2005 News Releases
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Jersey, Channel Islands, February 15, 2005 -- The World Jersey Cattle Bureau (WJCB) today announced five winners of the International Young Jersey Breeder Educational Travel Award
The program, created in March of 2004, provides stipends to enable up to five (5) individuals to travel to and participate in the International Conference of the World Jersey Cattle Bureau, held every three years in a major dairy producing country. Awards cover the cost of travel documents; round-trip air and ground transportation; registration and all other conference fees; and a per diem for incidental expenses. The award also includes lifetime membership in the World Jersey Cattle Bureau.
2004 donor list includes Jersey owners and
organizations from Alabama, Arizona,
January 31, 2005,
Reynoldsburg, Ohio—Nearly $40,000 was added during 2004 to the endowment
fund of the AJCC Research Foundation, a permanent trust operated
exclusively to promote and sponsor scientific research related to the
Jersey breed of cattle.
Established in 1967, the
Research Foundation manages investments worth just over $900,000, the
interest from which provides support for research related to high-priority
areas in the Jersey breed.
In 2004, the Foundation
received gifts totaling $38,327 from 17 contributors, the largest being a
Research Builder ($5,000–$9,999) gift from Bush River Jerseys, Newberry,
S.C., owned by Dr. J. J. Malnati and Richard A. Doran, Jr. This
contribution represents Bush River’s ownership percentage of the
proceeds from the sale of Arco-BRJ Jace Boulreguard, great-grandson of
Duncan Belle, winner of the 2000 Jersey Journal Great Cow Contest.
The bull was syndicated at the Deep South/Southeast Heifer Growers Sale on
Dr. Malnati was among the
first Jersey owners to contribute to the Research Foundation in 1967. He
has been a Patron ($25,000–$49,999) contributor since 1995 when he
pledged $35,000 to the Foundation.
Clint Collins, III of
Arco Farms, Sylacauga, Ala., also contributed proceeds from the sale of
Arco-BRJ Jace Boulreguard. Added to his previous contributions, Collins is
now a member of the Research Builders (total contributions of
A current Research
Builder, the Ohio Jersey Breeders Association, presented a check for
$1,000 to the Foundation in 2004, bringing its contributions over the past
two years to $6,000.
New to the major donor
list in 2004 were the Minnesota Jersey Cattle Club and Vermont Jersey
Breeders Association. The gifts of $5,000 each qualified both
organizations for Research Builder recognition.
One Research Pioneer gift
($2,500–$4,999) was received in 2004, from the current president of the
American Jersey Cattle Association, Donald S. Sherman, and his wife, Elsa,
owners of D&E Jerseys, Hilmar, Calif.
A 2004 gift from previous
contributors David and Linda Spahr, Findlay, Ohio, moved them into the
Research Pioneer category. Spahr was president of the Jersey association
from 1986 to 1989, and since 2002 has been chair of the AJCC Research
Foundation’s fundraising campaign.
Five individuals made
Research Promoter ($1,000–$2,499) contributions: Jennifer and Richard
Avila, Hilmar, Calif.; Ray Churchill, Brookfield, Vt., in memory of his
father Robert; Allen and Bonnie Kracht, Newton, Wis.; Kelvin Moss,
Mountain Shadow Dairy, Litchfield Park, Ariz.; and Wickstrom Brothers,
also of Hilmar, Calif.
Friends of Jersey
Research contributors during 2004 included James and Carol Ahlem, Hilmar,
Calif; Norman H. Martin, Tillamook, Ore.; Wickstrom Jersey Farms Inc.,
Hilmar, Calif., as memorials to Jean Wilk and Barbara Howard; Katherine L.
Lee, McBain, Mich.; and Will-Do Jerseys, Kinards, S.C.
The Foundation has
already received the first cash gift of 2005, a continuing gift from
Research Pioneers William and Doris Johnson of Manassas, Va.
Benefit Auction Scheduled
Over $88,000 has been
raised in the first three years of the current fundraising campaign, which
will receive a major boost in 2005.
