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

Volume 69 • No. 7 • July 2022 • ISSN: 0021-5953

Editor: Kimberly A. Billman Managing Editor: Tracie Hoying Website Coordinator and Editorial Editor: Michele Ackerman Communications Specialist: Lindsay L’Amoreaux

Dreams Become Reality for the Lutzes 18

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FEATURES 18 Dreams Become Reality for the Lutzes 24 Four Cows Honored for Production Achievements Transfer and Eligibility Rules for All American Junior Show

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SALES 36 Ohio Spring Classic Sale 42 Wisconsin State Sale

USJersey Leadership Elected

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COVER 4W Pusher Lizzie, graces this month’s cover. She is the winner of the Ogston Trophy for lifetime milk production and Edyvean Farm Trophy for lifetime protein production. She is owned by Brittany Core, Salvisa, Ky., and was bred by James N. Wright of Russellville, Ky. Her lifetime totals were 336,012 lbs. milk, 14,558 fat and 11,975 lbs. protein in 4,418 days. Results for 2021 Leading Living Lifetime Production Contest start on page 24. Photo courtesy of Lea Jordan, Cybil Fisher Photography

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SHORTS

REGULAR

32 Eligibility Rules for 2022 All American Junior Show

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AJCA, NAJ Board Members

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Advertising Index

34 Get Transfers in Order for Junior Show Season

25 Advertising Rates

22 How a Junior Member Reserves a Prefix

10 Calendar

14 Along the Jersey Road

35 Jersey Valley Cheese is New Queen of Quality Producer

17 Editorial

28 Junior Awards Available

44 In Memoriam

33 Search for 2022 National Jersey Queen is Underway

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30 USJersey Leadership Elected 14 Vierra Dairy Gets its Second 96-Point Cow 29 Winners of the Hilmar Cheese Yield Trophy

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Field Service Staff Jersey Journal Subscription Rates

46 Journal Shopping Center 14 New Members 10 Registration Fees 10 Type Appraisal Schedule

26 Winners of the President’s Trophy 14 Young’s Jersey Dairy in the News

Published monthly at 6486 E. Main Street, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068-2362. Copyright by the American Jersey Cattle Association. Subscription Prices: $30.00 per year. The receipt of the Jersey Journal is notification that money on subscription has been received. Email required for receipt of digital Jersey Journal. Updating email address: Please send desired email address to jerseyjournal@usjersey. com to have updated in company database.

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

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

Company and Department Heads Executive Secretary: Treasurer: Information Technology: Director of Communications: Director of Field Services: Jersey Marketing Service: National All-Jersey Inc. and Herd Services:

Neal Smith, 614/322-4455 Vickie White, 614/322-4452 Philip Cleary, 614/322-4474 Kimberly A. Billman, 614/322-4451 Kristin A. Paul, 209/402-5679 Greg Lavan, 614/216-8838 Erick Metzger, 614/322-4450

Editor: Kimberly A. Billman Editorial Editor: Michele Ackerman Managing Editor: Tracie Hoying Communication Specialist: Lindsay L’Amoreaux

Subscriber Services AJCA-NAJ Area Representatives Director of Field Services: Kristin A. Paul, 209/4025679 (mobile); 614/322-4495 (fax); kpaul@usjersey. com. Illinois and Wisconsin. Danielle Brown, 614/266-2419 (mobile); dbrown@ usjersey.com. Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. Sydney Endres, 614/313-5818 (mobile); sendres@ usjersey.com. Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. Scott Holcomb, 614/563-3227 (mobile); sholcomb@ usjersey.com Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, New Jersey, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, eastern Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.

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All online subs (domestic and foreign) Type Traits Appraisal Team Senior Appraiser: Ron Mosser, 614/264-0142, rmosser@ usjersey.com. Danielle Brown, above Kelly Epperly, 614/530-6918; kepperly@usjersey.com. Mark Fisher, 209/765-7187; mfisher@usjersey.com. Dyon Helmuth, 614/264-0140; dhelmuth@usjersey.com.

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

American Jersey Cattle Association Board of Directors Officers President: Alan Chittenden, 84 Running Creek Rd., Schodack Landing, NY 12156-9603. Phone 518/3202893; alan.dutchhollow@gmail.com. Vice President: Joel Albright, 1855 Olive Rd., Willard, OH 44890. Phone 419/512-1756; albrightjerseys@gmail. com. Fourth District. 2025. Directors Joel Albright, see officers. Fourth District. 2025. Karen Bohnert, 1300 179th Street N, East Moline, IL 61244. Phone 563/320-2895; karenbohnert@hotmail. com. Sixth District. 2023. Tyler Boyd, 19784 Patricia Lane, Hilmar, CA 95324. Phone 209/585-7118; tyler.l.boyd@gmail.com. Twelfth District. 2025. Rebecca Ferry, 193 Lagrange Rd., Johnstown, NY 12095. Phone 518/248-9294; dreamroadjerseys@yahoo. com. Second District. 2023. Ralph Frerichs, 3117 St. Hwy. 159., La Grange, TX 78945-4226. Phone 979/249-3012; frerichs@cvctx. com. Ninth District. 2024.

Garry Hansen, 13025 S. Mulino Rd., Mulino, OR 97042. Phone 503/805-4411; garryajca@gmail.com. Tenth District. 2025. Jason Johnson, 154 Olde Canterbury Rd., Northwood, NH 03624. Phone 802/356-0908. jasamjohnson@gmail. com. First District. 2024. Cornell Kasbergen, 21744 Road 152, Tulare, CA 93274. Phone 559/804-7393; ckasbergen@aol.com. Eleventh District. 2023. John Maxwell, 10600 275th St., Donahue, IA 527469705. Phone 563/505-1652; maxwell@tourmyfarm.com. Eighth District. 2023. Donna Phillips, 8506 Center Rd., Newton, WI 53063. Phone 920/374-1292; ddstock@lakefield.net. Seventh District. 2025. Bradley Taylor, 106 County Road 5300, Booneville, MS 38829-9131. Phone 662/720-3598; taylorjerseyfarm@ gmail.com. Fifth District. 2024. Joe Vanderfeltz, 898 SR 706, Lawton, PA 18828; Phone 570/934-2406; jvanfel2@gmail.com. Third District. 2024.

National All-Jersey Inc. Board of Directors Officers President: John Kokoski, 57 Comins Rd., Hadley, MA 01035. Phone 413/531-2116; jkokoski@maplelinefarm. com. Vice President: James S. Huffard III, 165 Huffard Lane, Crockett, VA 24323. Phone 276/724-0067; hdfjersey@ gmail.com. Directors Sam Bok, 11310 Krouse Rd., Defiance, OH 43512. Phone 419/782-0012; jawscows@defnet.com. District 7. 2025 Jason Cast, 4011 A Street Rd., Beaver Crossing, NE 68313-9417. Phone 402/641-2255; jjcjerseys@gmail. com. District 1. 2023. Alan Chittenden, ex officio, see AJCA officers. Garry Hansen, ex officio, see AJCA.

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Rogelio “Roger” Herrera, 7114 Youngstown Rd., Hilmar, CA 95324. Phone 209/485-0003; rogeliohs@yahoo.com. District 2. 2025. James S. Huffard III, see officers. District 5. 2024. John Kokoski, see officers. District 3. 2025. John Marcoot, 526 Dudleyville Rd. Greenville, IL. 62246. Phone 618/322-7239; johnemarcoot@gmail.com. District 4. 2026. Walter Owens, 412 350th Ave., Frederic, WI 54837. Phone 715/566-1910; owens.walter60@gmail.com. District 6. 2023. Corey Lutz, 4399 Ritchie Rd., Lincolnton, NC 28092. Phone 704/735-1222; piedmontjerseys@charter.net. District 8. 2026. Bradley Taylor, ex officio, see AJCA.

1 year...................... $30 3 years..................... $85 5 years................... $135 All subscribers to the online Jersey Journal (effective February 1, 2022) will receive a downloadable PDF version of the magazine to the email on file. They will also receive a link to the publication published online. To make changes to your subscription, call the American Jersey Cattle Association at 614/8613636. Or email jerseyjournal@usjersey.com. Please email or call with an updated email address if your address changes. Subscribers will receive periodical emails throughout the month. Have your customer number ready for a staff member. If you do not receive an email with the pdf or link to the published magazine, call 614/8613636 or email jerseyjournal@usjersey.com. We will verify your information and correct what is needed.

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ABS Global............................................. 16 Accelerated Genetics............................... 2 Ahlem Farms Partnership...................... 32 Albright Jerseys LLC.............................. 41 American Jersey Cattle Association ...................................9, 12, 31, 40, 43, 46

Heaven Scent Jerseys........................... 43 Her-Man Jerseys.................................... 21 Highland Farms, Inc............................... 34 Hi-Land Farms....................................... 43 High Lawn Farm..................................... 23 Huffard Dairy Farms............................... 15

Bachelor Farms...................................... 21 Bellvale Farms........................................ 25 Billings Farm & Museum........................ 45 Biltmore Farms....................................... 15 Boks Jersey Farm.................................. 41 Brenhaven Jerseys................................ 21 Brentwood Farm..................................... 48

Iowa Jerseys.................................... 27, 34 Irishtown Acres....................................... 37

California Jerseys............................. 32, 48 Cantendo Acres..................................... 41 Cedar Mountain Jerseys........................ 23 Cinnamon Ridge Dairy........................... 34 Circle S Jerseys..................................... 23 Clauss Dairy Farm................................. 32 Clover Patch Dairy................................. 41 Cold Run Jerseys LLC........................... 13 Cowbella Creamery at Danforth Jersey Farm ................................................. 43 Crescent Farm....................................... 23

Jersey Journal.................................. 21, 25 Jer-Z-Boyz Ranch.................................. 32 Jersey Marketing Service...................... 38 Jersey Youth Academy........................... 11 JNB Farm............................................... 37 Journal Shopping Center....................... 46 K&R Jerseys.......................................... 21 Keightley-Core Jerseys............................ 4 Kevetta Farms........................................ 15 Lady-Lane Farm..................................... 22 Lawtons Jersey Farm............................. 43 Legendairy Farms.................................. 22 Lucky Hill Jersey Farm........................... 30

Edn-Ru Jerseys...................................... 37

Mapleline Farm...................................... 23 Marcoot Jersey Creamery..................... 45 Martin Dairy LLC.................................... 22 Medallion Jerseys.................................... 7 Messmer Jersey Farm........................... 27 Mill Valley Farms.................................... 29 Mills Jersey Farm LLC........................... 27

Fire-Lake Jerseys................................... 32 Forest Glen Jerseys................................. 3 Four Springs Jerseys............................. 37

New England Jerseys.................. 7, 23, 30 New York Jerseys....................... 15, 28, 43 Nobledale Farm...................................... 42

Goff Dairy............................................... 33 Grazeland Jerseys Ltd........................... 41

Oat Hill Dairy.......................................... 21 Ohio Jerseys........................13, 27, 29, 41 Oregon Jerseys.................................. 3, 22

D&D Jerseys.......................................... 35 Den-Kel Jerseys..................................... 43 Dreamroad Jerseys LLC........................ 43 Dutch Hollow Farm................................. 28

Owens Farms Inc................................... 35 Pennsota Jerseys................................... 21 Pennsylvania Jerseys............................. 37 Pine Hill Jersey Farm LLC..................... 27 Red Dirt Genetics................................... 39 Revolution Genetics............................... 21 Richardson Family Farm........................ 23 Riverside-F Farms.................................. 37 Rock Bottom Dairy................................. 34 Select Sires, Inc............................... 46, 47 Silver Maple Farms................................ 23 Silver Spring Farms................................ 43 South-Mont Farm................................... 37 Spahr Jersey Farm, Inc.......................... 41 Spatz Cattle Company........................... 27 Spring Valley Farm................................. 27 Springdale Jerseys Inc........................... 23 Spruce Row Jerseys.............................. 37 Steinhauers Jerseys.............................. 35 Stoney Hollow Jerseys........................... 37 Summit Farm.......................................... 27 Sunbow Jerseys..................................... 27 Tauchen Harmony Valley Inc.................. 35 Taylor Jersey Farm Inc........................... 27 U-Fashion Jerseys LLC.......................... 44 Vanderfeltz Jerseys................................ 42 Waverly Farm......................................... 34 White Rock Jerseys............................... 30 Wilsonview Dairy.................................... 22 Wisconsin Jerseys................................. 35 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.

