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Noel and Karen Furze 1985 Murray Valley Highway, Huon Vic. 3695 Ph. (02) 60 273 603 Mob. 0418 257 030

Champion Cow NEJCC OFC 2007 Champion Dairy Cow Tallangatta Show 2007 Has an ABE bull going to Alta and a Manhatten bull going to G.A. Is being flushed for the U.S.

Nowell is the home of such international cow families as Althea, Babe, Benita, Champ, Dawn, Fernleaf, Flower, Golda, Jennifer, Kelli, Nellie, Princess, Sandra, Tulip, Telca, Contact us today for your opportunity to become involved in these and other great cow families.

2.2 7593m 4.4% 336kgf 3.8% 291kgp 3.11 6509m 4.8% 311kgf 4.1% 262kgp 245days+

Christmas Greetings And A Prosperous 2008 To All Jersey Enthusiasts Visit our Web Page for regular updates on what’s happening

Nowell Jerseys – Setting Tomorrows Standard Today.

Volume 60 No. 16 — December / January 2007/08

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

Behind the scenes


Royal Adelaide Show 2007


Graeme Gillan - Looking back and to the future 5

Great Southern Challenge


Goulburn Murray Jersey Breeders Club


Youth Profile


Support Progeny Testing


Sales Wrap


Jerseys without frontiers


Profiting despite drought




The man behind Spring Gully Jerseys 17

New South Wales

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

WALLACEDALE JACE MELAINE 4. Sired x Jace. Not just a pretty face


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


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


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

WESTERN AUSTRALIA 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.



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

She calved in Feb 07 @ 29mths and is currently number one PI in the herd! To date she has produced 7408ltrs, 263 prt, 374 ft, 270 days, with a PI 129. Full sister. WALLACEDALE JACE MELAINE 2 VHC 91 @ 3YRS. PI 108. Has a March 07 Badger son going to 21st Century. Their dam. WALLACEDALE BARBS MELAINE 2. SUP 92 EXC.PI 107/8 still milking. HIGHEST POINTED COW 2002 ON FARM CHALLENGE.

Enquiries welcome. Wallacedale Jerseys C,M,L+M Wallace Poowong North Victoria 3988 Ph 03 5627 5668 Mob 0400 562 764

Next dam. DENFIELD MELAINE M28. EXC. Still milking @ 15yrs, 94070 litres lifetime!! Embryos from these cows and other family members for sale.



ABS - IDW Super Specials




Bushlea Jerseys


Colac Jersey Classic 2008


Glen Echo Jerseys

14 & 15

Meldan Jerseys


Nowell Jerseys


Semex - Young Sire Program


Wallacedale Jerseys

FC & 4

World Jersey Cattle Bureau


World Wide Sires


Editorial & Advertising to: Scott Joynson PO Box 292, Ascot Vale VICTORIA 3032 Ph. (03) 9370 9105 Fax. (03) 9370 9116 Email: JerseyJournal December/January 2007/08 —


behindthescenes At the time of putting this magazine together the AJBS Classification team are out around the membership assessing cows and AB Company 2yr old linear type evaluations as part of Tour 2 2007. AJBS Federal Council needs classifiers to continue our professional classification service to the membership. If you or you know someone that has a good eye for a cow, is happy to train as part of the AJBS classification panel at two annual classification field days and enjoys working with registered breeders please contact the Jersey House office on (03)9370 9105 or alternatively speak to Classification Convenor Alan Carson directly on (03)52 353 201 for more details on how to get involved. Members are advised that AJBS Federal Council has appointed University of Queensland as the preferred DNA test laboratory having struck a long term alliance that will benefit both organisations. AJBS members pay a discounted flat fee of $34.10 per animal tested via the Jersey House office or alternatively $38.00 per animal if you decide to test directly with University Queensland. Currently Federal Council requires DNA testing of one animal, randomly selected every 500 registrations throughout the year as well as for cows used as Embryo Transfer donors plus the resulting calves from the use of this technology. For more information please contact Jersey House. Congratulations to all those who made the final of the 2007 Semex Jersey Australia Great Southern Challenge. Your animals are a credit to you and on behalf of all those taking part in the big event many thanks to Semex Australia

for their ongoing financial support of this wonderful competition. It has been my pleasure to climb behind the wheel and ferry both judge and cameraman all around Victoria and Southern NSW with this year no exception as Jim Parker Venoma Jerseys and Vaughn Johnston Semex Australia were fantastic company (I didn’t even get a speeding fine this year!). I thank all the competitors for their patience as I am not always on time and do appreciate a smiling face when you have had every reason to complain. Thanks to Max Olsen in Tasmania for collecting and driving the officials throughout the apple isle and well done Sue Thorn who came to the rescue in South Australia at short notice. I must confess that I can’t wait to see all the cows on the big screen December 12th and will enjoy watching the tension build as someone will receive the great honour of being the owner of the 2007 Great Southern Supreme Exhibit. Sadly there will be a change to the team here at Jersey House in the new year as our office manager Deb Kingston heads off to Tasmania in what has been described as a sea change. Deb’s husband has accepted a position that requires the family to move to Launceston so unfortunately a wealth of Jersey House experience and know how head south with him. I would like to thank Deb for her contribution over the past 2 years, so many hurdles overcome and even more triumphs to remember her by (see 2008 Jersey Calendar) when she finishes on January 18th 2008. Good Luck Deb! Finally, I would like to take the opportunity

INELIGIBLE SIRES: AJBS Federal Council have deemed the following New Zealand Sires ineligible for registration on the AJBS registrar; NZGOpiate NZImperi NZLHyde NZLRivers NZQuickwit NZGJubilant NZGFlat NZGAptitude NZGTights NZLikabull NZGJoshua NZGAmulet NZGCapstan Lynbrook Theo GR Hasty River HI Density *Note progeny from these bulls can only be registered on the AJBS system through the Genetic Recovery Program. BULL DAMS: All bulls registered on the AJBS registrar must come from a fully registered dam that has been classified. COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: All animals born in Australia must be registered upon the AJBS registrar, those that don’t fit this criteria for any reason will find progeny of this animal to be ineligible for registration.

on behalf of all AJBS committees and Jersey House staff to wish all Jersey enthusiasts here and abroad (who watch us via the Jersey Journal or online at a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year - with early rain!

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


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

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

Kings Vale JACE MELANIE ET scored maximum 88pts @ 2yr Old

Dam : the MIGHTY Denfield Melanie P36 EX 92 (11 in milk daughters 6 sires av 88pts) This exciting Jace heifer placed 4th out of 63 in the Sth Gippsland OFC 2yo class. On her first herd test milked an impressive 31 ltrs Jace Melanie has 6 VHC sisters x 3 different sires she will be flushed to VALERIAN on December 4th. Kings Vale JACE MELANIE was purchased at the Kings Vale dispersal on October 2nd Melanie is due to be flushed to Forest Glen Meccas JEVON on December 4th Other cows purchased at Kings Vale Dispersal Kings Vale Linda (fanclub) 2yo 87pts Anvale Flora Belle raised to VHC 90 Anvale Armada Belle 2 raised to VHC 91 Kings Vale Silvermine 94 VHC (sire: Perimeter)

Brendan & Melissa Scott 91 Bay Rd Jam Jerrup VIC Email: Ph: 03 59976334 Web Page: (member sites December/January Meldan) JerseyJournal 2007/08 —

GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY Selling @ IDW 2008 Two star lots from the mighty Melanie family. Wallacedale Golden Melanie VHC 91 X Golden X Denfield Melanie P36 (pictured below right). Wallacedale Bispot Melanie an April 06 Brookbi X Wallacedale Paraspot Melanie X D. Melanie P36. Joined to Jepine

Wallacedale Paramount Melanie VHC 90 Sire Paramount (full sister of Wallace Dale Paraspot Melaine) 56mths 8083 ltrs, 415 fat, 290 prt, PI 113. 3rd Snr 3 in milk IDW 2nd best udder in class

Denfield Melanie P36 Sup 92 Exc Sire Lester 140mths, 7957 ltrs, 421 fat, 295 prt, PI 116 3rd 6yrs in milk IDW 2nd best udder in class.