National Heifer Sale will be the major fundraising event of 2005 for the
AJCC Research Foundation. For the first and only time, it will be an
all-donation sale. Ten percent (10%) of the proceeds to a cap of $25,000
will be set-aside for national Jersey youth programs. The balance will go
to the Foundation’s endowment.
To date, Leadership Gifts
of a Registered Jersey™ heifer have been received from 36 breeders from
The sale will be held
Saturday afternoon, June 25 at the Washington County Fairgrounds,
Washington, Penna. To make your own Leadership Gift of a heifer to this once-in-a-lifetime
event, and enhance the Foundation's ability to sponsor Jersey-specific
research, contact sale chairman Craig Rhein (570/345-3383), JMS Manager
Herby Lutz (530/304-4009) or AJCA-NAJ Executive Secretary Neal Smith
(614/755-5857, ext. 327).
Throughout The Year
Gifts are accepted by the
Foundation throughout the year and fall into three categories: outright
donations and memorials, planned gifts and bequests.
An outright donation or
memorial immediately benefits the Foundation. Outright gifts can include
cash, checks and money orders, gifts of securities, real estate and
tangible personal property.
There are two categories
of planned gifts. A multi-year pledge can allow someone to spread his or
her payments out over a period of time. A planned gift can also include an
annual gift that is made every year.
A bequest is a simple way
to provide a specific sum, a percentage or the residue of an estate. It
may consist of cash, securities, life insurance proceeds, real estate
and/or personal property. It may be made through a will or by a living
trust and should be directed to the AJCC Research Foundation for the
general benefit of the Foundation.
To make your gift, contact the AJCC Research Foundation, 6486 E. Main Street, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068. To discuss a pledge or bequest, contact either of the trustees, AJCA Executive Secretary Neal Smith or Treasurer Vickie White, at 614/861-3636.
Reynoldsburg, Ohio, January 26, 2005—Cash gifts from 43 Jersey breeders and allied dairy businesses increased the permanent endowment of the Maurice E. Core Jersey Youth Fund by more than $6,500 during 2004.
The fund was created in 1993 to commemorate former Executive Secretary Maurice E. Core’s 37 years of service to the Jersey breed. It provides funds for national Jersey youth activities, primarily at the All American Jersey Show & Sale. Fund policy, set by the AJCA Investment Advisory Committee, is to spend only interest and dividend income. Capital gains are added to the fund’s principal.
Pacesetter gifts ($500 or greater) were received from Clauss Dairy Farms, Hilmar, Calif.; Cargill Inc. Animal Nutrition, Mentone District; Land O’Lakes Animal Milk Products Co., Ray and Margaret Schooley, Marshfield, Mo.; and Don and Elsa Sherman, D&E Jerseys, Hilmar, Calif.
Also contributing to the fund were Larry and Barbara Benson, New Lebanon, N.Y.; Cedarcrest Farms, Faunsdale, Ala.; Jane F. Chittenden, New Lebanon, N.Y.; William and Doris Johnson, Manassas, Va.; Maurice and Carole Core, Columbus, Ohio; Russell Danforth, Jefferson, N.Y.; Donald and Shirley DeMent, Kenney, Ill.; and
Forest Glen Jerseys, Dayton, Ore.; Randy Hallet, Casco, Wis.; Thomas M. Hartman, Hamburg, Penna.; Billy and Betty Heath, Westminster, Md.; Jersey Canada; G. J. and Norma “Duffy” Lyon, Toledo, Iowa; Roger Mabry, Bentonville, Ark.; Charles Myers, Troy, Ohio; Molly Brook Farm, West Danville, Vt.; and
Thomas and Rosalie Noyes, Creston, Ohio; James and Georgia Pappas, Modesto, Calif.; Neal and Mary Schirm, Canal Winchester, Ohio; Lowell and Julia Stevens, Urbana, Ohio; Dr. D. L. Strandberg, Alma Center, Wis.; John C. and Jean Wilk, Raleigh, N.C.; and World-Wide Sires Inc., Visalia, Calif.
