Top of the World Health Letter
September 1, 2023
HEALTH TESTING FOR TOP OF THE WORLD SALE
October 3, 2023 5:30 p.m. CDT | Pre-sale social at 4:30 p.m. (CDT) | Cowbuyer.com
As sale time approaches, we hope all is progressing well for your consignment to the 2023 Top of the World Sale. This year will be a virtual sale that is broadcast on Cowbuyer.com as well as in-person bidding in The Tanbark on the Expo grounds!
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.
IT IS SUGGESTED THAT ALL ANIMALS BE TESTED FOR THE FOLLOWING BEFORE SEPTEMBER 29th SO YOU CAN HAVE YOUR HEALTH RESULTS READY BY OCTOBER 3rd FOR INCLUSION IN THIS YEAR’S SALE.
We will require an emailed or faxed copy of your health results when the animal(s) ship. Please send to Jersey Marketing Service at email@example.com or 614-322-4498, Attn: Greg Lavan at firstname.lastname@example.org
This letter will also be posted on our website at http://jms.usjersey.com for your convenience.
HEALTH CERTIFICATE: Consignors 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.
CATALOGS: All consignors will receive a printed catalog. Catalogs can be downloaded at http://jms.usjersey.com.
We look forward to a successful Top of the World Sale. We hope you will be able to attend the sale in person at The Tanbark or on Cowbuyer.com to purchase a good animal for your herd. Let us know if we can be of further assistance.
Greg Lavan, Manager
Jersey Marketing Service
PICTURE AND VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS FOR NATIONAL SALE STANDARDS
Video Standards: We request that you have your animal fitted to national 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 heifers 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 Tracie Hoying or your area representative by Sept 25 (or earlier). This allows time for editing and re-filming if needed. Please call Tracie with any questions or for video advice at 614-322-4471. Most emails cannot handle videos due to the file size. When you talk to Tracie, she will need your email address and will forward you a drop box folder link to place the video in.