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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: http://JerseyJournal.USJersey.com.

Volume 60 • No. 6 • June 2013 • ISSN: 0021-5953

Editor: Kimberly A. Billman Assistant Editors: Tracie Hoying, Whittney Smith Senior Writer/JerseySites Coordinator: Michele Ackerman http://www.usjersey.com/jerseysites.html

Annual Meetings Approach

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44 Annual Meeting Registration 43 Annual Meeting Schedule 97 Fees for Programs and Services

18 Jerseys are Loose on the

62 Lifetime Production

Achievements to be Honored

84 REAP Herds ranked by GJPI Average

32 Rising to the Challenge,

National Dairy Challenge Results

High Plains

Center Section: AJCA-NAJ Annual Report Lifetime Production Honored

62 95 Kentucky National Show

73 Buckeye Classic Sale

78 New York Spring Carrousel Junior Show

82 Deep South Sale

76 New York Spring Carrousel Show

54 Hawkeye Pot of Gold Sale

94 Southern National Junior Show

54 Iowa Spring Extravaganza Sale

92 Southern National Show

51 Kentucky National Sale

36 Wisconsin Spring Spectacular Junior Show

72 Meadow View Farm Production Sale

34 Wisconsin Spring Spectacular Show

70 St. Jacobs Progeny Celebration Sale

58 Iowa Jersey Cattle Club

Kentucky National Show Highlights

56 Pennsylvania Jersey Cattle Association

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48 South Carolina Jersey Cattle Association 47 Tennessee Jersey Cattle Club 90 AJCA Scholarship Deadline July 1 46 Bentley Named as General Manager of World Dairy Expo 75 Eligibility Rules for 2013 All American Show 38 Get Transfers in Order for Junior Show Season

Full Circle Jerseys, Dalhart, Texas, is one of the tour stops during the AJCA-NAJ Annual meetings this month. The 3,500 cow REAP herd is owned by Sieto Mellame, who moved to Dalhart in 1979. Heavy focus is put on the calf and heifer program at Full Circle, ensuring the future of the herd is strong. Currently the two-year-olds are peaking at 68 lbs. at an average age of 21 months. The herds of the High Plains area are featured in this issue beginning on page 18.

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66 Hilmar Cheese Trophy Winners 42 IT Staff Updates 14 Industry News 94 Judges Named for All American Shows 14 Junior Awards Available 30 Mary Ann Bansen Selected as Regional Winner in the National “Farm Mom” Contest

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AJCA, NAJ Board Members

28 Ad Rates 8

Advertising Index

14 Along the Jersey Road 10 Calendar 17 Editorial 6

Field Service Staff

50 Jersey Jargon 6

Jersey Journal Subscription Rates

104, 105, 106

Journal Shopping Center

10 Registration Fees

14 New Pricing for Genotyping

96 Social Media Minute

64 President’s Trophy Winners

10 Type Appraisal Schedule

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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 614.322.4493 fax

To improve and promote the Jersey breed of cattle, and to increase the value of and demand for Jersey milk and for Jersey cattle. Company and Department Heads Executive Secretary: Neal Smith, 614/322-4455 Treasurer: Vickie White, 614/322-4452 Development: Cherie L. Bayer, Ph.D., 614/322-4456 Jersey Journal: Kimberly A. Billman, 614/322-4451 Jersey Marketing Service: Jason Robinson, 614/216-5862 National All-Jersey Inc. and Herd Services: Erick Metzger, 614/322-4450 Research and Genetic Program Development: Cari W. Wolfe, 614/322-4453

AJCA-NAJ Area Representatives Director of Field Services: Kristin A. Paul, 209/4025679 (mobile); 608/754-3164 (office/fax); kpaul@ usjersey.com. Illinois and Wisconsin. Brad Barham, 614/600-8416 (mobile); bbarham@ usjersey.com. Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Sara Barlass, 614/256-6502 (mobile); 315/824-0349 (fax); sbarlass@usjersey.com. Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia. Allen J. Carter, 559/259-7825 (mobile); 951/925-0742 (phone); 614/322-4488 (fax); acarter@usjersey.com. Arizona, California, New Mexico. Kate Rector-Garcia, 614/216-9727 (mobile); krector@ usjersey.com. Nevada and Northern California.

Londa Johnson, 614/296-3621 (mobile); ljohnson@ usjersey.com. Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. Greg Lavan, 740/504-1718 (mobile); glavan@usjersey. com. Michigan and Ohio. Chris Lundgren, 614/313-5818 (mobile); clundgren@ usjersey.com. Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas. Ron Mosser, 614/264-0142 (mobile); 260/368-7687 (fax); rmosser@usjersey.com. Indiana, Kentucky. Flint Richards, frichards@usjersey.com. Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Brenda Snow, 802/249-2659 (mobile); 802/728-3920 (phone); 802/728-5933 (fax); bsnow@usjersey.com. Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont.

Type Traits Appraisal Team Senior Appraiser: Ron Mosser, 614/264-0142, above Sara Barlass, above Louie Cozzitorto, 209/765-7187 (mobile); lcozzitorto@ usjersey.com. Kelly Epperly, 614/530-6918 (mobile); kepperly@usjersey. com. Paul Graybill, 614/935-3815 (mobile); pgraybill@usjersey.com.

Londa Johnson, above Greg Lavan, above Chris Lundgren, above Elizabeth Moss, 614/296-4166 (mobile); emoss@ usjersey.com. Flint Richards, above Shawn Styer, 614/266-2419 (mobile); sstyer@usjersey.com.

American Jersey Cattle Association Board of Directors Officers President: Chris Sorenson, W3995 County Road H, Pine River, WI 54965-8130. Phone 920/987-5495; csorenson000@centurytel.net. Vice President: William Grammer, 966 S. 15th St., Sebring, OH 44672. Phone 330/938-6798; gramjer@ centurylink.net. Directors Jamie Bansen, 3695 SE Lafayette Hwy., Dayton, OR 97114. Phone 971/237-4164; jbansen@gmail.com. Eleventh District. 2013. Ralph Frerichs, 5730 Mueller Rd., La Grange, TX 78945-4226. Phone 979/249-5405; frerichs@cvctx. com. Eighth District. 2015. W. Phil Gordon, 1304 S. Harkless Dr., C-7, Syracuse, IN 46567. Phone 574/361-7214; gordonfarms1304@ yahoo.com. Seventh District. 2014. William Grammer, see officers. Fourth District. 2013. Charles Luchsinger, 4349 Bussey Rd., Syracuse, NY 13215-9675. Phone 315/492-6927; silverspf@aol.com. Second District. 2014.

Corey Lutz, 4399 Ritchie Rd., Lincolnton, NC 28092. Phone 704/735-1222; piedmontjerseys@charter.net. Sixth District. 2015. David Norman, 7076 Rt. 414, Liberty, PA 16930-9726. Phone 570/324-5631; drnorman@chilitech.net. Third District. 2015. Walter Owens, 412 350th Ave., Frederic, WI 54837. Phone 715/653-2637; wowens@centurytel.net; Tenth District. 2013. Jim Quist, 5500 W. Jensen, Fresno, CA 93706. Phone 559/647-1284; PK1JQ@hotmail.com. Twelfth District. 2014. Wesley Snow, 1601 Ferris Rd., Brookfield, VT 050360113. Phone 802/728-5291. First District. 2015. Jerry Spielman, 1892 M Rd., Seneca, KS 66538. Phone 785/336-2581; spielman@nvcs.com. Ninth District. 2014. Charles Steer, 1040 Banks Levey Rd., Cottage Grove, TN 38224. Phone 731/782-3463; sunbow@wk.net. Fifth District. 2013.

National All-Jersey Inc. Board of Directors Officers President: David Endres, W9402 County Rd. K, Lodi, WI 53555. Phone 608/592-7856; jazzy@merr.com. Vice President: James S. Huffard III, 165 Huffard Lane, Crockett, VA 24323. Phone 276/686-5201; hdfjersey@ embarqmail.com. Directors Marion Barlass, 6145 E. County Rd. A, Janesville, WI 53546. Phone 608/754-1171; barlassjerseys@gmail. com. District 6. 2015. David Endres, see above. District 4. 2014. Calvin Graber, 44797 281st St., Parker, SD 57053. Phone 605/238-5782; calgraber@yahoo.com. District 7. 2013

William Grammer, ex-officio, see AJCA. James S. Huffard III, see above. District 5. 2016. John Kokoski, 57 Comins Rd., Hadley, MA 01035. Phone 413/549-6486; jkokoski@charter.net. District 3. 2013. Norman Martin, 1820 Marolf Loop Rd., Tillamook, OR 97141 Phone 503/815-3600; martindairyllc@ embarqmail.com. District 1. 2015. Kelvin Moss, 16155 W. Glendale Ave., Litchfield Park, AZ 85340-9522. Phone 623/935-0163; mossdairy@ gmail.com. District 8. 2014. Chris Sorenson, see AJCA officers. Jerry Spielman, ex-officio, see AJCA Mike Wickstrom, 5852 Columbus Ave., Hilmar, CA 95324-9754. Phone 209/634.6719; michaelwickstrom@ msn.com. District 2. 2013.

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ABS Global.................................................... 29, 34 Accelerated Genetics.................................... 37, 91 Ahlem Farms Partnership................................... 36 Alta Genetics/Jerseyland Sires....................... 4, 35 All-Lynns Jerseys................................................ 67 American Jersey Cattle Assoc...49, 99, 104, 105, 106 Ameri-Milk Jerseys.............................................. 60 Androgenics........................................................ 90 Arethusa Farm.................................................... 77 Avi-Lanche Jerseys............................................. 11 Avon Road Jersey Farm..................................... 60 Avonlea Summer Splash Sale IV.............. 102, 103 Bachelor Farms................................................... 46 Barenbrug Seeds................................................ 52 Billings Farm Inc.................................................. 71 Biltmore Farms.................................................... 24 Boer Jerseys....................................................... 19 Boks Jersey Farm............................................... 49 Brentwood Farms.................................................. 2 Butter Brook Jerseys........................................... 52 Buttercrest Jerseys............................................. 49 California Jerseys..... 2, 25, 27, 36,42, 45, 68, 69, 92 Cantendo Acres.................................................. 49 Cedar Mountain Jerseys................................... 100 Cedarcrest Farms............................................... 46 Cinnamon Ridge Dairy........................................ 76 Circle S Jerseys................................................ 100 Clauss Dairy Farm.............................................. 69 Clover Patch Dairy.............................................. 49 Covington Jerseys............................................... 76 Crescent Farm.................................................. 100

D&E Jerseys....................................................... 11 DLH Jersey Farm LLC........................................ 42 Dar-Re Farm Ltd................................................. 49 Dar-View Farm.................................................... 80 DeMents Jerseys................................................ 32 Den-Kel Jerseys.................................................. 58 Desert Park Jerseys............................................ 83 Diamond S Farm................................................. 85 Domino Jerseys ................................................. 58 Dreamroad Jerseys............................................. 58 Dutch Hollow Farm.............................................. 57 Edn-Ru Jerseys................................................... 74 Faria Brothers Dairy............................................ 31 Fire-Lake Jerseys................................................ 69 Forest Glen Jerseys.............................................. 3 Fort Morrison Jerseys....................................... 100 Four Springs Jerseys.......................................... 74 Frederick Farms Inc............................................. 74 Friendly Valley Jersey Farm................................ 65 Full Circle Jerseys............................................... 19 Genex.......................................................... 23, 104 Goff Dairy............................................................ 21 Golden Meadows Jerseys................................... 92 Grammer Jersey Farm........................................ 50 Grazeland Jerseys Ltd........................................ 49 Guell, Brian; Fanelli, Victor.................................. 69 Hallet Dairy Farm LLC........................................ 60 Hav’s Farm........................................................ 100 Heartland Jerseys, Inc. .................................... 108 Heaven Scent Jerseys........................................ 38

Hei-Bri Jerseys.................................................... 28 Heinz Jerseys...................................................... 60 Her-Man Jerseys................................................. 47 Hi-Land Farm...................................................... 80 High Lawn Farm.................................................. 73 Highland Farms, Inc.......................................... 100 Highland Jersey Farm......................................... 49 Hilmar Cheese Company.................................... 22 Hilmar Jerseys.................................................... 42 Holmes Farm..................................................... 100 Huffard Dairy Farms............................................ 24 Hy-Capacity Jerseys........................................... 32

Ohio Jerseys..................................... 49, 50, 75, 83 Ohio State University.......................................... 75 Oomsdale Farm, Inc............................................ 58 Oregon Jerseys........................... 3, 52, 83, 87, 101 Owens Farms Inc................................................ 60

Illinois Jerseys........................................... 7, 15, 76 Iowa Jerseys........................................... 24, 28, 76 Irishtown Acres.................................................... 74

Rapid Bay Jerseys.............................................. 79 Ratliff Jerseys...................................................... 55 Rawn Jersey Farm.............................................. 46 Rector Jerseys.................................................... 94 Richardson Family Farm................................... 100 River Valley Dairy............................................ 7, 15 Riverside-F Farms............................................... 74

JEMI Jerseys....................................................... 90 JVB Red Hot Jerseys.......................................... 32 James Ahlem Dairy............................................. 68 Jersey Auction Live........................................... 105 Jersey Journal....................................... 33, 93, 106 Jersey Marketing Service....................... 39, 40, 41 Journal Shopping Center.................. 104, 105, 106 K&R Jerseys....................................................... 82 Kenny Farm......................................................... 74 Land O’Lakes Animal Milk Products................... 61 Lawtons Jersey Farm.......................................... 58 Lindsay’s Pine Hill Jerseys.................................. 49 Livestock Exporters Association of U.S.A........... 94 Lone Spring Jerseys........................................... 38 Long Dairy Dispersal........................................... 59 Lucky Hill Jersey Farm...................................... 100 Lyon Jerseys....................................................... 76 Mainstream Holsteins and Jerseys..................... 63 Maple Bottom Farms........................................... 89 Mapleline Farm................................................. 100 Margandale Jersey Farm.................................... 49 Martin Dairy LLC................................................. 52 Mason Farm........................................................ 72 McKee Jersey Farm............................................ 46 Meadowburn Jerseys.......................................... 72 Messmer Jersey Farm........................................ 78 Michigan Jersey Cattle Club............................... 90 Mill Ridge Jerseys............................................... 74 Mills Jersey Farm LLC........................................ 82 Minnesota Jerseys........................................ 82, 85 Molly Brook Farms............................................ 100 Multi-Rose Jerseys Inc........................................ 24 National All-Jersey Inc....................................... 105 National Heifer Sale................................ 39, 40, 41 Nettle Creek Jerseys........................................... 72 New England Jerseys........................... 71, 77, 100 New York Jerseys..................38, 57, 58, 65, 80, 81 Nobledale Farm................................................... 74 Normandell Farms.............................................. 74 Norse Star Jerseys.............................................. 95 Nutrition Physiology Co....................................... 53 Oakdale Jerseys................................................. 81 Oakhaven Jerseys........................................ 34, 49

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.

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Page Crest Jerseys............................................. 46 Pennsota Jerseys................................................ 82 Pennsylvania Jerseys.............................. 74, 89, 90 Queen-Acres Farm............................................. 70 Quist Dairy.................................................... 25, 27

Schirm Jerseys.................................................... 83 Scotch View Farms............................................. 58 Seacord Farm..................................................... 58 Select Sires, Inc.................................... 9, 106, 107 Semex................................................................. 16 Senn-Sational Jerseys........................................ 78 Sexing Technologies..................................... 12, 13 Shan-Mar Jerseys............................................... 74 Shenandoah Jerseys.......................................... 60 Silver Maple Farms........................................... 100 Silver Mist Farm.................................................. 52 Silver Spring Farm.............................................. 58 Smith Haven Dairy.............................................. 82 Sorensons-Hillview Jersey Farm Inc................... 60 Spahr Jersey Farm, Inc....................................... 49 Spring Valley Farm.............................................. 70 Springdale Jersey Farm.................................... 100 Spruce Row Jerseys........................................... 89 Steinhauers Jerseys........................................... 60 Stoney Hollow Jerseys........................................ 74 Sturdy Built........................................................ 106 Sugar Branch Farms........................................... 74 Sugar Grove Jerseys.......................................... 60 Summit Farm....................................................... 76 Sun Valley Jerseys.............................................. 87 Sunbow Jerseys.................................................. 60 Sunset Canyon Jerseys...................................... 15 Taylor Jersey Farm Inc........................................ 85 Tierney Farm Jerseys......................................... 58 Trans-America Genetics.................................... 104 Twin River Farm.................................................. 81 Unkefer Jersey Dairy........................................... 49 Valsigna Farms LLC, Wickstrom Dairies LP....... 68 Vanderfeltz Jerseys............................................. 89 Viking Genetics..................................................... 9 Waverly Farm...................................................... 75 Wickstrom Jersey Farm Inc................................. 69 Wilsonview Dairy............................................... 101 Wisconsin Jerseys........................................ 67, 95 Woodstock Dairy................................................. 52 Yosemite Jersey Dairy........................................ 45 Youngs Jersey Dairy Inc...................................... 49 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.

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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—Arkansas and Missouri; Indiana and Illinois; and Wisconsin. July—Washington; Oregon and northern California; Minnesota and North Dakota; Iowa, South Dakota and Nebraska. August—Vermont and New Hampshire; Maine, Massachusetts and Connecticut; Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia and Delaware; Idaho and Utah; North Carolina; Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska and Colorado. September—Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana; Texas; New York; Florida, southern Georgia and South Carolina. October—California and Nevada. November—New Mexico and western Texas; Arizona and southern California; Michigan and Ohio. December—Tennessee, northern Georgia, and Kentucky; Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Deadlines

JUNE 7—Genomic samples must be to lab prior to this date for July release. JUNE 30—National Jersey Jug Futurity yearling and two-year-old fees due on 2013 and 2014 entries.

JULY 1—Applications for National Jersey Youth Scholarships due. JULY 12—Genomic samples must be to lab prior to this date for August release. AUG. 1—Deadline to register and/or transfer animals for the All American Junior Jersey Show. AUG. 9—Genomic samples must be to lab prior to this date for September release. SEP. 6—Genomic samples must be to lab prior to this date for October release. OCT. 11—Genomic samples must be to lab prior to this date for November release. NOV. 8—Genomic samples must be to lab prior to this date for December release.

Sales

JUNE 7—The Prairieland Production Sale, West Union, Iowa; 11:00 a.m. (CDT); Jersey Marketing Service sale mgr; jms@usjersey.com.; Lynn Lee, auctioneer. june 15—putt dairy farm complete dispersal, Putt Dairy Farm, Sugarcreek, Ohio; 10:30 a.m.; Jersey Marketing Service sale mgr.; jms@ usjersey.com; Steve Andrews, auctioneer. JUNE 18-19—Scot and Carolyn Long Dairy Dispersal, Shawano, Wis.; June 18, 9:00 a.m., cows and spring heifers sell; June 19, 10:00 a.m., bred and open heifers sell, barn fixtures and other misc. items; Nolan Sales LLC, Marion, Wis., sale mgr.; 715/754-5221, www.nolansales.com. JUNE 25—JERSEYBID.COM INTERNET AUCTION, closing begins at 1:30 p.m. (EST); Jersey Marketing Service, sale mgr.; catalog at www.JerseyBid.com. JUNE 29—56th NATIONAL HEIFER SALE, Amarillo Civic Center, Amarillo, Texas; 3:30 p.m. (CDT); Jersey Marketing Service, sale mgr.; jms@usjersey.com; Lynn Lee, auctioneer. JULY 13—Avonlea Summer Splash IV Avonlea Genetics, Brighton, Ont.; 12:00 noon; Avonlea Genetics, sale mgr. JULY 23—JERSEYBID.COM INTERNET AUCTION, closing begins at 1:30 p.m. (EST); Jersey Marketing Service, sale mgr.; catalog at www.JerseyBid.com.

Registration Fees Effective April 1, 1999 InfoJersey.com Applications All Other Applications Member Non-Member 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 January 1, 2008 REAP Herds Non-REAP Herds Regular transfer filed within 60 days of sale date..............$12.00........................... $14.00 Regular transfer filed more than 60 days of sale date............................................... 17.00 Intra-Herd Transfer,...................................................................................................... 2.00 (When all living animals in one family ownership are transferred to another family member.) • Transfers among owners within the same herd REAP enrollment completed with 60 days of the date of sale will only cost $2.00 each regardless of how many animals are transferred at one time. • Herds with three years continuous REAP enrollment at the time of a whole-herd dispersal will be charged $7.00 for the sale transfers. The dispersal may occur via public auction or private treaty. Save by becoming a lifetime member of the American Jersey Cattle Association.

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AUG. 24—GRAMMER PRODUCTION SALE, Sebring, Ohio; Jersey Marketing Service, sale mgr.; jms@usjersey.com. AUG. 27—JERSEYBID.COM INTERNET AUCTION, closing begins at 1:30 p.m. (EST); Jersey Marketing Service, sale mgr.; catalog at www.JerseyBid.com. AUG. 31—DIXIE INVITATIONAL, Bush River Jerseys, Newberry, S.C.; 10:30 a.m. (EST); Jersey Marketing Service, sale mgr.; jms@usjersey.com; Lynn Lee, auctioneer. SEP. 6—Western National Jersey Sale, Puyallup, Wash.; Jersey Marketing Service, sale mgr.; jms@usjersey.com. SEP. 24—JERSEYBID.COM INTERNET AUCTION, closing begins at 1:30 p.m. (EST); Jersey Marketing Service, sale mgr.; catalog at www.JerseyBid.com. OCT. 1—Top of the World Sale, Madison, Wis.; 7:00 p.m. (CST); Jersey Marketing Service, sale mgr.; jms@usjersey.com. OCT. 3—Dairyland Protein Sale, Rock County Fairgrounds, Janesville, Wis.; 10:30 a.m. (CST); Jersey Marketing Service, sale mgr.; jms@ usjersey.com; Lynn Lee, auctioneer. OCT. 22—JERSEYBID.COM INTERNET AUCTION, closing begins at 1:30 p.m. (EST); Jersey Marketing Service, sale mgr.; catalog at www.JerseyBid.com. NOV. 9—56th Pot O’Gold Sale, Kentucky Expo Center, Louisville, Ky.; 4:30 p.m. (EST); Jersey Marketing Service, sale mgr.; jms@usjersey.com. NOV. 10—The 61ST All American Jersey SALE, West Exhibit Hall, Louisville, Ky.; 5:00 p.m (EST); Jersey Marketing Service, sale mgr.; jms@ usjersey.com. NOV. 26—JERSEYBID.COM INTERNET AUCTION, closing begins at 1:30 p.m. (EST); Jersey Marketing Service, sale mgr.; catalog at www.JerseyBid.com.

Meetings and Expositions

JUNE 15—OHIO JERSEY BREEDERS SUMMER PICNIC, hosted by The Ohio State University Waterman Dairy, Columbus, Ohio; 10:30 a.m. june 15—RobOtic Dairy Demonstration: Cinnamon Ridge Dairy, Cinnamon Ridge Dairy, Donahue, Iowa. JUNE 26-29—ANNUAL MEETINGS OF THE AMERICAN JERSEY CATTLE ASSOCIATION AND NATIONAL ALL-JERSEY INC., The Ambassador Hotel, Amarillo, Texas. J UNE 2 6 - 2 7 — U . S . P RE C I S I O N DA I RY CONFERENCE AND EXPO, Mayo Civic Center, Rochester, Minn.; with optional farm tour June 25. JUNE 28—ANNUAL MEETING OF NATIONAL ALL-JERSEY INC., The Ambassador Hotel, Amarillo, Texas; 8:00 a.m. JUNE 29—ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AMERICAN JERSEY CATTLE ASSOCIATION, The Ambassador Hotel, Amarillo, Texas; 8:00 a.m. JULY 6—IOWA JERSEY CATTLE CLUB SUMMER PICNIC, hosted by Cinnamon Ridge Dairy, Donahue, Iowa. JULY 8-12—ADSA-ASAS JOINT ANNUAL MEETING, Indianapolis, Ind. JULY 13—INDIANA JERSEY CATTLE CLUB SUMMER PICNIC, hosted by Andrew and Stephanie Dragoo, Lynn, Ind. J u ly 1 3 — N O RT H C A RO L I N A J ER S E Y BREEDERS SUMMER FIELD DAY, Hosted by Coy and Wanda Reese, Reese Dairy, Taylorsville, N.C.; 10:00 a.m. JULY 13—MARYLAND JERSEY CATTLE CLUB FIELD DAY, Frederick County Fairgrounds, Frederick, Md. July 14-19—Jersey Youth Academy, Columbus, Ohio. (continued to page 91)

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Katherine (Rector) and Nathan Garcia were recently united in marriage on April 6, 2013, in Denair, Calif. Kate is the area representative for the AJCA in Nevada and northern California and serves the association as the Advance Services Consultant since 2011. Garcia She is a graduate of California Polytechnic State University where she earned a degree in Agribusiness and a degree in Dairy Science. She is the daughter of Benny and Janice Rector, Hilmar, who serve as president and secretary, respectively, to the California Jersey Cattle Association. Benny is the herd manager for D&E Jerseys, Hilmar. Nathan went on to Wyo-Tech in Sacramento and went on to further his education in the BMW STEP program in Fremont. After graduation Nathan worked in Fresno for a couple years before returning to family business in Turlock. Nathan is the son of Alfred Garcia and Gloria Garcia. The couple resides in Turlock, Calif. Reese Ann Sommer was born March 2, 2013, to parents Jonathon and Jennifer Sommer, Pataskala, Ohio. Reese was 8 lbs. 10 oz., and 21 inches long. She was welcomed home by sister Bellamy Ruth, 20 months. Reese is the granddaughter of Jerry and Paula England. Paula is the administrative assistant for the AJCA, and Jerry retired in 2012 after several years of IT service to the association. Ruby May Foster was born May 16 to parents Meggie (Issler) and Dallas Foster, Lone Springs Farm, Greenfield, Ind. She was 8 lbs. 12 oz. and 20 inches long. Ruby is the second child to Meggie and Dallas, as their oldest daughter, Reagan Rae, will soon be celebrating her third birthday. Meggie was the 2002 National Jersey Queen. She is currently the Indiana Jersey Cattle Club secretary and Associate Editor and New Media Manager at MidCountry Media. Maternal grandparents are Tom Issler, Lone Springs Farm and Susan Issler. Page 14

Industry News

Genex Cooperative, Inc. has named Leah James of Mineral Point, Wis., as the new U.S. Jersey Marketing Manager. James grew up on a family dairy farm and graduated with honors from the University of WisconsinRiver Falls with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture education. She has since worked within the artificial inseminaJames tion industry and for the American Jersey Cattle Association. Today, she and her husband also operate a 125-cow dairy consisting of registered Holsteins, Jerseys and Milking Shorthorns. Aaron Horst, Hershey, Pa. has transitioned to the role of Jersey sire analyst with ABS Global, Inc. in addition to his responsibilities as an ABS Cornerstone specialist. Horst is a 2009 graduate of Virginia Tech with a bachelor’s degree in dairy science and a minor in agribusiness management. On campus he was active in the dairy club, North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge and the dairy judging team. Horst’s career with ABS began when he completed two internships with ABS Global including: the progeny promotions Horst internship in 2007 and a sales and service internship in 2008. Horst is a former Youth Achievement Winner and a former Fred Stout Experience winner. World Dairy Expo has announced Ann Marie Magnochi as the new Dairy Cattle Show Manager. Ann Marie will join the Expo staff based in Madison, Wis., beginning June 10. A n n M a r i e e a r n e d a B. A . i n Communications from Washington State University. Most recently, she has served as Field Reporter for Holstein World. Ann Marie has also been working as Youth Advisor for the Washington Junior Holstein Association, aiding in the development

of junior member programs, services and activities. Prior to that, she served as a Resource Planner for Small Farm and Dairy Planning at the King Conservation District. She is a Class VI Young Dairy Leader Institute graduate.

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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 Development at 614/322-4456, at least two weeks in advance of the event. Regretfully, requests made within two weeks of the show date cannot be filled.

New Pricing for Genotyping The price to genotype has just dropped by a dollar. For Low-Density (8K) tests ordered through the AJCA and processed after April 1, the new price is $37 per animal in REAP herds and $47 per animal for all others, plus required CDCB female fee or initial male fee. AJCA genotyping services also include: •the GGP 80K test, successor to the 50K chip, for $100 per animal in REAP herds and $115 per animal for all others, plus required female fee or initial male fee; and •optional add-on tests for BVD-PI, horned/polled gene, and casein A2, fees determined by when tests are requested and processed. Order genotyping services by calling 614/322-4482, by email, or online at infoJersey.com. Please note: Online ordering is not available for male genotyping. JERSEY JOURNAL


Investments of Far-Reaching Influence and Importance The future of the Jersey breed, as well as this association, pivots on the encouragement and support given to the young people who aspire to become successful owners of a Registered Jersey™ business. Historically the AJCA has been known for having a strong program for encouraging and developing young breeders. There has been one constant in the 94 years since the first Jersey Calf Clubs were organized. The ownership of a Registered Jersey™ heifer has been—time after time, year after year—the avenue by which boys and girls learn about responsibility and commitment, gain passion and unleash imagination, but above all discover what it means to set goals, devise plans to achieve them, and then act to get the job done. Today, there are more junior members—3,513—of the American Jersey Cattle Association than there are active lifetime members. They have the same registration privileges as lifetime members, but also the incentives of a comprehensive program leading to national recognition for their achievements. Awards are powerful motivators; who cannot recall thinking to him- or herself as a youngster, or hearing their own child say, “I want to win that”? Before there can be achievements to recognize, however, there must be education, practice, and opportunities for competition. Every year since 1958, the National Heifer Sale has generated annual funding for an ambitious, evolving youth development program that has had far-reaching influence and importance for our organizations. Today, its cornerstones are: • The All American Junior Show, providing the thrill of competition on a national stage, plus networking opportunities with peers and access to introductions to breed and industry leaders from across the country; • the National Jersey Youth Production Contest and the Pot O’Gold program, creating incentives for keeping production and management records; • the National Jersey Youth Achievement Contest, recognizing the breadth and depth of accomplishments over time; • national scholarships that help cover the costs of hands-on work experiences and college educations; • Jersey Youth Academy, whose mission is to attract, june 2013

educate and retain talented young people for careers in the Jersey dairy business; and • the Young Jersey Breeders Awards, which since 1976 have recognized excellence and success in early career and been a stepping stone to leadership roles on committees and the Boards of the national Jersey organizations. As a showcase and marketplace for the best young females of any given year, the National Heifer Sale has had equally far-reaching influence on and importance for Jersey breed improvement and promotion. And for all of great ones that have come out of 55 previous sales, the group cataloged for the fifty-sixth sale on June 29 is without equal: • Average genomic Jersey Performance IndexTM (GJPI) of +193; • Average Cheese Merit dollars of $517, with three over CM$ 700; • 25 of the Top 500 GJPI Heifers on the May evaluation run, including five of the top 50 and eight in the top 100, including the top polled female ranked by GJPI; • Sired by 34 different bulls; • Dams average 84.9% for Final Score, including six Excellents, and 18,900 lbs. milk, 906 lbs. fat, and 694 lbs. protein on their best 305-day actual lactations; • Grandams averaging 87.1% for Final Score, including 19 Excellents, and 22,345M, 1,028F, and 806P on their best records; and • A.I. contract interest on three-fourths of the heifers cataloged. The fact that this will be the first national Jersey sale conducted entirely as a virtual auction will only add to the excitement this year. The National Heifer Sale will air on Jersey Auction Live from the Heritage Room of the Civic Center in Amarillo, Texas. Saturday, June 29 brings an unprecedented opportunity for you to make two investments of far-reaching influence and importance—one for your own business, the other in the next generation of Jersey dairymen. Do plan to be there, in person or on the internet, when the sale begins at 3:30 p.m. CDT.