Don’t miss this opportunity to secure a top class descendent of Denfield Melanie P36. Following is a list of her daughters milked at Wallacedale so far.

WALLACEDALE JERSEYS Wallacedale Wallacedale Wallacedale Wallacedale Wallacedale Wallacedale Wallacedale Wallacedale Wallacedale Wallacedale

Paraspot Melanie Paramount Melanie Montana Melanie Montana Melanie 2 Montana Melanie 3 Royal Melanie Greenwood Melanie Sooner Melanie Golden Melanie Jace Melanie

VHC 90 x Paramount PI 121 dam of lot W. Bispot Melanie. VHC 90 x Paramount PI 113 (pictured above left) VHC 90 x Montana PI 113 VHC 90 x Montana PI 103 VHC 90 x Montana PI 109 HC+ 87 x Blaine PI 116 HC+ 86 x Khan PI 107 HC+ 86 x Khan PI 108 VHC 91 x Golden PI 102 (She Sells) HC+ 88 x Jace PI 96.

Kingsvale Jace Melanie Max 88pts @ 2yrs X Jace purchased as an embryo and recently sold at dispersal for $5700 to B+M Scott Meldan Jerseys see advert page 3.


Cliff, Marieka, Luke and Melanie Wallace 395 Omeara’s Rd Sth, Poowong Nth Vic 3988 VISITORS AND ENQUIRIES ALWAYS WELCOME Ph 0356275668 Mobile 0400562764 — JerseyJournal Decmeber/Januaryemail: 2007/08

Graeme Gillan

- Looking Back and to The Future.

combining exceptional type, production and longevity. “Even today he has great respect from many Jersey breeders.”

by Linda Houghton After enjoying every one of his 33 years in the dairy breeding industry, Graeme Gillan is looking forward to new horizons and opportunities.

“I am very proud of bringing these bulls to Australia, and the positive impact they had on the breed. It was a very exciting time, and a lot of fun, especially when I, through ABS, was involved in running the Top Brass Connection sale. Good sales and marketing and a lot of other factors came together to make a wonderful sale. I will never forget it,” Graeme said.

As a highly respected former owner and more recently sire analyst for ABS, Graeme is as well known for his passion for the industry as he is for his integrity, and easy-going nature. In a millennium with more methods for communication than any other, the simple art of talking to people faceto-face is now becoming a lost art. “For example, some people will read this entire article and others will only read one paragraph, so you cannot rely on journal articles alone to get message across. I still believe sitting across the kitchen table is one of the most effective and enjoyable ways to communicate with people,” Graeme said.

Career Highlights Graeme remembers fondly the first time that US Jersey semen came into the Australian market place. “It was 1987, and the US bulls were perfect for the times – they really boosted the breed. It was a significant moment within the Jersey breed. I remember that some breeders were open minded and very keen to use them, and others were very sceptical, suspicious in the extreme and even at times very negative to the genetics and the company”.

Jersey Breed Today

This was a time when there was a decline in the Jersey breed; it was a real concern, with some breeders changing back to Holsteins. The US bull ‘A-NINE Top Brass’ was a very good type and production bull and one of the highlight bulls that turned the breed around. Other successful bulls were ‘Fairweather Opportunity’ he injected production, and was literally a ‘vaccination for milk’, and ‘Rocky Hill Skyline’, who was a fantastic Protein/kg bull. But perhaps the greatest of the US sires was Highland Duncan Lester,

“I believe the quality of where we are today is overall better cattle. Their dairyness and milk-flow have much improved – they give a lot of total fat and protein. Breeders are now looking for genetics to ensure their cows sustain production over a number of lactations. To achieve this the quality of information that breeders work from becomes even more crucial, for future decision making in bull selection,” Graeme said. “However, I don’t believe that breeders are best served with just a single index and there is much more to the ABV’s then the APR. Breeders require accurate information on many traits, production, workability’s, health and type. Currently I believe that there is still much to do at all levels to improve the accuracy of the type proofs especially udder ratings. Breeders

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don’t need a tall skinny cow; they need a cow of medium stature, with lots of width, capacity and udders that will last for a number of high production lactations. Dairyfarmers are paid more for protein, so the combination of milk flow with components is very important not minus milk with components,” Graeme said. This is a sensitive subject that needs care and thought to work through the differences to find the best fit for breeders looking to improve their herds.

Progeny Testing Another great challenge is that there will be fewer cows in the industry as a whole, due to the current difficult conditions. That means less Jersey breeders, less Jersey cows that are herd tested – which means a decrease in the ability to sample bulls. The result is, that there is less data to work with to get reliable proofs on a smaller number of bulls – which is a huge challenge for the breed,” Graeme said. “Breeders also need to keep in mind that companies marketing and selling semen are committing capital to the bull programs to get bulls sampled, it will require an across the board support from all breeders to utilise young sire semen for future benefits for all”. Graeme firmly believes it is crucial that progeny testing is the responsibility of everyone in the industry. “If breeders want a greater selection of bulls, there is only one way to get it. Everyone has to be committed to herd testing and progeny testing. It is not just a job for ‘someone else’ a greater combined effort is needed to achieve a higher volume of quality data to work with,” Graeme said.

Working together While the Australian dairy industry is sizeable - it is not huge, and Graeme believes that everyone


within the herd improvement industry need to work together to benefit dairyfarmers and the market. “The focus needs to be on providing benefits at farm-gate level, to drive industry improvements literally from the ground up,” Graeme said.

Dairy Industry Future “The Australian industry has a great future in front of it – as we come out the other end of these challenging times, there will still be good opportunities and already for breeders in some regions this is occurring. I feel for farmers at the moment, it is so easy to feel isolated and down when things are so hard. It is so important for farming families to keep talking – to each other, their friends and neighbours – it will help,” Graeme said. “However, even in the hard times, I believe that buying semen is an investment. The second biggest asset on farms are the cattle,” Graeme said. While Graeme knows that the future is very difficult to predict, he does believe that all breed societies will need to focus on providing value to their members. “Members need to feel that they are getting something in return for their membership fee. I believe that a policy of quality and inclusive communication is vital, along with promotion, representation and direction. Societies also need to be proactive to recognise the best genetics available to ensure their breed’s future and progression,” Graeme said.