A number of gifts were made in the memory of Chester Elliff, recipient of the association’s Master Breeder Award in 1958, who passed in July of last year. These were received from Donald and Roxanne Adams, Tulia, Texas; J. K. and Margaret Adams, Muleshoe, Texas; K. N. and C. J. Bozeman, Perryton, Texas; Jack and Diana Cantrell, Amarillo, Texas; Deborah Combest, Tulia, Texas; Gilford Flowers, Happy, Texas; Richard and Georgann Graham, Bedford, Texas; Jeff and Gwynn Key, Lubbock, Texas; William and Doris Johnson; Duane and Carolyn Jones, Lubbock, Texas; Don and Marlene Nelson, Tulia, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Toles, Tulia, Texas; and Sandia Agricultural Enterprises, Sandia, Texas.
The ever-popular Railbird Judging Contest conducted during the 49th National Jersey Jug Futurity netted $177.00 for the fund’s coffers.
“The generosity of these individuals and companies is deeply appreciated,” said fund trustee Neal Smith, Executive Secretary of the American Jersey Cattle Association. “We encourage others to join them as we work to build the Core Fund to a level where it can make a greater difference for our youth programs.”
Gifts may be made at any time and fall into three categories: unrestricted gifts, including memorials; planned gifts; and bequests. Make checks payable to the Maurice E. Core Jersey Youth Fund and send to Development Department, American Jersey Cattle Association, 6486 E. Main Street, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068-2362, or make a credit card gift by calling 614.861.3636, ext. 334 or 345.
January 10, 2005,
Reynoldsburg, Ohio—Six of the 11 territories served by Area
Representatives of the American Jersey Cattle Association and National
All-Jersey Inc. have been redefined, effective immediately.
According to Executive
Secretary and CEO Neal Smith, these adjustments will allow the field staff
to provide more efficient, cost-effective service to producers of Jersey
genetics and milk.
The changes are
Wisconsin east of
Interstate 39 and northern California will be served by Kristin Barlass,
working from Janesville, Wis. The balance of Wisconsin, plus the states of
Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, and the Dakotas will be
handled by David Brandau, Wilton, Wis.
David Burris, Columbia,
Ky., will provide service to North and South Carolina and Virginia, in
addition to Arkansas, Kentucky and eastern Tennessee.
The western territory of
Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah will be served by Allen
J. Carter, based in Hemet, Calif.
Carla Coburn, Booneville,
Miss., has been assigned to provide support for breeders living Alabama,
Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi.
David Parkinson, Canal
Winchester, Ohio, adds Maryland and Delaware to his present territory of
New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Western Virginia.
The territories served by
Lynn Lee, Smyrna, Tenn.; Ron Mosser, Geneva, Ind.; Brenda Snow,
Brookfield, Vt.; and Rick Warner, Columbus, Ohio remain the same.
A search is underway for
a new Area Representative for the northwestern United States (Colorado, Idaho,
Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming) following the
January 7 resignation of Bryan Marcoot, Vancouver, Wash.
The USJersey Organizations
The American Jersey
Cattle Association was organized in 1868 and has provided herd production
recording services since 1928. The only dairy breed organization to show
continuous growth over the past decade, the AJCA is delivering service for
approximately 110,000 cows on performance programs. A total of 73,030
animals were recorded in 2004, the fourth-best year in organization
history. The organizations offer a comprehensive service package through
REAP (registrations, Equity, appraisal, and performance testing), which
also includes the state-of-the-art JerseyMate™ program.
National All-Jersey Inc.
was founded in 1957 to promote the
increased production and sale of Jersey milk and milk products, and to
promote Jersey cattle and the interests of breeders of Jersey cattle. A
subsidiary, All-Jersey Sales Corporation, was incorporated in 1961 and
expanded in 1970 to provide Jersey cattle marketing services to the U.S.
