National Heifer Sale Health Letter
REQUIRED HEALTH TESTING FOR THE NATIONAL HEIFER SALE
As sale time approaches, we hope all is progressing well for your consignment to the 2017 National Heifer Sale in Gettysburg, Pa. This year there is an option to have heifers on display at the convention hotel.
All heifers will sell in an all “virtual” event, by video.
For those heifers NOT attending the sale at the convention location, health tests will need to be conducted slightly different than other national sales. Below is the pertinent information concerning health testing and videography for all consignments. Please read carefully, as there are different dates and requirements depending upon if the heifer is attending the sale or remaining at home.
ALL ANIMALS NEED TO BE TESTED FOR THE FOLLOWING AFTER JUNE 8 BUT BEFORE JUNE 17 SO YOU CAN HAVE YOUR HEALTH RESULTS READY BY JUNE 21 FOR INCLUSION IN THIS YEAR’S SALE.
For the heifers remaining at their home location, we will require an emailed or faxed copy of your health results by June 21, 2017. Please send to Erica Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-322-4482, Attn: Erica Davis. Animals with no health results submitted by the deadline will not sell. This letter will also be posted on our website at http://jms.usjersey.com for your convenience.
Heifers coming to Gettysburg, Pa., MUST be accompanied by their health papers.
Wyndham Gettysburg, 95 Presidential Circle, Gettysburg, PA 17325
HEALTH CERTIFICATE: An individual health certificate is required for each animal making the trip to Gettysburg, Pa., for the National Heifer Sale. **All others should wait to have this official paperwork completed until after notification on when the heifer will be picked up by the truck for movement to her new owner, because this paper is only valid for 30 days.
BRAND INSPECTION: Be sure that your animal has been brand inspected if required by your state – at the time of movement only.
REGISTRATION CERTIFICATES: Send the registration certificate with a signed transfer on the back side to the JMS office, attn.: Sally. Be sure to fill in accurate service information if applicable.
CATALOGS: All consignors will receive a printed catalog. There will be catalogs at the sale. Catalogs can be downloaded at http://jms.usjersey.com.
TRUCKING: The trucking of your animal to Gettysburg, Pa., or to the new owner, will be arranged as quickly as possible, but will also be at the mercy of truck availability in your area. Please contact Jason Robinson, JMS Logistics Supervisor, 614-216-5862 to ensure your heifers’ movement to Pa. If you heifer remains at your farm, JMS will be in contact with more information following the sale.
We look forward to a great National Heifer Sale in Gettysburg as we support our Jersey youth. We hope you will be able to attend the sale, either in person or on JerseyAuctionLive.com to purchase a good animal for your herd. The National Heifer Sale will be conducted with a “live” auctioneer and videos of the consignments. Let us know if we can be of further assistance.
Greg Lavan, Manager
Jersey Marketing Service
PICTURE AND VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS FOR NHS CONSIGNMENTS
**For Heifers staying at their home location ONLY**
Video Standards: We request that you have your animal fitted to National Heifer Sale standards, clean and clipped. Please film in a clean, dry, well-lit area. We recommend filming your consignment NOT on the halter as many heifer look better walking naturally.
Video Quality: A video camera is recommended for filming your heifer, although smart phone videos have proven to be okay in quality. Please remember to hold your smart phone sideways when filming. Please try to record some of each side of the heifer as she is walking, and depending on her stage of development, a rear udder focus would be advantageous. Please film more than enough footage, and do not worry about the sound or editing. That will be handled in the office. A still photo of your consignment, a candid while doing the video or a picture taken by a professional photographer, will also work very well.
RAW VIDEO IS REQUIRED. Please do not send already produced video. Provide the raw video footage so that all the consignments can have the same format of video presented. NO “YOU TUBE” or similar links will be accepted.
Please have your video and/or still pictures to Erica Davis or your area representative by June 12, 2017 (or earlier). This allows time for editing and re-filming if needed. Please call Erica with any questions or for video advice at 614-361-9716. Most emails cannot handle videos due to the file size. When you talk to Erica, she will need your email address and will forward you a drop box folder link to place the video in.
Heifers who will be at the Gettysburg, Pa., location will be professionally fit and cared for and will be on display for convention attendees. The sale video of the heifers will be done on site after they are clipped.