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The Semex/Jersey Australia Great Northern Challenge

2014 finalists have now been confirmed and the judging week begins 23rd November and will concluding 29th November. The Judge for this year is Robert Anderson (Kings Ville Jerseys) and a full list of finalists can be viewed here

The Semex/Jersey Australia Great Southern Challenge is back with the all 2014 finalists now confirmed and the judging week beginning 23rd November and concluding 29th November. The big presentation luncheon is being held at the Witchmont Winery Rockbank on Wednesday 10th December to book call the Jersey Office (03)9370 9105.

To see a list of all who qualify for the big event click here

To find out more about the 2014 Semex/Jersey Australia Great Southern Challenge presentation luncheon click here


ADHIS Releases Interim Report on the National Breeding Objective Project

After carefully considering farmer and industry feedback alongside the results of a rigorous research program, the National Breeding Objective Review Task Force has recommended three new breeding indexes:

  • A Balanced Performance Index - the primary index that aligns to the highest priority traits outlined in the NBO survey and maximises net profit through production, fertility and type.
  • Two custom indexes - a type weighted index that focusses on improved type and a health weighted index that focusses on improved fertility and survival (longevity).
The Interim Report is available for download here

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.

Jersey Australia Acknowledges "Rising Star"

The inaugural 2013 Rising Star Award has finally been announced by Judge Geoff Heazlewood (Merseybank Jerseys)
1st Place: Bralock TQ Miss Merle -owned by Brad Gavenlock and pictured here qualified for the Rising Star winning at the 2013 NSW State show.

2nd Place: Craiglawn Vanahlem Miracle led by Elyse Poke and winning at 2013 Devonport Show
3rd Place:  Clifton On Time Princess owned by R H Loane and qualified for the Rising Star winning at Circular Head.
Congratulations to all finalists and to enter your Rising Star in 2014  check your show guide to see if your show has a Rising Star Class and if it does make sure that photos of the winner are sent to Jersey House.

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

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.

More Australian Jersey's needed for Export Demand

Elders Livestock Procurement Manager Scott Altschwager 03 94219973 is pleased to advise an order for Full Pedigree and some Commercial Jerseys bound for China. For full pricing and order details click here

The requirement stipulated is as follows :
• Full 3 Generation Breeding Information (Certificate F) both sides
• On farm ID, DOB, AI or registered sires on all lines.
• Where possible registration certificates must be provided
• The vendor must complete & sign a Heifer Information Form at the time of selection Note : Dams milking production of the jersey cattle should be a minimum of 4’500 litres (305 days) with butterfat minimum 4.5% and protien minimum 3.5% under open grazing            

For D1/Commercial
• The heifer’s date of birth must be known
• The heifer’s sire must be known and must be an AI or registered animal
• The heifer’s DAM ID must be provided
• Where possible Dam’s date of birth and Dam’s registered sire to be provided
• The vendor must complete & sign a Heifer Information Form at the time of selection


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

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



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!






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.

















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