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In this issue:

Official Publication of the American Jersey Cattle Association and National All-Jersey Inc. 6486 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg, OH, 43068–2362. Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Eastern) weekdays. Phone: 614/861-3636. Fax: 614/861-8040. Email jerseyjournal@usjersey.com. Website: www.USJerseyJournal.com.

Volume 68 • No. 6 • June 2021 • ISSN: 0021-5953

Editor: Kimberly A. Billman Managing Editor: Tracie Hoying Website Coordinator and Editorial Editor: Michele Ackerman Subscription Manager and Administrative Assistant: Hannah Meller Iowa Jersey Herds Featured



FEATURES 19 AJCA Distinguished Service Award

Calvin Graber

18 AJCA Master Breeder

27 26 20 Cow Pie Bingo is Back for 2021



Richard Clauss AJCA-NAJ Annual Meeting Registration AJCA-NAJ Annual Meeting Schedule AJCA-NAJ Award for Meritorious Service Lowell Stevens Iowa Jersey Herds Featured



37 Cow Pie Bingo is Back for 2021

48 Dream View Heifer Sale

44 Dairy Products Among America’s Favorite Foods

45 New York Next Generation Sale 47 Wisconsin State Sale

36 Eligibility Rules for 2021 All American Junior Show

Dream View Heifer Sale


COVER Iowa Jerseys represent a proud tradition of farming families. The state has been home to many of the finest Jerseys in the business through the years. The collage on the cover represents a fraction of the Jersey breeders in Iowa. The group is excited to welcome Jersey breeders from near and far to Bettendorf at the end of June. We will be representing several great Jersey breeders, herds and cows at the meetings. Coverage of award winners begins on page 18. Profiles on participating Iowa REAP herds begins on page 28.

JUNE 2021

38 File Your Professional Files with the Jersey Journal


43 Get Transfers in Order for Junior Show Season


AJCA, NAJ Board Members

40 July 1 is Deadline to Apply for National Scholarships and Educational Awards


Advertising Index

50 Advertising Rates

36 Junior Show Awards Available

14 Along the Jersey Road

14 Krahns Make Oregon Dairy Royalty History

10 Calendar

14 New Hires for USJersey


14 STGenetics Youth Campaign Underway

53 In Memoriam

42 Three Jersey Youth Receive Fred Stout Experience Awards


52 Waterman Dairy Changes Part of Bigger Plan

10 Registration Fees

17 Editorial Field Service Staff Jersey Journal Subscription Rates

54 Journal Shopping Center 10 Type Appraisal Schedule

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To improve and promote the Jersey breed of cattle, and to increase the value of and demand for Jersey milk and for Jersey cattle.

Official Publication of the American Jersey Cattle Association and National All-Jersey Inc. 6486 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg, OH, 43068–2362 614.861.3636 phone 614.861.8040 fax Email jerseyjournal@usjersey.com. Website: www.USJerseyJournal.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/USJerseyJournal

Company and Department Heads Executive Secretary: Treasurer: Information Technology (interim): Director of Communications: Director of Field Services: Jersey Marketing Service: National All-Jersey Inc. and Herd Services: Research and Genetic Program Development:

Neal Smith, 614/322-4455 Vickie White, 614/322-4452 Larry Wolfe, 614/322-4463 Kimberly A. Billman, 614/322-4451 Kristin A. Paul, 209/402-5679 Greg Lavan, 614/216-8838 Erick Metzger, 614/322-4450 Cari W. Wolfe, 614/322-4453

AJCA-NAJ Area Representatives Director of Field Services: Kristin A. Paul, 209/4025679 (mobile); 614/322-4495 (fax); kpaul@usjersey. com. Illinois and Wisconsin. Danielle Brown, 614/266-2419 (mobile); dbrown@ usjersey.com. Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. Sydney Endres, 614/313-5818 (mobile); sendres@ usjersey.com. Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. Scott Holcomb, 614/563-3227 (mobile); sholcomb@ usjersey.com Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Seth Israelsen, 614/216-9727 (mobile); sisraelsen@ usjersey.com. Advance Services Consultant; Idaho, Nevada and northern California.

Greg Lavan, 614/216-8838 (mobile); glavan@usjersey. com. Michigan and Ohio. Rylee McCown, 614/296-3621 (mobile); rmccown@ usjersey.com. Arizona, California, New Mexico and west Texas. Ron Mosser, 614/264-0142 (mobile); 260/368-7687 (fax); rmosser@usjersey.com. Indiana and Kentucky. Flint Richards, 614/266-9921 (mobile); frichards@ usjersey.com. Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Jason Robinson, 614/216-5862 (mobile); jrobinson@ usjersey.com. Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, east Texas and Virginia. Brenda Snow, 802/249-2659 (mobile); 614/322-4483; bsnow@usjersey.com. Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Type Traits Appraisal Team Senior Appraiser: Ron Mosser, 614/264-0142, above Danielle Brown, above Sydney Endres, above Kelly Epperly, 614/530-6918; kepperly@usjersey.com. Mark Fisher, 209/765-7187; mfisher@usjersey.com. Dyon Helmuth, 614/264-0140; dhelmuth@usjersey.com.

Scott Holcomb, above Seth Israelsen, above Greg Lavan, above Andy Paulson, 614/296-4166; apaulson@usjersey.com. Flint Richards, above Scott Stanford, 614/284-1478; sstanford@usjersey.com.

American Jersey Cattle Association Board of Directors Officers President: Jonathan Merriam, 12136 Riverview Rd., Hickman, CA 95323-9605. Phone 209/324-4983; ahlemfarms@aol.com Vice President: Mark O. Gardner, 1055 Kittanning Ave., Dayton, PA 16222-4715. Phone 724/954-8193; shanmarjerseys@gmail.com. Directors Joel Albright, 1855 Olive Rd., Willard, OH 44890. Phone 419/512-1756; albrightjerseys@gmail.com. Fourth District. 2022. John Boer, 1914 Cheyenne Trail, Dalhart, TX 79022; Phone 806/884-8303; boer7274@aol.com. Ninth District. 2021. Karen Bohnert, 1300 179th Street N, East Moline, IL 61244. Phone 563/320-2895; karenbohnert@hotmail. com. Sixth District. 2023. Tyler Boyd, 19784 Patricia Lane, Hilmar, CA 95324. Phone 209/585-7118; tyler.l.boyd@gmail.com. Twelfth District. 2022. Rebecca Ferry, 193 Lagrange Rd., Johnstown, NY

12095. Phone 518/248-9294; dreamroadjerseys@yahoo. com. Second District. 2023. Mark O. Gardner, see officers. Third District. 2021. Garry Hansen, 13025 S. Mulino Rd., Mulino, OR 97042. Phone 503/805-4411; garryajca@gmail.com. Tenth District. 2022. Cornell Kasbergen, 21744 Road 152, Tulare, CA 93274. Phone 559/804-7393; ckasbergen@aol.com. Eleventh District. 2023. John Maxwell, 10600 275th St., Donahue, IA 527469705. Phone 563/505-1652; tourmyfarm@gmail.com. Eighth District. 2023. Donna Phillips, 8506 Center Rd., Newton, WI 53063. Phone 920/374-1292; ddstock@lakefield.net. Seventh District. 2022. Sheldon “Tom” Sawyer, 420 Wentworth Rd., Walpole, NH 03608. Phone 603/499-3830. toms18438@yahoo. com. First District. 2021. Bradley Taylor, 106 County Road 5300, Booneville, MS 38829-9131. Phone 662/720-3598; taylorjerseyfarm@ wildblue.net. Fifth District. 2021.

National All-Jersey Inc. Board of Directors Officers President: John Kokoski, 57 Comins Rd., Hadley, MA 01035-9617. Phone 413/531-2116; jkokoski@ maplielinefarm.com. Vice President: James S. Huffard III, 165 Huffard Lane, Crockett, VA 24323. Phone 276/724-0067; hdfjersey@ embarqmail.com. Directors Jason Cast, 4011 A Street Rd., Beaver Crossing, NE 68313-9417. Phone 402/641-2255; jjcjerseys@gmail. com. District 1. 2023. Calvin Graber, 44797 281st St., Parker, SD 57053. Phone 605/941-3726; calgraber@yahoo.com. District 7. 2021 Rogelio “Roger” Herrera, 7114 Youngstown Rd., Hilmar, CA 95324. Phone 209/485-0003; rogeliohs@yahoo.com.

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District 2. 2021. James S. Huffard III, see officers. District 5. 2024. John Kokoski, see officers. District 3. 2021. John Marcoot, 526 Dudleyville Rd. Greenville, IL. 622469408. Phone 618/322-7239; johnemarcoot@gmail.com. District 4. 2022. Jonathan Merriam, ex officio, see AJCA officers. Walter Owens, 412 350th Ave., Frederic, WI 54837. Phone 715/566-1910; owens.walter60@gmail.com. District 6. 2023. Tom Sawyer, ex officio, see AJCA. Veronica Steer, 1060 Banks Levey Rd., Cottage Grove, TN 38224. Phone 731/693-8462; veronicasteer@hotmail. com. District 8. 2022. Bradley Taylor, ex officio, see AJCA.

Editor: Kimberly A. Billman Editorial Editor: Michele Ackerman Managing Editor: Tracie Hoying Subscription Manager/Admin. Asst.: Hannah Meller

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ABS Global...............................................16 AJCC Research Foundation Auction.......11 Accelerated Genetics.................................9 Ahlem Farms Partnership........................40 Albright Jerseys LLC................................46 All Lynn Jerseys.......................................21 American Jersey Cattle Association .....................................................41, 49, 51 Avi-Lanche Jerseys..................................56 Avon Road Jersey Farm..........................36 Bachelor Farms........................................42 Biltmore Farms.........................................50 Boer Jerseys............................................46 Boks Jersey Farm....................................53 Bos Dairy..................................................25 Brenhaven Jerseys..................................44 California Jerseys.....................................40 Cantendo Acres.......................................53 Cedar Mountain Jerseys..........................38 Cinnamon Ridge Dairy.............................35 Circle S Jerseys.......................................38 Clauss Dairy Farm...................................40 Clover Patch Dairy...................................53 Cold Run Jerseys LLC.............................53 Covington Jerseys....................................29 Cowbella Creamery at Danforth Jersey Farm ...................................................44 Crescent Farm.........................................38 D&D Jerseys............................................36 D&E Jerseys............................................56 Dan’s Electronic Repair Service..............37 Den-Kel Jerseys.......................................44 Diamond K Jerseys..................................24 Dreamroad Jerseys LLC..........................44 Dutch Hollow Farm...................................21 Edan Jerseys...........................................25 Edn-Ru Jerseys........................................52 Enhanced Genetics..................................23

Fire-Lake Jerseys.....................................40 Forest Glen Jerseys...................................3 Four Springs Jerseys...............................52 Friendly Valley Farm.................................44 Genex.........................................................7 Goff Dairy.................................................43 Grand Central Jerseys.............................39 Grazeland Jerseys Ltd.............................53 Heaven Scent Jerseys.............................44 Heinz Jerseys...........................................36 Her-Man Jerseys......................................23 Highland Farms, Inc.................................38 Highland Jersey Farm..............................53 Hi-Land Farms.........................................44 High Lawn Farm.........................................8 Huffard Dairy Farms.................................25 Iowa Jerseys ............................ 23, 29, 33, 35, 37, 39, 47 Irishtown Acres.........................................52 JNB Farm.................................................52 Jersey Journal......................................4, 50 Jersey Marketing Service............12, 13, 15 Jer-Z-Boyz Ranch....................................40 Journal Shopping Center.........................54 K&R Jerseys............................................22 Kenny Farm..............................................52 Kevetta Farms..........................................44 Knapp-Time Jerseys................................33 Kunde Jersey Farm..................................23 Lady-Lane Farm.......................................24 Lawtons Jersey Farm...............................44 Legendairy Farms....................................24 Lucky Hill Jersey Farm.............................38 Mapleline Farm........................................38 Marcoot Jersey Creamery.......................40 Martin Dairy LLC......................................24 Messmer Jersey Farm.............................44

Mills Jersey Farm LLC...............................8 Minnesota Jerseys...................................22 National Heifer Sale...........................12, 13 New England Jerseys..............................38 New York Jerseys...................21, 25, 44, 46 Nobledale Farm........................................52 Normandell Farms...................................52 Oat Hill Dairy............................................22 Ohio Jerseys......................................46, 53 Oregon Jerseys....................................3, 24 Owens Farms Inc.....................................36 Pennsota Jerseys.....................................22 Pennsylvania Jerseys...............................52 Pine Hill Jersey Farm LLC.......................53 Reaching for the Stars Sale.....................15 Revolution Genetics...................................2 Richardson Family Farm..........................38 Riverside-F Farms....................................52 Rock Bottom Dairy...................................47 Schulte Bros.............................................37 Scotch View Farms..................................44 Select Sires, Inc.................................54, 55 Shenandoah Jerseys...............................44 Silver Maple Farms..................................38 Silver Spring Farm...................................44 South-Mont Farm.....................................52 Spahr Jersey Farm, Inc............................53 Spatz Cattle Company.............................52 Spring Valley Farm...................................36 Springdale Jerseys Inc.............................38 Spruce Row Jerseys................................52 Steinhauers Jerseys................................36 Stoney Hollow Jerseys.............................52 Summit Farm............................................42 Sun Valley Jerseys...................................24 Sunbow Jerseys.......................................52 Taylor Jersey Farm Inc.............................52 U-Fashion Jerseys LLC............................53

Mills Jersey Farm LLC

Vanderfeltz Jerseys..................................52

4675 Sheckler Rd., Fallon, NV 89406 cmills1324@gmail.com • 775/217-5470

Waverly Farm...........................................43 Wetumpka Farm.......................................46 White Rock Jerseys.................................38 Wilsonview Dairy......................................24 Wisconsin Jerseys.............................21, 36

The American Jersey Cattle Association promotes the use of authentic and unaltered photographic images of Jersey animals, and disapproves of the use of any photographic images that alter the body of the Jersey animal. The American Jersey Cattle Association therefore requests that all photographic images of Jersey animals submitted for publication in the Jersey Journal contain no alterations to the body of the animal. Despite its best efforts to ensure that only unaltered photographs of Jersey animals are used in this publication, the American Jersey Cattle Association cannot guarantee that every photographic image of a Jersey animal is authentic and unaltered.

This index is provided as an additional service. The Jersey Journal assumes no liability for errors or omissions. The Jersey Journal does not guarantee quality, delivery time, or availability of items ordered from commercial advertisers. Any advertisements for sales before the 20th of the month of the publication cannot be guaranteed.

The Newell Mills Family

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Every effort is made to keep the calendar listings as accurate as possible. However, dates are sometimes changed or events cancelled without notice. When your association schedules an event, notify the Journal staff at least 60 days in advance by sending email to JerseyJournal@usjersey.com or phoning 614/861-3636.

Type Appraisal Schedule

POLICY: Areas will be appraised in the order listed. If you wish to appraise and do not receive an application 30 days prior to the appraisal, please request one from Appraisal Office Coordinator Lori King by telephone, 614/322-4457, or email lking@usjersey. com. Apply online at http://www.usjersey.com/forms/ appraisalapp.com. Applications can also be printed from the USJersey website at http://www.usjersey. com/forms/ttaapplication.pdf. JUNE—North Carolina and South Carolina; Wisconsin; Kentucky, Tennessee and northern Georgia. JULY—Arkansas and Missouri; Indiana and Illinois; Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and northern Nebraska. AUGUST—Vermont and New Hampshire; Maine, Massachusetts and Conneticut; Kansas, Oklahoma and southern Nebraska; New York. SEPTEMBER—Washington, Oregon and northern California; Idaho and Utah; southern California, Arizona and Colorado. OCTOBER—California and Nevada. NOVEMBER—New Mexico and Texas; Michigan and Ohio. DECEMBER—Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida and southern Georgia; Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia and Delaware; Pennsylvania and New Jersey.