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Jerseys are Loose on the High Plains

he High Plains region, the northern and western side of Texas from the Panhandle to the Pecos River, has become a mecca for Jersey farms in the past decade. In fact, during 2011 the area became the number one producer of milk in Texas. The state has been one of the fastest growing dairy sheds in the U.S. and is currently ranked as the sixth largest milk producing state, with approximately 520 dairies and 430,000 lactating dairy cows. Why has the Texas panhandle grown so rapidly in the dairy sector? The number one reason is that in 2007, Hilmar Cheese Company expanded their facilities from Hilmar, Calif., and built a second processing plant in Dalhart to enhance and boost the dairy economy in the region. Today, 60% of the 7 million pounds of milk processed by the Dalhart plant each day comes from Jerseys.

This June, Jersey breeders from across the country will convene in Amarillo, Texas, for the AJCA-NAJ Annual meetings from June 26-29. During their visit, they will be treated to history of the High Plains which has one of the lowest population densities of any region in the continental United States. The meeting will take breeders to the Palo Duro Canyon one evening for the history of Texas. The next day visitors will travel to the home of Hilmar CheeseDalhart and visit several dairies in the region. The meeting will end with the first-ever virtual National Heifer Sale. Texas has a long history of Jerseys and breeders from across the state welcome you to visit during your trip. They are looking forward to sharing their history with you and featuring the fastest growing dairy sector of Texas. Following is a feature of the High Plains Registered Jersey herds and what you can expect.

Avilanche Dairy

In 2006, Richard and Jennifer Avila, Dalhart, made the decision to take their growing herd and move 1,800 miles from Hilmar, Calif., to Dalhart, Texas, and capitalize on the opening of the new Hilmar Cheese plant. The couple co-founded their dairy in 1993, housing their animals within Jennifer’s parents’ herd—D&E Jerseys. Throughout the next 12 years they were an integral part of the management team at the California dairy working closely with both the employees and focusing on cow care at the two dairy facilities in Hilmar. Within their own herd, the couple focused on genetic improvement of their cattle and the steady expansion of herd numbers, principally from internal growth. Today, the Avila’s measure the progress of their 2,500 cow herd by the successful growth of their operation which was achieved without compromising per cow production, reproductive efficiency, or age of first lactation animals entering the milking herd.

Cow comfort at Avilanche Dairy in Dalhart is evident as this group of milk cows relaxes on the bedded pack in the Saudi-type barns. The dairy owned by Richard and Jennifer Avila was the first dairy to begin production in Dalhart after Hilmar Cheese opened.

The facilities in Dalhart were constructed in 2006 with a capacity for 2,400 milking animals. They began milking in February 2007 with approximately 600 cows and today milking more than 2,300 cows at the facility. The herd is milked in a double-30

parallel parlor and are housed in Sauditype barns with curtains and bedded with sand. Production per cow per day is the number one goal of the Avilas. They aim for 62 lbs. milk per cow per day to allow the least amount of stress for the cow, which also results in a healthier, longerlasting herd with greater profit potential. The herd maintains a 1% sick cow rate, which positively impacts profitability by keeping veterinarian costs low. The Avila’s strive for an average age of first calving of 23 months and a calving interval of 13.3 months. The cull rate for the herd is a low 9%. Attention to detail and management is important to the success of Avi-Lanche Jerseys. Working with Richard and Jennifer in management of the dairy are Alex Steer, dairy manager, and Ian Van Den Heever, farm manager. These two (continued to page 20)


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individuals help oversee the day-to-day processes and employees of the large herd and crop workers. The Avilas grow most of their own crops for the dairy, including silage, grain corn, alfalfa hay and grain sorghum on the 1,500 acres of irrigated land they own in the high plains. Carefully maintained cost accounting procedures are in effect at Avi-Lanche Jerseys, where feed costs are computed on a per ton of yield basis. The Avi-Lanche herd has a 2012 AJCA Lactation average of 20,133 lbs. milk, 910 lbs. fat and 719 lbs. protein on 2,319 cows. With the May 2013 genetic summary, the herd has 35 cows ranked among the top 1.5% of the breed for GJPI including AviLanche Sparky Mona 4955 with a GJPI of +207. The herd is home to 80 Excellent cows and 1,140 Very Good cows. The top appraised cow, D&E Phils Action Nadine, Excellent-94%, is on her sixth lactation and nearing 100,000 lbs. milk lifetime. Throughout the years, the Avila’s have participated heavily in supporting national sales such as National Heifer Sale, All American Sale and the Pot O’Gold Sale, both as consignors and purchasers. They have been recognized by the AJCA as Young Jersey Breeders in 2002 and by National Dairy Shrine with the Progressive Dairy award for herds milking more than 300 cows. Richard and Jennifer are continuing a multi-generation long-term outlook in the dairy business. They are raising their two daughters, Sidney, 18, and Caitlin, 16, on the farm. Both girls help as needed on the dairy and travel to dairy events around

the country. Their values are reflected in their philosophy to dairying as well. They strive to provide the attention to detail in their herd operation that treats every cow like she is part of a 20-cow herd instead of a 2,000 cow herd. They firmly believe this has been a key factor in making the transition from a 600-cow herd in California to a 2,000 cow herd in Texas flow smoothly.

Boer Dairy

Just across the highway from Avilanche Jerseys is Boer Dairy. It was established in 2009 when Martin and Emily Boer and their family made the easy decision to move to Dalhart, Texas. With land prices soaring in California and a new generation wanting to dairy, the land prices and opportunity for the next generations to continue to dairy were the logical choice. Jerseys have been a part of Emily’s family for years. She grew up in Ripon, Calif., on her father’s Registered Jersey dairy, VanTill Jerseys. Martin took a different route as he milked Holsteins until 1978. However, in 1989, the two started their own herd in Hilmar, Calif., with just springers and first calf heifers. In 1992, they purchased a dairy in Turlock, Calif., and were milking 200 head of Jerseys. During this time their son John entered the dairy with his wife Sarah and the herd grew to more than 500 head of milk cows. Milking that many cows in California was becoming more difficult with the land regulations and the cost of acreage, so with the opening of the Hilmar Cheese Plant in Dalhart the decision was made to purchase land in the High Plains

John, Martin, Gerret, Emily, Anneke, and Sarah Boer moved to Dalhart from California and increased their herd size from 500 cows to 1,600 cows. With lower land prices and more availability, the family is able to continue to grow as the next generations join the farm.

of Texas. The move to Dalhart has allowed the Boer family to grow to 1,750 milking and dry cows consisting of Jerseys and Jersey crosses, purchased during their expansion. Everything in the herd is bred back to Jersey sires as they continue to works towards a 100% Jersey herd. The 275 Registered Jerseys in the herd have a 2012 rolling herd average of 20,818 lbs. milk, 969 lbs. fat and 754 lbs. protein. Combined the two herds of 1,650 milk cows average 21,215 lbs. milk, 1,073 lbs. fat and 753 lbs. protein. The TPE herd is bred to 60% genomic young sires and 40% daughter proven sires. Jersey Performance Index, Jersey Udder Index and Cheese Merit dollars are the main criteria used in selecting sires for the herd. All first lactation animals are bred with sexed semen twice to increase the genetic potential of the herd more quickly. The cows are milked in a double-20 parallel and housed in 600-foot long Saudi-style barns and grouped by age and


lactation. Day-old calves are picked up by Deer Creek Feeding, located directly behind Boer Dairy, and housed until they are 150 days from calving when they return to the dairy to transition into the milking herd. Dairying in the High Plains has proven to be very different than the calmer climate of California. Martin keeps track daily of the moisture content in the area so that they can make decisions on irrigation for their 1,450 acres where they plant corn and wheat for silage and sorghum as well. Regulations for water usage are extremely strict in the dry area. The entire Boer family is involved with the ownership and management of the farm. Martin and Emily own the dairy, while son John manages the day-to-day activities both for the dairy and the crop work. His wife Sarah fills in helping Emily with the bookwork, while John and Sarah’s children, Gerret and Anneke, work hard with the show string. They have seen much success in recent years, including taking Grand Champion honors at the 2013 Southern National Junior Show with Sunset Canyon Governor Rayna and Intermediate Champion as well with Bar MB McGwire 6016 Nina. Gerret and Anneke also each have cows ranking on the Top 1.5% list for GJPI from their purchases in the Pot O’Gold and National Heifer Sales: CMR TBone Sandy (+189), Hi-Kel TBone Pence-ET (+146), Yosemite Karbala Rasmus N22422 (+146) and Hilmar Celebrity 26191 (+144). Martin and Emily are helping to chair this year’s annual meetings and John is one of the sale co-chairs. Their dairy will be one that is visited on the tours to Dalhart on Thursday, June 27.

CDFD-Hartley & CDFD-Exum

Since the opening of the Hilmar Cheese Plant in Dalhart, the Clauss family of Hilmar, Calif., had been looking for an opportunity to open a dairy in the area to utilize the land they owned and grow the majority of their own feed. They also hoped to be able to take advantage of the newly created milk market in the area. In October 2011 that opportunity presented itself and they found a dairy to rent in Hartley, just 15 miles from Dalhart. One short month later, the parlor at CDFD-Hartley opened (nearly 1,300 miles from their Hilmar location) and they began milking 600 cows, all overflow from the three home dairies in California: Clauss Dairy Farm, Sunwest Jersey Dairy and Yosemite Jersey Dairy. Throughout

the next several months, cattle were also purchased from several sales including the Cedarcrest Sale, Knolle Dispersal and the Deep South Sales. Today, they are milking 4,000 cows two-times daily through the two double 20-parrallel parlors. Fresh cows are milked four times daily to help with cow health and transition into the milking herd. The cows are housed in a freestall facility, bedded with sand that is tilled two times daily and refilled twice a week. The dairy is still in a remodeling phase as they work towards capacity at the dairy. (continued to page 22)

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The new state-of-the-art calf facility at CDFD-Exum will be one of the tour stops later this month. The barn features 12 Lely automatic calf feeders that serve 24 pens with 26 calves per pen.

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Production in the herd is strong. After just 13 months of milking, the herd ranked among the top production herds with 750 or more lactations. The 2012 AJCA lactation average for CDFD-Hartley was 20,667 lbs. milk, 974 lbs. fat and 754 lbs. protein. These levels ranked the herd 8th for milk, fat, and protein in their herd size. Genetics are also important to the manager and herd owners. The REAP herd is 100% Registered and uses JerseyTags for identification in the herd. All animals are bred A.I. and 90% of the herd is bred to high genomic sires from Alta/Jerseyland. One of the stops on the tour to Dalhart on June 27 will be the calf facility at CDFD-Exum. The state-of-the-art facility opened in December 2012, and is the calf facility for CDFD-Hartley, the dairy owned by Richard and Sharon Clauss, C.A. and Kirsten Russell, Karen Tate and Kimberly Jorritsma. The dairy is managed by Todd Silveira. The calf facility can be described as calf heaven for the young stock at CDFD. The barn features 12 Lely automatic calf feeders that serve 24 pens with 26 calves per pen. Calves consume 5 to 7.5 liters of milk per day depending on age. Calf

comfort is maximized in the winter with radiant heat in the floor under the bedded area. The barn has forced ventilation with curtain sides to control air quality. As the calves leave the facility, they transition to outside corrals where they stay until they are five to six months of age and then they move to the Dalhart Jersey Ranch until they are ready to calve and enter the milking herd at CDFD-Hartley. The Jersey cow has always been an important part of the Clauss family. The entire family has been and continues to lead in the Jersey and dairy industry. Dick still serves on many leadership boards including the Jerseyland Sires group, as well as being a past AJCA President and NAJ President. He was awarded the AJCA Distinguished Service award in 1998. All three of his children, Karen, Kirsten and Kimberly have remained active in the dairy industry with Kirsten and her husband C.A. receiving the AJCA Young Jersey Breeder Award in 1998 and daughter Kimberly receiving it in 2009. C.A. will be serving District 12 of the AJCA as a director for the next three years beginning at the annual meetings this month. Herd manager Todd Silveira also has a long history with the Jersey breed and placed second in the 1989 Jersey Youth

Achievement Contest.

Dalhart Jersey Ranch

As land prices in California continued to rise in the mid-2000s and availability became scarcer, six California and Arizona Jersey families began looking at alternative ways to maximize their land to increase their milking herds without the option of adding land to their original dairies. With the growing cheese market in the panhandle of Texas, the group set their sights on 960 acres outside of Dalhart to begin raising their young stock. Knowing that considerable time and cost is involved in developing quality heifers from birth to calving, the Clauss, Nyman, Jim and Chuck Ahlem families, and Vern Wickstrom all of Hilmar, along with Paul Rovey of Glendale, Ariz., put together a business plan and constructed a facility to hold 27,000 heifers from ages five months to 20-months-old. Today, the heifer ranch takes in heifers from 15 source dairies in California, Arizona, Texas and the Midwest. Phase one was completed in December 2006 and accommodated 60% of the current capacity. Two years later, the owners and managers decided to add more space and today the 213 pens sit on 320 acres of the ranch. While the heifers are at the facility they move through four stages of pen moves to help insure an efficient, cost-effective experience for the source dairies. The stages are: One-heifers less than nine months; Two-heifers 9-11 months old; Three-Breeding; and FourConfirmed pregnant. Four truckloads of heifers arrive weekly, bringing in weaned heifers from the source dairies at five months of age. They are unloaded into two processing barns, each built to accommodate 126 head. It is in this facility where they are trained for headlocks and Radio Frequency Identif ication (RFID) tags are utilized, as they are a (continued to page 25)

Dalhart Jersey Ranch is home to more than 27,000 Jersey heifers ranging from ages six months to 20 months. The heifers are from 15 different source farms across the southwest and midwest.

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necessity for pen flow and animal management during the care at the heifer ranch. The heifers stay with animals from their source farm through this period until they become co-mingled in stage two. During stages two-four, heifers are housed in drylot pens with a .75% slope running south and a .25% slope running east. The pens slope to the sides from a high central point, draining to the end of the pen rows into the lagoon. They are dry-scraped and piled to maintain cleanliness. The corrals are also designed to handle the strong wind gusts that are very familiar to the High Plains. Each pen is designed with horizontal metal strips that are exactly three inches apart. This helps keep snow from piling up in the winter and they provide protection from the north wind in the winter months and the southwest winds in the spring. The pens are all equipped with headlocks to aid in animal handling and breeding. When the heifers reach the appropriate breeding age, pens are walked twice daily and are bred 100% with Alta Genetics/ Jerseyland Sires. Mating sires are selected by the source farms and they also determine if they are on a conventional or sexed tract for breedings. If they select the sexed tract, heifers are bred three times with sexed semen before conventional semen is used. Pregnancy checks are done every other week on heifers that are 35-49 days since their last heat with ultrasound technology. In order to keep feed costs down and supply an ideal ration to all heifers, Dalhart Jersey Ranch farms an additional 2,000 acres to raise crops. There are five different rations used throughout the ranch and all consist of silage (wheat and sorghum), dried distiller’s grain, canola, corn gluten pellets, cull potatoes, sweet bran and a mineral premix made on site. Two feed trucks deliver the ration three times daily and because of the vastness of the ranch, they can put 25-30 miles on their truck each day delivering the ration. The Dalhart Jersey Ranch is part of the tour on Thursday, June 27.

Faria Brothers Dairy

Genomics and top production have been the focus of Faria Brothers Dairy of Dumas, in recent years. Brothers Jason, Nelson and Mark Faria strive to attain high producing, efficient cows with good udders that will last for a long time in their herd. Their dedication to this philosophy has paid off as they are one of the top GJPI herds in the nation with their Registered TPE herd. june 2013

Though the family has been milking Jerseys for many years, it was just six years ago that they began milking in Texas. They chose to start up a dairy in the high plains because of the agricultural friendly community that was encouraging new dairies to move to the area. The local support from the community has made it easy to stay despite some of the downfalls of the area such as the extreme drought and swings in temperature. Cow comfort is paramount at the family-owned and family-run dairy. With

the extreme weather conditions they face, their cows are indifferent to the wind and swings in temperature. They are grouped by days in milk, milked in a rotary parlor and housed in a climate-controlled, cross-ventilated barn. Calves are raised in individual hutches and weaned into small pen groups. They are then moved into cor rals before they enter the milking string. Genomics has played a key role in helping the brothers to identify the best genetics in their herd. Five years ago, they began registering part of their herd (continued to page 26)

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and it has paid off as currently, three Faria Brothers bred animals are ranked among the Top 10 genomic females of the breed: GR Faria Brothers Valentino Jemmye (+281), #2; Faria Brothers Marvel Messi (+266), #4; and GR Faria Brothers Vernon Muller (+262), #7. They also have four of the top 10 cows on the GJPI list as well. Ranking sixth is PR Faria Brothers Action Dean Smith at +233 for JPI. She is the dam of the #2 heifer in the nation, “Jemmye” and the #10 cow, GR Faria Brothers Target Ronaldo, (+230). Among the Top 1.5% GJPI cows in the breed, they have 81 cows ranked on the May 2013 list. As Jason and Nelson

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continue to accelerate the genetics in their herd with strong genomic young sires and proven bulls, they are pleased with the results. They cite some of their best milking two-year-olds are sired by Sweetie Plus Iatolas Bold, GJPI +246. Other sires they are currently using include: Cal-Mart Navara Blade, GJPI +221; Heartland Merchant Topeka-ET, GJPI +201; and Faria Brothers Levy, GJPI +206. In addition to top genetics, the herd ranked within the top 10 of their herd size for production in 2012. Among herds with 150-299 lactations, they ranked first for milk, fat and protein production with an AJCA lactation average of 23,611 lbs. milk, 1,111 lbs. fat and 844 lbs. protein on 237 lactations. Eight cows completed Hall of Fame lactations in the first quarter of 2013 with GR Faria Brothers TBone 19562, Very Good-86%, completing her third lactation of 27,580 lbs. milk, 1,348 lbs. fat, and 1,004 lbs. protein at 3-5. After the May 2013 appraisal, the herd has an average appraisal of 81.8% on 317 cows.

Full Circle Jerseys

At Full Circle Jerseys in Dalhart, owner Sieto Mellema focuses on utilizing every resource available to him. It is all about Jersey efficiencies, farm product utilization and making sure it all pays for itself. These are just a few of the reasons the Mellema family chose the name Full Circle for the dairy.

Herd manager Danny Cundiff and Full Circle Jerseys owner, Sieto Mellema, have established a high-production, functional type herd over the past seven years. The Jersey efficiency in reproduction allows them to calve their first calf heifers in at 1-8 and the group is peaking at 68 lbs. milk.

The Mellema family moved to the U.S. from Holland and settled in Dalhart in 1979, where they began crop farming and raising beef cattle. The family selected the area based on climate, water, reasonable land prcies and opportunities available. The dairy was built in 2007 and there was no question it would be Registered Jerseys on the farm, especially with Hilmar Cheese building a plant in the area. The Jerseys high components, reproductive efficiencies and feed efficiency fit the family’s philosophy and made the decision even more appropriate and exciting for the family. Full Circle Dairy is home to more than 3,300 milk cows and 3,800 replacement heifers. The milking herd is housed in six freestall barns holding 600 cows each

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and is milked on a 72-stall rotary parlor. A special needs barn with a bedded pack and a separate parlor is utilized for fresh cows and heifers and hospital cows. The springing heifers and close up cows are housed in the same facility as well as the dry cows. In staying with the thought of using resources available to them, compost is made at the dairy and used in all of the freestall facilities. All barns are flushed with recycled lagoon water. When calves are born, they stay in pens in the barn for a few days and are then moved outside to CalfTel Jersey hutches where they stay until they are 90 days old. While in the hutches they are under the watchful eye of calf raiser Marie Moreno. Calf mortality rates for the dairy have declined significantly in the past seven years and are currently under 3%. After 90 days calves are moved into larger groups and stay within those groups until they are bred. After the heifers are bred. The heifer program at Full Circle Jerseys is second to none. They feed for rapid growth from day one. The protocol is to have calves eating four lbs. of grain daily by 30-days old and eating 12 lbs. daily by the time they are 90-days old. Heifers are bred at nine months of age (44 inches tall and 500 lbs.), calve in at 18 months old and on average are 52 inches tall. Herd manager Danny Cundiff shares that they can make $10 a day per head (income over feed cost) for three months longer than the average dairy producer by calving them in earlier. It is just another efficiency that is taking Full Circle to the next level with their goals. Currently 36% of the herd is three lactations or higher and 64% are first or second lactation cows and they are averaging more than 60 lbs. daily with a 4.9% butterfat test and 3.7% protein test. For the breeding program all semen is bought from Select Sires and breeding is done in-house. The focus is on using their best sires to continue to improve the herd. Udders are important and bulls are chosen that are 3.5 or higher on Jersey Udder Index. All cows are bred with sexed semen two times and then bred to a beef bull after that. Heifers are bred twice with sexed semen, twice with conventional semen and then to a beef bull if still needed. At Full Circle Jerseys they know “that if you take care of the cows, the cows will take care of you.� Visitors to the AJCA-NAJ Annual Meetings will have the opportunity to visit Full Circle Jerseys on June 27 during the tours to Dalhart.

Van Ryn Jerseys

For 27 years, Rick Van Ryn milked june 2013

Holsteins in the Hemet, Calif., area. It was nearly six years ago when Rick had a feeling things were going to change in California. Opportunities were dwindling and there was too much milk being produced within the state lines. So he and his wife Janice made the decision to follow Hilmar Cheese to the Dalhart area and the couple moved their family to Hartley to begin a new dairy adventure. Not only did they move more than 1,000 miles from their original dairy, but they made the decision to sell their 2,800 head of Holsteins and switch fully to Jerseys. (continued to page 28)

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Today, their 100% Registered Jersey herd totals 2,300 cows and 2,200 replacement heifers with the majority of the animals being purchased through Jersey Marketing Service during the transition for black and white to brown. The herd is managed by Rick and son, Jeremy, and they have 23 other employees helping with cow care and crop work. Despite the strong winds and cold fronts that can challenge the area, Van Ryn is extremely pleased with the efficiencies of the Jersey cow and her consistent production through all types of weather. He remembers watching his Holstein herd suffer through the California heat, but does not see his Jerseys having that same problem

with the extreme highs and lows of the weather. The herd has a current rolling herd average of more than 21,000 lbs. milk and are testing 4.8% for butterfat and 3.6% for protein on three times daily milking. The herd is housed in a freestall facility and milked in a double-35 parallel parlor. Calves are sent to Lonestar Calf Ranch in Hereford after they are born and return home at six months of age to be raised at the dairy. The Van Ryns currently have three cows ranked on the Top 1.5% list for JPI: PR Vanryn Lyndon 10573 (+179); Trinitys Showtime Barbos (+153) and PR Vanryn Louie 9177 (+145). All are appraised Very Good and carry yield deviations of more than +3,000M. “Lyndon 10573� has a yield deviation of +10,168M,

Jeremy Van Ryn owns and manages VanRyn Jerseys with his father, Rick. Jeremy and his wife Taylor are preparing their children, Pierce, Percy and Diesel, to be fourth generation dairy producers.

+510F and 356P. Another standout in the herd is Trinitys Scholar Nomad who just completed a Hall of Fame record of (continued to page 30)


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27,580 lbs. milk, 1,229 lbs. fat and 953 lbs. protein with cheese yield production of 3,285 lbs. When choosing mating sires for the herd, Van Ryn and his son focus on good feet and legs, strength and good tightly attached udders. Everything in the herd is bred to sexed semen for the first two services and then cows that are 80% or less relative value in the herd are bred to beef sires. Van Ryn stresses how important consistency is to their herd and their management, “We try to do the same

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thing every day at the same time.” Van Ryn continues by saying that you are always chasing things if you do not keep that consistency day in and day out. This philosophy has worked for them as they have content cows and content employees. There is Still Time There is still time to register for the AJCA-NAJ Annual Meetings, June 2629 in Amarillo, Texas. For a complete schedule and registration form please see pages 43 and 44. For more information contact the Emily Boer or another member of the High Plains Jersey group. They hope to see you in Texas!

Mary Ann Bansen Selected as Regional Winner in the National “Farm Mom” Contest Mary Ann Bansen, Ferndale, Calif., was recently named one of Monsanto’s 2013 America’s Farmers Mom of the Year regional winner for the Southwest. As one of five regional winners, Bansen was selected by judges from American Agri-Women and Monsanto in recognition of the contributions she makes to her family, farm, community and the agricultural industry. Mary Ann and her husband, Pete, are owners and operators of Bancrest Dairy, a pasture-based dairy farm that has been in the Bansen family for almost 100 years. In addition to maintaining records and compliance with dairy farm requirements, and to raising Jersey calves and making silage, Mary Ann has been an advocate within the Ferndale community for environmental stewardship, water quality, and animal welfare issues. Bancrest Dairy was the first dairy in California to be awarded the prestigious Buckeye Conservancy Award for Environmental Stewardship. It is also the only dairy farm in the area that is wheel chair accessible for school tours. “Agriculture is important to me because it has offered a meaningful and enriching way of life for our family through four generations,” Bansen says. “I feel blessed to have grown up on a farm, and to have raised my children on a farm where they have been able to see firsthand the value of a day’s work and what it means to care for those around you.” Nominations were submitted on each regional winner’s behalf by a friend, family member or loved one who shared a brief essay telling judges about their favorite farm mom and why she should be “America’s Famers Mom of the Year.” Each regional winner received a $5,000 cash prize from Monsanto. In the nomination submitted on Mary Ann’s behalf, Jessica Bansen wrote, “Mom takes great pride in promoting agriculture and her life as a dairy farmer. Every year, there are up to 1,500 school aged children who visit the dairy. My mom has always inspired those around her. I can think of no other mom who is as deserving of this award as she is.” The nomination is posted in its entirety at AmericasFarmers.com. “American agriculture and its entities, such as dairy farming, have been the backbone of our country and it is our responsibility to make sure it is in great condition for future generations,” Bansen says. JERSEY JOURNAL


DAIRY CHALLENGE

Rising to the Challenge: National Dairy Challenge

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hirty-two colleges and 128 college students competed in the 12th North American Dairy Challenge (NAIDC). The competition was held in Fort Wayne, Ind., and was hosted by Purdue University, Michigan State University and The Ohio State University, April 4-6, 2013. One of four host farms for the NAIDC, Jersey breeders Corey and Bridgette Lutz, Piedmont Jerseys, Lincolnton, N.C., welcomed the ambitious group of students to their farm. At the national competition, teams consisting of four students from each participating university begin the two-day contest by completing a walk-through at the host dairy location. After gathering information about the dairy, students are invited to ask the owner questions and further delve into the analysis of the host operation. Once their investigation is complete, the teams construct management recommendations to be presented to the host dairy owner and an expert panel of dairy industry judges which consists of dairy producers, veterinarians and industry personnel. The National Dairy Challenge allows any registered university or college to participate, but requires that each collegiate team consist of only four students. The decision on which students make the trip is decided at team level, and usually depends on what classes have been completed during their time at that school. National Honors First Place awards were earned by California Polytechnic State University, South Dakota State University (SDSU), University of Vermont and University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Each firstplace team member received a $200 scholarship.

Earning first place honors at the 2013 North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge were teams from Cal Poly, South Dakota State University (SDSU), University of Vermont (UVM) and University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UW-RF). Front Row (L-R): April Johnson, SDSU; Cassandra Hulstein, SDSU; Morgen Doane, UVM; Melissa Woolpert, UVM; Riley Jolma, UWRF; Carl Lippert, UW-RF; Mandy Brazil, Cal Poly; Erin de Snayer, Cal Poly. Back Row (L-R): Alicia Vander Wal, SDSU; Dr. Ken Kalscheur, Coach SDSU; Lael Schoessler, SDSU; Andrew Whitney, UVM; Wanda Emerich, Coach UVM; Kaitlin Benoit, UVM; Elizabeth Simmons, UWRF; Dr. Sylvia Kehoe, Coach UW-RF; Jonathan Hallock, UW-RF; David Vander Schaaf, Cal Poly; Dr. Stan Henderson, Coach Cal Poly; and Micah DeGroot, Cal Poly.

The team from Cal Poly consisted of Mandy Brazil, Micah DeGroot, Erin DeSnayer and David Vander Schaaf, and was coached by Stan Henderson. Representing SDSU team were Cassandra Hulstein, April Johnson, Lael Schoessler and Alisha Vander Wal with coach Ken Kalscheur. The Vermont team included Kaitlin Benoit, Morgen Doane, Andrew Whitney, Melissa Woolper and coach Wanda Emerich. UW-River Falls students were Jonathan Hallock, Riley Jolma, Carl Lippert and Elizabeth Simonis, coached by Sylvia Kehoe. Four teams of students were awarded Second Place, with each student earn-

ing a $100 scholarship. From Iowa State University, Jordan Hanson, Matt Henkes, Jordan Hunt, Derek Nolan, and coach Lee Kilmer were awarded second place honors. Dakota Grove, Jared Risser, Nathan Ulmer and Hannah Wentworth with coaches Lisa Holden and Gabriella Varga represented Penn State University. Virginia Tech students Tyler Boyd, Alli Davis, Isaac Hammock and Elizabeth Sumners with coaches Mark Hanigan and Bob James also placed second. While the University of Wisconsin‐Platteville team, Tanner Bradley, Sam Enloe, Stephanie Nagel, Nathalie Schattner and coach Tera Montgomery, rounded out the second place winners.

Jim and Jan VanBuskirk Ph: 734/654-6544 Jim’s Cell: 734/771-2807 Dave and Yvonne VanBuskirk and Family Ph: 734/654-0402 Dave’s Cell: 734/915-7484 Drew and Deanne Buell and Family Ph: 734/269-3059 Drew’s Cell: 734/693-1408 1110 Sigler Road, Carleton, Michigan 48117

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Wisconsin Spring Spectacular Jersey Show

April 26-27, 2013, Vernon County Fairgrounds, Viroqua, Wis. Robert Yeoman, Dover, Okla., judge 154 head shown Senior and Grand Champion female—K&M Comerica Ginny-ET, Peter Vail and Budjon Farms, Lomira Intermediate and Reserve Grand Champion female—Woodmohr Mini Aspen, Ron and Christy Ratliff, Garnett, Kan. Reserve Senior Champion female—LC Suspect Miss America, Taylor and Erin Leach, Linwood, Kan. Reserve Intermediate Champion female—Ratliff Remake Morgan-ET, Peter Vail and Budjon Farms Junior Champion female—Woodmohr Verbatim Fame, Woodmohr Jerseys, Bloomer Reserve Junior Champion female—Gil Bar Louie Sadie, Janelle Renee Remington, Juneau Premier Breeder and Premier Exhibitor—Ratliff Jerseys, Garnett, Kan.

