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Volume 59 No. 14 — August / September 2007

CONTENTS Behind the Scenes PO BOX 292, ASCOT VALE, VIC 3032 Telephone: (03) 9370 9105 Fax: (03) 9370 9116 Email: jersey@jersey.com.au www.jersey.com.au Compiling Editor: Scott Joynson Designed and Printed by: Numurkah Leader (03) 5862 1034 Email: design@leader.net.au

New South Wales

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AJBS Federal Council meets in Gympie 3 Northern Lights Shine

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Update on Manhatten Calf Irregularities Sales Wrap Up

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20/60 Progeny Test Program 11 2007 All Breeds State Dairy Fair Australia’s Top ASI Cows

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Riverview Ridge Jerseys

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Manhatten & Impuls Lead The Way For Bos Valerian now the world’s best

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Jersey Australia Sire Ready Reckoner

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Thalia Jerseys

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Canada has its first 97pt cow

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Goulburn Murray Jersey Breeders Club

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

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

State Secretary - Megan March 14 Murray Dve Murray Bridge SA 5253 Phone: (08) 8531 3803 Fax: (08) 8531 3804 Email: march@lm.net.au

TASMANIA

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

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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

Merseybank Major Theresa SUP 92 EXC

Merseybank New Trousseau Sire: Hollylane Renaissance Intermediate Champion - Best Udder of Show Supreme Exhibit - 2007 State Dairy Fair Judge David Mayo: “World Class”

Brook X MB Sultan’s Theresa EXC. MGS Roz Also dam of: MB Sole Tapestry VHC 8156 Litres 403KGF 297KGP Res Ch and BV Tas OFC 2003 MB True Testament 7006 Litres 307 KGF 277 KGP Champion Tas OFC 2006 for N & A Chilcott

Geoff and Anne Heazlewood Merseybank Jerseys Latrobe TAS 7307 03 6426 1169

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behindthescenes The AJBS website (www.jersey.com.au) is certainly the best communication tool this organisation has implemented, only bettered by this our very distinct Jersey Journal. Federal Council continues to support the electronic version of the Journal by offering it for free to anyone wishing to download it – and they do with over 750 copies sent to 32 countries around the world. AJBS Federal Council is also wishing to offer advertisers (registering members) the opportunity to have their Journal page advertisement blown up to poster size and hung ringside in the 2008 IDW Jersey booth for the small fee of $100 contact the office for further details on how to get involved. What is also special about the website is the openness of the Jersey Forum, all matter of issues are dealt with candidly in this open space and I encourage members to join the 200 (on average) daily visitors to the forum to view or take part in the current range of debates hosted online. “Look, I must confess I get to the office check the Bureau of Meteorology then go to the Jersey site to see what’s going on” , said a very prominent AB Company representative recently at a State meeting. This and plenty of other similar comments are made by many of the Dairy Industry representatives I meet during my working week, which is not only encouraging but a real coup for our members. You as an individual have a platform to float ideas, make suggestions and indeed vent your disapproval 24/7 and the Dairy Industry is watching. The website will undergo an upgrade over coming months to make it a little easier to negotiate pages as well as to streamline the current content. It is hoped show results, regional news etc. can be all added in the fresh new format.

Back to matters of the cow now and Federal Council advisers members using two in one tattoo applicators that they must apply the tattoo in the left ear to avoid the industry mandatory NLIS tag. Members are also advised that calf defect forms are available online or from the office so please make use of them so AJBS can properly monitor any genetic problems early. Members selling bulls to AB Companies need to be aware that Jersey House will be chasing a flat transfer fee of $35 +gst. AJBS reserves the right to deem sires ineligible for the national registrar if they are not properly registered and or transferred. To avoid having PT daughters ineligible for registration members are asked to adhere to this new fee promptly. Finally, I would like to thank members of the Goulburn Murray Jersey Breeders Club, South Gippsland Jersey Breeders Club, Colac & Districts Jersey Breeders Club and the North East Jersey Breeders Club for their invitation to speak at their most recent meetings. Its always great to meet with you face to face and must thank you for making this townie feel very welcomed. 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 Western Australian Delegate: Don Fry Mitchell Rd, Benger, WA Telephone: (08) 9726 9226 katandra@geo.net.au

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

— JerseyJournal August/September 2007

Victorian Delegates: Trevor Saunders 495 Araluen Rd, Yarragon 3823 Telephone: (03) 5626 6373 saunders-day@dcsi.net.au Vice President Peter Farrell 605 Lemnos Road, Congupna,Vic 3633 Telephone: (03) 5829 9354 glenfernjerseys@bigpond.com AJBS Website: www.jersey.com.au


AJBS FEDERAL COUNCIL MEETS IN GYMPIE QUEENSLAND During May, AJBS Federal Council conducted its annual general meeting and the traditional Ordinary Meeting in Gympie, Queensland hosted by AJBS Queensland Branch. Members will be pleased to know that Federal Council returned a modest profit for the previous trading year however, due to the increasing cost has moved slight increases to classification and Jersey Journal advertising rates (see new rates in this edition). In response to member feedback wanting to see Federal Council improve the current show ethics rules, members are now advised that Rule 10 now has a new point: ‘(6) The owner/lessee will be held responsible for any breach of the show ethic rules’. It is felt that by adding the responsibility on owners members will take an active role in seeing that they confirm to the AJBS rules when and if they employ professional fitters to prepare cattle for show.

Federal Council has agreed to fund the ringside booth for IDW 2008 and has agreed to prepare a new ‘Export Brochure’ in an effort to better promote Australian Jerseys abroad. The meeting took time to consider, discuss and vote on a new Jersey Australia constitution prepared and drafted by Grey, Friend and Long Solicitors. All states contributed actively in a thorough review of the document. Changes to the document have been distributed amongst State Branches and are likely to be ratified for implementation at a special meeting scheduled for early September 2007. Assuming all states sign off on the document the roll out of Jersey Australia could begin as early as March 2007. AJBS Victorian Branch invited AJBS Federal Council to hold its 2008 AGM in Colac, Victoria and all delegates look forward to that region’s hospitality in the coming year. On behalf of AJBS Federal Council I would like to thank members of the AJBS Queensland Branch for their hospitality during the May meetings. The Gympie Show all breeds dinner was a wonderful success and congratulations to organizers and all exhibitors for the wonderful display of cattle at the event.

2006 NATIONAL PRODUCTION AWARDS :

AJBS Federal Council wishes to congratulate the following herds for achieving this country’s highest production awards for last year’s lactation and hopes to encourage all members to submit their figures for the 2007 awards later in the year. Member Name

AWARD

GC & SJ Thorn

Platinum

Stud Name

Cow Number

Milk (Litres)

F+P

Protein

P%

Fat

F%

Fleurieu

98

7592

644

279

3.70%

365 4.80%

Byron & Debbie Smethurst

Platinum

Jarndie

88

7325

618

266

3.64%

352 4.81%

Colin & Narelle Bacon

Platinum

Colnarco

83

6764

580

246

3.63%

334 4.95%

Brookbora Pty Ltd

Platinum

Brookbora

254

6731

579

251

3.70%

328 4.90%

GT & JW Fleming

Platinum

Invergelly

286

6666

573

256

3.80%

317 4.80%

JR & MA Cockerell

Platinum

Warrain

290

6578

568

261

4.00%

307 4.70%

RG & KL Anderson

Platinum

Kings Ville

157

6590

565

240

3.60%

325 4.90%

RA & GC Wagner

Platinum

Rose Vale

10

6332

561

250

3.94%

311 4.91%

Paul & Adam Lenehan

Platinum

Murray Brook

184

6140

551

251

4.00%

300 4.80%

BR, JL, RP & LJ Smethurst

Platinum

Lerida Park

229

6361

542

240

3.80%

302 4.70%

Lynton & Lisa Broad

Platinum

Broadlin

229

6623

551

248

3.74%

303 4.57%

Simon G Reid

Gold

Jackiah

177

6321

549

233

3.70%

316 5.00%

W & P Nicholson & Family

Gold

Jugiong

482

6472

535

239

3.69%

296 4.57%

P Hentschke & W Schutz

Gold

Homelands

36

5812

527

225

3.88%

302 5.00%

C, M, L & M Wallace

Gold

Wallacedale

200

6038

526

224

3.70%

302 5.00%

Brian R Mills

Gold

Ash Grove

337

5646

520

224

3.90%

296 5.24%

GC & RG Sprunt

Gold

Kaarmona

124

6097

511

221

3.63%

290 4.76%

DA & BL Edwards

Gold

Mikandan

94

5950

510

229

3.80%

281 4.70%

TJ & JH Campbell

Silver

Jimann Jersey Stud

156

5683

478

207

3.60%

271 4.80%

HJ & A Brown

Silver

Merindah

239

5409

474

203

3.70%

271 5.00%

Jinaldi Farms

Bronze

Jinaldi

279

5110

429

189

3.70%

240 4.70%

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Northern Lights Shine The Jersey Australia Annual General Meeting was but a small part of a wonderfully run three day Jersey event. Hats off to event organizers and hosts, the Northern District Jersey Breeders Club who, despite one of the toughest years on record, ran an inspiring event that kicked off with the Northern Lights Sale that astounded the dooms dayers with a wonderful average above $2000 (see Elders Sale report). “Admittedly we only had the sale date penciled in back in January, with no water, no rain on the horizon and soaring feed costs the idea of hosting a sale in our stricken region didn’t make much sense”, Bill Cochrane NDJBC President said candidly prior to the hammer falling on the first lot. “The Club really came together with everyone taking on all the many responsibilities and it’s the entire group that needs a big pat on the back,” Bill added. The Club posted its own website to promote the three day event and sale which was very professional and the first of its type for this event. Auctioneer Brian

Jim Parker presents Ron Hann the Jersey Australia Distinguished Service Award with outgoing president Trevor Saunders.

(L-R) Marg & John Cockerell, Lisa Broad, Pat Nicholson, Trevor & Julie Campbell and Rohan Sprunt (front) receive their 2006 Production awards during the 2007 Jersey Australia AGM. Leslie praised the group for its professionalism and the packed sale venue showed that all the effort was worth it. Following the post sale dinner & dance (many piked the second part) was wonderfully catered for that had Jersey enthusiasts packed to the rafters enjoying the great meal, live band as well as lots of Jersey camaraderie. Herd visits were informative, all herds crammed with quality cows that were in wonderful order despite the big dry. Guest speakers Jeff Zeigler Select Sires and Tara Bohn Alta Genetics were interesting and sent the big groups away with very pro Jersey messages. On the final day the 2007 Jersey Australia Annual General Meeting was held in Echuca where a good quorum of members turned out from all corners of Victoria, Southern Riverina and even a couple of families from Tasmania. Members were pleased that the organisation had traded profitably and enjoyed each of the committee member’s reports. With the official proceedings out of the way, two surprise presentations took place with Jersey Australia chairman Trevor Saunders presenting an ELITE SIRE BREEDER AWARD to GC & RG Sprunt - Kaarmona Jerseys for breeding KAARMONA VALERIAN No.1 APR Sire Feb/May 2007. Life Member Jim Parker took centre stage and spoke on behalf of Ron Hann who had been awarded a

Amongst the cows during the wet Herd Visits as part of the Northern Lights three day Jersey event.

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Jersey Australia Outgoing President Trevor Saunders (R) presents a surprised Rohan Sprunt of Kaarmona Jerseys an Elite Sire Breeder Award during the 2007 Jersey Australia AGM.

The Country News newspaper covering the Northern Lights event ask herd owner Brian Mills to pose with his cows in the rain for their article.

