Julian daughter. Selling agents Dairy Livestock Services report the following detail; 18 cows AU$4897 18 Joined Heifers AU$4561 9 Unjoined Heifers AU$3606 5 Males AU$2180 2 Embryo Packages AU$5800 52 Jerseys gross $225,250 Sale Average $4,332


SHIRLINN HAS GROWN Yes, Shirlinn has purchased 51 head from the Koree Island Stud of Arthur and Ann Trotter from Wauchope. Sires of these deep pedigree cows include Astound, Aramis, Chairman, Hermitage Prince, Sultan Signature, Jude, Blue Moon, Berretta, Paramount, Storm, Perimeter, Hallmark, Biestar, and Fair. To add to the value of this tremendous line, they are carrying calves to sires such as Senior, Special Forces, Rhumba, Astound, Comerica and Blackstone. Shirlinn says “Thank You” to Arthur and Ann for the opportunity to select this elite line of Koree Island Jerseys and wish them well in their retirement. At the Brunchilli Golden Legacy Sale, Shirlinn purchased the reigning Juvenile Champion at Sydney RAS - JS Vita from Brunchilli’s Deepest cow family and the BW Country daughter of Berretta Priscilla carrying a spring calf by Coalition. A daughter of Glen Echo Redfox Darling VHC was purchased at the Gympie Money for Milk sale. Nathan Darling is due June to Jacinto. When you are travelling through Tamworth next, call in and have a look over our Shirlinn Jerseys - you will be made most welcome.

SHIRLINN JERSEYS Brian & Vicki Todd, Brooke & Matt 204 Wallamore Rd TAMWORTH Ph. 0267 615 783 E. vicki.brian@bigpond.com

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If anyone had told Pat and Rosemary Roache when they started dairying in 1982 that they would go on to breed better bulls in Australia than Top Brass, Lester and Berretta they would have laughed at their craziness. But after 24 years of milking cows that is exactly what they have done. The recent 2009 April ABV has unearthed their latest contribution to the improvement of the Jersey breed – LARFALOT Lightwood Lucrative. The Roache story has humble beginnings milking 38 cows in a walk through dairy but Rosemary happily admits she’s not afraid of hard work. Or being laughed at. “I don’t care what people think. I’m not afraid to ask questions. Why would you aim to be anything but the best you can?” It’s this attitude has been a key part of how she and her husband Pat, who ran a 170-head dairy on the fringe of the west Victorian township of Terang, have come to supply some of the nation’s leading jersey genetics less than 25 years after entering the industry.

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the Roaches A conversation with Rosemary – who has also raised five children and been an active member of her local community - could be likened to reading a book of dairying proverbs. “If you’re not out in front, you’re trailing behind.” “Learn something new every day”. “Love what you do.” “Think positive”. “If you don’t ask, you’ll never know”. Some of the best jersey bulls offered in recent years; bulls such as OUTINFRONT, BADGER and now LARFALOT, have all been produced from the Roache farm, purchased in 1982. As the years went by, Rosemary and Pat wrote their own rulebook on building their herd. “The more you paid for them, the worse they were,” Rosemary laughs. “Cows with meaty udders had little milk. Cows that milked out quickly to a rag were in fact our best cows!” “It was always an advantage for us that we had no pre-conceived ideas. We didn’t know about ‘can’t’. We quickly discovered we couldn’t afford to BUY a great herd of cows, so we set out to breed our own. I badly wanted to own a cow that was a nice as

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the ones in the AI catalogues – little did I know we would end up with a whole herd of them!” Rosemary admits they would never have achieved what they have done without herd testing the herd. “Herd Testing doesn’t cost, it pays, and you only need to identify an early case of mastitis and a couple of ‘loafers’ to recoup herd test costs for a year. The other unseen benefit is that as the years pass all the breeding and herd test results build up in a pedigree and ABVs of your individual cows which proves to be a great asset”, she says. Taking one step forward and two steps back, the Roache family set simple goals, always keeping in mind that their purpose was to breed both for type, performance and profit, on the best possible pasture. Admitting it took her “years” to get her head around the “jargon” involved in the selection of bulls, Rosemary made her first foray into herd improvement with the purchase of 3 Jersey heifers from a noted high ASI herd dispersal in 1983. “One of the heifers was by the New Zealand bull Paitu Yama out of a progeny test YDB heifer. The heifer was named ‘Dorcas’ and she had 8 heifer calves for us. Her first influential daughter was ‘Elaine’ by OOBL. She was bred to Highland Magic Douglas resulting in ‘Failane’ she was mated to Lester resulting in ‘Fairlie’ and she was mated to Alf resulting in ‘Fairy’ and she was mated to Berretta resulting in our first AB proven bull OUTINFRONT. The second ‘Dorcas’ daughter to have a big impact was ‘Gazelle’ sired by the NZ bull SPAN. ‘Gazelle’ milked 10 lactations and classified Excellent. Gazelle’s first daughter Dorcas 2nd won the local On Farm Challenge and produced the now famous cow Lightwood Bambi Alf. Bambie is the dam of BADGER, her first calf was a daughter by Berretta named ‘Amber’. ‘Amber’ is the mother of LARFALOT.” This “Dorcas” cow family with 26 years of AI breeding and herd testing behind it now has it’s bloodlines in some of Australia’s leading Jersey bulls and in numerous cows around Australia and South Africa. BADGER has been one of the most heavily used Jersey bulls in Australia and South Africa in recent years and LARFALOT will be the next based on his first ABV and forward semen orders. Another discovery the couple made early was the

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‘lottery’ of progeny test bulls. “It was like a punt on the future”, Rosemary explains. “We were lucky to get quite a few of the future top bulls, but it drove the semen sellers mad as they tried to sell us the latest new bull and I told them we already had that bull’s granddaughters!” “My thinking has always been, ‘we live in a world of change. Don’t let it frighten you, embrace it – gently,” Rosemary advises today. “Don’t go overboard about new ideas if you are concerned. We had made a decision to go and milk all Holsteins at one stage when the Jersey breed was hijacked by breeders not willing to embrace AI and there were precious few local bulls available – remember J444? The introduction of North American genetics gave us added diversity and we embraced the best genetics available and we have never looked back”. “In 24 years we went from nobodies to somebodies, thanks to the past breeders of all those amazing bulls we built our herd on. LARFALOT is made up of Australian, New Zealand and American blood. He looks like what the dairy industry and farmers of the future need. It gives us great joy to be able to give something back. A bull who can breed profitable cows to support our dairy farming families. A bull whose name will appear in pedigrees for generations to come. Breeding cows can be such fun!” Today her passion for herd improvement is obvious and she can’t help but share her knowledge and experience. “There is so much joy in herd improvement. Why milk mediocre cows? Keep in mind why people milk cows – to make a living. Why use a bull with little or no ASI? The catalogues say minus for protein, minus for fat, minus for litres but look at the pretty udders; beautiful because there is no strain in holding little milk. The sad thing I have noticed is the so called type bulls often leave plain daughters that wouldn’t have enough milk to feed a cat!”. “Milking can be a bore or a delight, to see your farm and herd improving every year is worth the time put in. Herd Recording, using high ABV bulls, has been worth every cents and registering our cows made us look harder at our cows. Genetics Australia came and looked at our Dorcas cow family and the rest became history. Milking Jersey’s has been exciting, profitable, a lot of hard work but above all, a whole lot of fun”.


JERSEY AUSTRALIA SIRE READY RECKONER – APRIL 2009 ABV RELEASE *Jersey Selection Index (JSI) = 2.5 Protein + 1Fat + 0.1 Ligament + 0. 5(Stature + UD + RUH + OT) **Bulls must have publishable type proof and an APR of 27 or higher being in the top 120 sires

BULL ID CSCNAVARA VALERIAN FOUNDATION LARFALOT HIPFLASK AMBMANHATTEN 14J365 OUTINFRONT BADGER FUTUREARM

Bull Name Daraway Flowerpower Navara Kaarmona Valerian Beulah Taranak Balas Lightwood Lucrative Nowell Fp Bundy Okura Manhatten-ET SJ3 O.F. Mannix Rebel Lightwood Leda Beulah Taranak Badger Daraway Armada Futura

JS I 353 324 316 311 308 307 300 300 295 293

BULL ID SHEPPARTON 7J590 ASTOUND CSCNAVARA FLOWERPOWER SPIRITUAL 7J472 BARTPOWER V8 7J563

BULL NAME Loxleigh Shepparton Forest Glen Avery Action Molly Brook Berretta Fabulous Daraway Flowerpower Navara Claydon Park Flower Power Riverside Spirit Bw Parade-Et Daraway Flowerpower Satira Nowell V8 Sil-Mist Rmbm Buttons Brazo