Woodmohr Mini Aspen 1st Senior 3-yr.-old cow Intermediate and Reserve Grand Champion

Class Winners Intermediate heifer calf (12 shown) 1. MMM Tequila Georgia, Mindy Meyer, Bluffton, Minn., best bred and owned 2. Demmers Tequila Tinkerbell, Amy Demmer, Blooming Prairie, Minn. 3. Edgebrook Velocity Carolina, Steinridge Jerseys/ Edgebrook Jerseys, Lawler, Iowa Senior heifer calf (16 shown) 1. Gil Bar Louie Sadie (S: Partee at Budjon Jade LouieET, D: Ron-Net Sambo Sybil), Janelle Renee Remington, Juneau, best bred and owned, res. jr. champ. 2. SSF Tequila Fantasia, Jordan and Whitney Ebert, Algoma 3. Avon Road Tequila Vicky-ET, Sammy and Tommy Allen, Reedsburg Summer yearling (16 shown) 1. Gil-Bar RM Jessie, Gil-Bar Farm, Janesville, Wis., best bred and owned 2. Discoverys Minister Bella Vista, Kevin Krejci and Lisa Demmer, Ellendale, Minn. 3. Random Luck G Ray Absolute, Lisa A. Caya, Darlington Junior yearling heifer (10 shown) 1. Schulte Bros Giller Glory-ET, Jason Volker, Jason Steinlage and Cole Kruse, Lawler, Iowa 2. GR Kyles RM Dutchess, Kyle B. Barlass, Janesville, best bred and owned 3. Pfaffsway Tequila Lizzie-ET, Larissa Pfaff, Alma Center Intermediate yearling heifer (13 shown) 1. Woodmohr Verbatim Fame (S: Arethusa Verbatim Response-ET, D: Advancer Furor Faith), Woodmohr Jerseys, Bloomer, best bred and owned, jr. champ. 2. Woodmohr Fever Dear Me-ET, Woodmohr Jerseys 3. Avon Road Comerica Gena, Iris Quinlan and Skyler Strandberg, Alma Center

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Senior yearling heifer (12 shown) 1. Woodmohr Jack Licorice, Woodmohr Jerseys, best bred and owned 2. Pfaffs Prairie Tequila Gracious, Jamie, Larissa and Olivia Pfaff, Alma Center 3. Underground Jan-Mamie Indiana-ET, Peter Vail and Budjon Farms, Lomira Unfresh 2-yr.-old cow (7 shown) 1. Stars Big Time Impresiv Grl, Matt, Phil, Beth and Hannah Linehan, and Jerry Weiss, River Falls, best bred and owned 2. Mi-San 2 Verbatim Effortless, Michelle Upchurch, Evansville 3. Woodmohr Another Suspect, Woodmohr Jerseys Junior 2-yr.-old cow (12 shown) 1. Ratliff Action Addie-ET, Ron and Christy Ratliff, Garnett, Kan., best bred and owned, best udder 2. Duckett Action Sequoia, Budjon Farms and Peter Vail, Lomira 3. Esperanza Tequila Rachel, Hope, Tanner and Peyton Morrison, Peterson, Minn. Senior 2-yr.-old cow (11 shown) 1. Townside Fever Natalie, Townside Jerseys, Wilson, best bred and owned, best udder 2. Ratliff Amedeo Marmie-ET, Christy Ratliff, Garnett, Kan. 3. Covington Leader Debra, Ski Pal, Steinridge and Kaylee Koss, Epworth Junior 3-yr.-old cow (8 shown) 1. Schlecht Iatola Suzie, Kim and Kari Schlecht and Jason Steinlage, Balaton, Minn. 2. Iota Comerica Patricia-ET, Nelson Farm, Mike and Dan Brasch, Dassel, Minn., best udder 3. Arethusa Socrates Vibe-ET, Woodmohr and Townside Jerseys, Bloomer

LC Suspect Miss America 2nd 4-yr.-old cow Reserve Senior Champion

Senior 3-yr.-old cow (9 shown) 1. Woodmohr Mini Aspen (S: Select-Scott Minister-ET, D: DBJ Aspires Senoir Ashley), Ron and Christy Ratliff, best udder, int. and res. gr. champ. 2. Ratliff Remake Morgan-ET (S: Rock Ella Remake-ET, D: Ratliff Sambo Marcia), Peter Vail and Budjon Farms, res. int. champ. 3. Budjon-Vail Jade Gianna-ET, Woodmohr Jerseys Best bred and owned—Bellwood Celebrity Sassy-ET, Roger D. Camp Jr., 6th in class 4-yr.-old cow (12 shown) 1. K&M Comerica Ginny-ET (S: Bridon Remake Comerica-ET, D: K&M Jade Gina), Peter Vail and Budjon Farms, best udder of show, sr. and gr. champ. 2. LC Suspect Miss America (S: Oblong Valley Prime Suspect, D: LC Libertys Justice), Taylor and Erin Leach, res. sr. champ. 3. Storas Sultan Sultry, Peter Vail and Budjon Farms 5-yr.-old cow (8 shown) 1. Elliotts Valiant Raquel-ET, Hope, Tanner and Peyton Morrison

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2. Kyles Nitro Marsha-Twin, Gil-Bar Farm, best bred and owned 3. Random Luck T Felicia, Lisa A. Caya, Darlington Best udder—Tierneys Barbaro Lucine, Austin T. Nauman, Norwalk, 4th in class Aged cow (8 shown) 1. PJF Jamacia Briella, Dean Alan Peterson, Viroqua 2. Random Luck K Honesty-ET, Allison Thompson, Darlington 3. Vindctn Britany of Last Chance, Townside Jerseys Junior best three females (3 shown) 1. Woodmohr Jerseys 2. Gil-Bar Farm Best three females (2 shown) 1. Ratliff Jerseys, Garnett, Kan.

Ratliff Action Addie-ET 1st Junior 2-yr.-old cow

Townside Fever Natalie 1st Senior 2-yr.-old cow

Elliotts Valiant Raquel-ET 1st 5-yr.-old cow

Schlecht Iatola Suzie 1st Junior 3-yr.-old cow

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Gil Bar Louie Sadie 1st Senior heifer calf

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Wisconsin Spring Spectacular Junior Show

LC Suspect Miss America was named Grand Champion for Taylor Leach, Linwood, Kan., at the Wisconsin Spring Spectacular Junior Jersey Show April 26-27, 2013. Elliotts Valiant Raquel-ET, shown by Hope Morrison, Peterson, Minn., was named Reserve Grand Champion. Robert Yeoman, Dover, Okla., judged the 59 Registered Jerseys shown in Viroqua, Wis. Class Winners

Intermediate heifer calf (6 shown) Avon Road HG Spree-ET, Iris Quinlan, Alma Center Best bred and owned—JTL Ultimate Jade, Jacob Leum, Viroqua, 2nd in class Senior heifer calf (8 shown) Gil Bar Louie Sadie (S: Partee at Budjon Jade Louie-ET, D: Ron-Net Sambo Sybil), Janelle Renee Remington, Juneau, jr. champ. Best bred and owned—Jones Valley Hired Gun Essence, Evan Jones, Ridgeway, 4th in class Summer yearling heifer (9 shown) Ehrhardt-Iager Iatola Sunset-Twin, Breanna Hall, Appleton Best bred and owned—Big Time Governor Devine Lady, Matt Linehan, River Falls, 2nd in class Junior yearling heifer (5 shown) Schulte Bros Giller Glory-ET (S: Shamrock Giller, D: Mi Wil Deluxe Gorgeous), Jason Volker, Lawler, Iowa, res. jr. champ. Best bred and owned—Pfaffsway Tequila Lizzie-ET, Larissa Pfaff, Alma Center, 2nd in class Intermediate yearling heifer (5 shown) Avon Road Comerica Gena, Iris Quinlan, best bred and owned Senior yearling heifer (6 shown) Pfaffs Prairie Tequila Gracious, Jamie Pfaff, Alma Center, best bred and owned Unfresh 2-yr.-old cow (3 shown) Stars Big Time Impresiv Grl, Matt Linehan, best bred and owned Junior 2-yr.-old cow (3 shown) Esperanza Tequila Rachel, Hope Morrison, Peterson, Minn., best bred and owned Senior 2-yr.-old cow (2 shown) Esperanza TM Beyonce, Hope Morrison, best bred and owned Junior 3-yr.-old cow (3 shown) Shea-Rock Minister Maui, Adam Field, Reedsburg Best bred and owned—Big Time Shiney Jade, Matt Linehan, 2nd in class Senior 3-yr.-old cow (2 shown) Ratliff Minister Krystal-ET, Sawyer Brandenburg, Fort Atkinson 4-yr.-old cow (3 shown) LC Suspect Miss America, Taylor Leach, Linwood, Kan., best bred and owned of show, sr. and gr. champ. 5-yr.-old cow (3 shown) Elliotts Valiant Raquel-ET (S: Elliotts SD Valiant-ET, D: Tiaro Deluxe Ronda-ET), Hope Morrison, res. sr. and res. gr. champ.

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LC Suspect Miss America 1st 4-yr.-old cow Senior and Grand Champion

Elliotts Valiant Raquel-ET 1st 5-yr.-old cow Reserve Senior and Reserve Grand Champion

Avon Road Comerica Gena 1st Intermediate yearling heifer

Random Luck K Honesty-ET 1st Aged cow

Pfaffs Prairie Tequila Gracious 1st Senior yearling heifer

Gil Bar Louie Sadie 1st Senior heifer calf

Aged cow (2 shown) Random Luck K Honesty-ET, Allison Thompson, Darlington Beginner Showmanship (7 shown) Sawyer Brandenburg, Fort Atkinson

Intermediate Showmanship (6 shown) Grant Fremstad, Westby Senior Showmanship (5 shown) Janelle Remington, Juneau

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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 Page 38

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 must be registered in the Herd Register of the American Jersey Cattle Association (i.e., have GR or HR status) or have registry status of 75% or greater with Jersey Canada. 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 eligible exhibitor, 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, 2013. The recording date is the postmark date and will be considered the date of registration and/or transfer.

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 www.usjersey.com.

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IT Department Updates

As the Jersey breed grows and technology advances, the Information Technology department at the American Jersey Cattle Association is following suit. In the past year, the Jersey IT department has made two additions to help not only the company infrastructure, but the services offered to Jersey breeders across the country. Lee Morgan began his career at AJCA in March of 2012 as a programmer. He currently lives in Zanesville, Ohio where he graduated from Tri-Valley High School. While working in a local hospital where he served as a help desk representative and later serviced equipment, he earned his Bachelor degree in Information Technology Software Engineering and Visual Communications from the University of Phoenix. Lee has been married to his wife, Ashley, since September of 2001 and has two daughters, ages 10 and seven. Shaun Lehman started February 2013, as IT Support Specialist. Shaun has an Associate’s degree in Network Systems, and has 12 years of Information Technology experience in a wide array of industries, including, education, local government, banking, medical and manufacturing. His experience ranges from technical support to systems administration. Shaun currently resides in Lancaster, Ohio, and has two daughters, ages seven and five. Morgan and Lehman are joined in the IT department by Larry Wolfe, a 25-year veteran of the AJCA.

Lee Morgan, left, and Shaun Lehman have been tasked with growing and maintaining the ever important information technology department at the AJCA.

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Invitation The High Plains Jersey Breeders invite you to join us in Amarillo, Texas, for the Annual Meetings of the American Jersey Cattle Association and National All-Jersey Inc., June 26-29, 2013. The Texas Panhandle is the fastest-growing region in the country for Jersey cows due to demand for high-component milk from Hilmar Cheese Company, which built a state-of-the-art cheese plant in Dalhart in 2007. Sixty percent of the 7 million pounds of milk processed by the Dalhart plant each day comes from Jerseys.

Hotel Headquarters are the Ambassador Hotel, 3100 I-40 West, Amarillo TX 79102. For reservations call 806/358-6161. Block rate is $94/room/night excluding tax. Reservations must be made on or before June 3, 2013.

Annual Meeting Schedule Wednesday, June 26 12:00 p.m. Registration 3:30 p.m. JUNIOR PROGRAM: TalkJersey contest judging. Sponsored by ABS Global Inc. 6:00 p.m. Texas Outdoor Musical Drama in Palo Duro Canyon. Enjoy the official play of the State of Texas and a delicious old-fashioned chuck wagon BBQ dinner. Thursday, June 27 6:00 a.m. Breakfast Buffet, Ambassador Hotel 7:30 a.m. JUNIOR PROGRAM: Tour to Dalhart (ages 7–19, ages 7 and 8 must be accompanied by parent/ guardian): Cadillac Ranch, drive by; CDFD-Hartley Calf Facility, hands-on activity; Boer Dairy, tour and lunch; Circle H Animal Health Laboratory, tour; XIT Museum, tour; Rita Blanca Coliseum, dinner, AJCC Research Foundation Benefit Auction and Cow Pie Bingo. 7:30 a.m. Adult Tour to Dalhart: CDFD-Hartley Calf Facility, tour; Hilmar Cheese, drive by; Full Circle Jerseys, tour; Boer Jerseys, tour and lunch; Dalhart Jersey Ranch, tour; Rita Blanca Coliseum, dinner, AJCC Research Foundation Benefit Auction and Cow Pie Bingo; Viewing of National Heifer Sale consignments. Friday, June 28 6:30 a.m. Breakfast Buffet, Ambassador Hotel 8:00 a.m. JUNIOR PROGRAM: Jersey Youth Challenge at River Dalhart Heifer Ranch, CDFD-Hartley Calf Facility and Hilmar Cheese Plant Dalhart

8:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.

5:15 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

Breaks Ranch (lunch included; youth return to hotel for optional afternoon activities) 55 th Annual Meeting of National All-Jersey Inc., Ambassador Hotel Golf Outing, Comanche Trails Golf Complex Buffet Lunch, Ambassador Hotel Optional Activities (choose one): • American Quarter Horse Association Tour and Pacific Cheese Company Tour or • Afternoon on your own Board buses for Amarillo Civic Center, childcare provided (0-7 years of age) Social Hour, Heritage Room Jersey Breeders’ Banquet, Heritage Room

Saturday, June 29 6:30 a.m. Breakfast Buffet, Ambassador Hotel 8:00 a.m. 145th Annual Meeting of the American Jersey Cattle Association, Ambassador Hotel 11:30 a.m. Board buses for Amarillo Civic Center, childcare provided (0-7 years of age) 12:00 p.m. Young Jersey Breeders’ Recognition Luncheon, Heritage Room 3:00 p.m. JUNIOR PROGRAM: TalkJersey Showcase and Jersey Youth Challenge awards and presentations 3:30 p.m. 56th National Heifer Sale benefitting national Jersey youth programs, Heritage Room. Sale will be broadcast live via JerseyAuctionLive.com. After Sale Texas-style BBQ, live entertainment and dance


Registration forms must be postmarked by June 3 to be eligible for the Early Bird Discount. Make checks payable to High Plains Jerseys. Mail form with payment to Emily Boer, 1801 Apache Drive, Dalhart, TX 79022-5115. For more information call 209/483-2121 or email emboer@aol.com. __________________________________________________________

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American Quarter Horse Association The American Quarter Horse Association, located in Amarillo, is the world’s largest equine breed registry and membership organization. The guided tour includes the registration, marketing, Journal and international competitions departments and then the musuem. Pacific Cheese Company Warehouse Established in 1970 in California, Pacific Cheese Company is a family-owned and operated broad-line cheese supplier to foodservice operators, retailers, food manufacturers and restaurant chains around the globe. The company processes and distributes cheese produced by Hilmar Cheese. Boer Jerseys The 1,600-cow dairy owned by Martin and Emily Boer and John and Sarah Boer and their children, Gerret and Anneke, was established in Dalhart in 2009. The herd is enrolled on TPE and has a 2012 AJCA lactation average of 20,818 lbs. milk, 969 lbs. fat and 754 lbs. protein. CDFD-Hartley Calf Facility The facility, which opened in December 2012, features 12 Lely automatic calf feeders that serve 24 pens with 26 calves per pen. Calves consume 5-7.5 liters of milk per day depending on age. Calf comfort is maximized in the winter with radiant heat in the floor under the bedded area. The barn has forced ventilation with curtain sides to control air quality. Dalhart Jersey Ranch Dalhart Jersey Ranch is a heifer facility for 26,000 Jerseys. Heifers are shipped to the ranch when they weigh 300 lbs. and returned to their home dairies six weeks from calving. The highlyautomated facility transitions heifers 6-20 months-of-age through four stages on the ranch. Full Circle Jerseys Full Circle Jerseys is owned by Sieto and Misty Mellema. The 2,500-cow dairy is enrolled on REAP and was among the first to ship to Hilmar Cheese’s Dalhart plant when it opened in 2007. Attention to feed quality and heifer raising has enabled the dairy to freshen most first-calf heifers at 19-20 months.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26 Texas Musical in Palo Duro Canyon THURSDAY, JUNE 27 Breakfast Buffet YOUTH PROGRAM: Tour to Dalhart (ages 7-19, ages 7 and 8 must be accompanied by parent/ guardian) Adult Tour to Dalhart FRIDAY, JUNE 28 Breakfast Buffet Lunch YOUTH PROGRAM: Jersey Youth Challenge at River Breaks Ranch (ages 7-19, ages 7 and 8 must be accompanied by parent/guardian) Golf Outing Adult and Youth Options (Choose one): American Quarter Horse Association and Pacific Cheese Company Tour On Your Own Childcare during social hour and banquet Jersey Breeders’ Banquet SATURDAY, JUNE 29 Breakfast Buffet Childcare during luncheon Young Jersey Breeders’ Recognition Luncheon Texas-style BBQ at National Heifer Sale

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Scott Bentley Named as General Manager of World Dairy Expo

MRcKee JFarm egistered erseys

P.O. Box 5, Faunsdale, Alabama 36738 George, Nancy, Robert

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Cell (334)352-2448 Residence (334)628-6103

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Scott Bentley, a global supply manager at ABS Global in DeForest, Wis., was recently named the new general manager of World Dairy Expo (WDE), effective June 3. He will succeed Mark Clarke, who left in November to become executive director of the Alliant Energy Center, the Dane Countyowned facility that hosts World Dairy Expo each year in Madison. Bob Kaiser, former Dodge County Bentley dairy agent, has been interim general manager since Clarke’s departure. Bentley is currently global supply manager at ABS Global and previously held positions at ABS as global dairy product manager, district sales manager and in dairy sire acquisition. Prior to that, he was field service manager at the American Jersey Cattle Association. As World Dairy Expo general manager, Bentley will lead the WDE staff of 10 people in the strategic planning and implementation of the largest dairy-focused event in the world. He also will oversee the responsibilities of WDE Management, which manages the North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge, the Purebred Dairy Cattle Association, the Dane County Fair and the Wisconsin Rural Opportunities Foundation. Bentley has a master’s degree in business administration from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. He earned his bachelor of science degree in dairy science from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. He grew up on a Guernsey farm in Ames, Iowa, and now lives in Madison. Other staff changes include: Susan Orth, a former Expo sales specialist, has since been hired to fill the newly created “trade show manager” position, and Crystal McNett, a former sales and marketing communications specialist with Select Sires, was hired as trade show and project coordinator. The 2013 WDE is scheduled for October 1-5, with the Jersey show being October 1 and 2 and the Top of the World Jersey Sale on October 1. The theme will be “Center of the Dairy Universe.” JERSEY JOURNAL


Awards Program Highlight of Tennessee Meeting Members of the Tennessee Jersey Cattle Club met for their annual meeting on February 9, 2013, at the Ag Expo Center in Franklin. Members heard a number of committee reports, elected officers and honored adult and junior Jersey breeders for their achievements. In the youth achievement contest, Dylan Ellenburg, Morristown, was named winner in the senior boys division and Hannah Halliburton, Smyrna, topped the senior division for girls. Wesley Hannah, Cleveland, earned the top prize in the intermediate division for boys and Allison Massey, Wartrace, placed first among girls. In the junior division of the contest, Jayme Ozburn, Nolensville, was named outstanding boy and Chandler Brandt, Morristown, outstanding girl. David Burris, Columbia, Ky., was recognized for his years of service to Tennessee Jersey breeders as an area representative for the American Jersey Cattle Association and National All-Jersey Inc. Three Tennessee herds earned awards for individual cow production based on pounds of energy corrected milk and for genetic merit. Dylan Ellenburg, Aspen Grove Jerseys, Morristown, took home the certificate for the state’s high-producing two-year-old, Keystone Militia Bella, Very Good-88%. The daughter of Sunset Canyon RP Militia-ET, GJPI +106, produced an actual record of 21,780 lbs. milk, 1,566 lbs. fat and 767 lbs. protein, which equates to 33,264 lbs. of energy corrected milk. Ellenburg also received awards for the top three-year-old and aged cow. Aspen Grove Militia Belle topped her three-yearold peers with a record of 22,990 lbs. milk, 1,657 lbs. fat and 884 lbs. protein. The record is 35,736 lbs. milk on an energy corrected basis. Her herdmate, Aspen Grove Liberty Bell produced a record of 25,370 lbs. milk, 1,647 lbs. fat and 998 lbs. protein to top the category for aged cows. On an energy corrected basis, the 7-6 record is 37,256 lbs. milk. Henry Gaby, Gaby Jersey Farm, Greeneville, was given the awards for the highproducing four-year-old, Gabys Blair Anquilla-ET, and lifetime production champion, Gabys Hallmark Roberta. “Anquilla” produced a record of 23,820 lbs. milk, 1,350 lbs. fat and 875 lbs. protein, which equates to 31,964 lbs. of energy corrected milk. “Roberta” has lifetime credits of 221,107 lbs. energy corrected milk in nine lactations and 2,667 days. The daughter of Schultz Brook Hallmark, GJPI +39, has seven lactations over 21,000 lbs. milk and made her june 2013

best record of 30,540 lbs. milk, 1,240 lbs. fat and 902 lbs. protein at 7-8. Gaby Jersey Farm also owned the state’s high cow for Genomic Jersey Performance Index (GJPI). Gabys Navara Abigail, Very Good-88%, had a GJPI of +202 following the February 2013 genetic evaluations. Sunbow Jerseys, Cottage Grove, received the award for the high cow based on traditional JPI. GR Sunbow Dale Devoted, Very Good-86%, had a JPI of +160 after the December 2012 genetic evaluations. Jersey breeders elected to serve the Tennessee Jersey Cattle Club in 2013 were: Wesley Blankenship, Jackson, president;

Henry Dowlen, Lewisburg, first vice president; Jay Ozburn, Nolensville, second vice president; and Jennifer Blankenship, Jackson, secretary/treasurer. Officers were also elected to serve the junior association in the coming year as follows: Hannah Halliburton, president; Jayme Ozburn, vice president; Allison Massey, secretary; Wesley Hannah, treasurer; Sally Harris, Smyrna, reporter; Ashton Thompson, Cottage Grove, west Tennessee historian; Bryan Ownby, Riceville, and Sidney Brady, Riceville, east Tennessee reporters; and Forest Ozburn, Nolensville, middle Tennessee historian. Page 47


Production Awards Highlight South Carolina Meeting The annual meeting of the South Carolina Jersey Cattle Association was held on February 9, 2013, at the Newberry Firehouse Conference Center in Newberry. The organization held a business meeting in the morning and then joined the state’s Holstein association for lunch and an awards program in the afternoon. Amanda Trice, Director of Communications and Public Relations, Southeast United Dairy Industry Association, Inc., spoke about media training for dairy producers, which included public relations and social media. Trice She provided tips on how dairy producers can effectively bridge the gap between them and consumers, who are now 3-4 generations removed from the farm, and provided information about programs that are available free-ofcharge through their check-off dollars. Trice noted that 60% of Americans are now getting the bulk of their news online rather than from traditional media. Because of this, dairy producers need to be more proactive in their efforts to educate and promote dairy, she summed. Overall, the message needs to relay the fact that dairy foods are fresh, wholesome, nutritious and safe. She went on to say that dairy producers are in a good position to speak about their industry because research shows that consumers trust farmers. There is no better person to tell the dairy story than the one who puts food on the table every day, is passionate about what they do and cares about the well-being of the cow. Glen Easter, Laurens, reported on milk marketing. He talked about the challenges of supplying fluid milk in the southeastern part of the country (Appalachian, Southeast and Florida Federal Milk Marketing Orders), which is in a deficit for milk. The problem is exacerbated by the fact that Easter swings in milk production due to weather can vary as much as 30-50% during the year. Cooperatives are in a continual struggle to balance production from within the region with production that needs to be brought in.

Easter also explained how the robust export market impacts producers in the southeast even though they are in a region of high fluid milk use. This is because export prices influence the price of Class III and Class IV milk, which is a driver for the price of fluid milk. Easter also noted that seemingly small issues can move the market in major ways, either direction. He cited the example of how New Zealand’s drought has led to skyrocketing prices for milk powder this spring. Brad Barham introduced himself as the new area representative for the American Jersey Cattle Association and National All-Jersey Inc., following the retirement of David Burris in March. He encouraged Jersey breeders to participate in upcoming Jersey sales as both consignors and buyers. He also relayed details about the Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding assuming responsibility for genetic evaluations effective with the April 2013 evaluations. The current slate of officers was reelected to serve the South Carolina Jersey Cattle Association as follows: Amanda Lutz, Newberry, president; Phil Perry, Saluda, vice president; Tina Horn, Chester, secretary; and Boyd Parr, Newberry, treasurer. Rick Doran Jr., Newberrry, Glen Easter, L. D. Peeler, Starr, and Phil Perry, Saluda, were re-elected to serve second terms as directors. Awards Brandon Lee Horn, Chester, topped the 2012 youth production contest with his entry, Sunset Canyon Bomber MischiefET. The daughter of WF Brook Bomber, GJPI -12, produced a record with an m.e. of 24,602–944–828 at 4-11. Horn also received an award for his achievement book. Other juniors to receive awards for achievement books were: Tabb French, Newberry; Tyler French, Newberry; Bryce Horn, Chester; and Mary Rodgers, Fountain Inn. Production awards were given to senior members for herd averages and individual cow production based on m.e. production and for genetic merit based on Jersey Performance Index (JPI) and Genomic JPI (GJPI). Will-Do Jerseys, owned by Edwin and Cheryl Ettinger, Kinards, was the highproducing herd in the state with a herd average of 18,853 lbs. milk, 882 lbs. fat and 675 lbs. protein on 165 cows. The herd also led its peers for JPI with a herd average JPI of +59 on 185 cows following the December 2012 genetic evaluations. The Ettingers took home two certificates for individual cow production as well. Will Do Mannix Hoopi won the lifetime production contest with credits

Members of the South Carolina Jersey Cattle Association are brought up-to-speed on industry topics at their annual meeting.

of 218,366 lbs. milk in 3,204 days. The Excellent-90% daughter of Rock Maple Brook Mannix, GJPI -26, has nine complete lactations, six of them over 21,000 lbs. milk. She freshened in March with her 10th calf and gave 85 lbs. milk on her April test. Her herdmate, Will Do Action Harp, was the high-producing junior two-yearold with a record with an m.e. of 25,813 lbs. milk. Actual production was 18,590 lbs. milk, 878 lbs. fat and 650 lbs. protein in 300 days. The 71-cow herd owned by Mark Wiley, Abbeville, had the greatest gains in herd average milk production in 2012, with an increase of 1,936 lbs. energy corrected milk. Eastglen Farms, owned by Glen Easter and his wife, Marilyn, received a certificate for individual cow production and high GJPI cow. TC Bertoli 1300 Bagel, Very Good-86%, produced the top record among junior three-year-olds with a record with an m.e. of 28,507 lbs. milk and actual production of 25,680 lbs. milk, 1,060 lbs. fat and 834 lbs. protein. Trinitys Louie Cindy, Very Good-85%, led the state for GJPI with an index of +194 following the December 2012 genetic evaluations. GR Peelers Gannon Apricot, owned by Iris, Davis and L.D. Peeler, Starr, was the high cow for JPI with an index of +138 after the December 2012 genetic evaluations. Three other dairies earned certificates for individual cow production. Bush River Jerseys, Newberry, owned the highproducing milking yearling, BRJ Deacon Rasmus Bessie H-81. She produced a record with an m.e. of 29,336 lbs. milk and actual production of 20,810 lbs. milk, 779 lbs. fat and 688 lbs. protein. Sunny Day Farm, Chester, received awards for the top senior two-year-old and four-year-old. OA Sunny Day Cyrus 231, Very Good-86%, produced a 2-10 record with an m.e. of 30,726 lbs. milk. Actual production is 25,190 lbs. milk, 1,024 lbs. fat and 873 lbs. protein. OA Sunny Day Bart 207, Very Good-83%, produced an (continued to page 52)

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Online venues for buying and selling cattle are becoming widely accepted by Jersey breeders because they reduce event and transportation costs, charge lower commissions and decrease opportunities for health issues. Jersey Marketing Service (JMS), the cattle merchandising arm of the American Jersey Cattle Association, offers a number of services that help bring buyer and seller together online, including JerseyBid.com and JerseyAuctionLive. com. The organization has also established a blog to keep Jersey breeders abreast of timely details related to JMS events. In this month’s Jersey Jargon column, we will explain each of these services and the circumstances for using each. Links for all can be found by visiting the JMS website at http://JMS.USJersey.com. JerseyBid.com JerseyBid.com is an online service for sales managed by JMS. It is an auction, much like Ebay, with listed lots and an established time for bidding to end. The

home page for the service can be found at http://JerseyBid.USJersey.com. Visit this page to register for a free bidder account and to log in and bid on lots in the auction in progress. Potential buyers must register before the sale to place a bid. This account number is good for all JerseyBid sales; there is no need to re-register for every sale. As a bidder, you will be given the chance to establish a maximum price that you are willing to pay. Keep in mind that you may be the successful bidder without paying your maximum price. JerseyBid will place bids at established increments only as long as there is a contending bidder. Jersey breeders interested in consigning should contact Erica Davis, JMS internet marketing coordinator, by phone at 614/361-9716 or email at email at edavis@ usjersey.com. Since the costs associated with online sales are lower than traditional sales, JMS charges lower commissions for JerseyBid.com sales. As well, consignors do not have to pay to have their animals transported to the sale. They can also set a minimum price for their animals. JerseyBid.com conducts a sale each month. Generally, the sale runs the third week of each month, opening on the third Monday and closing bids at 1:30 p.m. on

the fourth Tuesday. JerseyAuctionLive.com JerseyAuctionLive.com is a service that allows producers to watch the event and place bids online in real time without being at the sale. The service is for JMSmanaged sales as well as non-JMS sales. The home page can be found at http:// JMS.USJersey.com/JerseyAuctionLive/ default.html. As with JerseyBid, you must register in advance of the sale to bid and the account is good for all JerseyAuctionLive sales. Please note that you will need separate bidder accounts for JerseyBid and JerseyAuctionLive. JerseyAuctionLive was used at The All American Jersey Sale and Pot O’Gold Sale last fall and will be available again at the sales in Louisville, Ky., and the National Heifer Sale in June and the Top of the World Sale in October. More Information For information about online JMS services, contact Erica Davis at 614/3619716 or edavis@usjersey.com. To subscribe to the JMS blog, “From Inside the Sale Ring,” visit the JMS home page and click on the posted link.