Distinguished Service Award for his contribution to Jersey Australia. Then after a small scuffle the quorum appreciated seeing a very modest Mr Hann smile for cameras and proudly displaying his Distinguished Service badge on his jumper. The final presentations were the Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze 2006 Production Awards being presented to members present at the meeting. Mr Saunders took time to read out the amazing production achieved

by AJBS Members and encouraged all members to participate in the national award in the coming season. Mr Saunders also closed the meeting with plenty of praise for the Northern District Cattle Club for their inspirational event, outstanding planning that “even included rain during herd visits, that plus the talk of higher milk prices who could ask for more”, he said.

Update on MANHATTEN Calf Irregularities A small proportion of MANHATTEN offspring display an abnormal condition. The occurrence of this condition seems quite random in that most farmers have reported no problems while others may have up to about 4% of calves affected. The picture we have built up of the typically-affected offspring is as follows: • gestation period 7-14 days longer than expected (overall Manhatten is a “short-gestation” bull but the affected progeny are often longer) • calf often takes several days to stand and when it does is wobbly on its feet and may tremble • the condition may not be obvious in the young calf but by 4-6 months some affected calves begin to show trembling and abnormal gait especially in the hind legs – often this resembles ryegrass staggers. In our experience from monitoring some affected animals the condition does not improve. Because Manhatten is such a good bull genetically, we are

aware of farmers giving an affected offspring special care in the hope it improves to normal. We recommend farmers seek advice from their vet if an animal is observed with symptoms similar to those described above. Over the last 18 months AMBREED NZ has worked with Massey University, AEU and LIC to try to get to the bottom of the problem. To date no consistent anatomical abnormality has been identified. Database analyses show that the mortality rate for Manhatten calves is not different to that for other Jersey bulls but he has a slightly higher proportion of “longgestation” offspring compared to other bulls. Collaboration with Massey is continuing and updates of progress are reported on the AmBreed (www.ambreed.co.nz) website. Because the condition occurs in crossbred as well as purebred progeny, we are certain the condition is not a genetic recessive in the Jersey breed. It is possible, but unlikely, that the condition may be controlled by a

single gene with a complicated mode of expression. However, AmBreed believes that it is most likely that Manhatten genetics are susceptible to an environmental influence which affects offspring during foetal development. Thus the calf is damaged in-utero. If this theory is correct there are many environmental influences which could be implicated including factors like BVD or copper deficiency. It will be extremely difficult to isolate which one Manhatten is sensitive to. As would be expected from his genetic proof and the opinion farmers have of his progeny, Manhatten continues to be a very popular bull: BOS Trading is proud to continue to promote him as a herd improver. Indeed we have many farmers who continue to use him despite having had a small proportion of affected progeny in some crops in the past – “he is too good not to use for the sake of the odd possible problem calf” is the sort of comment we often get.

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SALE WRAP UP:

NORTHERN LIGHTS AGM 2007 SALE Presented by Northern District Jersey Breeders Club Members of the Northern District Jersey Club are to be congratulated on the excellent presentation of their Northern Lights Sale that incorporated the Annual General Meeting of Jersey Australia. Presentation Perfection! Pre sale presentation of cattle offered via their very own website, the cattle and indeed the facilities of the host farm, Jugiong of the Nicholson families at Girgarre were all nothing short of excellent. The pre sale efforts of the NDJBC guaranteed a very large crowd who came, bid or at least witnessed a wonderful multi-vendor sale on Wednesday 30th May 2007. “A wonderful line-up of cattle” was heard to be said by many of the prospective buyers and onlookers. The milking cattle presented well in the selling barn with many stating that you wouldn’t see much better at a Show. Top Price of $6000 was paid for Bushlea Megastar Maybell, a March 06 heifer who has 7 cows behind her that have an average lifetime production of 9.5 lactations and whose dam was the IDW Champion of 2004 & 2007. She was purchased by Brentwood Farms, California USA and P & L Mumford, Won Wron Victoria. Next top price of $5100 was paid by Brookbora Jerseys, Tennyson who purchased Lot 27- Kaarmona

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Auctioneer Brian Leslie drops the hammer on Glenfern Lemvig Canary during the Northern Lights Sale, the proceeds of this heifer were donated by Peter & Bev Farrell to Jersey Australia Research Fund. Jace Marie 2, who had 2 gen of SUP92 points backing her. This heifer was very smart, correct and looked good underneath, even at this early stage. The same buyer selected another very classy Jace daughter offered by T & J Campbell, Jimann Jace Roxanna due to calve in Spring. Third top priced lot was the much admired, very milky cow Jugiong Daisymae 4652 $3700. This Astound daughter was purchased by B Cochrane, Bamawm. Many keen breeders remarked on the quality of the freshly calved Annvale Jaces Belle, this great granddaughter of Duncan Belle sold a/c Dawn Anderson to C & P MacKenzie of Corriemungle for $3300. Jugiong Daydream 4910, a milking 2nd lactation cow by Avery, sold to Doug Phillips of Irrewillipie at $3200, Loxleigh Power Mans 8, a Flowerpower bred to AltaWhisky a/c Akers Family at $3000, selling to J& K Sykes of Ringarooma Tasmania.

— JerseyJournal August/September 2007

Other prices included: Anvale Jaces Belle $3300 purchased by C Mckenzie, Cooriemungle Jugiong Daydream 4910 $3200 purchased by D Phillips, Irrewillipe East Jimann Jace Roxanna $3200 purchased by Brookbora Jerseys, Tennyson Loxleigh Power Marie 8 $3000 purchased by J & K Sykes, Ringarooma TAS Registered buyers came from South Australia, New South Wales, Tasmania, USA, Canada and all parts of Victoria from Western District to Gippsland to Northern Vic. Selling Agents Elders report the following Averages: Jersey Cows ave $ 2413.00 Jersey Heifers – Born 05 ave $ 1889.00 Jersey Heifers – Born 06 ave $ 2721.00 Jersey Embryo Packages ave $ 1800.00 Total Sale – All lots sold – Gross $ 75850.00 Overall Average $2298.00


ROLMA JERSEYS

Sale top of $6000 was paid by Erindale Jerseys - A & J Higgins of Numurkah for the semen package of 50 Straws in Ferdon Coronets Fantastic (Imp NZ), this bull was imported to Australia some 21 years ago and is outcross to most of today’s genetics.

2ND STAGE COMPLETE DISPERSAL SALE A very large crowd witnessed a wonderful sale of the Rolma Jersey Stud of Robert & Thelma Reid at Gundowring on Thursday 12th July 2007. This year’s catalogue boasted the complete line of two year old heifers that sold freshly calved or close up and due through the Spring, from the wonderfully bred cows of the Rolma herd. Top Price of $4700 was paid for Rolma Astound G Noella, a March 05 heifer who has 4 generations VHC cows behind her. Her dam has 7 lactations ave PI 119 – Top PI of 130. She was purchased by Robert Brown, Koroit via phone bidding. Robert also purchased, Lot 5 Rolma Astound G Noella 174 also a March 05 heifer who was the Junior Champion Tallangatta 2007, for $3400. Second top price of $4200 was paid by JR & MA Cockerell of Warrain Jerseys, Numurkah who purchased Lot 6- Rolma Astound G Noella 177. The top three priced heifers were all sired by Molly Brook Beretta Fabulous from the Golden Noella family. Other prices: Rolma Sultan Fowler 4 $3000 purchased by Eloora Past Co, Deniliquin Rolma Sambo Silvermine 59 $3000 purchased by Eloora Past Co, Deniliquin Rolma Golden L Fowler 99 $2900 purchased by Eloora Past Co, Deniliquin Rolma Countess 10 $2700 purchased by Elmsdale P/L, Ecklin South Rolma Putin Lety 8 $2600 purchased by Bruce Hill, Carpendeit Volume Buyers: Bruce Hill, Thalia Jerseys, Carpendeit (8), Elmsdale Jerseys, Ecklin South (3), Robert Mison, Dobie Bight (4), Wildwood Dairies,

Top selling female at $3150 was Lynbrae Sleeping Beauty 503 a close to calving Centurian Sultan dtr from a Biestar dam. She sold bred to Signature to Don & Wendy Sargeant of Warragul. The show heifer Lynbrae Christmas Lily 155 a Blaxland Flowchart bred to Signature sold for $1800 to Melonlea Jerseys of Kempsey NSW.

Lardner (3), Simon Reid, Jackiah Jerseys, Larpent (7), Mina Helena Nominees, Tawonga(6), Eloora Pastoral, Aroona Jerseys, Deniliquin (3).

Two strong buyers were Delwyn Armstrong of Gainsborough selecting 8 heifers including Lynbrae Sleeping Beauty 507 a Furor daughter at $1600. P & C Castles of Leongatha selected 5 heifers including Lynbrae Silver Denise 42 at $1600. Averages: 34 Joined heifers – ave $1047

Registered buyers came from South Australia, New South Wales, Tasmania, and all parts of Victoria from Western District to Gippsland to Northern Vic. The cattle presented were in fantastic form and the buoyant bidding from the Sale ring to the numerous phone buyers heralded this average.

4 Yearling heifers – ave $400

Averages: 6 Jersey Cows – ave $1650

BLACKWOOD JERSEYS SALE

44 Jersey Heifers – Born 05 ave $1631 6 Jersey Bulls – ave $1433.00 Jersey Semen Packages – ave $244 Total Sale – Gross $ 92,270 Cattle Overall Average $1612

LYNBRAE FINAL DISPERSAL

The Lynbrae Jersey Stud established 70 years by the Peck Family of Heath Hill staged their final stage dispersal of heifers.

1 Cow – $900 3 Bulls – ave $1300 1 Semen Share – $6000 43 lots – ave $1116 Also sold 20 Straws Madeley Park Designs Bravo $ 50.00 each 100 Rolls of Grass hay $165.00 each

Registered Jerseys and HolsteinJersey Crosses A good crowd was at the Koonwarra Saleyards to witness the dispersal sale of the Blackwood herd of Clive and Julie Kilgour of Wonthaggi on Monday 16th July 2007. This Sale invited Jersey enthusiasts to come and purchase dairy cattle steeped in Echo-Glen and Mon Vale genetics together with wonderful AI breeding.

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Averages: Jersey Cows - ave $892.00

Tatong(10), D & A Scott, Inverloch (21), N Furze, Huon (15), L Macauley, Huon (9), S & M Greaves, Nerrena (18), L McLeod, Yarram (16).

Jersey Heifers Born 05 ave $1010.00 Jersey Calves Born 07 ave $ 100.00 Holstein x Jersey Cows ave $ 857.00 Holstein x Jersey Heifers ave $ 725.00 Total Sale – All lots sold – Gross $ 142650.00 Overall Average $915.00 Volume Buyers: Ashbury Holsteins, Cobden (11), B & A McIntosh, Winnundoo (28), P & G Smith,

Registered buyers came from Kardiella, Cobden, Lang Lang, Winnundoo, Tatong, Dumbalk, Leongatha, Dalyston, Inverloch, Huon, Neerim South, Korrine, Glen Alvie, Labertouche, Nerrena, Athlone, Yarram, Moe, Fish Creek, Cloverlea, Wonthaggi, Poowong and Yinnar.

THANK YOU To the recent purchasers of Kaarmona consignments VIC AGM Rob Singleton and family snapped up Kaarmona Popsicle Violet for $1950.00. Her dam is VALERIAN’s sister. Rob and Sandra Bacon secured the very smart Kaarmona Jace Marie 2 (ET) for $5100 (2nd Top of Sale). She is backed by 2 gen SUP92 and her grand-dam was Reserve Champion Cow IDW 2006. OUR 4 PREVIOUS CONSIGNMENTS All purchased by Darren and Marrilyn Dinnsdale • A Mercedes ex Kaamona Parade Babe VHC • An Astound ex Debutante family - high index • A BW Country ex Glenfern family • A Kody ex Kaarmona Lester Babe 2, SUP93 Also thank you to recent purchasers of Kaarmona embryos. We wish all the new owners every success with their purchase of Kaarmona Genetics. We know you’ll be rewarded.

