To download a copy of the 2013 Northern Lights Catalogue click here
ADHIS Demystifies PI's - The Production Index (PI) is a measure of the merit of a
cow based on her performance in the current lactation,
compared to other cows of the same breed in the same
herd. It is an estimate based solely on the cow's own
performance. It is not a genetic measure – it does not
predict the performance of her progeny... read more
To download a copy of the 2013 Annual Report click here
The World Jersey Cattle Bureau heads to Australia to conduct its 2013 Annual General Meeting schedule. More details here
It is with great sadness that I have to inform Jersey cattle breeders throughout the world of the passing of the Patron of the World Jersey Cattle Bureau, Mrs Anne Perchard on Monday, April 1st, 2013.
Anne's involvement with the World Jersey Cattle Bureau started in 1982 at the international conference held in Canada; she was elected Chairman of the Bureau and served as its President from 1992 to 2002 when she was appointed as its Patron. Anne's lifelong interest in the Jersey breed together with her support and friendship for its breeders around the world was well recognised. She died peacefully at home surrounded by her family.
A full obituary will be published shortly, but in the meantime I am sure the many friends she has around the world will wish to join with me in sending our condolences to her family at this time.
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!
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 which was officially launched November 1st more information
2012 Semex/Jersey Australia Great Southern Challenge
Congratulations to all members who bred cows that qualified for the Champion 4yr old class in the 2012 Semex/Jersey Australia Great Southern Challenge. To see a full list of who made the Great Southern finalist group, video from each of the classes and results please click here
Devondale 100 Years of Jersey Excellence Sale
The Sale held Monday 28th, May at 1.00pm at Stony Creek Racecourse set a new Jersey breed record average of $5811. Congratulations to all vendors and the organising committee for a full list of results click here
A selection of photos taken at the Camden Showgrounds October 31st-November 1st during the State Show & Youth Show. Results from the event can be downloaded by clicking here
Wallacedale Future Fortunes Sale
The Sale held Thursday 31st May on the Wallace Family farm 395 O'Meara's Road Sth, Poowong North at 10.00am set a new single vendor sale average record. Congratulations to the Wallace Family on an amazing sale ...Massive crowd, awesome animals and a sale average to match the quality on offer;
7 Bulls average $3114
45 Females average $5885
Overall sale average 52 lots $5512
Congratulations to Brian Leslie and his team on another record breaking sale within the space of a week and well done Russell Gammon who added just that little bit extra to the sale atmosphere. To read more checkout the cowsmo magazine report click here
Royal Melbourne Show 2012
The RASV has released the following results for this year's event click here congratulations to the Nicholson Family at Jugiong Jersey stud for achieving Most Successful Exhibitor as well as the first Senior Interbreed Champion in at least 15yrs!
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.
The 6th Annual Northern Lights Jersey Sale was conducted on Friday 27th April 2012 Top Price $8100 with an overall sale average of $3025. For all sale results click here