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Grand Champion High Seller at Kentucky National Sale

Fancy females that captured the top banners at the Kentucky National Show on the morning of April 5, 2013, brought the top prices at the ensuing Kentucky National Sale that evening. The Grand Champion was the high seller and the Reserve Grand Champion and Junior Champion tied as third high-sellers. In all, 68 lots crossed the auction block at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center in Louisville for an average of $2,089.34 and a gross of $142,075. Sale Analysis

Number

Avg. Price Total Value

20 Cows, two years and over 14 Bred heifers 7 Open yearlings 27 Heifer calves 68 Lots Median price

$2,367.50 2,196.43 2,200.00 1,799.07

$47,350 30,750 15,400 48,575

$2,089.34 $142,075 $1,700.00

Sale Management: Jersey Marketing Service Auctioneer: Lynn Lee

For the second consecutive year, it was the Grand Champion that commanded the high price of the day. The partnership of DeMents Jerseys, Treasure Chest Jerseys and Kilgus, Kenney, Ill., placed the final bid of $6,700 on TC 1457 Jade Iris, who was also the first lot to sell. The tall, wide, fancy-uddered senior three-year-old is sired by Giprat Belles Jade-ET, GJPI +29, and appraised Excellent-91% at 3-3. She freshened in late December and has a projected m.e. of 15,546–723–546 at 4-2. She was second senior calf at the North Carolina State Fair in 2010 and topped her class the following year as a senior yearling. “Iris” hails from the same cow family as the heifer that topped the Kentucky

TC 1457 Jade Iris was the high seller, purchased for $6,700 by the partnership of DeMents Jerseys, Treasure Chest Jerseys and Kilgus, represented by AJCA-NAJ Area Representative Ron Mosser, right. She was consigned by Kevin Eric Lutz, represented by JMS Assistant Manager Louie Cozzitorto, left. Also pictured with the Grand Champion of the Kentucky National Show Grand Champion are Elise Carpenter, at the halter, and Lynn Lee, auctioneer, in the box.

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National Sale in 2011. Her dam is an Excellent-90% daughter of BW CountryET, GJPI +70, with a three lactation m.e. average of 19,969–799–655. The next dam is a Very Good-87% daughter of Rock Ella Paramount-ET, GJPI +84. The third dam of “Iris” is Wester Imp Inell Issy-P, Excellent-95%. The daughter of Meadow Lawn J Imperial 50R-ET, GJPI -69, has 11 complete lactations and a best record of 11-7 305 19,770 5.3% 1,045 3.4% 663 94DCR. She has nine Excellent and 14 Very Good daughters, including Hixson Jude Ivy-ET, Excellent-93%, with 20,590 lbs. milk, 1,011 lbs. fat and 697 lbs. protein, and Hixson Future Dopey-P-ET, Excellent-92%, with 21,750 lbs. milk, 1,016 lbs. fat and 760 lbs. protein. “Iris” was consigned by Kevin Eric Lutz, Lincolnton, N.C. The second high seller, Tower Vue Lil Kinky-ET, is backed by one of the breed’s leading show families and six Excellent dams in the U.S. or Canada. Ellie McKissick, New Castle, Pa., purchased the senior calf for $5,900. She is sired by the breed’s leading sire for Jersey Udder Index (+6.93), Tower Vue Prime Tequila-ET, GJPI -85, and out of Avonlea Connected to Kanada-ET. Her maternal sister, Tower Vue Lil Kook, Very Good-89%, was Junior Champion of The All American Jersey Show in 2011. Another maternal sister, Tower Vue Kookies Krunch-ET, Very Good-88%, was first junior two-year-old at the MidAtlantic Regional Jersey Show in 2012. “Kanada” is an Excellent-94% daughter of Giprat Belles Connection-ET, GJPI +28, who was tapped Intermediate Champion of the New York Spring Carousel Show in 2009. The following year, she placed fourth in the junior three-year-old class at the Central National Jersey Show and third at The All American Jersey Show. She has an m.e. average of 18,311–855–700 on three lactations. A choice sired by “Tequila” and out of “Kanada” was the high-selling lot of the Top of the World Sale in 2012 and the third high selling choice of the year at $9,100. “ K i n k y ’s ” g r a n d a m , Av o n l e a Renaissance Kookie-ET, SUP-EX 92-5E (CAN), was named winner of the Royal Jersey Futurity in 2001 and also tapped Intermediate Champion of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair (RAWF). She has also been named All-Canadian as a junior two-year-old and Reserve All-Canadian as a five year-old and a mature cow. She has seven lactations and a best record of 5-1 305 18,967 5.4% 1,017 3.8% 714 CAN. The next dam, Avonlea Juno KrackerET, EX 94-4E (CAN), also topped the futurity held in conjunction with the

The second high seller, Tower Vue Lil Kinky-ET, was purchased by Ellie McKissick, represented by JMS Assistant Manager Louie Cozzitorto, right, for $5,900. She was consigned by Craig Walton, left, and Emily Thornburg, second left. Korri Briggs is at the halter. Lynn Lee, auctioneer, is in the box.

RAWF in 1995 and was named AllCanadian Junior Three-Year-Old in 1995. She was Reserve All-Canadian Four-YearOld the following year and earned a six star brood cow award from Jersey Canada. “Kinky’s” fourth dam is Avonlea Valiant Kitty 15N, EX-3E (CAN). She was the Grand Champion of the 1984 All American Junior Jersey Show and won the Royal Jersey Futurity. She has been named All-Canadian four times in milking form. “Kinky” was consigned by Craig Walton, Carlisle, Pa. Two consignments sold for the third high price of the day—$5,750. Zeinstra Farms, Shelbyville, Mich., chose the show’s Reserve Grand Champion, Piedmont Deacon BG-P, who stood second to “Iris” earlier in the day and is entered in the 2013 National Jersey Jug Futurity. The Excellent-90% daughter of Fairway Topkick Deacon-P, GJPI +24, calved in late November. She gave 75 lbs. milk on her March test and has a projected m.e. of 21,693–874–741 at 3-1. The consignment is backed by eight Very Good or Excellent dams. Her dam is an Excellent-92% “Jade” daughter with a five lactation m.e. average of 19,526–875–679. She was first milking senior yearling at the North Carolina State Fair in 2007 and first dry cow at the fair in 2011. Her Excellent-91% grandam is a daughter of Bancrest Lester Avery, GJPI +36, with an m.e. average of 18,561–788–657 on five lactations. The next dam is also appraised Excellent-91% and made a best record of 5-0 263 17,220 3.9% 677 3.3% 561 96DCR. The consignment was made by Corey and Mandy Lutz and James and Olivia Pearson, Lincolnton, N.C. The partnership of Scott Stanford, Jason Steinlage and Dusty Schirm, Appleton, Wis., purchased the other $5,750-priced heifer—the Kentucky National Junior Champion. KCJF Responses Incredible is a fancy-pedigreed daughter of Hollylane (continued to page 52)

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Silver Mist Farm

Kevin and Annette Thomas 2065 McCormick Loop, Tillamook, OR 97141 Phone 503/842-2658 Fax 503/842-5747 Email silvermist@oregoncoast.com

Kentucky National Sale (continued from page 51)

R Response-ET, JPI -45, backed by three Excellent dams. Her dam, KCJF Sultans Ivana, Excellent-92%, produced 19,410 lbs. milk, 797 lbs. fat and 694 lbs. protein at 3-11. Her grandam, Rockin J Judas Ivory, Excellent-92%, has four lactations and a best record of 4-4 305 21,010 4.5% 952 3.5% 730 95DCR. Her third dam is also appraised Excellent-92%. Her fourth dam is Very Good-86%; her fifth dam is Very Good-87%. “Incredible� was consigned by Brittany Core, Salvisa, Ky. Forty-one Jersey breeders from 17 states made purchases. The volume buyer was Jillian Swafford, Eatonton, Ga., who purchased five head for $9,375. Sales $2,150 and Over

(Consignors in Parentheses) DeMents Jerseys, Treasure Chest Jerseys and Kilgus, Kenney, Ill. TC 1457 Jade Iris, cow 3 yrs........................................ $6,700 (Kevin E. Lutz, Lincolnton, N.C.) Ellie McKissick, New Castle, Pa. Tower Vue Lil Kinky-ET, heifer calf 6 mos...................... 5,900 (Craig Walton, Pleasant Plain, Ohio) Zeinstra Farms, Shelbyville, Mich. Piedmont Deacon BG-P, cow 3 yrs................................ 5,750 (Corey and Mandy Lutz and James and Olivia Pearson, Lincolnton, N.C.) Scott Stanford, Jason Steinlage and Dusty Schirm,

Appleton, Wis. KCJF Responses Incredible, open yearling 13 mos...... 5,750 (Brittany Core, Salvisa, Ky.) Jasmine Noteboom, Warwick, N.Y. Deerview Merchant V Coed-ET, bred heifer 16 mos..... 4,300 (Charles W. Lutz, Mocksville, N.C.) Travis Lehnertz, Plainview, Minn. SR Volcano Precious, heifer calf 7 mos......................... 4,000 (Cole L. Peters, Meadville, Pa.) Elise Carpenter, Russell Springs, Ky. Schulte Bros TB Gracelynn-ET, bred heifer 19 mos...... 3,700 (Mitch Schulte, Watkins, Iowa) Dick Miller and Family, Osgood, Ind. GD Vincent Amelia, heifer calf 4 mos............................ 3,500 (Gordon Jersey Farm and Amanda and Andrew Dragoo, Lynn, Ind.) Jason Cast, Beaver Crossing, Neb. Hubbells Blade Daisy, cow 2 yrs.................................... 3,200 (Keith Hubbell and Family, Brownsville, Ind.) Random Luck Favorite Star, cow 2 yrs.......................... 2,700 (Lisa A. Caya, Darlington, Wis.) Jake Grit, cow 2 yrs........................................................ 2,100 (Cedarcrest Farms, Faunsdale, Ala.) Kilgus Dairy, Fairbury, Ill. Reich-Dale Hurley Vanese, bred heifer 18 mos............. 2,900 (Skyler Reichard, Chambersburg, Pa.) Jillian Swafford, Eatonton, Ga. Rossland Action Gretel-ET, heifer calf 3 mos................ 2,825 (Larry L. Duvall, Chillicothe, Ohio) WF Big Wheel Bounce, bred heifer 23 mos................... 2,150 (Waverly Farm, Clear Brook, Va.) Will Carnes, Stanford, Ky. Laurick Shyster Wynne, bred heifer 22 mos.................. 2,800 (Rick Brewer and Family and Hershberger Brothers Jerseys, Arrington, Tenn.) Stephen Borland, Ormstown, Que. WF Nissan Annora, cow 3 yrs........................................ 2,600 (Todd Stiles, Clear Brook, Va.) Hadleigh Jones, Glasgow, Ky. Bel Shocker Fantasy-ET, heifer calf 4 mos.................... 2,550 (Herby and Amanda Lutz, Dan Bauer and Mark Erdman, Chester, S.C.) Schulte Bros Tequila Libby-ET, open yearling 16 mos... 2,450 (Mitch Schulte, Watkins, Iowa) J. Clark Morgan, Urbana, Ohio J-Kay Justice Eclipse, cow 3 yrs.................................... 2,500

(Erika Graves and Jacob Morgan, Urbana, Ohio) Jack and/or Kelly Baird, Taylorsville, Ky. DKG Request Glory, heifer calf 6 mos........................... 2,400 (John, Donna, Trevor, Lane and Blake Greiwe, Sidney, Ohio) Rossland Action Greta-ET, heifer calf 3 mos................. 2,150 (Larry L. Duvall) Ryan and Kim Graham, Brighton, Ill. QA/WF Valentino Devine, heifer calf 4 mos................... 2,400 (Deborah C. Osborn and Waverly Farms, Keymar, Md.)

South Carolina Meeting (continued from page 48)

actual record of 26,630 lbs. milk, 988 lbs. fat and 932 lbs. protein, with an m.e. of 29,828 lbs. milk at 4-2. A pair of cows in the Senn-Sational Jerseys herd of Newberry round out the awards for individual cow production. Senn-Sational Geronimo Harmonica, Very Good-80%, was the high-producing senior three-year-old with a record with an m.e. of 27,762 lbs. milk. She was subsequently sold to Dwayne and Anthony Mason, Parrottsville, Tenn., in the SennSational Jerseys Production Sale in June. Senn-Sational Brazo Carol, Very Good85%, led all aged cows with a 6-3 record with an m.e. of 28,364 lbs. milk and actual production of 18,800 lbs. milk, 815 lbs. fat and 577 lbs. fat.

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Orthridge Farms Consigns High Sellers at Iowa Sale

Jersey breeders from the Hawkeye State and other dairies in the region stepped up to the plate by consigning some of their best to this year’s edition of the Iowa Spring Extravaganza Sale on March 23, 2013. Buyers showed their appreciation with a sale average that bettered the one posted last year by more than $220 and is the highest since 2008. The 44 lots that crossed the auction block in West Union, Iowa, sold for an average of $1,857.95 and a gross of $81,750. Seven lots sold for $3,000 or more, led by four high-genomic females that sold with written contracts or interest from A.I. organizations. The event was again hosted with the Iowa Ayrshire Breeders Association and included the third Hawkeye Pot O’Gold Sale for Jersey juniors. Sale Analysis

Number

Avg. Price Total Value

9 Cows, two years and over 11 Bred heifers 7 Open yearlings 15 Heifer calves 1 Bull 1 Embryo package 1 Choice of calves

45 Lots edian price M

$1,686.11 1,884.09 2,535.71 1,728.33 900.00 1,875.00 3,000.00

$15,175 20,725 17,750 25,925 900 1,875 3,000

$1,896.67 $1,500.00

$85,350

Sale Management: Iowa Jersey Cattle Club Auctioneer: Lynn Lee

The two high-selling lots were consigned by Orthridge Farms of Lancaster, Wis. River Valley Farm, Tremont, Ill., selected the high-seller, Orthridge Zuma Riva, for $7,000. The 13-month-old daughter of ISDK DJ Zuma, GJPI +215, sold with a contract to Jerseyland Sires potentially worth $17,500 and interest from Accelerated Genetics, Genex/CRI, Select Sires and the Semex Alliance. “Riva” ranked on the list of the Top 500 Heifers for GJPI on sale day and now has

Orthridge Zuma Riva was the high-selling Jersey at the Iowa Spring Extravaganza Sale. She was purchased by River Valley Farm for $7,000 and consigned by Orthridge Farms, represented by Derek Orth, left. Also pictured with “Riva” are Gina Fisher, on the halter, and Jason Steinlage, pedigrees, and Lynn Lee, auctioneer, in the box.

a GJPI of +205 and a Genomic Predicted Transmitting Ability (GPTA) of +4.9 for Production Life (PL). She tested free for JH1 and has a Genomic Future Inbreeding of 4.8%. Her dam, Aspen Grove Braveheart Raisie, Very Good-86%, is sired by Keystone Duke Braveheart, GJPI +158. She ranks among the top 1.5% in the nation for GJPI with an index of +154 and has an m.e. average of 21,226–997–793 on two lactations. “Riva’s” grandam, Aspen Grove Militia Rose, Excellent-90%, has two records over 25,000 lbs. milk and a best record of 3-10 305 3x 27,140 4.6% 1,242 3.5% 939 94DCR. Orthridge Farms purchased her as a bred heifer carrying “Raisie” at the National Heifer Sale in 2008. “Riva’s” third dam is appraised Very Good-85% and made 20,780 lbs. milk, 1,018 lbs. fat and 694 lbs. protein at 3-8. Matthew Steiner, Rittman, Ohio, purchased the other high-selling consignment, Orthridge Valentino Vanna-P, for $5,500. Like her former herdmate, the bred heifer sold with a contract to Jerseyland Sires potentially worth $17,500 and interest from Accelerated Genetics, Genex/CRI, Select Sires and the Semex Alliance. “Vanna” is sired by the breed’s former #1 G-code bull, All Lynns Louie Valentino-ET, GJPI +186, and due with an ultrasounded heifer calf by Orthridge Da Bomb-P-ET, GJPI +170, in early October. She ranks #67 in the nation among genotyped polled females with a GJPI of +168 and has GPTAs of +1,022M, +52F, +37P and +1.7 for Type. Her dam is sired by Ahlem Lemvig Abe-ET, GJPI +140. Her Very Good-85% grandam made 21,000 lbs. milk, 930 lbs. fat and 709 lbs. protein at 4-6. Her third dam is a Very Good-85% daughter of Forest Glen Hallmark Kirk-P-ET, GJPI +15, with a best record of 5-0 305 19,370 4.2% 819 3.7% 716 97DCR. The next dam is appraised Excellent-90%. Steiner also took home the third highselling Jersey, Gabys Visionary Sharlene, for $5,300. The six-month-old daughter of All Lynns Legal Visionary-ET, GJPI +247, is backed by eight Very Good or Excellent dams. She ranks on the list of the Top 500 Heifers for GJPI with an index of +218 and has GPTAs of +1,731M, +64F, +56P and +3.9PL. She sold with interest from Accelerated Genetics, Genex/CRI, Select Sires and the Semex Alliance. “Sharlene’s” dam is a Very Good-85% daughter of ISDK JAS Artist, GJPI +155, with an m.e. of 20,725–894–750 on her first lactation. Her grandam is a Very Good-87% daughter of Mason Lemvig Jacinto-ET, GJPI +52, with a three lactation

Orthridge Farms, represented by Derek Orth, left, also consigned the second high seller, Orthridge Valentino Vanna-P, who was purchased by Matthew Steiner for $5,500. Gina Fisher is at the halter and Jason Steinlage, pedigrees, and Lynn Lee, auctioneer, are in the box.

m.e. average of 17,379–885–684. Her third dam is appraised Very Good-85% and has an m.e. average of 20,516–964–690 on two lactations. “Sharlene” was consigned by Gaby Jersey Farm, Greeneville, Tenn. In all, buyers from seven states made purchases. The sale was co-managed with the Iowa Ayrshire Association for the 10th year and auctioned 59 Ayrshire lots for an average of $2,045.45. Sales $1,875 and Over

(Consignors in Parentheses) River Valley Farm, Tremont, Ill. Orthridge Zuma Riva, open yearling 13 mos............... $7,000 (Orthridge Farms, Lancaster, Wis.) Matthew Steiner, Rittman, Ohio Orthridge Valentino Vanna-P, bred heifer 15 mos.......... 5,500 (Orthridge Farms) Gabys Visionary Sharlene, heifer calf 6 mos................. 5,300 (Gaby Jersey Farm, Greeneville, Tenn.) John David Maxwell, Donahue, Iowa Trans Ova Critic Marlena E628-ET, heifer calf 7 mos.... 3,800 (Trans-Ova Genetics, Sioux Center, Iowa) Chris Suess, Grand Meadow, Minn. Edgebrook Sonic Lemay, open yearling 18 mos........... 3,200 (Mike and Brenda Dilly, Montour, Iowa) Patrick and Carlena Gallagher, Decorah, Iowa Norther Lites Grand Prix Vanetta-ET, heifer calf 8 mos. .3,000 (Audrey and Hayley Souza, Milbank, S.D.) Brian Bagge, Worthington, Iowa First choice female sired by Griffens Governor-ET and out of Arethusa Signature Verona-ET...................................... 3,000 (Audrey and Hayley Souza) Arthuracres Outlaw Saige, bred heifer 20 mos.............. 2,450 (Brad and Brian Arthur, Maynard, Iowa) Jason Volker and Jason Steinlage, Lawler, Iowa Schulte Bros Giller Glory-ET, bred heifer 2 yrs.............. 2,700 (Zach, Blake and Mitch Schulte, Watkins, Iowa) Steve Durnan, Elgin, Iowa Hei-Bri Polish Creme, cow 2 yrs..................................... 2,600 (Brian and Heidi Lantzky and Family, Hawkeye, Iowa) Jon Crubel, Lancaster, Wis. Schulte Bros Iatola Glisten-ET, open yearling 15 mos.. 2,100 (Mitch Schulte, Watkins, Iowa) Libby Milroy, North Platte, Neb. Orthridge Kel Ladasha-P, bred heifer 18 mos................ 2,100 (Randy or Laura Orth, Lancaster, Wis.) Doug Fairbanks, Anamosa, Iowa Lyon Merchant Bea-ET, heifer calf 7 mos...................... 2,000 (Lyon Jerseys, Toledo, Iowa) Nathan Franek, Newhall, Iowa Five embryos sired by Gabys Chronicle and out of Gabys Navara Abigail................................................................ 1,875 (Henry Gaby, Greeneville, Tenn.)

Hawkeye Pot O’Gold Sale The third Hawkeye Pot O’Gold Sale was held in conjunction with the Iowa Spring Extravaganza Sale. Two heifer calves sold for an average of $600. The juniors who made purchases are eligible to participate in the Hawkeye Pot O’Gold (continued to page 60)

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Pennsylvania Honors Juniors and Seniors Members of the Pennsylvania Jersey Cattle Association (PJCA) gathered for their annual meeting on April 5-6, 2013, at the Holiday Inn in Grantville. The two-day event included a business meeting, awards banquet and tours of two local Jersey farms. Juniors competed in the speech and dairy jeopardy contests, crowned a new queen and spent time with their peers at a pool and pizza party. Craig Rhein, Pine Grove, was honored with the PJCA Distinguished Service Award. Rhein operates Meadow View Farm with his mother, Dawn, and brother, Terry, and breeds cattle using the MVF prefix. The Rheins recently dispersed the bulk of the milking string through the Meadow View Production Sale in April, with 246 lots selling for an average of $1,263.82. Rhein has served the PJCA as president and director and also sat on the board of the American Jersey Cattle Association (AJCA) for two terms beginning in 2003. Rhein chaired the National Heifer Sale in 2005 when the Annual Meetings of the AJCA and National All-Jersey Inc. were hosted by Pennsylvania. Meadow View Farm is enrolled on

Jessica Peters, PJCA Executive Secretary, left, and David Norman, AJCA Director, second left, give the Distinguished Service Award to Craig Rhein and his wife, Pam.

Jaylene Lesher, front right, was crowned as the 2013 Pennsylvania Jersey Queen and Jackie Chyle, front left, was named alternate in the queen contest. Also pictured are queen contestants Ashley Blair, back left, and Carolyn Lawrence, back right, flanking Maria Noble, 2012-2013 Pennsylvania Dairy Princess, and Anna Flick, 2012 Pennsylvania Jersey Queen.

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David Norman, AJCA Director, presents the Norman Genetic Award to Jessica, Janet and Jeff Peters. It is the second consecutive year Spruce Row Farm, operated by the Peters family, has won the award.

Youth earning recognition in the youth achievement contest included Mason Davis, junior division winner, front left, and Jackie Chyle, senior division winner, back. Emory Bewley won the first year project award.

REAP and has a 2012 AJCA lactation average of 16,885 lbs. milk, 749 lbs. fat and 602 lbs. protein on 165 cows. The herd ranks among the top 25% in the nation for Jersey Performance Index (JPI) with a herd average JPI of +68. Five cows rank among the top 1.5% in the nation for JPI or Genomic JPI (GJPI) after the May 2013 genetic evaluations. Rhein has bred numerous bulls in A.I. sampling programs, including MVF Jevon Lotto, GJPI +173, who ranks #20 among Active A.I. bulls. The farm has also consigned many individuals that have sold well at leading Jersey sales, including the National Heifer Sale, the All American Jersey Sale and the Pot O’Gold Sale, and hosted the popular Meadow View Summer Splash series. For the second consecutive year, the Norman Genetic Award was presented to Spruce Row Farm, Meadville. The farm operated by Jeff and Janet Peters and their children, Jessica and Cole, leads the Keystone State for JPI with a herd average JPI of +81 following the April 2013 genetic evaluations. With the average, Spruce Row Farm ranks #27 in the nation.

achievement contest. The daughter of Jack and Ella Chyle owns more than 40 head of Registered Jerseys which are managed with the herd at the family farm, ChyleLand Dairy. She currently serves as the Wayne County Dairy Princess. Willow Voegtlen, Columbia Crossroads, was named winner of the intermediate division of the youth achievement contest. Mason Davis, Dawson, topped the junior division of the competition. Emory Jo Bewley, Susquehanna, won the first year project award. In the scrapbook contest, Andrew C. Theobald, Waymart, earned the top prize in the senior division while Madison Davis, Dawson, earned first place in the junior division. In the dairy speech contest, Maria Jo Noble, Gillett, placed first in the senior division and Troy K. Longenecker, Annville, took third. In the intermediate division, Sawyer T. Whitenight, Stillwater, earned the top prize. Jacob A. Kline, Knox, placed second and Hannah Diehl, McVeytown, placed third. Maggie Whitenight, Stillwater, Olivia Lesher, Bernville, and Stephanie Yonker, Mohrsville, placed first through third, respectively, in the junior division of the contest. In dairy jeopardy competition, Troy Longenecker placed second in the senior division and Jared Wetzel, Manheim, was third. In the junior division, Caroline Arrowsmith, Peach Bottom, Sawyer Whitenight and Kathy Bash, Mount Pleasant, placed first through third, respectively. Katelyn Nolt, Canton, won the Jacob M. Brunges Production Contest with her entry, Lost Hill Influence Ram. The Very Good-82% daughter of Galaxies Influence-ET, GJPI +72, produced a record with an m.e. of 891 lbs. protein to earn the laurel. Actual production on the 1-11 record is 19,540 lbs. milk, 817 lbs. fat and 653 lbs. protein. Other juniors that placed second through fifth, respectively, in the contest

Junior Awards Jaylene Lesher, Berneville, was crowned as the 2013 Pennsylvania Jersey Queen. The daughter of William and Lolly Lesher of Way-Har Farms is a freshman at Penn State University-Berks Campus majoring in animal science. Lesher also topped the senior division of the dairy jeopardy contest, placed second in the senior division of the dairy speech competition and received a scholarship from the PJCA. She has won the speech contest twice before and placed third in the TalkJersey contest sponsored by the AJCA in 2010. She attended the second Jersey Youth Academy in 2011. Jackie Cyle, Pleasant Mount, was selected as the alternate in the queen contest and won the senior division of the youth

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Den-Kel Jerseys

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

Seacord Farm 50 Milking Jerseys

Richard Seacord • 518/321-6973 Brian Seacord • 518/222-9351 Email • jewelsea@aol.com 32 Old Cambridge Rd., Greenwich, NY 12834

April Rolling Herd Average — 83.8 cows 20,329M 4.8% 972F 3.5% 718P Merle, Margaret, Tim, Mike, Nathan & Ryan Lawton 431 Bridge St., Newark Valley, NY 13811 607/642-8169 Farm 607/341-1172 Tim mmlawton@stny.rr.com

awtons

jersey farm

Oomsdale Farm, Inc. Michael, Judy, Elena, Haley, Zachary and Danielle Ooms Antonie and Cathy Ooms 43 Sutherland Rd., Valatie, NY 12184-9664 518/784-3515 (Home) 518/755-7645 (Cell) Email: oomsey@aol.com

Advertise here today! Iowa Breeders Gather for Annual Meeting Jersey breeders from the Hawkeye State gathered for the annual meeting of their state Jersey organization on March 2, 2013, at the Country Junction restaurant in Dyersville. Members handled organization business and heard from American Jersey Cattle Association and National All-Jersey Inc. Area Representative Londa Johnson. Johnson spoke about new opportunities for genotyping. Jersey breeders can now genotype their bulls. As well, they can test all Jerseys for three additional traits—horned/polled gene, beta casein A2 gene and BVD-PI—as add-ons to the low-density genotyping test. Johnson also talked about the growing interest in online options for buying and selling cattle. Through Jersey Marketing Service (JMS), breeders can purchase Page 58

and consign animals through JerseyBid. com, for auctions conducted entirely online, or watch and place bids through JerseyAuctionLive.com, an online service for sales managed by other sale managers. Jersey breeders can also buy and sell cattle using Jersey Classifieds. JMS has established a blog to keep breeders posted on last-minute details for JMS-managed sales and as a wrap-up of recent events. Members discussed options for the Iowa Spring Extravaganza Sale, which has been hosted with the Iowa Ayrshire Association for the past 10 years. Another option that is being considered is a production-type sale similar to those managed by JMS. Breeders were reminded that next year’s sale will also include awards for the inaugural Hawkeye Pot O’Gold Production Contest, which is based on the first lactations of heifers

sold through the Hawkeye Pot O’Gold Sale held in conjunction with the spring sale in 2010. The National Cattle Congress will be held on September 13. The junior show will be on September 14. In the junior show, the Grand Champion will be awarded a $2,000 premium, Reserve Grand Champion will earn $1,000 and Honorable Mention Champion will receive $500. All premiums will be held in a trust until the junior is of college-age. The Iowa Jersey Cattle Club summer picnic will be hosted by the Maxwell family at Cinnamon Ridge Dairy in Donahue on July 6. Members voted to retain the current slate of officers for 2013. Jeff Holtz, Maquaketa, will serve as president; Harvey Metzger, Lester, will be vice president; and Jennifer Zumbach, Hopkinton, will perform duties as secretary/treasurer. JERSEY JOURNAL


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were: Jessica Nolt, Canton; John Curtis, Corry; Lily Fries, Prompton; and Jackie Chyle. Rhonda Mitcheltree, New Castle, topped the 2013 Pennsylvania Pot of Gold Production Contest with Windy Lane Impuls Frito, Very Good-84%. The daughter of ISDK Q Impuls, GJPI +169, produced a first lactation with a cheese merit dollar value (CM$) of $2,581.92. “Frito” was consigned to the 2010 Pennsylvania Pot of Gold Sale by Ryan D. Clark, Tyrone. Production Awards Production awards for herd averages and individual cows based on CY$ were also given. Among small herds with 7-29 cows, the herd owned by David Myers, Summerhill, was the high producer for milk and protein with a herd average of 19,998 lbs. milk and 714 lbs. protein. The herd owned by Roger Alexander, Liberty, topped its peers for fat production with a herd average of 952 lbs. fat. In the division for herds with 30-59 cows, three herds were recognized. Mark Shedden, Canton, took home the prize for the high-producing herd for milk at 18,978 lbs. milk. The herd owned by Philip Petersheim, Meyersdale, was the highproducing herd for fat at 908 lbs. fat. Keith A. Frey, Manheim, earned the award for high protein herd at 673 lbs. protein. Ernest Derr Jr., Linden, received awards for high milk and fat production among herds with 60-99 cows with 19,090 lbs. milk and 890 lbs. fat. Vanderfeltz Jerseys, Lawton, led its peers for protein production at 699 lbs. protein. Among large herds with 100 or more cows, Creek View Farms, Johnstown, was the leader for milk and protein and tied for fat production with a herd average of 21,809 lbs. milk, 952 lbs. fat and 797 lbs. protein. Mount Rock Jerseys LLC, Newville, tied as the leader for fat among large herds with a herd average of 952 lbs. Mount Rock Jerseys took home seven certificates for individual cow production as well. Northwinds Lovabull Moxie was the state’s high protein cow. The Very Good-83% daughter of Den-Kel Jace Lovabull-P, GJPI +88, produced an actual 305-day record of 31,050 lbs. milk, 1,723 lbs. fat and 1,205 lbs. protein at 4-5. She was also the high-producing four-year-old with a CY$ value of $5,384.01 on the record. “Moxie’s” herdmates that topped their peers were: PR Mains Kanai Odell, high senior yearling with a record with a CY$ value of $3,577.76; Mains Impuls Darci, june 2013

top senior two-year-old with a record with a CY$ value of $4,045.34; Canyon Levi, high-producing junior three-year-old with a record with a CY$ value of $4,130; Ben Lucky L Easter, high senior threeyear-old with a record with a CY$ value of $4,147.10; Mains Blair 205, top fiveyear-old with a record with a CY$ value of $4,492.41; and SBF Beau Odessa, leader among cows 6-7 years-of-age with a record with a CY$ value of $4,519.33. Three other Pennsylvania dairies earned certificates for individual cow production as well. Oregon Dairy Farms LLC, Lancaster, took home the award for the high-

producing junior two-year-old, Shyrwood Minister Farrah, who made a record with a CY$ value of $4,065.97. Campbell Run Jerseys, St. Thomas, received the award for the top cow 6-7 years-of-age, Campbells Run Birdie Perim, who produced a record with a CY$ value of $3,867.84. Chyle-Land Dairy milked the high aged cow, Chyle-Land Topside Peach, who produced a record with a CY$ value of $3,098.70. Business Meeting and Tours Officers were elected to serve the PJCA (continued from page 60)

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in 2013 as follows: Steve Paxton, Grove City, president; Ryan Clark, vice president; and Jessica Peters, Meadville, executive secretary. Mark Gardner, Dayton, was elected to serve as a director. Jersey breeders were treated to tours of Jersey Acres in Pine Grove and Country Lane Jerseys in Kutztown. Jersey Acres is owned by the Heffner family. The Heffners also operate a farm market and winery on the farm. Country Lane Jerseys is owned by Brian L. Moore. The 107-cow dairy ranks seventh in the nation for milk, fat and protein among herds with 80-149 cows with a 2012 AJCA lactation average of 21,599 lbs. milk, 1,011 lbs. fat and 778 lbs. protein. Jersey breeders were also able to tour Yuengling Brewery, the oldest operating brewery in this country, and shop at Cabela’s while in the area.