R.UDDER H 117 117 116 115 113 113 111 111 111 110

BULL ID CSCNAVARA VALERIAN LARFALOT AMBMANHATTEN HIPFLASK NZLLAD NZGMINSTREL SPIRITUAL ELTON TAILBOARD

BULL NAME APR Daraway Flowerpower Navara 150 Kaarmona Valerian 147 Lightwood Lucrative 130 Okura Manhatten-ET SJ3 128 Nowell FP Bundy 113 Alciston Charlies Lad 112 Williams Minstrel 108 Riverside Spirit 107 Cairnbrae Jaces Elton 106 Nowell Tarsan 105

BULL ID FLOWERPOWER SHEPPARTON ASTOUND BARTPOWER POWERSPEC 7J590 SPIRITUAL JEAPACHE AVICTORY BELLBIRD

BULL NAME Claydon Park Flower Power Loxleigh Shepparton Molly Brook Berretta Fabulous Daraway Flowerpower Satira Daraway Flowerpower Spectra Forest Glen Avery Action Riverside Spirit Fleurieu Apache Magpie Creek Astounding Victory Kings Ville Bellbird

R.UDDER W 114 114 114 113 112 111 110 110 110 110

BULL ID VALERIAN CSCNAVARA HIPFLASK AMBMANHATTEN PVARAMIS OUTINFRONT FOUNDATION FLOWERPOWER ONEUP 7J563

BULL NAME Kaarmona Valerian Daraway Flowerpower Navara Nowell Fp Bundy Okura Manhatten-ET Sj3 Fleurieu Berretta Aramis Lightwood Leda Beulah Taranak Balas Claydon Park Flower Power Graglen Oneup Sil-Mist Rmbm Buttons Brazo

BULL ID 7J342 SARATOGA 7J590 BEESTRONG ABSHALLMARK RIVERDALE SPIRITUAL MEDIATOR CSCHARRISON BETAHEAD

BULL NAME UDDER DEPTH Altheas Lester Pitino Of Al-Top-ET 113 Bercar Saratoga 112 Forest Glen Avery Action 112 Rowantree Mr Fabulous 110 Schultz Brook Hallmark 110 Claydon Park Riverdale ET 110 Riverside Spirit 109 Silhouette Mediator 109 Almervista Harrison P 109 Kings Ville Outdo 108

BULL ID 7J563 JEJACOBUS JERASPUTIN FUTUREARM ONEUP POWERSPEC JEAPACHE SWATCH OUTINFRONT BROOKSTAR

BULL NAME MILK Sil-Mist RMBM Buttons Brazo 1087 Phj Jacobus 818 Fleurieu Rasputin 779 Daraway Armada Futura 750 Graglen Oneup 719 Daraway Flowerpower Spectra 662 Fleurieu Apache 660 Kaarmona Busta 654 Lightwood Leda 650 Jugiong Brook Star 641

BULL ID JEAUGUSTUS RHUMONA 7J472 7J535 TYSON MILFORD JEPERIMETER ABSHALLMARK OUTINFRONT OUTRANK

BULL NAME Fleurieu Augustus Kaarmona Rhumba BW Parade-ET Windy Willow Montana Jace Livewire Paramount Tyson Fleurieu Milford Rock Ella Perimiter Schultz Brook Hallmark Lightwood Leda Mon Vale Ads Pacific ET Imp

BULL ID 7J590 7J472 BEESTRONG CSCNAVARA BARTPOWER JERASPUTIN 7J535 OUTINFRONT PARAGLIDE SPIRITUAL

BULL NAME Forest Glen Avery Action BW Parade-ET Rowantree Mr Fabulous Daraway Flowerpower Navara Daraway Flowerpower Satira Fleurieu Rasputin Windy Willow Montana Jace Lightwood Leda Yenolam Altheas Paraglide Riverside Spirit

BULL ID NZGMINSTREL FOUNDATION AMBMANHATTEN ELTON NZGBANGA NZLLAD PASSIVE JEGIGOLO FUTUREARM BEESTRONG

BULL NAME Williams Minstrel Beulah Taranak Balas Okura Manhatten-ET SJ3 Cairnbrae Jaces Elton Loxlea ACL Oswald Alciston Charlies Lad Bercar Passive Fleurieu Gigolo 2nd Daraway Armada Futura Rowantree Mr Fabulous

BODY DEPTH 116 113 113 113 113 112 112 112 111 110

BULL ID CSCNAVARA 7J590 ASTOUND BARTPOWER SHEPPARTON FLOWERPOWER BEESTRONG V8 AVICTORY

BULL NAME MAMMARY Daraway Flowerpower Navara 119 Forest Glen Avery Action 118 Molly Brook Berretta Fabulous 118 Daraway Flowerpower Satira 117 Loxleigh Shepparton 115 Claydon Park Flower Power 114 Rowantree Mr Fabulous 112 Nowell V8 112 Magpie Creek Astounding Victory 112

BULL ID FUTUREARM JEPERIMETER ALTAWHISKEY BADGER MEDIATOR VALERIAN FARMSTEAD JEAUGUSTUS FLASHLINE 7J535

BULL NAME Daraway Armada Futura Rock Ella Perimiter Wattlebrink Whisky Beulah Taranak Badger Silhouette Mediator Kaarmona Valerian Bushlea Etta FY Hallmark Fleurieu Augustus White Star Flashline Windy Willow Montana Jace

FOOT ANGLE 107 107 107 106 106 105 105 105 104 104

BULL ID CSCNAVARA 7J590 FLOWERPOWER 14J365 BARTPOWER SHEPPARTON 7J535 ELTON ONEUP BELLBIRD

BULL NAME Daraway Flowerpower Navara Forest Glen Avery Action Claydon Park Flower Power O.F. Mannix Rebel Daraway Flowerpower Satira Loxleigh Shepparton Windy Willow Montana Jace Cairnbrae Jaces Elton Graglen Oneup Kings Ville Bellbird

BULL ID MEDIATOR AMBMANHATTEN NZGMINSTREL OUTRANK NZLHEARTS NZLLAD ALTAFLICA UNDERCOVER FUTUREARM SARATOGA

BULL NAME Silhouette Mediator Okura Manhatten-ET SJ3 Williams Minstrel Mon Vale Ads Pacific ET Imp Williams Ace Of Hearts Alciston Charlies Lad Crescent Justa Flica Bercar Undercover Daraway Armada Futura Bercar Saratoga

CHEST WIDTH 117 114 114 113 113 112 111 111 110 110

PROTEIN KG 29 25 25 25 25 23 22 22 22 21

TYPE 122 119 118 118 118 116 116 115 115 115

LIGAMENT 122 119 119 118 117 117 116 114 114 113

STATURE 121 117 116 116 116 114 114 114 113 113

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Sydney 2009 Judge Brian Wilson and wife Vicki , Tamworth NSW present the Senior Champion ribbon to owners Winnie and Shane Osler,Gerringong , NSW .

2009 ROYAL EASTER SHOW SYDNEY NSW RESULTS Judge: Brian Wilson

CLASS: S603 JUVENILE CHAMPION FEMALE Winner 316 Brunchilli Farming Trust - Finley NSW 2713 BRUNCHILLI JS VITA (BRG 2104) CLASS: S604 RESERVE JUVENILE CHAMPION FEMALE Winner 317 Brunchilli Farming Trust - Finley NSW 2713 BRUNCHILLI BRC RUBY (BRG 2101) CLASS: S605 HONOURABLE MENTION Winner 392 Robert & Sandra Brown - Fitzroy Falls NSW 2577 FOXTON CONNECTIONS KERYL (FOX 72)

CLASS: 608 Female, 2yr 4 mths & under 2yrs 8 mths, in milk. 1st 341 Brunchilli Farming Trust - Finley NSW 2713 BRUNCHILLI S MARCIA (BRG 1940) 2nd 342 Brunchilli Farming Trust - Finley NSW 2713 BRUNCHILLI S MACCA (BRG 1939) 3rd 344 Mr J W Quin - Menangle NSW 2568 ORANA FANCY SERENADE (87PTS) (JWQ 285) 4th 340 Mr Brad Gavenlock - Berry NSW 2535 BRALOCK COUNTRY MERLE (BJ1125)

CLASS: 606 Female, over 2 and not over 3yrs, in calf, dry. 1343 Mr J W Quin - Menangle NSW 2568 ORANA LEGION PET (87PTS) (JWQ 286) CLASS: 607 Female, under 2yrs 4 mths, in milk. 1st 1332 Cedar Vale Jerseys - Gerringong NSW 2534 CEDARVALE BOS DAFFODILL (WS6114) 2nd 333 Mr J W Quin - Menangle NSW 2568 ORANA MEGASTAR SILVERFINCH (JWQ 298) 3rd 336 Menzies & Boyd - Numbaa NSW 2540 RIVENDALE GILLER MARCIA (MRB 0015) 4th 337 Mr J W Quin - Menangle NSW 2568 ORANA FUTURITY BUNTY (JWQ 289)

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Junior Champion Jersey at Sydney 2009 with Jason Sutherland International Animal Health and Brad Gavenlock Berri , NSW.


