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World Jersey Cattle Bureau select an Australian...

A selection committee at the WJCB have considered the two Jersey Australia nominated 2014 JETA Youth Travel Award candidates for the Oceania Region who were Melissa Halse, Sth Australia and Jane Sykes from Tasmania.

Jersey Australia President said "both Melissa and Jane would be excellent Australian representatives at the South Africa Conference in September this year. However, the WJCB could only select one candidate from the region and they finally agreed on Jane. - I'm sure Jane Sykes was as delighted with her selection for the award as we all were here at Jersey House".

Congratulations from all Jersey Australia members to Jane and we look forward to seeing her in action in South Africa. Perhaps we might encourage her to jot something of her trip for the Jersey Journal.

Calling all Cheesemakers!!

The World Jersey Cattle Bureau are calling on all to producers of cheese made with 100% Jersey milk.
The 4th World Jersey Cheese Awards will be held in South Africa on 12th September 2014.
Closing date for entries is 1st July so get them in as soon as you can.
Please see the website www.jerseycheese.com for entry and shipping details. If you have any queries the key contacts in South Africa are: Lara Manig - lara@agriexpo.co.za Breyton Milfred - breyton@agriexpo.co.za and Johan Ehlers - johan@agriexpo.co.za
The 3rd awards were held in 2012 with 141 entries received from 13 countries. We had great feedback on the competition from medal winners at the 2012 awards and they reported that interest in their products received a boost as a result.
We wish you all good luck with your entries and are sure our South African colleagues will do everything they can to ensure the competition is a success.

 

2014 Jersey Australia AGM & Tour of Tamworth NSW

A selection of photos taken during the Hunter Valley Jersey Breeders Club hosting of the 2014 Jersey Australia AGM in and around Tamworth NSW.

The Next World Jersey Bureau Conference is scheduled for
September 2014, Join the official Jersey Australia Trade Mission to promote our genetics
to the world at the event. For More Information contact +61 393709105

 

The Shirlinn Record Breaking Sale...

Congratulations to the Wilson Family team for their record breaking sale result of $6027 average across 59 lots with a 100% clearance to buyers spread across Australia and New Zealand. The sales top price of $30,000 was paid by the Real Milk Syndicate Sydney for lot 3 Shirlinn Tequila Snowflake and represents the second highest price paid for an Australian Jersey at auction according to Brian Leslie.

For more information contact DLS Office (03) 9338 9259 or download catalogue here

Elders have a June 2014, Unjoined Jersey Heifer Order...

*Eastern States Only:

Pedigree status: Full 3 Generation and Commercial.

Pregnancy Status: Unjoined and must be sired by AI or registered Jersey bull.

Age: March 2013 to Nov 2013 calves inclusive
08–18 months at late July 2014 customer selection
Milk Tooth Only

Weight: 200 kg to 400 kg maximum
Price: $1050 - $1100 per head delivered + GST
Condition: Forward store condition
Delivery: End June 2014, Portland quarantine and TBC

Please contact Scott Altschwager on 0408806194 scott.altschwager@elders.com.au or your local Elders representative.

 

The World Release of "The Dairy Queen" in 2013.. The complete history of the Jersey breed worldwide all in the one place. The Dairy Queen proudly showed off here by WJCB President Derrick Frigot in the Jersey Australia office is the culmination of many years work completed by the WJCB and is the ultimate Jersey enthusiast gift. The book is available in limited numbers from Jersey House contact 03 9370 9105 for more details.

 

 

Jersey's in Australia Queued for Genomic Testing

Jersey Australia applauds the ADHIS release of Jersey Genome ABV's in August and thanks Dairy CRC and the DPI for all the work that lead to the release. Now Jersey Australia prepares for the rush as members Australia wide gain access to a cow and bull genomic testing service. more information

 

2013 Semex/Jersey Australia Great Northern Challenge - The Great Northern Challenge Judging is complete click here to see a full list of this year's finalists with results being added Friday 6th December.

 

 

 

ABV release v Genomic Predictions -

Dr Ben Hayes gives his insights into Bull genomic predictions versus the milking daughter proof release

 

 

The 2013 Semex/Jersey Australia Great Southern Challenge is over for another year - to see the list of finalists in this years' event or to watch the final placing's video click here.

 

 

 

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Over the next six issues of the Jersey Journal we will focus on some of this countries great cow families. The articles will be sent into the office by you, the person who knows best what cows have had the biggest impact in your herd and of course adding to the broader Australian Jersey gene pool. Articles that must be between 250 - 750 words maximum can be sent along with at least 1 -3 photos to Jersey House PO Box 292 Ascot Vale 3032.

*Note printed articles will attract a fee of $100.

iJersey for Online Pedigree Search and much more..

How to register calves using iReg click here
How to logon to the service click here
How to download Progeny Reports click here
How to search for a Jersey Australia member click here
How to download a Pedigree report click here
How to look up a registered animal click here

 

Why Jerseys?

Jersey Australia recently published the Why Jerseys brochure and acknowledges the generous funding provided by Central Sires Cooperative to make this front line breed promotion tool available to exporters, cattle agents, cattle clubs and members. Why Jerseys?...its simple really!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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