Production Contest, which is based on actual production (combined fat and protein pounds) of these heifers in their first lactation. Abina Johnson, La Crescent, Minn., purchased the high seller, a heifer calf that traces to the “Jade” cow family at Forest Glen Jerseys, Dayton, Ore., for $750. Lyleschlomer Hancock Justine is a November 2012 daughter of O.F. Impuls Hancock, GJPI +162. She has a GJPI of +144 and GPTAs of +1,116M, +52F and +33P. Sale Analysis

Number Avg. Price Total Value

2 Heifer calves

2 Lots Median price

$600.00

$1,200

$600.00 $600.00

$1,200

Her dam is a Very Good-81% daughter of Tollenaars Impuls Louie 260-ET, GJPI +172, with an m.e. of 16,849–660–527

on her first lactation. Her third dam is appraised Very Good-83% and has two actual records over 17,000 lbs. milk, 730 lbs. fat and 560 lbs. protein. “Justine’s” fourth dam, Forest Glen VD Jade-ET, Excellent-90%, made 27,530 lbs. milk, 1,367 lbs. fat and 964 lbs. protein in her first lactation. She has eight sons in A.I. sampling programs. “Justine’s” fifth dam is Havs Chief Berretta Jade, Excellent-95%, with 23,570 lbs. milk, 820 lbs. fat and 894 lbs. protein at 4-2. She was consigned by Covington Jerseys and Hannah and Titus Covington, Leon, Iowa. The other Iowa junior who made a purchase was Greydon Henry of Leon. Sales $450 and Over

(Consignors in Parentheses) Abina Johnson, La Crescent, Minn. Lyleschlomer Hancock Justine, heifer calf 4 mos........... $750 (Covington Jerseys and Hannah and Titus Covington, Leon, Iowa) Greyden Henry, Leon, Iowa Cinnamon Ridge TBone Vandita, heifer calf 8 mos.......... 450 (John and Edwin Maxwell, Donahue, Iowa)

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

Visit our website at http://www.avonroadjerseyfarm.com

featuring highlights of our herd and animals for sale. Member of Dairyland Jersey Sires, Inc.

Avon Road Jersey Farm

OFwens arms, Inc. 315 355th Ave., Frederic, WI 54837 owenswlsd@centurytel.net Wilfred & Linda 715/653-2663 Roger & Kim 715/653-2566

Walter & Joyce 715/653-2637

Steinhauers

Jerseys

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

D.L. Strandberg and Sons P.O. Box 185 Alma Center, WI 54611 Judd: 715/964-8135 D.L.: 715/964-5441 Emal: shoal@triwest.net or jstrandberg70@yahoo.com

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PRODUCTION AWARDS

Lifetime Production Achievements to be Honored

T

2012 Leading Living Lifetime Production Contest Ranked By Protein Name, Appraisal Score Owner

Protein Milk (pounds)

Lagerweys Hallmark Redrose, E-91% Michael R. Kortus, Lynden, Wash. Mainstream Jace Shelly, E-91% Randy and Jana Kortus, Lynden, Wash. Mainstream Hallmark Serena, E-90% Randy and Jana Kortus, Lynden, Wash. Barlass Lester Godiva, VG-88% William G. and Marion G. Barlass, Janesville, Wis. Friendly Valley DC Mel, E-95% Mark and Lisa Hansen, Machias, N.Y. Yosemite Lemvig Berretta Seina, VG-87% Yosemite Jersey Dairy, Hilmar, Calif. GR MM Berretta 1627, E-90% Misty Meadow Dairy, Tillamook, Ore. Van De Hallmark Ultra Ultimate, E-90% Matt Boyce and Family, Alliance, Ohio GR Jer-Z-Boyz Junction 8104 Jer-Z-Boyz, Pixley, Calif. GR Jer-Z-Boyz Lemvig 8853, VG-87% Jer-Z-Boyz, Pixley, Calif.

Fat

Avg. Daily Production Protein Milk Fat Days

9,531

275,180

12,851

2.8

83.0

3.9

3,317

9,290

252,494

12,732

4.1

111.1

5.6

2,272

9,215

244,470

11,962

3.5

92.2

4.5

2,653

9,157

263,351

11,099

2.4

67.8

2.9

3,886

9,003

237,806

11,680

1.8

48.0

2.4

4,953

8,850

229,664

10,226

2.6

68.2

3.0

3,367

8,689

245,125

11,403

2.2

61.6

2.9

3,978

8,641

230,276

10,523

2.3

61.7

2.8

3,732

8,523

219,563

11,619

2.3

58.1

3.1

3,778

8,361

240,460

10,606

2.4

70.1

3.1

3,432

Ranked By Milk Name, Appraisal Score Owner

Milk Fat Protein Avg. Daily Production (pounds) Milk Fat Protein Days

Lagerweys Hallmark Redrose, E-91% 275,180 Michael R. Kortus, Lynden, Wash. Barlass Lester Godiva, VG-88% 263,351 William G. and Marion G. Barlass, Janesville, Wis. Mainstream Jace Shelly, E-91% 252,494 Deborah C. Osborn and Paul L. Stiles, Keymar, Md. Bevens Haven Berretta Jessica, E-90% 249,953 Dennis Feltmann and Family, Norwood, Minn. GR MM Berretta 1627, E-90% 245,125 Misty Meadow Dairy, Tillamook, Ore. Mainstream Hallmark Serena, E-90% 244,470 Randy and Jana Kortus, Lynden, Wash. GR Jer-Z-Boyz Lemvig 8853, VG-87% 240,460 Jer-Z-Boyz, Pixley, Calif. Friendly Valley DC Mel, E-95% 237,806 Mark and Lisa Hansen, Machias, N.Y. Van De Hallmark Ultra Ultimate, E-90% 230,276 Matt Boyce and Family, Alliance, Ohio Yosemite Lemvig Berretta Seina, VG-87% 229,664 Yosemite Jersey Dairy, Hilmar, Calif.

12,851

9,531

83.0

3.9

2.8

3,317

11,099

9,157

67.8

2.9

2.4

3,886

12,732

9,290 111.1

5.6

4.1

2,272

12,232

7,651

62.8

3.1

1.9

3,983

11,403

8,689

61.6

2.9

2.2

3,978

11,962

9,215

92.2

4.5

3.5

2,653

10,606

8,361

70.1

3.1

2.4

3,432

11,680

9,003

48.0

2.4

1.8

4,953

10,523

8,641

61.7

2.8

2.3

3,732

10,226

8,850

68.8

3.0

2.7

3,367

Ranked By Fat Name, Appraisal Score

Owner

Lagerweys Hallmark Redrose, E-91% Michael R. Kortus, Lynden, Wash. Mainstream Jace Shelly, E-91% Randy and Jana Kortus, Lynden, Wash. Bevens Haven Berretta Jessica, E-90% Dennis Feltmann and Family, Norwood, Minn. Mainstream Hallmark Serena, E-90% Randy and Jana Kortus, Lynden, Wash. Friendly Valley DC Mel, E-95% Mark and Lisa Hansen, Machias, N.Y. GR Jer-Z-Boyz Junction 8104 Jer-Z-Boyz, Pixley, Calif. Aspen Grove Mannix Majesty, VG-84% Dylan Ellenburg, Morristown, Tenn. GR MM Berretta 1627, E-90% Misty Meadow Dairy, Tillamook, Ore. Barlass Lester Godiva, VG-88% William G. and Marion G. Barlass, Janesville, Wis. GR Jer-Z-Boyz Gunnar T9113, VG-87% Jer-Z-Boyz, Pixley, Calif.

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Fat

Milk

(pounds)

Protein Avg. Daily Production

Fat Milk Protein Days

12,851

275,180

9,531

3.9

83.0

2.8

3,317

12,732

252,494

9,290

5.6 111.1

4.1

2,272

12,232

249,953

7,651

3.1

62.8

1.9

3,983

11,962

244,470

9,215

4.6

92.2

3.5

2,653

11,680

237,806

9,003

2.4

48.0

1.8

4,953

11,619

219,563

8,523

3.1

58.1

2.3

3,778

11,415

203,086

7,734

3.6

64.4

2.5

3,156

11,403

245,125

8,689

2.9

61.6

2.2

3,978

11,099

263,351

9,157

2.9

67.8

2.4

3,886

10,669

221,450

8,294

3.1

64.2

2.4

3,452

wo cows will be honored for outstanding production on June 28, 2013, during the Jersey Breeders’ Banquet held in conjunction with the Annual Meetings of the American Jersey Cattle Association (AJCA) and National All-Jersey Inc. in Amarillo, Texas. Lagerweys Hallmark Redrose, owned by Michael R. Kortus of Lynden, Wash., and bred by Curt Lagerwey of Bellingham, Wash., will be presented with the three trophies for official lifetime production— the Ogston Trophy for milk production, the High Lawn Trophy for fat production and the Edyvean Farm Trophy for protein production. “Redrose” won the AJCA Leading Living Lifetime Production Contest this year after placing sixth for milk and fat and fifth for protein last year. On December 31, 2012, her lifetime production totals stood at 275,180 lbs. milk, 12,851 lbs. fat and 9,531 lbs. protein in 3,317 days. Also being recognized in Texas will be Celestial Iatola Silhouette, owned by Grant Fremstad of Westby, Wis., and bred by Scott and Kristin Carson of New Lebanon, N.Y. “Silhouette” won both the President’s Trophy and the Hilmar Cheese Yield Trophy. The 2012 Leading Living Lifetime Production Contest distinguishes cows alive as of December 31, 2012, who produced a minimum of 200,000 lbs. milk, 9,500 lbs. fat or 7,500 lbs. protein. Only DHIR production credits were used to calculate the standings. Twenty-six cows met the minimum nomination requirements for the contest. As a group, the top 10 in each category averaged 246,878 lbs. milk, 11,766 lbs. fat and 8,926 lbs. protein. The average daily production on these totals is 69.4 lbs. milk, 3.32 lbs. fat and 2.52 lbs. protein. The top 10 cows are sired by nine different bulls, with Schultz Brook Hallmark, GJPI +39, leading the way with three daughters and Mason Boomer Sooner Berretta, GJPI +14, and ISDK FYN Lemvig, GJPI +49, with a pair of daughters each. “Redrose” made her debut in the lifetime production contest last year and quickly rose to the top this year by adding 26,804 lbs. milk, 1,240 lbs. fat and 922 lbs. protein to her lifetime totals during the calendar year 2012. The Excellent-91% “Hallmark” daughter freshened with her ninth calf in early March and gave 68 lbs. milk on her (continued to page 64)

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first test. Among the youngest cows to rank in the contest, she turned 12 years old in September 2000 and has daily production of 83.0 lbs. milk, 3.9 lbs. fat and 2.9 lbs. protein. She has eight complete lactations— seven of them over 30,000 lbs. milk—and made her best record of 34,060 lbs. milk, 1,506 lbs. fat and 1,165 lbs. protein in 365 days at 3-4. “Redrose” is a member of the milking string at Mainstream Jerseys, which has led the nation for lactation average for seven consecutive years. A milk wagon from Wisconsin, Barlass Lester Godiva, returns to the top placings in the contest this year ranked second for milk, ninth for fat and fourth for protein with lifetime credits of 263,351 lbs. milk, 11,099 lbs. fat and 9,157 lbs. protein in 3,886 days. The Very Good-88% daughter of Highland Duncan Lester, GJPI -68, is owned by Barlass Jerseys LLC of Janesville. “Godiva” has six complete lactations and average daily production of 67.8 lbs. milk, 2.9 lbs. fat and 2.4 lbs. protein. Five of her lactations are in excess of 24,700 lbs. milk. She made her best record of 29,480 lbs. milk, 1,232 lbs. fat and 1,007 lbs. protein at 5-7. A herdmate to “Redrose” ranks third for milk and second for components. Mainstream Jace Shelly has lifetime credits of 252,494 lbs. milk, 12,732 lbs. fat and 9,290 lbs. protein in 2,272 days through year-end 2012. “Shelly” is the youngest cow ranked among the top 10 in the contest and has the highest daily production at 111.1 lbs. milk, 5.6 lbs. fat and 4.1 lbs. protein. The Excellent-91% daughter of Windy Willow Montana Jace, GJPI +96, owned by Randy and Jana Kortus has six complete lactations and turned nine years old in March 2013. Four of her lactations rank among the top 25 records in breed history for milk, fat, protein or cheese yield. She made her best record of 44,590 lbs. milk, 2,352 lbs. fat and 1,627 lbs. protein at 5-4. The protein queen has an average protein test of 3.6% over six lactations. The matriarch ranked fourth for milk and third for fat is making her debut in the lifetime production contest this year. Bevens Haven Berretta Jessica, owned by Dennis Feltmann and Family, Norwood, Minn., has lifetime credits of 249,953 lbs. milk, 12,232 lbs. fat and 7,651 lbs. protein in 3,983 days. The Excellent-90% “Berretta” daughter freshened with her 10th calf in June 2012 and just left the herd in March 2013 at 15 years-of-age. Daily production on “Jessica’s” lifetime totals is 62.8 lbs. milk, 3.1

Winners of the President’s Trophy The President’s Trophy is an annual award recognizing the high-record cow on official AJCA testing programs of the previous year. Since 1990, it has been awarded to the cow completing the top record for m.e. pounds protein. Previously, it was awarded on the basis of standardized 3.5% fat, 3.2% protein yield (1987–1989); 4% fat-corrected milk (FCM) (1983–1986); dollar value (1975–1982); m.e. milk record (1964–1974); high m.e. fat record (1961–1963); and prior to 1961, to the high actual fat record. 1923 Lads Iota 1924 Darling Jolly Lassie 1925 Madeline of Hillside 1926 Killingly Torono Lass 1927 Red Lady 1928 Abigail of Hillside 1929 The Lions Lilac 1930 Imp. Cancalaise 1931 Rinda Rosaires Tessie 1932,1933 None 1934 Stockwell April Pogis of HP 1935 Stockwell April Pogis of HP 1936 Sultanes Magnolia Belle 1937 None 1938 Sybil Tessie Lorna 1939 None 1940 Dairylike Maid Cleo 1941,1942 None 1943 Missionary Noble Alice 1944 Blossom May of Redmond 1945 Welcome Volunteer Tiff 1946 Volunteer Shining Pearl 1947 Sparkling Sirs Bambo 1948 Opal Crystal Lady 1949 Orrland Signal Vol Sable 1950 Wonderful Bowlina Sue 1951 Blossom Susie of Remond 1952 Orrland Signal Vol Sable 1953 June Volunteer Fantasy 1954 Sir Challenger Marie Anna 1955 Volunteer Noble Alice 1956 SWV Radiant Sable 1957 Marlu Commando Mannequin 1958 Victory Lads Sable 1959 Signal Sable Knight Doris 1960 Envoy Jewels Cheryl 1961 Tristram Basil Susan 1962 Dandymac Beacon Marilyn 1963 Marlu Commando Bravo Duchess 1964 Tristram Remus Joan 1965 Victory S C Welcome Fan 1966 Pinnacle Jester Vol. Janice 1967 Ettas Sparkle 1968 Fairview Miladys Duchess 1969 The Trademarks Sable Fashion 1970 Basil Lucy Minnie Pansy 1971 Victory Pixy Accent 1972 Fairview Jester Melody 1973 VTD Bas Sable 1974 Rocky Hill Debbie 1st 1975 Rocky Hill Debbie 1st 1976 Rocky Hill Debbie 1st 1977 Rocky Hill Debbie Rockal 1978 Basil Lucy Minnie Pansy 1979 Rocky Hill Favorite Deb 1980 Rocky Hill Favorite Deb 1981 Forest Glen Model QS Gem 1982 Butterfield Expo Samantha 1983 Samson Leader Lill 1984 SLJ Faithful Mary Francis 1985 Jersey Nooks Saint X 1986 SLJ Faithful Mary Francis 1987 Supreme Pompey Samson E106 1988 Mile Creek Fascinator Cinnamon 1989 Forest Glen Duncan Gemini 1990 Barbs Duncan Day 1991 Sun Valley Sooner Sunday 1992 AU Tillies Legend Twinkie

18,632 16,425 20,624 15,556 19,608 23,677 13,844 18,822 15,592

1,048 1,141 1,044 882 1,029 927 927 1,072 1,043

17,880 16,187 14,247

1,218 1,081 1,043

17,121

1,021

15,303

1,038

19,390 1,038 18,604 1,072 19,416 1,077 18,016 1,081 14,959 959 20,084 1,064 19,497 1,223 17,062 1,080 21,243 1,210 16,130 1,052 20,097 1,319 17,506 1,048 19,161 1,097 21,830 1,259 21,100 1,168 17,196 1,097 17,998 1,056 14,682 1,057 16,118 1,016 20,476 1,159 14,968 941 20,989 1,042 22,719 1,258 23,430 985 27,275 1,294 23,177 1,015 25,250 1,299 23,860 1,200 25,290 1,371 24,590 1,236 27,900 1,451 25,410 1,356 25,890 1,386 $2,635 30,020 1,719 3,557 28,150 1,418 3,156 27,360 1,267 3,241 30,530 1,605 4,273 25,750 1,343 3,935 23,380 1,271 3,818 28,450 1,648 4,821 28,010 4% FCM 28,439 4% FCM 30,350 4% FCM 29,448 4% FCM 32,980 std. 3.5% F, 3.2% P 37,920 std. 3.5% F, 3.2% P 34,752 std. 3.5% F, 3.2% P 1,112 lbs. protein 1,415 lbs. protein 1,197 lbs. protein (continued to page 66)

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1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

Hiding Honey of Star Jersey–ET Beths Magical Lana Lanis Lexi of Star Jersey Hildas History of Star Jersey–ET Star Jersey Lucky Star Jersey Berretta Harmony Ace High DC Honey Bun Lani of Star Jersey Normandell Khan Ariel Mainstream Berretta Joy Mainstream Berretta Joy Bridon Juno Bango Queen-Acres Millenium Sunflower Sweet Peas Imperial Kassie Queen-Acres Deliverance Figi Mainstream Barkly Jubilee Prairie Harbour Legion Jopai Mainstream Jace Shelly Hillacres Marinas Nautical Celestial Iatola Silhouette

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lbs. fat and 1.9 lbs. protein. Another Excellent-90% “Berretta” daughter making her debut in the competition and following her paternal sister ranked fifth for milk, eighth for fat and seventh for protein is GR MM Berretta 1627. Owned by Misty Meadow Dairy in Tillamook, Ore., she has lifetime credits of 245,125 lbs. milk, 11,403 lbs. fat and 8,689 lbs. protein in 3,978 days. Daily production equates to 61.6 lbs. milk, 2.9 lbs. fat and 2.2 lbs. protein. She is a model of reproductive efficiency and profitability as she turned 15 years old in January 2013 and freshened with her 13th calf three months later. In her previous lactation, she peaked at 94 lbs. milk and made 17,310 lbs. milk, 808 lbs. fat and 568 lbs. protein in 272 days. She made her best record of 20,910 lbs. milk, 1,018 lbs.

1,269 lbs. protein 1,122 lbs. protein 1,465 lbs. protein 1,310 lbs. protein 1,358 lbs. protein 1,459 lbs. protein 1,448 lbs. protein 1,422 lbs. protein 1,529 lbs. protein 1,467 lbs. protein 1,284 lbs. protein 1,289 lbs. protein 1,464 lbs. protein 1,643 lbs. protein 1,510 lbs. protein 1,501 lbs. protein 1,433 lbs. protein 1,413 lbs. protein 1,539 lbs. protein 1,368 lbs. protein

fat and 771 lbs. protein at 10-10. Another member of the milking string at Mainstream Jerseys returned to the lifetime leader board this year ranked fourth for fat and third for protein. Mainstream Hallmark Serena has lifetime credits of 244,470 lbs. milk, 11,962 lbs. fat and 9,215 lbs. protein in 2,653 days. She made her debut in the competition last year ranked ninth for milk and protein. She added 32,558 lbs. milk, 1,486 lbs. fat and 1,229 lbs. protein to her lifetime totals in 2012 to move up in the rankings. Among the top 10 cows in each category, the Excellent-90% “Hallmark” daughter ranks second to her herdmate “Shelly” for average daily production at 92.2 lbs. milk, 4.5 lbs. fat and 4.1 lbs. protein. The 10-year-old has seven complete lactations and produced her best record of 37,970 lbs. milk, 1,758 lbs. fat and 1,417 lbs. protein in her final lactation at 9-4.

Winners of the Hilmar Cheese Yield Trophy The Hilmar Cheese Yield Trophy is presented to the cow with the highest yeild of 38% moisture Cheddar cheese, calculated from actual production of no more than 305 days and completed during the calendar year. 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

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AU Tillies Legend Twinkie Beths Magical Lana AU Tillies Legend Twinkie Lanis Lexi of Star Jersey Hildas History of Star Jersey–ET Hildas Hiccup of Star Jersey-ET Star Jersey Berretta Harmony Lester Duncan Alet Greenridge Berretta Accent Normandell Khan Ariel Saybrook Patrick Lucky Cottonwood Merry Violet Bridon Juno Bango Bridon Juno Bango Sweet Peas Imperial Kassie Queen-Acres Millenium Libby-ET Mainstream Barkly Jubilee Hi-Land Paramount Patric Mainstream Jace Shelly Hillacres Marinas Nautical Celestial Iatola Silhouette

3,722 lbs. cheese yield 3,527 lbs. cheese yield 3,748 lbs. cheese yield 3,952 lbs. cheese yield 3,765 lbs. cheese yield 3,917 lbs. cheese yield 4,248 lbs. cheese yield 4,082 lbs. cheese yield 4,145 lbs. cheese yield 4.970 lbs. cheese yield 4,224 lbs. cheese yield 4,574 lbs. cheese yield 4,462 lbs. cheese yield 4,777 lbs. cheese yield 4,761 lbs. cheese yield 4,813 lbs. cheese yield 5,099 lbs. cheese yield 4,815 lbs. cheese yield 4,768 lbs. cheese yield 5,087 lbs. cheese yield 4,712 lbs. cheese yield

One of the matriarchs at Friendly Valley Farm, Machias, N.Y., made her first appearance in the Leading Living Lifetime Production Contest this year ranked fifth for components. Friendly Valley DC Mel, bred and owned by herd owners Mark and Lisa Hansen, has lifetime totals of 237,806 lbs. milk, 11,680 lbs. fat and 9,003 lbs. protein in 4,953 days. The Excellent-95% daughter of Duncan Chief is the oldest cow ranked in the competition. She freshened with her 12th calf in August 2011 and turned 17 years old in January 2013. She has a dozen complete lactations and a best record of 7-2 305 21,550 4.4% 957 3.5% 750 94DCR. Daily production on “Mel’s” lifetime totals is 48 lbs. milk, 2.4 lbs. fat and 1.8 lbs. protein. President’s Trophy and Hilmar Cheese Yield Trophy The President’s Trophy is awarded annually to the Jersey cow with the highest m.e. protein yield during the test year. The President’s Trophy has been given since 1923. The Hilmar Cheese Yield Trophy is presented to the cow with the highest yield of 38% moisture Cheddar cheese, calculated from actual production of no more than 305 days and completed during the calendar year. The award was first given in 1992. For the 11th time, a Registered Jersey has earned both the President’s Trophy and the Hilmar Cheese Yield Trophy in the same year. In her third lactation, Celestial Iatola Silhouette produced a record with an m.e. of 32,180–1,769–1,368 to win the President’s Trophy for protein production. Actual production on the 305-day record is 32,370 lbs. milk, 1,747 lbs. fat and 1,376 lbs. protein (3x milking) at 4-0. The cheese yield equivalent of 4,712 lbs. earns the Hilmar Cheese Yield Trophy for 2012. The record ranks second on the current National Class Leader List for protein and cheese yield production among junior four-year-olds. Jersey junior Grant Fremstad purchased the Very Good-82% daughter of SC Gold Dust Paramount Iatola-ET, GJPI +93, as a heifer calf in the Pot O’Gold Sale in 2008 from Scott and Kristin Carson. She placed third in the ensuing Pot O’Gold Production Contest in 2011. “Silhouette” freshened with her third calf to begin the winning record in July 2011. She gave 136 lbs. milk on her December test and then peaked in January with 138 lbs. milk. Over the course of her lactation, her protein test ran no lower than 4.2% from September through June. She calved again in August 2012 and is projected to make 19,426 lbs. milk, 1,120 lbs. fat and 809 lbs. protein actual. JERSEY JOURNAL


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$17,000 High Seller for St. Jacobs Sale

The St. Jacobs Progeny Celebration Sale was held on March 16, 2013, at the Frederick County Fairgrounds in Frederick, Md. The inaugural event featured Jersey and Holstein lots sired by bulls distributed by St. Jacobs and ABS Global. The 20 Jerseys sold for an average of $4,010 and a gross of $80,200. The sale was managed by MD-Hillbrook, with Michael Heath making Jersey selections and Chris Hill serving as auctioneer. Number

Sale Analysis

Avg. Price Total Value

5 Bred heifers 2 Open yearlings 13 Heifer calves 20 Lots Median price

$2,930.00 1,950.00 4,742.31

$14,650 3,900 61,650

$4,010.00 $2,750.00

$80,200

Sale Management: MD-Hillbrook Auctioneer: Chris Hill

National Grand Champions were in the maternal lines of many of the high sellers, including the three high-selling Jersey lots. A granddaughter of one of the most highly-decorated show cows, Huronia Centurion Veronica 20J, was the highselling Jersey at $17,000. The partnership of Ernest Kueffner and Dr. Matthew Iager, Boonsboro, Md., placed the final bid on Arethusa HG Victoria-ET. The junior yearling cataloged as Lot J1 is sired by SV Jade Hired Gun-ET, GJPI +60, and out of Arethusa Response Vivid-ET, Excellent-93%. “Vivid” is following in the footsteps of her world-renown dam. She is the reigning Grand Champion of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair (RAWF) and the International Jersey Show and was also tapped Reserve Supreme Champion of World Dairy Expo in 2012. She was Intermediate Champion of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Jersey Show in 2010 and earned the same laurels at the New York Spring Carousel Show the following year. “Vivid” is sired by Hollylane R ResponseET, GJPI -45, and made 20,280 lbs. milk, 1,175 lbs. fat and 729 lbs. protein at 4-1. She has numerous maternal brothers in A.I. and 27 Excellent maternal sisters, five appraised Excellent-94% or higher. “Veronica” was Reserve National Grand Champion in 2002 and National Grand Champion in 2004. She was named Reserve Supreme Champion of World Dairy Expo in 2004 and then Supreme Champion of the show in Madison, Wis., two years later. She was twice tapped Supreme Champion of the Pennsylvania All-American Dairy Show. She is appraised Excellent-97% and Page 70

has three records in excess of 24,400 lbs. milk, 1,380 lbs. fat and 950 lbs. protein. In 2008, she was selected to represent her sire, Sooner Centurion-ET, GJPI +6, in the Art of Fine Breeding contest sponsored by Jersey Journal and Select Sires Inc. “Veronica” was selected as the inaugural Jersey Cow of the Year by Jersey Canada in 2011. “Victoria” was consigned by Arethusa Farm, Litchfield, Conn. A daughter of three-time National Grand Champion, Ratliff Price Alicia, was the second high seller at $8,500. Canadian Jersey breeder Jeremy Butcher, Ayr, Ont., was the successful bidder on Ratliff Verbatim Awesome-ET. The fancypedigreed intermediate calf is sired by Arethusa Verbatim Response-ET, GJPI -9, a son of Hollylane R Response-ET, GJPI -45, out of “Veronica.” “Alicia” was National Grand Champion in 2008, 2009 and 2010. She was the inaugural Supreme Champion of the North American International Livestock Exposition in 2009 and repeated the feat again in 2010. The Excellent-95% daughter of Ratliff Jade Price, PA JPI -8, has five lactations and a best record of 3-5 305 20,880 4.9% 1,014 3.6% 760 96DCR. A maternal sister to the consignment, Ratliff Action Angel, Very Good-89%, was named All American Milking Senior Yearling in 2012. She stood second in her class at the International Jersey Show and earned the best udder and best bred and owned awards for the class. “Awesome’s” grandam is appraised Excellent-91% and produced 20,260 lbs. milk, 1,071 lbs. fat and 716 lbs. protein at 5-5. Her third dam, Rozeview Dorie D Rachel, Excellent-95%, was Reserve Intermediate Champion of the RAWF in 2002 and has two records over 19,000 lbs. milk. The next two dams are Very Good or Excellent in Canada. “Awesome” was consigned by Ron and Christy Ratliff, Garnett, Kan. A member of the “Circus” cow family was the third high-selling Jersey lot. Chilli Premier Cocktail was purchased by the partnership of Dustin Schirm and Jason Steinlage, Chebanse, Ill., for $8,300. The summer yearling is sired by Hawarden Impuls Premier, GJPI +195. She tested free for JH1 with the 50K chip, has a GJPI of +163 and is +4.5 for Productive Life. Her dam is a Very Good-85% daughter of Forest Glen Avery Action-ET, GJPI +80, with a

Arethusa HG Victoria-ET was the highselling Jersey at the St. Jacobs Progeny Celebration Sale. Ernest Kueffner and Matt Iager purchased the fancy-pedigreed heifer for $17,000. She was consigned by Arethusa Farm. Photo courtesy Holstein World.

projected m.e. of 21,300–1,091–849 on her first lactation. “Cocktail’s” grandam, Family Hill Connection Chilli-ET, Excellent-91%, has a 3-4 record of 27,470 lbs. milk, 1,721 lbs. fat and 1,038 lbs. protein in 365 days. She was first place senior two-year-old at the Maryland State Fair and Mid-Atlantic Regional Jersey Show in 2007 and was also Honorable Mention Grand Champion at the state fair. “Cocktail’s” third dam, Pleasant Nook F Prize Circus, Excellent-97%, was National Grand Champion in 2003 and 2006 and Reserve National Grand Champion in 2005. She has also earned the dark purple champion banner at the Western National Jersey Show three times. “Circus” has five complete lactations—four of them over 21,600 lbs. milk, 1,030 lbs. fat and 760 lbs. protein. The next two dams are Very Good or Excellent in Canada. “Cocktail” was consigned by Kevin Ehrhardt and Michael Heath, Baldwin, Md. Seven different Jersey sires were represented in the consignments. Buyers from nine states and three Canadian provinces made Jersey purchases. The 95 lots of Holsteins sold for an average of $6,674.74. Sales $4,800 and Over

(Consignors in Parentheses) Ernest Kueffner and Dr. Matthew Iager, Boonsboro, Md. Arethusa HG Victoria-ET, heifer calf 11 mos............. $17,000 (Arethusa Farm, Litchfield, Conn.) Jeremy Butcher, Ayr, Ont. Ratliff Verbatim Awesome-ET, heifer calf 2 mos............ 8,500 (Ron and Christy Ratliff, Garnett, Kan.) Dustin Schirm and Jason Steinlage, Chebanse, Ill. Chilli Premier Cocktail, heifer calf 7 mos........................ 8,300 (Kevin Ehrhardt and Michael Heath, Baldwin, Md.) Scott Stanford and Breanna Hall, Appleton, Wis. Ehrhardt-Iager Iatola Sunset-Twin, heifer calf 8 mos..... 5,200 (Gene Iager and Kevin Ehrhardt, Baldwin, Md.) Jim Bos, Fresno, Calif. Latimore V R Jennys Jewel, bred heifer 17 mos. .......... 4,800 (Janet Ludwig, York Springs, Pa.)