JUNE 30—Deadline for National Jersey Jug Futurity yearling and two-year-old fees. JULY 1—Applications for National Jersey Youth

Scholarships are due. JULY 1—Genomic samples must be to lab prior to this date for the August evaluation release. AUG. 1—Genomic samples must be to lab prior to this date for the September evaluation release. SEPT. 1—Genomic samples must be to lab prior to this date for the October evaluation release. SEPT. 20—National Jersey Jug Futurity final payments due on 2020 entries. SEPT. 25—Entries due for The All American Jersey Shows. Visit http://www.livestockexpo.org. OCT. 1—Genomic samples must be to lab prior to this date for the November evaluation release. OCT. 15—National Jersey Queen Application Deadline. NOV. 1—Genomic samples must be to lab prior to this date for the December evaluation release. DEC. 1—Deadline to apply for the Fred Stout Experience on-farm and marketing internships. DEC. 31—National Jersey Jug Futurity payments due for 2024 entries.

Sales JUNE 25—64th NATIONAL HEIFER SALE, Cinnamon Ridge Jerseys, Donahue, Iowa; 7:00 p.m. (CDT); broadcast on JerseyAuctionLive.com; Jersey Marketing Service, sale mgr.; jms@usjersey.com; Todd Woodruff, Urbana, Ohio, auctioneer. AUG. 20—THE JERSEY EVENT SALE, Lebanon Valley Exposition and Fairgrounds, Lebanon, Pa.; Michael Heath and Jacob Spatz, sale mgrs. NOV. 6—64th POT O’GOLD SALE, Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, Louisville, Ky.; 4:00 p.m. (EST); Jersey Marketing Service, sale mgr.; jms@ usjersey.com; Lynn Lee, Smyrna, Tenn., auctioneer. NOV. 7—69th ALL AMERICAN JERSEY SALE, Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, Louisville, Ky.; 4:30 p.m. (EST); Jersey Marketing Service, sale mgr.; jms@usjersey.com; Chris Hill, Thurmont, Md., auctioneer.

Registration Fees Effective April 1, 1999

InfoJersey.com Applications Member Non-Member

All Other Applications Member Non-Member

Under six (6) months................................................ $15.00 $17.00 Applications 1-50.............................. $12.00 $14.00 Applications 51-200............................ 10.00 12.00 Applications over 200 on REGAPP....................................................... 7.00 (All figures based on calendar year) 6-12 months............................................ 17.00 20.00 19.00 22.00 12-24 months.......................................... 22.00 25.00 24.00 27.00 Over 24 months...................................... 30.00 35.00 32.00 37.00 Dead Animals May Be Registered For A Fee of $5.00 Duplicate or Corrected Certificates Will Be Issued For A Fee of $5.00

Transfer Fees Effective July 1, 2014

Standard processing fee is $14.00 when transfer is received within 60 days of the date of sale of the animal to the new owner, and $17.00 when received after 60 days. $2.00 discounts from the standard fee will be applied to individual animal transfers processed via infoJersey.com and to group transfers submitted in batch electronic files: Excel spreadsheet, report downloaded from herd management software, or a field-delimited text file. Additional discounts may apply for herds enrolled in REAP, and for intraherd and intra-farm transfers. Refer to “Fees for Programs and Services” (www.usjersey.com/fees.pdf) and call Herd Services for more information. The Association’s Bylaws require the seller to pay the transfer fee. Save by becoming a lifetime member of the American Jersey Cattle Association.

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Meetings and Expositions JUNE 19—MARYLAND JERSEY FIELD DAY, Frederick Fairgrounds, Frederick , Md. JUNE 23-26—ANNUAL MEETINGS OF THE AMERICAN JERSEY CATTLE ASSOCIATION AND NATIONAL All-JERSEY INC., Bettendorf, Iowa. JULY 11-14—AMERICAN DAIRY SCIENCE ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING, Louisville, Ky. JULY 11—NEW ENGLAND SUMMER PICNIC, Cadillac Jersey Farm, Alstead, N.H. JULY 11-16—JERSEY YOUTH ACADEMY CLASS VII, Columbus, Ohio. JULY 24—MARYLAND JERSEY PICNIC, Kepler Family Farm, Woodsboro, Md.; 7:00 p.m. (EDT). JULY 24—NORTH CAROLINA FIELD DAY, Small Acres Dairy, Fletcher, N.C.

Shows JULY 23—DELAWARE STATE FAIR JUNIOR JERSEY SHOW, Delaware State Fairgrounds, Harrington, Del.; 9:00 a.m. (EDT). JULY 25—DELAWARE STATE FAIR OPEN JERSEY SHOW, Delaware State Fairgrounds, Harrington, Del.; 5:00 p.m. (EDT). JULY 27—EASTERN NEW YORK SUMMER JERSEY SHOW, Washington County Fairgrounds, Greenwich, N.Y.; Jan Jacobs, judge. AUG. 3—OHIO STATE FAIR JUNIOR JERSEY SHOW, Ohio State Fair Expo Center, Columbus, Ohio; 9:00 a.m. (EDT). AUG. 4—OHIO STATE FAIR OPEN JERSEY SHOW, heifers, Ohio State Fair Expo Center, Columbus, Ohio; 12:00 p.m. (EDT). AUG. 5—MASSACHUSETTS STATE SHOW, Franklin County Fairgrounds, Greenfield, Mass.; 9:00 a.m. (EDT); Callem McKiven, judge. AUG. 5—OHIO STATE FAIR OPEN JERSEY SHOW, cows, Ohio State Fair Expo Center, Columbus, Ohio; 9:00 a.m. (EDT). AUG. 6—WISCONSIN STATE FAIR JUNIOR JERSEY SHOW, Wisconsin State Fair Park, West Allis, Wis.; 8:00 a.m. (CDT). AUG. 13—INDIANA STATE FAIR OPEN JERSEY SHOW, Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis, Ind. AUG. 13—IOWA STATE FAIR OPEN JERSEY SHOW, Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines, Iowa; 9:00 a.m. (CDT). AUG. 14—IOWA STATE FAIR JUNIOR JERSEY SHOW, Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines, Iowa; 8:00 a.m. (CDT). AUG. 14—WISCONSIN STATE FAIR OPEN JERSEY SHOW, Heifers, Wisconsin State Fair Park, West Allis, Wis.; 12:00 p.m. (CDT). AUG. 15—INDIANA STATE FAIR JUNIOR JERSEY SHOW, Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis, Ind. AUG. 15—WISCONSIN STATE FAIR OPEN JERSEY SHOW, Cows, Wisconsin State Fair Park, West Allis, Wis.; 9:00 a.m. (CDT). AUG. 21-22—THE JERSEY EVENT SHOW, Lebanon Valley Exposition and Fairgrounds, Lebanon, Pa. SEPT. 2-5—2ND ANNUAL DAIRYLAND CLASSIC REGISTERED DAIRY SHOW, Morgan County Agr icultural Center, Madison, Ga. SEPT. 18—MOUNTAIN STATE FAIR DAIRY SHOW, WNC Agricultural Center, Fletcher, N.C., 10:00 a.m. (EDT). SEPT. 28—INTERNATIONAL JERSEY SHOW, Heifers, Alliant Energy Center, Madison, Wis.; 4:00 (continued to page 44)


Twins Aubree Michelle and Hadlee Ann Stevens were born on April 20, 2021, to Michael and Katie Albaugh Stevens, Walkersville, Md. Aubree weighed 5 lbs. 7 oz. and Hadlee weighed 7 lbs. 6 oz. The girls were welcomed home by big sister, Bailee, 2. Katie won the Fred Stout Experience Award in 2008 and currently serves as secretary of the Maryland Jersey Cattle Club. Carter Jon Berry was born on April 24, 2021, to Zachary and Kadey (Starkey) Berry, Homeworth, Ohio. He weighed 8 lbs. 6 oz. and was 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Shelly Hoewischer, Starwischer Jerseys, and Gene Starkey, both of Mechanicsburg, Ohio. Maternal great-grandparents are Mark and Sara Hoewischer, also of Starwischer Jerseys. Brittany Core and Lee Chase , Keightley-Core Jerseys, Salvissa, Ky., gave birth to their first child, Hudson Rylee Chase, on April 26, 2021. He weighed 8 lbs. 1 oz. and was 21 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Jeff and Alta Mae Core, also of Keightley-Core Jerseys. Brittany won the 2009 National Jersey Youth Achievement Contest and was first alternate in the National Jersey Queen Contest in 2009 as well.

Krahns Make Oregon Dairy Royalty History

The mother-daughter duo of Amy Krahn and Gracie Krahn, Albany, Ore., made history when the later was crowned as the 2021-2022 Oregon Dairy Princess Ambassador. The two are the first mother and daughter to be crowned Amy Krahn as state dairy princesses in the 62 years of the program. Amy was crowned as Oregon Dairy Princess in 1996. The Krahns operate Royal Riverside Farm, a Registered Jersey herd and farmPage 14

stead creamery. Pasteurized, non-homogenized products are sold in 40 retail outlets across Oregon and The Classy Cow stand on the farm. Gracie received $3,000 in scholarships to continue her education. She was crowned as the 2019 National Jersey Queen and will attend Jersey Youth Academy this sumGracie Krahn mer. She is studying animal science at Linn-Benton Community College, with plans to transfer to a fouryear college. Long term, she plans to use her experience and skills to lobby for dairy farmers.

ST Genetics Youth Campaign Now Underway

ST Genetics of Navasota, Texas, is once again running a campaign to fund national dairy youth programs. For every unit of Jersey semen sold from June 1, 2021, through July 16, 2021, the company will contribute $1 to the National Jersey Youth Fund. Last year’s campaign generated $1,370 for Jersey youth programs from the sale of Jersey semen sold during the month of June 2020. To place your order and support Jersey youth, contact your local sales representative or the Dairy Call Center at (844) 8287849 or dairy@stgen.com. Details are also available on the company’s website at stgen. com.

New Hires for USJersey

The national Jersey organizations are excited to welcome two part-time staff members in the Herd Services department, Kaitlyn Mattox, who started on May 21, and Sophia Hoelscher, who started May 24. Their focus will be on processing records and providing customer service by marketing, answering questions and offering information regarding American Jersey Cattle Association programs, including Jersey Tags, genomics/parentage verification, appraisal program and other related services.

Kate grew up working with dairy cattle from the time she could walk, first on her grandfather’s dairy farm and then working with the first heifer he gave her before he sold his herd. She continues developing her own herd of mainly Registered Holsteins, along with a few Jerseys and Brown Swiss. Kate was active in 4-H and FFA and has shown cattle at the Fairfield County Fair, as well as district and state fair levels. A 2010 graduate of Liberty Union Thurston High School, for the past nine years, Kate has focused on the dayto-day care of her niece and nephew. She shares her passion for the dairy industry while working with her niece Kaitlyn Mattox on her first year 4-H projects. She enjoys spending her free time with family and friends and working in the barn with her animals. Kate grew up in Fairfield County and currently resides in the Baltimore area. Sophie grew up in the small village of New Knoxville, Ohio, where they had a small herd of Galloway cattle and poultry. She was active in 4-H and worked on a large-scale swine and grain farm in St. Marys, Ohio. Sophie attended school in Wooster at Ohio State ATI for two years and wo r ke d f o r t h e Wayne County extension office and the ATI admissions office. In Colum- Sophie Hoelscher bus, she worked at Waterman Dairy Farm and is a fourth-year agricultural education major at The Ohio State University. In her spare time, she and her sister operate Sugar Coated Designs, a craft business featuring t-shirts and stickers of their own design. She can also be found hanging out with friends, laying in her hammock, drinking Starbucks, or attending Bible study through Dwell Community Church. JERSEY JOURNAL

Iowa—The Land of Everything Jersey Iowa—meaning “beautiful”—is the spot for the 2021 annual meetings of the American Jersey Cattle Association and National All-Jersey Inc. Iowa Jersey breeders are excited to welcome you to the annual event of the summer for Jersey breeders. It all begins on Wednesday, June 23, at the Isle Casino-Hotel Bettendorf, along the great Mississippi River. As stated in the June 2007 Jersey Journal, Iowa has been quietly influential in our industry for many, many years. The National Dairy Cattle Congress started at Waterloo in 1910, which was where Joe P. Eves organized the first intercollegiate dairy cattle judging contest. Dean H. H. Kildee of Iowa State University led the effort to develop the Unified Dairy Cattle Score Card. Geneticist Jay L. Lush, at Iowa State from 1930-1966, turned animal breeding “from an art into a science.” His contributions are so important to the industry that the J.L. Lush Award in Animal Breeding, is one of the highest recognitions given by the American Dairy Science Association. Iowa milk producers were among the first to ask when they were going to be paid for protein, and Mississippi Valley Milk Producers Association—now Swiss Valley Farms—was the first to do that, starting on August 1, 1973. Iowa is the 12th largest milk producing state. As of May 2020, Iowa had 217,000 head of dairy cows. Their dairy industry produced 5.62 billion lbs. of milk in 2019. Each month, the average cow produced 2,012 lbs. of milk. Iowa produced more than 333 million lbs. of cheese in 2019, and ranked ninth in cheese production. Iowa has produced nine Directors of the American Jersey Cattle Association, one AJCA president and one NAJ president—the same man, the late G. Joe Lyon—and the Jersey organizations’ Executive Secretary from 19851993, Maurice E. Core. Lyon Jerseys LLC is the lone Master Breeder from the state, while G. Joe. Lyon was recognized with the Distinguished Service award. The late Ronald L. Horst,

Ph.D., received the Award of Meritorious Service from the organizations. The state has boasted many accomplishments among their youth: two National Jersey Youth Achievement Winners; two National Jersey Queens; two National Jersey Youth Production winners; two Pot O’Gold Production Contest winners; and three youth have been chosen to attend Jersey Youth Academy. The Meetings and Elections The 153 meeting of the American Jersey Cattle Association will be held Friday, June 25. At the meeting, a president will be elected and membership will vote in one director from each of these districts: • First District: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont; • Third District: Pennsylvania; • Fifth District: Alabama, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia; and • Ninth District: Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas. rd

On Saturday, June 26, National All-Jersey Inc., will hold their annual meeting. Two Directors, each with a four-year term, will be elected—one from District 2 and one from District 3. Biographies of the candidates for AJCA President and Directors and NAJ Directors are online at www. USJerseyJournal.com. Ballots were mailed the week of May 24 to all active members of the AJCA and all voting members of NAJ. Members can submit votes electronically through an email link sent to each individual, in person at the Annual Meeting or by proxy. Please exercise your privilege and accept your responsibility to vote when you receive your ballot and proxy in the coming weeks. Your voice is important to the future of our breed. And remember to log on to JerseyAuctionLive on Friday, June 25, to watch and bid at the 64th National Heifer Sale.