For more information on
the complete line of services for dairy business owners from the USJersey
organizations, visit the website at www.USJersey.com or call 614/861-3636.
sales from 2000 to 2004 have increased 59%
December 9, 2004—Jersey Marketing Service (JMS) today announced that the
total value of Registered Jersey™ cattle and genetics marketed by the
company to date in 2004 exceeds $10 million, setting a new sales record.
For current year private
treaty sales, JMS staff assisted 54 buyers from 21 states in purchasing
1,791 head from 88 different sellers. The company also managed 27 public
auctions, selling 4,050 lots for just over $7.3 million. The All American
Jersey Sale on November 7 in Louisville, Ky., was the year’s top sale,
averaging $5,395.12 on 82 lots.
“The Board of Directors
and I are proud of what the current team, led by Herby Lutz, has
accomplished,” commented Neal Smith, Executive Secretary and CEO of its
parent company, National All-Jersey Inc. “This staff is second to none
in helping sellers capitalize on the added value of Registered Jerseys™
for the U.S. dairy industry.
“Jerseys produce the
extra-value, high solids milk demanded by dairy product manufacturers, so
they deliver the highest margin of returns for dairy herd owners.”
2004 is now the third
time in the past five years that the company has recorded annual sales in
excess of $9 million. Company growth in the ’00 decade has been nothing
short of spectacular. Compared to the ‘90s, JMS has increased its
business by 59.1%, from annual average sales of $5,367,258 for the years
1990 to 1999, to $8,541,069 for the period 2000 to 2004 to date.
Since 1975, Jersey
Marketing Service has generated over $130 million in revenue for the
Jersey owners using its services.
“These are milestones
for everyone involved in Jersey Marketing Service—staff and directors,
past and present,” Smith added. “Many people have worked very hard to
build the company’s credibility and to develop a thriving market for
Registered Jersey™ animals and genetics."
All cattle sold by Jersey
Marketing Service have permanent, verifiable identification. Registration
certificates issued by the American Jersey Cattle Association are provided
to all buyers along with updated performance pedigrees listing production
and genetic evaluations. Cattle selling in JMS auction sales are tested
negative for brucellosis, tuberculosis and BVD-PI. Milking females must
test negative for Staph. aureus and Mycoplasma.
Founded in 1971, Jersey Marketing Service policies are set by a Board of Directors representing the 1,000 producer-members of National All-Jersey Inc. and more than 2,200 members of the American Jersey Cattle Association. The sale schedule for the first half of 2005, plus averages of all public auction sales, are posted on the JMS web site.
Perchard of Jersey to Receive Honorary Membership
OH, December 3, 2004—Jersey enthusiasts planning a trip to the 17th
International Conference of the World Jersey Cattle Bureau next year are
invited to join the Jersey breeders of the United States at their annual
meetings June 22 to 25 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
planning to attend both events, international travelers will see
first-hand all the reasons the Jersey breed has expanded in North America
in the past 15 years,” said Neal Smith, Executive Secretary of the
American Jersey Cattle Association and National All-Jersey Inc. (AJCA-NAJ).
were pleased four years ago to work with both Jersey Canada and the WJCB
to schedule our meetings to coincide with the International Conference in
Canada. Waterloo, Ontario is an enjoyable five- to six-hour drive from
Pittsburgh, right through world-famous Niagara Falls and by some of the
best Registered Jersey herds in the U.S.”
AJCA-NAJ schedule starts on Wednesday, June 22 with an International
Reception followed by a dinner cruise on the famous Gateway Clipper.
Thursday, June 23 includes tours of outstanding herds in northwest
Pennsylvania, with the Showcase Pennsylvania dinner and art auction
concluding the day’s events.
schedule for Friday, June 24 begins with the the 47th Annual
Meeting of National All-Jersey Inc. Friday’s schedule also includes free
time to shop and explore Station Square, and concludes with the banquet
honoring recipients of the Master Breeder, Distinguished Service and
Meritorious Service Awards for 2005.