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High Genotyped Heifer Tops Meadow View Farm Sale

A four-month-old heifer carrying a genotyped JPI of +231 topped the Meadow View Farm Production Sale on April 20, 2013, for $10,900. The Rhein Family of Pine Grove, Pa., offered over half of their herd for public auction at the farm in April. Jersey enthusiasts from Pennsylvania and neighboring states came to take home part of a top production herd in the breed. Pedigrees in the catalog represented more than a dozen AJCA Master Breeder recipients and long lines of productionbred cows. The tent was standing room only when the first individual entered the ring and much of the crowd braved the cold, chilling winds and stayed until the gavel dropped on the last heifer. Sale Analysis

Number

Avg. Price Total Value

92 Cows, two years and over 6 under 3 mos., s.w.d. 71 Bred heifers 27 1st Trimester 15 2nd Trimester 29 3rd Trimester 13 Open yearlings 57 Heifer calves 2 Bulls

$1,560.33 $143,550 304.17 1,825 1,536.97 109,125 1,247.22 33,675 1,778.33 26,675 1,681.90 48,775 753.85 9,800 782.89 44,625 662.50 1,325

235 Lots Median price

$1,320.21 $310,250 $1,400.00

Sale Management: Jersey Marketing Service Auctioneer: Lynn Lee

At the day’s end, 235 lots had passed through the ring averaging $1,320.21 and grossed $310,250. Thirty-six buyers from 12 states purchased individuals from the Rhein family, with nearly 80 head staying in Pennsylvania. MVF Jupiter Gem 2066 was added to the sale after her April genomics came back. The high-indexing calf is sired by Sun Valley Impuls Jupiter, GJPI +204, and carries a genomic PTA of +1,322M, +82F, +57P, +$617CM. The December 2012 calf is out of MVF Coral 1398. She is appraised Very Good-

88% and just completed a 4-9 record of 20,510 lbs. milk, 922 lbs. fat and 722 lbs. protein. The next dam is Very Good-85% and produced in excess of 21,500 lbs. milk, 1,000 lbs. fat and 790 lbs. protein at 3-4. The next dam is Excellent-90% with 20,000 lbs. milk. “Gem 2066” was purchased by Sexing Technologies, San Antonio, Texas. The Rhein family has purchased several animals throughout the years with partners in the industry. All partners reserved the right to bid on partnership animals and Craig Rhein purchased the second high seller from the Kulp Genetics and Craig Rhein Syndicate. Rhein placed the final bid of $4,600 on MVF Ten Sixty-Nine Sooner J 1919, a bred heifer due in October to All-Lynns Valentino Irwin-ET, GJPI +223. The heifer carries a GPTA of +1,516M, +50F, +46P and a GJPI of +183. The dam is an Excellent daughter of Wilsonview Khan Morgan-ET, GJPI +46, and has three records of more than 22,000 lbs. milk, 800 lbs. fat and 800 lbs. protein. She has six brothers in A.I. sampling programs. The next dam is the well-known MVF Barber Sooner J 484. She is appraised Excellent-92% and has a best record of 30,540 lbs. milk, 1,737 lbs. fat and 1,029 lbs. protein. The next dam is Elmview Sooner J, Excellent-90%. Selling for $3,050 was a P9 bred heifer due in late June to Heartland Merchant Topeka-ET, GJPI +201. OA MVF Headline Heather 1849 was purchased by Matthew Steiner, Rittman, Ohio, by a phone bid with the contending bid coming through JMS’s online auction service Jersey Auction Live. She is sired by Schultz Rescue Headline, GJPI +133, and carries a Parent Average of +1,921M, +46F, +51P and JPI +188. Her dam is a J1 (50% Jersey) and out of a Holstein bull. She produced a 2-11 record of 29,330 lbs. milk, 1,426 lbs. fat and 1,005 lbs. protein. The next dam is sired by O.F. Barber Rocket, GJPI +57, and is appraised Very Good-88%. She is backed by another Very Good dam with 19,900 lbs. milk.

Volume buyer of the day was Raymond Orisio, Kingsburg, Calif., who purchased 46 head for $65,175. Creek Bottom Farm in Middleburg, Pa., selected 42 head for $35,075. Canadian Jersey breeder Mathieu Larose of Vercheres, Que., took home 21 head for $32,125. JerseyAuctionLive.com played a significant role in the sale. Nineteen lots sold to four different internet bidders, while 22 lots had a contending bidder through the internet. Ninety-five percent of the animals sold had at least one internet bid placed on them. Sales $1,700 and Over

Sexing Technologies / Accounting Dept, San Antonio, Texas Mvf Jupiter Gem 2066, heifer calf 4 mos................. $10,900 Craig Rhein, Pine Grove, Pa. Mvf Ten Sixty-Nine Sooner J 1919, bred heifer 17 mos. .................................................................................. 4,600 Mvf Valentino Golden 1939, bred heifer 15 mos.......... 2,800 Mvf Lotto Golden 1692, cow 3 yrs................................ 2,100 Matthew Steiner, Rittman, Ohio OA Mvf Headline Heather 1849, bred heifer 21 mos... 3,050 Yuengling Syndicate, Hamilton, N.Y. Mvf Valentino Fame 1800, bred heifer 22 mos............. 2,800 Mvf Valentino Triumph 1781, cow 2 yrs........................ 2,150 Cotillion Acres, Llc, Paducah, Ky. Mvf Valentino Jean 1867, bred heifer 20 mos.............. 2,400 E. and A. Williams, Elmer, N.J. Mvf TBone 1462 1717, cow 2 yrs................................. 2,400 Mvf Iatola Jones 1585, cow 4 yrs................................. 1,925 James Vanderlinde, Taneytown, Md. Mvf Iatola Sooner J 1881-ET, bred heifer 19 mos........ 1,950 Endres Jazzy Jerseys, Lodi, Wis. Mvf Headline 1408 1694, cow 3 yrs............................. 1,900 GR Mvf Dale Hubble 1637, cow 3 yrs.......................... 1,800 Mvf TBone Juanita 1660, cow 3 yrs............................. 1,700 Mathieu Larose, Vercheres, Que. Mvf Legal Glad 1716, cow 2 yrs................................... 1,900 Mvf Impuls 1381 1684, cow 3 yrs................................. 1,800 Lawtons Jevon Kay 1548, cow 4 yrs.............................. 1,800 Mvf TBone 1476 1640, cow 3 yrs................................. 1,800 Mvf Jevon Jolly 1614, cow 3 yrs................................... 1,775 Mvf TBone Sooner J 1706, cow 2 yrs.......................... 1,750 Mvf Artist 1436 1616, cow 3 yrs................................... 1,725 Spahr Jersey Farm, Findlay, Ohio Mvf Headline Fame 1798, bred heifer 22 mos............. 1,850 Mvf Action Glad, bred heifer 2 yrs................................ 1,775 Mvf Jacinto 1455 1620, cow 3 yrs................................ 1,725 Mvf Dandy Raven 1869, bred heifer 20 mos................ 1,725 Gary L. Coppersmith, Columbiana, Ohio Mvf Fantom Franny 1789, bred heifer 23 mos............. 1,825 Glen Meadows Farm, Fultonville, N.Y. Mvf Lotto Pauline 1775, cow 2 yrs............................... 1,800 PR Mvf Impulse Hol 1938, cow 2 yrs........................... 1,800 Mvf Eclipse Sooner J 1880-ET, bred heifer 19 mos..... 1,725 Mvf Action Oralee 1759, cow 2 yrs.............................. 1,700 Mvf Fantom Glad 1761, cow 2 yrs................................ 1,700 Hdc, Fultonville, N.Y. Mvf Valentino Ruth 2042, heifer calf 5 mos.................. 1,800 Multi Rose Jerseys Inc., Rock Rapids, Iowa Mvf Golda Jace 1992, heifer calf 8 mos....................... 1,800 Arlin Hege, Shippensburg, Pa. Mvf Mor Veronica 1711, cow 2 yrs............................... 1,775 PR Mvf Victorino Minnie 1752, cow 2 yrs..................... 1,775 Mvf Harvest 1447 1648-Twin, cow 3 yrs...................... 1,750 Mvf Matinee Dahlia 1774, cow 2 yrs............................ 1,700 (continued to page 78)

Nettle Creek Jerseys

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Buckeye Classic Sale Highlights Ohio Spring Expo

For more than 20 years, the members of the Buckeye Classic Sale have showcased Ohio Jerseys in their annual spring sale, the Buckeye Classic. The yearly sale is held in conjunction with the Ohio Spring Dairy Expo and brings in buyers and consignors for the midwest region. This year’s sale offered 26 lots of Registered Jerseys and averaged $1,419.23 and grossed 36,900 for the Ohio State University student run sale. Sale Analysis

Number

Avg. Price Total Value

3 Cows, two years and over 9 Bred heifers 13 Heifer calves 1 Embryo package

$1,883.33 1,488.89 1,292.31 1,050.00

26 Lots edian price M

$1,419.23 $1,300.00

$5,650 13,400 16,800 1,050 $36,900

Sale Management: Buckeye Dairy Club Auctioneer: Randall Kiko

Topping the sale was Topeka Sunset-ET, a JH1 free tested heifer consigned by Williams Jerseys and Erin and Jody Williams, McConnelsville, Ohio. The heifer was purchased by Stacey Atherton, Newark, Ohio, for $3,250. Atherton bred the dam of “Sunset,” Shipley Impuls Vanity 1111 and sold her in the 2011 Buckeye Classic Sale to Williams. “Sunset” was born in September 2012 and is sired by Heartland Merchant TopekaET, GJPI +201. The dam is appraised Very Good-88% and has a 2-1 record of 19,300 lbs. milk, 1,274 lbs. fat and 649 lbs. protein. the grandam is a Very Good-85% daughter of O.F. Barber Rocket, GJPI +57. She has a 2-1 record of 18,490 lbs. milk, 961 lbs. fat and 629 lbs. protein. The next dam is also Very Good. Two individuals sold for the second high price of the day, $2,250. Grazeland Skyler Kelsey, a fresh twoyear-old, was consigned by Russell and Cheryl King, Creston, Ohio. She was purchased by Trent Neuenschwander, Dalton, Ohio. The daughter of Cal-Mart Abe Skyler-ET, GJPI +68, was appraised Very Good-85%, and was milking in the mid-60s when she sold. Her dam is Very Good-86% and has a three lactation m.e. average of 20,432– 966–711. The next dam is Excellent-92% and has two production records exceeding 19,400 lbs. milk, 870 lbs. fat and 680 lbs. protein. The next two dams are both appraised Very Good and have records in excess of 23,000 lbs. milk. Also selling for $2,250, was the tall, well-grown senior heifer calf, DKG Rejune 2013

quest Halo. She was purchased by Mark Hoewischer, Mechanicsburg, Ohio. “Halo” is sired by Rapid Bay RequestET, JPI -108. Her dam is a daughter of Giprat Belles Jade-ET, JPI +30, and is a maternal sister to DKG Flash Cutie, the Reserve All-Ohio Intermediate Calf in 2000. She was consigned by John, Donna, Trevor, Lane and Blake Greiwe and Grace, Garrett, and Meredith Hageman, Sidney, Ohio. Sales $1,700 and Over

(Consignors in Parentheses) Shipley Farms, Newark, Ohio Topeka Sunset-ET, heifer calf 6 mos............................ $3,250

(Williams Jerseys and Erin and Jody Williams, McConnels ville, Ohio) Trent Neuenschwander, Dalton, Ohio Grazeland Skyler Kelsey, cow 2 yrs............................... 2,250 (Russell and Cheryl King, Creston, Ohio) Mark Hoewischer, Mechanicsburg, Ohio DKG Request Halo, heifer calf 6 mos............................ 2,250 (John, Donna, Trevor, Lane and Blake Greiwe and Grace, Garrett, and Meredith Hageman, Sidney, Ohio) Zachary Berry, West Salem, Ohio Cantendo Victorino Bravado, bred heifer 21 mos. ........ 2,100 (Thomas E. Noyes and Family, Wooster, Ohio) Donald H. Bolen, Fremont, Ohio Highland T Bone Missie, cow 2 yrs. .............................. 1,900 (Donald H. Bolen and Family, Fremont, Ohio) Alvin Vance, Mt. Pleasant, Pa. Bridon Action Pom-Pom-ET, bred heifer 20 mos. ......... 1,750 (Chris, Allen and Rachel DeLoye, Fort Loramie, Ohio) Jake Hershberger, Casstown, Ohio D J Tequila Venus, heifer calf 4 mos. ............................. 1,750 (Chris, Allen and Rachel DeLoye) Joshua and Jennifer Hupp, Croton, Ohio Clareshoe Plus Tablespoon, bred heifer 22 mos. ......... 1,700 (Steven R. Shoemaker, Salem, Ohio)

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Eligibility Rules for 2013 All American Junior Show

The All American Junior Jersey Show is scheduled for Saturday, November 9, 2013, in Louisville, Ky. The following 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 2013 show. Rule 1, Exhibitors. Exhibitors must be no younger than nine (9) and no older than 20 years of age as of January 1, 2013. U.S. residents must be members (junior or lifetime) of the American Jersey Cattle Association. Rule 2, Entries. Animals must be registered in the Herd Register of the American Jersey Cattle Association (i.e., have GR or HR status) or have registry status of 75% or greater with Jersey Canada. 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, 2013. 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 comply with the age requirements of Rule 1 (above). Requests for alternate leadsperson must be submitted on NAILE forms 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 Development department at 614/322-4456 or email info@usjersey.com. june 2013

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New York Spring Carousel Jersey Show

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April 14, 2013, New York State Fairgrounds, Syracuse, N.Y. Adam Liddle, Argyle, N.Y., judge 145 head shown Senior and Grand Champion female—Big Guns Jamaica Vanilla, Madison Fisher and Josh McKay, Claysburg, Pa. • Reserve Senior and Reserve Grand Champion female—Extreme Electra, Entourage Farm, Cybil Fisher and Triple T, Gaithersburg, Md. • Intermediate Champion female—Miss Triple T Serenity-ET, Colton Thomas, Cable, Ohio • Reserve Intermediate Champion female—Taylor Made Minister Fay, Shirley Spencer, Warsaw • Junior Champion female—South Mountain Socrates Lavish-ET, Platinum Show Cattle, Syracuse • Reserve Junior Champion female—Garhaven Iatola Dusk, Duane Cole and Dusty Schirm, Burghill, Ohio Class Winners Intermediate heifer calf (4 shown) 1. South Mountain Tequila Sangria-ET, Ernest W. Kueffner and Terri L. Packard, Boonsboro, Md. 2. Billings Comerica Symphony, Billings Farm and Museum, Woodstock, Vt. 3. Hillacres Impression Shady, Jacklyn Booth, Central Sq. Senior heifer calf (10 shown) 1. Tower Vue Lil Kooker-ET, Bailee, Calla and Mason Mazzaro and Duane Cole, Williamsfield, Ohio 2. Maplecroft Tequila Violet, Ethan Coutu, Morris, Conn. 3. Latimore Hired Gun Izzy, Jacklyn Booth Summer yearling (8 shown) 1. Lookout Glow In The Dark-ET, Lookout Jerseys and

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R. and V. Peterson, Canton de Hatley, Que. 2. Tower Vue Lil Whiskey, Craig Walton, Emily Thornburg, Calla Mazzaro and Mason Mazzaro, Williamsfield, Ohio 3. Bowtie Eaton Com Tootsie, Underground Genetics, Pitcher Junior yearling heifer (16 shown) 1. Sikmas Tequila Sunrise, D. and N. Schirm, T. and C. Mazzaro and Duane Cole 2. Chilli Premier Cinema-ET, Ernest W. Kueffner, Boonsboro, Md. 3. South Mountain Verb Sublime-ET, Ernest W. Kueffner and Terri L. Packard Intermediate yearling heifer (9 shown)

1. South Mountain Comerica Sassy-ET, Ernest W. Kueffner and Terri L. Packard 2. Elliotts Tequila Seniorita-ET, Ernest W. Kueffner, Boonsboro 3. Elliotts Comerica Satin-ET, Billings Farm and Museum Senior yearling heifer (14 shown) 1. South Mountain Socrates Lavish-ET (S: Piedmont Prize Socrates, D: Arethusa Deluxe Lyric-ET), Platinum Show Cattle, Syracuse, jr. champ. 2. Garhaven Iatola Dusk (S: SC Gold Dust Paramount Iatola-ET, D: Holmes View Jade Dusty-ET), Duane Cole and Dusty Schirm, Burghill, Ohio, res. jr. champ. 3. Elliotts Exciting Chalice-ET, Ernest W. Kueffner Junior 2-yr.-old cow (5 shown) 1. Taylor Made Minister Fay (S: Select-Scott Minister-ET, D: SHF Renaissance Facet-ET), Shirley Spencer, Warsaw, res. int. champ. 2. Rock Ella Impressive Crystalite, Neil and Melanie Hunter and Hometown Jerseys, Bath, Ont. 3. Kellogg-Bay Action Tiny, Joseph H. Allen, Panton, Vt. Senior 2-yr.-old cow (10 shown) 1. Hometown J Meant To Be, Neil and Melanie Hunter, Bath, Ont. 2. South Mountain Socrates Jerica-ET, Ernest W. Kueffner and Terri L. Packard 3. Arethusa Amedeo Carmen-ET, Arethusa Farm, Litchfield, Conn. Junior 3-yr.-old cow (3 shown) 1. Underground Cura Cancun, Doug Evans and Greg Mortson, Georgetown 2. AF Roberto Zelda, Jerome Hardy, Belleville, Pa. Senior 3-yr.-old cow (9 shown) 1. Miss Triple T Serenity-ET (S: Shamrock Giller, D: Windrift Breeze Plum Sarah), Colton Thomas, Cable, Ohio, int. champ. 2. Ty-Ly-View Amedeo Fancy-ET, Derek Page, Kyle Burk (continued to page 78)

Big Guns Jamaica Vanilla 1st Aged cow Senior and Grand Champion

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Show News New York Spring Junior Jersey Show

The New York Spring Junior Show was held on April 14, 2013, New York State Fairgrounds, Syracuse, N.Y. Adam Liddle, Argyle, N.Y., judged the 24 head of Registered Jerseys. Taking home the Senior Champion and Grand Champion honors was the first place four-year-old cow, Kellogg-Bay Amedeo Gladys-ET, exhibited by Megan Hill, Bristol, Vt. Reserve Grand and Reserve Senior Champion laurels went to Kennedy Crothers, Pitcher, N.Y., for the winning five-year-old cow, Penngate Pebbles Pepsi. Christopher S. Daniel, Martinsburg, W.V., exhibited the Inter mediate Champion, Miss Aphrodite of Greystone, the class winning senior three-year-old. Reserve Intermediate Champion honors went to the winning senior two-year-old, Fortress Governor Gwen, exhibited by Ethan Dupuis, Greenwich, N.Y. In the heifer show, Ethan Coutu, Morris, Conn., took home the Junior Champion banner for the senior heifer calf, Maplecroft Tequila Violet. From the same class, Latimore Hired Gun Izzy, exhibited by Jacklyn Booth, Central Sq, was named Reserve Junior Champion of the show.

Meadow View Jerseys Production Sale (continued from page 72)

Penngate Pebbles Pepsi 1st 5-yr.-old cow Reserve Grand Champion

New York Spring Carousel Open Jersey Show

Miss Aphrodite of Greystone 1st Senior 3-yr.-old cow Reserve Intermediate Champion

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(continued from page 76) and Gene Iager, Mount Vernon, Mo. 3. SSF Prestige Indy, Jennifer L. Gordon, Warsaw, Ind. 4-yr.-old cow (9 shown) 1. Robindale Sultan Juanita, Jeffrey H. Ross, Sherbrooke, Que. 2. SV Citation Svetlana, Spring Valley Farm Jerseys, Westminster, Md. 3. Kellogg-Bay Amedeo Gladys-ET, Megan Hill, Bristol. Vt. 5-yr.-old cow (2 shown) 1. Penngate Pebbles Pepsi, Kennedy Crothers, Pitcher Aged cow (7 shown) 1. Big Guns Jamaica Vanilla (S: Bridon Jamaica-ET, D: Big Guns Hercules Veranda), Madison Fisher and Josh McKay, Claysburg, Pa., sr. and gr. champ. 2. Emervest Senzas Lillybug-ET, Donovan Hollingsworth, Scott Youse and Kenley Cook, Denton, Md. 3. Stoney Point Excitation Jamie, Ashley R. Mayer, Taneytown, Md. 100,000 lb. cow (3 shown) 1. Extreme Electra (S: Piedmont Nadine Extreme-ET, D: Patrick Felecia), Entourage Farm, Cybil Fisher and Triple T, Gaithersburg, Md., res. sr. and res. gr. champ. 2. Way-Bon Counciller Mystery, Neil and Melanie Hunter/ Hometown Jerseys

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Tony Meier, Palmer, Kan. Mvf TBone Greta 1651, cow 3 yrs................................ 1,775 Mvf Headline Irene 1858, bred heifer 21 mos.............. 1,700 Stella L. and Alvin B. Vance Jr., Mount Pleasant, Pa. Mvf Fantom Jan 1760, cow 2 yrs................................. 1,775 Mvf Lotto Marigold 1777, cow 2 yrs............................. 1,750 Mvf Lotto Bunny 1785, cow 2 yrs................................. 1,725 Larry L. Fidler, Pottsville, Pa. Mvf Eclipse Marigold 1793, bred heifer 2 yrs............... 1,750 Marty Martinez, Columbia, Ky. Mvf Action Kim 1662, cow 3 yrs................................... 1,750 Mvf Fantom Brenda 1732, cow 2 yrs........................... 1,750 Raymond Orisio, Kingsburg, Calif. Mvf Juan Calypso 1619, cow 3 yrs.............................. 1,725 Mvf Iatola 1408 1595, cow 4 yrs.................................. 1,725

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New Venue for Deep South Sale

Jersey producers looking for replacements to fill the bulk tank found them at this year’s Deep South Sale. Seventy-three of the 100 lots that crossed the auction block on April 13, 2013, were milking cows or close up springers, which were in high demand all day, selling for $1,343.33 on average. Overall, the sale posted an average of $1,149.75 and a gross of $114,975. Fourteen Jersey breeders from nine states made purchases, with a single Jersey breeder from Texas, Nico de Boer of Chandler, taking home 43 lots for $56,100. Sale Analysis

Number

Avg. Price Total Value

43 Cows, two years and over 53 Bred heifers 6 1st Trimester 17 2nd Trimester 30 3rd Trimester 1 Open yearling 1 Heifer calf 2 Bulls 100 Lots Median price

$1,199.42 1,153.30 741.67 963.24 1,343.33 500.00 400.00 687.50

$51,575 61,125 4,450 16,375 40,300 500 400 1,375

$1,149.75 $114,975 $1,150.00

Sale Management: Jersey Marketing Service Auctioneer: Lynn Lee

Buyers traveled to a new venue this year as the Clint Collins family, which had hosted the sale the past 10 years, sold the farm and their heifer raising business in Alabama. The new facility at the Wilson County Fairgrounds in Lebanon, Tenn., was a hit as it was well-maintained and centrally-located in the south. Eastglen Farms, Laurens, S.C., purchased the high seller, a member of the “Cora” cow family bred by Ahlem Farms of Hilmar, Calif., for $2,225. Deerview TBone Cora is a Very Good-86% daughter of Richies Jace TBone A364, GJPI +128, who sold dry and due to Sun Valley Renegade Hardwood-ET, GJPI +189, in late June. The three-year-old has an m.e. average of 16,957–827–625 on

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two lactations. Her dam is Very Good-84% daughter of BW Legion, GJPI +65, with a two lactation m.e. average of 20,219–968–673. Her grandam is also appraised Very Good-84% and has an m.e. average of 18,911–903–656 on three lactations. Her third dam, Ahlem MBSB Cora 7764, Excellent-93%, has four lactations over 23,000 lbs. milk and a best record of 6-9 305 3x 26,390 4.0% 1,059 3.5% 925 95DCR. Her Very Good-87% fourth dam has four lactations over 20,000 lbs. milk and made 26,210 lbs. milk, 900 lbs. fat and 935 lbs. protein in her third lactation. Her fifth dam is Ahlem Sky Line Cora, Excellent-91%, with an m.e. average of 24,984–1,042–949 on three lactations. She sent four sons to A.I. sampling programs, including the breed’s former #1 sire for JPI, Ahlem Lemvig Abe-ET, GJPI +140. “Cora” was consigned by Charles Wayne Lutz, Mocksville, N.C. Spahr Jersey Farm, Findlay, Ohio, selected the second high seller, Sultan Giller Shauna, for $2,100. The third-trimester bred heifer is sired by SHF Centurion Sultan, GJPI +53, and due to Iatola Jim Levi in mid-May. Her Very Good-88% dam is sired by Shamrock Giller, GJPI -226, and tapped Junior Champion of the Tennessee State Fair Junior Show in 2008. Her grandam is a Very Good-87% daughter of Giprat Belles Jade-ET, GJPI +29. “Shauna” was consigned by Colby Blankenship, Beech Bluff, Tenn. Eastglen Farms also purchased another consignment from Deerview Jerseys for $1,900—the third high price of the day. Deerview Action Jasmine is a Very Good-88% daughter of Forest Glen Avery Action-ET, GJPI +80, who sold fresh with her second calf in late November. She is due to Heartland Merchant Topeka-ET, GJPI +201, in late November. She peaked with 72 lbs. milk on her December test and is projected to 19,229–875–697 at 3-3.

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Her dam is a Very Good-81% daughter of O.F. Barber Rocket, GJPI +57, with a two lactation m.e. average of 18,092–858–626. Her dam is sired by Rock Ella RemakeET, GJPI +16, and her grandam is sired by Altheas Select-ET, GJPI -36. Her Very Good-88% fourth dam has an m.e. average of 17,683–817–644 on five lactations. The next four dams are appraised Very Good. “Jasmine” was consigned by Avery Lutz, Mocksville, N.C. Sales $1,350 and Over

(Consignors in Parentheses) Eastglen Farms, Laurens, S.C. Deerview TBone Cora, cow 3 yrs................................. $2,225 (Charles W. Lutz, Mocksville, N.C.) Deerview Action Jasmine, cow 3 yrs............................. 1,900 (Avery Lutz, Blacksburg, Va.) PR Deerview Verify Gally, cow 4 yrs.............................. 1,650 (Charles W. Lutz) Spahr Jersey Farm, Findlay, Ohio Sultan Giller Shauna, bred heifer 2 yrs.......................... 2,100 (Colby Blankenship, Beech Bluff, Tenn.) Hardway Furor Hazel, cow 2 yrs.................................... 1,525 (Colby Blankenship) BRJ Eclipse Geronimo Bobbie N-53, bred heifer 20 mos. .................................................................................. 1,350 (First Time Syndicate, Newberry, S.C.) Andrew Scott Isenberg, Oakland, Ky. Excitation Signature Ginger, bred heifer 21 mos........... 1,800 (Joe C. Blankenship, Beech Bluff, Tenn.) Nico de Boer, Chandler, Texas GR Barhams Goose Lou, bred heifer 2 yrs................... 1,650 (Walter A. Barham, Calhoun, Tenn.) Deerview Jerry Gem, cow 3 yrs..................................... 1,625 (Charles W. Lutz) Deerview Jacinto Gurt, cow 4 yrs.................................. 1,600 (Charles W. Lutz) Apple Coar TBone A719, bred heifer 22 mos................ 1,600 (Apple Coar Jerseys, Monterey, Tenn.) Apple Coar TBone M684, bred heifer 2 yrs................... 1,575 (Apple Coar Jerseys) Deerview Blackys Sneaker, cow 3 yrs........................... 1,500 (Charles W. Lutz) Sunbow Cpt. Sully Poinsettia, bred heifer 18 mos......... 1,500 (Sunbow Jerseys, Cottage Grove, Tenn.) Deerview TBone Gehah-Twin, cow 2 yrs....................... 1,500 (Charles W. Lutz) Deerview Governor Decille, cow 2 yrs........................... 1,450 (Charles W. Lutz) Trisprings Legal Keely 1125, bred heifer 21 mos........... 1,450 (Paul A. Moss, Cottage Grove, Tenn.) Deerview TBone Deb, cow 3 yrs.................................... 1,450 (Charles W. Lutz) Apple Coar Bonaro A713, bred heifer 21 mos............... 1,450 (Apple Coar Jerseys) Apple Coar TBone A698, cow 2 yrs............................... 1,450 (Apple Coar Jerseys) Deerview TBone Arlinda, cow 3 yrs............................... 1,450 (Charles W. Lutz) Apple Coar Aron A696, cow 2 yrs.................................. 1,425 (Apple Coar Jerseys) Tri Springs Jorge Kassidy 1135, bred heifer 20 mos..... 1,425 (Paul A. Moss) Apple Coar Mecca A704, bred heifer 23 mos................ 1,400 (Apple Coar Jerseys) BRJ Minister Iroc Bess N-55, bred heifer 20 mos.......... 1,400 (Bush River Jerseys, Newberry, S.C.) Apple Coar TBone A712, bred heifer 23 mos................ 1,400 (Apple Coar Jerseys) Barhams Sargent Sadie, bred heifer 2 yrs..................... 1,400 (Allen Barham, Calhoun, Tenn.) Apple Coar Bonaro 730, bred heifer 20 mos................. 1,375 (Apple Coar Jerseys) BRJ Showtime Action Jiff N-27, bred heifer 21 mos...... 1,375 (Bush River Jerseys and/or R. J. Doran, Newberry, S.C.). Absher Farms, Saint Cloud, Fla. Trisprings Legal Keira 1124, bred heifer 21 mos........... 1,525 (Paul A. Moss) Apple Coar Jante 738, bred heifer 19 mos.................... 1,425 (Apple Coar Jerseys) Raymond Orisio, Kingsburg, Calif. Sunbow Liberate Geranium, cow 2 yrs.......................... 1,350 (Sunbow Jerseys)

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PERFORMANCE REPORT

REAP Herds Ranked By GJPI Average The top 25% of U.S. Jersey herds ranked by average Jersey Performance IndexTM are listed below. This list includes qualifying herds with an average GJPI of +53 or greater. Listed next to the number of cows in the herd is the percent of the herd that has been genotyped and are included in the average. Herds must be enrolled in the AJCA REAP program to be included in the ranking and have at least 10 Registered Jerseys with JPIs. Cows with genomic evaluations are included in the average. All cows must have registry status of HR (no prefix), GR or PR, and must have calved within the past 15 months with no termination code associated with the current lactation. In the case of ties, the herd ranked higher for Predicted Transmitting Ability Protein (PTAP) is listed first. Any herds that remain tied are then listed in order of herd average for PTA Milk (PTAM). There are 209 herds listed with an average JPI of +67. Maintaining

the top ranking for the fourth consecutive genetic summary is Gerald Laufenberg, Mount Horeb, Wis. His 19-cow herd averages +129 JPI with 79% of the herd being genotyped. Moving up from fourth to second ranking is Tony Meier, Palmer, Kan., with a +112 JPI on 15 cows (100% genotyped). David Allen, Reedsburg, Wis., ranks third with 60 cows averaging +111 for JPI (43% genotyped). Following in fourth is Oomsdale Farm, Valatie, N.Y., with an average JPI of +108 on 41 cows with 63% of the herd genotyped. Rounding out the top five is the 1,084 cow herd of Martin Dairy LLC, Tillamook, Ore. The herd has an average JPI of +105 and is 28% genotyped. There were 110,887 cows in 820 REAP herds summarized in the April 2013 genetic evaluations with an average JPI of +51. PTA averages for the breed were +254M, +17F, +10P, +142 CM$, +130 NM$ and +122 FM$.