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Richard Clauss


ichard Clauss, Hilmar, Calif., has been named the 78th recipient of the Master Breeder award of the American Jersey Cattle Association (AJCA). The Master Breeder Award is bestowed annually to a living AJCA member, family, partnership or corporation that, in the opinion of the Board of Directors, has bred outstanding animals for many years and thereby made a notable contribution to the advancement of the Jersey breed in the United States. Richard “Dick” Clauss is one of the dairy industry’s most distinguished individuals. He is known the world over for his roles as 30-year chairman of the board at Hilmar Cheese and president of Jerseyland Sires. Clauss has been named Dairyman of the Year by World Dairy Expo, Guest of Honor by National Dairy Shrine, and Innovative Dairy Farmer of the Year by the International Dairy Foods Association. He is one of four men to preside over both the American Jersey Cattle Club (AJCC) and National All-Jersey (NAJ) and three to receive the Jersey breed’s Distinguished Service Award and its Award for Meritorious Service. Long before the leadership roles and decades before the accolades, there were the cows. “Dick Clauss is, first and foremost, a dairyman and Jersey breeder,” noted Larry Schirm, strategic account manager for ABS Global Inc. From the onset, this industry titan has operated his business with the mindset that a better dairy product for consumers and a more profitable dairy farm can be simultaneously achieved by breeding superior Jersey cattle. With the Master Breeder award, Clauss becomes the only individual in history to receive each of the Jersey breed’s three highest honors. Clauss and his family milk more than 3,300 Registered Jerseys in the Central Valley. Dick and his wife, Sharon, partner on the home farm and another dairy with daughters Kimberly Clauss Jorritsma and Karen Clauss Tate. Since 1995, dairy manager Danny Avila has adeptly handled the management and feeding programs at both farms. Dick and Sharon also helped eldest

daughter, Kirsten, and her husband, C.A. Russell, establish a Yosemite Jersey Dairy in Hilmar. Both Clauss Dairy Farm and Sunwest Jerseys are enrolled on REAP and rank among the top 10 in the nation for production based on herd size. Clauss Dairy Farm has a 2020 lactation average (m.e.) of 21,108 lbs. milk, 904 lbs. fat and 759 lbs. protein on 1,937 cows. Sunwest has

an average of 21,899 lbs. milk, 985 lbs. fat and 785 lbs. protein on 1,445 cows. They rank among the top 40 herds in the country for genetic merit as well with herd average JPIs of +38 on both dairies. Cows are housed in freestall barns and milked in a 50-cow rotary parlor at Clauss Dairy and a double-12 parabone parlor at Sunwest. All calves are raised at home. Corn, wheat, and alfalfa are raised as forages on 700-plus acres. Energy and supplements in the ration are purchased. The Clauss family installed a solar farm last year and are in the process of developing a methane digester. The latest venture to diversify is 110 acres of almond trees. Saplings were planted this year and are expected to yield a harvest in about four years. Though business has taken Clauss around the globe, in his heart remains the soul of a man who started his career milking a small herd of cows on a 40-acre farm in Hilmar in the early 1950s. When his father, Hugo, was diagnosed with a terminal illness, Dick put aside his college plans to work full-time at the dairy with his mother, Valentine. He purchased his first 20 Jersey cows

in 1954 from a neighbor for whom he worked, then an additional 36 cows from another neighbor two years later. He built a new barn, bought another 37 cows, and began shipping Grade-A milk for the new All-Jersey program in 1957. In 1974, the family purchased a dairy across the road and another 300 head of Jerseys. By 1979, Clauss Dairy included two farms with 785 cows. A desire to improve the genetic merit of the herd prompted Dick’s visits to New England, the “Cradle of the Jersey Business,” in the 1970s. A small group of Hilmar dairymen headed east to purchase production-focused bred heifers to improve the profitability of their herds. This initiated a westward movement of Jerseys by the truckloads, a trend that continued another four decades and gave the Hilmar crew the seed stock they needed to develop their own world-class Registered Jersey genetics. The challenge of finding Jersey sires with adequate progeny performance data brought Clauss and Hilmar Jersey breeders Phil Fanelli and Duane Wickstrom back to New England on an impactful trip in 1979. After studying pedigrees submitted to them through a Jersey Journal ad, the trio headed east to purchase a bull that could be used as a service sire for 10 dairies in Hilmar, and, ultimately, “proven” through their group. The sire selection committee made six subsequent bull runs to New England and officially established Jerseyland Sires in 1980. It was natural for the group to choose Dick, their respected peer leader, as the inaugural president, a role he held until he officially retired in 2015. Jerseyland Sires was a novel idea at the time and a catalyst for the formation of other young sire groups. Among the early acquisitions was Highland Magic Duncan, purchased from Master Breeder Highland Farms of Cornish, Maine, and later leased to Select Sires Inc. as a progeny-proven sire. “Duncan” topped the list of Active A.I. bulls for six genetic evaluations and has a proof that includes more than 10,600 daughters. Over the past 40 years, Jerseyland has sampled more than 500 young bulls. Today, (continued to page 22)


Calvin Graber


alvin Graber, Parker, S.D., has been chosen as the 71st recipient of the Distinguished Service Award of the American Jersey Cattle Association (AJCA)). The Distinguished Service Award is presented by the Board of Directors to as many living AJCA members and/or members’ families, who, in their opinion, have rendered outstanding and unselfish service for many years and thereby made a notable contribution to the advancement of the Jersey breed in the United States. “The Distinguished Service Award was created specifically for an individual like Calvin Graber,” wrote former AJCA President Chris Sorenson, Pine River, Wis., who worked with Graber in a variety of capacities over the years. For more than five decades, service to farm, family, and faith has been central to Graber’s life. Service to the national Jersey organizations includes terms on both the AJCA board and the National All-Jersey Inc. (NAJ) board and appointments to several key committees. This well-rounded, highly respected leader brings to the table expertise not just in dairying, but in crop farming and milk marketing as well. One could read his resume and never grasp the reason Cal is so effective in his work. His humble, down to earth personality sets people at ease. His story-telling abilities are legendary. And his briefings of activities at World Headquarters—the farm back in South Dakota—bring lighthearted joy to those who serve with him. “Do not let the ‘Good Old Boy’ act fool you, though” wrote Eric Lyon, Toledo, Iowa, who first met Graber in the 1980s when the two worked with others to establish Dairyland Sires Inc. “Many have been suckered by his ‘oh shucks’ image of a small rural town in the sticks, little dairy farm, and country boy routine. But the Graber World Headquarters is no joke. The family has built a large, well-run crop operation, fertilizer business, grain marketing network AND kept a small Jersey herd that has, for decades, turned out powerhouse genetics for sales and studs and won awards.” Graber’s calm, stabilizing presence and disarming humor in the board room often steered heated discussion back to solid ground, where consensus could be achieved, and wise decisions made. “Though his sense of humor and wit are

unequaled, he brought an excellent business and commonsense expertise to both boards,” wrote former AJCA President David Chamberlain, Wyoming, N.Y. “His integrity and loyalty not only make him an excellent friend, but dedicated board member too.”

Though the Graber enterprise is largely devoted to crops, Jerseys have been on the farm since 1927 and remain the cornerstone of the business. The foundation of the herd was developed from cows purchased from prominent Registered Jersey breeders in the 1930s and bulls from High Lawn Farm, Lee, Mass., in the 1940s and 1950s. The herd has been on official DHIA test for more than 70 years, is a charter contributor to Project Equity and enrolled on REAP when it became available in 1995. The Grabers have sold 300-400 bulls as service sires to local herds over the past four decades and marketed genetics to Australia, Ecuador, and New Zealand. They have consigned to The All American Jersey Sale and the National Heifer Sale. The 35-cow here is genotyped and bred with a focus on polled and A2A2 and BB beta casein genetics. With agriculture in his family tree, Cal has always dreamed of farming, even as a child when he played with toy machinery in the sandbox with his brother, Jay. He had a rewarding career in 4-H and excelled in industrial arts in high school. He earned an associate degree from Freeman Junior College in 1974 and majored in dairy science

at South Dakota State University (SDSU). After college, he joined the family business, which was incorporated in 1976. He now owns the farm as a 50/50 partnership with Jay. The Grabers farm 2,500 acres of irrigated and dry land, raising corn, soybeans and alfalfa and maintaining pasture for the cows. Graber also operates Graber Ag Leasing Inc. Graber Jerseys has been selling milk to Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), the largest cheese cooperative in the U.S., for more than four decades. They switched to AMPI in 1977 because it was the first co-op in the area to offer a protein premium. His peers elected Calvin as a district delegate in 1978 and then chose him as a division representative 10 years later. He became a member of the AMPI corporate board in 1998, a position he retains today. He also chaired the Member Services Committee six years and was a delegate to the National Milk Producers Federation convention five times. As he worked on dairy industry causes, Cal had opportunity to promote Jersey advantages to an audience that was primarily familiar with Holsteins. “For many years, as the only, or one of few, Jersey herds in South Dakota, Cal spent many hours and days standing alone to support the dairy industry and Jersey breed,” noted Rodney Metzer and his family, who operate Summit Farm Inc., in nearby Lester, Iowa. It mattered naught as this mighty man has never been one to shy away from a challenge. “Anyone familiar with Cal knows he has a solution or story for every situation.” He stepped up to the plate in service to the national Jersey organizations in 1995 when he was elected as Director of District 9 on the AJCA board. He was re-elected in 1999 and appointed chair of the Finance Committee in 2000 by then AJCA President Paul Chittenden. As finance chair until 2002, he automatically served on the NAJ board as an ex-officio officer. He was appointed to the NAJ board in 2005 by then AJCA president, the late Donald S. Sherman, and reappointed to additional four-year terms by former AJCA presidents Chamberlain and Sorenson. He has also served as finance chair for NAJ since 2017 and on the Jersey entities’ Joint Operations Committee for six years. Among other qualities, Graber brought (continued to page 24)


Lowell Stevens


owell Stevens, Urbana, Ohio, has been named the recipient of the Award for Meritorious Service presented by the American Jersey Cattle Association (AJCA) and National All-Jersey Inc. (NAJ). This award is given annually to a living individual(s) who, in the joint opinion of the Boards of Directors of the national Jersey organizations, has made a notable contribution to the advancement of the Jersey breed and the livelihood of Jersey owners in the United States through research, education, development, marketing, or other significant activities of the allied dairy industry. For more than six decades Lowell Stevens has served Jersey breeders pursuing a variety of endeavors in a variety of settings. From his work with 4-Hers at the grassroots level to his assistance with the All American, he has advanced the Jersey breed through acts of service, education, and mentorship. Among his laurels are the Ohio Pioneer Award from the Ohio Jersey Breeders Association (OJBA) and a Kentucky Colonel award from the State of Kentucky. He has been inducted into Hall of Fames at the Ohio State Fair and the Dairy Science Hall of Service at Ohio State University. “Lowell has always made it a priority to support youth, other breeders, and the agriculture industry as a whole,” wrote Jason Nuhfer of Willard, Ohio, who came to know Stevens in childhood when he visited the farm as a breeding technician for NOBA. This encouragement meant the world to Nuhfer, who would later receive the AJCA Young Jersey Breeder award and serve terms as president and vice president of the OJBA. “Even at 31 years-of-age, it felt good to get a smile and thumbs up from Lowell while showing at the Ohio State Fair for the very first time.” Lowell grew up on a dairy farm and showed his first 4-H project—a Registered Jersey—in the early 1950s. He graduated from high school in 1957 and then became a tester for the Dairy Herd Improvement Association (DHIA). During his nine years with DHIA, he met and married the late Julia Yoder, a Holstein girl who became his life-long partner in service to the dairy industry. In 1964, following a stint with the Air Force National Guard, he began workPage 20

ing for NOBA (now Genex) of Tiffin, Ohio, breeding cows in Champaign and Logan Counties. He was promoted to area sale representative and retired as area program consultant in 2009 after 45 years.

In 1980, Lowell and Julia purchase his family’s share of Club Hill Jerseys, a partnership with Mrs. F.E. Lowry. They raised daughters Molly and Margaret on the farm in Urbana, guiding them and countless others through 4-H and youth projects. In all, Lowell served as a 4-H advisor for twoand-a-half decades. The Stevenses also developed a solid herd of Registered Jerseys with Mrs. Lowry, earning a reputation for deep-pedigreed cattle that won blue ribbons, purple banners, and genetic awards in the show ring. They exhibited cattle at the Ohio State Fair for 37 years and at the All American Jersey Show for 12 years. They cleaned house at the Ohio State Fair in 1985, showing the Junior Champion and Grand Champion (Club Hill Imperial Taffy) and winning the Premier Breeder and Premier Exhibitor banners. “Taffy” sold to Ismael Daoud of Bogota, Colombia, the following year and was later tapped Reserve Grand Champion of the national show in South America. Club Hill Jerseys also bred the 1989 Reserve National Grand Champion, Club Hill

M.P. Renee. Club Hill Jerseys was dispersed in August 1992. The high seller, Club Hill Friendly Monica, was also the breed’s top selling female for the year. She sold to Billings Farm of Woodstock, Vt., for $10,500. Retirement from milking did not mean retirement from cows for Lowell and Julia. Rather, it meant more time could be devoted to projects dear to their hearts. Among the projects that benefitted was the Ohio Spring Classic Sale. Sponsored by the OJBA and traditionally held on Memorial Day, it has become one of the leading state Jersey sales, thanks in part to Lowell’s drive to see it thrive. He chaired the sale for 14 years and logged countless hours and miles to secure consignments from breeders across the Midwest and Canada. During his tenure, the sale posted its series high average of $3,396.47 on the auction of 78 lots in 2007. Lowell also served the OJBA as director for 30 years and board president for two terms. He was Julia’s right-hand man in her role as office manager and board secretary for 18 years. The two did much of the behind-the-scenes work for annual meetings and banquets and faithfully traveled to district shows and the Ohio State Fair for years to calculate points for the All-Ohio awards program. His service to the Jersey breed extends well beyond the Buckeye State, however. In the 1970s, Lowell worked with a team to defend the American Jersey Cattle Club (AJCC) and the A.I. industry in a lawsuit over a bull identified as a carrier of the undesirable trait, rectovaginal constriction (RVC). He worked with Dr. J. J. Malnati and Gene Barton, superintendent of records for the AJCC, to gather information from the research herd at Kansas State University and was prepared to testify. But Barton turned him back at the airport in Texas when the lawsuit was settled out of court days before the trial. The information was ultimately used to assist the AJCC in establishing protocol for RVC. Lowell has judged state fairs in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, and Ohio and served as the official in 60 counties across Ohio. He judged showmanship at The All American Junior Jersey Show four times and was (continued to page 23)


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the organization releases about 30 bulls each year and markets semen through Alta Genetics and Select Sires as well. Some of these bulls have been developed by Clauss Dairy Farms and carry the farm’s CDF prefix. Some have risen in the ranks and impacted the breed as sires of sons. Among them are CDF Viceroy-ET, the second most heavily used sire of sons in 2018, and his maternal brother, CDF Karbala Kwynn, ranked #9 the same year. This past year, CDF Irwin Steve ranked #2 with 122 Registered Jersey sons and JX CDF JLS Pilgrim Thrasher {6}-ET, out of a “Viceroy” daughter, ranked #4 with 94 sons. To develop these superior genetics, Clauss has extensively used the Jersey association’s performance programs and services. Initially, this included enrollment on STEP and then REAP when it became available in 1995. Clauss Dairy Farms is a charter contributor to Project Equity, was an early user of paperless registrations, and genotypes thousands of animals each year. The dairy has used JerseyTags since July 2003 and earned the distinction of owning the 100,000th animal registered by the AJCA with double-matching ear tags. The heifer, Sunwest Carrier Mor Miss 1000000, was pictured on the cover of the May 2009 issue of Jersey Journal as winner of the campaign to promote JerseyTags. While Clauss was g rowing and improving his herd, the Jersey breed and its association were growing too, thanks in part to the volume of business conducted by the Hilmar dairies and their commitment to the Jersey organizations. “No other individual has done more to expand the number of Jersey cows with recorded identification and performance information than Dick Clauss,” wrote former AJCA Executive Secretary Calvin Covington, who headed the Jersey organizations while Clauss served as

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AJCA president. His influence in this area began in the late 1970s as an early user and promoter of Genetic Recovery. By enrolling his own herd in the program, he set an example and paved the way for tens of thousands of Jerseys to enter the Herd Register and provide performance data for breed improvement. Clauss has also impacted Jersey breed growth and genetic gain through his role at Hilmar Cheese. The story of how the company was established by Clauss and 11 other Hilmar Jersey dairy producers in 1984 as a means of getting a fair price for their component-rich milk is well known. The milk marketing vision is legendary in Jersey circles. Equally significant has been the growth of Jersey cow numbers in California and Texas over the past 15 years. “From 2003 to 2018, the number of Jersey cows enrolled on official DHIA programs more than doubled,” noted Covington. “Eighty-seven percent of the increase was in California and Texas. Over 60% of the Jerseys on official DHI plans are in these two states.” Hilmar Cheese was largely responsible for this growth because it operates two of the largest cheese plants in the world and pays a fair price for superior milk. As longtime leader of the company, Clauss rallied the flag for genetic gain by capturing production, type, and health traits from these cows. He continued use of AJCA performance programs for his own herds and encouraged their use among supplier herds. The information these cows contribute to the domestic dairy database helps to validate genomic calculations and drive genetic gain. One cannot separate Dick Clauss, dairy industry visionary, from Dick Clauss, Registered Jersey breeder. They are the same man, a rare individual with a gentle demeanor and an innate ability to collaborate and lead. “He is a man of vision and practical