And now for something different… Graeme is looking forward to having a short break before tackling the enormous task of building a new resume. “Putting together a resume should be fun

— Jersey JerseyJournal Decmeber/January 2007/08

after all these years in the one job. Over time, you develop a lot of different skills and you need to describe them in the resume to be presented as a ‘transferable’ commodity, one that will be useful to another role,” Graeme said. As well as tackling the resume, Graeme enjoys ferrying his daughters Isabella (15) and Madeleine (12) to their basketball games and training sessions. With both girls playing representative matches on Friday, club games on Saturday and training twice a week, Graeme might still find it tough to get the time to sit down and relax with a glass of wine and some good cheese, but he is enjoying spending more time with his family. Looking back on his long career with ABS, Graeme recognised the contribution of his family to his success over the years. “Mary, my wife, has always been a fantastic support to me, and in my role I was required to travel around Australia and overseas, and I could not have achieved it without her,” Graeme said.

her parents for giving her the opportunity to always be involved either on the working or management side of the farm, she is also lucky enough to be able to call Keith and Pat Kuhne and Lisa Broad when in need of some direction with further developing her Jersey Stud. Sara is currently living in Sydney finishing off her Bachelor of Agricultural Economics majoring in Commercial Law, this degree is not offered in Victoria, hence the move to NSW! After graduation she will move home to the farm until her re-location to Ballarat where she will be working in the 2008 Westpac Agribusiness Graduate Program.




P h r t u

In what little spare time Sara has she enjoys hockey, horse riding, cooking, shopping and reading.

Sara Scott


By Tanya Privitera

Sara Scott now 22 years old grew up on her family’s 256ha farm located 4km outside Wonthaggi in South Gippsland (Victoria). It’s a high input farm milking 500+ cows all year round. She is the eldest daughter of Sue Bird and John Scott, her four siblings are Mitchell (19), Kate (18), Emma (16) and Beth (15). Sara attended Kongwak Primary School, Wonthaggi Secondary College and VCE as a boarder at Firbank Grammar, Brighton. Sara has been showing cows since she was 2½ years old, “what can I say it’s a long love affair!” as quoted by Sara. She has helped show her own and her family cows at Wonthaggi, Korumburra and Foster Shows and you have probably seen her younger sisters Emma and Beth exhibiting at IDW and Melbourne Royal. Sara actually owns 5 cows, 3 stud Jerseys and 2 Holsteins, she attributes learning all her skills from growing up on the family farm. Sara had the choice to either breed Holsteins or Jerseys, her love of Jerseys has ultimately won out. She says the Jersey’s ability to survive in their commercial herd is a major factor, where some of their larger framed Holsteins are unable to cope with the demands of long walks!! Sara wishes to thank

Sara’s achievements are rapidly expanding, her most noted to date is winning the 2007 Bass Coast Shire Young Citizen of the Year and the 2006 Victorian Rural Ambassador Competition. At University her achievements include; Student Representative on the Faculty of Agriculture Board, Year Representative on the faculty Staff Student Liaisons Committee and a Mentor for 1st year Agricultural Economic students. And finally her Firbank Grammar achievements include; School Colours in Hockey, Athletics and Badminton and Captain of Hockey and Athletics. Rural Ambassador Competition: One of the aims of the Award is: To highlight the talent, creativity and ingenuity of young rural Victorians and in doing so, to encourage entrants to be role models across local communities. Please contact Tanya on tanya_zelda@ if you would like information on how to enter this competition. Sara acknowledges that winning the competition benefited her in both personal and professional development. The interview and public speaking skills helped her in the short term at university, but also in securing a job half way through 4th year. She regards them as life long skills. The $8000.00 prize money that Sara won ($6000 has to go towards further education etc) enabled her to travel to London to complete the remaining professional experience of her degree. She spent 2 weeks with Clydesdale Bank in Oxford, London, an agribusiness bank owned by NAB. She also attended the Royal Show in Stoneliegh. The highlight of her study trip was travelling to the Island of Jersey. She stayed on one of the 32 remaining farms with John, Sarah and John-James Le Feuver. During her stay she also visited farms owned by Paul Houze and Anne Perchard. Sara regards it as JerseyJournal December/January 2007/08 —


an amazing experience meeting her Grandparents’ friends that they met from their involvement with the World Jersey Cattle Bureau, along with seeing the home of her beloved breed. Along with visiting farms she was lucky enough to see the whole Island. During the day she toured the Island with John Le.Seelleur and spent the evenings milking and helping Sarah feed the calves.

Sara’s future is no doubt promising, she wishes to continue travelling and learning about different cultures and just be healthy and happy!!

Sara has spent the remaining prize money on developing her Jersey Stud. She purchased 2 females at the Kings Vale dispersal sale adding to her Jerseys she had previously bought from Bercar Jersey’s. Sara acknowledges the major challenge for youth to progress in the Dairy industry is the large capital required for investment as both land and waters values increase. Sara is a walking representation of her family and she is the 5th generation of show involvement both at local and Royal level. Sara is now a member on the Rural Ambassador Committee following her great-grandfathers involvement on state committees.

CONGRATULATIONS Lachlan Fry, Katandra Park Jerseys recently won both the Western Australia state Beef and Dairy Junior Judges competition and will represent WA in the national finals at the Sydney Royal Easter show in March 2008. This is probably the first time anyone has won both competitions simultaneously. Lachlan competed against another 35 entries from around the state, he was the only dairy representative. The success has earned Lachlan two dairy judging jobs which will see him adjudicate Dairy Cattle at Harvey and Waroona Shows in coming months. Tyson Fry , Katandra Park Jerseys, won the state Dairy Parader’s Competition and will join his brother by representing WA in the national finals at Sydney 2008.


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IDW 2008 Showcase Sale

Bushlea Brass Fernleaf 2 Grand Daughter Sells

Valleystream Dynamo Bold Maternal Sister Sells

Claydon Park Brook Orchid Daughter Sells

A Saber born 23.4.2006 sells from the 90pt Bushlea Etta Fernleaf 14 93Mn 7156Lt 359F 271Pr PI100 Next dam Bushlea Brass Fernleaf 2 Champion Cow Melbourne 1992 A deep Fernleaf Pedigree

First Choice Star Ruby sells born 20.8.2006 x Sultan her dam Claydon Park Joel Ruby HC+ 86 81Mn 7699Lt 381F 277Pr PI 112 100% Canadian Blood Pedigree

First Choice Orchid sells born 19.4.2006 x Bie Bistar Dam Claydon Park Brook Orchid VHC91 84Mn 8575Lt 417F 320Pr PI122 1st Age Cow and Best Vessel Honourable Mention Senior Champion IDW 2004 Leongatha Feature Show Champion 2002, 03

Contact: Brett Kuhne Leongatha 5664 2235 email:

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AJBS Federal Council has successfully negotiated with AI companies to offer our members rebates for registrations of all Jersey daughters sired by the nominated list of young bulls. To be eligible for the $10.00 reimbursement (plus GST), members must simply register (and pay in the normal manner) for all progeny of the nominated young sire teams as part of your annual calf registration routine and then submit this Application for Reimbursement form to the office

ABS Australia


To be eligible, daughters must be registered between 1 January 2007 and 31 December 2007

To be eligible, daughters must be registered between 1st January 2007 and 31st December 2007