UPCOMING SALES: Glenara Final Stage Complete Dispersal Sale WEDNESDAY 19th Sept. on farm Sth. Dreeite, via Colac a/c E & C Codling Kings Vale Milking Herd Complete Dispersal Sale TUESDAY 2nd October on farm Ripplebrook, via Drouin a/c D & S Anderson

GC and RG Sprunt 235 Kaarimba Hall Road, Kaarimba Victoria 3635 kaarmona@bigpond.com Graeme Rohan 03 5826 9659 03 5826 9506 0418 579 367

JERSEY MARKETING SERVICE

AJBS NSW Branch on behalf of all AJBS members would like to congratulate the following couples on recently announcing their engagements; Aaron Salway “Wilgonia Jersey Stud” Cobargo to Emma Ringland and Brad Gavenlock “Bralock Jerseys” to Kristy Stone.

~ Jersey Breed Supporting Jersey Breeders via ~ 10% Discount on Retail Price of Semen from all Suppliers 25% Discount on Registrations (min $2000 semen purchase) 5% of your total order is rebated to your local Cattle Club 2007 Rebates: Goulburn Murray Jersey Breeders Club $1014, Colac & Districts Jersey Breeders Club $194, South Gippsland Jersey Breeders Club $519, North East Jersey Breeders Club $32, Northern District Jersey Breeders Club $40, Murray Valley Jersey Breeders Club $20 and Central Gippsland Jersey Breeders Club $904. *In most cases delivery is direct to your farm tank via JMS! Call: Trevor Saunders Gippsland (03)5626 6373

Peter Farrell Northern Victoria (03)5829 9354

Scott Joynson Jersey House (03)9370 9105

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Guapo

PRICE: $18+GST

Yellow Briar HeatH HeatHs Heat Hs GuaP GuaPo Gua Po Jurisdiction / amedeo / Jude / surv Knight / Juno

rapid Bay Guapo

• The first Jersey to classify EX97 in the new multi breed system • Grand champion Royal Winter Fair 2005 and reserve 2006 • The only son available from this extraordinary cow!

Guapo Dam: Vandenberg Amedeo Gorgeous Ex97 4.5 - 305d - 9435m - 551 kgsF 5.8% - 380 kgsP 4.0% Gorgeous is currently producing over 40kg milk per day with a 5.7% fat test

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• Raving reports on second crop daughters • Improves daughter fertility • Extreme production • Currently 21st Century Genetics’ highest selling Jersey sire • APR is climbing • Faultless type linear • The complete package

PRICE: $18

+GST $14.40 WITH PT CONTRACT

left: Kingsville Memory 14 right: elm Grove Mega Dainty

Unit 11, 85-91 Keilor Park Drive, Tullamarine 3043. Victoria Australia

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tel: (03) 9330 3444 fax: (03) 9330 3144 email: sales@4alta.com web: www.21stcenturygenetics.com.au — JerseyJournal August/September 2007

Daryl Brown Tony Simpson Brad Aitken Fiona Hanks

0418 329 072 0427 341 458 0438 031 361 0429 797 418

Hayley Boyd Mal Sayers Peter Clifford

0428 765 767 0428 443 549 0417 341 142


20/60 PROGENY

TEST PROGRAM

NOT JUST FREE REGISTRATIONS: By Peter Farrell Jersey Australia - Breed Development Chairman. Progeny test has long been discussed as a problem for the Jersey breed and as the dairy industry shrinks, so does the amount of progeny testing amongst the Jersey breed. While in the recent past the AB industry had relied on commercial Jersey herds and the mating of Holstein/Friesen heifers to secure enough daughters for young bulls to receive a reliable proof, the registered sector has failed to fully embrace progeny testing here in Australia. To encourage more progeny testing amongst the registered sector Jersey Australia has established the 20/60 PT programme which began with ABS Australia and Semex Australia during 2006. The program has been very successful and many AJBS members have been pleased to be contacted by Jersey House staff regarding registration rebates. The 20/60 PT Program is set to grow with Alta Genetics, Agrigene and World Wide Sires joining the program for mating season 2007.

“We have a world class Jersey team and currently enjoy plenty of overseas interest in our Australian proven Jerseys. The key to maximising this opportunity is to get reliable proofs for our graduating young sires,” says Daryl Brown Alta Genetics. Registered herds are encouraged to participate in the program by continuing to Herd Test while using 20% PT semen in their herds. It is estimated that if only 20% PT semen was used in the registered sector herds this would effectively give enough daughters and data for reliable proofs on 60 young Jersey sires a year. “Working with the Jersey breeders as opposed to relying on the commercial sector provides us with the benefit of being able to correctly identify daughters of our young bulls much earlier so that all type and production data makes it into the bull’s first proof,” says Jim Conroy Semex Australia. The quality of information sent through to ADHIS prior to young bulls receiving proofs is the driving force behind the 20/60 PT program with participating companies rebating the cost of registration

(up to 3 months of age). Members are encouraged to submit all rebated 2 year olds for classification so that all type data can be sent to ADHIS increasing the reliability of type proofs for all users here and the growing overseas market for Australian Jersey genetics. The 20/60 PT program sees many benefits to our members; increase in the genetic base of their herd and in turn the Jersey breed overall along with more reliable and a noticeable increase in the numbers of proven sires coming through the system to name a few. It is now time for the registered Jersey herds as a whole to take a stand and progeny test more young sires, we need to strive for total member and industry support so as to guarantee the continued growth of the breed here in Australia. For further information on the 20/60 Program and how to get involved call the Jersey office (03) 9370 9105.

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ABS AUSTRALIA: The following sires from ABS Australia are eligible for the 20/60 PT Daughter rebate. Eligible daughters must be registered between -1 June 2007 and 31 December 2008. 29JE3521 – 29JE3492 – CHROMATIC – FLOWTA – GOLDAWARD – HAZELSDAN –

Wine Reflection Narnada Park Cherokee Kaarmona Flowta Riverside Gold Award Venoma Hazels Dan

AGRI-GENE: Eligible daughters must be registered between 1 January 2007 and 31 December 2007. 76J0150 – POWERPACK – VIDO – MIAMISPEAR – FERNJACE – POPSICLE – SPARTICUS –

Dutch Hollow Missile Nowell FP Bourbon Gold Wave Augustus Vido Miami Spear Bushlea Brook F7 Jace Kaarmona Popstar Fleurieu Caeser

ALTA GENETICS: Eligible daughters will be registered between 1 January 2007 and 31 December 2007 (# registered between 1/1/2006 & 31/12/2008) KAARMONABMW – MARVIG – PROMVIEW – STAROFIRIS – #LONGWARRY –

Kaarmona Beamer Kaarmona Marvig Prom View Astound Power Loxleigh Star of Iris Kings Ville Longwarry

MAESTOSO – MELODIC – TOCCATA – BECLEAR – CHARTTOPPER – CSCABDUL –

Fleurieu Rubens Maestoso Kings Ville Melvin Double-D Rueben Titan Kaarmona Beclear Hatties Chart Topper Yenolam Jace Abdul

SEMEX: Eligible daughters need to be registered between the dates listed below. JEJEEP – Kaarmona Jeep 1/1/05 – 30/06/08 JECLANCY – Boggabilla Clancy 1/1/05 – 30/06/08 JEVIRGIL – Gold Wave Augustus Virgil 1/7/07 – 31/12/08 JEKAZOO – Denson Dale Kazoos Rebel 1/7/07 – 31/12/08 JERHODES – Jugiong Nari Rhodes 1/7/07 – 31/6/09 WORLD WIDE SIRES AUSTRALIA: Eligible daughters will be registered between 1 January 2007 and 31 December 2007. FIGHTERJET – JACEROMULUS – VARIETY – SIGNFRONT –

Bushlea Etta F22 Jace Fleurieu Jace Romulus TW Gold Wave Jace Variety Loxleigh Front Designer

GENETICS AUSTRALIA: The following sires from Genetics Australia are eligible for the 20/60 PT Daughter rebate. Eligible daughters must be registered between-1 January 2007 and 31st December 2007. ADDITION ARDEO BEARHUG COCKATOO ECOLOGY FLATTERY FRONTMAN JAKEY MANABINA NURTURE PAPERBOY PENTUP RUSTIC TWOPLAY UPSIZE VEGOUT ACEMAN GIVEAWAY VETSRUN

Loxleigh Addition Loxleigh Ardeo Beulah Bearhug Beulah Cockatoo Silhouette Ecology Yoorami Goldies Flattery Jarndie Frontman Yoorami Jakey Boy Jarndie Manabina Silhouette Nurture Meldan Powerman Bercar Pentup Spring Gully Sara Manhatten Mapperley Twoplay Beulah Upsize Aldehneo Vegout Spring Gully Sars Augustus Jarndie Gogetter Jardnie Vetsrun

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C o n g r at u l at i o n s To Rohan and Claire Sprunt on the arrival of

Ruby Isabell a who was born 2nd August 2007 weighing a healthy 7lb 12oz. Mother and daughter are doing well.


JEVIRGIL

Gold Wave Augustus Virgil Dam: Daraway Taranak Vanessa VHC 92

AUGUSTUS X TARANAK X LESTER

Denson Dale Kazoos Rebel

Participating in the Semex Young Sire Program entitles you to the opportunity to purchase ‘BONUS’ sire semen from a nominated group of sires at a significantly discounted price on a one for one dose basis with Young Sire semen, and a 10% discount off our proven range of Jersey sires when ordered and delivered in conjunction with Young Sire Semen.

Jugiong Nari Rhodes

JERHODES

ROCKET X HALLMARK X PITINO

Dam: Jugiong Nellie 4771 HC-88

Whether you’re seeking access to some of Australia’s best cow families or simply looking for a cost-effective solution for your mating program, the Semex Young Sire Program is the progeny test program that delivers.

JEKAZOO

Dam: Charob Lem Kazoo EX-4

REBEL X LEMVIG X BERRETTA

JEBROOKBI Daughter Group ~ Andrew & Julie Appleyard, Leongatha, Vic.

Stu Mackie

THE

POWER

OF

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

B A L A JerseyJournal N C E D August/September BREED I —N G 2007


Excavate NEW RELEASE

Bridon SC

Style in Full Force Dam: Jasper Renaissance Evening EX91 3E

Sire: Sooner Centurion - ET MGS: Hollylane Renaissance EX Dam: Jasper Renaissance Evening EX91 3E MGD: Elm Line Bruce’s Eva 7u VG85

• Excavate is a new release Centurion son, out of one of Canada’s most eminent show and brood cows, Jasper Renaissance Evening, who has records over 10,000kg Milk at nearly 6% Fat. • Dam was crowned Reserve Grand Champion at the RAWF as a 3yr old in 2003. Intermediate Champion RAWF 199798 and has claimed many other awards. • Maternal Brother to the high Type Sire, Comercia Ex90. • His pedigree positively oozes style and class.

Gold Label Sire - Gold Value $16 + GST per dose

• Excavate is sure to sire the blue ribbon type, let him take your herd in full force. Daughters are already excelling in the Canadian show-rings.

Maternal Sisters to Excavate - Sambo Echo VG87, Whistler Emerge VG87, Patrick Everready EX90, Paramount Evania VG87, Remake Saran VG88, Sambo Excite GP84 and Remake Edge EX91.

Agri-Gene P/L 123-125 Tone Rd. Wangaratta Vic 3677 Ph: 03 5722 2666 Fax: 03 5722 2777 Email: info@agrigene.com.au — JerseyJournal August/September 2007


Spring Gully Jerseys Currently Ranked No. 6 ASI Jersey Herd in Australia (ADHIS May 2007) 2006 - 2007 Herd Average 6761 Litres 3.9% 262kg Protein 4.7% 320kg Fat For 109 cows not all registered in 289 days (Total lactation 7017 Litres 273 Protein 334 Fat in 304 days.)