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WILSONVIEW DAIRY TILLAMOOK, OR 357 32 471 29 19 231 210 196

LAUFENBERG, GERALD 19 79 836 32 MEIER, TONY 15 100 625 30 ALLEN, DAVID 60 43 631 37 OOMSDALE FARM 41 63 758 37 MARTIN DAIRY LLC 1,084 28 526 41

MOUNT HOREB, WI 29 341 316 297 PALMER, KS 24 296 275 262 REEDSBURG, WI 25 303 275 255 VALATIE, NY 28 263 241 230 TILLAMOOK, OR 24 316 279 251

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TOLLENAAR JERSEYS ELK GROVE, CA 146 64 468 36 22 316 280 253 100 MUNGER RANDALL & KRAWCZYK-MUNGER CAROL BRIDPORT, VT 20 0 874 35 28 222 211 208 94 COOPERRIDER & SONS CROTON, OH 130 35 657 30 23 238 221 211 93 LONG, KEITH KING WILLIAM, VA 12 0 504 31 21 289 264 247 91 KOZAK, ALAN MILLERSBURG, OH 419 52 456 27 19 256 233 216 91 GABY JERSEY FARM 162 36 561 28 BERRY COLLEGE 49 98 432 25 ST BRIGIDS FARM 65 3 569 31 PEARL, WILLIAM H. 72 50 644 26 FOREST GLEN JERSEYS 1,749 13 512 27

GREENEVILLE, TN 20 239 224 216 MOUNT BERRY, GA 19 246 220 201 KENNEDYVILLE, MD 22 247 224 208 BARNET, VT 21 216 208 205 DAYTON, OR 20 244 222 207

HEINZ, LLOYD 75 39 637 29 MAXWELL, JOHN & EDWIN 112 20 526 31 GREENE, WAYNE JR. 28 54 524 28 D & E JERSEYS 578 41 621 30 CHAPIN, CLIFFORD A. 14 7 614 31

SHAWANO, WI 21 213 202 198 DONAHUE, IA 20 250 232 220 CADOTT, WI 20 238 217 203 DALHART, TX 21 225 212 205 CLOQUET, MN 22 236 220 210

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VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE & STATE UNIVERSITY BLACKSBURG, VA 45 20 696 27 21 211 208 209 83 DIAS, RYAN & AMBER KINGSBURG, CA 74 7 637 28 21 202 192 189 83 MILLS JERSEY FARM LLC FALLON, NV 352 20 674 30 22 217 209 206 82 CHAMBERLAIN, GREG & DAVID WYOMING, NY 651 9 537 29 20 227 210 199 82

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SPRUCE ROW FARM 213 16 535 26 FOREST GLEN JERSEYS 280 10 495 24 FERRISDALE FARM 41 66 600 29 D & D JERSEYS 74 32 429 28 FAIRBANKS, DOUG 14 29 433 31

MEADVILLE, PA 20 221 204 194 DAYTON, OR 19 225 204 190 BROOKFIELD, VT 22 206 186 173 NEWTON, WI 18 223 201 185 ANAMOSA, IA 17 240 223 212

WILTERDINK, DON SHEBOYGAN FALLS, WI 61 5 503 30 21 216 191 173 HEARTLAND JERSEYS SENECA, KS 388 36 478 27 19 223 202 187 DENNISTON-KELLER ROBIN / KELLER KIP BYRON, NY 68 47 417 30 18 230 205 186 PARKS, DANIEL DVM MORRISTOWN, TN 42 57 474 27 17 225 209 198 RICHFIELD FARMS INC. GREENWOOD, DE 62 0 470 27 17 228 215 208 HALLET DAIRY FARM LLC CASCO, WI 22 9 530 30 20 212 195 184 SPRING VALLEY FARM MILLERSBURG, OH 71 3 423 26 18 213 190 174 SMITH, RICHARD E. MEDINA, NY 12 0 596 21 22 202 182 169 STAAS FARM INC. MARYSVILLE, CA 652 1 545 29 19 204 190 181 AHLEM FARMS PARTNERSHIP HILMAR, CA 3,625 15 331 20 13 206 191 181 BOYD-LEE JERSEYS PARROTTSVILLE, TN 52 27 509 32 19 216 199 190 DESERT PARK JERSEYS JEFFERSON, OR 360 40 589 25 18 199 194 193 GAWALT, KERRY HARTLAND, VT 16 100 381 29 18 220 193 172 CLEAR VU FARM/HAROLD L. OR BUDDY BELL DRESDEN, TN 40 0 551 26 17 200 196 197 SUMMIT FARM INC. LESTER, IA 224 9 488 21 16 188 182 180 SUN VALLEY FARM CLOVERDALE, OR 540 23 217 30 15 246 210 181 CANTENDO ACRES-GRAZELAND JERSEYS WOOSTER, OH 127 6 451 24 18 214 195 182

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LINDSAYS PINE HILL JERSEY FARM NEW WATERFORD, OH 558 3 398 26 17 214 190 172 BELLVIEW FARM /HAROLD L. & GLEN BELL DRESDEN, TN 61 2 475 29 17 201 188 181 SILVER MAPLE FARMS INC. ALBION, ME 77 14 431 21 17 195 178 166 SCHIRM, PAUL R. 176 5 364 24 PETERSON, ERIC & ROY 257 4 228 25 SAR-BEN FARMS INC. 180 1 594 24 WICKSTROM BROS. 458 13 542 24 SPRING CREEK FARMS 75 7 459 27

WEST SALEM, OH 15 212 193 180 TILLAMOOK, OR 15 234 200 174 SAINT PAUL, OR 19 184 176 173 HILMAR, CA 18 180 170 164 HIXTON, WI 18 200 180 168

GRABER JERSEY FARMS 29 10 466 25 JALLO, WAYNE 23 0 356 24 THOMAS, ROY R. 11 9 167 23 LUNDIN, JOHN 10 0 326 20 MOLLY BROOK FARMS 97 22 529 27

PARKER, SD 17 206 190 179 FORDVILLE, ND 15 211 191 176 TROY, PA 15 225 185 154 MESA, AZ 14 217 197 183 WEST DANVILLE, VT 19 190 174 165

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WRIGHT, DERRICK OR BEVERLY RANDOLPH, VT 46 13 331 31 17 233 205 183 72 BOHNERT JERSEYS EAST MOLINE, IL 327 4 413 23 16 193 176 165 72 WOODS, GREG BEAVER, OR 85 26 303 28 15 218 191 171 72 UNIV OF TENNESSEE DAIRY RESEARCH & EDUC CTR LEWISBURG, TN 95 5 598 23 18 182 180 182 71 NORMANDELL FARMS LIBERTY, PA 84 15 493 27 18 195 180 171 71 HOLMES, STEVEN B. & JEFFREY A. LANGDON, NH 60 12 574 27 20 183 171 166 SMITH HAVEN DAIRY HAMBURG, MN 107 6 487 21 16 179 171 168 GARDNER, MARK & SHANNON DAYTON, PA 296 43 410 23 16 194 179 168 OWENS FARMS INC. FREDERIC, WI 706 11 340 24 15 203 181 164 LAWTON, MERLE NEWARK VALLEY, NY 76 17 408 17 14 177 167 161 RHEIN, DAWN F. 171 6 469 22 ROWLEY, STEVE 89 29 542 24 WEAR, THOMAS J. 56 0 411 26 KEEWAYDIN FARM 78 8 332 28 CARLSON, CHERYL A. 51 4 183 29

PINE GROVE, PA 17 175 163 155 FOXWORTH, MS 16 160 160 163 NICOLLET, MN 16 199 183 172 STOWE, VT 16 203 177 158 TULLY, NY 16 228 185 150

ANGELL, TIMOTHY & JANET 57 12 383 21 WHITESIDE JERSEY FARM 74 0 280 31 KIRCHDOERFER, JOE 140 16 418 20 DUTCH HOLLOW FARM 591 14 344 22 MARGANDALE FARM 129 1 301 19

RANDOLPH CENTER, VT 15 195 181 172 HUTCHINSON, KS 15 232 203 180 CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO 14 173 164 160 SCHODACK LANDING, NY 13 188 174 165 SHREVE, OH 13 186 170 158

MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY MISSISSIPPI STATE, MS 40 90 497 25 18 190 176 168 TOHL, PATTI TILLAMOOK, OR 59 10 414 29 17 189 166 149 MARTIN, BRIAN L. KUTZTOWN, PA 110 1 482 22 16 164 154 149 SHENANDOAH JERSEYS BOONSBORO, MD

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126 13 460 21 16 169 159 154 MASON, SHANNON M. JEFFERSON, NY 38 0 459 23 16 187 175 168 AHLEM, JAMES 2,833 2 437 26 ENDRES JAZZY JERSEYS 1,009 4 391 24 CLEVELAND, WILLIAM L. & BARBARA A. 64 6 332 26 AHLEM, CHARLES 1,305 15 375 25 ST LAWRENCE BLUFF DAIRY 26 15 209 28

HILMAR, CA 16 181 166 156 LODI, WI 16 188 171 159 WELLSBORO, PA 16 194 170 152 HILMAR, CA 15 178 161 150 POYNETTE, WI 13 213 183 160

KARRELS, WILLIAM J. 15 60 100 17 STANLEY, PAUL &/OR LINDA 30 7 487 23 VANDELL FARMS INC. 76 3 465 21 WICKSTROM JERSEY FARMS INC. 1,830 7 449 22 ETTINGER, EDWIN R. & CHERYL F. 183 8 467 20

PORT WASHINGTON, WI 10 212 183 160 EAST FAIRFIELD, VT 17 182 172 167 SHARON, WI 16 178 170 166 HILMAR, CA 16 174 161 154 KINARDS, SC 15 171 167 167

LUCKY HILL FARM 160 22 375 22 HOGAN, DAVID L. 1,996 2 335 32 OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY 125 11 318 21 HUGHES, RICHARD & MARILYN 186 7 245 26 YODER, MERLE 59 0 232 24

DANVILLE, VT 15 176 161 151 TILLAMOOK, OR 15 193 172 156 COLUMBUS, OH 14 187 169 156 BODEGA, CA 13 220 194 173 HUTCHINSON, KS 13 203 178 159

MOUNTAIN SHADOW DAIRY LITCHFIELD PARK, AZ 1,325 9 493 23 17 174 166 162 HEAGY, LUKE C. & CAROL A. RED CREEK, NY 69 0 407 25 16 195 180 170 SORENSONS HILLVIEW JERSEY FARM INC. PINE RIVER, WI 91 11 344 24 15 180 161 147 ALVES, ISIDRO FALLON, NV 20 30 264 26 14 190 162 140 AHLEM FARMS JERSEYS HILMAR, CA 1,925 9 263 16 11 169 157 148 OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY 23 4 448 20 GRAMMER, WILLIAM P. 766 9 440 20 WICKSTROM DAIRIES, LP 3,079 18 430 21 PRESKA, JENNIFER 33 6 407 22 TRESCHER, ANNETTE 20 0 313 24

STILLWATER, OK 15 151 142 138 SEBRING, OH 15 162 153 149 HILMAR, CA 15 160 151 147 DELMAR, NY 15 178 164 155 CASHTON, WI 14 183 162 146

KLINE, DAVID 43 16 256 20 YODER, WILLIAM R. 39 8 173 23 SILVA, ERIC LEONARD 204 58 157 25 SUNWEST JERSEY DAIRY 1,343 8 444 22 DIAS, PAUL 284 0 413 22

SHREVE, OH 13 178 156 139 MEYERSDALE, PA 11 204 178 158 BEAVER, OR 10 204 182 166 HILMAR, CA 15 172 162 157 HILMAR, CA 14 177 171 168

BRADY, JOHNNY 88 10 305 16 TRUE FARMS 23 0 510 20 WAGNER LEONARD & FAMILY 280 0 538 20 LIVE OAK DAIRY 70 0 441 22 BOK, SAMUEL A. 301 1 411 21

RICEVILLE, TN 13 192 175 163 PERRY, NY 18 139 128 122 LITCHFIELD, MN 16 153 153 156 HILMAR, CA 15 163 153 147 DEFIANCE, OH 15 163 150 141

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SEXING TECHNOLOGIES / ACCOUNTING DEPT SAN ANTONIO, TX 68 15 345 29 15 170 150 135 62 JENKS, WILLIAM H. (JIM) MARATHON, WI 434 5 366 19 14 167 152 142 62 CHILDS, DAVID LORING ORANGE, VT 44 0 313 24 14 182 162 147 62 MOYE, NEIL AYDEN, NC 115 19 336 21 12 169 158 151 62 VINKEMEIER SEVEN C DAIRY NORWOOD YOUNG AMERICA, MN 13 54 89 20 9 175 149 130 62 LEAMON, DENNIS T. 198 6 445 20 YOSEMITE JERSEY DAIRY 2,043 10 408 20 KUTZ DAIRY LLC 1,401 2 273 25 BARHAM JERSEY FARM 199 23 376 22 VAN DE JERSEYS 278 9 130 18

STATESVILLE, NC 15 169 160 156 HILMAR, CA 14 162 153 148 JEFFERSON, WI 14 181 156 137 CALHOUN, TN 13 171 163 157 TRANSFER, PA 9 199 177 159

HALDEMAN, DAVID L. & ANN LOUISE DANVILLE, PA 15 0 121 23 9 194 172 154 MEYER, JAMES L. & FAMILY ROCA, NE 194 0 481 19 16 141 131 126 LIVE OAK DAIRY HILMAR, CA 55 2 416 22 16 163 148 139 FRONTIER DAIRY BOZEMAN, MT 11 0 631 21 15 125 138 154 BLANKENSHIP, JOE G. SUGAR GROVE, VA 79 11 461 15 14 153 152 154 HUFFARD DAIRY FARMS CROCKETT, VA 458 12 454 17 14 153 149 149 AHLEM, CHARLES HILMAR, CA 3,033 11 341 22 14 161 146 135 BILTMORE FARMS FLETCHER, NC 372 5 382 15 12 153 147 145 STROTTMANN, RONALD J. & SONS READLYN, IA 256 0 293 18 12 173 161 152 RICHARDSON FAMILY FARM WOODSTOCK, VT 59 7 88 27 12 222 184 153 HOCKETT, KEITH S. 112 3 576 23 DOMINO FARMS 151 5 450 20 NYMAN BROS. 1,709 3 402 22 CLEMSON UNIVERSITY/DAIRY FARM 40 20 420 14 MISS JULIES JERSEYS 62 19 391 18

RANDLEMAN, NC 16 124 127 133 ACCORD, NY 14 150 147 147 HILMAR, CA 14 154 144 138 CLEMSON, SC 13 143 139 140 NIANGUA, MO 13 155 148 144

BEACHY, JERRY C. 101 0 324 21 KORTUS, RANDY & JANA 35 29 269 19 MAPLE HILL FARM 32 3 229 24 KING, HOWARD & FAMILY 140 9 350 18 CLEVELAND, CORY 29 7 350 21

HUTCHINSON, KS 13 173 156 145 LYNDEN, WA 13 148 126 109 WAUSAU, WI 13 183 156 135 FREMONT, OH 12 147 139 134 KENTWOOD, LA 12 160 153 149

STEINHAUERS JERSEYS 173 6 257 17 BEACHY, DAVID L. 60 0 437 27 SILVER MIST FARM 537 2 420 18 HOOVER, MARTIN 68 1 242 25 EMRICH, C, KAY 26 19 433 22

MATTOON, WI 11 174 162 153 HUTCHINSON, KS 17 179 163 153 TILLAMOOK, OR 15 148 138 132 MOHNTON, PA 14 191 163 141 MANHATTAN, KS 13 155 152 153

SCOTCH VIEW FARMS 112 16 340 19 KOEHN, STEVEN B. 69 12 305 16 BARLASS JERSEYS LLC

STAMFORD, NY 13 162 147 137 MENO, OK 13 155 139 127 JANESVILLE, WI

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Herd/Owner Address Cows %GT PTAM PTAF PTAP CM$ NM$ FM$

340 6 300 20 IRISHTOWN ACRES 515 9 283 19 RANCHO TERESITA DAIRY 689 14 330 22

13 171 153 141 GROVE CITY, PA 13 171 150 134 TULARE, CA 12 157 146 138

HYLAND ACRES JERSEYS LTD BIG PRAIRIE, OH 467 0 313 18 12 159 146 137 DIAMOND VALLEY DAIRY SALEM, OR 59 37 164 19 10 176 156 139 CAMP, ROGER D. JR EVANSVILLE, WI 70 30 171 17 8 181 168 158 HOWE, LUCY V . TUNBRIDGE, VT 17 18 -61 14 8 199 157 122 MASON, SCOTT & HEIDI NORTH STRATFORD, NH 97 6 442 19 16 149 137 130

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CLOVER FARMS 680 0 469 17 ROVEY, PAUL E . 35 6 443 18 OATNEY, BRENT E. 96 0 305 25 GYPO JERSEY FARMS 109 0 249 23 VANDERHAAK DAIRY 81 1 191 18

DUNDAS, IL 14 142 139 140 GLENDALE, AZ 14 160 155 155 PARTRIDGE, KS 14 181 159 144 TILLAMOOK, OR 13 175 152 135 LYNDEN, WA 10 152 133 118

GLEN MEADOWS FARM 150 8 411 20 GREEN VALLEY DAIRY 966 0 398 24 AHLEM FOOTHILL FARMS 2,137 1 360 21 HIGHLAND FARMS 236 29 355 17 SILL, DAN 10 20 202 17

FULTONVILLE, NY 14 144 134 128 KERMAN, CA 14 145 135 129 DENAIR, CA 13 144 134 128 CORNISH, ME 13 159 149 144 ARGYLE, NY 13 139 113 92

MYERS, PHILIP H. 66 3 369 16 CORNWELL, JEFF 32 3 318 13 CURTIS, CHRISTOPHER T. 47 0 293 22 TUTTLE, SCOTT O. 49 0 210 21 MOORE, BRIAN J. 47 13 306 16

LOUISVILLE, OH 12 145 140 139 LAWNDALE, NC 12 142 131 123 CORRY, PA 12 170 155 144 WINDHAM, NY 12 183 159 140 MOUNT ULLA, NC 11 152 145 141

TAYLOR JERSEY FARM INC. 78 21 289 18 PEELER, L. D. 91 1 305 16 BASSETT, ALBERT M. 86 7 386 21 C & S LIVESTOCK 1,987 5 398 20 HIGH LAWN FARM 199 30 336 16

BOONEVILLE, MS 11 157 146 138 STARR, SC 10 145 139 136 WOODSTOCK, VT 14 160 147 139 HILMAR, CA 13 148 141 137 LEE, MA 13 150 138 130

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FLEURY, STEPHEN & ELIZABETH RICHFORD, VT 29 0 306 23 13 165 148 135 ALBRIGHT, ALLEN E & FAMILY WILLARD, OH 330 0 326 18 12 153 143 137 KNUTH, DOUGLAS D. FALL CREEK, WI 51 0 292 16 12 155 139 127 HETTINGA, JASON ORANGE CITY, IA 112 8 248 20 11 151 134 120 ANGELL, JOSEPH O. BROOKFIELD, VT 34 12 214 17 11 167 149 136

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OSU AGRIC TECHNICAL INSTITUTE 47 6 150 19 BRANT, JOSEPH & DEBRA 19 0 106 20 BRENTWOOD FARMS 1,466 16 174 15 RIVER VALLEY FARM 198 53 110 16 KENNY FARM

WOOSTER, OH 10 166 142 124 CUBA CITY, WI 9 169 147 129 ORLAND, CA 8 149 137 129 TREMONT, IL 7 163 147 135 ENON VALLEY, PA

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140 1 314 23 DAR-VIEW FARM 125 3 296 20 MULTI ROSE JERSEYS INC. 548 19 285 17 BURRY, RONALD & DIANE 19 0 240 16 EVANGELO, ANTHONY 198 26 137 15 HARKNESS, LOREN & MYRA 21 0 66 18

13 149 131 119 DELANCEY, NY 13 156 137 123 ROCK RAPIDS, IA 11 144 133 127 ELLWOOD CITY, PA 10 173 160 151 HANFORD, CA 8 155 138 125 NEWARK VALLEY, NY 8 183 156 134

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PRO-HART JERSEYS - CLARK NICHOLAS; PROVOAST MELANIE & COLE PRESCOTT, MI 16 100 -22 14 3 189 170 151 54 NATURE VIEW FARMS LLC SALEM, OH

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122 0 520 18 15 137 138 143 AVILA RICHARD & JENNIFER M. DALHART, TX 2,252 12 422 19 14 134 125 121 GOMES, EDDIE TILLAMOOK, OR 423 12 308 22 12 154 140 130 MAINS, DANIEL R. NEWVILLE, PA 652 4 262 20 11 149 136 127 ERTL, DAVID & BETH 76 4 241 19 NOBLEDALE FARM 67 3 337 12 MILLER REGAN F. & FAMILY 94 2 212 17 CAL POLY CORPORATION 74 41 29 14

EDISON, OH 11 148 130 116 GILLETT, PA 10 136 134 134 BIG PRAIRIE, OH 10 148 132 120 SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA 5 167 150 137

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July 1 is Deadline to Apply for 2013-14 Scholarships

Monday, July 1 is the application deadline for six scholarships administered by the American Jersey Cattle Association, Reynoldsburg, Ohio. These awards provide financial support to Jersey youth enrolled in colleges or universities or, in some cases, seeking hands-on experience in the development and management of Registered Jersey™ cattle. Applicants must be a junior or life member of the American Jersey Cattle Association. A minimum grade point average of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) is required to apply for these scholarships. Letters of recommendation and the applicant’s academic transcripts must be included with the application. The Russell–Malnati Scholarship for Advanced Studies will be awarded in the amount of $5,000. Undergraduate students who have completed at least onehalf of coursework credit hours required for a degree in dairy science, animal science (dairy emphasis), large animal veterinary practice, dairy production or manufacturing, or dairy product marketing, and graduate students in those program areas are eligible to apply. The William A. Russell Memorial

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Scholarship of $1,000 will be presented to a student who will begin a program of study at an accredited college or university in the fall of 2013. The Cedarcrest Scholarship of $1,500 will be awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student seeking a degree in large animal veterinary practice, dairy production, dairy manufacturing, or dairy product marketing. Also to be awarded is the $1,500 Bob Toole Jersey Youth Award, which can be used for either college expenses or a well-defined practical experience related to breeding, developing and showing Registered Jerseys™. The V. L. Peterson Scholarship and Paul Jackson Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to students who have completed at least one year of college or university work. The award amount for each scholarship is $1,000. The Reuben R. Cowles Jersey Youth

Award will be presented to a resident of Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. Applicants must be at least high school graduates, but not older than 36 years of age as of January 1, 2013. The award may be applied to college expenses or to fund a trip to the AJCA-NAJ Annual Meetings, The All American Jersey Show and Sale, or other Jersey educational activities. The amount of this award varies from year to year. Applications are posted on the Scholarship Information page of the USJersey web site. Scholarships will be presented Saturday, November 9 at the annual Junior Banquet held during The All American Jersey Shows and Sales in Louisville, Ky. For more information, contact the American Jersey Cattle Association by writing 6486 E. Main Street, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068-2362, visit USJersey.com, or connect at Facebook.com/USJersey.

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July 20—VERMONT AND NEW ENGLAND STATE PICNIC, Billings Farm and Museum, Woodstock, Vt.; 12:00 noon. JULY 23-24—National Mastitis Council regional meeting, DoubleTree Hotel, Portland, Maine; To learn more about the NMC regional meeting contact the NMC office by e-mail at nmc@nmconline. org or phone (608) 848-4615. Registration for the courses is based on a first-come, first-served basis. JULY 27—New YORK Jersey Breeders SUMMER PICNIC, Dreamroad Jerseys, Johnstown, N.Y.; 12:00 noon. SEPT. 6—PENNSYLVANIA JUNIOR JERSEY MEETING, Philadelphia Room, Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center, Harrisburg, Pa.; 7:00 p.m. OCT. 16—OREGON JERSEY CATTLE ASSOCIATION FALL MEETING OCT. 23-25—MISSOURI DAIRY GRAZING CONFERENCE, Springfield, Mo. NOV. 10-16—AGRITECHNICA, Hanover, Germany; for more information visit www.agritechnica.com. feb. 17-19, 2014—National Genetics Workshop Phoenix, Az.; For details, go to www.ans. iastate.edu/events/dairygenomics, or contact committee chair Diane Spurlock at moodyd@iastate.edu.

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JUNE 15—INDIANA STATE JUNIOR JERSEY SHOW, Richmond, Ind.; 9:00 a.m. (EST); Dusty Schirm, Chebanse, Ill., judge. JUNE 17—INDIANA STATE JERSEY SHOW, Richmond, Ind.; 9:00 a.m. (EST); Nathan Thomas, Cable, Ohio, judge. JUNE 19—MIDWEST JERSEY JAMBOREE, Owatonna, Minn.; Dave Sprengler, Plato, Minn., judge. JUNE 19—MINNESOTA STATE JUNIOR JERSEY SHOW, held in conjunction with the Midwest Jersey Jamboree, Owatonna, Minn.; Dave Sprengler, Plato, Minn., judge. JULY 19—ALL-MICHIGAN JERSEY SHOW, Michigna State University Livestock Pavilion, East Lansing, Mich. JULY 21—DELAWARE JUNIOR JERSEY SHOW, 4:00 p.m.; Quillen Arena, Delaware State Fairgrounds, Harrington, Del. JULY 24—DELAWARE OPEN JERSEY SHOW, 6:00 p.m.; Quillen Arena, Delaware State Fairgrounds, Harrington, Del. JULY 31—MAINE STATE FAIR JUNIOR JERSEY SHOW, Bangor, Maine; 2:00 p.m. AUG. 1—MAINE STATE FAIR OPEN JERSEY SHOW, Bangor, Maine; 2:00 p.m. AUG. 1—OHIO STATE FAIR JUNIOR SHOW, 9:00 a.m.; Ohio State Fairgrounds, Columbus, Ohio; Brady Core, Salvisa, Ky., judge. AUG. 2—OHIO STATE FAIR OPEN SHOW, heifers; 9:00 a.m.; Ohio State Fairgrounds, Columbus, Ohio; Jeff Brown, Jackson Center, Ohio, judge. AUG. 3—OHIO STATE FAIR OPEN SHOW, cows and futurity; 9:00 a.m.; Ohio State Fairgrounds, Columbus, Ohio; Jeff Brown, Jackson Center, Ohio, judge. AUG. 8—IOWA STATE FAIR JUNIOR JERSEY SHOW; 8:00 a.m.; Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines, Iowa. AUG. 10—IOWA STATE FAIR OPEN JERSEY SHOW; 7:30 a.m.; Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines, Iowa. AUG. 11—INDIANA STATE FAIR JUNIOR JERSEY SHOW, Indianapolis, Ind.; 8:00 a.m. AUG. 14—INDIANA STATE FAIR JERSEY SHOW, Indianapolis, Ind.; 8:00 a.m. AUG. 15—ILLINOIS STATE FAIR JERSEY OPEN SHOW, Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, Ill.; 8:00 a.m. AUG. 16—ILLINOIS STATE FAIR JUNIOR JERSEY SHOW; 1:00 p.m.; Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, Ill. AUG. 28—MINNESOTA STATE JERSEY SHOW AND MINNESOTA STATE FAIR JERSEY SHOW, Minnesota State Fairgrounds, Minneapolis, Minn.; Mark Rueth, Oxford, Wis., judge. AUG. 31—OREGON STATE FAIR JERSEY

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SHOW,Oregon State Fairgrounds, Salem. Ore. SEPT. 6—WESTERN NATIONAL JERSEY OPEN AND JUNIOR SHOW, heifers; Puyallup, Wash.; 1:00 p.m. SEPT. 6—GREAT WESTERN FUTURITY, Puyallup, Wash.; 7:00 p.m. SEPT. 7—MID-ATLANTIC REGIONAL JUNIOR JERSEY SHOW, Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center, Harrisburg, Pa.; 9:00 a.m.; Paul Trapp, Taylor, Wis., judge. SEPT. 7—WESTERN NATIONAL JERSEY OPEN AND JUNIOR SHOW, cows; Puyallup, Wash.; 2:00 p.m. SEPT. 11—MID-ATLANTIC REGIONAL JERSEY SHOW, calves, heifers and dry cows; Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center, Harrisburg, Pa.; 1:00 p.m.; Kelli Cull, Lomira, Wis., judge. SEPT. 12—MID-ATLANTIC REGIONAL JERSEY SHOW, cows; Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center, Harrisburg, Pa.; 8:00 a.m.; Kelli Cull, Lomira, Wis., judge.