137th Annual Meeting of the American Jersey Cattle Association
(AJCA) will be held the morning of Saturday, June 25. Honorary Membership
in the AJCA will be presented to Anne Perchard MBE, of St. Martin, Jersey,
recognizing her lifelong accomplishments as a breeder of Jersey cattle at
La Ferme Ltd., her service as President and now Patron of the World Jersey
Cattle Bureau, and her role as chair of the Lord Jersey Research Trust.
Honorary Membership has been awarded by the association to only 14 people
in its 137-year history.
AJCA Annual Meeting will be followed by a technical conference and the
Young Jersey Breeders Award luncheon. In the afternoon, starting at 3:30
p.m., the gavel will drop to begin the 48th National Heifer
Sale. The best heifers in North America will be sold for the benefit of
the AJCC Research Foundation and Jersey youth work. Collector-quality
Jersey models representing the true type of other national Jersey
organizations have also been committed to this auction, making it a
once-in-a-lifetime international sale!
Pennsylvania Jersey Breeders Association will host the 2005 AJCA-NAJ
Annual Meetings, with support from the leading dairy suppliers in North
are working together with pride to welcome you in 2005,” said Carol
Dreisbach Greathouse, one of the Pennsylvania coordinators. “We look
forward to sharing with you our enthusiasm for Jerseys and
Pennsylvania’s rich agricultural heritage.”
WJCB package for the AJCA-NAJ Annual Meetings includes transfer to and
from Pittsburgh International Airport, four nights lodging at the
beautiful Sheraton Square Station, plus all meals and transportations in
the published schedule. The price per person, double occupancy, is US
$550. The single supplement is US $300. These rates are effective through
March 30, 2005.
for a detailed schedule of events. Or, send your request for information
to American Jersey Cattle Association, 2005 Annual Meetings, 6486 E. Main
Street, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068-2362 U.S.A. Contact the AJCA office to
American Jersey Cattle Association was organized in 1868 to improve and
promote the Jersey breed. It leads all member countries of the World
Jersey Cattle Bureau in registrations, with nearly 70,000 animals recorded
annually. National All-Jersey Inc. was founded in 1957 to
promote the increased production and sale of Jersey milk and milk
products, and to promote Jersey cattle and the interests of breeders of
Jersey cattle. The
organizations offer a comprehensive service package through REAP
(registrations, Equity, appraisal, and performance testing), which also
includes the state-of-the-art JerseyMate™ program. For more information,
visit the website at www.USJersey.com or call 614/861-3636.
Reynoldsburg, OH, June 16, 2004—Expanded use of Registered Jersey™ bulls, greater production per cow, plus growth of core breed improvement programs highlight the 136th Annual Report of the American Jersey Cattle Association (AJCA), published this week on the association’s website, USJersey.com.
2003 was a year of record-setting statistics for the Association and its milk and cattle marketing arms, National All-Jersey Inc. (NAJ) and Jersey Marketing Service (JMS). Highlights of an outstanding year include:
All-time records for production were reported in 2003 by both the national DHI program and the Association. The official breed average calculated by the AJCA is 18,283 lbs. milk, 838 lbs. fat and 646 lbs. protein (305-2x-m.e., DCR 90 or higher, Herd Register status). The breed lactation average is forecast to reach 20,497 lbs. milk, 937 lbs. fat and 736 lbs. protein by 2010.
The National Association of Animal Breeders (NAAB) reported that 1,071,651 units of Jersey semen were sold in the U.S. during the year, the first time in history that sales exceeded 1 million units. The Jersey market share increased to 6.58% in 2003, compared to the 15-year average (1984-1998) of 4.5%.
The Jersey organizations reported a break-even year for operations, with combined revenues of $3.13 million and combined net assets of $1.5 million for the year ended December 31, 2003.
The American Jersey Cattle Association was organized in 1868 to improve and promote the Jersey breed. Since 1957, National All-Jersey Inc. has served Jersey breeders by promoting the increased production and sale of Jersey milk and milk products. The annual meetings of the organizations will be held Saturday, July 3, 2004 in Seattle, Wash. For the complete meeting schedule and convention registration forms, use the quick link “See More in 2004” on the USJersey.com website. This information is also available by calling the association’s office at 614.755.5857, ext. 332.