Building Profitable Families Spring Gully Spring Gully Spring Gully Spring Gully Spring Gully Spring Gully Spring Gully Spring Gully

Sara Sara Sara Sara Sara A. Finale Sara Lemvig Sara Lemvig Sara Taranak

2.4 yrs 4.4 yrs 7.3 yrs 8.3 yrs 7.0 yrs 6.0 yrs 2.6 yrs 6.0 yrs

305 days 305 days 305 days 288 days 305 days 293 days 269 days 293 days

10062 ltrs 7675 ltrs 7719 ltrs 7573 ltrs 7520 ltrs 7362 ltrs 7602 ltrs 7426 ltrs

3.4% 4.0% 3.6% 3.9% 4.2% 4.0% 3.9% 4.4%

344kgs Protein 304kgs Protein 280kgs Protein 296kgs Protein 314kgs Protein 293kgs Protein 300kgs Protein 324kgs Protein

4.0% 5.0% 4.3% 4.6% 4.8% 5.4% 5.1% 5.1%

403kgs Fat 385kgs Fat 332kgs Fat 350kgs Fat 362kgs Fat 399kgs Fat 385kgs Fat 378kgs Fat

$ value 3,429 $ value 3,185 $ value 2,740 $ value 3,002 $ value 3,191 $ value 3,147 $ value 3,082 $ value 3,299

Spring Gully Sara Taranak has got its second bull in Genetics Australia Progeny Test team (ACEMAN)

DONALD & JAN MURRAY 255 STH. LARPENT RD. LARPENT VIC PH. 03 5233 8265 EMAIL:djmurray@ncable.net.au

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t t e e J n e o t r s s e n i ys Established 1970 M John and Katrina Sykes and Family 839 West Maurice Road Ringarooma Tasmania 7263 Phone/Fax (03) 6353 2437

MONV AL STAR E DULC IE 3RD Sire: Biestar Dam: Monvale Hori Dulcie

Winner Tasmanian All Breeds Dairy Fair 2007 1st In Milk 5-6 years 2nd Best Vessel All Breeds Champion Cow 4 Years: Production Award Milk: 7077 Fat: 358kg Prot: 278 Life Time PI 4 year average 119% Milked in a 500 cow herd with no special treatment. Joint Winners 2004 Tasmania Dairy Farmer of the Year Awards.

Past: 2005

January: Installed a 78 Ha (Gravity) Centre Pivot. December: Purchased “Jersey Meadows” 110 Hect. Irrigation block for young stock and hay.

Present: 2007

January: Purchased “Jersey Lakes” 53 Ha. This block has 3 large dams and the irrigation adjoining Jersey Meadows.

Herd Average 2006-07 514 cow averaged 242kg fat and 185kg prot

Future:

Thinking about getting seroius with 600 registered Jersey cows due to calve as from 6th August 2007.

Visitors always welcome

— JerseyJournal August/September 2007


2007 ALL BREEDS PURA STATE DAIRY FAIR – DELORIANE TASMAINIA –

David Mayo (Semex Australia) Judged the 2007 All Breeds Pura State Dairy Fair an event where in recent years the Jersey cows had stolen the limelight from the bigger breed. In fact and almost to highlight this fact, Merseybank True Glamour was crowned as Grand Champion Exhibit at the 2006 show. Female Junior 2 Years in Milk 1st Jersey: Merseybank Petite Resonance – N & A Chilcott Sire: Fermer Paratrooper Dam: Merseybank Prim Reflection 2nd Holstein: Linsand Hojay Jodie – Greenbanks Pty Ltd. Sire Caernarvon Jay Dam: Linsand Sprite Jodie Female Senior 2 Years in Milk – born between 1/7/2004 & 31/12/200 1st Holstein : Panatana Laurier Melody – Greenbanks Pty Ltd. Sire: Comestar Laurier Dam: Panatana Approval Melody 2nd Jersey : Wallacedale Golden Melba – G & A Heazlewood Sire: Golden Boy of Ferreira Dam: Wallacedale Black Melba 3rd Holstein: Panatana Inquirer Lilibet – Greenbanks Pty Ltd. Sire: Summershade Inquirer Dam: Panatana Progress Lillbet. Female Junior 3 Years in Milk – born between 1/7/03 & 31/12/03 1st Jersey: Merseybank New Trousseau ET – G & A Heazlewood Sire: Hollyland Renaisance Dam: Merseybank Major Theresa 2nd Guernsey: L House 3rd Ayrshire: Elizadale WVP Tinsell – K&K Haberie Sire: Woodland View Pardner Dam: Elizadale Prize Tinsell

Female Senior 3 Years in Milk – born between 1/7/03 & 31/12/03 1st Holstein: Tui-Glen Durham Starburst – Evans Family Sire: Regancrest Elton Durham Dam: Tui-Glen Perfect Starburs 2nd Jersey: Merseybank True Blessing – N & A Chilcott Sire: Merseybank Beretta Theorem Dam: Merseybank Casablanca 3rd Jersey: Minstonette Blacky Vicki 60 – J & K Sykes Sire: Blackys Big Time Dam: Minstonette Biestar Vicki 28 Intermediate Champion Cow – Jersey: Merseybank New Trousseau ET G & A Heazlewood Sire: Hollyland Renaisance Dam: Merseybank Major Theresa Reserve Intermediate Champion Cow – Holstein: Panatana Laurier Melody Sire: Comestar Laurier Dam: Panatana Approval Melody Honorable Mention – Jersey: Wallacedale Golden Melba G & A Heazlewood Sire: Golden Boy of Ferreira Dam: Wallacedale Black Melba Female 4 Years in Milk – born between 1/1/03 & 30/6/03 1st Holstein: Lindsand Outside Alberta – L & S Thompson Sire: Comestar Outside Dam: Walmar Aeroline Alberta 2nd Holstein: Calthorpe James Rosebud – Calthorpe Holsteins Sire: Shormae James Dam: Calthorpe MI Rosebud Female 5 – 6 Years in Milk – born between 1/1/01 & 31/12/02 1st Jersey: Monvale Star Dulcie 3rd – J & K Sykes Sire: Biestar Dam: Monvale Hori Dulcie 2nd Holstein: View Fort Empire Dixie – L & S Thompson Sire: Budjon – JK Empire Dam: Ealta Vale Park Dixie 3rd Jersey: Merseybank Prima Ballerina – G & A Heazlewood Sire: Rock Ella Perimeter Dam: Merseybank Princess Beatrix

Mature Female in Milk – born prior to 1/1/01 1st Jersey: Babinda TK Erica – N & A Chilcott Sire: Curdie View Tutankhan Dam: Mon Vale Ideal Elwise 2nd Calthorpe Mirage Ida – Calthorpe Holsteins Sire: Hanover Hill Mirage Dam: Calthorpe Astro Ida All Breeds Senior Champion Cow - Jersey: Monvale Star Dulcie 3rd J & K Sykes Sire: Biestar Dam: Monvale Hori Dulcie All Breeds Reserve Champion Cow – Holstein: View Fort Empire Dixie L & S Thompson Sire: Budjon – JK Empire Dam: Ealta Vale Park Dixie Honorable Mention All Breeds Champion Cow - Jersey: Babinda TK Erica N & A Chilcott Sire: Curdie View Tutankhan Dam: Mon Vale Ideal Elwise All Breeds Best Udder – Jersey: Merseybank New Trousseau ET G & A Heazlewood Sire: Hollyland Renaisance Dam: Merseybank Major Theresa All Breeds Best Group of 3 Cows or Heifers Owned by the Exhibitor 1st Jersey: Merseybank Jerseys – G & A Heazlewood. 2nd Holstein: L & S Thompson 3rd Jersey: N & A Chilcott GRAND CHAMPION EXHIBIT ALL BREEDS Jersey: Merseybank New Trousseau ET G & A Heazlewood Sire: Hollyland Renaisance Dam: Merseybank Major Theresa Congratulations to all Jersey Exhibitors for a wonderful result and many thanks to both the Heazlewood family and the Sykes family for advertising this wonderful result.

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Australia’s Top ASI Cows AJBS Federal Council would like to congratulate the members listed below who own and in most cases bred this list of Australia’s Top ASI Cows (source ADHIS May 2007 ABV release). Owner

TOWN

COW NAME

ASI Protein

Protein%

Milk

Fat

Fat %

Rank in Australia Rel on ASI

SINGLETON (3D) R

MAYRUNG

AGHADREENA PERIMETER ENA

163

37

0.3

687

61

0.45

48

1

CARSON, A.G & J.A.

COLAC

CAIRNBRAE FLOWERS ESTELLE

161

43

0.01

1233

65

-0.03

48

2

TAYLOR TA

BRUCKNELL

KOENARL MELBA X13

160

29

0.39

310

73

1.07

49

3

MCMANUS B.T.& C.A.

BAMAWM

BERCAR PATTERN

160

27

0.48

132

72

1.23

50

3

C.B. & K. COUCH,

NIRRANDA

RIVERSIDE MBSB ADRIENNE 856

159

48

-0.1

1549

57

-0.49

53

5

GLENNEN & CO C

NOORAT

WHITE STAR 4655

153

40

0.05

1130

60

-0.02

43

6

MAUGER NF PF T & S

JERILDERIE

R&J BIG STAR

151

42

-0.03

1270

58

-0.19

47

7

AKERS R & H & G

CPD

TALLYGAROOPNA LOXLEIGH POWER DESIGNER 8

150

36

0.19

809

58

0.28

42

8

AKERS R & H & G

CPD

TALLYGAROOPNA LOXLEIGH POWER DESIGNER 6

148

37

0.09

978

59

0.12

46

9

GLENNEN & CO C

NOORAT

145

35

0.3

627

46

0.23

47

10

PEARCE G.W. & G.F

TALLYGAROOPNA GRAGLEN POWER BLUE

143

42

-0.1

1384

53

-0.4

46

12

THORN FAMILY TRUST

TATURA

FLEURIEU PARK COUNTESS 27

139

38

0.19

868

40

-0.13

34

14

FURZE ND & KJ

HUON

RYE VALLEY ADMIRAL SANDRA 2ND

139

29

0.22

564

61

0.57

65

14

SYKES J & K

RINGAROOMA

MINSTONETTE DANS IDA 12TH

139

34

0.18

767

50

0.17

52

14

GLENNEN & CO C

NOORAT

WHITE STAR 4527

138

31

0.26

557

53

0.43

47

18

THORN FAMILY TRUST

TATURA

FLEURIEU PARK COUNTESS 4TH

138

34

0.34

551

38

0.15

56

18

GLENNEN & CO C

NOORAT

WHITE STAR 4311

137

42

0.01

1224

40

-0.49

54

20

NICHOLSON&SONS W & P GIRGARRE

JUGIONG LEONIE 4768

135

39

-0.05

1212

50

-0.29

47

22

BROAD L & L (DIF)

LOCKINGTON

BROADLIN ILAGAY 2159

134

43

-0.09

1401

42

-0.64

43

23

SINGLETON PJ & F

VIA DORRIGO

SUNNYCREST LEDA CORONA

134

36

0.09

944

47

-0.07

43

23

C.B. & K. COUCH,

NIRRANDA

RIVERSIDE AMERICAN SHARNA 921

133

34

0.12

824

51

0.12

52

25

WILLIAMS HN & PJ

VACY

CREEBANK FLOWERPOWER DELIGHT 2

133

42

-0.21

1534

51

-0.61

47

25

C.B. & K. COUCH,

NIRRANDA

RIVERSIDE BERRETTA SHARNA 742

132

37

0.21

800

34

-0.17

57

27

CARSON, J.H. & G.L.