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wisdom combined with a gracious eloquence that is unsurpassed,” remarked Jim Quist, president of the California Jersey Cattle Association. “We have previously recognized him for leadership activities in milk marketing and the Jersey organization, but he built all of that on the foundation of a committed Jersey breeder and dairyman who started with his family’s dairy farm on a scale that many of us can relate to over 60 years ago.” 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995

Master Breeders

William MacPherson, Thomasville, Ga.* W. R. Kenan, Jr., Lockport, N.Y.* George W. Sisson, Jr., Potsdam, N.Y.* E. S. Brigham, St. Albans, Vt.* Guy Miller, Modesto, Calif.* Dr. Howard D. Odum, Chapel Hill, N.C.* Judge J. G. Adams, Asheville, N.C.* N. M. Tibbles, Independence, Ore.* Frank W. Barber, Fayetteville, Tenn.* Herman F. Heep, Buda, Texas* Dale Dean, Ridgeway, Mich.* Maurice Pollak, Lincroft, N.J.* J. L. Hutcheson, Jr., Rossville, Ga.* John R. Sibley, Spencer, Mass.* J. Chester Elliff, Tulia, Texas* A. W. Sweet, Sixes, Ore.* Col. H. G. Wilde, Lenox, Mass.* C. Edward Knolle, Sandia, Texas* Russel Hoar, Newark, Ohio* William Ross Proctor, Pittstown, N.J.* Clifton F. Russell, Rossville, Ga.* Chester Folck, Springfield, Ohio* C. Scott Mayfield, Athens, Tenn.* E. E. Greenough, Merced, Calif.* Henry Uihlein, Lake Placid, N.Y.* Charles S. Kelly, Hudson, Wis.* H. Fowler Hupman, Springfield, Ohio* Milton Humberd, Cleveland, Tenn.* Willis Rupert, New Waterford, Ohio* Earl Hutchinson, Tunbridge, Vt.* Antone J. Regli, Ferndale, Calif.* Mrs. Diana Ryan, Newport, R.I.* James and Georgia Pappas, Modesto, Calif.* Mrs. H. G. Wilde, Lenox, Mass.* Henry W. Black, West Baldwin, Maine* John Bishop VI, Columbus, N.J. * Mrs. A. G. Rankin* and Sons, Faunsdale, Ala. W. L. Payton, Stephenville, Texas* Curtis Hobson, Athens, Tenn.* Stanley N. Chittenden, New Lebanon, N.Y.* Walter H.* and Joan Brown, Hughson, Calif. Newell Mills, Fallon, Nev.* John R. Owen, Lewisburg, Tenn.* Robert S. Pike* and Family, Cornish, Maine Ray Chamberlain, Wyoming, N.Y.* Ralph* and Betty Reichert, Riley, Kans. Stanley K. Bansen, Dayton, Ore.* Henry P. Knolle, Sandia, Texas* Phil V. Fanelli, Hilmar, Calif.* Dr. J. J. Malnati, Newberry, S.C.* Walter* and Sally Goodrich, West Danville, Vt. Edward, Harold, and Donald Wright, White River Junction, Vt.* 1996 Elmer D. Larson, Roy, Wash.* 1997 Albert Bradford, Turner, Maine* 1998 Robert Stiles Family, Clear Brook, Va. 1999 Robert and Barbara Howard, Tillamook, Ore.* 2000 Charles L. Lutz, Newton, N.C.* 2001 Duane Kuhlman, Snohomish, Wash.* 2002 Duane Wickstrom, Hilmar, Calif. 2003 James Chaney, Bowling Green, Ky.* 2004 Charles J. Steer, Cottage Grove, Tenn. 2005 William G. Mason Family, Buhl, Idaho* 2006 Aaron F. Richards, Farmington, Utah* 2007 Robert Bignami, Orland, Calif. and Harlan Askeland*, Orland, Calif. 2008 James S. Huffard III, Crockett, Va. 2009 Ahlem Farms Partnership and Ed Fisher*, Hilmar, Calif. 2010 Donald* and Elsa Sherman, Hilmar, Calif. 2011 Dan Bansen, Dayton, Ore. 2012 Dutch Hollow Farms, Schodack Landing, N.Y. 2013 Bearl and Joanne Seals, Cloverdale, Ore. 2014 Silver Spring Farm, Syracuse, N.Y. 2015 Lyon Jerseys LLC, Toledo, Iowa 2016 Eric Leonard Silva, Beaver, Ore. 2017 David Allen, Reedsburg, Wis. 2018 Ron and Christy Ratliff, Garnett, Kan. 2019 Wilfred, Walter, and Roger Owens, Frederic, Wis. 2020 Don and Desi Josi, Tillamook, Ore. 2021 Richard Clauss, Hilmar, Calif. * deceased


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associate judge in 1995. He was a member of the All American Junior Committee for four years, serving one year as chair. He and Julia were also instrumental in planning two AJCA-NAJ Annual Meetings held in Ohio. He is a former 30-year director and president of the Champaign County Dairy Service. He sat on boards for the county and state 4-H advisory committees and the Ohio Spring Dairy Expo and represented Genex on the board of the Ohio Dairy Producers Association. He is a member of National Dairy Shrine and has served Urbana United Methodist Church as a member of the administrative board and president of the Methodist Men. Additional awards include the DHIA Superior Achievement Award and the Genex Mission Award.

AJCA-NAJ Award for Meritorious Service 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2011 2012 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021

Morris B. Ewing, Tucson, Ariz.* Allen D. Meyer, West Fargo, N.D.* Calvin Covington, Ocala, Fla. John Jeter, Hilmar, Calif. Charlene Nardone, Orient, Ohio* Merlin D. Woodruff, Urbana, Ohio* Michael L. Brown, Seattle, Wash. Rodger S. Hoyt, Delaware, Ohio* Dr. Clarence S. Olson, Madison, Wis.* Dr. John C. Wilk, Raleigh, N.C. Henry H. Dowlen, Lewisburg, Tenn. Dr. Ronald E. Pearson, Blacksburg, Va. Dr. Joseph A. Lineweaver, Radford, Va. David Brandau, Wilton, Wis. David Parkinson, Sahuarita, Ariz. Dr. H. Duane Norman, Fulton, Md. Dr. Curtis P. Van Tassell, Beltsville, Md. Dr. Robert Cropp and Dr. Edward Jesse, Madison, Wis. Richard “Dick” Smith, Waunakee, Wis. Paula M. England, Columbus, Ohio Richard “Dick” Clauss, Hilmar, Calif. Dr. Kent A. Weigel, Madison, Wis. Dr. Ole M. Meland, Ocala, Fla. Ronald L. Horst, Ph.D., Ames, Iowa* Dr. Cherie Bayer, Columbus, Ohio Lowell Stevens, Urbana, Ohio * deceased

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insight on finances and the processing side of dairy to his Jersey volunteerism. NAJ projects that were dear to his heart were revival of the Queen of Quality program in the mid-2000s, Constituent Day on Capitol Hill in 2014, and a pair of Congressional fly-ins in 2017 and 2019. Graber has rolled up his sleeves to advance the Jersey community in other ways as well. He helped to reorganize the South Dakota Jersey Cattle Association in 1980 and has served as its president and vice president. He is co-founder and the inaugural president of Dairyland Jersey Sires and has judged the National Jersey Queen Contest many times. He lent a hand with operation of the 2007 AJCANAJ Annual Meetings hosted by his Iowa neighbors in Sioux Falls, S.D. He has sat on the World Dairy Expo Board since 2019 and been a 4-H leader in Turner County for more than 40 years. Calvin and his wife, Linda, were named AJCC Young Jersey Breeders in 1987. They earned the South Dakota Outstanding Young Farmers award that same year and then laurels for National Outstanding Young Farmers the following year. In 1990, they won the AMPI Young Cooperators contest. While he holds all achievements dear, Cal is most proud of his loving family. He has been married to his life partner and self-proclaimed “trophy wife” for 40 years. They have raised four amazing children and are grandparents to eight, with another due this summer. This proud father boasts

all four children were crowned as Turner County 4-H King or Queen, graduated as high school valedictorian, and earned summa cum laude honors from college. Eldest daughter, Tracy, and her husband, Brett Petersen, a childhood neighbor, have five children and operate PBP Farms, a large-scale crop farm, with his family. Ryan joined the operation in 2007, but tragically passed away in a farm accident in 2009. Kayla, a family practice doctor, and her husband, Dr. Adam Norenberg, both practice medicine in Sioux Falls and have three children. Katelyn and her husband, Luke Hurley, are both working on medical doctorates at SDSU and operate a hog finishing business. “I can think of no one more deserving of the Distinguished Service Award than Calvin Graber,” wrote current NAJ Vice President James Huffard III, Crockett, Va. “He is a gentleman in the truest sense and a dedicated servant of the Jersey breed. He has spent countless hours promoting our breed and always has the business of the organizations as priority.” “Calvin IS the very def inition of distinguished.” Distinguished Service Awards 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966

W. W. Trout, Springfield, Ohio* Harold J. Turner, Bethel, Vt.* Judge Peter J. Shields, Sacramento, Calif.* R. C. Calloway, Baton Rouge, La.* Lynn Copeland, Nashville, Tenn.* Chester Folck, Springfield, Ohio* Ernest Greenough, Merced, Calif.* Paul Jackson, Wilmington, Ohio* Harriet J. Groos, Vancouver, Wash.* R. K. Stout, Lansing, Mich.* Herbert G. Myers, Boise, Idaho* Charles S. Kelly, Hudson, Wis.* Joseph F. Sawyer, Galt, Calif.*

1967 Henry P. Knolle, Sandia, Texas* 1968 H. I. Sawyer, Hughson, Calif.* 1969 M. L. Baird, Springfield, Ohio* 1970 E. Lea Marsh, Jr., Old Lyme, Conn.* 1971 Stanley N. Chittenden, New Lebanon, N.Y.* 1972 Arthur Dieterich, Sherman, Texas* 1973 Amzi Rankin, Jr., Faunsdale, Ala.* 1974 Capt. T. J. and Elizabeth Bay, Lynden, Wash.* 1975 Mrs. Thomas H. Carruthers, III, Glendale, Ohio* 1975 Paul Sparrow, Athens, Tenn.* 1976 Wyatt A. Williams, Orange, Va.* 1977 Dr. J. H. Arnold, Newnan, Ga.* 1977 Reuben R. Cowles, Statesville, N.C.* 1978 Jean E. Lemmermen, Tiffin, Ohio* 1979 John Weir Jr., Geuda Springs, Kan.* 1980 Clyde K. Chappell, Knoxville, Tenn.* 1980 Newell Mills, Fallon, Nev.* 1981 Harold Wright, White River Junction, Vt.* 1982 C. L. Collins, Jr., Sylacauga, Ala.* 1983 Ray Chamberlain, Wyoming, N.Y.* 1984 Dr. C. A. Ernstrom, Logan, Utah* 1985 J. F. Cavanaugh, Columbus, Ohio* 1986 W. Charles McGinnis, Mountville, S.C.* 1987 G. Joe Lyon, Toledo, Iowa* 1988 Dr. John Wilk, Raleigh, N.C. 1989 Robert Lord, Woodstock, Vt.* 1990 Dr. H. Duane Norman, Fulton, Md. 1991 Edwin L. Crotty, Trenton, N.J. 1992 Richard A. Riggs, Evansville, Ind.* 1993 Maurice E. Core, Columbus, Ohio* 1994 John Giacomini, Eureka, Calif.* 1995 W. R. Lutz, Newton, N.C.* 1996 Max Gordon, Winchester, Ind.* 1997 Harold Owens, Frederic, Wis.* 1998 Richard Clauss, Hilmar, Calif. 1999 Elmer D. Larson, Burlington, Wash.* 2000 Dr. J. J. Malnati, Newberry, S.C.* 2001 Harold W. Roller, Weyers Cave, Va.* 2002 Ray R. Schooley, Marshfield, Mo. 2003 D.L. Strandberg, D.V.M., Alma Center, Wis.* 2004 Neal F. Schirm, Canal Winchester, Ohio* 2005 J. Lawrence Benson, New Lebanon, N.Y. 2006 Ted Luther, Mount Ulla, N.C.* 2007 Alvin Moss, Litchfield Park, Ariz.* 2008 David W. Spahr, Findlay, Ohio 2009 Dr. Robert C. and Helene C. Dreisbach, Mercer, Pa. 2010 Paul Chittenden, Schodack Landing, N.Y. 2011 Donald Sherman, Hilmar, Calif.* 2012 John Palmer, Cornish, Maine* 2013 James Ahlem, Hilmar, Calif. 2014 Glen and Marilyn Easter, Laurens, S.C. 2015 George and Shirley Barlass, Janesville, Wis. 2016 Charles D. “Chuck” Ahlem, Hilmar, Calif. 2017 Craig Rhein, Pine Grove, Pa. 2018 David Endres, Lodi, Wis. 2018 Chris Sorenson, Pine River, Wis. 2019 David Norman, Liberty, Pa. 2020 Clint Collins, III, Gulf Shores, Ala. 2021 Calvin Graber, Parker, S.D. * deceased

Sun Valley Farm 10389 Meda Loop Rd.,Cloverdale, OR 97112 Bearl and Joanne Seals • 503/392-5870 sunvalleyjerseys@gmail.com Jeff Seals • 503/812-6128

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2021 AJCA-NAJ ANNUAL MEETINGS Bettendorf, Iowa • June 23-26 Welcome The Iowa Jersey Cattle Club invites you to join them in Bettendorf, Iowa, for "Fields of Jersey Dreams" June 2326, the Annual Meetings of the American Jersey Cattle Association and National All-Jersey Inc.

Hotel and Airports Meeting headquarters is the Isle Casino-Hotel Bettendorf, 1777 Isle Pkwy., Bettendorf, IA 52722, (800) 843-4753, say ‘Bettendorf’ at the prompt or call Ann Klundt direct at 563-441-7115. Room rates are $89/ night plus tax (mention AJCA21). The closest airport is Quad City International Airport (MLI), approximately 7 miles from hotel. There is a free shuttle that runs from the airport to the hotel. For hotel reservations:



John Maxwell tourmyfarm@gmail.com Blake Schulte schultebisu@gmail.com Jennifer Zumbach iowajerseycattleclub@yahoo.com Friday continued

11:00-1:30 p.m. Tour A: Robot tour and lunch 1. Expo on the Ridge, Hay and Forage Demonstration at Cinnamon Ridge Dairy 2. Buses will loop from Cinnamon Ridge to LeClaire, IA, explore the many shops downtown Tour B: Golf day, at Emeis Golf Course, lunch provided at course


Wednesday, June 23

12:00 p.m. Registration Opens Daily Channel Cat Water taxi service throughout morning and afternoon at leisure. Ticket price: Adult $8 and Youth (Ages 2-10) $4. 3:00 p.m. Jersey Seminar 5:30 p.m. Youth games, mixers and then pizza party 5:30 p.m. Welcome Social 7:00 p.m. Young Jersey Breeders Banquet

Youth will eat lunch at Cinnamon Ridge Dairy and then leave for The Play Station, Eldridge, and will return to Cinnamon Ridge Dairy by 3:00 p.m.