OCT. 1—INTERNATIONAL JERSEY SHOW, Heifers, Alliant Energy Center, Madison, Wis.; 2:00 p.m.; Callum McKinven, Canton de Hatley, Que., judge; Stephen Borland, Ormstown, Que., consultant. OCT. 2—INTERNATIONAL JERSEY SHOW, Cows, Alliant Energy Center, Madison, Wis.; 7:30 a.m.; Callum McKinven, Canton de Hatley, Que., judge; Stephen Borland, Ormstown, Que., consultant. NOV. 9—THE ALL AMERICAN JUNIOR JERSEY SHOW, Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, Ky.; 8:00 a.m.; Eric Topp, Botkins, Ohio, judge; Craig Padgett, Waynesburg, Ky., consultant. NOV. 10—NATIONAL JERSEY JUG FUTURITY, Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, Ky.; 1:00 p.m.; Chuck Luchsinger, Syracuse, N.Y., judge; Kelli Cull, Lomira, Wis., consultant. NOV. 11—THE ALL AMERICAN JERSEY SHOW, Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, Louisville, Ky.; 7:30 a.m.; Chris Lahmers, Marysville, Ohio, judge; Mike Berry, Albany, Ore., consultant.

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Southern National Jersey Show

April 13, 2012, Stillwater, Okla. Molly Sloan, Columbus, Wis., judge 92 head shown Sr. and Gr. Champ. female—LC Suspect Miss America, Taylor and Erin Leach, Linwood, Kan. • Res. Sr. and Res. Gr. Champ. female—Cooper Farm RBR Miss America-ET, Michael Langfus, Blue Ridge, Texas • Int. Champ. female—Big Guns Tequila Bambina, Katrina Watson, Perkins, Okla. • Res. Int. Champ. female—Hawk Pond Rosecrans Maddie, Janice Ling, Springfield, Mo. • J r. C h a m p . f e m a l e — S o u t h Mountain Verbatim Savvy-ET, Ernest W. Kueffner, Terri Packard and Dean and Stacy Dohle, Half Way, Mo • Res. Jr. Champ. female—Hawk Pond Hardaway Martha, Janice Ling, Springfield, Mo. • Premier Breeder and Premier Exhibitor—Lavon Farms, Emory, Texas Class Winners

Intermediate heifer calf (6 shown) 1. GR PD Forever Reinee, Tucker Peterson, Mountain Grove, Mo. 2. Ratliff Minister Midgee, Taylor, Erin and Sophie Leach, Linwood, Kan. Senior heifer calf (5 shown) 1. Erbacres Annamae, Connor K. Erbsen, Lanark, Ill. 2. Cobblestone Gold Fortune, Katrina Watson, Perkins, Okla.

Summer yearling heifer (9 shown) 1. On The Go Throwing A Party, Katrina Watson, Decatur, Texas 2. Cobblestone Tequila Flirt, Lucius Ownbey, Perkins, Okla. Junior yearling heifer (8 shown) 1. Hawk Pond Hardaway Martha (S: Pleasant Nook Iatola Hardway-ET, D: Hawk Pond Midnight Maestro), Janice Ling, Springfield, Mo., res. jr. champ. 2. On The Go Always In Motion, Katrina Watson Intermediate yearling heifer (10 shown) 1. Vixy Ex of Starstruck, Grant Haven Dohle, Half Way, Mo. 2. On The Go Comerica Timesless, Katrina Watson Senior yearling heifer (8 shown) 1. South Mountain Verbatim Savvy-ET (S: Arethusa Verbatim Response-ET, D: South Mountain Santana), Ernest W. Kueffner, Terri Packard and Dean and Stacy Dohle, Half Way, Mo., jr. champ. 2. LC Sultan Liberty Bell-ET, Taylor, Erin and Sophie Leach Uncalved 2-yr.-old cow (4 shown) 1. Maple Lawn Tequila Tina, Kevin G. Knapp, Larchwood, Iowa 2. TJF Tradition Lily, Faith Nadine Thompson, Chandler, Okla. Junior 2-yr.-old cow (3 shown) 1. Kane-Lane Action Ping, Blake E. Koehn, Meno, Okla. 2. Bar MB Lencrest 6290 Hana, Anneke and Gerret Boer, Dalhart, Texas Senior 2-yr.-old cow (8 shown) 1. Hawk Pond Rosecrans Maddie (S: BW RosecransET, D: Hawk Pond Midnight Maestro), Janice Ling, Springfield, Mo., res. int. champ. 2. Exclamation Haily of Edgebrook, Tucker Peterson, Mountain Grove, Mo. Junior 3-yr.-old cow (2 shown) 1. Cobblestone Tequilla Welcome, Isaiah Justus Ownbey, Perkins, Okla. Senior 3-yr.-old cow (4 shown) 1. Big Guns Tequila Bambina (S: Tower Vue Prime Tequila-ET, D: Big Guns Remake Bamborah-ET), Katrina Watson, int. champ. 2. Lavon Farms Action Peggle, Lavon Farms, Emory, Texas 4-yr.-old cow (12 shown) 1. LC Suspect Miss America (S: Oblong Valley Prime Suspect, D: LC Libertys Justice), Taylor and Erin Leach, Linwood, Kan., best bred and owned of show, sr. and gr. champ. 2. Cooper Farm RBR Miss America-ET (S: Rapid Bay Request-ET, D: Cooper Farm Laser Aspen), Michael Langfus, Blue Ridge, Texas, res. sr. and res. gr. champ. 5-yr.-old cow (8 shown) 1. Ron-Net Sultan Bailey, Lavon Farms 2. Meadow Winds Starlet, AJ and JT Ling, Springfield, Mo. Aged cow (5 shown) 1. On The Go Ress Sunny, Katrina Watson

2. Lavon Farms Golden Rose, Todd A. Moore, Plano, Texas 100,000 lb. cow (1 shown) 1. Kane-Lane Rocket Rhoda, Hope A. Koehn, Meno, Okla. Junior best three females (1 shown) 1. Katrina Watson Best three females (1 shown) 1. Lavon Farms

LC Suspect Miss America 1st 4-yr.-old cow Senior and Grand Champion

Cooper Farm RBR Miss America-ET 2nd 4-yr.-old cow Res. Senior and Res. Grand Champion

South Mountain Verbatim Savvy-ET 1st Senior yearling heifer Junior Champion

Hawk Pond Hardaway Martha 1st Junior yearling heifer Reserve Junior Champion

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Southern National Junior Jersey Show

Sunset Canyon Governor Rayna was named Grand Champion for Gerret Boer, Dalhart, Texas, at the Southern National Junior Jersey Show on April 11, 2013. LC Suspect Miss America, Erin Leach, Linwood, Kan., was named Reserve Grand Champion. Leo Hoff Jr., Windthorst, Texas, judged the 61 Registered Jerseys shown in Stillwater, Okla. Class Winners

Intermediate heifer calf (6 shown) GR PD Forever Reinee, Tucker Peterson, Mountain Grove, Mo. Senior heifer calf (4 shown) LC Fire Miss American Pie, Erin Leach, Linwood, Kan. Summer yearling heifer (8 shown) On The Go Throwing A Party, Katrina Watson, Decatur, Texas Junior yearling heifer (6 shown) On The Go Always In Motion, Katrina Watson Intermediate yearling heifer (9 shown) LC Governor Ginger (S: Griffens Governor-ET, D: LC Justice Pepper), Jacob Hahn, Linwood, Kan., res. jr. champ. Senior yearling heifer (6 shown) LC Sultan Liberty Bell-ET (S: SHF Centurion Sultan, D: Libertys Lady), Erin Leach, jr. champ. Unfresh 2-yr.-old cow (1 shown) TJF Tradition Lily, Faith Nadine Thompson, Chandler, Okla. Junior 2-yr.-old cow (1 shown) Kane Lane Action Ping, Blake E. Koehn, Meno, Okla. Senior 2-yr.-old cow (4 shown) Bar MB McGwire 6016 Nina (S: Grammer Hallmark McGwire-ET, D: GR Bar MB Guines 4735 Nina), Gerret

Bar MB McGwire 6016 Nine Reserve Intermediate Champion

Boer, Dalhart, Texas, res. int. champ. Junior 3-yr.-old cow (1 shown) Aces-Hi Tequila Kes, Jacy Carpenter, Earth, Texas Senior 3-yr.-old cow (1 shown) Big Guns Tequila Bambina (S: Tower Vue Prime TequilaET, D: Big Guns Remake Bamborah-ET), Katrina Watson, int. champ. 4-yr.-old cow (8 shown) 1. Sunset Canyon Governor Rayna (S: Griffens Governor-ET, D: Sunset Canyon First Rain), Gerret Boer, sr. and gr. champ. 2. LC Suspect Miss America (S: Oblong Valley Prime Suspect, D: LC Libertys Justice), Erin Leach, best bred and owned of show, res. sr. and res. gr. champ. 5-yr.-old cow (3 shown) Arethusa Comerica Lindsey-ET, Katrina Watson Aged cow (2 shown) On The Go Ress Sunny, Katrina Watson 100,000 lb. cow (1 shown) Kane-Lane Rocket Rhoda, Hope A. Koehn, Meno, Okla.

Sunset Canyon Governor Rayna Senior Champion and Grand Champion

LC Suspect Miss America Reserve Grand Champion

All American Judges Named

The judges have been selected for The 61st All American Jersey Shows, sponsored by the American Jersey Cattle Association of Reynoldsburg, Ohio. The largest exhibition of Registered Jersey™ cattle in the world, the three shows of The All American will be held November 9, 10 and 11, 2013 in conjunction with the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Ky. Chris Lahmers, Marysville, Ohio, will officiate in The All American Jersey Show on Monday, November 11. This will be his debut as the open show judge, having judged The All American Junior Jersey Show last year and the National Jersey Jug Futurity in 2011. He has worked as the dairy programs specialist for COBA/ Select Sires for 14 years. His consultant will be Mike Berry, Albany, Ore. Charles F. Luchsinger, Syracuse, N.Y., will judge the 60th National Jersey Jug Futurity on November 10. He has twice judged The All American Jersey Show and also The All American Junior Jersey Show. He was judge of the 50th Anniversary Jersey show in Riobamba, Ecuador in 2011, in addition to judging the Holstein and Brown Swiss shows at that fair. Chuck, his wife Sue and their son Charlie own and operate Silver Spring Farms, four times Premier Breeder of The All American Jersey Show. His consultant will be Kelli Cull, Lomira, Wis. The National Jersey Jug Futurity is the oldest and richest class for dairy cattle in the world. Premiums for the 2013 show are estimated at $10,500. Judge for The All American Junior Jersey Show on November 9 will be Eric Topp, Botkins, Ohio. Topp was judge of the 2012 Mid-East Fall National Holstein Show in Louisville, and has extensive judging experience at state shows in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. He is a dairy nutritionist for Maria Stein Grain. Craig Padgett, Waynesburg, Ky., will be the consultant. For information on show entry fees and deadline, visit www.livestockexpo.org.

Sending the Best Worldwide!

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Kentucky National Jersey Show • April 5, 2013, Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, Ky. • Mike Berry, Albany, Ore., judge • 68 head shown • Sr. and Gr. Champ. female—TC 1457 Jade Iris, Kevin Eric Lutz, Lincolnton, N.C. • Res. Sr. and Res. Gr. Champ. female—Piedmont Deacon BG-P, Corey and Mandy Lutz and James and Olivia Pearson, Lincolnton, N.C. • J r. C h a m p . f e m a l e — K C J F Responses Incredible, Brittany Core, Salvisa • Res. Jr. Champ. female—GD Vincent Amelia, Gordon Jersey Farm and Amanda and Andrew Dragoo, Lynn, Ind. Class Winners

Junior heifer calf (1 shown) 1. Hubbells Eclipes Marti, Keith E. Hubbell, Brownsville, Ind. Intermediate heifer calf (4 shown) 1. GD Vincent Amelia (S: Bridon Vincent-ET, D: GD Lord Abaigal), Gordon Jersey Farm and Amanda and Andrew Dragoo, Lynn, Ind., res. jr. champ. 2. Rossland Action Gretel-ET, Larry L. Duvall, Chillicothe, Ohio Senior heifer calf (12 shown) 1. DKG Request Glory, John, Donna, Trevor, Lane and Blake Greiwe and Grace, Garrett and Meredith Hageman, Sidney, Ohio 2. Governor Gorgeous, Michael Hardy Rider, Upton Summer yearling heifer (9 shown) 1. Latimore Gator Godess, Janet Ludwig, York Springs, Pa. 2. Stoney Point Comerica Katrina, John and Julie Mayer, Taneytown, Md. Junior yearling heifer (7 shown) 1. KCJF Responses Incredible (S: Hollylane R Response-ET, D: KCJF Sultans Ivana), Brittany Core, Salvisa, jr. champ. 2. Maker Reagan Hip-Hop, Becky Nash, Campbellsville Intermediate yearling heifer (2 shown) 1. Schulte Bros Tequila Libby-ET, Mitch Schulte, Watkins, Iowa Senior yearling heifer (5 shown) 1. Deerview Merchant V Coed-ET, Charles Wayne Lutz, Mocksville, N.C. 2. Reich-Dale Hurley Vanese, Skyler Reichard, Chambersburg, Pa. Uncalved 2-yr.-old cow (8 shown) 1. Laurick Shyster Wynne, Rick Brewer and Family and Hershberger Brothers Jerseys, Arrington, Tenn. 2. Hubbells Governer Nann, Keith Hubbell and Family, Brownsville, Ind. Junior 2-yr.-old cow (4 shown) 1. Hubbells Blade Daisy, Keith Hubbell and Family 2. Smart A J Holt Marcie, Keith E. Hubbell Senior 2-yr.-old cow (7 shown) 1. Random Luck Favorite Star, Lisa A. Caya, Darlington, Wis. 2. Hardway James Belitha, Brie Anne Davenport, Maynardville, Tenn. Junior 3-yr.-old cow (1 shown) 1. Cowbell Jude Pixie, Christine L. Sheesley Rozler, Potsdam, N.Y. Senior 3-yr.-old cow (4 shown) 1. TC 1457 Jade Iris (S: Giprat Belles Jade-ET, D: TC Country 1168 Iris), Kevin Eric Lutz, Lincolnton, N.C., sr. and gr. champ. 2. Piedmont Deacon BG-P (S: Fairway Topkick Deacon-P, D: Piedmont Jade BG), Corey and Mandy Lutz and James and Olivia Pearson, Lincolnton, N.C., res. sr. and res. gr. champ. 4-yr.-old cow (4 shown) 1. J-Kay Justice Eclipse, Erika Graves and Jacob Morgan, Urbana, Ohio 2. JJF Blackstone Jazzy, Kristen Jordan, Moweaqua, Ill.

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Judge Mike Berry stands with Ted DeMent, Kenney, Ill., at the halter of TC 1457 Jade Iris, Grand Champion of the Kentucky National Jersey Show. Corey Lutz, Lincolnton, N.C., is at the reigns of the Reserve Grand Champion, Piedmont Deacon BG-P.

Brady and Alta Mae Core stand at the halters of the Junior Champion, KCJF Responses Incredible, and the Reserve Junior Champion, GD Vincent Amelia, respectively. Judge of the show, Mike Berry, is also pictured.

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This month in our series on social media, we will highlight what digital resources are available from the American Jersey Cattle Association (AJCA). Through the various entities of the AJCA, fans can find a wealth of information available to them on demand on a daily basis. The Jersey Journal, Jersey Marketing Service (JMS), Queen of Quality and USJersey all have social media accounts dedicated to delivering up-to-date information about the services they offer and other industry news. It is beneficial to view the statistics of each medium to understand the overall reach and value of each of these multi-media services and the wealth of information that is available to all. Jersey Journal The Jersey Journal regularly uses Facebook and Twitter to share information with fans and followers. Fans of the Jersey Journal on Facebook will find previews of upcoming stories in the magazine, Jersey and industry news, and special awards, among other items. The Journal Facebook page is home to several forms of media, including photos uploaded to the page when a member of staff is traveling and visiting herds throughout the country. Fans of the page are encouraged to be as interactive as possible by commenting on posts, sharing information to their own pages, tagging people in photos and inviting others to like the page. The Jersey Journal also shares information from other industry professionals and organizations that are pertinent to the Jersey industry. The Jersey Journal uses Twitter to interact with Jersey enthusiasts by asking followers to “tweet” the answer to a question, like if they have their new issue of the magazine, what their favorite article was or what they are looking forward to in coming months. The Jersey Journal Twitter account is also interactive and often “re-tweets” photos and messages from others about Jerseys or industry news. Jersey Journal Facebook: www.facebook.com/USJerseyJournal • 1,016 people from 20 different countries “like” the page • The top demographics are: males, ages 25-34, and females, ages 25-34 • The post that has seen the most “engaged users” the greatest “reach” and was the most “viral” was a photo of the April 2013 Jersey Journal cover, featuring Brooklyn Jensen of Beaver, Ore.,

which was seen by 3,026 different Facebook users. Twitter: @USJerseyJournal • Currently, there have been 273 tweets sent, seen by the page’s 174 followers • @USJerseyJournal is also named to five ag-media lists by Twitter users Jersey Marketing Service JMS social media covers JMS sale information, promoting sales prior to sale day and giving customers a quick wrap-up at the end of a sale day. Consignments are promoted, information from catalogs is updated and JMS programs are promoted through the Social Media sites. Facebook, Twitter, and Wordpress (the JMS blog) accounts for this segment of the Jersey business are linked together. If a post is made on Wordpress an email is sent to the followers of the blog, a post is made on Facebook and an update is delivered to Twitter automatically. If a post is made to Facebook, a post is made to Twitter. Many links to catalogs, pedigrees, videos or pictures are included in these promotions. Sale catalogs are also made available on tablet devices to ensure sale goers can have quick, digital access on their tablets and smartphones. JMS Facebook: www.facebook.com/ jerseymarketingservice • 361 people from seven different countries “like” the page • The top demographics are: males, ages 25-34, and females, ages 25-34 • Recent posts that have the most “engaged users” were about post sale wrapup information or the Wisconsin State Sale–Jersey Bid • The first post about the Wisconsin State Sale consignments has the most “reach” to-date • The most “viral” Post has been the Deep South Sale Wrap-up Twitter: @US_JMS • Currently, there have been 332 tweets sent, seen by the page’s 17 followers Word Press Blog (Inside the Sale Ring): www.jerseymarketingservice. wordpress.com • 992 people follow the blog • Posted 163 posts • Most number of views on a single post was 773 on April 5, 2013, about the Kentucky National Show and Sale, which featured posts about the shows class winners as the show was going on. • Most people are referred to the Wordpress blog through Facebook. USJersey The USJersey accounts are considered the digital “corporate voice” for AJCA and NAJ, so social media updates focus on on-

going news about programs (e.g., release of genetic evaluations), promotions for services (e.g., genotyping, Jersey Tags), announcements (e.g., scholarship application deadlines, “we’re live and online from the All American,” etc.) and news (e.g., record semen sales, production, etc.; what key national dairy media are reporting about Jerseys—e.g., February 26 post linking to the Hoard’s Dairyman blog). Facebook has played a significant role in many different USJersey functions. For example, it was used in efforts to notify members/customers on National Heifer Sale day last June, after the AJCA-NAJ servers were knocked out because of the derecho. Updates on the service outage and the alternative URL for Jersey Auction Live were posted to the social media site to keep fans of the page updated on the services. The registration countdown has been carried on this page, in addition to using other channels (website, eCustomers newsletter, news releases, targeted contact lists), letting Jersey enthusiasts know exactly when registration milestones were met and exceeded. Facebook updates from the USJersey Facebook page are automatically posted to the USJersey Twitter account. USJersey Facebook: www.facebook. com/USJersey • 1,763 people from 20 countries “like” the page • The top demographics are: males, ages 25-34, and females, ages 18-24 • Calves wearing JerseyTags video has reached 4,556 followers to date, and is the most commented post and one of the most shared, boasting the greatest “reach” and largest amount of “engaged users” • The announcement of Jersey Youth Academy class has been the most “viral” post Twitter: @USJersey • Currently 415 tweets have been sent • 154 followers Queen of Quality The Queen of Quality Facebook page shares news from all of the Queen of Quality producers, including special events, product awards, and photographs. The page also features posts about Jersey nutritional information, Jersey research results, and other dairy industry news that may interest the consumers connected to the page. The page also directs visitors to www.queenofquality.com for further information and links to the Queen of Quality producer’s pages. Facebook: www.facebook.com/Quee(continued to page 100)

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Fees for Programs and Services

American Jersey Cattle Association • National All-Jersey Inc. Effective April 1, 2013 Membership Lifetime membership, upon application........................... $100.00 Associate membership, upon application.......................... 100.00 Junior membership................................................................Free Application required. Expires December 31 of the year individual reaches 21 years of age.

Identification Services Herd Register Rates for AJCA Members Non-Internet Applications Animals (female or male) under 6 months: First 50 applications during calendar year.................... $14.00 51-200 applications during calendar year...................... 12.00 More than 200 applications, electronic submission.......... 7.00 Animals 6-12 months........................................................ 19.00 Animals 12-24 months...................................................... 24.00 Animals over 24 months.................................................... 32.00 Applications Submitted on infoJersey.com Animals (female or male) under 6 months: First 50 applications during a calendar year................. $12.00 51-200 applications during a calendar year................... 10.00 Animals 6-12 months........................................................ 17.00 Animals 12-24 months...................................................... 22.00 Animals over 24 months.................................................... 30.00 Rates for Non-Members Non-Internet Applications Animals (female or male) under 6 months...................... $17.00 Animals 6-12 months........................................................ 22.00 Animals 12-24 months...................................................... 27.00 Animals over 24 months.................................................... 37.00 Applications Submitted on infoJersey.com Animals (female or male) under 6 months...................... $15.00 Animals 6-12 months........................................................ 20.00 Animals 12-24 months...................................................... 25.00 Animals over 24 months.................................................... 35.00 Genetic Recovery Original Animal (OA)........................................................ $ 5.00 Provisional Register (PR).................................................... 7.00 Genetic Recovery (GR) Member (non-member, add $3.00)................................. 14.00 Herd Register (when received with GR dam application) Member (non-member, add $3.00)................................. 14.00 Jersey Expansion J1 registry status (females only)....................................... $5.00 Identified, but unregistered status (males, females)........... 5.00 Miscellaneous Fees Dead animal registration................................................... $5.00 Duplicate or corrected certificate...................................... $5.00 Transfer of Ownership Filed within 60 days of sale............................................. $14.00 REAP herd discount: Females, $2.00 per animal; bulls, no charge (after 60 days, $3.00 per animal) Filed within 60 days of sale on infoJersey......................... 12.00 Filed after 60 days of sale................................................. 17.00 Filed after 60 days of sale on infoJersey........................... 15.00 Transfers from Canadian Herd Book................................. 14.00 Transfer ownership of embryo(s): Filed within 60 days........................................................ 14.00 Filed after 60 days.......................................................... 17.00

Special rules apply to the following transfer types; contact Herd Services for details. * Not eligible for online processing discount REAP herds: Intra-herd transfers* ....................................................... $2.00 After dispersal (public or private), within 60 days............. 7.00 Requires three or more continuous years of enrollment Other herds: Intra-herd transfers, all animals, single ownership*.......... 2.00 Intra-farm transfers to AJCA Junior Member.................... 7.00 Fees for Expedited Service Rush Service fee (per piece, plus regular fee)................. $ 5.00 U.S. Postal Service Express Mail ..................................... 22.00 Higher fees incurred if other delivery carriers requested Fax or email delivery (per page)...................................... $ 2.00 Maximum charge per order, $60.00

Genomic Testing Services Prices do not include required CDCB female fee (if applicable) or initial male fee. Contact AJCA for more information. Genotyping Males and females recorded in AJCA system, per animal: LD 8K (non-REAP, add $10.00) ................................. $ 37.00 HD 80K (non-REAP, add $15.00)................................ 100.00 Parentage qualification only (non-REAP, add $10.00).... 37.00 Contact AJCA for fees to genotype animals not recorded by the association. Add-On Genetic Tests Requested and processed with genotyping, per test BVD-PI (non-REAP, add $1.00)...................................... $4.50 Polled/Horned (non-REAP, add $5.00)........................... 25.00 A2 beta casein (non-REAP, add $2.00).......................... 12.00 Requested and processed separate of genotyping, per test BVD-PI (non-REAP, add $1.00)...................................... $4.50 Polled/Horned (non-REAP, add $5.00)........................... 45.00 A2 beta casein (non-REAP, add $2.00).......................... 15.00

Jersey Tags Prices do not include tax when applicable and shipping. REAP herds: Priced by tag front in combinations for both ears First Ear Price Second Ear Price Total Cost Button* $0.60 Button $0.60 $1.20 Large 1.15 Button* 0.60 1.75 Large 1.15 Large 1.15 2.30 Maxi 1.35 Button* 0.60 1.95 Maxi 1.35 Large 1.15 2.50 Maxi 1.35 Maxi 1.35 2.70 * Substitute RFID button tag for $2.05 and recalculate total cost Add $2.10 for Tissue Sampling Unit (TSU) packaged with tag set Other herds: Priced by tag front in combinations for both ears First Ear Price Second Ear Price Total Cost Button** $0.60 Button $0.60 $1.20 Large 1.25 Button** 0.60 1.85 Large 1.25 Large 1.25 2.50 Maxi 1.45 Button** 0.60 2.05 Maxi 1.45 Large 1.25 2.70 Maxi 1.45 Maxi 1.45 2.90 ** Substitute RFID button tag for $2.15 and recalculate total cost Add $2.25 for Tissue Sampling Unit (TSU) packaged with tag set Tag options and pricing continued on next page.


Tissue Sampling Unit Kit (box of 10 units, not ordered with tags) REAP herds (non-REAP, add $1.50).............................. $25.00

Official Performance Pedigrees (OPP) Three-generation OPP (per document) Regular order ............................................................... $ 6.00 Requested via infoJersey ................................................ 3.00 Annotated with sibling and progeny listing..................... 20.00 Five-generation OPP (per document) Regular order .............................................................. $12.00 Requested via infoJersey................................................. 6.00 Four, five, or six generation ancestry pedigree (excluding performance information) ................................................... 3.00 Pedigree research, per hour (ancestry information not on computer database) ....................................................... $20.00

Performance Programs

Official Jersey Genetic Summary

REAP Registration-Equity-Appraisal-Performance, includes JerseyMateTM, Jersey Journal subscription, regional sire group enrollment, and special REAP pricing on JerseyTags, genotyping and many other services ordered through the AJCA

Online access 24/7 at http://greenbook.usjersey.com Annual subscription of three issues (April, August, December) Per issue to U.S. address, First Class mail........................ $10.00 Extra copies to same address............................................. 5.00 Per issue to foreign address, surface mail........................... 20.00 Per issue to foreign address, Air Mail...........$20.00 plus postage

Tags for one ear: Priced by tag front. Note: Single tags are not accepted for registration ID. REAP herds Other herds First Ear Price First Ear Price Button..................... $0.60 Button....................$0.60 RFID button.............. 2.05 RFID button.............2.15 Large........................ 1.15 Large.......................1.25 Maxi.......................... 1.35 Maxi.........................1.45 Add TSU with tag...... 2.10 Add TSU with tag.....2.25

Herd Fee....................................................................... $100.00 Equity fees of $.02/cwt. or $3.20/cow plus: First 100 cows (per cow).............................................. 12.25 101st to 300th cow (per cow)........................................... 9.75 301st to 500th cow (per cow)........................................... 7.50 501st to 1,000th cow (per cow)........................................ 5.25 1,001st cow and over (per cow)...................................... 4.50 TPE-Plus Total Performance Evaluation Herd Fee....................................................................... $100.00 First 100 cows (per cow).................................................. 7.50 101st to 300th cow (per cow).............................................. 6.00 301st cow and above (per cow)......................................... 4.00 TPE-Basic Herd Fee....................................................................... $100.00 First 100 cows (per cow).................................................. 7.50 101st to 300th cow (per cow).............................................. 6.00 301st cow and above (per cow)......................................... 4.00 Minimum fee for either TPE program................................. 150.00 Performance Records Basic Herd fee.......................................................................... $15.00 Plus, per cow.................................................................... 5.50 Performance Records Plus Herd Fee......................................................................... $15.00 Plus, per cow fee.............................................................. 5.50 STEP Type Appraisal only Herd Fee, per scheduled visit....................................... $100.00 First 100 cows scored (per cow)....................................... 6.50 101st cow and above (per cow)......................................... 3.00 Minimum fee, per scheduled visit.................................... 150.00 Special and Random Type Appraisal Call Appraisal Coordinator for service fees. JerseyMateTM Mating Service Included in REAP (see above). All others: Herd fee.......................................................................... $25.00 Plus, per animal mated.................................................. 2.00

Sire Development Programs A.I. Listing (required for all bulls with frozen semen) U.S. and Canada............................................................. $10.00 All others........................................................................... 40.00 Young Sire Program Nomination fee................................................................ $30.00 Genetic Diversity Program Nomination fee................................................................ $30.00

Pedigrees Contact webmaster@usjersey.com for account set-up.

National All-Jersey Inc. Equity (included in REAP, see above) Check-off .................... 2¢ per hundredweight or $3.20 per cow

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Molly Brook Farms A Family Farm Since 1846 Registered Jerseys Since 1917

Secretary: Moira Tierney Poitras, Massachusetts

Holmes Farm Jeff and Steven Holmes 55 Ball Hill Road • Langdon, NH 03602 603/835-6832 Steve • 603/445-7033 Jeff holmesfarmnh@comcast Email “Home of the Holmes, Holmesland, and S-B-H prefixes”

Hav’s Farm

Frederick G. Havill 413/243-1582 Box 425, 44 Jerusalem Rd. Tyringham, MA 01264 A REAP herd and member of New England Jersey Sires, Inc.

Myles Goodrich 39 Cowhill Rd. West Danville, VT 05873 Phone: 802/563-2413 E-mail: mollybrookfarm@gmail.com A REAP herd and member of New England Jersey Sires, Inc.

Craig Avery

198 Jacksonville Rd., Colrain, MA 01340 413/624-3667 phone

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

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: mckeen.jean@gmail.com A REAP herd and member of New England Jersey Sires, Inc.

Mapleline Farm The John Kokoski Family

57 Comins Road, Hadley, MA 01035 Home 413/549-6486 Email jkokoski@maplelinefarm.com Zach Woodis. herd manager Website www.maplelinefarm.com

Lucky Hill Farm

Henry and Jenn M Reynolds 845 McReynolds Road, Danville, VT 05828 Email luckyhilljerseys@yahoo.com Phone 802/748-0085 or 802/748-9213 c

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nOfQuality • 159 people from 17 countries “like” the page • The top demographics are: males, ages 18-24, and females, ages 25-34

CRESCENT FARM

Sheldon Sawyer, Sr. and Sheldon “Tom” Sawyer, Jr. Owners 420 Wentworth Rd., Walpole, NH 03608-9715

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

• The Kilgus Farmstead feature post, part of an ongoing series featuring all the Queen of Quality producers, had the highest “reach,” seen by 222 users. • The Green Glades feature, part of the aforementioned series, had the greatest

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