IRREWILLIPE

GLENBRAE PERIMETERS DAISY 5

132

26

0.46

134

46

0.73

50

27

GLEESON STEPHEN G

PURNIM

MONTANA PARK 21033

132

35

0.13

848

45

-0.02

41

29

HOEY DM & L (MOFW)

KATUNGA

BEULAH CHARLIE E BUOY (ET)

131

25

0.28

354

59

0.75

49

29

GLENNEN & CO C

NOORAT

WHITE STAR 4504

131

32

0.28

564

41

0.2

48

29

WENSKE J & K

TALLYGAROOPNA MAPPERLEY ARMADA IRIS 6 (ET)

131

36

-0.04

1097

55

-0.08

47

29

BR/JL/RP/LJ SMETHURST

PRINCETOWN

LERIDA PARK BERRETTAS ROSE 115

130

39

0.15

926

32

-0.34

54

34

SINGLETON (3D) R

MAYRUNG

AGHADREENA BELLE POWER

130

33

-0.01

1000

58

0.08

51

34

GLENNEN & CO C

NOORAT

WHITE STAR 4502

128

23

0.33

233

56

0.83

47

34

BROAD L & L (DIF)

LOCKINGTON

BROADLIN ILAGAY 79TH

127

43

-0.12

1429

36

-0.78

54

37

PEARCE G.W. & G.F

TALLYGAROOPNA CLAYDON PARK TARANAK BENITA 3RD ET 127

34

-0.02

1029

53

-0.05

54

37

REID, SIMON

LARPENT

JACKIAH FABULOUS PRIMROSE(ET)

126

34

-0.12

1176

58

-0.11

53

39

GLENNEN & CO C

NOORAT

WHITE STAR 4471

126

24

0.43

124

44

0.71

47

40

THORN FAMILY TRUST

TATURA

FLEURIEU PARK COUNTESS 14

126

32

0.25

599

37

0.09

49

40

AKERS R & H & G

TALLYGAROOPNA LOXLEIGH POWER DESIGNER 5

126

32

0.13

757

48

0.13

46

40

MCMANUS B.T.& C.A.

BAMAWM

BERCAR PIGTAIL

126

29

0.29

449

42

0.35

56

44

THORN G C & S J

WILLUNGA SA

FLEURIEU PAULA 3RD

126

32

0.4

389

27

0.11

52

44

ECKERMAN J & R

NARRUNG SA

NOEDA BEATRICE 37

126

30

0.38

378

31

0.21

51

44

COCKERELL JR & MA

NUMURKAH

WARRAIN ARMADA ROMA

125

31

0.39

391

28

0.13

50

44

WILLIAMS HN & PJ

VACY

CREEBANK ARMADA LIBBY

125

32

-0.02

966

55

0.06

50

44

HOEY DM & L (MOFW)

KATUNGA

BEULAH LEMVIG A POPPINS

124

23

0.5

-22

41

0.8

60

44

REID, SIMON

LARPENT

JACKIAH FABULOUS PRIMROSE 2073

124

34

-0.04

1058

49

-0.14

49

44

GLENNEN & CO C

NOORAT

WHITE STAR 4641

124

30

0.09

755

52

0.21

43

51

EMMETT GJ & LK

STANHOPE

SHENSTONE LINDA 365

124

31

-0.02

934

59

0.16

42

51

CARSON, A.G & J.A.

IRREWILLIPE

CAIRNBRAE ALFS ESTELLE

123

21

0.41

48

52

0.94

60

51

AKERS R & H & G

TALLYGAROOPNA LOXLEIGH POWER IRIS 2

123

30

0.24

547

40

0.2

42

54

HOEY DM & L (MOFW)

KATUNGA

BEULAH KVA L POPPINS

122

27

0.29

395

44

0.43

49

54

HOEY DM & L (MOFW)

KATUNGA

BEULAH MADA L POPPINS

122

28

0.29

409

41

0.36

49

54

ISYCOED TARA LADY

122

29

0.08

739

53

0.25

52

60

CPD

CPD

BRERETON CR ME KA & MJ GUNBOWER

WHITE STAR 4490

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Riverview Ridge Jerseys The Chilcott Family by Linda Houghton For ten years, Nathan and Amanda Chilcott were in a family dairyfarming enterprise, milking a mixed herd of Holsteins and Jerseys. ‘To the surprise of my ‘Holstein admiring’ brother’s annoyance, I really started to like and prefer the Jerseys, for their ease of management and temperament. I found them to be much less moody in the shed’ Nathan said. When the opportunity arose four years ago, Nathan and Amanda purchased the property across the road from the original family farm, and the Riverview Ridge Jersey Stud was born. Riverview is located in Montana, just out of Deloraine in central Tasmania – which is between Devenport and Launceston. The property is 608 acres of workable land, consisting of river flats running to picturesque hills. Irrigation is via the Meander river system, backed up with bore water, and a 150 ML dam. Last year 400 ML were utilised on the dairy-farm. The Meander system is currently being upgraded, with the new scheme capable of delivering a surety of 98% on water allocations. Riverview holds 300 ML within the scheme, which should deliver water for the first time in next years season. ‘We certainly felt the impact of the drought, with last years irrigation season running from October to March, which was a very long season. Normally, we only irrigate from December to February, so there is no doubt that we were affected by the dry conditions too’ Nathan said. ‘However, going to IDW this year and seeing the

conditions in Victoria and talking to the local farmers really drove home the fact that they were doing it tough in conditions a lot worse than ours, and I really felt for them farming in such difficult conditions’ Nathan added. The Chilcotts took the original mixed milking herd with them to the new property, and began their long-term aspiration of building up to a 500 head, fully registered Jersey Stud herd. Meanwhile the Chilcott family was expanding too, and today there are four children Kye (5), Colby (3), Jaylen (2) and 8-month-old Jett. ‘It is more than enough work to be developing a new farm and building up a good herd, but to also raise a young family as well certainly makes for a busy life, but we know we’ll get there’ Nathan said. With Nathan now the newly elected Vice President of AJBS Tasmanian Branch, things are only going to become a little busier. ‘I enjoy meeting with and talking to other breeders, so it seemed like a natural progression to get involved on committee. Working alongside other keen breeders to contribute to the breed’s enhancement and future is really enjoyable’ Nathan said. Herd numbers were increased by purchasing 80 cows over the first 18 months, with cows sourced

from Geoff & Anne Heazelwood’s Merseybank Stud at Latrobe, and also from Babinda Stud from the Western Creeks area. Today the herd consists of 380 cows, with the aim to build up to a herd of 500 registered Jerseys. The Chilcotts employ a fulltime worker, and have a couple of relief milkers as well, propped up by Nathan’s parents helping out from time to time if they are needed. Nathan attended a nutrition course with Dan Huggins from Maxi-Cow, a Victorian based company. Consultations are ongoing on a needs basis to get the cows in peak condition and keep them there, despite any difficult conditions. ‘Production is up 5% this year, and I am currently feeding the herd a grain mixture of wheat, canola and lupins at the rate of 4–5kg per cow, per day in the dairy’ Nathan said. Calving is split over the two seasons each year, but with the majority of the herd calving down in the Spring. ‘This year is the first Winter we have milked right through, and while the hoses haven’t frozen up yet, it can get pretty cold here, down to -8°c in fact. Last year I was drying the cows off so that I could go on the Alta USA Tour, and the whole dairy froze, which was pretty interesting!’ Nathan said. ‘The Alta USA Tour was fantastic; I would recommend it to all Jersey

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breeders. Actually getting to see cow families such as Futurity daughters, and bulls like Belles Nix were highlights. Also, learning about the animal management methods used by the US farmers was very interesting, and especially the differences from one state to another. For example, the huge Californian operations such as Hilmar with 1300 cow herds, feedlot operations and keeping animals in barns, to farms in Oregon, which were much smaller operations and herds are kept outdoors. The Oregon land type and weather was very similar to Tasmanian conditions, which would probably explain why I would use similar bulls to the Oregon operators. Cows living outdoors need to be strong and robust to cope with weather extremes, and to continually walk long distances between the dairy and paddocks - a very different type of animal to those that live in barns, who are literally ‘milk machines’ where physical strength is of lesser importance’ Nathan said.

responsibility of caring for their young family (a very wise decision, Nathan). The Chilcotts have also enjoyed their first experience of the Great Southern Challenge. ‘I put ten cows in, not knowing what to expect, and even though I milked them when I shouldn’t have, I had some Club level wins. Merseybank True Blessing won the 3YO, and Merseybank True Testament won the 4YO award, and although our cows didn’t fare too well in the finals, I learnt a lot and really enjoyed it’ Nathan said. Riverview Ridge Jerseys are also starting to grace the show-ring, with Nathan taking 4 cows to the Pura State Dairy Fair in Deloraine, which is a big all-breeds show in Tasmania. ‘I took along a fitter to help me out, because I had no idea of what was involved, and our cows did really well. We got 1st Junior 2YO with Merseybank Petite

‘During the tour, I teamed up with Pat Nicholson of Jugiong Jersey Stud in Northern Victoria. We hit the trail of the pubs along the way, and we made the most of our time over there. I especially loved Nashville, the people are so friendly and the Grand Ole Oprey show was spectacular, a real once in a lifetime experience. Of course, on the next trip Amanda has told me she will be coming along too, so it will be even better!’ Nathan said. As a special thank you to Amanda, Nathan bought back a special gift for her, in recognition of the big effort in ‘holding the fort’ on the farm with the added

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Resonancer, 1st Age Cow with Babinder TK Erica, a 2nd 3YO InMilk with Merseybank True Blessing and 3rd place in the Pen of 3 class. We also got 5th in 5YO In-Milk with Merseybank True Testament’ Nathan said. ‘Jerseys took out the majority of In-Milk Classes at this high profile fair, and I don’t think that went down too well with the Holstein boys’ Nathan added. ‘While I think there is merit in the traditional show-ring as a unique experience, I also like and recommend the Great Southern Challenge format, because it gives everyone a go, without having to put the cows on a ‘pedestal’ and enduring the transport costs, sleepless nights and the endless hours of work to present the cows for the show-ring. It is a great choice for the commercial herd owners to ‘strut their stuff’ without all of the stress and expense of the show-ring. I’ll continue to do both, and will give a few local shows a


go now’ Nathan said. Nathan does all of the AI breeding himself, and enjoys selecting the bulls for particular cows, while keeping an eye on the direction of future herd development by using the computer package GA Gene Screen, as an aid to making an informed decision on bulls. ‘There are certain cows that I know straight away who I want to mate them to, and I really look forward to seeing the resulting calves, it is always exciting’ Nathan said. Bulls currently being used at Riverview Ridge include: Flowerpower, Futurity, Megastar,

Alta Whiskey, Brookbi, Avery Max, Rocket, Alta Nix, Signature and a new Canadian bull called Comerica. Another favourable observation of the Jersey breed that Nathan has made is the ease of calving. ‘I calved 320 last year, and I only had to help out 6 of them, whereas my brother (who milks Holsteins) is out of bed at night a lot more than that with calving problems’ Nathan said. Favourite in the Riverview Ridge herd at the moment is the standout Merseybank family, with Testament in particular proving to

be a great cow. ‘I enjoy what I do, and retain a positive outlook for the industry – especially with such good opening prices, but I hope that we can get more young people into it. In Tasmania though, we are losing a lot of good productive farming land to tree plantations, which is going to make it a lot harder for young farmers to get a start. Hopefully my children might want to follow on from me, but we will just have to wait and see what unfolds’ Nathan said.