3:00-4:00 p.m. Round Table Discussion with Iowa Deputy Secretary of Ag, Julie Kenney, at Cinnamon Ridge Dairy

(child care available 0-6 years)

Thursday, June 24 6:00-7:30 a.m. Breakfast Buffet-Youth with adults this day 7:30 a.m. Buses leave ½ to Wapsiana & Fairholm Jerseys, ½ to Dyersville (Field of Dreams) Tour A: Field of Dreams-ghost player guide and free time tour of the field Tour B: National Toy Museum & Antique Outlet Mall 11:00-1:00 p.m. Buses arrive staggered to Kunde Jersey Farm for farm tour and lunch – then leave to opposite location of morning tours, plan to leave for hotel by 3 5:30 p.m. Social and display of the AJCC Research Benefit Auction items 7:00 p.m. AJCC Research Benefit Auction and Dinner (child care available 0-6 years)

Friday, June 25 6:00-8:00 a.m. Breakfast Buffet 8:00 a.m. AJCA Annual Meeting 8:00 a.m. Youth leave for activity at Cinnamon Ridge, Ag in the Classroom 10:30-11:00 a.m. Buses Leave to Cinnamon Ridge Dairy* * All activities at Cinnamon Ridge Dairy on Friday are open to the public and are FREE.

The last bus loads at the hotel at 4:30 p.m. to Cinnamon Ridge Dairy for the National Heifer Sale.

5:00-7:00 p.m. Social and Pre-Sale Dinner 7:00-9:00 p.m. National Heifer Sale with fireworks at dark at Cinnamon Ridge Dairy

Saturday, June 26 6:00-8:00 a.m. Breakfast Buffet 8:00 a.m. NAJ Annual Meeting 11:30 a.m. Board River boat Cruise of Mississippi, leisurely 2 hour cruise includes meal and guide commentary youth with adults Free-time sightseeing options include: Channel Cat Water taxi: currently has four (4) landing locations: Riverbend Commons and John Deere Commons in Moline, Isle Casino Hotel, and Lindsay Park Marina in the Village of East Davenport. Daily ticket prices listed above. The hotel will also have a room available to leisurely socialize during free-time.

4:30 p.m. "Jersey Cheese and Beef" Social 4:30 p.m. Youth Banquet: Jersey Youth Academy presentation, meal, then Keynote speaker Jess Peters

6:00 p.m. Breeder’s Banquet (child care available 0-6 years)

Registration Online registration is preferred at usjerseyannualmeeting.com (credit card payments accepted). Registration can also be completed by mailing this form and payment to: Iowa Jersey Cattle Club, Attn: Jennifer Zumbach, 2037 330th St., Coggon, IA 52218; Make check payable to IJCC 2021 National Convention or Venmo payment to: @NationalJerseyConvention-Iowa.

Registration Form _______________________________________________________________


Rates after May 31 Number Rate Total _____ Number Registering Adult $250 $ _____ _____ Number Registering Youth 150 $ _____ Ages 5-15

_____ Golf Outing Do you need clubs?

_______________________________________________________ FARM NAME _______________________________________________________ NAMES, AGES AND TSHIRT SIZE NEEDED FOR CHILDREN _______________________________________________________ NAMES, AGES AND TSHIRT SIZE NEEDED FOR CHILDREN _______________________________________________________ NAMES, AGES AND TSHIRT SIZE NEEDED FOR CHILDREN _______________________________________________________ NAMES, AGES AND TSHIRT SIZE NEEDED FOR CHILDREN _______________________________________________________ If someone with disabilities will be attending, please describe special needs. _______________________________________________________ ADDRESS _______________________________________________________ CITY STATE ZIP CODE _______________________________________________________ PHONE NUMBER CELL PHONE NUMBER _______________________________________________________ EMAIL ADDRESS



$ _____

Additional tickets can be purchased upon request for the Young Jersey Breeders Banquet, AJCC Research Benefit Auction and Dinner and the Breeder's Banquet. Contact Jennifer Zumbach, iowajerseycattleclub@yahoo.com, for more information. Requests Thursday ____Tour A (Field of Dreams) ____ Tour B (National Museum)

Busing Thursday Busing Friday

Yes Yes

No No

# Attending Child care Events Planning to Attend needed Young Jersey Breeders Banquet




Yes Yes

No No

AJCC Research Benefit Auction and Dinner

Breeders' Banquet

____ ____

Mississippi River Boat Cruise and Lunch


Youth Event and Pizza Party

Takes place during the Young Jersey Breeders Banquet. Cannot attend both.

Watch for updates on Facebook "Fields of Jersey Dreams - Iowa 2021"

75 $ _____ Yes


Youth Banquet

Takes place during Breeders' Banquet. Cannot attend both.


Ages of children for child care: _____________________


owa Jersey breeders are excited to welcome everyone to their home state to resume face-to-face meetings for the AJCA-NAJ Annual Meetings. As Jersey enthusiasts convene later this month in Bettendorf, Iowa—located in east central Iowa and right on the Mississippi River—they will be treated to some of the most diverse agriculture areas of the United States. In addition to the diversity of the agriculture industry in the state, here are some interesting facts about the host state. Did you know:

• Iowa means “Beautiful.” The state received its name from the loway people, one of the region’s native tribes; • Hogs in the state outnumber people four-to-one. With approximately three million people in the state, it means there are around 12 million hogs; • The red delicious apple originated in Peru, Iowa; • Iowa has its own island. Despite being landlocked, Iowa has its own island—Sabula—located on the Mississippi River and is home to more than 500 people. • Iowa has produced 21 Olympic athletes to date; • Iowa is the largest producer of pork, corn and eggs in the nation. They are also the largest producer of wind energy; • The first computer was created in Iowa. The Atanasoff-

Berry computer was created at Iowa State University in 1937. It was the first automatic electronic digital computer. Attendees will be present for the organization’s membership meetings and recognize the 2021 award winners for Master Breeder, Distinguished Service, Meritorious Service and three Young Jersey Breeders. Award winners from 2020 who have opted to receive their awards this year will be recognized. The AJCC Research Foundation Benefit Auction will also be held. Jersey Marketing Service will host the 64th National Heifer Sale at Cinnamon Ridge Dairy in Donahue. Following the sale, guests will be treated to a fireworks after the sale. Included are farm visits to Cinnamon Ridge Dairy; Wapsiana and Fairholm Jerseys; and Kunde Jersey Farm. Trips are planned for Field of Dreams, National Toy Museum and Antique Outlet Mall. Attendees are invited on a riverboat cruise down the Mississippi and to participate in a round table discussion with Iowa Secretary of Agriculture. Youth events include a pizza party, an Ag in the Classroom session, and a visit to a fun park. The week will be capped off with a youth banquet. We hope to see you in Bettendorf June 23-26.

Iowa Jerseys Photo credit to Swiss Valley

The Maxwell Family

View of Golden Dream Jerseys

Cinnamon Ridge Dairy

Golden Dream Jerseys

Donahue, Iowa

Owned by John, Edwin, Amy and Kara Maxwell 500 Milking Jerseys

Decorah, Iowa

Owned by Dennis, Cheryl and Nathan Cline 80 Milking Jerseys

Tour stop during AJCA-NAJ Annual Meetings

What are the five-year goals for your dairy?

What are the five-year goals for your dairy?

In the next five years we would like to have a herd of all polled, A2A2, pure Jersey cows.

We want to maintain high production forour herd and process more of our own milk on the farm.

What sets your herd apart from other herds near you?

High fat, protein and milk production. As well, we use education to promote agriculture and food production through farm tours.

A fact we are proud of is that we are a fourth generation family farm. We ship our milk to Wapsie Valley Creamery, where our milk is manufactured into cheese. The herd is intensively grazed on pasture.

What is your most satisfying accomplishment with your herd?

What is your most satisfying accomplishment with your herd?

What sets your herd apart from other herds near you?

The production achievements of our herd. #1 in the nation for milk and protein. We are equally proud of our cows with National Class Leader records, Hilmar Cheese Yield winners, President’s Trophy winner.

The strong, long-lived cow families we have bred. We have had many Excellent cows through the years and we strive to have each cow reach 100,000 lbs. milk.

What AJCA programs does your herd use?

We have been Equity members for more than 40 years and we utilize the REAP program as well.

REAP, JerseyMate, Equity, Jersey Journal contract advertiser, Young Sire Sampling 10600 275TH ST., DONAHUE , IA 52746-9705

What AJCA programs does your herd use?

2510 170TH AVE., DECORAH , IA 52101

What are the five-year goals for your dairy?

We plan to continue breeding high-quality purebred Jerseys with an emphasis on polled and A2 genetics. What sets your herd apart from other herds near you?

Our emphasis on high scoring cows along with breeding for polled and A2 makes our herd standout. What is your most satisfying accomplishment with your herd?

The Covington Family Leon, Iowa

Seeing our genetics do well in other herds—whether it is cows we have sold or bulls we have put into A.I.

Covington Jerseys

What AJCA programs do you use and which has helped you the most?

Owned by Tim Covington, Titus Covington, and Hannah Main; Mike and Janice Covington 120 Milking Jerseys

REAP, type appraisal, production testing and Jersey Journal advertising. Type appraisal has had a significant impact in our herd. 28307 265TH ST., LEON , IA 50144

The Sparrgrove Family West Union, Iowa

The Lantzky Family Hawkeye, Iowa

Hei-Bri Jerseys

Granite-Road Jerseys

Owned by Brian and Heidi Lantzky

18 Registered Jerseys, 200 head other breeds

We want to continue to breed elite, purebred Jerseys.

Owned by Ryan and Brianne Sparrgove and Family What are the five-year goals for your dairy?

We hope to continue to add many more wonderful Jersey ladies to our herd. We also are looking forward to our children getting to show our Jerseys at a major show. What sets your herd apart from other herds near you?

We are family-owned and run. What is the most satisfying accomplishment with your herd?

We appraised for the first time last December. We had a 90-point four-year-old and two 86-point two-year-olds. We want to continue to breed long-lasting, productive cows from the ground up.

What are the five-year goals for your dairy?

What sets your herd apart from other herds near you?

We have always believed in breeding well-balanced cows, combining type, production and components. What is your most satisfying accomplishment with your herd?

All of the tremendous positive feedback we have received from buyers all over the United States and Canada. We love to see our genetics flourish. What AJCA programs does your herd use?

We have used REAP and Jersey Marketing Service. 22254 W AVE., HAWKEYE , IA 52147


What are the five-year goals for your dairy?

We want to continue to improve and prepare for possibly welcoming the next generation back to the farm. What sets your herd apart from other herds near you?

We are a small commercial herd that started from scratch in 2001. What is your most satisfying accomplishment with your herd?

The Hettinga Family Orange City, Iowa

Watching small improvements and changes yield results. Also watching our children continue to develop their interest in the herd and industry. What AJCA programs do you use and which has helped you the most?

Hettinga Dairy

JMS, REAP, Equity, JerseyMate, Genomic testing Using the programs we do, complement and piggy back on one another to give the greatest advantage to our herd.

166 Milking Jerseys

4244 JAY AVE., ORANGE CITY , IA 51041

Owned by Jason and Mary Hettinga and Family

Calmar, Iowa

Iowa’s Dairy Center Owned by Northeast Iowa Dairy and Agriculture Foundation 125 Milking Jerseys, 350 Holsteins

What are the five-year goals for your dairy?

Our goal is to monitor feed efficiency in the production of combined fat and protein when compared to our Holsteins.

The Knapp Family Larchwood, Iowa

Knapp Time Dairy

Owned by Kevin and Cari Knapp

130 Milking Jerseys, 25 Registered Holsteins

What sets your herd apart from other herds near you?

What are the five-year goals for your dairy?

We are operated by the Northeast Iowa Dairy and Agriculture Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides progressive outreach for youth, students, farmers, industry and consumers to strengthen and support a strong agriculture community. The dairy farm is used for education and demonstration of modern farming practices and our Jersey herd is milked with robots.

We hope to stay in the business and bring the next generation in to the farm. We are also looking in to installing robots on the farm.

What is your most satisfying accomplishment with your herd?

What AJCA program has helped your dairy the most?

Consistently ranking as one of the top producing Jersey herds while maintaining a 5.0% butterfat test. What AJCA programs do you use and which has helped you the most?

REAP and Type Appraisal. The uniform identification with the Holsteins has been a help with our mixed herd.

What AJCA programs do you use in your herd?

REAP, JerseyTags, Appraisal, JerseyMate It is hard to pick just one, as all have been very beneficial. As our herd has grown, JerseyMate is becoming more and more critical to us. 2227 120TH ST., LARCHWOOD , IA 51241-7527

PO BOX 400, CALMAR , IA 52132

What are the five-year goals for your dairy?

Over the next five years we are planning for a herd expansion and to build a new facility. What sets your herd apart from other herds near you?

Our herd is built on a very strong genetic base that we have spent time building. We have also been able to adapt over time to a changing dairy industry.

The Metzger Family Lester, Iowa

Summit Farm Inc.

Owned by Rodney and Polly; Vance and Janae; Eric and Abby; Neal and Mattie; and Toby Metzger; and Tyler and Emma Moser 260 Milking Jerseys; 300 heifers

What is your most satisfying accomplishment with your herd?

The consistency of the cattle we breed and the success we have had over multiple generations. What AJCA programs do you use and which has helped you the most?

REAP, Equity and JerseyMate. JerseyMate has benefitted our herd the most over the years. 1334 DOVE AVE., LESTER , IA 51242-0040

The Kunde Family

Manchester, Iowa

Kunde Jersey Farm

Owned by David and Donna Kunde; Jennifer Zumbach; Michael Kunde; and Dan Kunde 250 Milking Jerseys

Tour stop during AJCA-NAJ Annual Meetings What are the five-year goals for your dairy?

Our goal for the next five years is to continue to raise healthy calves and sell excess breeding stock while maintaining efficient feed usage and increase cow milk production. What sets your herd apart from other herds near you?

Kunde Jersey Farm was purchased with a down payment earned from the sale of Sleeping Rosanna in the 1974 All American Jersey Sale. That year, she was the Reserve National Grand Champion for our family and sold for $10,700 to Happy Valley Farm and Briggs and Beth Cunningham, Ky. The next two years, she was named Reserve National Grand Champion as well and stood first in her class at the All American Jersey Show four times in her lifetime. We strive for sound cows with excellent udder traits that earn their place in the milking barn. We market young milk and show cows, breeding bulls and raises steers to sell through local lockers. We take pride in seeing our cows continue to strive for their new owners.

The Bagge Family Worthington, Iowa

Sandy Knoll Dairy

Owned by Loras, Brian and Nick Bagge 20 Milking Jerseys

What are the five-year goals for your dairy?

To expand our herd and build new facilities to allow the cows to express their full genetic potential. What sets your herd apart from other herds near you?

We rotationally graze. What is your most satisfying accomplishment with your herd?

Breeding an Excellent-92 point cow. What AJCA program has helped your dairy the most?

REAP, Appraisal helps us identify the weaknesses we need to improve on when we are selecting bulls. 2257 320TH AVE., WORTHINGTON , IA 52078

2029 275TH ST., MANCHESTER , IA 52057

What are the five-year goals for your dairy?

We want to maintain our current cow numbers, but continue to improve total solids while having an emphasis on type. What sets your herd apart from other herds near you?

Our herd is approximately 400 milk cows consisting of Jerseys, Brown Swiss and Holsteins. We have been fortunate to be able to have good production while paying close attention to type. As well, we market around 100 breeding bulls a year to other dairy producers. Anamosa, Iowa

Wapsi Ana

Owned by Doug and Jody Fairbanks 200 Registered Jerseys

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What is your most satisfying accomplishment with your herd?

We enjoy working every day with cattle and raising our family on the farm. Which AJCA program has helped you the most?