29JE3521 – Rocha Saber Wine MAESTOSO – Fleurieu Ruebens Maestoso 29JE3492 – Senn-Sational April Reflection MELODIC – Kings Ville Melvin CHROMATIC – Naranda Park Cherokee TOCCATA – Double-D Rueben Titan FLOWTA – Kaarmona Flowta BECLEAR – Kaarmona Beclear GOLDAWARD – Riverside Gold Award CHARTTOPPER – Hatties Chart Topper HAZELSDAN – Venoma Hazels Dan CSCABDUL – Yenolam Jace Abdul MEGAGLEN – Kaarmona Mega Glen

KAARMONABMW – Kaarmona Beamer CRIKEYMATE – R & J Bound For Glory MARVIG – Kaarmona Marvig PROMVIEW – Prom View Astound Power STAROFIRIS – Loxleigh Star of Iris LONGWARRY – Kings Ville Longwarry (reg’d between 1/1/2006 & 31/12/2008)

FIGHTERJET – Bushlea Etta F22 Jace JACEROMULUS – Fleurieu Jace Romulus TW VARIETY – Gold Wave Jace Variety SIGNFRONT – Loxleigh Front Designer

To be eligible, daughters must be registered between 1 June 2007 and 31 December 2008


To be eligible, daughters must be registered between 1st January 2007 and 31 December 2007. 76J0150 – Dutch Hollow Missile POWERPACK – Nowell FP Bourbon VIDO – Gold Wave Augustus Vido MIAMISPEAR – Miami Spear FERNJACE – Bushlea Brook F7 Jace POPSICLE – Kaarmona Popstar SPARTICUS – Fleurieu Caeser

SEMEX Australia

JEJEEP – Kaarmona Jeep registered between 1/1/05 – 30/06/08 JECLANCY – Boggabilla Clancy registered between 1/1/05 – 30/06/08 JEVIRGIL – Gold Wave Augustus Virgil registered between 1/7/07 – 31/12/08 JEKAZOO – Denson Dale Kazoos Rebel registered between 1/7/07 – 31/12/08 JERHODES – Jugiong Nari Rhodes registered between 1/7/07 – 30/6/09

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To be eligible, daughters must be registered between 1 January 2007 & 31 December 2007 ADDITION – Loxleigh Addition JAKEY – Yoorami Jakey Boy ARDEO – Loxleigh Ardeo MANABINA – Jarndie Manabina ACEMAN – Spring Gully Sars Augustus NURTURE – Silhouette Nurture BEARHUG – Beulah Bearhug PAPERBOY – Meldan Powerman COCKATOO – Beulah Cockatoo PENTUP – Bercar Pentup ECOLOGY – Silhouette Ecology RUSTIC – Spring Gully Sara Manhatten FLATTERY – Yoorami Goldies Flattery TWOPLAY – Mapperley Twoplay FRONTMAN – Jarndie Frontman UPSIZE – Beulah Upsize GIVEAWAY – Jarndie Gogetter VEGOUT – Aldehneo Vegout VETSRUN – Jarndie Vetsrun

The Colac and District Jersey Breeders Club invite you be part of the

“COLAC JERSEY CLASSIC 2008” 17th -20th June 2008.

In addition to the Federal and Victorian Annual General meetings and other activities, The ‘Colac Jersey Classic Sale’ will be held on WEDNESDAY 18th JUNE 2008, at The Colac Show Grounds, 12.30pm. We invite all interested breeders to submit PEDIGREES for consideration. They must be received by Chris McKenzie (859 Cooriemungle RD Cooriemungle 3268 VIC, Ph 03 55 987222) by the 15th FEBRUARY 2008.

“Research Fund Donation Lots Most Welcome” Reporting to the Dairy Product Manager other key responsibilities include: • Identifying superior genetic lines within Australia, and abroad that meet the breeding objectives of the Global organization • Contract mating and acquisition of the ABS Australia dairy bull team • Industry liaison with appropriate bodies • Cornerstone sales and promotion • Progeny promotion activities associated with marketing new and existing progeny test graduates


• Global Organisation • Key leadership role • Exciting challenges

ABS Australia, a division of ABS Global Inc. is a leading producer and marketer of bovine genetics and related products and services. A recent retirement has created a rare and exciting opportunity for a Sire Analyst to join our Global Product Development team. Based in Australia this position requires an energetic individual who will divide their time evenly between sire acquisition and the development and promotion of the ABS progeny testing program, Cornerstone™. The position requires extensive travel throughout Australia and periodic trips overseas. The successful applicant must exhibit great communication skills and the ability to develop strong relationships with customers and existing staff.

To be successful the applicant must have extensive knowledge in pedigrees and global genetic evaluation systems. A proven ability to assess cow confirmation is also critical to the role. The successful candidate needs to be able to work in a team environment and within Global Product Development guidelines. A strong working knowledge of the dairy industry will be highly regarded. Tertiary education will be looked upon favorably. Proficiency in basic computer use as well as a valid drivers license is essential. An attractive remuneration package is offered based on skills, qualifications and experience. Cover letter and resume should be forwarded to the contact below no later than 4:00 pm, Friday, January 11, 2008 Manager Human Relations & Development ABS Australia “Langiballa” Olympic Way, TABLE TOP NSW 2640 Email: ABS Australia is an equal opportunity employer.

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World Jersey Bureau Conference –

“Jerseys without Frontiers” By Suzie Parker Since 1951 the World Jersey Cattle Bureau has worked to bring Jersey cattle breeders together from around the world. May 2008 marks not only the next World Conference but a ‘Once in a Lifetime’ chance to see the fantastic Island home of the Jersey breed. The Bureau’s International Centre is based within the headquarters of the Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society (RJA&HS) which, since 1833 has dedicated itself to the promotion of agriculture within the Island and the scientific development of Jersey cattle breeding around the world. Celebrating its 175th Anniversary in 2008, the RJA&HS is proud to be the Conference Host. All Jersey Island cows are registered with the RJA&HS to ensure that the purity of the breed is maintained. This exceptional cow has spread worldwide from our unique Island and is the fastest growing dairy breed in the world today. The WJCB Conference 2008 starts its three week programme in the United Kingdom. Taking you through the glorious countryside of England you will see and experience the best of British farming whilst enjoying some of the outstandingly beautiful scenery that the country has to offer. For any Jersey cattle breeder the highlight of the week will be a visit to Her Majesty the Queen’s famous Jersey Herd, at Windsor Castle, including a stop at the famous Windsor Farm shop where you will be able sample the delights of traditional British produce. Finishing your week with a sight seeing tour in London, this Pre Conference Tour gives everyone the opportunity to see the delights of England’s heritage, culture, countryside and attractions before ‘Coming Home’ to Jersey.

Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands and the most southerly of all the British Isles. Located in the Bay of St Malo, just a step away from France; its fields and cliffs, flower covered headlands and views of the surrounding ocean make the home of the Jersey a truly remarkable environment. Jersey is a parliamentary democracy and British Island but is not part of the United Kingdom. Self governing, through the ‘States of Jersey’ it has its own legislature and currency, allied with the British pound. The Island’s unique culture entwines two great nations, Britain and France in a fascinating and complex history. The WJCB Conference 2008 provides an incredible opportunity for you to explore all three of these countries at a personal level. Your Post Conference Tour week takes you on a journey through the northern French countryside, to the Loire Valley, the inspiration for the impressionist painters, and concludes with the allure of Parisian style. You are sure to depart this Tour ‘full!’ - of French hospitality, fine food, and a heart full of wonderful memories. The World Jersey Cattle Bureau Conference 2008 promises to deliver not just a full Conference Programme but a unique close-up tour of the UK and its flagship Jersey breeders, an insight into the distinctive Island home of the Jersey, its farming history, and diverse culture and landscape, finishing with an astounding tour of France and its foremost attractions and locations. We look forward to welcoming you! For more details contact Peter or Kerry at Quadrant Travel 1300722 420 or (02) 6772 9066

Jersey Trade Mission to UK, Europe 2008 incorporating WJCB International Conference

• Program commences May 8, 2008 with modules to UK, Jersey and France from 16 days • Trade mission costs begin as low as $5915 per person • Departures from Melbourne and Sydney For program details and bookings Contact: Peter Lloyd or Kerry De Jong Quadrant Australia (incorporating ANF Agritours) PO Box 814 Armidale 2350 Phone: 1300 722 420 02 6772 9066 Fax: 02 6772 9899 Email:

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WJCB 18th Conference Taking in some of the most picturesque locations to be found in England your pre conference tour will include visits to some of the flagship Jersey farms, including the Royal Farm at Windsor, home to Her Majesty The Queen’s own Jersey herd. Your highly topical conference week in the idyllic Channel Island home of the Jersey breed is a chance not to be missed. Let us show you the best that we have to offer of our fine herds, farms, countryside, and unrivalled hospitality and welcome. The post conference week takes you to France where you will be indulged with the gastronomic delights for which the country is rightly famous. Visits will be made to a number of Jersey herds and many historic locations such as Monet’s garden. Your tour will culminate in Paris, with a spectacular day of sightseeing and an evening river cruise finale.

We look forward to seeing you!

For further details, please contact: Conference Administrator – WJCB 2008, Royal Jersey Showground, La Route de la Trinité, Trinity, Jersey JE3 5JP, Channel Islands, UK

Tel: +44 (0)1534 629800 Fax: +44 (0)1534 629900 Email:

10 - 18 May

18 – 25 May

25 May – 01 June

Pre Conference Tour UNITED KINGDOM

Conference Week JERSEY

Post Conference Tour FRANCE

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GLEN ECHO Seasons Greetings to Jeff, Janelle &

Wins Supreme at 2007 Brisbane RNA

All Breeds Supreme Dairy Cow All Breeds Supreme Udder All Breeds Reserve Champion Elite production Cow 1st 6-7yrs in Milk 1st Best udder 1st Dam’s Progeny 1st Type & Production Echo–On Moon Darling (VHC 90) 8792L 3.47P 305kg 4.53F 398kg 305D


1st 5-6yrs in Milk 2nd Type & production 1st Dam’s Progeny

Echo-On Redfox Darling (VHC 90) 6941L 3.57P 248kg 4.37F 303kg 305D

1st Under 2yrs in milk S. Golden, D. Lara Tidy Pam 142 Moy Pocket Rd, Kenilworth 4574 Email: Telephone: 07 5446 0389 Glen Echo GB Pam ET

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O JERSEYS all Jersey Enthusiasts Chad Parker

Sunshine Coast On Farm Challenge 2007 Champion Cow


Glen Echo Blue Moon Megan (VHC 90) 6422L 3.83P 246kg 4.73F 304kg 305D

Reserve Champion Cow

Glen Echo Gunnar Fingers (VHC 91) 6429L 4 0P 257kg 4.59F 295kg 301D

Honorable Mention Other Awards: Junior Champion Heifer - Glen Echo Saratoga Maiden (also 2nd Under 2 yrs in Milk 2007 Brisbane RNA) Reserve Junior Champion Heifer - Glen Echo GB Melissa (also1st 2 – 2½yrs in Milk 2007 Brisbane RNA)


Lynward Willunga Mist (VHC 90) 6421L 3.64P 234kg 4.56F 293kg 305D JerseyJournal December/January 2007/08 —


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By Sue Webster Don Murray is adamant: “I don’t run a Jersey stud – I’m a dairy farmer that has Jersey stud cattle.” The strong commercial bias to his herd comes off a long tradition that includes successful crossbreeding and a short-lived fling with the black and whites. The 51-year-old farmer from Larpent, near Colac in Victoria’s

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south-west, worked initially at the Larson families Ferny Bower Jersey stud at nearby Carlisle. Meeting his wife Jan Allen introduced him to her family’s crossbred enterprise. In 1981, he took on the Allen farm, and introduced AI jersey genetics, drawn mainly off NZ and Australian bloodlines. It was hard work. “The cows would produce maybe 3000 litres a year.

Spring Gully Maggie 2 represented the Colac & District region in the 4yr old class and was pictured as Judge Jim Parker saw her during the 2007 Great Southern Challenge.

I was a poor farmer and they were poor cows, but you have to start somewhere, because that was all I could afford,” he said. He joined some of them to a RAB Holstein bull. “These crossbreds were good cows but they got too big for the dairy and I had to decide to do work on the dairy or go for smaller-framed cows, I was looking for a cow smaller than the crossbred and larger and more milky than the NZ or Australian jersey of that time” said Don. He chose to cross back with some American Jersey breeding. “That was in about the late 1980s and then about 1990 Jim Parker and John Rundle got into my ear to register some animals,” he said. Membership with the Jersey Society brought advantages, notably the expertise of a pasture consultant. “That was when I really learned how to grow grass,” Don said. “Ivan Grant was employed by the Jersey Society to run some farm walks. He’d pick a topic a month and we’d meet on different people’s farms. I started to read more, especially what Joe Jacobs from the DPI wrote about silage.” This year the 487-acre farm, 140 acres of it bush, has yielded 960 rolls of silage this season. That was double the previous tally. By midNovember Don had also cut 100

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rolls of hay. “And we’ve still 45 acres to do,” said Don. “It’s the best season for growing grass that we’ve had.” But developing his pasture management skills wasn’t a clear path. Don recalls: “We did a bit of mucking around with clover but we don’t do that any more. White clover in the dry years will shrivel up and die and in the wet years it will bog up and die and your cows would bloat and you get red legged earth mite…” Ryegrass, however, has the persistence and the versatility his property needs. The soils range from sandy loam hills to heavy

flats, with some scrappy land inbetween. (Actually, he didn’t say scrappy … I added the‘s’). The soils overlay a sandstone ‘coffee rock’ ranging in depth to about a metre on top of the hills to only about a third of that down in the soakages. A seasonal, spring-wet watercourse feeds through the property, giving the Murray enterprise its name Spring Gully Jerseys. Having the different soil types gives the property versatility, he said. “The sandy country gets away earlier and the heavier soil holds on a bit longer at the end of the season,” said Don.

“There’s enough protein in the ryegrass. On the light sandy country I use annual varieties and on the heavier soils I plant perennials because they last about seven years on that part of the farm. Perennials wont persist on the light soils, so I plant annuals because they grow more vigorously, plus we can graze the sandy soils more heavily in wet conditions,” he said. The Murrays use an agronomist for fertiliser advice and soil test every couple of years. The sandy country gets fertilised in the autumn and spring and heavy areas only in the autumn.