HI-LAND DAIRY TO HOST
July 21, 2005,
Reynoldsburg, OH—Dairy producers looking way new ways to improve their
business bottom line are invited to Hi-Land Farms in Wyoming, New York, on
Friday, August 5, 2005 for a USJersey management discussion, Improving the
Bottom Line 4.
The program, which starts
at 10:30 a.m., is an opportunity to learn first-hand about the advantages
of the Jersey breed for increasing business profits and equity growth. It
will be held against the backdrop of the nationally recognized Hi-Land
Registered Jersey™ herd owned by David and Greg Chamberlain.
The wide-ranging program
will be of interest to all milk producers who want to increase the
profitability of their dairy business. The panel discussion will be headed
up by David Chamberlain, who will explain why Registered Jerseys™ are
the breed of choice at Hi-Land Farms and will continue to be in the
Director of Technical Services for Shur-Gain USA, will talk about Jersey
feed efficiency and nutritional strategies for feeding high-producing cows
while maintaining component levels. Advances in genetic selection through
DNA testing will be reviewed by Rod Goodall, Director of Livestock
Production Business for Igenity.
Also, there will a review
of design requirements for housing and milking facilities for Jerseys,
drawing upon information compiled by the AJCC Research Foundation and
national Jersey staff, plus the Chamberlains’ experience in building
three barns to accommodate their expanding herd.
Improving the Bottom Line
is the fifth in a series of programs organized by the USJersey
organizations: the American Jersey Cattle Association and National
All-Jersey Inc., headquartered in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Herby D. Lutz,
manager of Jersey Marketing Service; David Parkinson, AJCA-NAJ Area
Representative, and Mark Chamberlain, Assistant Manager of AJCA Herd
Services will be present to answer questions about the availability of
Jerseys and services for dairy business owners.
For more information, or
to register for this free program, call 614/755-5857, ext. 334, or send
email to email@example.com.
Hi-Land Farms is located at 5509 Fox Road, which is the first road south from Wyoming on NY-19. Turn onto Fox Road and drive approximately 1 mile to the farm (right-hand side of the road).
OH, June 29, 2005--The National Heifer Sale, an annual sale of the
nation's top Registered Jersey™ heifers sponsored by the American Jersey
Cattle Association, Reynoldsburg, Ohio, made history June 25, 2005 at the
fairgrounds in Washington, Penna., when 95 lots sold for $309,900, the
highest gross in the event's 48-year history.
With the addition of cash
donations and the proceeds from the sale of Jersey historical memorabilia
and collectibles provided by breeders and allied industry, plus Jersey
associations from across the world, a total of $412,000 was collected.
All of the money was
donated to two causes. The national Jersey youth program, the purpose for
which the National Heifer Sale was created in 1958, received $25,000. The
balance after sale expenses will be donated to the AJCC Research
Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable trust sponsoring scientific research in
the dairy industry.
At $3,262.11, the average
of the 48th National Heifer Sale was the fifth best in the series'
history. Two heifers sold for five figures, the first time that has ever
occurred in this sale.
Buyers of Gold Halter Pick Pennsylvania Heifer
The first lot of the National Heifer Sale was not a heifer, but a glittering gold halter.
The 500 people at ringside listened in utter amazement as Jersey Marketing Service manager Herby D. Lutz explained that whoever purchased the halter would then have the opportunity to walk out into the barn where the animals were housed and then lead the heifer of his or her choice back into the ring to complete the sale.
With a veteran sales crew arrayed throughout the sale arena, bids and raises came in quickly to auctioneer Lynn Lee of Smyrna, Tenn., and Lutz reading pedigrees. By the time the bidding reached $10,000, it became clear that the contention was between Jim Jenks of Buhl, Idaho at ringside and a phone bid being handled by AJCA-NAJ Area Representative David Brandau.