REAP has. It is economical and we have taken advantage of timely registrations, appraisal and advertising through this program. 20755 90TH ST., ANAMOSA , IA 52205 JERSEY JOURNAL

Eligibility Rules for 2021 All American Junior Show The All American Junior Jersey Show is scheduled for Saturday, November 6, 2021, in Louisville, Ky. The eligibility and ownership rules were approved by the AJCA Board of Directors upon recommendation of the All American Planning Committees. Junior Jersey owners need to read these carefully and take appropriate action now to ensure that they are eligible to exhibit in the 2021 show. Rule 1, Exhibitors. Exhibitors must be no younger than nine (9) and no older than 20 years of age as of January 1, 2021. U.S. residents must be members (junior or lifetime) of the American Jersey Cattle Association. Rule 2, Entries. Animals are eligible when recorded by the American Jersey Cattle Association in the Herd Register or with Generation Count 4 or greater, or by Jersey Canada with registry status of 93.75% and greater. The exhibitor must be listed as Recorded Owner on the registration certificate, either (1) as the sole owner or (2) by his/her name in joint ownership. If the joint ownership includes more than one person meeting the eligibility requirements of Rule 1 (above), one of them must be declared as the exhibitor during check-in. Animals must be registered and/or

transferred to meet one of the above ownership requirements on or before August 1, 2021. The date of registration and/or transfer is the Date Recorded printed on the registration certificate. Rule 3, Participation. Entries must be shown by the exhibitor, except by prior written approval from NAILE. Alternate leadspersons must (1) be associated with the Herd Unit and also eligible to show by age (Rule 1, above), or (2) if not, be the same age or younger than the exhibitor of the animal being shown. Requests for alternate leadsperson must be submitted for approval by the NAILE dairy show superintendent on forms provided by the AJCA not later than 12:00 noon the day before the show. No more than two (2) animals may be shown by one exhibitor in any one class. The exhibitor must lead the first entry and the second entry must be led by an NAILE approved alternate leadsperson. Adults are not allowed to show in any case. Rule 4, Breeder Status. In order to qualify for Premier Breeder points and Best Bred and Owned awards, the exhibitor declared at check-in must have his/her name recorded as a Breeder on the animal’s registration certificate. These awards will be made only to the individual exhibitor in the case of partnership animals. For more information, contact the


wens arms, Inc.

Avon Road Jersey Farm D.L. Strandberg and Sons

315 355th Ave., Frederic, WI 54837 owenswlsd@yahoo.com Wilfred & Linda 715/653-2663

Roger & Kim 715/653-2566

Walter & Joyce 715/653-2637

Communications Department at 614/3224451 or email info@usjersey.com. Visit the official All American website at https:// theallamerican.usjerseyjournal.com.

Junior Awards Available Throughout the year, awards for shows and production and judging contests are provided by the American Jersey Cattle Association (AJCA) at events specifically for Jersey juniors. For junior shows at county, district, and state levels, the AJCA will provide ribbons for the first, second, and third place animals, plus a Grand Champion rosette. In addition to the rosette, a special award is provided for the Grand Champion at state fairs and AJCA-designated regional shows. Awards are also provided for showmanship contests exclusively for Jersey juniors. Awards must be requested annually. Contact the AJCA Director of Communicaitons at 614/322-4451, at least two weeks in advance of the event. Regretfully, requests made within two weeks of the show date cannot be filled.



Karl Steinhauer P.O. Box 259, 205 Railroad Ave. Mattoon, Wisconsin 54450-0268 715/489-3112 • 715/489-3696 (barn) hounddogkarl@yahoo.com

P.O. Box 185 Alma Center, WI 54611 Judd: 715/964-8135 Email: shoal@triwest.net Member of Dairyland Jersey Sires, Inc.

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Early “Renfrow” Daughter Donated for 2021 Cow Pie Bingo Fundraiser SSI - GF 10637 Renfrow 2442-ET, a member of the Jersey ART program at Select Sires Inc., Plain City, Ohio, will be the 10th Cow Pie Bingo calf to benefit Jersey Youth Academy. Select Sires, a long-time host of Jersey Youth Academy, has donated “Renfrow 2442” to be raffled at this year’s AJCANAJ Annual Meetings, June 23-26, in Bettendorf, Iowa. “2442” is a daughter of S-S-I Victory Dashiell Renfrow-ET, GJPI +122, and out of Roc-Bot Dance Off 10637. The calf has been genomically tested and her preliminary results are impressive with a combined CFP of over 100. Her official results will be available in early June. The dam, “Dance Off 10637” was purchased in the Franchise Kind 3 Sale in March 2019. She will be appraised in early June. She has milk weights up to 83 lbs. daily on her first lactation. She is sired by Progenesis Dancer-ET, GJPI +87. She carries a GJPI of +126. The next dam is an Excellent-91% daughter of Missiska Mackenzie-ET, GJPI +71. She has a top record of 20,560 lbs. milk, 1,062 lbs. fat and 837 lbs. protein at 2-10. “2442’s” great-grandam is Very Good84% with a 3-4 record of 19,070 lbs. milk, 909 lbs. fat and 662 lbs. protein. She is followed by a daughter of Gabys Showtime Baltimore-ET with three records exceeding 20,000 lbs. milk, 1,000 lbs. fat and 700 lbs. protein. The ART program at Select Sires was created in 2009 to develop Holsteins that were genetically unique compared to those found in the general population. Since that time, Select Sires has expanded the ART (Aggressive Reproductive Technologies) to the Jersey breed as well. Deep Jersey pedigrees are a focus of the Jersey ART program, much like the pedigree of the donation heifer, “2442.” Cow Pie Bingo begins when registration opens on Wednesday, June 23 for the AJCA-NAJ Annual Meetings at the Isle Casino Hotel in Bettendorf. The heifer will determine the winner before the start of the National Heifer Sale on Friday, June 25. Jersey Youth Academy is a 501(c)(3) educational foundation managed by the American Jersey Cattle Association to attract, educate and retain talented young people for careers in the Jersey dairy business. Cow Pie Bingo to date has raised more than $60,000 for the Academy endowment. The seventh Jersey Youth Academy JUNE 2021

will be held July 11-16, 2021. Thirty-one Jersey youth from 15 states will be in attendance. See the Academy home page at http://bit.do/JYA, email Academy@ usjersey.com, or write 6486 E. Main Street, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068.

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New England Jerseys

Sponsor of the Northeast Jersey Classic and Breeder’s Sale

President: AJCA-NAJ Area Representative: Moira Poitras, Mass. Brenda Snow 802/728-3920

Lucky Hill Farm

Henry and Jenn McReynolds 845 McReynolds Road, Danville, VT 05828 Email luckyhilljerseys@yahoo.com Phone 802/748-0085 or 802/748-9172

Springdale Jerseys Inc. The Whitcomb Family • sdfarm@fairpoint.net 205 Birches Rd., Waldo, Maine 04915 207/342-5446 Phone/Fax 207/342-5135 Walter • 207/722-3247 Nancy

Secretary: Darlene Pyle, Vt. The John Kokoski Family 57 Comins Road, Hadley, MA 01035 Herd Manager: Rich West Home 413/549-6486 jkokoski@maplelinefarm.com www.maplelinefarm.com

Silver Maple Farms Inc.

The McKeen Family • Home of SMJ Jerseys 414 Hussey Rd., Albion, ME 04910 Barn: 207/437-5181 • Home 207/437-2554 E-mail: dennis.mckeen@gmail.com A REAP herd and member of New England Jersey Sires, Inc.

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Phone and Fax: 603/756-4049 Email: toms18438@yahoo.com

File Your Professional Cow Photos with Jersey Journal

What do pictures of your Jerseys say about your herd? Nothing if the Jersey Journal doesn’t have a copy of the picture on file. Now that show season is in full swing, the Jersey Journal reminds breeders that pictures of any class winners, as well as

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second place if that animal went on to place as a champion, will be published with respective show reports, provided that a photographic print is sent to the office. Photographers do not automatically send your pictures to the Jersey Journal office. When picturing your animals, please request that a 5” x 7” color copy or a digital file be sent to the Jersey Journal

office. While you will incur the cost of this picture, the benefits will outweigh the cost in the long run. For example, if you decide to advertise that animal and the photograph is not on file, we will have to order it from the photographer. This is more expensive than ordering a print for the Journal files at the time the pictures are first made. Please note, in following copyright laws, the Jersey Journal must have a photographic print from the photographer in the office to use it for publication. Or if you have received a release from the photographer to send digital copies on to publications, those will also be accepted. A scanned reprint from a third party will not be accepted. Make the most of your investment in herd promotion by getting your animals professionally pictured. Remember to ask your photographer to send an additional copy to the Jersey Journal. JERSEY JOURNAL

July 1 is Deadline to Apply for National Scholarships and Educational Awards

Thursday, July 1 is the deadline to apply for scholarship and educational awards administered by the American Jersey Cattle Association (AJCA), Reynoldsburg, Ohio. In 2020, the AJCA awarded over $30,000 to Jersey youth. The funds will provide financial support for young Jersey owners pursuing a college or university degree or, in some cases, gaining hands-on experience in the development and management of Registered Jersey™ cattle. Eligible applicants are Junior or Lifetime members of the association with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale). New in 2021 is the the Walter and Joyce Owens Family Scholarship. Walter and Joyce provided a monetary gift to establish this scholarship. It will be awarded annually to an incoming or current undergraduate student in any post education institution studying dairy related majors, working towards a 2-year or 4-year degree and demonstrating satisfactory academic performance. Recipients are eligible to receive scholarship up to two (2) times but must reapply to be considered. The Russell–Malnati Scholarship for Advanced Studies of $5,000 will be awarded to a graduate student in dairy science, animal science (dairy emphasis), large animal veterinary practice, dairy

production or manufacturing, or dairy product marketing. Students who will begin a program of study at an accredited college or university in the fall of 2021 may apply for the William A. Russell Memorial Scholarship ($2,750). Students who have completed at least one year of study toward their degree are eligible for the V. L. Peterson Scholarship ($2,750). Also, the Jack C. Nisbet Memorial Scholarship ($2,750) will be awarded to an eligible nominee for the National Jersey Youth Achievement Contest. A Cedarcrest Farms Scholarship ($2,250) will be awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a program to earn a degree in large animal veterinary practice, dairy production, dairy manufacturing, or dairy product marketing, and who demonstrates through completed coursework and goal statement, significant progress toward this intended degree and a clear intention for a career in agriculture. The Paul Jackson Memorial Scholarship ($2,000) is for continuing college students in any degree program area. The AJCA Directors’ Scholarship ($2,500) will be awarded based on academic performance, activities and accomplishments with Jersey cattle and commitment to continued involvement in the Jersey dairy business. The Bob Toole Jersey Youth Award ($2,000) can be used for educational expenses or a well-defined practical experience related to breeding, developing

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and showing Registered Jerseys. The Morris B. Ewing ABS Genetic Performance Scholarship ($3,250) will be awarded to a junior or senior undergraduate student seeking a career in genetics, dairy production, large animal veterinary medicine or milk marketing. The Lineweaver Scholarship ($3,500) will be awarded to an undergraduate who has completed at least one year of study in a four-year program focused on dairy science, animal science (dairy emphasis) or dairy products. The recipient of the Anne E. Perchard Challenge Award ($350) will be selected from among applicants for the national achievement contest and/or scholarship program to recognize abilities and leadership potential and, in turn, challenging the recipient to achieve his/her potential through continuing Jersey activities. Also, the Reuben R. Cowles Jersey Youth Award ($2,500) will be presented to an eligible resident of Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia to be used for educational expenses or to travel to the All American Jersey Show and Sale, the AJCA-NAJ Annual Meetings or other Jersey educational activities. Applicants must be at least high school graduates, but not older than 36 years of age as of January 1, 2021. For application forms and instructions, visit the “Scholarships and Internships” page on the USJersey website or use the link, tinyurl.com/JerseyScholarships. Recipients will be recognized on Saturday, November 7 at the Youth Awards Ceremony held during The All American Jersey Shows and Sales in Louisville, Ky. The American Jersey Cattle Association has made strategic investments in Jersey youth since 1958 when it created the National Heifer Sale to provide annual funding for educational programs and awards. Scholarships are paid from permanent endowments administered by the American Jersey Cattle Association. Contributions are recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as 501(c)(3) tax deductible charitable gifts and may be made at any time during the year. For more information, contact the American Jersey Cattle Association by writing 6486 E. Main Street, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068-2362; email info@usjersey. com; or visit its web site at USJersey.com.


Three Jersey Youth Receive Fred Stout Experience Awards Hannah Diehl, McVeytown, Pa., Elizabeth Gross, New Ringgold, Pa., and Meghan Hettinga, Orange City, Iowa, have been selected as the 2020-2021 recipients of the Fred Stout Experience Awards. The fund supporting these awards was created in 2000 in memory of Fred J. Stout Sr., Mt. Carmel, Ill., a lifelong Jersey breeder and member of the Jersey Marketing Service (JMS) staff from 1978 to 1997. Stout was instrumental in the growth of JMS marketing activities, and later added duties as a type evaluator and in customer field service for the American Jersey Cattle Association. Stout believed that the best learning experiences happen in the everyday world. These awards honor that conviction by providing financial support for two paid internships each year, one on-farm and the other with JMS. JMS Internship Recipients: Hannah Diehl and Elizabeth Gross Two Pennsylvania Jersey youth have been selected to work with JMS during 2021. Hannah Diehl began her internship with JMS on May 23. She will assist with the preparation, staging and wrap-up work for the company’s public auctions, online and private treaty sales including the 64th National Heifer Sale, June 25 in Donahue, Iowa. Diehl Hannah was selected as the 2020 Fred Stout recipient, but due to COVID-19 the internship was postponed until 2021. She is a student at Penn State University and will graduate in 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in animal science with a business option. At Penn State, Hannah is active with the Penn State Dairy Science Club where she served as the Dairy

Expo Show Manager in 2020. She is also a member of the dairy judging team. When not in school, Hannah is an integral part of her family’s farm—Musser Run Jerseys. She helps with record keeping and registering the newborn calves. In addition, she monitors breeding records and offers suggestions on matings. She assists with milking the 170 Registered Jerseys when able. Hannah was a member of Class VI of Jersey Youth Academy. She Gross placed seventh in the 2018 National Jersey Youth Achievement Contest and received the Anne E. Perchard Challenge Award the same year. She served the Pennsylvania Jersey Cattle Association as their state Queen in 2019. The second Fred Stout Experience winner for JMS is Elizabeth Gross. She is the 2021 recipient. She is a May 2021 graduate of Penn State University with a bachelor’s degree in animal science with a business option. At Penn State, Elizabeth was a member of the Penn State Dairy Judging Team. She placed 13th overall and 3rd in individual reasons at the 2020 online intercollegiate judging contest. She served as treasurer of the Penn State Dairy Science Club and was a member of the Nittany Lion Fall Classic Sale committee. She also volunteered with the All-American Dairy Show assisting with check in and clerking. Elizabeth is the owner of EVEL Jerseys. The herd of seven cows has an average appraisal score of 86%. In addition to working with her own herd, she interned with Billings Farm and Museum in 2019. While there she learned skills from shadowing the manager and assistant manager and learning their decision-making process. She assisted with rotation, care and feeding of the milking herd and heifer groups, monitored herd health and worked with the nursery heifers. Elizabeth will begin her internship ex-

perience with JMS for the fall sale season. Farm Experience Internship Recipient: Meghan Hettinga Meghan Hettinga’s internship supported by the Fred Stout Experience Fund will be at Cinnamon Ridge Dairy, Donahue, Iowa, with a focus on on-farm processing and interacting with consumers. Meghan is a senior at South Dakota State University (SDSU) majoring in dairy production. She has a minor in communication studies and agribusiness marketing. At SDSU, she is a member of the track team and the dairy club. She currently serves as historian of the Dairy Club and serves on the Executive Team. She manages the groups social media accounts and has designed and managed the sale of club apparel. On campus she is also a student ambassador for the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences. Meghan is currently serving as the Iowa Dairy Princess, a goodwill ambassador for the Iowa dairy farmers. Hettinga She was a member of Class VI of Jersey Youth Academy and received the Paul Jackson Memorial Scholarship from the AJCA in 2020. She was a finalist in the National Jersey Queen contest and received the Iowa Jersey Cattle Club Youth Achievement award. Growing up on her family’s 150 head Registered Jersey farm has fueled Meghan’s passion for the dairy industry. In 2020, she was the Dairy Production Intern for Riverview LLP. This position gave Meghan an experience of working with a large commercial dairy. During school she works as a research animal technician where she works with a variety of animal species involved in studies. Meghan’s experience at Cinnamon Ridge Dairy will run from May 24 to August 6. About Jersey Youth Programs Previous recipients of the Fred Stout Experience Award are Tara Bohnert, Il(continued to page 44)

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Get Transfers In Order For Junior Show Season A new year, and parents’ thoughts turn to, “What are the kids’ project animals going to be this year?” The next question goes like this: Please advise me as to what steps a junior (under 20 years of age) needs to take in order to show a Jersey at all shows. Can an animal be leased or does the animal need to be transferred into the junior’s ownership? The answer is simple. File a transfer of ownership so that the junior is listed as a Recorded Owner on the registration certificate. Ownership rules vary from state to state. Some do allow leasing. Others allow animals to be registered in the farm name, but require that paperwork be completed and filed certifying that an animal is the junior’s 4-H or FFA project. What about the All American Junior Jersey Show, the biggest junior Jersey show of the year? The ownership policy is as follows: Animals are eligible when recorded by the American Jersey Cattle Association in the Herd Register or with Generation Count 4 or greater, or by Jersey Canada with registry status of 93.75% and greater. The exhibitor must be listed as Recorded Owner on the registration certificate, either (1) as the sole owner or (2) by his/ her name in joint ownership. If the joint ownership includes more than one person meeting the eligibility requirements of Rule 1 (above), one of them must be declared as the exhibitor during checkin. Animals must be registered and/or transferred to meet one of the above ownership requirements on or before August 1, 2021. The recording date is the postmark date and will be considered the date of registration and/or transfer. To read more about the implementation of Generation Count for national shows, please visit http://bit.do/ShowRules. So, submit the transfer of ownership as soon as you figure out which animals are going to be the projects this year. That one step will save you the effort of researching the exhibitor ownership requirements for all the shows you are considering. A final note: Exhibitors at the All American Junior Jersey Show are also required to be members (junior or lifetime) of the American Jersey Cattle Association. Applications for membership are available online at http://bit.do/JuniorMembership.