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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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. JULY—Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida and southern Georgia; Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia and Delaware; and Pennsylvania and New Jersey. AUGUST—North Carolina and South Carolina; Kentucky, Tennessee and northern Georgia; and Wisconsin. SEPTEMBER—Washington; northern California and Oregon; Arkansas and Missouri; Indiana and Illinois; and Minnesota. OCTOBER—California and Nevada. NOVEMBER—New Mexico and Texas; Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and eastern Nebraska; and New York. DECEMBER—Vermont and New Hampshire; Maine, Massachusetts and Connecticut; Kansas, Oklahoma, western Nebraska and eastern Colorado; Idaho and Utah; and southern California and Arizona.

Deadlines

AUG. 1—Genomic samples must be to lab prior to this

date for the September evaluation release. SEPT. 1—Genomic samples must be to lab prior to this date for the October evaluation release. SEPT. 1—Application process begins for Class VIII of Jersey Youth Academy. SEPT. 20—National Jersey Jug Futurity final payments due on 2022 entries. OCT. 8—Entries due for The All American Jersey Shows. Visit http://www.livestockexpo.org. OCT. 15—National Jersey Queen Application Deadline. NOV. 1—Genomic samples must be to lab prior to this date for the December evaluation release. DEC. 1—Deadline to apply for the Fred Stout Experience on-farm and marketing internships. DEC. 31—National Jersey Jug Futurity payments due for 2025 entries.

Sales AUG. 19—THE JERSEY EVENT SALE, Lebanon Valley Exposition and Fairgrounds, Lebanon, Pa.; Michael Heath and Jacob Spatz, sale mgrs. OCT. 4—TOP OF THE WORLD SALE, via CowBuyer.com at World Dairy Expo, Madison, Wis.; 7:00 p.m. (CDT); Jersey Marketing Service, sale mgr.; jms@usjersey.com. OCT. 10-13—DAIRYLAND PROTEIN SALE, via CowBuyer.com; closeout starts Oct. 13 at 12:30 (CDT); Jersey Marketing Service, sale mgr.; jms@ usjersey.com. OCT. 22—OHIO FALL PRODUCTION SALE, Wayne County Fairgrounds, Wooster, Ohio; 11:00 a.m. (EDT); Jersey Marketing Service, sale mgr.; jms@ usjersey.com. NOV. 4—65TH POT O’ GOLD SALE, Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, Louisville, Ky.; 7:00 p.m. (EST) Jersey Marketing Service, sale mgr.; jms@ usjersey.com. NOV. 5—70th ALL AMERICAN JERSEY SALE, Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, Louisville,

Registration Fees Effective April 1, 1999 InfoJersey.com Applications Member Non-Member

All Other Applications Member Non-Member

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

Transfer Fees Effective July 1, 2014

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

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Ky.; 3:00 p.m. (EST) Jersey Marketing Service, sale mgr.; jms@usjersey.com; Chris Hill, Thurmont, Md., auctioneer.

Meetings and Expositions

JULY 23—NORTH CAROLINA JERSEY FIELD DAY, hosted by Piedmont Jerseys, Lincolnton, N.C. JULY 24—MARYLAND JERSEY PICNIC, hosted by Richard and Patti Kepler, Woodsboro, Md. OCT. 2-7—WORLD DAIRY EXPO, Madison, Wis.

Shows

JULY 24—DELAWARE STATE FAIR JUNIOR JERSEY SHOW, Delaware State Fairgrounds, Harrington, Del.; 2:00 p.m. (EDT). JULY 25—CALIFORNIA STATE FAIR JERSEY SHOW, California State Fairgrounds, Sacramento, Calif.; 4:00 p.m. (PST); Laurie Winkleman, Watertown, Wis. JULY 24—DELAWARE STATE FAIR OPEN JERSEY SHOW, Delaware State Fairgrounds, Harrington, Del.; 6:00 p.m. (EDT). AUG. 3—OHIO STATE FAIR JUNIOR JERSEY SHOW, Ohio Expo Center, Columbus, Ohio; 9:00 a.m. (EDT). AUG. 4-5—OHIO STATE FAIR JERSEY SHOW, Ohio Expo Center, Columbus, Ohio; 9:00 a.m. (EDT). AUG. 5-6—WISCONSIN STATE FAIR JUNIOR JERSEY SHOW, Wisconsin State Fair Park, West Allis, Wis.; 8:00 a.m. (CDT). AUG. 11—IOWA STATE FAIR JERSEY SHOW, Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines, Iowa; 9:00 a.m. (CDT). AUG. 12—INDIANA STATE FAIR JUNIOR JERSEY SHOW, Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis, Ind. AUG. 13—IOWA STATE FAIR JUNIOR JERSEY SHOW, Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines, Iowa; 8:30 a.m. (CDT). AUG. 14—INDIANA STATE FAIR OPEN JERSEY SHOW, Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis, Ind.; Ted DeMent, Kenney, Ill., judge. AUG. 18—ILLINOIS STATE FAIR OPEN JERSEY SHOW, Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, Ill.; 8:00 a.m. (CDT). AUG. 19—ILLINOIS STATE FAIR JUNIOR JERSEY SHOW, Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, Ill.; 1:00 p.m. (CDT). AUG. 19—KENTUCKY STATE FAIR JUNIOR JERSEY SHOW, Kentucky Expo Center, Louisville, Ky.; 8:30 a.m. (EDT); Neal Smith, Smyrna, Tenn., judge. AUG. 19—MISSOURI STATE FAIR JERSEY SHOW, Missouri State Fairgrounds, Sedalia, Mo.; 2:00 p.m. (CDT). AUG. 20-21—THE JERSEY EVENT SHOW, Lebanon Valley Exposition and Fairgrounds, Lebanon, Pa.; Jeff Stephens, Ont., judge. AUG. 21—KENTUCKY STATE FAIR JERSEY SHOW, Kentucky Expo Center, Louisville, Ky.; 8:00 a.m. (EDT); Chris Hill, Thurmont, Md., judge. AUG. 27—WESTERN IDAHO STATE FAIR OPEN JERSEY SHOW, Boise, Idaho; 10:00 a.m. (MT). SEPT. 11—KANSAS STATE FAIR JERSEY SHOW, Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, Kan.; 5:30 p.m. (CDT). SEPT. 1—MARYLAND STATE FAIR JERSEY SHOW, Timonium, Md. SEPT. 2—NEW YORK STATE FAIR JUNIOR JERSEY SHOW, Syracuse, N.Y.; 12:30 p.m. (EDT); Anthony Liddle, Fort Edward, N.Y., judge. SEPT. 2—NEBRASKA STATE FAIR JERSEY (continued to page 28)

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Lee Chase and Brittany Core tied the knot at a wedding ceremony at The Farmstead at Shawnee Springs in Harrodsburg, Ky., on May 28, 2022. She is the daughter of Jeff and Alta Mae Core, recipients of the 2022 AJCA Master Breeder award. The Cores The Chases own and operate Keightley-Core Jerseys in Salvisa, Ky. He is the son of Vern and Faye Chase. Brittany won the National Jersey Youth Achievement Contest in 2009. She is a solution support specialist at DeLaval. Lee is an installation specialist and master electrician for Big Ass Fans. Trenton Styczynski and Laura Lesher, Pulaski, Wis., were united in holy matrimony on June 2, 2022. She is the daught e r o f Wi l l i a m and Lolly Lesher, Way-Har Farms, Bernville, Pa. He is the son of Jeff and Tammy Styczynski, Pulaski. He is a herd The Styczynskis manager for Betley Family Farm. She is a reproductive specialist for Central Star. The couple established their own farm and breed cattle using the prefix Stitches Holsteins. The Leshers process milk from the mixed herd that is primarily Holsteins, Jerseys and sells bottled milk and ice cream. Elliott Blake Eliza Leverette was born to Hunter and Allison (Massey) Leverette, Shelbyville, Tenn., on June 22, 2022. “Elle” weighed 9 lbs. 2 oz. and was 21 ½ inches long. Big brother Reese was over the moon with the sweet addition’s arrival. Cole Ripken Stiles was born on July 5, 2022, to Zach and Stephanie Stiles, Waverly Farms, Clear Brook, Va. He weighed 8 lbs. 13 oz. and was 20 ½ inches long. Paternal grandparents are Mike and Page 14

A Hearty Welcome To These New AJCA Members Nicole Bednar, Hill City, S.D. Jay Borntrager, Hutchinson, Kan. Dale Brown, Tunkhannock, Pa. Trent Erickson, Viroqua, Wis. Leslie Flowers, Glenwood, Ga. Rachel Gerbitz, Kaukauna, Wis. Nathaniel Guy, Leetonia, Ohio Gabbie Gregorio, Acompo, Calif. Ammon Lantz, Jr., Lititz, Pa. Susan Ringer, Bruceton Mills, W.Va. Matthew Sloan, Marshall, Wis. Heather Terry, Chester, S.C. Curtis Thrush, Milan, Pa.

Patricia Stiles, also of Waverly Farms. He was named for the basketball arena at the University of Maryland, Cole Field, and Zach’s favorite all-time baseball hero, Cal Ripken Jr. He was welcomed home by big brother, Tanner, 2. Eleanor Rae Endres entered the world on June 18, 2022. The daughter of Mitchell Endres and his fiancé, Paige Nelson, Endres Jazzy Jerseys, Lodi, Wis., weighed 8 lbs. 11 oz. and was 20 inches long. Paternal grandparents are the late Patty Endres and Dave and Jeanne Endres, also of Endres Jazzy Jerseys. Aunt to Little Miss Eleanor is Sydney Endres, an area representative with the American Jersey Cattle Association (AJCA). Dave is a former president of National All-Jersey Inc. and received the national Jersey organization’s Distinguished Service Award in 2018.

Young’s Dairy in the News Young’s Jersey Dairy Inc. in Yellow Springs, Ohio, was featured in the Dayton Daily News in late June. The dairy recently opened its doors to a new 22,000-square foot restaurant. The new space accommodates up to 250 guests, double the seating capacity of the previous structure, which has served the community since 1968. A new building was also constructed to process ice cream and cheese. The new facility is also technology friendly, allowing customers to place orders using a QR code and have lunch or dinner delivered to the table without waiting in line. The reporter notes, “The family has

done a phenomenal job of thinking about convenience and the customer experience to leverage and build on decades of serving others.” The Young family began selling milk to consumers in 1958. Today the farm is one of the state’s leading family destinations. The dairy donates to more than 250 organizations each year and has also hosted each class of Jersey Youth Academy.

Vierra Dairy Gets its Second 96-Point Cow Stoney Point Impression Blenda is the second cow owned by Vierra Dairy, Hilmar, Calif., to be appraised Excellent-96% in recent months. The daughter of Rock Ella Impression-ET was raised a point to earn to prestigious final score in June 2022 as an eight-year-old cow. The other 96-point, Vierra Dairy-owned cow is Bri-Lin Valson Spritz. “Blenda” was bred by Ashley R. Mayer, Stoney Point Jerseys, Taneytown, Md., and sold to Vierra Dairy in March 2019. A member of the dairy’s elite show string, she was tapped Grand Champion of the California Spring Show weeks later and then placed second in the aged cow class at the International Jersey Show in October. The following show season, she was Grand Champion of The Jersey Event, Reserve Senior Champion of the North American Dairy Show and All American Aged Cow at the national show in Louisville, Ky. She has a best record of 16,630 lbs. milk, 982 lbs. fat and 667 lbs. protein at 2-11 and has seven registered progeny to date. She is from the “B” cow family at Stoney Point Jerseys. Three of her four closest dams are Excellent.