CLASS: 609 Female, 2yr 8 mths & not over 3yrs, in milk. 1st 345 B Gavenlock & M Polson - Berry NSW 2535 GOLD LABEL DAYDREAM (GLJ 1) 2nd 350 Brunchilli Farming Trust - Finley NSW 2713 BRUNCHILLI MALS JESS (BRG 1902) 3rd 349 Mr J W Quin - Menangle NSW 2568 ORANA FESTIVAL NARCISSUS (86PTS) (JWQ 275) 4th 351 C P & S J Walsh - Jaspers Brush NSW 2535 WALJASPER SAMBO DUSTY (WAL2620) CLASS: S610 BEST JUNIOR UDDER - Female, not over 3yrs with the Best Udder. Winner 350 Brunchilli Farming Trust - Finley NSW 2713 BRUNCHILLI MALS JESS (BRG 1902) CLASS: S611 JUNIOR CHAMPION FEMALE Winner 345 B Gavenlock & M Polson - Berry NSW 2535 GOLD LABEL DAYDREAM (GLJ 1)

Juvenile Champion heifer at Sydney 2009 with David Nenness Maitland , NSW and Callum McPhee, Finley NSW.

CLASS: S612 RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION FEMALE Winner 350 Brunchilli Farming Trust - Finley NSW 2713 BRUNCHILLI MALS JESS (BRG 1902) CLASS: S613 HONOURABLE MENTION 332 Cedar Vale Jerseys - Gerringong NSW 2534 CEDARVALE BOS DAFFODILL (WS6114) CLASS: 614 Three females, not necessarily by the one sire, not over 3yrs, owned by the Exhibitor. 1st 353 Mr J W Quin - Menangle NSW 2568 2nd 356 Cedar Vale Jerseys - Gerringong NSW 2534 3rd 354 Robert & Sandra Brown - Fitzroy Falls NSW 2577 CLASS: S615B HIGHEST TOTAL KGS FAT PLUS PROTEIN IN CLASS 615. 357 Mr L Micallef & J Smart - Rossmore NSW 2557 BRUNCHILLI ZUKOR PRISCILLA (BRG 1524) CLASS: 616 FEMALE, OVER 3 AND NOT OVER 4YRS, IN MILK. 1st 364 Menzies & Boyd - Numbaa NSW 2540 RIVERNDALE BOMER MERLE (MRB 0006) 2nd 360 Adam Gavenlock - Berry NSW 2535 INGALALA ASTOAND JUNETTE (DJR 3795) 3rd 365Mr M & R Wilson - Jamberoo NSW 2533 BURNSIDE SAMBO DAWN ET (MMW 1048) 4th 359Brunchilli Farming Trust - Finley NSW 2713 BRUNCHILLI B CHER (BRG 1867)

Best Udder at Sydney 2009 with Milton Johnston Taree at the halter, Adam Walsh and Madeleine Browne, NAB Agri business.

CLASS: S616C HIGHEST TOTAL KGS FAT PLUS PROTEIN IN CLASS 616. 365 Mr M & R Wilson - Jamberoo NSW 2533 BURNSIDE SAMBO DAWN ET (MMW 1048) CLASS: 617 FEMALE, OVER 4 & NOT OVER 5YRS, IN MILK. 1st 373 Cedar Vale Jerseys - Gerringong NSW 2534 SIESTA ASTOUNDS KERYL (W7G1731) 2nd 370 Patrick Buckley - Theresa Park NSW 2570 BRUNCHILLI EXTREME ROSE 2 (BRG1495) 3rd 369 Mr M & R Wilson - Jamberoo NSW 2533 BURNSIDE MAJORS STARBRIGHT (MMW 1041)

Junior Best udder at Sydney show 2009 with Stephanie Tarlington, judge Brian Wilson and handler Callum McPhee.

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CLASS: S617A HIGHEST TOTAL KGS FAT PLUS PROTEIN IN CLASS 617. 370 Patrick Buckley - Theresa Park NSW 2570 BRUNCHILLI EXTREME ROSE 2 (BRG1495) CLASS: 618 FEMALE, OVER 5 & NOT OVER 6YRS, IN MILK. 1st 302 Patrick Buckley - Theresa Park NSW 2570 EAGLE VALE SAMBO PLATINUM (RX1 15) 2nd 376 Mr J W Quin - Menangle NSW 2568 ORANA POWER MEMORY VHC (JWQ 207) 3rd 375 Mr J W Quin - Menangle NSW 2568 ORANA GOLDEN SILVERFINCH SUP (JWQ 211) CLASS: S618B HIGHEST TOTAL KGS FAT PLUS PROTEIN IN CLASS 618. 375 Mr J W Quin - Menangle NSW 2568 ORANA GOLDEN SILVERFINCH SUP (JWQ 211) CLASS: 619 FEMALE, OVER 6YRS, IN MILK. 1st 377 Menzies & Boyd & Easterbrook - Numbaa NSW 2540 BRUNCHILLI SAMBO NOELENE (BRG 1371) 2nd 378 Mr Brad Gavenlock - Berry NSW 2535 BROOKLYN FARM JUDES TINEY (BF 1)

Reserve Junior Champion heifer at Sydney 2009 with Jason Sutherland Anima Health International and Callum Mc Phee, Finley NSW.

CLASS: S619B HIGHEST TOTAL KGS FAT PLUS PROTEIN IN CLASS 619. 378 Mr Brad Gavenlock - Berry NSW 2535 BROOKLYN FARM JUDES TINEY (BF 1) CLASS: BEST SENIOR UDDER - FEMALE, OVER 3YRS 360 Adam Gavenlock - Berry NSW 2535 INGALALA ASTOAND JUNETTE (DJR 3795) CLASS: 621 THREE FEMALES, ANY AGE, NOT NECESSARILY BY THE ONE SIRE. 1st 381 Brunchilli Farming Trust - Finley NSW 2713 2nd 379 Mr J W Quin - Menangle NSW 2568

Reserve Champion Jersey Cow at Sydney 2009 with Vicki Wilson and exhibitor, Hayley Boyd.

CLASS: 622 DAM’S PROGENY GROUP 1st 388 Menzies & Boyd & Easterbrook - Numbaa NSW 2540 BRUNCHILLI SAMBO NOELENE 2nd 384 Mr J W Quin - Menangle NSW 2568 ORANA GOLDEN SILVERFINCH SUP 3rd 386 Mr L Micallef & J Smart - Rossmore NSW 2557 BRUNCHILLI ZUKOR PRISCILLA 4th 387 Mr John Ritter - Gloucester NSW 2422 MIRBOO LB LIZZIE CLASS: 623 FIVE HEAD, COMPRISING THREE FEMALES OVER 3YRS & TWO FEMALES NOT OVER 3YRS. 391 Mr J W Quin - Menangle NSW 2568 CLASS: S624 SENIOR CHAMPION FEMALE 373 Cedar Vale Jerseys - Gerringong NSW 2534 SIESTA ASTOUNDS KERYL (W7G1731) CLASS: S625 RESERVE SENIOR CHAMPION FEMALE 377 Menzies & Boyd & Easterbrook - Numbaa NSW 2540 BRUNCHILLI SAMBO NOELENE (BRG 1371) CLASS: S626 HONOURABLE MENTION 364 Menzies & Boyd - Numbaa NSW 2540 RIVERNDALE BOMER MERLE (MRB 0006)

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Reserve Champion Juvenile at Sydney 2009 with David Nenness and Lisa Thompson, Bracknell Tasmania.