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Kip, Katie, Max and Henry Keller 6476 N. Bergen Road, Byron, NY 14422 585/548-2299 • Email denkeljerseys@aol.com Visit us on the web: http://denkeljerseys.usjersey.com

Scotch View Farms George and Nadine Wilson • David Wilson Henry Aldrich, Herdsman

283 Blenheim Hill Road, Stamford, NY 12167 Phone 607/652-7181 Email wilsongn43@gmail.com 2020 AJCA ME Lact. Avg. on 67 cows: 24,446M 1,211F 907P

Merle, Margaret, Mike, Tim and Debbie Lawton Nathan and Ryan Lawton and Chelsie Fuller 431 Bridge St., Newark Valley, NY 13811 607/642-8169 Farm • mmlawton@stny.rr.com Tim: 607/341-1172 • timlawton581@gmail.com


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linois (2003), Allison Waggoner, South Carolina (2004), Dan Bauer, Wisconsin (2005), Aaron Horst, Pennsylvania (2006), Jacob Pieper, Maryland (2007); Katie Albaugh, Maryland (2008); Brady Core, Kentucky (2009); Ivy Roberts, Florida, and Kim Wilson, Missouri (2010); Amy Maxwell, Iowa, and Joseph Fjarlie, Wisconsin (2011); Robert McGarry, Vermont, and Lyman Rudgers, New York (2012); Meagan Bolen, Ohio, and Wyatt Smith, Minnesota (2013); Meagan Chittenden, New York, and Olivia Pearson, North Carolina (2014); Gerret Boer, Texas, and Tyler Stiles French, South Carolina (2015); and Laura Bell, Tennessee, and Austin Woods, Wisconsin (2016); Tyler Kirchdoerfer, Missouri and Blake Koehn, Oklahoma (2017); Amanda LoRusso, Connecticut (2018); Brennan Topp, Ohio; and Abigail Grimm, Minnesota (2019).

Dairy Products Among America’s Favorite Foods Cheese, ice cream and pizza made the list of America’s 30 favorite foods according to a survey conducted by loveFOOD and recently published in the lifestyle section of Microsoft News. Pizza got the nod as the country’s favorite food. It was the food most people would choose if they could eat just one thing for the rest of their lives. One in eight people in the U.S. eat pizza on any given day and more than half eat frozen pizza. A major component of pizza—cheese— made the list too. Americans consume 40 lbs. of cheese on average each year, with mozzarella leading the way. Ice cream was named as America’s favorite frozen dessert. Every year, Americans consume 22 lbs. of ice cream on average. A pair of standbys, vanilla and chocolate, are the most commonly

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consumed varieties. Other favorites from the list that often include dairy ingredients were tacos, burritos, and chocolate chip cookies. Favorites that are made better paired with milk or other dairy ingredients were burgers, crackers, bagels, and cheerios.


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p.m. (CDT); Chad Ryan, Fond du Lac, Wis, judge; SEPT. 29—INTERNATIONAL JERSEY SHOW, Cows, Alliant Energy Center, Madison, Wis.; 7:30 a.m. (CDT) Chad Ryan, Fond du Lac, Wis, judge; NOV. 6—THE ALL AMERICAN JUNIOR JERSEY SHOW, Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, Louisville, Ky.; 7:30 a.m. (EST); Louis Cozzitorto, Jasckson, Tenn., judge; Michael Duckett, associate judge. NOV. 7—NATIONAL JERSEY JUG FUTURITY, Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, Louisville, Ky.; 1:30 p.m. (EST); Brady Core, Salvisa, Ky., judge; Robert Texeira, associate judge. NOV. 8—THE ALL AMERICAN JERSEY SHOW, Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, Louisville, Ky.; 7:30 a.m. (EST); Ted DeMent, Kenny, Ill., judge; Trent Kilgus, associate judge.

Shenandoah Jerseys The Tracy Stiles Family Janet Stiles Fulton JR and Jessica Stiles Hess

18848 Printz Road, Boonsboro, MD 21713 301/582-2178 • shenjers@gmail.com


New Series High Seller for New York Sale

The bar for series high seller of the New York Next Generation Sale was raised this year with the auction of a fancy-pedigreed heifer calf for $8,500. The previous record of $6,000 was established in 2014 when the sale, formerly known as the New York Spring Sale, underwent a format and name change. Sale Analysis


Avg. Price Total Value

11 Bred heifers 7 Open yearlings 27 Heifer calves

$1,161.36 971.43 1,370.37

$12,775 6,800 37,000

45 Lots edian price M

$1,257.22 $850.00


Sale Management: Jersey Marketing Service Auctioneer: Chris Hill

The sale has been coming into its own, with several buying and selling options for Jersey breeders. Online bidding for virtual lots opened on April 28 through JerseyBid.com and closed out in a live sale at Dreamroad Jerseys in Johnstown, N.Y., on May 1. Tie-up lots that made the trek to Dreamroad Jerseys were also auctioned on May Day. This year’s event included extensive video and social media coverage of highlighted consignments in the weeks leading to the sale. The 45 lots of bred heifers, open yearlings and heifer calves sold for an average of $1,257.22, bolstered by the sale of five heifer calves for $2,900 or more. In all, 22 buyers from Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Vermont made purchases. The high seller, Miss Lovely Chrome Luna-ET, was purchased by David L. Hogan of Misty Meadow Dairy, Tillamook, Ore. The December 2020 daughter of River Valley Cece Chrome-ET, GJPI +101, is

Miss Lovely Chrome Luna-ET is the new historical high seller of the New York Next Generation Sale, purchased by David L. Hogan of Misty Meadow Dairy for $8,500. She was consigned by Underground Genetics, represented by AJCA-NAJ Area Representative Ron Mosser. At the halter is Brandon Smith.

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The second high seller was Kevetta Craze Victoria-ET, purchased by J William Hodge for $5,000. She was consigned by Kevin and Annetta Herrington, represented by AJCA-NAJ Area Representative Scott Holcomb. Dawson Smith is on the halter and Greg Lavan, JMS Manager, and Chris Hill, auctioneer, are in the box.

+2.4 for GPTA Type. She has a GJUI of +25 and a GJPI of +83. Stylish, sharp, and dairy, she is backed by seven dams appraised Very Good-89% or higher. She has a maternal brother in A.I. and an Excellent-90% full sister with 17,840 lbs. milk, 753 lbs. fat and 602 lbs. protein at 1-10. Their dam, River Valley Citation Lovely-ET, Excellent-90%, is a former breed leader for GJPI and has a projected m.e. of 21,969–1,095–817 on her 4-11 record. “Luna’s” grandam, Goldust Karbala Laina-ET, has a four lactation m.e. average of 17,341–914–636. She has seven Excellent and eight Very Good maternal sisters. Four of them have records 31,000 lbs. milk. One of them, Goldust Geronimo Leanna-ET, Excellent-92%, made 41,950 lbs. milk, 2,041 lbs. fat and 1,554 lbs. protein at 4-9. Her Excellent-94% third dam has five lactations—four over 20,000 lbs. milk— and a best record of 27,390 lbs. milk, 2,195 lbs. fat and 961 lbs. protein at 7-6. The Excellent-90% fourth dam has a pair of records over 29,000 lbs. milk and a top record of 4-4 305 3x 30,650 5.3% 1,622 3.5% 1,067 100DCR. The Very Good-89% fifth dam has a two lactation m.e. average of 21,618–1,033–847. The next dam is Excellent-93% and has a top record of 26,950 lbs. milk, 1,224 lbs. fat and 1,028 lbs. protein at 6-2. The Excellent-90% seventh dam has more than 19,700 lbs. milk. “Luna” was consigned by Underground Genetics, Pitcher, N.Y. J William Hodge, Norwich, Ohio, purchased the second high seller, Kevetta Craze Victoria-ET, for $5,000. She is from the “Vivianne” branch of the “Veronica” cow family. The December 2020 heifer calf is sired by River Valley Circus CrazeET, GJPI +61. She has five Excellent and six Very Good maternal sisters. Included in this group is Kevetta Applejack Vegas,

Excellent-93%, with 23,080 lbs. milk, 1,115 lbs. fat and 871 lbs. protein at 4-8. Their dam, Oakfield TBone Vivianne-ET, Excellent-96%, has a seven lactation m.e. average of 26,015–1,343–1,000 and a top record of 6-10 365 31,507 5.2% 1,633 4.0% 1,266 DHIR. The next dam is a Very Good-88% daughter of Hollylane R Response-ET, GJPI -173. She has at least 14 Excellent maternal sisters. “Luna’s” third dam is the worldfamous Huronia Centurion Veronica 20J, Excellent-97%. She was named Reserve National Grand Champion in 2002 and earned top honors two years later. She has also been named Reserve Supreme and Supreme Champion of World Dairy Expo and is a three-time Supreme Champion of the Pennsylvania All-American Dairy Show. She was chosen winner of the Jersey Journal Great Cow Contest in 2015 and named inaugural Jersey Cow of the Year by Jersey Canada in 2011. She was also selected to represent her sire in “The Fine Art of Breeding” contest sponsored by the Jersey Journal and Select Sires in 2008. “Victoria” was consigned by Kevin and Annetta Herrington, Dansville, N.Y. A heifer calf and several other items were auctioned as well to launch the Betsy Luchsinger Czadzeck Calf Scholarship Fund, in memory of the long-time Jersey breeder who passed away in February. Dreamroad Casino Jolly was donated by Rebecca Ferry of Johnstown and initially purchased by Madelyn Barnes of South New Berlin, N.Y., who donated her back to the sale. She was then purchased by Neal and Sherry Smith, Glenford, Ohio, who repeated the feat. In all, $6,150 was earned from her sale. An additional $2,000 was raised from the auction of other Jersey and dairy items. Sales $1,000 and Over

(Consignors in Parentheses) David L. Hogan, Tillamook, Ore. Miss Lovely Chrome Luna-ET, heifer calf 4 mos.......... $8,500 (Underground Genetics, Pitcher, N.Y.) J William Hodge, Norwich, Ohio Kevetta Craze Victoria-ET, heifer calf 4 mos.................. 5,000 (Kevin and Annetta Herrington, Dansville, N.Y.) Dutch Hollow Farm, Russ Saville and Dawson Moore, Schodack Landing, N.Y. Dutch Hollow Chrome Checkers-ET, bred heifer 17 mos. .................................................................................. 3,400 (Paul C. Chittenden, Schodack Landing, N.Y.) Coreen M. Boivin, Colrain, Mass. Dreamroad Brexitbostoncream, heifer calf 7 mos......... 2,900 (Rebecca Ferry, Johnstown, N.Y.) Blanche and Zachary Wolf, Lyons, N.Y. Lawtons Megapower Fergie, open yearling 13 mos...... 2,900 (Deborah and Timothy Lawton, Newark Valley, N.Y.) Echo Valley Chrome Sandra, heifer calf 7 mos.............. 1,000 (David Kline, Owego, N.Y.) Hailey Drescher, Preble, N.Y. Cowbell Impression Maxcy, heifer calf 7 mos................ 2,600 (Graham M. Rozler of Cowbell Acres, Canton, N.Y.) Caylei Arnold, Willington, Conn. Starrock VIP Cait, heifer calf 5 mos............................... 2,000 (Drew T. Hill, Angola, N.Y.) Ai B. Metcalf, Piermont, N.H. RST Casino Stella, heifer calf 8 mos............................. 1,425 (Samantha Cohen, Monroe, N.H.) Garrett Proskine, Gilbertsville, N.Y. (continued to page 46)

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New York Sale (continued from page 45)

Tierneys Andreas Lolita, heifer calf 11 mos................... 1,375 (Tierney Farm, Malone, N.Y.) Eric Scofield, Walton, N.Y. Bellvale Casino Hawaii, bred heifer 2 yrs....................... 1,300 (Jasmine Noteboom, Warwick, N.Y.) Francis Helm, Chateaugay, N.Y. Silver Lining Lemonhead Hiccup, bred heifer 22 mos... 1,100 (Abigail Shaw, Oxford, Mass.) Maya Korona, Sharon Springs, N.Y. All Bright Victorious Emerald, heifer calf 9 mos............. 1,050 (Katie and Josh Carpenter, Attica, N.Y.) Kevin Mansfield, Amsterdam, N.Y. Lawtons Bancroft Silver, heifer calf 7 mos..................... 1,050 (Merle Lawton, Newark Valley, N.Y.) Ralph Ward, Collegeville, Pa. Echo Valley Disco Treasure {6}, heifer calf 7 mos.......... 1,000 (David Kline, Owego, N.Y.) Andrew Waterman, Fort Plain, N.Y. Lentsville Bancr Ring Rhinestone, bred heifer 20 mos..1,000 (Keelan M. Kraham, Cooperstown, N.Y.) Lentsville Pilgrim Ritas Ritzy, bred heifer 21 mos.......... 1,000 (Keelan M. Kraham) Lentsville Eclipse Razette Razz, bred heifer 21 mos..... 1,000 (Keelan M. Kraham) Lenstville Pilgrim Ruger Rush, bred heifer 22 mos........ 1,000 (Keelan M. Kraham) Lentsville Kalahari Ruth R.Jenny, bred heifer 2 yrs....... 1,000 (Keelan M. Kraham)

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Something for Everyone at Wisconsin State Sale

The 2021 edition of the Wisconsin State Jersey Sale was conducted online through JerseyBid.com for the seventh time. The sale opened for bids on May 3, 2021, and then closed in real time on May 6. The setup is a win-win for buyer and seller alike. Sellers can set minimum prices for their consignments and do not incur trucking costs to a sale venue. Buyers can shop for Registered Jerseys anywhere using a device of their choice and can view photos and video footage of consignments in their working clothes on the farm. Cattle can be shipped when it is convenient and do not have to undergo the stress of shipping to both sale and new home. Sale Analysis


