New Jersey Australia Rule Change Re: Jersey Bulls from the USA

At the recent Jersey Australia Board meeting a new interim rule was introduced regarding Jersey Bulls imported into Australia from the United States of America.

 

The background to this rule change is that the US system of pedigree assessment has changed. To ensure the purity of the breed the Jersey Australia technical committee has developed an interim policy where the society will:

a) not accept registrations for progeny of imported bulls with four or less generations of Jersey Pedigree and

b) will review, on a case by case basis, the progeny from imported bulls with five or more generations of Jersey Pedigree.

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…to help with Calf Vitality

Calf vitality is an area of growing importance for dairy farmers with mortality in the first month of life being unofficially reported to be increasing. However, to date, there has been very little research on this topic in Australia. Our intention at Jersey Australia is to assemble enough data to monitor calf survival and to do a provisional analysis of genetic variation in traits associated with calf vitality.

 

We are working with Agriculture Victoria (part of the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources) and Jersey Australia with the support of ADHIS to conduct research on the vitality of calves.

We need your help to supply data for this project.

 

 

What we need from you is some simple record keeping of the calves you rear, their Dam and Sire and how well they thrived. One lucky data provider will win $400 worth of services from Jersey Australia.

 

We hope you’ll take a few minutes to consider this request and either email (jersey@jersey.com.au), or phone (03 9370 9105) asking for the record keeping sheets and ultimately help the Jersey Breed further our understanding in this area.

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2015 Semex Jersey Australia Great Australia Challenge Results

The Grand Champion – Loxleigh Badger Iris 4

The Grand Champion – Loxleigh Badger Iris 4

 

The results of the 2015 Semex Jersey Australia Great Australian Challenge were announced on Thursday May 19 at the Jersey Australia Awards Dinner as part of the 2016 Jersey Australia Conference & AGM. The judges were highly impressed with the entries and gave the Grand Champion title to Loxleigh Badger Iris 4. The  results for all the age groups are:

2 year old

Winner: Rivendell Celebrity Robina: S & H Menzies
Reserve: Dornoch Astound 4640: D & L Parish

3 year old

Winner: Mikandan Vanahlems Ilagay 2184: T & B Edwards
Reserve: Ingalala Vanahlem Romance 806: Johnston Bros

4 year old

Winner: Mikandan Tbones Marie 2175: T & B Edwards
Reserve: Fairdale Adriannas Maximum Maggie 786: S & R Mathers

5 year old

Winner: Loxleigh Resurrection Peace: Akers Family
Reserve: Rivendell Sambo Halle: S & H Menzies

Mature

Winner: Loxleigh Badger Iris 4: Akers Family
Reserve: Northern – Brunchilli JS Eileen: S & S Paulger

Grand Champion: Loxleigh Badger Iris 4: Akers Family

JA Member Award

2016 Member Awards

Recipients of Platinum or Gold Member Awards have been announced.

To gain a Gold Member Award six of the following criteria must be met and to gain a Platinum Member Award seven or more criteria must be met over the past 12 months:

  • Used 20% Progeny Test or Genomic Semen.
  • All 2 yr olds Classified.
  • Registered animals using eReg (via Easy Dairy or Mistro) or using iReg on the Jersey Australia website.
  • Advertised in the Jersey Journal, Jersey Calendar or Membership Booklet.
  • Donated to the Jersey Research Fund or Youth Fund.
  • Registered All Females
  • All registered stock sales have had transfers completed correctly
  • Genomic tested 5 females
  • Herd Test at least 6 times

Congratulations to the recipients of the Gold Member Awards:

  • The Allan Family of Inverlair Heights
  • Sandra and Robert Bacon of Brookbora

Congratulations to the recipients of the Platinum Member Awards:

  • The Nicholson Family of Jugiong Jerseys
  • Bernie and Carol McManus of Bercar
  • Alan and Janine Carson of Cairnbrae
  • Pat and Keith Kuhne of Bushlea
  • John and Margaret Cockerell of Warrain Jerseys
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2015 SEMEX JERSEY AUSTRALIA GREAT AUSTRALIAN CHALLENGE

You’re invited to attend the crowning of the “2015 Great Australian Challenge Champions.”
2015 SEMEX JERSEY AUSTRALIA GREAT AUSTRALIAN CHALLENGE
Come along and join in the celebrations, enjoy some Jersey Breeder fellowship and watch the crowning of the 2015 SEMEX, Jersey Australia Great Australian Challenge Champions. Thursday May 19th 6.30pm NURIOOTPA VINE INN
14-22 Murray St NURIOOTPA, SA

Great Australian Challenge presentation flyer

To be held during the Jersey Australia Formal Awards Dinner. Hosted by the South Australian Branch of Jersey Australia

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Notice of Annual General Meeting May 18 – 20 2016

The South Australian Branch of Jersey Australia cordially invites all Jersey Australia members and enthusiasts to attend The Value of Jerseys to be held Barossa Valley, South Australia, 18th – 20th May. The program includes the 2016 Jersey Australia AGM, regional tour and Conference.

The Jersey Australia 2015 report and conference program are attached

AGM report & financials for 2015 – 16