MANHATTEN & IMPULS lead the way for BOS AMBREED NZ sire MANHATTEN continues to reign supreme in the Jersey world. With over 1200 daughters herd tested, his ASI and protein BV far exceed other Jersey bulls. We are starting to receive over-whelming positive feedback about the quality and performance of his Australian daughters. One Western-District customer rated them as his best ever heifers. MANHATTEN daughters start the lactation slow but show tremendous persistency through the lactation. With many customers re-using him and word of mouth spreading his popularity continues to increase. His Australian Semen Fertility of +3.5% will only enhance his status as one of the breed’s leading sires. After the Feb ’07 US-proofs the buzz surrounding DNKIMPULS started to build. With his rise to

the no. 1 position in the USA in May the buzz only increased. With more then 3,000 daughters in milk worldwide IMPULS offers high reliability. His production figures show a nice balance of milk with positive components. Many customers continue to look for improved stature and strength and that’s what you will get. IMPULS daughters show an ideal rump set and good feet and legs. Despite the high production the udders are very shallow and show high rear attachments. Fore attachment and teat placement need to be protected. As is the norm with many Danish bulls, IMPULS shows positive ratings for Cell Count, Fertility and Productive Life. Last but not least he offers a total outcross option to all US and NZ bloodlines (no American, 6% NZ, 25% Canadian and 69%

Danish genes). From late July we will have SEXED semen available from IMPULS. New this season is another Danish outcross option in DJMAY. His sire Q MIRAGE has made a definite impact in Denmark. With his moderate milk flow and high components he is a great mating on US bloodlines. His daughters show lots of size and strength but it’s the udders that are truly special. DJMAY is the No. 1 Udder bull in Denmark with fore Attachment and udder depth the most outstanding part. Positive workabilities, extreme daughter fertility and good Cell Count further complete the package. For more information on these Jersey sires, a copy of the BOS Jersey directory or how to get the best deal with our Flexi-packs contact our office on 03 9335 3499.

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VALERIAN NOW the world’s BEST

VALERIAN has become the first Australian bull to top Interbull rankings. Interbull compares all Jersey bulls available worldwide and then ranks them on their most likely performance for Australian farmers. This achievement confirms the ability of Australian breeders, combined with Genetics Australia’s progeny testing system, to produce the breed’s very best. VALERIAN (Kaarmona Valerian) was sired by JEPERIMETER and his dam is Ecallaw Admiral Violet. Admiral Violet produced over 6,400 litres as a two year old and was the top PI heifer in the ‘Kaarmona’ herd owned by Rohan and Graeme Sprunt of Kaarimba, in northern Victoria. VALERIAN has been widely acknowledged as the most exciting Jersey sire to graduate in recent years. Not only is he rated as the highest profit sire within the breed, VALERIAN offers the complete package, a feat that is rarely achieved. High production is confirmed by an ASI of 131, good milk flow over 800 litres and he is the breed leader for protein at +36 kgs, combined with a positive .19%, from the May 2007 ABV’s. VALERIAN delivers Great Type, as the highest type sire proven in Team 2003. His daughters are tall, with wide rear udders, strong centre ligament and ideal teat placement. Outstanding workability shows up through

Changing of the Guard at Jersey Australia: At the conclusion of the AJBS Victorian Branch (Jersey Australia) Annual General Meeting in May, one final task for the committee – elect a new President. After years of service, outgoing President Mr Trevor Saunders thanked his committee for their support and congratulated them on the many achievements during his term. Noel Furze of Nowell Jerseys, Huon North East Victoria was elected un-opposed into the chair and is quite possibly the youngest President the Victorian Branch history. Well known to AJBS members as the breeder of TAILBOARD a recent No.1 APR bull, Mr Furze was excited by the challenge that lay ahead and has been extremely busy

93 for milking speed, 94 for temperament and he is ranked 94% on farmer likeability. Management traits are also a feature for VALERIAN. Although the data has relative low reliability, he appears sound for all management traits including cell count, daughter fertility and survival. VALERIAN’s sire, JEPERIMETER, continues to perform well in Australia, and is now ranked eighth on the ABV’s, at 108 for Profit (APR). Perimeter’s proof is based on 2293 daughters milking in Australian herds. Perimeter was bred to be great, as he is sired by Mason Farm’s Boomer Sooner Berretta and is out of one of the breed’s truly great cows “Duncan Belle 95 Ex”. VALERIAN’s dam, Ecallaw Admiral Violet HC+ 88 has continued to produce well, having a four lactation average of 119 PI and she is consistently in the top three milk producers at Kaarmona Jerseys. Admiral Violet was sired by Judds Admiral, which, in turn, was sired by J. S. Quicksilver Royal and has proven to be one of the great sires of the breed. Judds Admiral was born in 1988 and is still ranked fourth in Australia at 116 for Profit. Admiral sired some good sons but it is as a maternal grand sire that he is having outstanding success with TAILBOARD, NZLLAD, MEDIATOR, NZLHEARTS and ACEJASPER, to name a few. VALERIANS grand dam is Bindi Berretta Violet HC+ 88 who holds the milk

since his appointment attending cattle club meetings. Perhaps a sign of things to come Mr Furze actively pursued Genetics Australia for their support of the Jersey Australia 20/60 Program whereby AJBS members would be rebated the cost of registration for all Genetics Australia PT daughters. “It is a great honor to serve in this position and I’m lucky to have the terrific support from our very diverse state committee” Mr Furze commented.

At the end of successful negotiations Jersey Australia President Noel Furze front and center with GA Young Sire manager Alan Blum. Brendon Scott Jersey Australia on his right with Rob Derksen GA Sales Manager center back and Executive Officer Scott Joynson on far left.

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production record at Wallacedale. At 79 months, Berretta Violet produced 10,238 litres, 405 kgs of fat and 384 kgs of protein, in 305 days. She is one of three outstanding ET full sisters that scored to VHC 91 and had a top average PI of 130 in three different herds. Berretta Violet is also a full sister to ZEPELIN and GUNSHOT which were progeny tested in the 1996 team. VALERIAN’s great grand dam is Sunny Day Sky Line Violet. At 23 months, she produced over 7,000 litres, 279 kgs of fat and 244 kgs of protein. Her dam was Moon Ridge Royal Viola EX 92. At 36 months, Viola produced 9,349 litres of milk, 467 kgs of fat and 336 kgs of protein. Royal Viola was ranked among the highest genetic merit cows in the US of her time. VALERIAN is the classic example of Genetics Australia’s breeding goal. Combining the best of global Jersey genetics and then proving them under Australian conditions. His sire was proven in Canada, his maternal grand sire proven in New Zealand, his cow family originated in the United States and it has two generations of outstanding performance under Australia’s unique farming conditions. VALERIAN semen is available through Genetics Australia and their resellers. More information on this world-beating bull can be obtained on FREECALL 1800 039 047.

Pre-Conference Tour of the United Kingdom - 11th to 18th May The Pre-Conference Tour will take in the length and breadth of England, from the Shropshire countryside, to the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales, visiting some of the finest herds in the country. You will also see a selection of well-known visitor attractions, with the highlight for any Jersey cattle breeder - a visit to Her Majesty the Queen’s famous herd, in the shadow of Windsor Castle. Conference Week - Island of Jersey - 18th to 25th May Conference week - Come and see the very best of the home of the breed. The week will include a mix of formal conference sessions, seminars and visits to a variety of farming operations with Jersey herds and growing the unique Jersey Royal potato. Leading experts will engage the international delegates in a range of topics pertinent to dairy farming today, information and debate that will be of value wherever you live.

Jersey has given its name to a cow, a pullover and a state in the USA. Come and find out why - and more about the Island’s fascinating history and culture. A comprehensive partner programme will take in all that is best to do and see in Jersey, including the world famous Durrell Wildlife Trust. The RJA & HS Spring Cattle Show, part of the spectacular ‘Foire de Jersey’, will be one of the highlights of what will be a memorable week. A visit to the Island of Jersey is a must for every Jersey breed enthusiast at least ‘Once in a Lifetime’. Post-Conference Tour of Northern France - 25th May to 1st June The Normandy Landing Beaches, where the allied forces landed in June 1944, including Omaha Beach; the historic town of Caen, ancient Mont St Michel and the Bayeux Tapestry, will be some of the highlights of the PostConference Tour in France. Visiting some Jersey herds on a journey through the beautiful French countryside, the Tour’s grand finale will take place under the gaze of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.


Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

JSI 135 123 118 115 111 105 100 97 96 93

Bull Id VALERIAN FLOWERPOWER BADGER OUTINFRONT JEBROOKBI ALTAMEGASTAR 7J472 MENTOR JEAUGUSTUS TAILBOARD

Bull Name KAARMONA VALERIAN CLAYDON PARK FLOWER POWER BEULAH TARANAK BADGER LIGHTWOOD LEDA BUSHLEA BROOK BIESTAR ROWANTREE JUGIONG MEGASTAR BW PARADE-ET DARAWAY ASTOUND MENTOR FLEURIEU AUGUSTUS NOWELL TARSAN

APR 152 130 111 108 106 104 102 100 100 98

Bull ID VALERIAN NZLLAD TAILBOARD JEPERIMETER TESTRUN ALTAWHISKEY FLOWERPOWER ALTAMEGASTAR MEDIATOR CLEARCUT

Bull Name KAARMONA VALERIAN ALCISTON CHARLIES LAD NOWELL TARSAN ROCK ELLA PERIMITER LIVEWIRE LEMVIG THOR-ET WATTLEBRINK WHISKY CLAYDON PARK FLOWER POWER ROWANTREE JUGIONG MEGASTAR SILHOUETTE MEDIATOR JARNDIE CLEARCUT

Bull ID VALERIAN FLOWERPOWER OUTINFRONT ALTAMEGASTAR 7J472 KAMIKAZE MENTOR BADGER JEPERIMETER JEBROOKBI

Bull Name KAARMONA VALERIAN CLAYDON PARK FLOWER POWER LIGHTWOOD LEDA ROWANTREE JUGIONG MEGASTAR BW PARADE-ET NOWELL ALF KAMIKAZE ET DARAWAY ASTOUND MENTOR BEULAH TARANAK BADGER ROCK ELLA PERIMITER BUSHLEA BROOK BIESTAR

Bull ID OUTINFRONT MENTOR FLOWERPOWER JEBROOKBI VALERIAN BADGER 1J330 CAVIAR FAXALL ABSALERT

Bull Name LIGHTWOOD LEDA DARAWAY ASTOUND MENTOR CLAYDON PARK FLOWER POWER BUSHLEA BROOK BIESTAR KAARMONA VALERIAN BEULAH TARANAK BADGER ROCK MAPLE BROOK MANNIX BROADLIN ROYAL GOODO ALL LYNNS BERRETTA FELIX GREENRIDGE ALERT-ET

Bull ID ASTOUND JEAUGUSTUS 7J472 JEBROOKBI BADGER ALTAMEGASTAR MEDIATOR MENTOR 7J329 ALTABIESTAR

Bull Name MOLLY BROOK BERRETTA FABULOUS FLEURIEU AUGUSTUS BW PARADE-ET BUSHLEA BROOK BIESTAR BEULAH TARANAK BADGER ROWANTREE JUGIONG MEGASTAR SILHOUETTE MEDIATOR DARAWAY ASTOUND MENTOR SOONER CENTURION-ET BUSHLEA BELLES BIESTAR

Bull ID ASTOUND MENTOR FLOWERPOWER 7J472 JEAUGUSTUS JEBROOKBI 7J329 FABRICATE GOLDGLO SARATOGA Bull ID FLOWERPOWER 7J472 ASTOUND MENTOR 7J535 ALTABIESTAR JEAUGUSTUS JEBROOKBI SARATOGA XFILE

JERSEY AUSTRALIA SIRE READY RECKONER MAY 2007 ABV RELEASE *Jersey Selection Index (JSI) = 2.5 Protein + 1Fat + 10 Ligament + 5(Stature + UD + RUH + OT)

Bull ID ASTOUND MENTOR BEWS TRANSMITTER FLOWERPOWER GOLDGLO 7J528 7J472 CORVETT JERRICK

Bull Name Rear Udder Height MOLLY BROOK BERRETTA FABULOUS 0.9 DARAWAY ASTOUND MENTOR 0.8 BEULAH CINEMA BEWS 0.8 MOROKA TRANSMITTER 0.7 CLAYDON PARK FLOWER POWER 0.6 GOLD GLOW MBSB OF TWIN HAVEN ET 0.6 BUTTERCREST GUNNAR-ET 0.6 BW PARADE-ET 0.6 STONYRUN-AU CORVETT-AI-ET 0.5 FERREIRA GOLDENS JERRICK 0.5

