Bansen Named Jersey Master Breeder

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Congratulations to Dan K. Bansen, Dayton, Ore., for being named the 68th recipient of the Master Breeder Award of the American Jersey Cattle Association. The Master Breeder award is bestowed annually to a living AJCA member, family, partnership or corporation that, in the opinion of the Board of Directors, has bred outstanding animals for many years and thereby made a …

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Cavanaugh, Former Jersey Ex. Sec., Dies

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A beloved dairy industry leader was lost to us today. James F. Cavanaugh, former executive secretary of the American Jersey Cattle Association, died on April 6, at age 92. Cavanaugh was also one of the original “Bordon Boys”. James F. Cavanaugh joined the American Jersey Cattle Association in 1947 and went on to become the longest-serving executive secretary in Association …

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Jersey Association Reports Record Production

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The American Jersey Cattle Association (AJCA) has announced that new records for production by Registered Jersey™ cows were established in 2009. The official Jersey lactation average increased to 18,498 lbs. milk, 859 lbs. fat, and 666 lbs. protein. On a Cheddar cheese equivalent basis, average yield is 2,248 pounds. All are new category records. A record 87,911 lactations were processed …

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Jersey Association Reports Year End

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The American Jersey Cattle Association has announced it had processed 95,557 registrations for 2009, topping the previous record of 94,774 set in 2008. The AJCA also reported all-time records for total cows enrolled on performance evaluation programs; for total cows and herds enrolled in the comprehensive REAP service; and for cows scored in the Jersey functional type traits appraisal program. …

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Jersey Beef Research Results to be Presented

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Results from an intensive study of growth and development of Jersey steer calves fed at different energy levels for lean meat production will be presented during a seminar on Thursday, July 2 following the annual meeting of National All-Jersey Inc. at the DoubleTree Hotel Syracuse, Syracuse, N.Y. The seminar begins at 9:30 a.m. at and is open to the public. …

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Jersey Youth Get Entries in by June 5

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Jersey youth – don’t forget that Friday, June 5, 2009 is the deadline to enter the fourth edition of the national Jersey junior presentation competition, TalkJersey. All AJCA junior or lifetime Members, ages 7 through 20 as of January 1, 2009, are invited to enter either the live public speaking contest or the recorded presentation division. Judging will be held …

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New Leadership at Jersey Organizations

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There’s new leadership at the two of the USJersey organizations! The board members and officers were elected during the recently concluded Annual Meetings of the American Jersey Cattle Association (AJCA) and National All-Jersey Inc. (NAJ). David Chamberlain, Wyoming, N.Y., was elected to his second one-year term as President of the American Jersey Cattle Association. Elected as Vice President for a …

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All-Jersey Announce Meeting Speaker

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The 50th annual meeting of National All-Jersey Inc. will feature Sonia Fabian, chief operating officer of the Southeast Area Council of Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. as featured speaker. The meeting takes place on Friday, June 27, 2008 at 8:00 a.m. at the Crowne Plaza Resort in Asheville, N.C. Complete information on the convention program and registration forms are available …

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