Brandau was talking to the partnership of Kevin Marcks, Seymour, Wis., and Wade Schoneck, Marion, Wis., who unfailingly countered each and every one of Jenks' raises to win the bidding war at $14,100.
Which heifer? They selected Lot 67, MVF Paramount Golda 1218-ET, consigned by Meadow View Farm, Pine Grove, Penna.
Craig Rhein, chairman for this year's National Heifer Sale, had announced last July that the Rhein Family’s Meadow View herd would offer up its best for this benefit auction. And what a heifer they donated!
"Golda 1218" is one of the Top 300 Heifers in the United States ranked by the AJCA's Jersey Performance Index™ and has a Parent Average Net Merit dollar index of $380. She is a daughter of Rock Ella Paramount-ET out of Ferreira Daniel Golda-ET, Very Good-88% with a record of 2-4 305 19,570 4.8% 936 3.4% 656 94DCR. After completing that record, she entered an intensive flush program and now has six sons in A.I. sampling.
"Golda 1281" has three older sisters, each by a different sire, with two of them scored Excellent and the other VG-87%. The average actual production on their first 305-day lactations exceeds 700 lbs. fat.
The grandam of all four is Golden MBSB of Twin Haven-ET, Excellent-94% and still the U.S. and World Champion for fat production (2,421 lbs., 365 days).
MVF Paramount Golda
1218-ET made a delayed appearance after the Marcks-Schoneck partnership
purchased the halter. When it became clear that she would become the
all-time high seller of the National Heifer Sale, the glimmering gold
halter was slipped on and “Golda 1218” was led into the ring to
appreciative applause from the audience.
High Lawn Heifer Sells for $12,500
Befitting a sale of historical significance, the second high seller was donated in memory of 1977 Jersey Master Breeder Marjorie Field Wilde of High Lawn Farm, the highly influential breeding establishment founded in 1934 at Lenox, Mass.
This heifer, too, sparked a bidding war between Pennsylvania's own Hope Acres LLC at Brogue, and Richard Clauss, a past-President of both the American Jersey Cattle Association and National All-Jersey Inc. from Hilmar, Calif.
Sitting at the end of the long runway opposite the auctioneer's box, Clauss simply refused to be outbid for High Lawn Jace Cherie, due in early September to the service of ISDK JAS Artist, JPI +213.
She sold for $12,500.
The daughter of Windy Willow Montana Jace, formerly the number 1 Jersey bull in Active A.I. service, is the fifteenth female descendant of one of High Lawn Farm's foundation cows, High Lawns Hilma. She comes from the "Cherry" branch of the "Hilma" family, with 10 of her direct maternal ancestors earning 100,000 Pound Milk Awards from the Jersey association and the thirteen nearest dams all scoring Very Good or Excellent. Her ninth dam, Washington Agent H.L. Cherry, produced two sons that entered A.I. service as proven bulls.
Also of note are the
roots that the high selling heifer has at High Lawn. The sixth dam of MVF
Paramount Golda 1218-ET was Daniel Jupiter Gunda, bred by High Lawn and
sold in dam in 1983.
Top Bid Was For 22-Year-Old Cow
Fifteen lots of
historical memorabilia and Jersey collectibles were offered during the
National Heifer Sale. Of these, the Limited Edition Jersey model cow owned
and offered by retired AJCA-NAJ Executive Secretary James F. Cavanaugh
brought the most money.
Two groups—the first
described as former employees and past-Presidents of the Jersey
organizations, the second as family, friends and former Association
directors—plus individuals scattered throughout the audience bid against
each other for the sculpture, number 29 of the 200 created in 1983.
The groups had greater
resources than most individuals, but eventually had to join forces to
outbid the competition, with auctioneer Jack Holbrook, Murfreesboro,
Tenn., accepting the final bid of $16,000 from the hastily-formed
syndicate represented by C. A. Russell of Hilmar, Calif., and Jim Huffard,
The pair took possession
of the model, then walked to greet Cavanaugh as they announced who had
contributed towards the purchase price. With the standing ovation ringing
in everyone’s ears, Huffard exclaimed, “Now, Mr. Cavanaugh, we’re
going to give you your cow back!”