Protein KG 36 31 30 25 25 25 23 22 21 21

Bull ID ASTOUND FLOWERPOWER MENTOR 7J472 VALERIAN WINGSPAN FORESTGLEN 7J329 CAVIAR FABRICATE

Bull Name Rear Udder Width MOLLY BROOK BERRETTA FABULOUS 0.8 CLAYDON PARK FLOWER POWER 0.7 DARAWAY ASTOUND MENTOR 0.6 BW PARADE-ET 0.6 KAARMONA VALERIAN 0.5 BUSHLEA ALF F4 TARANAK 0.5 FOREST GLEN BARBERS DIAMOND-ET 0.4 SOONER CENTURION-ET 0.4 BROADLIN ROYAL GOODO 0.4 WILLOW DELL FANCY ASTOUND FABULOUS 0.4

Milk Litres 933 922 902 861 804 761 745 735 704 689

Bull ID ALTAGOODRICH ALTAWHISKEY GOLDGLO CUPDAY 9J93 7J284 GREENULTRA RIVERDALE PRICELAND SARATOGA

Bull Name WINNING WAY GOODRICH ET WATTLEBRINK WHISKY GOLD GLOW MBSB OF TWIN HAVEN ET CLAYDON PARK GANDALF-ET GREENRIDGE ALTHEAS DUNKER ALTHEAS SELECT-ET GREENRIDGE ULTRA CLAYDON PARK RIVERDALE ET BABE BERRETTA BRUTE OF PRICELAND BERCAR SARATOGA

Overall Type 2.0 1.7 1.7 1.5 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.3

Bull ID 7J399 JEAUGUSTUS 7J472 CFA CSCPANORAMA JEPERIMETER 7J535 BAHAMA SOLDYA OUTRANK

Bull Name AL-TOP ALL AMERICAN FLEURIEU AUGUSTUS BW PARADE-ET VALLEYSTREAM BERRETTA BLAZE-ET CAIRNBRAE PANORAMA ROCK ELLA PERIMITER WINDY WILLOW MONTANA JACE COTTONWOOD MBSB HIGHLIGHT IMP ALL LYNNS SOONER FUTURE MON VALE ADS PACIFIC ET IMP

Bull Name Overall Mammary MOLLY BROOK BERRETTA FABULOUS 2.0 DARAWAY ASTOUND MENTOR 1.7 CLAYDON PARK FLOWER POWER 1.7 BW PARADE-ET 1.5 FLEURIEU AUGUSTUS 1.5 BUSHLEA BROOK BIESTAR 1.4 SOONER CENTURION-ET 1.4 WILLOW DELL FANCY ASTOUND FABULOUS 1.3 GOLD GLOW MBSB OF TWIN HAVEN ET 1.3 BERCAR SARATOGA 1.3

Bull ID NZLLAD PASSIVE BADGER MEDIATOR EXTRAVAGANT SARATOGA PANACHE ARMADA BLACKTIE JEBROOKBI

Bull Name ALCISTON CHARLIES LAD BERCAR PASSIVE BEULAH TARANAK BADGER SILHOUETTE MEDIATOR CURDIE VIEW KHAN EXTRAVAGANT BERCAR SARATOGA GLENARIFF ADS PANACHE KINGS VILLE ARMADA WHITE STAR BLACKTIE BUSHLEA BROOK BIESTAR

Body Depth 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5

Bull Name CLAYDON PARK FLOWER POWER BW PARADE-ET MOLLY BROOK BERRETTA FABULOUS DARAWAY ASTOUND MENTOR WINDY WILLOW MONTANA JACE BUSHLEA BELLES BIESTAR FLEURIEU AUGUSTUS BUSHLEA BROOK BIESTAR BERCAR SARATOGA SILHOUETTE XFILE-ET

Bull ID BADGER MEDIATOR PANACHE BLACKTIE SARATOGA OUTRANK NZLLAD BRAMBLE ARMADA PASSIVE

Bull Name BEULAH TARANAK BADGER SILHOUETTE MEDIATOR GLENARIFF ADS PANACHE WHITE STAR BLACKTIE BERCAR SARATOGA MON VALE ADS PACIFIC ET IMP ALCISTON CHARLIES LAD BERCAR BRAMBLE KINGS VILLE ARMADA BERCAR PASSIVE

Chest Width 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.4

Ligament 0.9 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5

Udder Depth 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 Stature 1.3 1.2 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.7

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Thali

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from ‘pot luck’ to progress Bruce & Kylie Hill

by Linda Houghton After a long career in the security industry that included working at the Sydney Olympics, Bruce Hill began an interesting journey to a new career and way of life. Born and bred into a Holstein-loving family, with a preference for the black and white cow, Bruce and Kylie began working as relief milkers for David and Sue Thorn’s Jersey Stud in Victoria. ‘When I left Sue and David’s to take up a fulltime job managing a dairyfarm in Mooroopna, they gave us 9 Jersey poddy calves for luck, and things just started from there. To this day, we still have 8 of those original 9’ Bruce said. Following the management position, Bruce and Kylie went on to become share-farmers, gaining another years experience in the industry before taking up their current position at Carpendeit, which is 14km from Cobden in the Victorian Western District. ‘We always wanted dirt underneath our feet, and this place became available to share-farm, it just felt right, and now we are in our fourth year on this property’ Bruce said. Thalia Jerseys consists of 540 acres, with 460 acres being workable dryland farming, and the remainder being native bush. The property owner is retired, and lives off-farm in the Geelong area. ‘We started up with those 9 Jersey calves, and now we have a milking herd of 300 Jersey cows, and 72 yearlings, 43 autumn calves’ Bruce said.

In the early days to boost the herd numbers, Bruce and Kylie regularly attended dispersal sales and always attempted to buy the best cows that they could afford. ‘We bought 19 of Chris Carroll’s herd at Invergordon as a good breeding platform to start things off, and also bought some cows from the Shepparton and Echuca chopper pens. At the time, we were lucky that people were off-loading their herds, and we picked up some good in-calf Jerseys for $200 to start us up’ Bruce said. ‘Kylie and I both believe that quitters never achieve anything, and we are in this to succeed despite the hard times we’ve been through. This year is looking good with improved milk prices, more normal autumn/winter rainfalls and the incentive is there to do it. The unprecedented payment levels have lifted the spirits a bit’ Bruce added. Both Bruce and Kylie work fulltime on the farm, and have one fulltime employee to help out. Like most dairy operators, finding the right person for the job was difficult, with the Hills trying out seven workers before they finally found someone who was competent, and could work safely. ‘Andrew stood out from the others because he seemed to really enjoy working with the cows, despite being a city bloke and a Kiwi!’ Bruce said. Days off and relief milking is juggled between them, and so far it is working OK. A milestone for the Hills was completing the genetic recovery

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of a line of 17 Augustus daughters – which was the largest line of daughters from that bull in existence at the time. They were originally bought from Bob & Wilma McNabb, of the Maxon Stud. ‘The genetic recovery took a fair bit of paperwork and caused a few worries, but it was very satisfying – I can follow my cow families now, which is great’ Bruce said. An Augustus daughter is now a top producing 6YO in the herd. For sheer personality though, the Hills’ favourite is the pet of the herd, ‘Sydney’, who is the first cow in the dairy every morning, and loves a pat and cuddle. Bruce and Kylie are big fans of the 20/60 Progeny Test Programme (PT). ‘We select bulls each year, and this year AJBS was able to secure something worthwhile; a rebate for registering daughters of the PT bulls. It sweetens the load for breeders. It is an offer that all Jersey breeders can work towards, taking a punt on a PT bull at a very minimal cost. While you still have the rearing costs of the calf, the advantages to the breeder are substantial’ Bruce said. ‘Plus, I believe the benefits from the PT Programme can be seen to go even further – if a breeder decides to use all PT sires on a fully registered herd, they potentially wouldn’t have to pay any registration fees. Even on a small scale, it offers cost benefits, and once the calves are registered and the rebate paid, the AB companies have accurate data on how many daughters


the sire confirms ‘Type’ • Milk Proof greater than +400 • Protein greater than +15 • Fat greater than +20 • Temperament greater than +92 • Overall Type greater than +0.8 • Mammary System greater than +0.3

are around, and where they are located. Even if the daughters are on-sold, they can still be tracked via the registration/change of ownership process. All of this just has to be good for the breed’ Bruce added. ‘It seems to me that some elements in the AB industry have got the idea that ‘numbers can milk cows’, in developing the APR system, of which I have been somewhat disillusioned with the results. I milk cows, not numbers, and I believe that proofing is a huge issue. I progeny tested one particular sire, getting 7 heifers from him, 6 of which I tried to milk and failed because they were obviously quite mad – I literally couldn’t get near their udders. After writing to the AB company involved, I was informed that they would only focus on the performance of 1 of the 7 heifers - the only one that met the minimum 120 milking days requirement. This means that the problems with the other 6 – the vast majority, were not recorded or analysed’ Bruce said. ‘In my opinion, the existing APR does not consider ‘Type’ to be a vital element, but it is crucial to breeding a top producing cow. Secondly, ‘Negative Milk Flow’ is a major step in the wrong direction! I believe there are just 3 sires worth using in the current Top 20 APR; an opinion based on our personally developed selection criteria for bulls. This is what we look for when selecting sires for our herd: • Proven Cow Families ie. 3 or more VHC generations behind

Therefore, we would be very reluctant to use any sires which score ‘under the mark’ in any of those criteria categories. The APR system is a load of crap, and it just doesn’t work. I am sure that there are a lot of other breeders out there who are very disillusioned with this system too, but they just don’t want to speak out or tread on any toes. Well, I don’t mind treading on a few toes, and am comfortable in speaking my mind’ Bruce said. ‘I believe the biggest challenge to the breed will be to change the selection index, and I have heard that it may take five years to move to a more effective system. This delay could be disastrous for the future of Jersey breeding stock, and will make for an extremely difficult recovery’ Bruce said. ‘However, instead of being fully reliant on any selection system without question, Kylie and I have always received a lot of good advice from well established breeders who have been milking Jerseys for many years, from within the Colac and Northern District Clubs. We have been the most junior members in these clubs, and we have found the assistance and feedback of club members to be absolutely fantastic. Brendan Nicholson and John & Margaret Cockerell from the Northern District especially, have always taken the time to come out and look at our cows and helped us to select suitable bulls. The Cockerells’ have also helped to keep us going when things were tough and we were finding our feet in the industry, which is something we will always be very grateful for’ Bruce said.

Hills have begun to dip their toes in putting their cows ‘out there’ to see how they measure up, with 3 Thalia Jerseys entered into the Colac District On Farm Challenge. ‘We have picked up three 2nd placings in the past two years, which is a huge encouragement to keep going. I’ve tried the showring too, but no blue ribbons as yet, but scored a couple of red ones from the Colac and Camperdown shows so far’ Bruce said. IDW is the annual holiday for the Hills, and they love to catch up with the other breeders to chat and see some wonderful cows. ‘We would love to take some of those cows home with us, and we hope that some day we will be breeding cows like those. But for the moment, we just focus on what we can afford to do, and also what we cannot afford not to do – making the most effective decisions that we can’ Bruce said. Bruce believes the future for the industry is bright, with the demand for milk at an all time high. ‘The only thing that I see as a threat to the industry is bad politics and policies. Rural communities and primary production enterprises support the capital cities, yet they continually struggle to receive the recognition, respect and support that they deserve as key players in economic growth’ Bruce said. ‘As for us, Kylie and I will continue to improve on our herds breeding and work towards buying our own property. We are prepared to work hard and to be happy growing old together, enjoying working and living on our own farm’ Bruce said.