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Overlooked Benefits

For 27 years, the REAP program—registration, Equity, appraisal, performance—has helped Jersey herd owners operate more efficiently and be more profitable. Often staff talk to a breeder and discover one or another of the program’s benefits isn’t being utilized. Now, in all fairness, everyone is busy and it’s probably been some time since you took a look at the long list of services included with REAP, so overlooking is understandable. At the end of June 2022, the cow count of REAP is above 160,000 again and just under 1,000 herds participating. It is refreshing to see the growth of the program continue. What better time to review what is included in REAP, and make sure you are getting the most for your herd management. Registration If registered before reaching six (6) months of age, calves born in REAP herds—female and male—are registered by the AJCA for no additional fees. You just have to send the registration application in, log onto infoJersey.com, connect via JerseyLink, use the Excel spreadsheet on USJersey.com or another usable electronic format, and that’s it. REAP herds earn discount pricing on JerseyTags, the tamper-evident eartags that meet requirements for permanent registration ID, as well as the nextGen TSU kits from Allflex, for taking tissue samples for BVD-PI testing and genotyping. REAP herds can order the Jersey uLD genotyping test for $28, a $10 savings from the regular price. Transfer fees are also lower. REAP herds save $2.00 on a female transfer if filed within 60 days of the sale date. If it’s a bull, the transfer is processed at no cost during those 60 days. As well, the more females transferred from your herd, the more you save. Equity This is membership in National All-Jersey Inc., which provides a wealth of specialized milk marketing services. NAJ represents Jersey interests on various issues at the plant, state and national levels and is a respected voice across the industry. Equity delivers current milk and dairy market information though the Weekly Market Update and the Equity Newsletter. NAJ staff are available for personal assistance according to your needs for business planning or market access. If you are direct marketing Jersey milk products, your Equity membership gives you

the opportunity to brand your products with either the Queen of Quality® or All-Jersey® labels. Appraisal and Performance REAP includes Total Performance Evaluation-Plus or TPE-Basic, depending upon your preference for DHI records disclosure. Either way, here’s what is included. • Type Traits Appraisal for your cows on a 7- to 10-month schedule. • Completed lactations are added to the AJCA database for pedigrees, and Quarterly Lactation Summary reports are sent by your choice of mail or electronically. • PTA reports are produced after each USDA genetic evaluation run. Monthly evaluations are released for genotyped females and genotyped bulls under 24 months of age. These are available online 24/7 at HerdView, a part of infoJersey. View all of your herds information with this management tool as part of REAP. • Official Performance Pedigrees (OPPs) are automatically issued when calves are registered and cows complete their lactations. You can choose to get OPPs only when calves are registered, or only when cows complete lactations, or not at all. In any of those cases, you receive a credit that you can apply to getting pedigrees on demand from infoJersey.com. You also get to take advantage of the JerseyMate™ computerized mating service for cows and heifers at no additional charge. You can access it any time day or night at infoJersey.com with a user name and password. Or you can contact the AJCA to have JerseyMate™ run for your cows and heifers. Jersey Journal REAP enrollment includes a one-year subscription to the digital Jersey Journal—still the only monthly publication in the world devoted to the Jersey breed. You also qualify for a special discount on Journal advertising. If you’re not using REAP to its fullest potential, or at all, give it some thought and give us a call. We’ll be happy to explain how our best bundle package of services will help increase your returns from your Registered Jerseys™.

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BREEDER PROFILE

Dreams Become Reality for the Lutzes

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ou’ve been thinking about this business for years. You’ve done your research, laid the foundation and launched. So, what does that dream look like a year after you set it afloat? For North Carolina Jersey breeders Corey and Bridgette Lutz, the notion of processing milk from their Registered Jersey herd was a “someday” dream that rarely got more than passing thought. But when their son, James, returned to the farm in 2012 and their daughter, Olivia, expressed interest in coming home too, the Lutzes needed to generate more income to make that happen. And because expanding the business with additional acres and cows was not an option, the someday fantasy got some serious consideration. They fleshed out their idea and established Riverbend Creamery, an on-site creamery for bottling milk and churning ice cream, at Piedmont Jersey Farm in Lincolnton. They built the creamery from scratch, furnished it with used equipment, found a niche market, created a line of amazing products, and sold their first goods in August 2021. They survived the stressful early years of entrepreneurship and are working through details of scaling and infrastructure. What have they learned? Everyone’s business plan is unique, so you cannot replicate someone else’s plan and expect it to work for you. All plans will change, and nothing goes as expected. Surround yourself with capable people. Have conversations about everything with everyone on board, even if they are difficult. Work hard, but also take time for mental health breaks. And finally, enjoy the process as it may prove to be the most challenging, fulfilling,

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and rewarding experience of your life. In the Beginning Long before the creamery, and even before the children, came the cows. Corey grew up in Catawba County with his parents and siblings on the home Jersey dairy farm, also named Piedmont, established

by his grandparents. He earned an animal science degree from North Carolina State University (NC State) in 1982 and moved his cattle to his own farm in Lincolnton in 1997. To maximize profits from the region’s lush grass, hilly terrain, and long growing season, Corey has rotationally grazed cows

and housed them on pasture for decades. The practice allows him to milk more cows per acre, maintain healthy soil and water, and invest less in growing and harvesting equipment, feed storage and housing. Piedmont Jersey Farm has perfected the practice and become a resource for intensive grazers around the world. The Lutzes were named conservation farm family of the year by the state’s soil and water conservation district in 2001. They hosted the Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge in 2011 and a virtual tour for World Dairy Expo in 2017. The Lutzes have also developed a wellrespected cattle marketing business, selling 60-100 replacement animals privately and through state and national consignment sales each year. It was this sound financial footing that provided the family a foundation on which to build a new business venture. To get an overall perspective on milk processing, Corey attended the value-added seminars hosted by National All-Jersey Inc. in 2017 and 2018 and similar events conducted by NC State. The Lutzes also hired a consultant to help them evaluate options, calculate returns, and navigate the waters for grants. To see these approaches applied on the farm, Corey and Bridgette visited several dairies processing their own milk in North Carolina, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. The Lutzes forged a special relationship with a

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Jersey dairy close to home, Simply Natural Creamery, operated by Neal Moye and his family in Ayden, N.C. “We could have not started our creamery without help from other processors like Simply Natural Creamery,” said James. “They have helped us build this place literally from the ground up. With them, we brainstormed ideas and troubleshot problems. Their pasteurization guru, Kenny Jones, spent several days here teaching me the ins and outs of using our equipment.” “Our friendship continues beyond launch. Nearly every week, I talk to Kenny to pick his brain about something and catch up with his life.” The Lutzes initially considered everything, from cheese to cream line milk, to find a product that would work in their setup, noted Corey. “Though a lot of our peers make cheese, and it can be accomplished with just a vat and pasteurizer, I have never been passionate about cheese. And if I am going to do this, I need to be passionate about it.” Riverbend Creamery eventually settled on homogenized fluid milk products and a passion not just for Corey, but all of America it seems, ice cream, the country’s favorite dessert according to Yahoo Food. The market for Riverbend Creamery is within an 80-mile radius of the farm and includes the cities of Charlotte and Gastonia and the region surrounding man-made Lake Norman. The creamery is named for the South Fork Catawba River, which bounds the farm on three sides. The logo includes the tagline: from our grass to your glass. Super premium ice cream (16% butterfat) is churned in 25 different flavors and sold primarily through the farm store as handdipped cones and quarts and pints. A new wholesale market for Riverbend Creamery are gas stations that hand dip cones as well. The fluid line for Riverbend Creamery includes whole, lowfat and skim milk, chocolate milk, half and half, and heavy cream. Product is sold to consumers at the farm store, coffee shops, convenience stores and grocery stores, including Food Lion and IGA. A seasonal product, eggnog, was a big hit last year. This year, the Lutzes plan to be better prepared, with production beginning in October so they can meet the requests of customers who often told them, “This is the best eggnog I have ever had.” The revenue generated from fluid milk products and ice cream is nearly equal. JULY 2022

The Lutzes established Riverbend Creamery to generate additional income and bring the next generation into the family business. Pictured left to right are son-in-law and daughter, Chris and Mandy Lewis (with son Luke), Corey and Bridgette, daughter-in-law and son, James and Danielle Pearson, and daughter and son-in-law, Olivia and Daniel Miller. Missing are the Lewis twins, John and Noah, born in October, and Pearson daughter, Larkin. The Pearsons are expecting a second daughter in August.

Riverbend Creamery may soon process butter as well to equalize production and capitalize on the high levels of fat in Jersey milk. During processing, fat is initially skimmed to create a base and then reintroduced in varying levels depending on the final product. With herd fat tests hovering around 4.6% in the winter and 4.4% in the summer and consumer appetites fluctuating seasonally too, butter is an ideal means of storing excess butterfat. Another bonus: demand is now high and supply short for a product that has been the bane of the industry over the past several decades.

The Lutzes considered, but passed on, processing cream line milk, which comes with unhomogenized milk. “Though Jersey milk is a natural for this, we felt this niche required too much education for our customers,” said Corey. “The consumer who appreciates a cream line disappeared generations ago. As well, it is challenging to make ice cream from unhomogenized milk.” At Riverbend Creamery, milk is pasteur ized using the high-temperature, shorttime (HTST) method and bottled in plastic containers. The process is more energy (continued to page 20)

Riverbend Creamery bottles fluid milk and churns super premium ice cream from the milk produced by the 220 cows at Piedmont Jersey Farm located about half an hour northwest of Charlotte, N.C.

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efficient than vat or batch pasteurization and produces a tastier product. The creamery processes milk 2-3 days per week using about 25% of the milk produced by the Piedmont Jerseys herd. The balance of the milk produced by the herd is sold to Appalachian Dairy Farmers Cooperative. The creamery has two bulk tanks, one designated for milk used by the creamery and the other for milk sold to the co-op. The second tank gives the Lutzes the ability to hold back milk to be used for processing. “Developing Riverbend Creamery has been feasible only because our milk cooperative has been willing to work with us,” commented Corey. “Not every cooperative is willing to do that, and we are grateful they have been flexible as we start up and grow our business.”

of 22,399 lbs. milk, 950 lbs. fat and 768 lbs. protein. The herd average for final score is 84.2%, with 36 Excellent and 184 Very Good cows. The Lutzes have bred and developed nearly 300 Excellent cows, including three 93-point matriarchs in the herd today. The Lutzes grow all forages for the cows on the farm’s 300 acres and an additional 100 acres of rented land. Cows graze on perennial rye grass from February through June and then on alfalfa until November. Through the winter, their forage consists primarily of a variety of cereal rye grass that is well suited to grazing. Forages also include sudex (sorghum-sudangrass hybrids) and crabgrass. Cows are milked in a double-eight herringbone parlor with automatic takeoffs and an indexing rail and fed supplemental grain and forages in a drive through barn. Calves are raised in hutches.