CLASS: S627 MOST SUCCESSFUL EXHIBITOR Brunchilli Farming Trust - Finley NSW 2713 CLASS: S628 MOST SUCCESSFUL BREEDER Brunchilli Farming Trust - Finley NSW 2713 CLASS: S629 BEST DISPLAYED TEAM 2 – 5 Entries Menzies & Boyd - Numbaa NSW 2540 CLASS: S629 BEST DISPLAYED TEAM Over 5 Entries Robert & Sandra Brown - Fitzroy Falls NSW 2577


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SCOT PAR A K * Type

* Udders

Ascot Park Hasty Beauty

Sup 93 Exc 8 (11 lact.) 8 yrs 6446 3.7 238 4.7 306 PI=116 305 days

D

Ascot Park Montanas Beauty

91 pts Exc 7 (7 lact. cont.) 7 yrs 7943 3.4 274 4.2 337 PI=125 305 days Champion Cow and Best Udder Qld O.F.C. 2002

Ascot Park Gants Beauty

92 pts Exc 9 (8 lact.) 9 yrs 5900 3.6 213 5.4 320 PI-107 305 days

E

Ascot Park Lesters Beauty

90 pts Exc 9 (9 lact. cont.) 8 yrs 6440 3.8 243 4.8 307 PI=100 305 days

Ascot Park Sambos Beauty 2nd

90 pts Exc 9 (7 lact. cont.) 8 yrs 6366 3.9 249 5.0 320 PI=93 305 days

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Ascot Park Astounds Beauty 2nd

91 pts (4 lact. cont.) 6 yrs 7707 3.7 282 5.3 405 PI=121 305 days Champion Heifer Qld O.F.C. 2004

Ascot Park Star Beauty

90 pts (4 lact. cont.) J4 7047 3.4 238 4.8 340 PI=113 305 days 2nd Type & Production Dairy Spectacular 2008

Dam of Pitinos Beauty. Has been flushed to T.Bone

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Presents The Beauty Family: Our most impressive maternal line * Production

* Longevity E

Ascot Park Golden Beauty 2nd

90 pts (2 lact. cont.) J3 5760 3.6 206 5.2 298 PI=95 305 days 2nd Udder Great Northern On Farm Challenge 2008

D

Ascot Park Sultans Beauty

(To be classified) J3 4252 3.3 142 4.2 180 PI=97 185 days cont. Res. Sup. Udder, Member Res. Sup 3 cows, T’ba Royal 2009

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Ascot Park Pitinos Beauty

88 pts at 2 yrs J2 6286 3.4 216 4.4 276 PI=114 305 days cont. Sup. Heifer, Sup. Junior Udder, Dairy Spectacular 2008 Champ. Heifer, Sup. Exhibit, Downs O.F.C. 2008 3rd Int. Champ and highest placed 1st Calf Heifer Great Northern Challenge 2008 Sup. Jersey Exhibit, Sup. Heifer, Member Sup. Group of 3 Heifers, Toowoomba Royal, March 2009 Has been flushed to Special Forces and Gannon. Progeny: A.P. Blairs Beauty 2nd 1st 4-6 months, H.M. Mini Champion, Downs Calf Day 2008

Rolling Herd Average: 6363 3.7 232 4.6 295 May Test Day Average: 21 Litres 4.0% P & 4.9% F

The Tradition of Excellence continues Steve and Jenny McCarthy, Budgee, Qld Ph/Fax 07 4697 2172

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Look

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BOSLASS - A LIRSK (s:Lemvig) from one of Denmarks best

2008 stars: BOSACTIONMAN Action x 91 Jace x 92 Barber from Wallacedale Melaine’s

BOSMARSTAR Brookbi x 92 Lemvig x 92 Brook from Kaarmona Marie’s

Impuls daughters, from a family which over 6 generations average: • 6.5 lactations, 7083Lt @ 6.45%F & 4.42%P! =LONGEVITY!

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Toowoomba Royal Show 26th TO 28th MARCH 2009

JERSEY RESULTS Judge: Troy Mauger 10 EXHIBITORS 50 Head

JUNIOR PARADERS UNDER 14: 1. Zanthie Verrall 2. Chelsea Stenzel 3. Kian Verrall HEIFER 6 TO 12 MTHS: 1. Braeburn Malicious Melys R & R Verrall 2. Ardylbar Ringmaster Delilia A & W Barron 3. Macleigh Conns Diamond Matthew McCarthy HEIFER 12 TO 18 MTHS: 1. Braeburn Astounding Very-Ferny R & R Verrall 2. Ardylbar Comerica Eileeny A & W Barron 3. Ascot Park Brookibi Elaine S & J McCarthy HEIFER 18 TO 24 MTHS DRY: 1. Braeburn Wata Melys R & R Verrall 2. Bralock Goldstar Merle S & J McCarthy 3. Ascot Park Sultans Patsy S & J McCarthy CHAMPION JUVENILE HEIFER: Braeburn Wata Melys R & R Verrall RESERVE JUVENILE: Bralock Goldstar Merle S & J McCarthy HONOURABLE MENTION: Braeburn Malicious Melys R & R Verrall HEIFER 2-3 YRS DRY: Robin Vale Duncan Larissa R Huth HEIFER UNDER 2 IN MILK: Kathleigh Saber Monopolette Gianna Kelly HEIFER 2-2 ½ YRS IN MILK: 1. Ascot Park Badgers Dairymaid S & J McCarthy 2. Ascot Park F P Beauty S & J McCarthy

3. Brunchilli S Viscountess A & W Barron HEIFER 2 ½ -3 YRS IN MILK: 1. Ascot Park Pitinos Beauty S & J McCarthy 2. Macleigh Whiskeys Canary Matthew McCarthy 3. Fernybank Astounds Georgina Dunne Family BEST UDDER UNDER 3 YRS: 1. Kathleigh Saber Monopolette 2. Ascot Park Pitinos Beauty 3. Macleigh Whiskeys Canary THREE HEIFERS UNDER 3 YRS: 1. S & J McCarthy 2. R & R Verrall 3. A & W Barron CHAMPION HEIFER: Ascot Park Pitinos Beauty S & J McCarthy RESERVE HEIFER: Kathleigh Saber Monopolette Gianna Kelly HONOURABLE MENTION: Macleigh Whiskeys Canary Matthew McCarthy COW OVER 5 YRS DRY: Nambour Rural Early Future Nambour State High School COW 3-4 YRS IN MILK: 1. Kathleigh Y D Daisy A & C Kath 2. Ascot Park Sultans Beauty S & J McCarthy 3. Brunchilli Sambo Robina A & C Kath COW 4-5 YRS IN MILK: 1. Ascot Park Amazing Dairymiss Elizabeth Hayden 2. Ascot Park Alberts Beauty S & J McCarthy COW 5-7 YRS IN MILK: 1. Brunchilli Imp Justine 2nd A & W Barron

2. 3.

Brunchilli Eileen A & W Barron Kathleigh Pitino Dream A & C Kath

COW 7 YRS AND OVER IN MILK: 1. Willow Dell Fancy 444 2. Willow Dell Fancy 448 Both A & W Barron 3. Ascot Park Sambos Elaine S & J McCarthy GROUP OF 3 COWS: 1. A & C Kath 2. A & W Barron 3. S & J McCarthy MATERNALLY RELATED GROUP: 1. S & J McCarthy 2. R & R Verrall 3. A & W Barron SIRES PROGENY: 1. A & W Barron 2. Dunne Family 3. Matthew McCarthy DAIRY GROUP (4 Head) 1. A & W Barron 2. A & C Kath 3. S & J McCarthy BEST UDDER OVER 3 YRS: 1. Ascot Park Sultans Beauty S & J McCarthy 2. Brunchilli Imp Justine 2nd A & W Barron 3. Kathleigh Y D Daisy A & C Kath CHAMPION COW: 1. Brunchilli Imp Justine 2nd A & W Barron 2. Kathleigh Y D Daisy A & C Kath HONOURABLE MENTION: Willowdell Fancy 444 A & W Barron HIGHEST MILK & FAT & PROTEIN: Ascot Park Sambos Elaine SUPREME JERSEY EXHIBIT: Ascot Park Pitinos Beauty

SUPREME AWARDS

RESERVE SUPREME GROUP OF 3 COWS: SUPREME HEIFER: SUPREME GROUP OF 3 HEIFERS: 1. Brunchill Imp Justine 2nd Ascot Park Pitinos Beauty 1. Ascot Park Pitinos Beauty 2. Kathleigh Y D Daisy RESERVE SUPREME COW: 2. Macleigh Whiskeys Canary 3. Kathleigh Saber Monopolette Brunchill Imp Justine 2nd 3. Ascot Park Sultans Beauty RESERVE SUPREME UDDER: Ascot Park Sultans Beauty JerseyJournal June / July 2009 — 17


Toowoomba Royal Show Jersey Judge – Troy Mauger’s Comments

After much anticipation of coming to Queensland to judge the Jerseys and to see the improvement within the breed, I certainly wasn’t disappointed. The numbers and quality were outstanding in all classes. A feature was the dairy qualities of all winners including excellent dairy bone, combined with strength, width and openness particularly through the chest and fore rib. All cattle had excellent feet and legs. The Juvenile Champion (Braeburn Wata Melys) was a credit to her breeders and was everything I look for in a Dairy Heifer. The Intermediate Champion (Ascot Park Pitinos Beauty) was the

ideal Jersey Heifer with tremendous balance and an outstanding udder. This heifer has a great future and a lot to offer the Jersey gene pool. The Senior Champion (Brunchilli Imp Justine 2nd) was an extremely long cow. She had a capacious udder with excellent texture, width and strength of ligament. The best Uddered Cow (Ascot Park Sultans Beauty) was faultless in attachments, height, width, teat size and placement. It certainly was good to catch up with old and new friends of the Jersey Breed and see a different part of Australia. Brunchilli Imp Justine 2nd

Toowoomba Show celebrates 150 years 15th – 17th April 2010

Jerseys have the limelight being feature breed with Jersey Australia (QLD) nominating the event as the Queensland State Feature Show.