Glenara Fower – Don Murray obviously has an eye for a good cow purchasing Glenara Flower Linda 3 from the Codling family during 2006. Glenara Flower Linda 3 competed as Colac & Districts highest pointed 2yr old and was pictured here during judging of the 2007 Great Southern Challenge.

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The Murrays stock lightly; apart from running some Holstein beef steers and dairy replacements, their herd milks at about one cow to the two acre range. This year Don is running 112 milkers and aims for about 120. At peak, he has milked 140. “I keep them in pretty good condition, feeding them 5.5kg in the bail comprising 80% - 90% wheat and 10%-20% high protein pellets with additives,” he said. “I used to feed only pellets but I’ve found their milk protein tests have been better since we fed grain. It might be the effect of the higher starch levels. I certainly know that their muck is a lot sloppier when they’re on pellets than on wheat.” The herd averages 4.7 fat 3.9 protein with a rolling herd average of 6761 litres over 305 days in band one milk. Keeping up condition is vital, especially for fertility although Don admits his AI rates have not been great this year – about 20% notin-calf (using a 12 week joining period). “And then you have some that calve late, so that doesn’t help. This sort of thing sends you mad and it’s getting worse,” he said. “Nobody has good fertility at the moment,” he said. “Jerseys are hard but Holsteins are worse. The cows are milking so hard they’re putting so much energy into that and not into fertility. “But your good cows will milk though, so we’ll just milk through and we won’t get a holiday!” Don said he could consider using NZ bulls with high components and not high yield “but you don’t make enough margins,” he added. “Our cows are giving too much milk we’ve got to look for a bull with strength to put fertility in them, although we don’t want to go back to minus-milk bulls. “We’ve got to go for some strength. I might have to go to a bull with

size next season. Most of those bulls were small so I’ll be looking at the US for bulls with stature and capacity which is very hard to find these days.” Maintaining his number-six ASI herd is part of his commercial focus, said Don. “I don’t pick bulls on ASIs I pick a bull on what I want but if it doesn’t have an ASI, I don’t use it. If I find one with a minusASI I believe you don’t get profit. In theory the high-ASI bulls earn you more money than those who haven’t got the ASI’s. That’s why I used BADGER for instance he’s got strength and he’s got the ASIs; that’s why I’ve got a reasonable ASI herd.” Other bloodlines through the herd are TARANAK, ASTOUND, FLOWER POWER, PARAMOUNT and BIESTAR. Don doesn’t show animals. Nor does he breed for showing. “If people breed cows to milk well, they’ll breed a cow for showing. If you try to breed a show cow you’ll never get one,” he said. “We run good milking animals, which means you end up with some showy ones.” For the third time he has cows that have qualified for the Great Southern Challenge and on December 12 he has two animals representing the Colac Jersey club. One of them he bought when Ted and Carolyn Codling of Dreeite retired. Don describes the twoyear-old GLENARA FLOWER LINDA 3 as “a good type and a good allround milking cow”. He bred his four-year-old SPRING GULLY MAGGIE 2 sired by ASTOUND. “She’s a good type milking cow that came up from an unregistered family,” he said. “She was out of a handy cow and she just sort-of clicked. She simply looks better than the other animals.” Entry in the Great Southern challenge is “a pain in the backside

because you’ve got to do extra work”, he grumbled, but admitted that, having won the local titles, he accepts the responsibility of representing the region in the wider competition. “You feel some responsibility to the club,” he said. “Once you go in your local challenge and they judge your animals as the best, you’re not just representing yourself any more. Once they pick you you’re representing the Colac club. It’s not just my farm any more but the Colac club. Don has been club treasurer more than three years and, before that, served as president for four years. The club has close to 20 members. It runs farm walks about eight times a year and also runs the challenge. Next year it will host the Victorian branch AGM and the last of the Federal Council AGMs. The Jersey man has some definite thoughts about the future of the breed in Australia. “They’ve got problems like everyone else,” he said. “The cows are getting too frail and getting too hard to get in calf. “There are chances to cross-breed to the Holstein especially the heifers and your first-cross cows can be very good. You can breed back successfully. Good cows breed back to good cows. A good first cross will breed a good family.” Some of the cows in Don’s herd are getting onto their sixth or seventh cross away from that first cross of Holstein. “For anyone getting into the game, if you can’t afford good animals they should consider crosses and then crossing back. You give them three generations of top AI bulls and you get good cows. It doesn’t take long to breed good cows. You can start with ordinary animals and by using good AI bulls, its the cheapest way to improve your herd,” he said.

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Royal Adelaide Show Results 2007 Judge: Phil Hentschke

Champion Juvenile Heifer sashed by Thelma Reid (Wodonga) and lead by Hayley Boyd, (Nowra NSW) at Royal Adelaide 2007.

Heifer, born from 1 January of the current year (1) S & L & B Manuel Bellview Legion Joy Sire: BW Legion

Reserve Champion Heifer with Thelma Reid (Wodonga) and Lisa Thompson (Meeniyan).

JUVENILE CHAMPION JERSEY FEMALE Lyn Boyd Brunchilli Vindi Noelene Sire: Vindication

Heifer, yearling (1) M Templeton & L Thompson Alt Belles Chanel ET Sire: Giprat Belles Jade (2) S & L & B Manuel Bellview Futurity Raywin Sire: Sunset Canyon Futurity (3) L F Warner Shoshanna Action Time Sire: Forest Glen Avery Action

RESERVE JUVENILE CHAMPION JERSEY M Templeton & L Thompson Alt Belles Chanel ET Sire: Giprat Belles Jade Cow, 3 year old, in milk (1) A C & T W & C J Schutz Kingurra Armada Alexis Sire: Kings Ville Armada (2) Michael & Katie Atkins Rosedale Judes Variety Sire: Curtsey Duncan Jude

Heifer, 18 months old (1) S & L & B Manuel Bellview Sultan Charm Sire: SHF Centurion Sultan (2) A C & T W & C J Schutz Kingurra Flower Power Ena Sire: Claydon Park Flower Power (3) G A & L J Klatt Homelands Sadams Silvermine Sire: Pasadena Sadam

Cow, 2½ year old, in milk (1) G C & S J Thorn Fleurieu Mellow 12 Sire: Fleurieu Augustus (2) T A Martin Gumbyrne Ghandi Cherub Sire: ABS Ghandi (3) S & L & B Manuel Bellview Kody Joy Sire: AltaKody

Cow or Heifer, 2 year old, dry (1) Lyn Boyd Brunchilli Vindi Noelene Sire: Vindication (2) A C & T W & C J Schutz Kingurra Navara Mermaid Sire: CSCNavara (3) L F Warner Shoshanna Action Prefect Sire: Forest Glen Avery Action

Cow, 2 year old, in milk (1) Michael & Katie Atkins Rosedale Manhatten Verocay ET Sire: AMB Manhatten (2) L F Warner Shoshanna Big Time Maidit (3) Michael & Katie Atkins Rosedale FP Shinkicker Sire: Claydon Flower Power

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INTERMEDIATE CHAMPION JERSEY FEMALE A C & T W & C J Schutz Kingurra Armada Alexis Sire: Kings Ville Armada RESERVE INTERMEDIATE CHAMPION JERSEY FEMALE G C & S J Thorn Fleurieu Mellow 12 Sire: Fleurieu Augustus Cow, over 3 years and under 5 years old, dry L F Warner Shoshanna Furor Madison Sire: AltaPiedmont Cow, 5 years old and over, dry (1) Michael & Katie Atkins Daraway Taranak Verity Sire: Taranak Cow, 4 year old, in milk (1) S & L & B Manuel Brimarvi Blaine Fowler Sire: Royal Blaine ET (2) G C & S J Thorn Fleurieu Mermaid 78 Sire: Mason Boomer Sooner Berretta (3) S & L & B Manuel Fleurieu Park Golden Lassie 199 Sire: ABS Hallmark

Champion Intermediate Cow with judge Phil Hentschke, Madge Whitford (Normanville) and Bret Fiebiger (Mt Gambier).