Lessons Learned With four years’ worth of research under their belt, the Lutzes were comfortable planning for an official business launch in the spring of 2021. Though they expected curveballs, nothing could have prepared them for the granddaddy of them all: COVID-19. “We had two small grocery stores and three far m stores lined up and then everything f e l l a p a r t ,” recalled Corey. Every step of the process slowed to a crawl, from supply to labor. The creamery’s six-month delay to product sales was swift by pandemic standards. Equipment in the milk processing space at Riverbend Creamery In the past 10 includes two bulk storage tanks, a pasteurizer, a homogenizer and months, we have bottler. Milk is transported through a pipeline to another room where it answered the is churned into ice cream. question “do we have a viable product” in spades, summed demand for A2 milk is growing. Olivia. We now need to resolve “how do The Lutzes had been genotyping the herd we grow profitably” and keep our sanity. for A2 many years ago and found a large Growing profitably looks very different portion to be A2A2. To leverage and fully today than it did pre-pandemic. Like most transition to homozygous A2, they began businesses, the creamery’s biggest obstacles using A2A2 bulls. are finding and keeping qualified labor and “Though we still focused on type and overcoming challenges associated with production, there were so many really good trucker shortages. A2A2 bulls that we were able to accomplish Among Olivia’s tips to maintain a our mission fairly quickly,” remarked positive outlook are regular mental health Corey. “I believe Riverbend Creamery is breaks and small victory celebrations. among the first to make A2 ice cream.” “Mental health is often overlooked in the The milking string at Piedmont Jersey agriculture industry. We need these breaks Farm is 220 cows. The herd is enrolled on REAP and has a lactation average (m.e.) to reset and reinvigorate. I work out at the Jersey Cows: the Perfect Niche “To be successful, we knew we needed to be different,” commented Corey. A significant and exploitable difference of the cow at Piedmont Jersey Farm is the prevalence of the A2 beta-casein gene. Anecdotal evidence suggests A2 milk is easier to digest than A1 milk and consumer

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Among the creamery’s 25 flavors of ice cream are Salty Heifer and Jersey Tracks.

gym three days a week. James plays with his daughter, Larkin.” In the same vein of thinking, Olivia urged, “Get the right people in the right place as quickly as possible so you aren’t running ragged. If you are not a marketer and no one on your team is, find one. If you are continually working in your business (learning how to do tasks), you will have no time to work on your business (figuring out how to make it grow).” The Lutzes are also learning to market their product to wholesalers and consumers. “Getting your foot in the door is just the first step,” commented Corey. “Product placement is an equally huge second step. If our milk is placed in the health food section alongside almond, coconut and soy milk, for example, it is overlooked because customers shop here for dairy alternatives, not Jersey milk. However, when it is positioned with conventional milk, it sells well.” Getting store managers hooked on our product has been key, summed Corey. “After we invited 30 managers from Food Lion to the farm and showed them what we do and how we do it, they better positioned our product because they believed in it. They discovered we are not making a commodity product that is comingled with every other milk on the truck. They learned how plate and cell counts impact shelf life and why pastured cows make milk that tastes better. After all, they want a happy customer too.” Selling direct to customers is equally important for Riverbend Creamery as the family plans to develop agritourism as another revenue stream. Demand is strong, but largely untapped due to labor shortages. (continued to page 22)

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“I am always surprised how people respond to the cows,” noted Corey. “On a nice day, there might be 30 people lined up outside the fence watching them graze. On weekends, the line for ice cream usually extends out the creamery and up the hill.” “People love the product, they love the cows,” summed Olivia. “Our job now is to get out samples, tell our story, and show people how to find us.” Remember Your Why When the days get long and the road rocky, it helps to remember your why. The “why” of Riverbend Creamery is a continuation of the farm and cattle at Piedmont Jersey Farm. But to ensure this result even in the worst-case scenario— business failure—the Lutzes have enrolled 85% of the farm in a conservation easement. The land can never be used for Page 22

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PRODUCTION AWARDS

Four Cows Honored for Production Achievements

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2021 Leading Living Lifetime Production Contest Ranked By Protein Name, Appraisal Score Owner

Protein

Milk (pounds)

Fat

Avg. Daily Production Protein Milk Fat Days

4W Pusher Lizzie, E-94% Brittany Core, Salvisa, Ky. Bolle-Acres Sambo Belle, E-90% Max Bollenbacher and Family, Argos, Ind. GB Jade Diva of Woodmohr, E-95% Woodmohr Jerseys, Bloomer, Wis. Oakfield TBone Vivianne-ET, E-96% Kevin and Annetta Herrington, Dansville, N.Y. Yosemite Delta Blair J5440 {4}-P, E-90% Yosemite Jersey Dairy, Hilmar, Calif. Wicks Spree 3850, E-90% Wickstrom Jersey Farms Inc., Hilmar, Calif. Lost Elm Action Erotica-Twin, E-92% Jason Luttropp, Berlin, Wis. Yosemite S Forces Kwatt N20320, VG-83% Yosemite Jersey Dairy, Hilmar, Calif. JX Cold Run Tex Diceon {4}, E-90% Cold Run Jerseys LLC, Salem, Ohio Cold Run Clay Brook, E-93% Cold Run Jerseys LLC, Salem, Ohio

11,975

336,012

14,558

2.7

76.1

3.3

4,418

11,643

335,038

15,130

2.9

84.6

3.8

3,958

9,797

262,626

16,555

2.1

56.4

3.6

4,655

9,443

239,127

12,537

3.0

75.0

3.9

3,188

9,064

261,262

9,948

2.5

71.3

2.7

3,665

8,668

248,336

12,276

2.7

77.3

3.7

3,212

8,364

207,416

11,350

2.6

64.8

3.5

3,200

8,220

223,440

10,223

2.7

72.5

3.3

3,081

7,627

217,713

13,172

3.2

91.8

5.6

2,371

7,400

180,999

11,472

2.8

68.2

4.3

2,654

Ranked By Milk Name, Appraisal Score Owner 4W Pusher Lizzie, E-94% Brittany Core, Salvisa, Ky. Bolle-Acres Sambo Belle, E-90% Max Bollenbacher and Family, Argos, Ind. GB Jade Diva of Woodmohr, E-95% Woodmohr Jerseys, Bloomer, Wis. Yosemite Delta Blair J5440 {4}-P, E-90% Yosemite Jersey Dairy, Hilmar, Calif. Wicks Spree 3850, E-90% Wickstrom Jersey Farms Inc., Hilmar, Calif. Oakfield TBone Vivianne-ET, E-96% Kevin and Annetta Herrington, Dansville, N.Y. Yosemite S Forces Kwatt N20320, VG-83% Yosemite Jersey Dairy, Hilmar, Calif. JX Cold Run Tex Diceon {4}, E-90% Cold Run Jerseys LLC, Salem, Ohio Lost Elm Action Erotica-Twin, E-92% Jason Luttropp, Berlin, Wis. Cold Run Belvedere Marcella, E-93% Cold Run Jerseys LLC, Salem, Ohio

Milk

Fat (pounds)

Protein Avg. Daily Production Milk Fat Protein Days

336,012

14,558

11,975

76.1

3.3

2.7

4,418

335,038

15,130

11,643

84.6

3.8

2.9

3,958

262,626

16,555

9,797

56.4

3.6

2.1

4,655

261,262

9,948

9,064

71.3

2.7

2.5

3,665

248,336

12,276

8,668

77.3

3.8

2.7

3,212

239,127

12,537

9,443

75.0

3.9

3.0

3,188

223,440

10,223

8,220

72.5

3.3

2.7

3,081

217,713

13,172

7,627

91.8

5.6

3.2

2,371

207,416

11,350

8,364

64.8

3.5

2.6

3,200

196,220

10,736

7,183

83.7

4.6

3.1

2,345

Ranked By Fat Name, Appraisal Score Owner GB Jade Diva of Woodmohr, E-95% Woodmohr Jerseys, Bloomer, Wis. Bolle-Acres Sambo Belle, E-90% Max Bollenbacher and Family, Argos, Ind. 4W Pusher Lizzie, E-94% Brittany Core, Salvisa, Ky. JX Cold Run Tex Diceon {4}, E-90% Cold Run Jerseys LLC, Salem, Ohio Oakfield TBone Vivianne-ET, E-96% Kevin and Annetta Herrington, Dansville, N.Y. Wicks Spree 3850, E-90% Wickstrom Jersey Farms Inc., Hilmar, Calif. Cold Run Clay Brook, E-93% Cold Run Jerseys LLC, Salem, Ohio Lost Elm Action Erotica-Twin, E-92% Jason Luttropp, Berlin, Wis. Cold Run Chart Shawna, E-92% Cold Run Jerseys LLC, Salem, Ohio Cold Run Success Candi, E-90% Cold Run Jerseys LLC, Salem, Ohio

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Fat

Milk (pounds)

Protein Avg. Daily Production Fat Milk Protein Days

16,555

262,6262

9,797

3.6

56.4

2.1

4,655

15,130

335,038

11,643

3.8

84.6

2.9

3,958

14,558

336,012

11,975

3.3

76.1

2.7

4,418

13,172

217,713

7,627

5.6

91.8

3.2

2,371

12,537

239,127

9,443

3.9

75.0

3.0

3,188

12,276

248,336

8,668

3.8

77.3

2.7

3,212

11,472

180,999

7,400

4.3

68.2

2.8

2,654

11,350

207,416

8,364

3.5

64.8

2.6

3,200

11,225

163,748

6,496

5.1

74.5

3.0

2,197

11,044

190,532

7,368

4.8

83.5

3.2

2,283

our cows were honored for outstanding production achievements at the Annual Meetings of the American Jersey Cattle Association (AJCA) and National All-Jersey Inc. in Portland, Ore., on June 24, 2022. For the second consecutive year, 4W Pusher Lizzie, owned by Brittany Core, Salvisa, Ky., received the Ogston Trophy for lifetime milk production. This year, she also earned the Edyvean Farm Trophy for lifetime protein production. “Lizzie” has lifetime totals of 336,012 lbs. milk, 14,558 lbs. fat and 11,975 lbs. protein in 4,418 days. The Excellent-94% daughter of 4W Golden Pusher, JPI -67, was bred by James N. Wright Jr., Russellville, Ky. She came to Keightley-Core Jersey Farm as a springing heifer in March 2008 and kicked off her milking career at the farm in Salvisa with a 15,000 lbs. milk record at 2-0. She produced two lactations over 19,000 lbs. milk and then another nine consecutive records over 23,000 lbs. milk. She made her top record of 28,820 lbs. milk, 1,316 lbs. fat and 999 lbs. protein at 11-11. The 16-year-old last calved in July 2020 with a heifer calf, KCJF Joel Lizette, and completed a 305-day record of 23,160 lbs. milk, 875 lbs. fat and 803 lbs. protein at 14-3. The matriarch is still contributing to the bulk tank at Keightley-Core Jersey Farm and has three other registered daughters. GB Jade Diva of Woodmohr, owned by Woodmohr Jerseys, Bloomer, Wis., was honored with the High Lawn Trophy for lifetime fat production. “Diva” made 262,626 lbs. milk, 16,555 lbs. fat and 9,797 lbs. protein in 4,655 days. She was bred by Jeffrey B. Mallery of Shafer, Minn. “Diva” is an Excellent-95% daughter of Giprat Belles Jade-ET, JPI -55, out of another lifetime production legend, MJ Candy DC Godiva, Excellent-95%, who placed numerous times in production contests sponsored by the Wisconsin Jersey Breeders Association. Longevity runs in the genes as “Diva” and four of her maternal sisters qualified for the AJCA lifetime production contest in 2019. Though no longer milking, “Diva” continues to graze the pastures at Woodmohr Jerseys and will celebrate her 18th birthday in October 2022. She has eight complete lactations—seven of them over 1,000 lbs. fat. She made her best records mid-life, with 23,100 lbs. milk, 1,426 lbs. fat (6.2%) (continued to page 26)

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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. Over the years, the basis of the award has changed, recognizing cows for actual production, mature equivalent (m.e.) and value. Since 1990, it has been awarded to the cow completing the top record for m.e. pounds protein. Actual Pounds Fat 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 1932-33 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 1941-42 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 M.E. Pounds Fat 1961 Tristram Basil Susan 1962 Dandymac Beacon Marilyn 1963 Marlu Commando Bravo Duchess M.E. Pounds Milk 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

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and 821 lbs. protein (3.6%) at 7-7 and 22,890 lbs. milk, 1,430 lbs. fat (6.2%) and 853 lbs. protein (3.7%) at 8-9. The 2021 Leading Living Lifetime Production Contest distinguishes cows alive as of December 31, 2021, who produced a minimum of 225,000 lbs. milk, 10,000 lbs. fat or 8,000 lbs. protein. As a group, the top 10 in each category produced 252,719 lbs. milk,12,932 lbs. fat and 9,220 lbs. protein. Average daily Page 26

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

Fat 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 18,604 19,416 18,016 14,959 20,084 19,497 17,062 21,243 16,130 20,097 17,506 19,161 21,830 21,100 17,196 17,998 14,682 Milk 16,118 20,476 14,968 Milk 20,989 22,719 23,430 27,275 23,177 25,250 23,860 25,290 24,590 27,900 25,410

1,038 1,072 1,077 1,081 959 1,064 1,223 1,080 1,210 1,052 1,319 1,048 1,097 1,259 1,168 1,097 1,056 1,057 Fat 1,016 1,159 941 Fat 1,042 1,258 985 1,294 1,015 1,299 1,200 1,371 1,236 1,451 1,356