ARDYLBAR JERSEYS at Toowoomba 2009

Brunchilli Imp Justine 1st 5-7 Milk CHAMPION COW OTHER NOTABLE WINS 1st and 2nd aged cow in milk 2nd cow 5-7 milk 2nd 12-18 mths 2nd 6-12 mths

Enquiries to A.D. & W.J. Barron 95 Savages Rd Hodgson Vale Qld (07) 4696 1265

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Herd data shortfall costing export $$$

Australia is seriously selling itself short in the dairy cow export market, a leading UK cow geneticist has told a national conference. Hearing that Australian Holstein-Friesians average 4.3 lactations, Lucy Andrews scolded: “You damn well need a herd recording database. In UK we average 3.6 lactations and we’re one of the best in Europe. You should be exporting semen and embryos all over the world.” In the UK all cows in all registered herds must be fully documented. “No exceptions”, the blunt-talking speaker told HERD09 – Australia’s first dairy herd industry national summit. Coming from a dairying family in the heart of the Derbyshire Peak national park, Ms Andrews is responsible for policy, research breed development and genetic evaluation at Holstein UK. Genes are the fundamental pointer in cows, just as in humans. “Red hair and freckles means bad temper, my mother tells me,” laughed the redhead. Herd management is changing, and this is affecting trait selection, she said. “We no longer just select for yield and production, but for other traits such as locomotion and longevity.” She described the UK experience in breeding for longevity. “Locomotion is the most important trait for UK farmers it’s our biggest predictor of longevity, whereas here your most important trait is likability.” “But for us it’s a matter of locomotion. There’s a direct correlation. The three biggest reasons for culling are fertility, legs & feet, and mastitis. If a cow can’t walk she can’t milk.” Size was another factor in UK herds. “As the cow gets bigger, she doesn’t last as long,” Ms Andrews said. “You don’t need a cow big enough to drag a plough but you likewise don’t want a hat rack that will blow over in a breeze.” Angularity of the cow’s body is another pointer to its productive life and fertility. As cows grow thinner and more angular, they put energy into milk production and this compromises fertility, she said. “Cows have been getting bigger, thinner and more angular. They look like long-distance runners with no fat and they’re getting more difficult to get in-calf. It’s something we have focused on

addressing in the UK . “You’ve got to build the cow to suit your system and live as long as you like, producing as long as is profitable for your system. “As herds get bigger, the managers stop managing cows and start managing people. We’ve got the same challenges as you, such as labour on farms. Our kids don’t want to go back to milking cows, they go to university, they work in bars and they want a lie-in on Saturday morning. That’s what makes herd recording so important.” Sole database for lower cost, better service: UK dairy expert The Australian dairy industry should manage its herd data using a single integrated database, a visiting expert says.

Lucy Andrews, from UK, said she was shocked to find that there were 14 organisations involved in recording dairy information in Victoria, and more throughout Australia. “It means there are 14 organisations competing within Victoria to enter a farmer’s herd information. This must lead to a drop in service as people cut costs to stay in the market,” she said. Ms Andrews was addressing the Herd 09 conference in Bendigo last week. The UK has recently moved to a single database for the storage and analysis of a

wide rage of data. “The UK’s single, integrated database has revolutionised cow registration, milk recording and data integration and transformation for the benefit of farmers,” she said. “The introduction of the database has reduced the costs of herd recording by 23 percent.” The database holds all herd information, individual animal performance and parentage details, breed registration details, official medicine and movement information. It links with veterinary and official systems. “There is one place and one answer,” she said. “The system can be tailored to an individual farmers needs. Many companies seem to have forgotten that the farmer is our client and we are here to serve them.” Accuracy of data is critical for decisionmaking so there is strict validation across all systems. The system utilises single entry with multiple users. Bar code readers are used on milk samples to avoid transposition errors. The system has an error rate of 0.2 percent. “We are working on the principal of single entry-multiple use,” Ms Andrews said. “Good record keeping brings a good basis for management decisions and, therefore, profit.” The UK database operates via a web interface. She explained: “The web version avoids problems associated with expensive onfarm software, version numbers, and licensing while also bringing flexibility of use. Our farmers can check their farm records from an island in Barbados if they like.” Ms Andrews said that it was time for the Australian industry to take action for its farmers. “The industry has to take the initiative and start to innovate. Stop waiting for farmers to do the work. Industry must stick its neck out and invest to provide farmers the service they are paying for,” she said. The Australia dairy industry is currently investigating the use of a single dairy industry database. Although the current database arrangements have worked well for the industry in the past, there is still scope for improvement and the Herd 09 conference was suitable forum to announce the need to investigate innovation.

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Jimann Jerseys Trevor & Julie Campbell 286 Lowe Rd Rochester 3561 (03) 5484 1621 jimann@iinet.net.au

JUGIONG JERSEYS

Thank you ... Jugiong Jerseys Bill & Evelyn, Phil & Amy, Pat & Carmen & Brendan for the use of your farm and wonderful facilities and for all the unseen work that was done by you all. We really do all appreciate your efforts

Nicholson Family Curr Rd Girgarre • ph/fax 03 5854 6393 jugiong@bigpond.com.au

EURARIE JERSEYS (Est 1929) Charles & Carolyn Smith 80 Rathbone Road St Germains 3620 andesholsteins@bigpond.com.au

Utopia Jerseys Jared & Courtney Ireland 53 Hewlett Lane, Locklngton. 03-54862694 I 042765765 courtney.wagner@bigpond.com

Thank you ... Russell Gammon For making the long trip and sharing this special occasion with us.

SHENSTONE JERSEY STUD Gordon & Lyn Emmett 12 Curr Rd Stanhope 03 5857 2629 lem97432@bigpond.com.au .....breeding since 1930

Thank you ... Semex for making this possible

Brookbora Jerseys Robert and Sandra Bacon Tennyson Vic 3522 03 5488 2211 0429 333 199 bacons@brookbora.com.au www.brookbora.com.au

Silhouette Jerseys Richard & Ann Worboys Echuca Mitiamo Rd • Kotta 03 5483 7500 info@silhouette.biz

Sybilgrove & Summer Spirit Jerseys

Collins Family 3710 McColl Rd Rochester 3561 Ph/Fax 03 5486 5393

Benlock Jersey Stud Bryan & Lee Rushton 79 Brooks Rd Rochester 3861 03 5484 1881 benlock@bigpond.net.au

Northern District

Jersey Breeders Club

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Congratulations to Trevor and Julie Campbell Life Members, Jersey Australia President: Bill Cochrane Secretary: Lisa Broad


Thank you ... Fort Dodge and Marcus O’Dwyer. Castlegate, Navartis, Integrated Packaging Dairy Farmers / National Foods and Fonterra

BROADLIN JERSEYS

Lynton and Lisa, Toni, Gavin and Cassie Broad 388 Johnson Road LOCKINGTON 3563 03 5486 2624 042786 2624 lisa.broad@bigpond.com

Dalbora Genetics

Thank you Moama Bowling Club for your sponsorship

Daryl & Maria Collins Robert & Sandra Bacon Tennyson Vic 3572 0427 88 227 0429 333 119 info@dalboragenetics.com.au www.dalboragenetics.com.au

Gailee Jerseys Norm & Dawn Stone 489 Hill Rd Stanhope 03 5857 2399 gaileeadsl@bigpond.com

Craigielea Jerseys

Gold Sponsors ABS Australia • www.absaust.com World Wide Sires • www.wwsaustralia.com.au Wellbred Genetics • wellbrd@mcmedia.com.au • 0428 552 624 Genetics Australia • www.genaust.com.au • 1800 039 047 Ken Dunstall Supplies • 03 5854 6535 / 03 5853 2198 BOS Trading • www.bostrading.com.au • 03 9335 3499 Silver Sponsors MVP Feeds • mvpfeeds@bigpond.com • 03 5456 4880 IVP International • www.ivpinternational.com • 03 5853 2048 Designer Stockfeeds • 03 5480 7130 • dsestock@bigpond.com Echuca Town & Country • 03 5480 7087 Bronze Sponsors Rabar • 03 5480 9646 Keenan & Graeme Norris • 0429 349 627 Lienerts Australia • 1800 649 231 Ian Chappel Transport • 03 5488 2262