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CANADA HAS ITS FIRST 97 POINT COW! By Daryl Brown Alta Genetics are proud to market ‘Guapo’s’ whose Dam has become the first Jersey Cow Scored Ex-97% in New Canadian Multi- Breed Classification Program. While they were registering a Jersey calf that was less than three months old at the time Mitch and Yolanda Vandenberg certainly chose a perfect name for Vandenberg Amedeo Gorgeous back in 2001. Gorgeous recently became the first Jersey cow to attain the topflight Excellent 97% designation in the Canadian Multi-Breeds Classification program, launched in August 2005. In reaching this mountain-top evaluation she also becomes one of a very small handful of Jerseys to ever score 97% in the entire history of the breed in Canada! What is truly remarkable about this stunning new final score for Gorgeous is the high level of scores she attained in all major categories: 97% for rump, 97% for mammary system, 96% for feet and legs and 97% for dairy strength! Steve Borland of Rapid Bay reports that: “Gorgeous was fresh on June 14th and is milking over 40 kilograms per day and the classifiers who inspected her proclaimed that she is an exceedingly correct dairy cow.”

with deviations from herd mates averaging +31 for milk, +48 for fat and +36 for protein. Her average components tests are 5.7% for fat and 4.0% for protein. Her highest record is 4-5 305 9435 551 5.8% 380 4.0% BCAs (288-306-306). An extensive show ring career includes the following highlights: First Four Year Old and Canadian National Champion at the RAWF show and All Canadian Four Year old 2005; and First Five Year Old, Reserve National Champion at the RAWF and All Canadian Five Year Old 2006. Gorgeous is sired by Piedmont Grove Amedeo. Her Very Good 85% dam is by Curtsey Duncan Jude with earlier generations being by Spruce Vine Surv Knight; Valleystream JIS Juno; and Valleystream Silver Sequel. Guapo, her Juristiction son is available at $18rrp. 21st Century Genetics is also the only company to have sons from all 3 EX97 pt cows in Canada. Glenamore Gold Prize EX97 Sons available include Duaiseoir (Grove x Prize) & Giller (Sparkler x Prize) Waymar Patrick Nadine Ex97 Son available AltaNadine (Duncan x Nadine) Megastar Second crop success! Second Crop daughters of Alta Megastar are milking up a storm in many herds across Australia

This latest triumph adds further glitter to a resume that was already loaded with extraordinary accomplishments. Gorgeous has three completed lactations with BCAs averaging 250-255-258

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at present. The Soldya son from Australia’s well known Biestar daughter, Monvale Star Mayjay is creating history. The bull is continuing to climb the APR ladder once again, increasing for Daughter fertility and Somatic cell count. The bull is also one of the very few jersey sires at the moment with not a single negative in his type linear! An extraordinary achievement on its own. Many of the field staff have had reports from farmers milking daughters that have PI’s well over 100 in mixed herds. We will be picturing new second crop daughters in the next few weeks. Semen is available at $18rrp or $14.40 with Progeny Test semen. OTHER NEWS! Early Futurity daughters are starting to calve in Australia and are just as outstanding as expected. Futurity, well know for transmitting stunning rear udders has also been transmitting tremendous body depth in his milking daughters. Futurity is positive for components and high for milk and is available for $24. Rapid Bay Ressurection daughters are starting to calve in Canada. A bull already making the show winning type is making beautiful udders as well. We will have new photographs in the next couple of weeks. Semen is available at $22. Vandenburg Amadeo Georgeous


Goulburn Murray Jersey Breeders Club

President: Dick Scoones (03)5864 1205 Secretary: Brad Adams (03)5874 5388 Congratulations to Danielle McMillan on winning the Murray Goulburn Establishment Bursary as well as to the 2006 Great Southern Challenge Winners at Club level Weller and RG Sprunt 3rd GSC Champion 2yr old, GSC Champion 3yr old: J & M Cockerell, 2nd GSE Champion 4yr old: P Hentschke and W Schutz plus Great Southern Champion Jersey owned by the Akers family. All contributing to GMJBC being the reigning Great Southern Challenge Most Successful Club. GMJBC The club that leads the way in semen and insurance rebates. 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 yenolam@iinet.net.au

YALCARA JERSEYS Peter & Lyn Sprunt RMB 2790 Katunga 3640 (03) 58732583 yalcara@cnl.com.au

LOXLEIGH JERSEYS Geoff Akers Victoria Rd Tallygaroopna 3634 (03) 58298478 geoffakers1@bigpond.com

GANBEER JERSEYS Gordon & Robyn Gilmour RMB 1072 Waaia 3637 (03) 58641096 ganbeer@mcmedia.com.au

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) 58269506 kaarmona@bigpond.com

GLENARRON JERSEYS Ron, Glenyss & Grant Baker 14 Hutchins Lane Katunga (03) 58646246 glenarron@origin.net.au

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 vamos@mcmedia.com.au

DELREA JERSEYS Phillip & Fiona Delai 610 Katandra Main Rd Katandra West 3634 03 5828 3308 phillfee@westnet.com.au

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

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

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

EARLDENE JERSEYS Dick & Barb Scoones 2720 Rendells Rd Numurkah 3636 (03) 58641205 rjscoones@dodo.com

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

GLENFERN JERSEYS Peter & Bev Farrell 605 Lemnos Nth Rd Congupna 3633 (03) 58299354 glenfernjerseys@bigpond.com

Goulburn Murray Jersey Breeders Club MOST SUCCESSFUL CLUB GREAT SOUTHERN CHALLENGE 2000, 2003, 2004 & 2006

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NSW BRANCH MEMBERSHIP FEES Membership

Registrations 2005

Ordinary Membership Family Membership Associate Junior (under 21 years)

$132.00 $165.00 $66.00 $60.50

Male & Female

Up to 6mths 6 to 12mths Over 12mths

$12.00 $16.00 $30.00

(All prices include 10% GST)

Email: johnston_jersey@yahoo.com.au

Ph: 02 6552 5915

Transfer fees – $16.50 per head Embryo Transfer – $16.50 per package Genetic Recovery – $6.60 for the first Genetic Recovery animal and progeny of this animal to be at the current registration fees.

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FOR AJBS (Victorian Branch) INC. Membership Categories: All subscriptions due 1st July each year (included is 10% GST)

1. Full: 2. Family:

$165 Includes Jersey Journal subscription. $187 All cows must be milked in the one herd. Includes Jersey Journal subscription. 3. Associate: $71.50 Up to 5 registrations at $27.50 per registration during membership lifetime. Includes Jersey Journal subscription. 4. Junior: $44 Includes Jersey Journal subscription. Eligible if 21 or under. For an application form Telephone: 03 9370 9105 or visit our website: www.jersey.com.au

QLD BRANCH MEMBERSHIP FEES –––––(GST Inclusive)––––– Phone: 07 5485 4585 Email: ajbsqld@bigpond.com 1. FULL MEMBER $132.00 2. ASSOCIATE MEMBER $77.00 3. JUNIOR MEMBER $66.00 FEES and CHARGES Under 6mths (male & female) Over 12mths (male & female) Transfer Fee

$11.00 $16.50 $11.00

6-12mths (male & female) $13.20 Genetic Recovery 1st Stage $9.90 Family Transfers $6.60

WESTERN AUSTRALIA Registration Fees as at 1st December 2005 Applications together with payment to be forwarded to: Kay Peek, 5 Stitfold Promenade, Salter Point WA 6152 Ph: (08) 9313 2145 email: kaylynette8@iinet.net.au MEMBERSHIP:

$130. 00 $60. 00

• One stud - Limited to 6 head of registered Jersey cattle - unless part of parent’s herd and on same property) - No Vote

REGISTRATIONS: Fees are for all males and females at date of lodgement. 0-12 months $11.00 Over 24 months $26.00 12 - 24 months $21.00 Trnsfers or leases $10.00 • Note: It is the sellers responsibility to pay the transfer fee. GENETIC RECOVERY: Females only – any age – foundation animal* $6.60 • Note: All registrations over the age of 24 months are subject to inspection as are GR foundation animals. An inspection fee will be charged according to kilometres travelled by the inspector. All prices include GST

TASMANIA BRANCH MEMBERSHIP FEES Forward applications with payment to: Max McCormack PO Box 1258, Devonport 7310 Ph: (03) 6424 1250 email: mpmccormack@southcom.com.au Membership: Full $150.00 Associate $80.00 Junior $80.00 Genetic Recovery $9.90

Registrations: Up to 24 months Over 12 months Transfers

$9.90 $13.20 $9.90

All prices include GST

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Category Under 3 mths – $500 semen & CGU Farmpack Insurance Under 3 mths – $2000 semen purchased through JMS Under 3 mths Over 3 mths & under 6 mths Over 6 mths & under 12 mths Over 12 mths & under 24 mths Over 24 mths Genetic Recovery – first registration per live animal (dead animals no charge) Registration for Associate Members

Price

GST Inc. GST

$7.50

$0.75

$8.25

$7.50 $10.00 $12.00 $17.00 $22.00 $25.00

$0.75 $1.00 $1.20 $1.70 $2.20 $2.50

$8.25 $11.00 $13.20 $18.70 $24.20 $27.50

$5.00 $25.00

$0.50 $2.50

$5.50 $27.50

TRANSFER FEES FOR LIVE ANIMALS + EMBRYO SALES Within 60 days of sale: $5.50 plus 1.1% SALE PRICE. It is the sellers responsibility to advise office and pay transfer fees. Intra-family transfers free. If the sale is conducted through Jersey Marketing Service there are no transfer fees applicable. ET transfer fee is applied to total embryo’s sold - form available from Jersey House. Bull Transfer to AB Company Flat Fee $35 +GST note: progeny of sires not transferred are not eligible for registration

TELEPHONE REGISTRATIONS Registrations can be completed via telephone, and credit card facilities may be used for payment. Emergency Registration Processing Fee (processed within 3 working days via telephone) will be charged to credit card at $55 per animal. REPLACEMENT PEDIGREE CERTIFICATES If certificates are requested for a whole herd then cost is $1.10 per certificate. If the request is for individual animals then the cost is $2.20 per certificate. Please note that if the replacement is to rectify incorrect information then there will be no charge. Current prices as determined by Federal Council are:

NOTE: - All inclusive of JERSEY JOURNAL SUBSCRIPTION. JUNIOR MEMBERSHIP: *Per annum (Up to the age of 18 years)

REGISTRATION FEES (Fees are for either males or females, and are determined on the animal’s date of birth and the date the application was received at Jersey House.)

CLASSIFICATION CHARGES (# prices are GST inclusive)

Per year - Period from 1st March to 28th February FULL MEMBERSHIP: Per annum (One Stud - One Vote)

AJBS (Victorian Branch) Inc Fees and Charges as at 1st January 2007

Herd Visit Fee Classification fee for 2 year olds where all 2 year olds in herd are calssified Random/single classification fee for 2 year olds Classification fee for mature cows Resubmits for higher awards

$27.50 $5.50 per animal $9.90 per animal $9.90 per animal $9.90 per animal

SOUTH AUSTRALIA Registration Fees as at 1 JANUARY 2007

SA applications together with payment to be forwarded to: Megan March, 14 Murray Drive, Murray Bridge SA 5253 Ph: 08 8531 3803 Email: march@lm.net.au

Registrations: Fees are for all males and females at date of lodgement. 0-3 months $8.80 inc. GST Over 3 months $11.00 inc. GST Associate Members $27.50 inc. GST Transfer Fees $7.70 inc. GST Genetic Recovery: First registration per live animal $8.80 inc. GST Subsequent registrations at regular age rate. Stage 3 or 4 animals must be inspected. Membership: Full membership $121.00 inc. GST Family membership $143.00 inc. GST Associate membership $71.50 inc. GST Junior membership (under 21) $22.00 inc. GST


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