Dollar Value Milk` Fat 1975 Rocky Hill Debbie 1st 25,890 1,386 1976 Rocky Hill Debbie 1st 30,020 1,719 1977 Rocky Hill Debbie Rockal 28,150 1,418 1978 Basil Lucy Minnie Pansy 27,360 1,267 1979 Rocky Hill Favorite Deb 30,530 1,605 1980 Rocky Hill Favorite Deb 25,750 1,343 1981 Forest Glen Model QS Gem 23,380 1,271 1982 Butterfield Expo Samantha 28,450 1,648 4% Fat Corrected Pounds Milk 1983 Samson Leader Lill 1984 SLJ Faithful Mary Francis 1985 Jersey Nooks Saint X 1986 SLJ Faithful Mary Francis Standardized Pounds Milk (3.5% Fat, 3.2% Protein) 1987 Supreme Pompey Samson E106 1988 Mile Creek Fascinator Cinnamon 1989 Forest Glen Duncan Gemini M.E. Pounds Protein 1990 Barbs Duncan Day 1991 Sun Valley Sooner Sunday 1992 AU Tillies Legend Twinkie 1993 Hiding Honey of Star Jersey–ET 1994 Beths Magical Lana 1995 Lanis Lexi of Star Jersey 1996 Hildas History of Star Jersey–ET 1997 Star Jersey Lucky 1998 Star Jersey Berretta Harmony 1999 Ace High DC Honey Bun 2000 Lani of Star Jersey 2001 Normandell Khan Ariel 2002 Mainstream Berretta Joy 2003 Mainstream Berretta Joy 2004 Bridon Juno Bango 2005 Queen-Acres Millenium Sunflower 2006 Sweet Peas Imperial Kassie 2007 Queen-Acres Deliverance Figi 2008 Mainstream Barkly Jubilee 2009 Prairie Harbour Legion Jopai 2010 Mainstream Jace Shelly 2011 Hillacres Marinas Nautical 2012 Celestial Iatola Silhouette 2013 Highview TBone Vodka 2014 Highview Valentino Paula 2015 Highview Valentino Mistle Toe 2016 Highview Magnum 4114 2017 K&K Impact Olga 2018 Cinnamon Ridge Plus Partridge {6} 2019 SLJ AJ Weijah 2020 Cinnamon Ridge Method Bulgaria 2021 JX MM Harris 2770 {5}

production on these totals is 74.1 lbs. milk, 4.0 lbs. fat and 2.7 lbs. protein. A genetically diverse group, no two of the 13 cows represented in the top placings in each division are sired by the same bull. In addition to “Lizzie,” two others are sired by homebred bulls. The group includes one of the breed’s most recent cows to be appraised Excellent-96%, Oakfield TBone Vivianne-ET, and two record holders on the list of National Class Leaders. The 13 cows are owned by eight Jersey breeders from six different states.

Value $2,635 3,557 3,156 3,241 4,273 3,935 3,818 4,821 FCM 28,010 28,439 30,350 29,448 Milk 32,980 37,92 34,752 Protein 1,112 1,415 1,197 1,269 1,122 1,465 1,310 1,358 1,459 1,448 1,422 1,529 1,467 1,284 1,289 1,464 1,643 1,510 1,501 1,433 1,413 1,539 1,368 1,673 1,512 1,787 1,784 1,465 1,433 1,401 1,380 1,321

Other Production Awards Two other cows were also recognized at the annual meetings for production in a single lactation. JX MM Harris 2770 {5}, bred and owned by Misty Meadow Dairy, Tillamook, Ore., received the President’s Trophy for mature equivalent protein yield. The daughter of JX Schultz Volcano Harris {4}, GJPI +54, produced a 2-6 record with an m.e. of 32,260–1,543–1,321 to earn the award. Actual production is 25,650 lbs. milk, 1,237 lbs. fat and 1,063 lbs. protein, (continued to page 29)

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SHOW, Grand Island, Neb.; 8:00 a.m. (CDT); Aaron Heinzman, Carlyle, Ill., judge. SEPT. 2—SOUTH DAKOTA STATE FAIR JERSEY SHOW, Huron, S.D.; 9:00 a.m. (CDT); Kyle Demmer, Farley, Iowa, judge. SEPT. 4—NEW YORK STATE FAIR JERSEY SHOW, Syracuse, N.Y.; Michael Heath, Westminister, Md., judge. SEPT. 4—WESTERN NATIONAL JERSEY SHOW, Salem, Ore.; 10:00 a.m. (PT); Ted DeMent, Kenney, Ill., judge. SEPT. 10—WASHINGTON STATE FAIR JERSEY SHOW, Puyallup, Wash.; 1:00 p.m. (PT). SEPT. 19—MID-ATLANTIC REGIONAL JUNIOR JERSEY SHOW, Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg, Pa.; Michael Duckett, Rudolph, Wis., judge. SEPT. 20—MID-ATLANTIC REGIONAL JERSEY SHOW, Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg, Pa.; 12:00 p.m. (EDT); Tyler Reynolds, Corfu, N.Y., judge. OCT. 3—INTERNATIONAL JERSEY SHOW, Madison, Wis.; 3:30 p.m. (CDT), heifers; Keith Topp, Botkins, Ohio, judge; Ryan Krohlow, Poynette, Wis.,

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associate judge. OCT. 4—INTERNATIONAL JERSEY SHOW, Madison, Wis.; 7:30 a.m. (CDT), cows; Keith Topp, Botkins, Ohio, judge; Ryan Krohlow, Poynette, Wis., associate judge. OCT. 21-22—TENNESSEE STATE JUNIOR JERSEY SHOW, Williamson County Ag Center, Franklin, Tenn. NOV. 4—THE ALL AMERICAN JUNIOR JERSEY SHOW, Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, Louisville, Ky.; 7:30 a.m. (EST); Brandon Ferry, Hilbert, Wis., judge; Madison Fisher, Frostburg, Md., consultant. NOV. 6—THE ALL AMERICAN JERSEY SHOW, (heifers); Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, Louisville, Ky.; 7:30 a.m. (EST); Andrew VanderMeulen, Brighton, Ont., judge; Joe Nash, Lyndonville, N.Y., consultant. NOV. 6—NATIONAL JERSEY JUG FUTURITY, Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, Louisville, Ky.; 2:00 p.m. (EST); Michael Duckett, Rudolph, Wis., judge; Evan Creek, Hagerstown, Md., consultant. NOV. 7—THE ALL AMERICAN JERSEY SHOW, (cows), Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, Louisville, Ky.; 7:30 a.m. (EST); Andrew VanderMeulen, Brighton, Ont., judge; Joe Nash, Lyndonville, N.Y., consultant.

Junior Awards Available

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


Production Award Winners

Winners of the Hilmar Cheese Yield Trophy

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with tests of 4.8% fat and 4.1% protein. JX Cinnamon Ridge Badger Elle {4} won the Hilmar Cheese Yield Trophy for production based on actual cheese yield. Bred and owned by Kara Alice Maxwell of Cinnamon Ridge Jerseys, Donahue, Iowa, the Very Good-82% daughter of JX Faria Brothers Badger {3}, GJPI -2, produced a record with a cheese yield equivalent of 4,526 lbs. Other measures of the 4-2 record are 34,690 lbs. milk, 1,696 lbs. fat (4.9%) and 1,308 lbs. protein (3.8%). The record ranks for protein and cheese yield production among junior four-year-olds on the current National Class Leader list. 2022 Lifetime Production Contest Entries for the 2022 Leading Living Lifetime Production Contest are due March 1, 2023. Cows alive as of December 31, 2022, are eligible. Minimum DHIR production levels for nomination are 225,000 lbs. milk, 10,000 lbs. fat and 8,000 lbs. protein. To enter the contest, send DHI cow pages to the attention of AJCA Herd Services Manager Erick Metzger, 6486 East Main St., Reynoldsburg, OH 43068, or email them to emetzger@usjersey.com.

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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 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021

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 Highview TBone Vodka Highview TBone Vodka Highview Valentino Mistle Toe Highview Valentino Mistle Toe K&K Impact Olga Cinnamon Ridge Plus Partridge {6} SLJ Country Majerle SLJ AJ Weijah JX Cinnamon Ridge Badger Elle {4}

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 4,465 lbs. cheese yield 4,672 lbs. cheese yield 4,873 lbs. cheese yield 5,170 lbs. cheese yield 4,811 lbs. cheese yield 4,685 lbs. cheese yield 4,721 lbs. cheese yield 4,694 lbs. cheese yield 4,526 lbs. cheese yield

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USJersey Leadership Elected

Officers and directors of the USJersey organizations were elected during the Annual Meetings of the American Jersey Cattle Association (AJCA) and National All-Jersey Inc. (NAJ) held on June 24 and 25, 2022 in Portland, Ore. Alan Chittenden, Schodack Landing, N.Y., was elected to a one-year term as President of AJCA on June 25. Chittenden became the first third-generation President of the AJCA, following in the footsteps of his father, Paul, and grandfather, Stanley. He is a fourth-generation breeder and owner of Registered Jerseys. Chittenden owns and operates Dutch Hollow Farms LLC in New York with his parents and two brothers. They milk 900 Registered Jerseys and have the herd enrolled in REAP. They are also contract advertisers in the Jersey Journal and have contributed to Equity for nearly 50 years. In 2012, the family was honored with the AJCA Master Breeder award. In addition, he has served as General Chair of The All American Jersey Shows & Sales in 2018, and chair of The All American Sale Committee in 2016. He served two terms as AJCA Director from the Second District from 2014-2020. Chittenden succeeds Jonathan Merriam, Hickman, Calif., who served four years as AJCA president. Joel Albright, Willard, Ohio, was reelected as AJCA Director from the Fourth District and as Vice President of the association. He owns and operates Albright Jerseys LLC, a 600-cow operation enrolled on REAP, with his family. The Albrights have placed several bulls in A.I. and have consigned animals to numerous sales. In 2016, Joel received the AJCA Young Jersey Breeder Award. He serves on the All Ameri-

can Sale Committee and is the Associate General Chair of the All American for 2022. He currently serves as chair of the Breed Improvement Committee and is a member of the Type Advisory Committee and Jersey Performance Index Advisory Committee. Donna Phillips, DVM, Newton, Wis., was re-elected to a three-year term as Director from the Seventh District. She owns and operates the 84-cow REAP herd D & D Jerseys with her husband and daughters. The herd ranks among the top 10 in the nation for milk, fat and protein production overall. Donna is currently serving her fourth, four-year term as director of the Wisconsin Jersey Breeders Association having previously served as president and vice president. She and her husband received the AJCA Young Jersey Breeder Award in 2005. She is a member of the Breed Improvement Committee, Jersey Performance Index Advisory Committee and the Identification and Information Technology Committees. Garry Hansen, Mulino, Ore., was reelected to serve as AJCA Director from the Tenth District. Hansen, a third-generation Jersey breeder, and his wife own and operate the 100-cow dairy enrolled on REAP, Lady Lane Farm. Milk is processed at the on-farm creamery using the All-Jersey® Queen of Quality label. Garry is a former president of the Oregon Jersey Cattle Club and was a member of the planning Committee for the 2022 AJCA-NAJ Annual Meetings held in Portland, Ore. He serves as chair of the Development Committee and as an ex-officio to the National All-Jersey Inc., board of directors. Tyler Boyd, Hilmar, Calif., was re-elected to a three-year term as Director from the Twelfth District. He is a fourth-generation Jersey breeder and remains active with his family’s farm Boyd-Lee Jerseys in Parrotts-