General Sponsors Central Sires Co-op Ltd 21st Genetics • www.21stcenturygenetics.com.au • 9330 3444 Agrigene • www.agrigene.com.au • 03 5722 2666

Bill, Kaye and Andrew Cochrane 836 Hansen Rd, Bamawm, 3561 03 5486 5474 craigielea3@bigpond.com

SUNSHINE FARM JERSEYS

Neville & Janelle McDonald 715 Andrews Rd Kyabram 3620 Ph: 03 5855 2526 janellemcdonald1958@hotmail.com

Lincolndell Jerseys Ron and Val Read & Family 167 Panoo Road Lockington 3563 Ph: 03 5488 2266

Rockleigh Park Jerseys Stewart Mancer 2/1 Moama Court, Moama Ph: 0429 88 22 01 rockleighpark@bigpond.com

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M AK O FF E ER AN

5 A Grade Embryos

L IL L W L SE

FOR SALE Bartpower X Avery X Brook X Duncan

Dam: Anvale Avery Belle VHC 91 AGE 22 44 58 73 83 102

MILK 5800 5507 7102 7102 7910 7854

PRT 219 207 270 260 302 299

PRT% 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.7 3.8 3.8

FAT 290 282 378 349 412 401

FAT% 5.0 5.1 5.3 4.9 5.2 5.1

DAYS 305 305 305 265 305 305

PI

142 130 134 132 131

GRAND DAM: Giprat Belles Barbados Sup 92 GREAT GRAND DAM: Duncan Belle Ex 3 Avery Belle was purchased at IDW 2001 and competes in a very commercial 300 cow mixed herd with no preferential treatment. Avery Belle is an outstanding individual exhibiting: • Type • Production • Deep Pedigree • Longevity • Consistency To make an offer on these embryos Phone Brad on 0429 422 227 or email genteeljerseys@hotmail.com ~ No reasonable offer refused ~

GENTEEL JERSEYS 553B Mywee/Koonoomoo Road, Strathmerton, Victoria Phone: (03) 5874 5388 or 0429 422 227 Email: genteeljerseys@hotmail.com

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Winvarle and Starlight Jerseys at Dorrigo By Linda Houghton

Warrick and Kaylene Marks run a 171 hectare dairy farm on the green undulating Dorrigo plateau, which is 90kms inland from Coffs Harbour, on the northern NSW coast. Sitting 880 metres above sealevel, the property has commanding views of nearly 100km of coastline, and has been in Warrick’s family since 1903. Warrick and Kaylene have been running the property for last 25 years, along with their son Andrew (21) and daughter Naomi (17). At the time of interview, the property had received 33 inches of rain in just 5 days – almost half of their average yearly rainfall of 85 inches per year. ‘At the moment we are struggling with the problem of too much water – however we have good drainage and the water is finding its way to the coast. At times like this I really feel for the Victorian farmers and the dry conditions they are experiencing – rainfalls everywhere seem to have become unpredictable’ Warrick said. The Marks’ family have had their own tough times as well, with a natural disaster striking them hard in 2005 when a freakish, single lightning bolt killed 68 of their milking herd. ‘There was this massive blasting sound – Andrew and I were about 500 metres from where it hit, and we could see cows lying down everywhere. We couldn’t believe what we saw – the dead cows were unmarked, and some still had grass in their mouths. It seemed to be a quick death for them, at least. We were stunned – half of our milking herd and entire cow families and genetics had been wiped out in one hit’ Warrick said. ‘The next two years were very difficult, but we here heartened by the donation of cows from Jersey breeders. Lindsay Wilson coordinated the donation; and every single cow we received was a good one. There were no ‘duds’ amongst them – it was overwhelming. We will be eternally grateful for the generosity and kindness shown to

us by other breeders. The donated cows kept us going during a very tough time and allowed us to meet our milk supply quota. Lindsay used to ring us up every night as well – just to check up on us and make sure we weren’t feeling too down about it all’ Warrick said. The Marks’ now hold the dubious pleasure of a Guiness Book of Records entry – for the most cattle killed by a single bolt of lightning. ‘After it happened, our phone ran hot with nonstop calls from the media, and we had a lot of interest from scientific boffins – everyone was curious about the event, but it drove us nuts. We did learn that the high altitude position combined with volcanic soil and high ironstone content contributed to attracting lightning strikes. People are still interested in the story– everywhere we go, as soon as we say we’re from Dorrigo, people ask if we know the farmers whose cows had been struck by lightning’ Warrick said. Overall, things have settled down and the 200 head milking herd is now producing 6,000 litres per cow, with 5.5 Butter Fat and 4% Protein. The Marks’s supply Norco Dairy Company, which is solely involved in the liquid milk sales market. Occasionally, Warrick will consult with feed suppliers to get some advice, but basically grain is fed all year round at 4kg a day per cow (summertime) and in winter at 6kg per day, per cow plus a concentrate supplement. ‘Bloat is our biggest worry during summer – we put the oil in their feed everyday during the warmer months. I am also a big believer in providing the cows with fresh clean drinking water – I think it makes a big difference to their overall health. It’s certainly a good drop around here – this is the area where all of the bottled water comes from’ Warrick said. Milking takes around 2 hours in the 10-aside doubleup herringbone dairy, and recent improvements include the installation of 1km of cement walkways. JerseyJournal June / July 2009 —

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‘The lane-ways become impassable with high rainfall, so the walkways were essential. We calve all year round to maximise returns from the milk contract, with Andrew and myself normally doing the feeding, with calves are housed in a purpose built shed’ Warrick said. Home grown feed is an important part of the herds diet. ‘The rye grass fodder we grow is so perfect, and that good, the cows go mad for it – I could almost eat it myself! ‘Any excess is baled up for silage and fed out for winter from May to early September – by a mixer wagon’ Warrick said. Son Andrew completed a diesel mechanic apprenticeship before returning to work fulltime on the family farm. ‘We emphasised to Andrew the importance of having a trade, and it has paid off as he works for local silage contractors, as a driver and mechanic during harvest time. It is also a great help to have Andrew’s expertise on-hand when doing our own silage and also maintaining our machinery’ Warrick said. The Mark’s family have used very little casual labour over the years, just enough to support some time off for family holidays and to attend field days once in a while. ‘I find that things run much smoother when managed from within the family’ Warrick said. Naomi is currently studying her final VCE year – in between breeding her own Jerseys and attending shows. ‘I have always loved Jerseys, and we are lucky to have a very active breeders club in our area – the (Beauta Zone) Jersey Cattle Club. It’s been going for 40 years now, and we have about 16 active members at present. I have received a lot of support from the club, and also been inspired by breeders such as Milton Johnson, Pat McDonald and the Wilson family in Tamworth’ Naomi said. Naomi has already had notable success in the ring, winning a First placing in the Junior Judging (U16) and Junior Parader (U16) at the North Coast Dairy Spectacular in September 2008, and going on to receive Third at the Sydney Royal Easter Show in April this year, in the Dairy Cattle Junior Judging State Final (U25). Three of Naomi’s Starlight Jerseys have also performed well in the ring at the 2008 Dorrigo Show, winning Junior Champion Jersey Heifer with Ingalala Whiskies Memory, and Reserve Champion

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Jersey Heifer with Tarcoola Comerica Bee. Warrick also received Reserve Champion Cow, and Best Udder with Fairbrae Furor Dinah (VHC). ‘We are very proud of our cow, and in total the family bought home 3 championships – so it was a great show for us all’ Warrick said. Warrick does all of the AI for the entire herd and Starlight cows, but Naomi selects her own bulls. Bulls that are currently favoured by the Marks family are Sabre, Valerian, Guapo, Spirit, Astound, Resurrection and Glasgow. Showing cattle is a shared family passion, and the Marks’ have always supported the little local agricultural shows. ‘We make sure we go to our local shows each year – it helps to keep them going, and it is good publicity for the Jersey breed as well’ Warrick said. Naomi hopes to keep breeding and building up her stocks, and going to as many shows as possible. ‘I really love showing – everything about it. In fact, I’d rather show cows than go to school. The social aspect is fantastic too, at IDW I have met breeders from all over Australia, and I just enjoy seeing the best cows around – across all of the different breeds’ Naomi said. Another recent highlight for Naomi was attending the 2008 World Dairy Expo in the USA. ‘It was absolutely amazing, and I am encouraging Mum and Dad to go over in October this year to experience it’ Naomi said. Warrick said: ‘Kaylene and I would love to go over for the World Expo this year, so we will just see what happens there. As for the future, things have certainly changed around here – there are now just two other dairy farms in the immediate area, and when we started, there were 16. Like most coastal areas, primary producers are being priced out of the land market, with local real estate sales currently running at $15,000 per acre. Retired people from Brisbane and Sydney are coming here - looking for a peaceful lifestyle on a few acres, where they can build their dream home and have a few animals. These prices, plus huge input costs are preventing young farmers from getting started in the area, and as a result, the whole area is changing’. ‘While things are going well for us, we will just keep putting-along and enjoying life and showing our cows’ Warrick said.