Cow, 5 year old. in milk (1) G C & S J Thorn Fleurieu Mellow 8 Sire: Elite Mr Franchise ET (2) Lyn Boyd Brunchilli Impact Clau Sire: Brunchilli PMI Impact (3) L F Warner Shoshanna Extreme Balance Sire: ABSExtreme

Reserve Champion Intermediate cow with Madge Whitford (Normanville) and Mark Patullo (Shepparton).

RESERVE SENIOR CHAMPION JERSEY FEMALE L F Warner Shoshanna Jude Secret Sire: Curtsey Duncan Jude

Progeny of Dam (1) Michael & Katie Atkins Daraway Taranak Verity (2) S & L & B Manuel Brimarvi Vale Joy

Cow, with Best Udder (1) L F Warner Shoshanna Jude Secret Sire: Curtsey Duncan Jude (2) G C & S J Thorn (3) S & L & B Manuel

Type and Production. (1) G C & S J Thorn Fleurieu Astound Selly 2nd Sire: Molly Brook Berretta Fabulous

Cow, 6 year old, in milk (1) G C & S J Thorn Fleurieu Astound Selly 2nd Sire: Molly Brook Berretta Fabulous

Group of Three Females (1) G C & S J Thorn (2) L F Warner

Cow, over 6 years old, in milk (1) L F Warner Shoshanna Jude Secret Sire: Curtsey Duncan Jude

Pair of Cows, any age (1) G C & S J Thorn (2) G C & S J Thorn (3) L F Warner

SENIOR CHAMPION JERSEY FEMALE G C & S J Thorn Fleurieu Astound Selly 2nd Sire: Molly Brook Berretta Fabulous

Cow and Daughter (1) G C & S J Thorn (2) Michael & Katie Atkins (3) L F Warner

(2) L F Warner Shoshanna Jude Secret Sire: Curtsey Duncan Jude (3) L F Warner Shoshanna Extreme Balance Sire: ABSExtreme Pair of Heifers, 2 years and under, in milk or dry (1) Michael & Katie Atkins (2) S & L & B Manuel (3) L F Warner


Aileen Gale (Bat Valley, SA) sashing the Senior Champion Cow with judge Phil Hentschke and Mark Patullo.

Reserve Senior Champion cow at Adelaide 2007 with Aileen Gale (Bat Valley), judge Phil Hentschke (Invergordon) and Mark Patullo (Shepparton).

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Standby by for

Great Southern Challenge By Jim Lindsay ELEVEN regional on-farm challenges and thousands of kilometres later, 44 of the best Jersey cows in Australia have been selected to compete in the 2007 Semex-Jersey Australia Great Southern Challenge. Acclaimed as one of the largest livestock judging competitions in the southern hemisphere, this year’s challenge has attracted more than 1800 entries. Separate competitions were conducted by Australian Jersey Breeders Society State Branches and Cattle Clubs throughout Victoria, South Australia, southern NSW and Tasmania during October and November. The four champions from each of the 11 regional competitions will be “over-judged” by Jim Parker of Venoma Jersey Stud near Colac in early December. The winners will be announced at a special luncheon to be held at Witchmount Winery outside Melbourne) on Wednesday, 12th December.

The three-course luncheon will cost $40 per head, with drinks available over the bar. Bookings can be made by contacting Jersey House on (03) 9370 9105. Semex will present trophies and semen vouchers totalling $6,400 to first, second, third and fourth place in each class, while the exhibitor of the Supreme Champion will receive an additional $500 semen voucher from Jersey Marketing Services. The Great Southern Challenge – and its lead-up “on-farm challenges” – differ from conventional livestock judging events in that cattle are assessed on their home property by a visiting judge. Australian Jersey Breeders Society Executive Officer, Scott Joynson, said this format enabled all breeders to compete on an equal basis, regardless of their location. “It really appeals to dairy farmers because no preparation of cattle is required,” he said.

Gordon and Craig Emmett look on as Great Southern Challenge Judge, Jim Parker Venoma Jersey Stud near Colac finalises his scores for Shenstone Dawn 494.

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Semex Pty Ltd General Manager, Jim Conroy, said the Semex Alliance was dedicated to breeding cows that feature a balance of high production and superior type in order to maximise lifetime profitability. “As such, we are more than happy to sponsor any event that recognises the importance of conformation in breeding longlasting, profitable cows,” he said. Semex Pty Ltd is the exclusive Australian distributor of livestock genetics marketed by the Semex Alliance, the world’s largest artificial breeding organisation.

2007 SEMEX JERSEY AUSTRALIA GREAT SOUTHERN CHALLENGE SOUTHERN RIVERINA TWO YEAR OLD: Willow Dell Fancy 530, Waters family, Willow Dell Jerseys, Deniliquin. THREE YEAR OLD: Pasadena Legend Madonna, J. Falls, Pasadena Jerseys, Finley. FOUR YEAR OLD: Invergelly Franchise Charm 106, G. & J. Fleming, Invergelly Jerseys, Finley. MATURE: Miami Mannix Glory 21, G. & P. Fleming, Philmar Jerseys, Finley. NORTHERN VICTORIA TWO YEAR OLD: Craigielea Kodys Vicky, B. & K. Cochrane, Craigielea Jerseys, Rochester. THREE YEAR OLD: Shenstone Dawn 494, G. & L. Emmett, Shenstone Jerseys, Stanhope. FOUR YEAR OLD: Jugiong Violet 4800, Nicholson family, Jugiong Jerseys, Girgarre. MATURE: Jugiong Illagay 4712, Nicholson family, Jugiong Jerseys, Girgarre.