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ville, Tenn. In addition to his family’s REAP herd, Tyler breeds a small herd of his own in California and is the general manager of Jerseyland Sires in Hilmar, Calif. He has served as chair of the National Jersey Jug Futurity Committee and is now a member of the sale Committee. Tyler was a member of the inaugural class of Jersey Youth Academy and won the 2008 National Jersey Youth Achievement Contest. He serves on the Breed Improvement and Finance Committees for the AJCA. Chairs of standing Committees for 202223 are Bradley Taylor, Booneville, Miss., Finance; Joel Albright, Willard, Ohio, Breed Improvement; Garry Hansen, Mulino, Ore., Development; Karen Bohnert, East Moline, Ill., Information Technology and Identification. National All-Jersey Inc. John Kokoski, Hadley, Mass., was reelected as president by the Board of Directors for National All-Jersey Inc., on June 24, 2022. Kokoski has been a member of the NAJ Board since 2007. He and his family own and operate Mapleline Farm LLC. The enterprise includes a 135-cow Registered Jersey herd enrolled on REAP and a dairy plant that processes and distributes a full line of Jersey milk products to grocery retailers, restaurants and university food service. John E. Marcoot, Greenville, Ill., was elected to serve his second four-year term as Director from District 4. Marcoot and his family operate Marcoot Jersey Farm Inc. and Marcoot Jersey Creamery LLC, crafting artisan cheese on the farm from a herd of 110 Registered Jersey cows. They make several varieties of artisan cheese, from mild, fresh cheeses to harder, aged cheeses, which are sold with Jersey beef at the farm (continued to page 35)

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Eligibility Rules for 2022 All American Junior Show The All American Junior Jersey Show is scheduled for Friday, November 4, 2022, in Louisville, Ky. The eligibility and ownership rules were approved by the AJCA Board of Directors upon recommendation of the All American Planning Committees. Junior Jersey owners need to read these carefully and take appropriate action now to ensure that they are eligible to exhibit in the 2022 show. Rule 1, Exhibitors. Exhibitors must be no younger than nine (9) and no older than 20 years of age as of January 1, 2022. U.S. residents must be members (junior or lifetime) of the American Jersey Cattle Association. Rule 2, Entries. Animals are eligible when recorded by the American Jersey Cattle Association in the Herd Register or with Generation Count 4 or greater, or by Jersey Canada with registry status of Page 32

93.75% and greater. The exhibitor must be listed as Recorded Owner on the registration certificate, either (1) as the sole owner or (2) by his/her name in joint ownership. If the joint ownership includes more than one person meeting the eligibility requirements of Rule 1 (above), one of them must be declared as the exhibitor during check-in. Animals must be registered and/or transferred to meet one of the above ownership requirements on or before August 1, 2022. The date of registration and/or transfer is the Date Recorded printed on the registration certificate. Rule 3, Participation. Entries must be shown by the exhibitor, except by prior written approval from NAILE. Alternate leadspersons must (1) be associated with the Herd Unit and also eligible to show by age (Rule 1, above), or (2) if not, be the same age or younger than the exhibitor of the animal being shown. Requests for alternate leadsperson must be submitted for approval by the NAILE dairy show

superintendent on forms provided by the AJCA not later than 12:00 noon the day before the show. No more than two (2) animals may be shown by one exhibitor in any one class. The exhibitor must lead the first entry and the second entry must be led by an NAILE approved alternate leadsperson. Adults are not allowed to show in any case. Rule 4, Breeder Status. In order to qualify for Premier Breeder points and Best Bred and Owned awards, the exhibitor declared at check-in must have his/her name recorded as a Breeder on the animal’s registration certificate. These awards will be made only to the individual exhibitor in the case of partnership animals. For more information, contact the Communications Department at 614/3224451 or email info@usjersey.com. Visit the official All American website at https:// theallamerican.usjerseyjournal.com.

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Search for 2022 National Jersey Queen Is Underway The search for the 65th National Jersey Queen is underway. The selection process which will take place November 3, 4, and 5, 2022, during The All American Jersey Shows and Sales in Louisville, Ky. Any female member of the American Jersey Cattle Association (junior or Lifetime) between the ages of 16 and 22 as of January 1, 2022, may participate. Applications must be received in the AJCA office not later than October 15. Participants will take a written test on general dairy and Jersey breed knowledge on Thursday evening, November 3. On Friday, November 4, they will interview with a three-member judging panel. On Friday they will assist with The All American Junior Jersey Show before the final competition on Saturday morning. At the Youth Awards Ceremony the contestants will showcase their public speaking abilities before the final five are announced. The final candidates will then answer a question in front of the crowd before the Queen and two alternates are announced. The 2022 National Jersey Queen and her court will then preside over the remaining weekend events. The new Queen will succeed current Queen, Kylie Konyn, Escondido, Calif. Her year of service will begin with her introduction at the All American Jersey Sale on November 5. The Queen and court will assist with the All American Jersey Sale on Saturday afternoon. They will then present the sashes as the Jersey All Americans of 2022 are selected on the mornings of November 6-7 in The 70th All American Jersey Show. They will also preside over the prestigous National Jersey Jug Futurity on Sunday afternoon. The complete schedule of events, contest elements and judging scorecard, are found on the USJersey website (permalink http://bit.do/QueenApplication). The 65th National Jersey Queen will promote the Jersey breed and represent members of the American Jersey Cattle Association throughout the year at local, state and national events including the 2023 AJCA-NAJ Annual Meetings in LaCrosse, Wis. Her activities are featured @USJerseyQueen on Facebook. The Charlene Nardone National Jersey Queen Fund Scholarships provides $1,000 in scholarships for the Queen and alternates, plus financial support for the Queen’s travel after her selection. For more information about participatJULY 2022

ing in or supporting the National Jersey Queen development program, contact the AJCA Communications Department at 614/861-3636, or email info@usjersey. com with “National Jersey Queen” in the subject line. The All American Jersey Show & Sale is an annual production of the American Jersey Cattle Association, Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Approximately 100 Jersey breeders from across the United States serve on the All American planning committees, which meet annually in March. October 8 is the deadline for open and

junior show entries. Final payments for three-year-old nominations for the 2022 National Jersey Jug Futurity are due on September 20. For premium list with show rules and entry forms, visit livestockexpo.org or call 502/595-3166.

All American Weekend

Save the date Friday, November 4 to Monday, November 7 Louisville, Ky.

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Get Transfers In Order For Junior Show Season

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A new year, and parents’ thoughts turn to, “What are the kids’ project animals going to be this year?” The next question goes like this: Please advise me as to what steps a junior (under 20 years of age) needs to take in order to show a Jersey at all shows. Can an animal be leased or does the animal need to be transferred into the junior’s ownership? The answer is simple. File a transfer of ownership so that the junior is listed as a Recorded Owner on the registration certificate. Ownership rules vary from state to state. Some do allow leasing. Others allow animals to be registered in the farm name, but require that paperwork be completed and filed certifying that an animal is the junior’s 4-H or FFA project. What about the All American Junior Jersey Show, the biggest junior Jersey show of the year? The ownership policy is as follows: Animals are eligible when recorded by the American Jersey Cattle Association in the Herd Register or with Generation Count 4 or greater, or by Jersey Canada with registry status of 93.75% and greater. The exhibitor must be listed as Recorded Owner on the registration certificate, either (1) as the sole owner or (2) by his/ her name in joint ownership. If the joint ownership includes more than one person meeting the eligibility requirements of Rule 1 (above), one of them must be declared as the exhibitor during check-in. Animals must be registered and/or transferred to meet one of the above ownership requirements on or before August 1, 2022. The recording date is the postmark date and will be considered the date of registration and/or transfer. To read more about the implementation of Generation Count for national shows, please visit http://bit.do/ShowRules. So, submit the transfer of ownership as soon as you figure out which animals are going to be the projects this year. That one step will save you the effort of researching the exhibitor ownership requirements for all the shows you are considering. A final note: Exhibitors at the All American Junior Jersey Show are also required to be members (junior or lifetime) of the American Jersey Cattle Association. Applications for membership are available online at http://bit.do/JuniorMembership.

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store. Cheese is also sold at retail outlets across the Midwest and through a mail order business. He is a sixth-generation Jersey breeder. Appointed to the NAJ Board of Directors as an at-large director by outgoing AJCA President Jonathan Merriam, was Corey Lutz, Lincolnton, N.C. Lutz will succeed retiring director Veronica Steer, Cottage Grove, Tenn. He and wife Bridgette and children Mandy, James and Olivia, own and operate Piedmont Jersey Dairy, a 250-cow herd enrolled in AJCA’s REAP program. They recently vertically integrated their dairy with the opening of Riverbend Creamery on the farm. The creamery is an on-farm store and processes milk from the milking herd of Piedmont Jerseys. James Huffard, Crockett, Va., was reelected as NAJ vice president and will serve as Finance Chair. Ex-officio directors on the NAJ Board for 2022-2023 are AJCA President Alan Chittenden and AJCA Board Committee JULY 2022

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chairs Bradley Taylor, Finance, and Garry Hansen, Development.

Jersey Valley Cheese is New Queen of Quality Producer The most recent dairy to sign up for the Queen of Quality program managed by National All-Jersey Inc. was featured in a June edition of Dairy Star. Strack-View Farm markets cheese using the Jersey Valley Cheese label. The 470-cow dairy in Random Lake, Wis., is operated by Ken and Margie Strack and their son and daughterin-law, Kenny and Jenny. Though Ken established the dairy farm in 1977 with a milking string of Jerseys and Holsteins, the Jerseys were eventually phased out. That changed in 2018 when a pen of Jerseys was re-introduced and won the hearts, or rather the pocketbooks, of the Stracks. The Jerseys were more efficient with feed, had lower semen costs, required less veterinary work, and earned higher

premiums from the milk check, which led to a higher margin of profit. Strack-View Farm purchased additional Jerseys from the Hei-Bri Jerseys dispersal and then an entire herd of 165 animals from Sunray Farms of Winsted, Minn. The transition required minimal facility changes. The Stracks revamped their double-10 parabone parlor, gaining two stalls on each side, and moved the brisket and neck rail in the barn. By December 2019, the herd was fully Jersey. The family began focusing on the A2A2 beta casein gene in their breeding program. They genotype all animals, breed high-end animals exclusively to sexed A2 bulls and now have a herd that is about 70% homozygous A2. Animals with A1 genes are bred to Angus bulls or implanted with Angus embryos. The Stracks are capitalizing on the A2 gene by making cheddar cheese curds and blocks. Milk from A2 cows is stored in a second bulk tank and shipped to Gibbsville Cheese in Sheboygan Falls every two weeks, where it is custom processed. Page 35


Show Families Bring Top Dollar at Ohio Spring Classic

Consignments backed by show-winning pedigrees brought the top prices at this year’s Ohio Spring Classic Sale, with members of the “Felice,” “Veronica,” and “Sofie” cow families leading the way. A collaborative event, the May 28 sale was sponsored by the Ohio Jersey Breeders Association and hosted by Woodruff Jersey Farm in Urbana, Ohio. It was managed by Jersey Marketing Service and cried by Todd Woodruff. Jersey breeders were given opportunity to bid online through CowBuyer.com. Sale Analysis

Number

8 16 9 29

Cows, two years and over Bred heifers Open yearlings Heifer calves

62 Lots Median price

Avg. Price

Total Value

$2,250.00 1,565.63 2,027.78 2,091.38

$18,000 25,050 18,250 60,650

$1,966.94 $121,950 $1,600.00

Sale Management: Jersey Marketing Service Auctioneer: Todd Woodruff

The Ohio Spring Classic has traditionally been one of the leading state sales. This year, 62 lots sold for an average of $1,966.94, nearly $400 more than the average for last year’s event. BK-Mor Joel Bicardi was the high seller at $7,500, purchased by Triple T, Michael Heath and Colton Thomas of North Lewisburg, Ohio. The fancy spring yearling sired by Guimo Joel-ET, GJPI -112, topped the spring calf class at the Ohio State Fair last year and was second at the Ohio Spring Dairy Expo this year. She is out of a Very Good-87% daughter of Pleasant Nook WR Tequilas Venom-ET, GJPI -164. Her Very Good-89% grandam sired by Steinhauers Iatola Applejack, GJPI -68, was sixth junior two-year-old at the All American Jersey Show and the International Jersey Show in 2016. Her

BK-Mor Joel Bicardi was the high seller, purchased by Triple T, Michael Heath and Colton Thomas for $7,500. The fancy spring yearling was consigned by Clark Morgan, Grant Cope and Maci McLean.