GoulburnMurrayJerseyBreedersClub PresidentRohan Sprunt (03) 5826 9506 SecretaryMargaret Cockerell (03) 5864 1133

GM JBC • Thanks to all involved in another successful GMJBC Calf Show recently at Numurkah. A special thank you to judge Tim Weller. announcer Trent Lawrence, all sponsors, volunteers, organisers and, of course, all exhibitors.

• Congratulations to the Northern District Jersey Breeders Club on hosting the Jersey Australia AGM and Northern Lights Sale

GLENARRON JERSEYS Ron, Glenyss & Grant Baker 14 Hutchins Lane Katunga (03) 58646246 glenarron@origin.net.au YENOLAM JERSEYS Neil, Wendy, Dick & Lyla 1119 Boals Rd Numurkah 3636 Ph (03) 58641064 Fax (03) 58641025 yenolam@iinet.net.au

GRAGLEN JERSEYS Graham, Glenyce, Tim & Jon Pearce Kerrs Rd Tallygaroopna 3634 (03) 58298334 tpearce@mcmedia.com.au EARLDENE JERSEYS Dick & Barb Scoones 2720 Rendells Rd Numurkah 3636 (03) 58641205 rjscoones@dodo.com

FRESH START JERSEYS Toni Adams & Mark Norman (03) 58655060 0427229505

BEULAH JERSEYS Daryl & Lani Hoey 160 Christies Rd Katunga dmlhoey@bigpond.com.au (03) 58646473

BERNBRAE JERSEYS McMillan Family Hawkers Rd Nathalia 3636 (03) 58641303 YALCARA JERSEYS Peter & Lyn Sprunt 926 Sandmount Road Katunga 3640 (03) 58732583 yalcara@cnl.com.au

KADDY JERSEYS Andrew Younger 50 Zeerust School Rd Zeerust 3634 (03) 58298352 motor@hisplace.net www.jersey.com.au/jweb/uploads/ kaddy/kaddy_intro.html HOMELANDS JERSEYS Phil Hentschke & Warren Schutz 142 Youanmite Rd Invergordon 3636 (03) 58655171

GENTEEL JERSEYS Brad Adams 553B Mywee/Koonoomoo Rd Strathmerton 3641 (03) 58745388 genteeljerseys@hotmail.com

KAARMONA JERSEYS Graeme & Robyn, Rohan & Claire Sprunt 228 & 235 Kaarimba Hall Rd Kaarimba 3635. (03) 58269506 kaarmona@bigpond.com

LOXLEIGH JERSEYS Geoff Akers Victoria Rd Tallygaroopna 3634 (03) 58298478 geoffakers1@bigpond.com WARRAIN JERSEYS John & Margaret Cockerell 1219 Rendells Rd Numurkah 3636 (03) 58641133 warrainjerseys@mcmedia.com.au

HAZELVALE JERSEYS Jason Hayes 0410135420

GLENFERN JERSEYS Peter & Bev Farrell 579 Healesville-Kooweerup Rd, Healesville 3777 0409 503 352 peter.farrell7@bigpond.com WAIANIWA JERSEYS Lindsay Hamilton 1045 Hawkers Rd Nathalia 3636 (03) 58641380

VAMOS JERSEYS Kelly & Warren Barnett Amaroo Park Solly Rd Mathoura 2710 (03) 58843421 vamos@mcmedia.com.au

FROGLANDS JERSEYS Ben Pedretti 51 Victoria Street Tallygaroopna 3634 (03) 5829 8339

New Members Always Welcome

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Jersey Australia Top 100 Registered Cows

The Jersey Australia Board congratulates all the breeders and owners of this country’s top registered ASI cows according to the ADHIS April 2009 proof release.

Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 9 9 12 12 14 16 16 18 18 20 20 22 22 24 24 24 24 28 28 28 31 32 33 36 36 39 39 39 42 43 45 45 45 45 50 50 50 53 53 53 58 58 58 58 58 65 65 65 71 71 71 71 71 71 71 80 80 80 80 80 80 88 88 88 88 93 93 93 93 93 93 93 93 93 105

Jersey Australia Owner A J Carson C & C Glennen C & C Glennen S G Reid J & M Cockerell C & C Glennen Creebank Partnership Creebank Partnership B & C McManus N & K Furze T A Taylor Creebank Partnership L & L Broad Mauger & Nicholson Syndicate C & K Couch R H G Akers C & C Glennen S G Reid C & C Glennen D L Hoey C & C Glennen PJ F Singleton BR JL RP LJ Smethurst C & C Glennen R J Richards Stephen Gleeson R H G Akers R H G Akers S G Reid DB & AT Van Popering C & C Glennen N & K Furze D L Hoey R J Richards Creebank Partnership R & S Bacon S G Reid B R Mills GW & GF Pearce AJ PL MA KE York C & C Glennen J & G Carson Stephen Gleeson BR JL RP LJ Smethurst BR JL RP LJ Smethurst D L Hoey KN & PL Kuhne D L Hoey M Singleton & Son C & C Glennen C & C Glennen C & C Glennen D L Hoey M Singleton & Son C & C Glennen Creebank Partnership R H G Akers CR & ME Brereton C & C Glennen Creebank Partnership Creebank Partnership D J Murray D L Hoey T & A Saunders KN & PL Kuhne C & C Glennen C & K Couch J & M Cockerell J & M Cockerell R & S Bacon D J Murray D R Hallyburton GC SJ Thorn J K Sykes C & C Glennen Colnarco PTY Creebank Partnership J & M Cockerell M H Murray R H G Akers R H G Akers R J Richards R J Richards L & L Broad

Cow Hbook # Cairnbrae Flowers Estelle 524915 White Star 4757 547022 White Star 4916 563451 Jackiah Fabulous Primrose 489416 Warrain Hatten Empress 2 565968 White Star 4809 582583 Creebank Minstrel Carolyn 582881 Creebank Manhatten Carol 2 582888 Bercar Pattern 509386 Rye Valley Admiral Sandra 2ND 405476 Koenarl Melba X13 508325 Creebank AMBManhatten Primrose 541891 Broadlin Ilagay 2159 531312 R&J BIG STAR 526315 Riverside MBSB Adrienne 856 484995 Loxleigh Power Designer 8 524576 WHITE STAR 4655 535491 Jackiah Megastar Primrose 2221 546185 WHITE STAR 4870 563423 Beulah Manhatten C Bambi 558334 White Star 4667 582587 Sunnycrest Leda Corona 540605 Lerida Park Minstrels Rose 209 548991 White Star 4881 563428 Prom View Jenny 108 555512 Montana Park 1069 545175 Loxleigh Manhatten Daisy 552482 Loxleigh Manhatten Vanessa 568111 Jackiah Augustus Primrose 2176 576755 Brunetta Jade 2410 562727 White Star 4864 563420 Nowell Power Sandy 527041 Beulah Out M Poppins 7 577338 Prom View Jenny 64TH 481787 Creebank Rouge Girl 506554 Daraway Taranak Vanessa 4 555976 Jackiah Fabulous Primrose 2073 533207 Ash Grove Carmel 11 533759 Graglen Power Blue 4180 551249 Almervista Manhat Ireland 3 559057 White Star 4808 590188 Glenbrae Perimeters Daisy 5 507447 Montana Park 21033 533235 Lerida Park Berrettas Rose 115 445054 Lerida Park Powers Lucy 15 523950 Beulah Lemvig A Poppins 516943 Bushlea Hatten Fernleaf 2 551952 Beulah Out L Poppins 2 588166 Aghadreena Aramis Ena 586475 White Star 4444 590641 White Star 4632 535474 White Star 4793 547054 Beulah Mada L Poppins 516948 Anvale Khan Belle 446960 White Star 4471 523593 Creebank Armada Libby 506572 Loxleigh Power Designer 6 524570 Isycoed Tara Lady 504995 White Star 4818 563392 Creebank Valerian Primrose 543695 Creebank Passive Girl 543754 Spring Gully Sara 10 542291 Beulah Man L Vanity 2 588183 Stonyrun Aus Manhatten Meg 546668 Bushlea Power Fernleaf 4 528198 White Star 4868 563421 Riverside American Sharna 921 498429 Warrain Apache Empress 508842 Warrain Para Empress 515679 Daraway Taranak Vanessa 3 555975 Spring Gully Aggy 582185 Camo Jacinta 571385 Fleurieu Noble Nancy 74 555779 Minstonette Dans Ida 12TH 455515 White Star 4828 563399 Colnarco Designs Susie 11TH 560749 Creebank Pascoe Carol 530135 Warrain Armada Roma 508840 Wolverton Manhattan Katrina 564941 Daraway Perimeter Vanessa 507390 Loxleigh Power Daisy 524572 Prom View Bonny 65 561415 Prom View Dorothy 47 561433 Pannoo Manhatten Vanessa 562689