So they did, to the
astonishment of the former Jersey executive.
Prices, donors and purchasers for all heifers and items sold during the National Heifer Sale are published in the web site of the AJCC Research Foundation at http://jerseyresearch.usjersey.com/RF_LeadershipGifts.htm.
auctioneers donated their services to the sale: Larry Benson, New Lebanon,
N.Y.; Jack Holbrook, Murfreesboro, Tenn.; Larry Kempton, Franklin, Vt.;
Lynn Lee, Smyrna, Tenn.; and David Wedertz, Kenton, Ohio.
industry partners provided generous support for this once-in-a-lifetime
event. The Featured Sponsor of the 48th National Heifer Sale
was Igenity™ from Merial. Fort Dodge Animal Health was the Supporting
Sponsor. Post Printing Company of Minster, Ohio, was the Official Printer
of the 48th National Heifer Sale catalog.
Sponsors included the Pennsylvania Jersey Cattle Association; Cargill
Inc.; Alta Genetics and Jerseyland Sires; the Beef Checkoff Program and
the Pennsylvania and New York Beef Councils; and T. C. Jacoby &
Company, St. Louis, Mo.
support was provided by Ahlem Farms, Hilmar, Calif.; Atlantic
Dairy Management Services, Inc., Chestertown, Md.; Bostelman Livestock
Transportation, Bainbridge, N.Y.; Mark
Brandt, D.V.M., Turlock, Calif.; Cabot
Creamery Cooperative Inc., Montpelier, Vt.; Clauss Dairy Farms, Hilmar, Calif.; Donald Collins, D.V.M., Berwick, Maine; Copake Veterinary Hospital, Copake Falls, N.Y.; Jeff
Core, Salvisa, Ky.; David
and Patricia Endres, Lodi,Wis.; Grantsburg
Animal Hospital, Grantsburg, Wis.; Jefferson
Veterinary Clinic, Jefferson, Wis.; Dale
Kauffman and Family, Shreve, Ohio; Kingdom Animal Hospital, Clear
Brook, Va.; Dr. David V. and Bev
S. Medic, Clarks Mills, Penna.; Nasco,
Ft. Atkinson, Wis.; Dr.
Todd Plocher, Salem, Ohio; Jim
Rankin, D.V.M., Faunsdale, Ala.; Risius
& Associates Veterinary Service, P.C., Eldridge, Iowa; Paul
and Dawn Schirm, West Salem, Ohio; Stateline
Vet Services, Jeoff Stevens, D.V.M., Darien, Wis.; Bradley
Taylor, Booneville, Miss.; Trans
World Services, Hilliard, Ohio; Utah
Jersey Cattle Association; and Wellington Veterinary Clinic, Wellington,
Penna., Farm and Dairy, Salem, Ohio, and Julia De Lavergne, Open
Sky Media, Columbus, Ohio, provided promotional
support for the sale.
sale was managed by Jersey Marketing Service, Reynoldsburg, Ohio. The
American Jersey Cattle Association transferred registration certificates
for each heifer in the sale at no charge.
the AJCC Research Foundation
A 501(c)(3) permanent
trust, the AJCC Research Foundation has provided seed money for well-designed
scientific investigations related to high-priority areas affecting the
Jersey breed of dairy cattle:
For more information about the Foundation, visit its web site at http://jerseyresearch.usjersey.com.
2005, Reynoldsburg, OH—Dairy producers looking out for their business bottom line are invited to Heartland Jerseys in Seneca, Kansas, on Friday, May 6, 2005 for a USJersey management discussion,
Improving the Bottom Line 4.
Reynoldsburg, Ohio, April 14, 2005—The American Jersey Cattle Association (AJCA) announces the availability of six (6) scholarships for the 2005-2006 academic year. Successful candidates for the Jersey scholarships are individuals who have significant and extensive experience in breeding, managing, and showing Registered Jersey™ cattle.