MURRAY GOULBURN TWO YEAR OLD: Loxleigh Megastar Designer 4, Akers family, Loxleigh Jerseys, Tallygaroopna. THREE YEAR OLD: Kaarmona Parade Babe 2, G. & R. Sprunt Kaarmona Jerseys, Wunghnu. FOUR YEAR OLD: Loxleigh Estimate Iris, Akers family, Loxleigh Jerseys, Tallygaroopna. MATURE: Loxleigh Astound Iris 5, Akers family, Loxleigh Jerseys, Tallygaroopna. MURRAY VALLEY TWO YEAR OLD: Ramaya Jaces Count, S. & H. Bruns, Ramaya Jerseys, Leitchville. THREE YEAR OLD: Moonyah Flower Ivette, T. Gilmore & K. Hateley, Yarrawalla. FOUR YEAR OLD: Glenmaple Flasc Wanda, Alan, Cheryl & Brian Launder, Glenmaple Jerseys, Kerang. FIVE YEAR OLD: Glenmaple as April, A., C. & B. Launder, Glenmaple Jerseys, Kerang. NORTH-EAST VICTORIA TWO YEAR OLD: Mikandan Astound 915, T. & B. Edwards, Mikandan Jerseys, Thowgla Valley. THREE YEAR OLD: Nowell Franchise Kelli 2, N. & K. Furze, Nowell Jerseys, Huon. FOUR YEAR OLD: Nowell Power Sandy, N. & K. Furze, Nowell Jerseys, Huon. MATURE: BV Bhamma’s Favour 6, D. & E. Hourigan, Darrynvale Jerseys, Milawa. COLAC TWO YEAR OLD: Glenara Flower Linda 3, D. & J. Murray, Spring Gully Jerseys, Larpent. THREE YEAR OLD: Cairnbrae Parades Daisy, A. & J. Carson, Cairnbrae Jerseys, Irrewillipe East. FOUR YEAR OLD: Spring Gully Maggie, D. & J. Murray, Spring Gully Jerseys, Larpent. MATURE: Warrion Patsy 56, S, & R. Chant, Warrion Jerseys, Warrion.

Shenstone Dawn 494 struts her stuff in the 3yr old class during Great Southern Challenge Judging. Owned and bred by the Emmett family at Stanhope, Dawn is the first animal to compete in an on farm challenge from the herd. A remarkable achievement to make the finalist group with a first time entrant.

WESTERN VICTORIA TWO YEAR OLD: Green Pines Marion 19, G. & L. Bryce, Green Pines Jerseys, Nullawarre. THREE YEAR OLD: Wallacedale Goldenboy Melanie, F. Creed, Somerset Downs Jerseys, Boorcan. FOUR YEAR OLD: Somerset Fanclubs Dulcie, F. Creed, Somerset Downs Jerseys, Boorcan. MATURE: Margo X 9, T. Taylor, Koenal Jerseys, Brucknell. SOUTH AUSTRALIA TWO YEAR OLD: Fleurieu Golden Lassie 175, G. & S. Thorn, Fleurieu Jerseys, Hope Forest. THREE YEAR OLD: Brimarvi Raywin 5, S., L. & B. Manuel, Bellview Jerseys, Meadows. FOUR YEAR OLD: Hindmarsh Ginger 4, J. Schutz, Hindmarsh Jerseys, Port Elliot. MATURE: 1st Fleurieu Astound Selly 2, G. & S. Thorn, Fleurieu Jerseys, Hope Forest. SOUTH GIPPSLAND TWO YEAR OLD: Wallacedale Lester Lyn, Wallace family, Wallacedale Jerseys, Poowoong North. THREE YEAR OLD: Wallacedale Jace Melanie 4, Wallace family, Wallacedale Jerseys, Poowoong North. FOUR YEAR OLD: 1227, W. Lace, Yarram. MATURE: Auburn Vale Laurette 312, K. Trotman, Auburn Vale Jerseys, Won Wron.

CENTRAL GIPPSLAND TWO YEAR OLD: Kings Ville Canary 23, R. & K. Anderson, Kingsville Jerseys, Drouin West. THREE YEAR OLD: Benelli Bush May, B. Eilliot, Benelli Jerseys, Jindivik. FOUR YEAR OLD: Wallacedale Sambo Buttercup, Wallace family, Wallacedale Jerseys, Poowoong North. MATURE: Wallacedale Fabulous Melaine, Wallace family, Wallacedale Jerseys, Poowoong North. TASMANIA TWO YEAR OLD: Mersey Bank Country Fair, G. & A. Heazlewood, Mersey Bank Jerseys, Latrobe. THREE YEAR OLD: Wallacedale Golden Melba, G. & A. Heazlewood, Mersey Bank Jerseys, Latrobe. FOUR YEAR OLD: Minstonette Parade Bubbles 31, J. & K. Sykes, Minstonette Jerseys, Ringarooma. MATURE: Monvale Star Dulcie 3, J. & K. Sykes, Minstonette Jerseys, Ringarooma.

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Goulburn Murray Jersey Breeders Club President: Rohan Sprunt (03)58 269 506 Secretary: Brad Adams (03)5874 5388 • Thanks to all involved in organising the on farm challenge, Roger Heath and Robert Reid for judging, sponsor World Wide Sires and Russ Robins for the photo presentation. • Australia’s number one supporter of JMS. • Great Southern Challenge Most Successful Club; 2000, 2003, 2004 & 2006. • Congratulations to the Gilmour family on a fabulous herd dispersal. • Looking for quality jersey cattle contact a GMJBC member advertising on this page! • GMJBC would like to thank the Moira Shire for their contribution towards the OFC dinner through the Drought Health Promotion Funding program GLENARRON JERSEYS Ron, Glenyss & Grant Baker 14 Hutchins Lane Katunga (03) 58646246

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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0 0 0 , 6 1 $ By Brian Leslie

A huge crowd of interested Jersey followers attended the Milking herd dispersal of the Ganbeer Jersey Stud of Gordon and Robyn Gilmour at Waaia, established in 1953.

Selling Agents Elders report that buyers came from all dairying areas of Victoria and South East of South Australia. 168 Jersey Cows and Heifers, all Spring Calved – Gross $326,850.00 Ave $1946.00

Sale top of $16000.00 was paid by the McMillan Family of Nathalia after strong bidding from leading Australian and International Jersey breeders for the 6 year old Ganbeer Christmas Lily 175, a VHC 91 Astound from a VHC Brook dam.

Congratulations Gordon & Robyn and best wishes on your retirement.

Next top lot was Ganbeer Christmas Lily 171 VHC 92 at $4000.00 also by Astound and from a VHC91 Brook in turn from an EX Red Dante, she was purchased by the well known Jugiong Jersey Stud of the Nicholson Family at Girgarre.

Elders team working overtime calling bids as Ganbeer Christmas Lily 175 sold for a record $16,000.

The well known Loxleigh herd of the Akers family, Shepparton paid $3500.00 for Ganbeer Maytime 110 a 2 year old Astound from a Lemvig dam. Also at $3500.00 was Ganbeer Maytime 76 a Midnight Storm from a VHC Lester selling to the McMillan Family. Leading buyer of the day was the Buchanan Family of Cobram selecting 31 cows including Ganbeer Maytime 79 a Lemvig 7 year old at $3400.00 and Ganbeer Christmas Lily 174 VHC a Taranak from a Lester at $3100.00. The well known Kaarmona herd of G & R Sprunt paid $3300.00 for Ganbeer Samares Choice 184 a 3 year old Astound. The Green Pines herd of Greg Bryce at Nullawarre selected Ganbeer Lily 245 a top young cow by AltaKody at $3200.00.

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

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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: MEMBERSHIP:

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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: Membership: Full $150.00 Associate $80.00 Junior $80.00 Genetic Recovery $9.90

Registrations: Up to 24 months Over 12 months Transfers

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






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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)

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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

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SA applications together with payment to be forwarded to: Megan March, 14 Murray Drive, Murray Bridge SA 5253 Ph: 08 8531 3803 Email:

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