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Excellent-94% third dam has 18,050 lbs. milk, 959 lbs. fat and 687 lbs. protein at 3-11. Her fourth dam is appraised Excellent-93%. “Bicardi’s” fifth dam, Family Hill KJ Favor, Excellent-94%, has 18,390 lbs. milk, 1,069 lbs. fat and 704 lbs. protein at 4-3. Her sixth dam is Pleasant Nook Berretta Felice, Excellent-95%. She has eight complete lactations—six of them over 20,000 lbs. milk—and a top record of 4-11 305 24,280 4.9% 1,178 3.8% 925 87DCR. She was winner of the NASCO Type and Production Award at the All American Jersey Show in 2003 and is the third dam of Harmony Corners Fozzy-ET, two-time Overall Premier Performance Winner of the show in Louisville, Ky. The next three dams are appraised Excellent as well. “Bicardi” was consigned by Clark Morgan, Grant Cope and Maci McLean, Urbana, Ohio. A member of the “Veronica” cow family was the second high seller. The partnership of Diley Jerseys, Williams Jerseys and Lauren and Luke Albright, Canal Winchester, Ohio, placed the last bid of $7,000 to bring home South Mountain Dixieland Jazz-ET. The winter calf is sired by ISAU Lightning Ridge Ferdinand, GJPI +15, and out of Crossbrook HG Dixie-ET, Excellent-94%. “Dixie” was first place senior yearling in milk at the International Jersey Show in 2014. She was named Reserve Grand Champion of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair (RAWF) in 2015 and then stood second in her class as a senior three-year-old the following year. She has two records over 18,200 lbs. milk and four over 1,020 lbs. fat. She has six Excellent maternal sisters, including Arethusa Action Dominique, Excellent-94%, fourth junior three-year-old at the RAWF in 2012. “Jazz” has six Very Good and three Excellent maternal sisters who have done well in the show ring. Rivendale Colton Dahlia-ET, Very Good-87%, is the reigning Reserve Grand Champion of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Jersey Show. Dixies Premier Darling-ET, Excellent-92%, was Honorable Mention Intermediate Champion of the 2019 New York Spring Carousel (NYSC). The third dam of “Jazz” is Arethusa Veronicas Dasher-ET, Excellent-95%. She was second in her class as a senior two-yearold in 2008 at the NYSC, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Jersey Show and the Central National Show and as a four-year-old at the New York State Fair. She made 26,000 lbs. milk in her fourth lactation and followed this with a top record of 27,720 lbs. milk, 1,643 lbs. fat and 1,007 lbs. protein at

South Mountain Dixieland Jazz-ET brought the second high price of the day: $7,000. She was purchased by Diley Jerseys, represented by Neal Diley, left, Williams Jerseys, represented by Kevin Williams, back, and Lauren and Luke Albright, at the halter. Also pictured is AJCA-NAJ Area Representative Ron Mosser, representing consignors, Ernest W. Kueffner and Terri L. Packard.

The third high seller, Vierra Faded, was purchased by Jaiden Cane and Bethany Knutsen for $5,500. She was consigned by Vierra Dairy Farms. Rachel Anderson is on the halter.

7-4. Two of her Excellent-95% maternal sisters, Arethusa Primetime Déjà Vu-ET and Arethusa Veronicas Comet-ET, have records over 20,000 lbs. milk and multiple show winnings. The next dam is the world famous Huronia Centurion Veronica 20J, Excellent-97%, winner of the 2015 Jersey Journal Great Cow Contest. “Veronica” has been named Reserve National Grand Champion and National Grand Champion and Reserve Supreme Champion and Supreme Champion of World Dairy Expo. “Jazz” was consigned by Ernest W. Kueffner and Terri L. Packard, Boonsboro, Md. Jaiden Cane and Bethany Knutsen, Harrington, Del., purchased the third high seller, Vierra Faded, for $5,500. The fall calf is sired by ENT-LLR-MPH CrossfadeET, GJPI +5, and out of Arethusa Andreas Sunlight-ET. The Very Good-88% daughter of Sunset Canyon Andreas, GJPI -192, is the current Reserve All American Milking Yearling. Her maternal sister, Arethusa Apple Spice, Excellent-93%, was first junior three-year-old at the 2019 Eastern States Exposition. “Faded’s” grandam, Arethusa Impression Sunshine-ET, Excellent-94%, has a best (continued to page 38)

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record of 5-6 305 23,440 4.3% 1,016 3.6% 835 98DCR. In 2016, she was Reserve Intermediate Champion of the Eastern States Exposition and second senior twoyear-old at the RAWF. She has at least a dozen Excellent maternal sisters. Included in this group are Elliotts Comerica SableET, Winner of the 2015 National Jersey Jug Futurity, Elliotts Tequila Seniorita-ET, Intermediate Champion of the 2014 RAWF, and Arethusa HG Svana-ET, 2018 Reserve All American Four-Year-Old. The next dam is Milo Vindication Season-ET, Excellent-94%. Her show resume includes All-Breed Access 2009 Reserve All-American Senior Three-YearOld, 2012 All-Canadian Mature Cow and 2013 Honorable Mention All-Canadian Mature Cow. “Season” has six lactations and a top record of 20,610 lbs. milk, 1,269 lbs. fat and 735 lbs. protein at 4-6. The next dam is Bri-Lin Rens Sofie, Excellent-90%. She as named Cow of the Year by Jersey Canada in 2012 and has 21,505 lbs. milk, 1,117 lbs. fat and 815 lbs. protein at 4-4. “Faded” was consigned by Vierra Dairy Farms, Hilmar, Calif. Two lots sold for the fourth high price of $4,000 each. Clark Morgan, Grant Cope and Cam Cope, Urbana, Ohio, purchased one of them, Andreas Giselle-ET. The spring calf sired by “Andreas” is out of Schulte Bros Showdown Glam, Very Good86%. As a milking yearling in 2020, she topped her class at the Wisconsin Summer Show and then stood second at the North American Dairy Show. She has an m.e. of 21,511–1,121–819 on her first lactation at 1-9. Her grandam, Schulte Bros Tequila Gia-ET, Excellent-90%, is a full sister to the well-known Schulte Bros Tequila Shot, Excellent-95%. She is a two-time class winner at the RAWF and Grand Champion of the NYSC. Their dam was tapped Reserve Grand Champion of the

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junior show at the 2008 Iowa State Fair, where she earned a production award as well. Her fifth dam, Sancrest Remake Style, Excellent-93%, has 20,116 lbs. milk, 1,054 lbs. fat and 688 lbs. protein at 8-3. “Giselle” was consigned by Diley Jerseys, Williams Jerseys and Kristin Pronschinske, McConnelsville, Ohio. Spatz Cattle Company, Harrisonburg, Va., chose the other $4,000-priced lot, South Mountain Casino River-ET. The senior three-year-old sired by Elliotts Regency Casino-ET, GJPI +35, sold fresh in late January and due to River Valley Cece Chrome-ET, GJPI +87, on New Year’s Day 2023. She appraised Very Good-87% at 2-5 and is entered in the National Jersey Jug Futurity. She has at least nine maternal sisters appraised Excellent. The most decorated in the ring is South Mountain Voltage RadiantET, Excellent-94%, Winner of the 2018 National Jersey Jug Futurity. She has also been named Intermediate Champion (2017) and Reserve Intermediate Champion (2018) of the All American Jersey Show and Reserve Grand Champion of the International Jersey Show (2018). Most recently, she was Grand Champion of the 2021 California Spring Show. She has 23,370 lbs. milk, 1,455 lbs. fat and 869 lbs. protein at 3-1. Their dam, Marynole Excite Rosey, Excellent-94%, has three records over 20,000 lbs. milk and a best record of 24,800 lbs. milk, 1,425 lbs. fat and 901 lbs. protein at 6-11. Her show winnings include Intermediate Champion of the 2012 International Jersey Show and Reserve Grand Champion of the show in Madison, Wis., two years later. She has been Grand Champion of the Maryland State Fair twice and earned the laurels at the NYSC as well. The next dam, Woodmohr Indiana Rosebud, is appraised Excellent-94% as well. She has 20,043 lbs. milk, 891 lbs. fat and 689 lbs. protein at 5-8. The next three dams are high

Very Good or Excellent. “Casino” was consigned by J.T. Lemmermen, Jeremy Ziegler and Oakhaven Jerseys, Galloway, Ohio. The 62 lots were purchased by 35 Jersey breeders from a dozen states, with half finding new homes in their home state of Ohio. The volume buyer was Frerichs Dairy Inc., La Grange, Texas, with eight lots purchased for $9,400. Sales $2,100 and Over

(Consignors in Parentheses) Triple T, Michael Heath and Colton Thomas, North Lewisburg, Ohio BK-Mor Joel Bicardi, open yearling 14 mos................. $7,500 (Clark Morgan, Grant Cope and Maci McLean, Urbana, Ohio) Diley Jerseys, Williams Jerseys and Lauren and Luke Albright, Canal Winchester, Ohio South Mountain Dixieland Jazz-ET, heifer calf 5 mos.... 7,000 (Ernest W. Kueffner and Terri L. Packard, Boonsboro, Md.) Jaiden Cane and Bethany Knutsen, Harrington, Del. Vierra Faded, heifer calf 8 mos...................................... 5,500 (Vierra Dairy Farms, Hilmar, Calif.) Clark Morgan, Grant Cope and Cam Cope, Urbana, Ohio Andreas Giselle-ET, heifer calf 2 mos............................ 4,000 (Diley Jerseys, Williams Jerseys and Kristin Pronschinske, McConnelsville, Ohio) Spatz Cattle Company, Harrisonburg, Va. South Mountain Casino River-ET, cow 3 yrs.................. 4,000 (J.T. Lemmermen, Jeremy Ziegler and Oakhaven Jerseys, Galloway, Ohio) Adam B. Vance, Alverton, Pa. Casino Clover, cow 2 yrs................................................ 3,600 (Williams Jerseys and Erin and Jody Williams, McConnelsville, Ohio) Arethusa Comets Captivate-ET, cow 2 yrs.................... 2,800 (Triple T Holsteins, North Lewisburg, Ohio) Gordons Venom Ora, cow 2 yrs..................................... 2,100 (Diley Jerseys, Williams Jerseys and Lauren and Luke Albright, Canal Wnchstr, Ohio) Vierra Dairy Farms and Semex Alliance, Guelph, Ont. JX AJ Dawson 5193 {6}, heifer calf 5 mos..................... 3,500 (Albright Jerseys LLC, Willard, Ohio) Kyle, Austin and Sandy Baker, Staley, N.C. Kellogg-Bay Fern Magic, heifer calf 11 mos.................. 2,800 (Franchise, Dusty and Nicole Schirm, Ashville, Ohio) Jared Major, Lebanon, Tenn. South Mountain Vip Joyful-ET, heifer calf 5 mos............ 2,700 (Ernest W. Kueffner and Terri L. Packard) J William and Rachel Hodge, Norwich, Ohio South Mountain Chrome Comedy-ET, heifer calf 8 mos. .................................................................................. 2,500 (Ernest W. Kueffner and Terri L. Packard) Boks Jersey Farm, Defiance, Ohio JX Ohio Skyler Dimension 952 {6}, bred heifer 20 mos. .................................................................................. 2,450 (Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio) Amelia McIntosh, Flatonia, Texas South Mountain VIP Jingle-ET, heifer calf 5 mos........... 2,300 (Ernest W. Kueffner and Terri L. Packard) Michael Heath and Kelly Barbee, Westminster, Md. Pick N Pe Fandango-ET, open yearling 14 mos............ 2,300 (Crystal Stambaugh Edwards and Dennis Pickett, Westminster, Md................................................................. (continued to page 41)

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Aubree, Aiden and Alaina Topp, Botkins, Ohio Andreas Avis-ET, bred heifer 23 mos............................. 2,300 (Diley Jerseys, Luke and Lauren Albright and Elizabeth Motter, Willard, Ohio) Trevor Woodruff, Urbana, Ohio Robinhood/MPH Magic Reba, heifer calf 9 mos............ 2,200 (Mike Berry and Michael Heath, Powell Butte, Ore.) Lauren and Luke Albright, Willard, Ohio Downtown Charity-ET, heifer calf 11 mos...................... 2,100 (Williams Jerseys and Erin and Jody Williams)