Avg. Price Total Value

19 Cows, two years and over 14 Bred heifers 7 Heifer calves

$1,278.95 1,292.86 1,025.00

$24,300 18,100 7,175

40 Lots edian price M

$1,239.38 $1,300.00


Sale Management: Jersey Marketing Service

This year, 40 lots sold through the Wisconsin State Sale for an average of $1,239.38. Ten buyers from Illinois and Wisconsin purchased 19 individual lots and three group lots of 4-13 head. Jim Koch, De Forest, Wis., purchased the high seller, JX Huff Acres 19 {3}, for $1,500. The deep-pedigreed three-year-old sold a month fresh with her second calf. She is sired by JX Faria Brothers Marlo {2}ET, GJPI +70, and backed by seven Very Good or Excellent dams. She has an m.e. of 23,918–1,396–833 on her first lactation at 2-1. Her Very Good-85% dam, sired by Sunset Canyon Dividend-ET, GJPI +80, has a pair of records over 26,500 lbs. milk, 1,175 lbs. fat and 890 lbs. protein. Her Very Good-81% grandam has an m.e. average of 19,295–1,067–678 on four lactations. Her third dam, Van Dell Million 635, Excellent-90%, has seven lactations—four over 20,000 lbs. milk—and a top record of 5-7 305 23,160 5.1% 1,180 3.7% 856 97DCR. The next three dams are appraised Very Good and have m.e. averages over 17,000 lbs. milk. The seventh dam is an Excellent-90% daughter of Highland Duncan Lester, GJPI -139, with 23,120 lbs. milk, 1,205 lbs. fat and 917 lbs. protein at 5-4. The cow was consigned by Jeff Huff of Sharon, Wis. DeMents Jerseys, Kenney, Ill., purchased the second high seller, Sellcrest-SG Maui JUNE 2021

Emmie, for $1,375. The fancy show calf was consigned by the partnership of Grace Fremstad, Sam Pitterle and Mandy Sell of Watertown, Wis., and hails from the “Electra” cow family developed by Rider Jersey Farm in Upton, Ky. The June 2020 daughter of Ahlem Valentino Maui 21838, GJPI -38, is out of a Very Good-80% daughter of River Valley Venus VIP-ET, GJPI -127. The next two dams are appraised Very Good-87% and sired by Bridon Excitation, GJPI -125, and Tower Vue Prime Tequila-ET, GJPI -207, respectively. The fourth dam, Extreme Electra,

Excellent-95%, was named Reserve National Grand Champion in 2006. She has also earned laurels as Reserve Grand Champion of the 2008 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair and the 2013 International Jersey Show. She has a top record of 7-6 305 18,342 5.6% 1,027 3.5% 636 95DCR. The volume buyer was Ben Sherry, Viroqua, Wis., who purchased a group lot of 13 head from Owens Farms Inc., Frederic, Wis., for a total of $16,900. Sales $1,375 and Over

(Consignors in Parentheses) Jim Koch, De Forest, Wis. JX Huff Acres 19 {3}, cow 3 yrs.................................... $1,500 (continued to page 48)

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Dream View Heifer Sale New Format for JMS

In keeping pace with the times, Jersey Marketing Service (JMS) conducted business a little differently on April 20, 2021, when it dispersed Kevin and Rhonda Blount’s heifers through JerseyAuctionLive. com. In just 41 minutes, 703 head of Registered Jersey females sold by the truckload to four buyers from California, Texas, and Wisconsin. The heifers sold for an average of $629.49 in 16 lots that ranged from 26-63 head per lot. Heifers ranged from four-months-old to springers due within a month of sale day. Sale Analysis


Avg. Price Total Value

244 Bred heifers 54 1st Trimester 117 2nd Trimester 73 3rd Trimester 30 Open yearlings 429 Heifer calves 703 Lots Median price

$1,085.55 $264,875 814.81 44,000 1,147.22 134,225 1,186.99 86,650 551.67 16,550 375.54 161,105 $629.49 $442,530 $525.00

Sale Management: Jersey Marketing Service Auctioneer: Chuck Cozzitorto

The Dream View Heifer Dispersal was conducted from a facility in Crows Landing, Calif., with JMS Manager Greg Lavan reading pedigrees and Chuck Cozzitorto crying the sale. The Blounts operate Dream View Jerseys in Turlock, Calif. The herd has been enrolled on REAP for 25 years and nationally recognized for production. Dream View has also been recognized for strong fertility in the herd. The 2020 lactation average (m.e.) on 907 milking cows is 17,684 lbs. milk, 861 lbs. fat and 653 lbs. protein. More than 150 of the heifers that sold had genetic evaluations with P-level 7 or higher. The bulls most often cited as sires or service sires include JX Aardema Jones {3}, GJPI

Kevin and Rhonda Blount operate Dream View Jerseys in Turlock, Calif. The herd has been enrolled on REAP and used other services from the American Jersey Cattle Association for more than 25 years.

+75; JX Crosswind Avon Kazan {3}-ET, GJPI +58; JX Faria Brothers Jack Bauer {3}-ET, GJPI +1; JX Pine-Tree Decade {5}-ET, GJPI +54; JX Pine-Tree Fresca {3}-ET, GJPI +82; River Valley Circus Craze-ET, GJPI +61; and JX Wilsonview Skyman {6}-ET, GJPI +87. Other popular sires include JX CDF JLS Pilgrim Thrasher {6}-ET, GJPI +126; DP Kilowatt Amp-ET, GJPI +118; JX Faria Brothers Ronaldo {3}ET, GJPI +19; River Valley Cece ChromeET, GJPI +101; and River Valley Charley Cheddar-ET, GJPI +98. The high selling lot was a group of 46 bred heifers due mid-July through late August, purchased by Sunrise Farms of Dalhart, Texas, for $1,275 each. Two-thirds of them were bred using sexed semen. In all, the dairy purchased 95 lots for $113,775. Channel Islands Dairy Farms LLC, Corcoran, Calif., was the volume buyer, purchasing 526 head for $257,155. Other dairy producers to make purchases were Stephen Pederson of Westby, Wis., and Eden Vale Dairy, Lemoore, Calif. Sales $1,275 and Over Sunrise Farms, Dalhart, Texas JX Dream View Hall 6190 {5}, bred heifer 22 mos....... $1,275 JX Dream View Norbert 6223 {4}, bred heifer 22 mos... 1,275 Dream View Promo 6243, bred heifer 22 mos............... 1,275 Dream View Striker 6253, bred heifer 21 mos............... 1,275 JX Dream View Fresca 6301 {4}, bred heifer 21 mos.... 1,275 JX Dream View Striker 6302 {5}, bred heifer 21 mos.... 1,275 JX Dream View Hall 6309 {1}, bred heifer 20 mos......... 1,275 JX Dream View Fresca 6311 {4}, bred heifer 20 mos.... 1,275

JX Dream View Kazan 6314 {4}, bred heifer 20 mos.... 1,275 JX Dream View Kazan 6315 {4}, bred heifer 20 mos.... 1,275 JX Dream View Kazan 6320 {4}, bred heifer 20 mos.... 1,275 JX Dream View Amp 6321 {6}, bred heifer 20 mos....... 1,275 JX Dream View Amp 6329 {6}-Twin, bred heifer 20 mos. .................................................................................. 1,275 JX Dream View Cheddar 6356 {6}, bred heifer 20 mos..1,275 JX Dream View Kazan 6385 {4}, bred heifer 19 mos.... 1,275 JX Dream View Jack Bauer 6387 {4}-Twin, bred heifer 19 mos........................................................................... 1,275 JX Dream View Jack Bauer 6388 {4}-Twin, bred heifer 19 mos........................................................................... 1,275 JX Dream View Jack Bauer 6400 {4}-Twin, bred heifer 19 mos........................................................................... 1,275 JX Dream View Fresca 6404 {4}, bred heifer 19 mos.... 1,275 JX Dream View Jack Bauer 6406 {4}, bred heifer 19 mos. .................................................................................. 1,275 JX Dream View Kazan 6407 {4}, bred heifer 19 mos.... 1,275 JX Dream View Jack Bauer 6412 {4}, bred heifer 19 mos. .................................................................................. 1,275 JX Dream View Jack Bauer 6416 {4}, bred heifer 19 mos. .................................................................................. 1,275 JX Dream View Jones 6417 {4}, bred heifer 19 mos..... 1,275 JX Dream View Jones 6422 {4}, bred heifer 19 mos..... 1,275 JX Dream View Jack Bauer 6423 {4}, bred heifer 18 mos. .................................................................................. 1,275 JX Dream View Jack Bauer 6424 {4}, bred heifer 18 mos. .................................................................................. 1,275 JX Dream View Fresca 6426 {4}, bred heifer 18 mos.... 1,275 JX Dream View Fresca 6428 {4}, bred heifer 18 mos.... 1,275 JX Dream View Jack Bauer 6430 {4}, bred heifer 18 mos. .................................................................................. 1,275 JX Dream View Jack Bauer 6431 {4}, bred heifer 18 mos. .................................................................................. 1,275 JX Dream View Fresca 6432 {4}, bred heifer 18 mos.... 1,275 JX Dream View Jack Bauer 6433 {4}, bred heifer 18 mos. .................................................................................. 1,275 JX Dream View Fresca 6434 {4}, bred heifer 18 mos.... 1,275 JX Dream View Kazan 6435 {4}, bred heifer 18 mos.... 1,275 JX Dream View Jack Bauer 6438 {4}, bred heifer 18 mos. .................................................................................. 1,275 JX Dream View Jones 6445 {4}, bred heifer 17 mos..... 1,275 JX Dream View Jones 6446 {4}, bred heifer 17 mos..... 1,275 JX Dream View Kazan 6447 {4}, bred heifer 17 mos.... 1,275 JX Dream View Kazan 6448 {4}, bred heifer 17 mos.... 1,275 JX Dream View Kazan 6451 {4}, bred heifer 17 mos.... 1,275 JX Dream View Fresca 6452 {4}, bred heifer 17 mos.... 1,275 JX Dream View Jones 6456 {4}-Twin, bred heifer 17 mos. .................................................................................. 1,275 JX Dream View Kazan 6458 {4}, bred heifer 17 mos.... 1,275 JX Dream View Jones 6476 {4}, bred heifer 17 mos..... 1,275 JX Dream View Jones 6479 {4}, bred heifer 17 mos..... 1,275

Wisconsin State Sale (continued from page 47)

(Jeff Huff, Sharon, Wis.) Van Dell Disco 417 {2}, cow 3 yrs.................................. 1,350 (Vandell Farms Inc., Sharon, Wis.) Van Dell Ko 541, cow 2 yrs............................................ 1,350 (Vandell Farms Inc.) DeMents Jerseys, Kenney, Ill. Sellcrest-SG Maui Emmie, heifer calf 10 mos............... 1,375 (Grace Fremstad, Sam Pitterle and Mandy Sell, Watertown, Wis.) Jar Kids, Milton, Wis. JX KB Cottage 25205 {6}, heifer calf 5 mos................... 1,325 (Katzman Bros., Whitewater, Wis.)


Jersey Marketing Service conducted the Dream View Heifer Dispersal a little differently than previous sales. In just 41 minutes, 703 heifers sold as truckload lots through JerseyAuctionLive.com, the real-time, online auction service.

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Waterman Dairy Changes Part of Bigger Plan

Changes for the Registered Jersey herd at Waterman Dairy at Ohio State University (OSU) are part of a bigger plan to showcase the breadth of Ohio agriculture in a central, urban location. Soon, the 130-cow Jersey herd will reside with other agricultural animals in a new Multi-species Animal Learning Center (MALC) at the Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory. Situated on the west side of the Columbus campus, the 261-acre tract of land includes the dairy farm and several other university programs. The MALC will house dairy and beef cattle, horses, goats, sheep, hogs, poultry, and companion animals. It will integrate the planned remodeling of the existing dairy facility, which includes robotic feeding and milking technology. Early designs Page 52


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also include a show arena, research and education wings and a visitor’s education center. A goal is to encourage animal-human interactions by bringing people and animals together for hands-on learning, public events, and programs from OSU extension. Among the features are second floor viewing, where people can look down into the barns and see modern animal agriculture at its finest. Waterman will also include a Controlled Environment Food Production Research

Complex which will support research on agriculture and food production using smart technology and artificial intelligence to increase energy, water, and food system efficiencies. Waterman is also home to the new Kunz-Brundige Franklin County Extension Building. Among the early garden-based programs being built around this hub is The Garden of Hope, which has grown to more than 400 participants and uses “dirt therapy” as a means of helping people battle major diseases like cancer.


In Memoriam Earl R. Waltemyer Earl R. Waltemyer, Wyalusing, Pa., 85, passed away on May 3, 2021, at home. He was born in the Pennsylvania township of Springfield on April 3, 1936, son of the late James Henry and Marie Alice (Mummert) Waltemyer. He was a graduate of Glenrock High School and attended Pennsylvania State University. He was a member of the National Guard and always willing to serve others and his community. He was a lifelong dairy farmer, establishing Walebe Farm Inc. in Collegeville, Pa., in the late 1970s. He and his family developed a herd that was wellknown for production and merchandising of elite animals in the early days of embryo transfer. Among them were several standouts from The All American Jersey Sale. The breed’s former highseller, Valentino, was syndicated in 1980 for $72,000. The following year, Walebe MC Nuance-ET sold for $28,000, the high price for an uncalved female at the time. Waltenmyer was among the first to use a rotary milking parlor. He sold milk through the All-Jersey program for some time and operated a farm store that earned accolades for having the “best ice cream.” In October 2000, Earl and his wife, Denise, established the Gypsy Hill Farm in Orwell Township. He was a member of the Holstein Association and mentored youth as a

4-H leader in Montgomery and Bradford Counties. He was also active with the Collegeville Rotary. He was an avid hunter and a knowledgeable horticulturalist and landscaper. He will be missed by his wife of nearly 34 years, Denise; children Robert Waltemyer, Marc (Jessica) Waltemyer, Cynthia Ann Batchelder, Karen Lynn (Richard) Mayberry, Allison Marie (Mark) Chadwick, Margaret Louise (Mark) Crick, Michael Theodore (Rachel) Wilkinson; 14 grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Merle and Shirley Waltemyer; two aunts; and a niece and nephew. He was preceded in death by a brother, James (Margaret) Waltemyer, three uncles and two aunts. Memorial contributions are suggested to your local FFA or 4-H club or the Alzheimer’s Association.

began farming. In 1974, he and Marcia purchased 32 acres of the farm owned by her grandparents and farmed with her father. The couple established M & M Dairy in 1978 with three Jersey cows: Dopey, Droopy and Susie. Their son, Delmuth, later purchased the herd and bred Registered Jerseys using the DLH prefix. Melvin fed calves until the cows were sold in 2014. The family purchased additional farmland over the years and raised corn, beans, and wheat on 320 acres. Melvin was planting corn within two days of his unexpected passing. A true workaholic and well respected in his community, he also worked as a press operator for Moore’s and then R. R. Donnelley. In retirement, he enjoyed socializing with other farmers and friends at a local coffee shop. In addition to his wife of 53 years, Marcia, and son Dyon, an appraiser with the American Jersey Cattle Association, and his wife, Lisa, of Hudson, he is survived by another son, Mitch (Dawn) Helmuth, also of Hudson; a daughter Angel (Brian) Duwell of Coldwater, Mich.; five grandchildren; three greatgrandsons; and a brother, Eli Helmuth, and his companion, Connie Pipher, of Wolcottville, Ind. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Ervin Lee and Stanley J. Helmuth. Memorials may be made to Salem Center Volunteer Fire Department.

Melvin L. Helmuth Melvin L. Helmuth, Hudson, Ind., 74, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes on May 10, 2021, at Cameron Hospital in Angola, Ind. He was born on March 24, 1947, in LaGrange, Ind., to the late John I. and Sovilla (Kaufman) Helmuth. He grew up on the family farm, which milked Holsteins and raised hogs. He graduated from high school in 1965 and married Marcia Boots two years later at Salem Center Presbyterian Church. Living his lifetime in the area, he worked at Kraft and Fan Coach and then

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