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ASI Protein 157 39 146 29 145 26 144 36 143 32 142 34 139 35 134 36 130 17 130 26 130 20 127 26 127 40 126 33 125 35 125 27 124 30 124 28 123 20 123 24 122 35 122 31 121 25 121 25 121 35 121 28 120 28 120 25 120 26 119 28 118 25 117 30 116 31 116 31 115 30 28 115 115 31 114 19 113 36 112 26 112 23 112 19 112 28 111 32 111 25 111 18 110 29 110 25 110 28 109 16 109 29 109 25 109 23 109 27 108 17 108 25 108 26 107 23 107 18 107 25 107 26 107 27 107 22 107 30 106 22 106 23 106 26 106 28 106 23 106 24 105 26 105 13 105 32 105 24 104 16 104 27 104 33 104 24 104 19 104 19 104 28 104 27 104 20 103 21

Prot% 0.07 0.57 0.52 -0.06 0.31 0.19 0.26 0.15 0.51 0.27 0.46 0.3 -0.06 0.06 0 0.25 0.18 0.12 0.47 0.41 0.03 0.13 0.37 0.26 0.05 0.37 0.25 0.4 0.08 0.22 0.24 0.12 0.17 0.03 0.15 0.18 -0.01 0.42 -0.15 0.32 0.23 0.49 0.21 0.17 0.52 0.54 0.24 0.3 0.27 0.44 0.03 0.31 0.31 0.02 0.52 0.05 0.16 0.15 0.36 0.12 0.18 0.05 0.33 0.22 0.4 0.12 0.15 0.17 0.1 0.25 0.31 0.49 0.04 0.25 0.51 0.07 -0.05 0.43 0.4 0.41 0.02 0.19 0.18 0.36

Milk 1053 70 61 1156 529 750 667 853 -198 393 -41 361 1260 903 1036 468 637 672 -61 166 975 748 241 364 968 325 476 193 660 526 402 708 701 863 687 588 925 -23 1254 336 376 -124 534 698 26 -202 517 330 442 -136 802 329 263 760 -198 656 548 465 37 572 507 711 192 590 99 505 546 581 549 365 344 -284 892 375 -227 704 1044 113 7 -2 794 528 354 141

Fat 65 44 54 68 52 52 44 43 62 57 58 51 39 48 45 48 46 54 50 43 42 43 40 51 38 32 40 37 60 41 48 42 34 45 36 40 46 46 42 32 46 40 37 27 18 37 29 34 29 48 43 32 36 50 37 50 40 47 44 44 38 45 37 24 31 49 39 31 49 37 24 46 29 34 36 39 32 21 38 35 39 31 49 32

Fat % 0.15 0.75 0.96 0.11 0.45 0.22 0.14 -0.05 1.38 0.67 1.14 0.6 -0.55 -0.01 -0.2 0.43 0.23 0.34 1 0.65 -0.2 0.05 0.52 0.59 -0.26 0.28 0.28 0.51 0.46 0.24 0.49 0.08 -0.08 -0.03 -0.02 0.15 -0.06 0.9 -0.48 0.27 0.49 0.87 0.15 -0.2 0.32 0.9 0.02 0.31 0.1 1.04 0 0.26 0.41 0.17 0.91 0.28 0.21 0.42 0.8 0.25 0.21 0.13 0.5 -0.14 0.48 0.41 0.18 0 0.37 0.33 0.1 1.16 -0.36 0.26 0.91 0.01 -0.46 0.29 0.7 0.66 -0.07 0.05 0.56 0.46

Rel 51 47 40 58 42 43 43 43 54 65 53 47 49 50 57 47 50 47 42 47 48 49 47 43 47 47 46 41 43 42 41 43 47 55 50 43 53 48 51 41 47 55 50 57 50 65 47 43 41 54 51 48 55 51 51 53 49 54 42 46 47 47 43 47 49 41 53 51 50 43 43 50 43 55 42 30 48 52 42 56 51 35 36 41


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    

                           

      

       

      

      

     

          

  

       

     

      

            

      

     

                  

      

     

         

 

     

      

     

    

      

     

        

     

     

                      

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OFFICE MATTERS

By Office Manager Lorraine Keating Hi everyone Well, congratulations must go to the Northern Districts Jersey Breeders Club who organised the Jersey Australia AGM and ancillary events at Echuca/ Moama. The four days were fantastic! A great mix of information and entertainment – and I entered wholeheartedly into the entertainment side of things I can tell you. The NDJBC organisers had put me on the door at most events (such thoughtful people). Anyway that meant I really got to meet a lot of members and by the end was not doing a bad

job of linking names and faces (if I do say so myself). On the other hand I was not doing such a great job of ticking off those who had paid, so I do apologise to those whom I accosted while they were trying to eat their (paid-for) meals! Those of you who missed the event should start marking your diaries for next year when it will be held in NSW. It’s such a great opportunity to meet other members and discuss ideas.

registrations, as well as a small but steady number of Membership Applications. Until next time,

Back here in the office things are ticking along quite nicely. We’re noticing a small surge in

Lorraine Keating

Top 20 Sires By Registration 01/03/09 - 29/05/09

Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

Nasis ID FLOWERPOWER LORDJUNO ASTOUND VALERIAN 7J472 BADGER DNKIMPULS DNKDJMAY AMBMANHATTEN 7J535 MENTOR 7J590 JEBROOKBI FOUNDATION FAXALL BWCOUNTRY OUTINFRONT 29J2875 7J605 JECOMERICA

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Name CLAYDON PARK FLOWER POWER POTTERSWALLS LORD JUNO MOLLY BROOK BERRETTA FABULOUS KAARMONA VALERIAN BW PARADE-ET BEULAH TARANAK BADGER Q IMPULS DJ MAY OKURA MANHATTEN-ET SJ3 WINDY WILLOW MONTANA JACE DARAWAY ASTOUND MENTOR FOREST GLEN AVERY ACTION BUSHLEA BROOK BIESTAR BEULAH TARANAK BALAS ALL LYNNS BERRETTA FELIX BW COUNTRY LIGHTWOOD LEDA HIGHLAND DUNCAN LESTER SUNSET CANYON MECCA BRIDON REMAKE COMERICA

#Offspring 75 46 45 38 37 32 31 28 27 27 23 22 22 22 20 18 17 17 17 17


Wallacedale Jurace Stardust, VG 86

Dam: Kaarmona Parade Babe-ET SUP 92

Wallacedale Jurace Stardust, VG 86

ABV (04/09) Dtr/Hrd 31/11 83 APR 62 Rel. 49 ASI -0.11 14 Protein 549 Milk -0.06 27 Fat 68 Rel. ABV TYPE (04/09) Dtr/Hrd 24/10 106 Type 105 Udder 64 Rel.

PHYSICAL TRAIT EVALUATION

24 dtrs. 10 herds

Source: ABV 04/09 Overall Type Poor Mammary System Poor Stature Short Angularity Thick Body Depth Shallow Chest Width Narrow Pin Width Narrow Pin Set High Pins Foot Angle Low Rear Leg Set Posty Udder Depth Deep Fore Attachment Loose Rear Attach. Height Low Rear Attach. Width Narrow Centre Ligament Weak Teat Placement Wide

* below ADHIS publishable level for production.

88

100

106 105 115 106 110 105 111 105 104 100 100 97 111 102 112 95 112

Very Good Very Good Tall Angular Deep Wide Wide Sloped Steep Sickled Shallow Strong High Wide Strong Close


JEPINE

Counciller x Perimiter

1st Lact.

Rich Valley Senior Seabiscuit VG-86-2YR-CAN

2nd Lact.

Rich Valley Senior Seabiscuit VG-88-3YR-CAN

• Excellent Type • Shallow, Well-Attached Udders Rich Valley Senior Seabiscuit EX-92

PO Box 509, Melton Vic. 3337 Office & Warehouse 10 - 12 Coburns Rd Tel 03 9743 0344 • Fax 03 9743 0355 Email: semex@semex.com.au Website: www.semex.com.au


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