New Butterfat Production Leader

News EditorBreeds, Industry News

The Holstein breed has a new record breaking cow – MS Bayless Champ Flipper-ET. “Flipper”, a four-year-old Registered Holstein, is the new all-time champion for butterfat production in a single lactation. She is owned by Derek Page, Mt. Vernon, Mo. who farms with his parents, Leon and Betty. Calving at 3 years 9 months of age, Flipper completed a 365-day … Read More

Ten Jersey Youth Honored

News EditorBreeds, Industry News, Jersey Association

Young people in the dairy industry continue to amaze me with their outstanding achievements. Like these ten young Jersey breeders who have been selected for recognition in the National Jersey Youth Achievement Contest, sponsored annually since 1957 by the American Jersey Cattle Association, Reynoldsburg, Ohio. The contest honors outstanding achievement by junior Jersey breeders in four areas: work with Registered … Read More

Research Funding Available

News EditorBreeds, Genetics, Industry News, Jersey Association

The AJCC Research Foundation has issued a request for research proposals to be funded in 2008 addressing significant issues for the Jersey breed and Jersey milk producers. Application deadline is December 1, 2007. The Research Advisory Committee of the American Jersey Cattle Association will evaluate the proposals, then forward its recommendations to the AJCA Board of Directors, which will award … Read More

Larry Tande Discusses the Farm Bill

Andy VanceBreeds, Dairy Group, Holstein Association

While evaluating cattle at the Ohio State Fair last week, newly minted Vice President of Holstein Association USA Larry Tande commented on issues facing the dairy industry, including the Association’s thoughts on the House Farm Bill proposal passed last month: [audio:]

Jersey Sires On-Line

Chuck ZimmermanBreeds, General, Jersey Association

Dairy producers seeking young Registered Jersey™ bulls of exceptional genetic merit for A.I. and/or natural service can locate them in two lists published each quarter by the American Jersey Cattle Association on its website, The first report lists all Registered Jersey™ bulls born after January 1, 2004 and assigned an NAAB stud code. It currently includes 276 bulls and … Read More

Painting For Scholarships

Chuck ZimmermanBreeds, General, Jersey Association, World Dairy Expo

Award-winning artist Denise Rich of El Cajon, California has posted the first stages of her work on an original oil painting commissioned by the American Jersey Cattle Association. The centerpiece of “Wide Load Ahead” is a mature Jersey cow, standing sure of her ground and flanked at some distance by two inquisitive herdmates. It is featured on the artist’s web … Read More

Heartland Jersey Virtual Tour

Chuck ZimmermanBreeds, Jersey Association, World Dairy Expo

Heartland Jerseys of Seneca, Kansas will be one of nine North American dairy operations to be featured in World Dairy Expo’s 2006 Virtual Farm Tour program. Owners Jerry and Sue Spielman will narrate a video tour of their farm and answer questions from the audience, starting at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 4 in the Exhibition Hall at the Alliant … Read More