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$19,500 High Seller for Wisconsin State Sale

The Wisconsin State Jersey Sale offered dairy producers the opportunity to fill the tank to capitalize on improving milk prices. All but two of the 46 lots auctioned were milking cows or close-up springers. The sale was again conducted online, with bidding opening on May 9 and closing on May 12 via CowBuyer.com. The sale posted an average of $1,996.20 and a median of $1,500, bolstered by the sale of a high genomic young cow for $19,500. In all, 14 dairy producers from five states made purchases. Sale Analysis

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The partnership of Vierra Dairy Farms and Semex Alliance, Guelph, Ont., purchased the high seller, Roc-Bot Chief 12546 {6}. The daughter of JX River Valley Chief {6}-ET, GJPI +187, ranks #114 for Genomic Jersey Performance Index (GJPI) with an evaluation of +164. She has Genomic Predicted Transmitting Abilities (GPTAs) of +1,175M, +66F and +40P. She is +813 for Cheese Merit Dollars and +1.6 for Type. She sold two months fresh with her first calf. She gave 47 lbs. milk on her first test in May and has a projected m.e. of 18,101–892–670 at 1-8. Her dam, sired by DP Nxlevel-ET, GJPI +76, made 18,320 lbs. milk, 929 lbs. fat (5.2%) and 738 lbs. protein (4.0%) in her

first lactation at 2-8. Her Very Good-82% grandam, sired by Sunset Canyon DavidET, GJPI +30, has a four lactation m.e. average of 18,004–959–650. The next dam has an m.e. of 21,075–1,068–765 on her first lactation. The next two dams are appraised Very Good. “Chief 12546 {6}” was consigned by Rock Bottom Dairy, Alvord, Iowa. Select Sires Inc., Plain City, Ohio, purchased the second high seller, Dodan LH Tinsel Federer Tickle-PP, for $4,400. The homozygous polled daughter of TOG Federer 37562-P-ET, GJPI +116, is from the “Althea” cow family. The September 2021 heifer calf tested A2/A2 for beta casein and has a GJPI of +115. She has GPTAs of +307M, +33F and +25P and is plus for component tests, Health Trait Index (+0.92) and the fertility measures of Daughter Pregnancy Rate, Cow Conception Rate and Heifer Conception Rate. Her dam is a Very Good-85% daughter of Kash-In Smack-P-ET, GJPI +64, with 24,020 lbs. milk, 1,307 lbs. fat and 862 lbs. protein at 3-6. She ranks among the top 1.5% genotyped cows with a GJPI of +91. Her Very Good-86% grandam, sired by Ahlem Nikon-P, GJPI +20, has a two lactation m.e. average of 27,446–1,442– 1,060. Her Very Good-83% third dam has four lactations—all over 24,000 lbs. milk—and a top record of 4-4 305 30,770 4.2% 1,322 3.6% 1,111 97DCR. Her fourth dam, Tollenaar Impuls 3220ET, Very Good-88%, and has a best record of 2-10 305 25,370 7.0% 1,775 3.6% 922 92DCR and 32 registered progeny. Her Excellent-91% fifth dam has 30,530 lbs. milk, 1,720 lbs. fat (5.6%) and 1,251 lbs. protein (4.1%) at 4-3. Her Excellent-90% sixth dam has 12,820 lbs. milk, 1,146 lbs. fat and 834 lbs. protein in her third lactation. The next dam is also appraised

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Excellent-90%. The eighth dam of “Tickle-PP” is Greenridge FW Chief Althea-ET, Excellent-92%. The well-known breed matriarch won the Edyvean Farm Trophy in 2000 and has 60 registered progeny, including sons Comfort Royal Alf-ET and Altheas Les Pitino of Al-Top-ET. She was named runner-up in the 2000 Jersey Journal Great Cow Contest. “Tickle-PP” was consigned by D & D Jerseys, Newton, Wis. Sales $1,600 and Over

(Consignors in Parentheses) Vierra Dairy Farms and Semex Alliance, Guelph, Ont. Roc-Bot Chief 12546 {6}, cow 2 yrs........................... $19,500 (Rock Bottom Dairy, Alvord, Iowa) Select Sires Inc., Sire Department, Plain City, Ohio Dodan LH Tinsel Federer Tickle-PP, heifer calf 8 mos... 4,400 (D & D Jerseys, Newton, Wis.) Griffin Auer, New London, Wis. Norse Haven Balin Silk, cow 2 yrs................................. 2,000 (Grant, Grace, Hannah and Ellie Fremstad, Westby, Wis.) JJC Jerseys, Beaver Crossing, Neb. DeMents Cesar Hannah, cow 3 yrs............................... 2,000 (DeMents Jerseys, Kenney, Ill.) Billings Dynamic Bourbon, cow 2 yrs............................. 1,900 (DeMents Jerseys) All Lynns Casino Showgirl, cow 2 yrs............................ 1,800 (DeMents Jerseys) Monte Lauren {6}-Twin, cow 2 yrs.................................. 1,600 (Loren Moser, Fairbury, Ill.) Jer-Z-Boyz Ranch, Pixley, Calif. Five (5) #1 embryos out of Kilgus Dazzler Lexie and sired by Ahlem Miami Patronus-ET............................................. 1,875 (Barlass Jerseys LLC, Janesville, Wis.) Aaron Hass, Evansville, Wis. Van Dell Hays 1654, cow 2 yrs...................................... 1,850 (Vandell Farms Inc., Sharon, Wis.) Grady Auer, New London, Wis. Pine Prairie AJ Donut {5}, cow 2 yrs.............................. 1,600 (Pine Prairie Jerseys, Viroqua, Wis.) Eric Gille, Sobieski, Wis. Norse Haven Tequila Rose, cow 2 yrs........................... 1,600 (Jason and Heidi Fremstad, Westby, Wis.) Jason and Leah James, Mineral Point, Wis. DeMents Shutout Erica, cow 2 yrs................................. 1,600 (Cheryl DeMent, Kenney, Ill.)

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In Memoriam David William “Bill” Chapman David William “Bill” Chapman, Taylorsville, N.C., 77, passed away on May 21, 2022. He was born in Emmetsburg, Iowa, on September 13, 1944, son of the late David Chapman, Jr., and Wilma Jones Chapman. He and his family lived in Iowa until 1953, when they moved back to North Carolina. Chapman served his country in the Army and upon discharge established Chapman Jersey Farm with the purchase of 17 head from a retiring Jersey breeder in 1967. The land on which he and his wife, Glenda, and their sons, Gary and Daniel, and their families farm was purchased by his greatgrandfather in the late 1900s. Bill spent his entire life building and managing Chapman Jersey Farm. He was proud the farm was and continues to be a place of learning and safety, not only for his family, but for the many young men and women who chose to work there too. The Chapmans were early users of the Genetic Recovery program in the late 1980s and used young bulls available through the Dixieland Jersey Sires. They have sold cattle in consignment sales across the country and marketed privately to breeders in Venezuela and Puerto Rico. Chapman Jersey Farm is a longtime supporter of the North Carolina Pot of Gold program and hosted several field days run by the North Carolina Jersey Breeders Association (NCJBA). The 70-cow herd is enrolled on REAP. Chapman was a member of the American Jersey Cattle Association and the NCJBA. He was president of the Carolina Jersey Milk Producers Association Inc. and sat on boards of Farm Bureau and the Alexander County Soil and Water Conservation District. Bill often referred to himself as “the richest man in the world,” not because of earthly possessions, but because of his relationship with Jesus Christ, whom he accepted as Savior in March 1962. He served Three Forks Baptist Church as deacon and church leader for five decades and was thankful his family attended church together. Next to his salvation, Bill’s family was his pride and joy. He impacted the lives of many with his wisdom and common-sense approach to living and learning and was known for his ability to endure and survive hardships of any kind. In addition to his wife of almost 55 years, Glenda Chapman, and sons Gary (Sonya) Chapman and Daniel (Amy) Page 44

Chapman of Taylorsville, he is survived by a daughter, Laura (Scott) Sprinkle, also of Taylorsville; nine grandchildren; two greatgrandchildren; four sisters, Sina Brown and JoEtta (Danny) Galliher of Statesville, Betty (Gray) Petree of Winston-Salem, and Sue (Redge) Mays of Taylorsville; many other family members; and a host of nieces, nephews and close friends. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Patricia Jordan and Cindy Eurey. Memorials may be made to Three Forks Baptist Church, 4685 Three Forks Church Rd., Taylorsville, NC 28681, or to Samaritan’s Purse.

Donald L. Hershey Donald L. Hershey, Wooster, Ohio, 84, passed away on June 12, 2022, at the Cleveland Clinic He was born on June 20, 1937, in Elyria, Ohio, to the late Carl and Helen Butdorf Hershey. He graduated in 1955 from Northwestern High School, where he was a star athlete on the school’s basketball and baseball teams. He married Becky Firestone on April 24, 1960. The couple operated Firestone Homestead Jerseys with their family. They enjoyed exhibiting cattle at local and state shows. The herd today is operated by their son, Ted, and his wife, Anita, and their family. For more than 50 years, Donald also operated a barbershop, where he earned a reputation as Wooster’s best barber, and sold cars. He continued his athletic endeavors post high school as a pitcher in fast pitch softball games across Ohio. He was an avid golfer and founding member of the Mohican Hill Golf Course. He was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church. In addition to his wife, son and daughterin-law, he is survived by two other children, Dave (Lori) Hershey and Cathy Ballinger, all of Wooster; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and a soon-to-be great-grandchild; a brother, Roger (Marty) Hershey of West Salem; and many nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son-inlaw, Jeff Ballinger. Memorials may be made to Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691; Whits End, P.O. Box 133, Wooster, OH 44691; or St. Peter Lutheran Church, 9451 Ashland Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.

George M. Barlass George M. Barlass, Janesville, Wis., 90, passed away on June 15, 2022, at his home. He was born on August 18, 1931, in

Janesville to the late Alfred G. and Meta (Greinert) Barlass. He graduated from Janesville High School in 1949 and from the University of Wisconsin Farm Short Course in 1950. He was active in dairy youth programs and earned his Wisconsin and American Farmer degrees from FFA. George was inducted into the U.S. Army in 1952 and received a combat infantry badge in the Korean War as a sergeant with the 40th Division. He was honorably discharged in January 1954 and married his 4-H sweetheart, Shirley Elphick, in Whitewater, Wis., two months later. The couple returned to his home dairy, Gil-Bar Jersey Farm. He farmed with his father and brother until 1969, eventually becoming sole proprietor. Today his son, Gordon, and two of his 10 grandchildren, Kyle and Ryan, continue to breed Registered Jerseys. Among George’s favorite pastimes was Jersey shows, as exhibitor, judge and cheerleader for children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Over the years, the Barlasses exhibited many champions and won Premier Breeder and Premier Exhibitor banners, including the Central National Jersey Show. They exhibited 19 All Americans and 29 Reserve All Americans, a Reserve National Grand Champion, a National Junior Champion, and several winners of the National Jersey Jug Futurity. They also bred a Supreme Champion of World Dairy Expo, Gil-Bar Unique Bonnie, shown by the partnership of Pinehurst, Nabholz, Fisher, Elginvue and Shamsie of West Union, Iowa, in 1986. Cattle from the Barlass herd have also won lifetime production contests at the state level and been sold domestically and internationally. The Barlasses have consigned high sellers to elite sales, including the National Heifer Sale, the Folck Classic, the Mid-States Fashion Revue, and the Wisconsin State Jersey Sale, which George chaired for many years. Barlass judged prominent dairy cattle shows in the U.S., Canada and eight other foreign countries for 48 consecutive years. He coached Rock County 4-H dairy judging teams that were competitive at local, state, and national levels over 25 years. He served the American Jersey Cattle Club as a director from 1965 to 1971 and was a member of the All American Show Committee. He and Shirley received the organization’s Distinguished Service Award in 2015. He was presented with the Max Gordon Recognition Award in 2011. George is a former director of Wisconsin Parish 2 Jersey Breeders and past president and director of the Wisconsin Jersey JERSEY JOURNAL


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