Export Opportunity


Karl Taylor Director at Australia’s Exporters http://www.australiasexporters.com/ is looking for Jersey Heifers for a small order – minimum 2 months in calf, golden colour, greys, reds, nothing under 280kg, price pending on quality and registration status from $1000 to $1500 a head at farmgate. Call Karl on 0439 542 118

Bushlea 25th Anniversary Sale – Tops $20,000


Lot 1: Bushlea Galaxie Fernleaf 4th made $20,000

Bushlea top $20,000
The Bushlea Jersey Stud of the Kuhne Family of Leongatha South staged their 25th Sale and also celebrated 70 years of Breeding Jerseys.
The first lot into the ring Bushlea Galaxie Fernleaf 4th VG 88, the 2015 Geelong Royal Intermediate Champion backed by 7 generations of EX dams sold following spirited bidding at $20,000 to Designer Cattle Co, c/o Declan Patten of Sale.

Next top of $15,000 was for lot 4 Bushlea T Bone Fernleaf 2 VG 88 a successful show cow selling to M Perrett & P Price of Kongwak. The freshly calved Bushlea Fames Fernleaf 13 EX 91 another member of the show team sold at $11,000 to Fame Partners of Nowra, NSW. The current Geelong Royal Champion Cow Bushlea Reagan Maybell EX 92 sold at $8000 to S & H Menzies of Rivendell Jerseys Nowra.

Top selling unjoined heifer at $9200 was the classy First Choice Gorgeous (Imp. ET) a grand daughter of Amedeo Gorgeous EX 97 selling to Dr Phil Hentschke. The same buyer also selected Bushlea RV Spice 2 (Imp.ET) a daughter of South Mountain Voltage Spice EX 95 at $9000.

Brad Cullen sold the outstanding January 2015 born Runway Veronicas Corvette (Imp.ET) at $7000 to First Choice Jerseys. Ferdon Jerseys of New Zealand sold Ferdon BRC Velvet a full sister to the famous show cow Vyella at $6750 to S Fowlie of Ngtea, NZ

Noted sales of joined heifers included Bushlea Irvins Belle at $6250 to Launder Farms of Tarwin and Bushlea Irwins Favorite 4 at $6000 to Wanstead Jerseys of Bookar.

The Bull Tag sale was most successful selling to $3750.00
Selling agents Dairy Livestock Services report the following details –
9 Cows av $7956.00
7 Joined Heifers av $4036.00
18 Unjoined Heifers av $4964.00
1 Embryo Package at $5000.00
9 Bulls av $2917.00
44 Jerseys gross $220,450.00 av $5010.00
Buyers were from all parts of Victoria along with NSW and NZ

Rising Star 2015 Announced

Judge and Jersey Australia President Peter Ness has completed the judging of the 2015 Rising Star Award. “It was great to be asked to over judge this competition and the quality of all finalists was impressive – congratulations to all exhibitors in this national class”.1st2015


1st Place: Coleshill Leaders Noelene – Owned by Daryl Cole and qualified at Wynyard Show Tasmania.
I’ve gone with Noelene in first place due to her impressive angle and openess of rib. Its this well sprung rib that gives her an eye catching appearance of capacity.



2nd Place: Homelands Reagans Silvermine – Owned by Nikki & Jackie Davies and qualified at Adelaide Show led by Jackie Davies
Has an advantage over 3rd due to her length from shoulder to hip, which continues to pin and is evident throughout the body of this stylish heifer.




3rd Place: Attaview Brax Inch‐ET Owned by Attaview Jerseys and qualified at Warragul Fair led by Ellie Hourigan
Obviously a quality heifer that was not quite as long as the heifer in second place but a worthy finalist.

Project Seeks Jersey Herds

Request for Jersey Herds to support ImProving Herds ProjectImprove

Are you fascinated by genetics or want to better understand how genetics make a difference to your bottom line? Then this is the opportunity you have been waiting for!

As one of 25 herds selected, the ImProving Herds team want to support you to explore how genetics is currently contributing to the profitability of your herd and how new tools can be integrated into your farm management decisions. There is a wealth of experience, science and understanding behind this project and you will have first-hand access to these resources. As you learn more about the value of genetics in your herd, we will be learning more about how farmers can be better supported. We are sure your story will inspire others through two on-farm field days and case studies. We will support you to enter your farm financial data on DairyBase – and confidentially assess the impact that breeding decisions have on your bottom line.

ImProving Herds is an innovative and collaborative herd improvement research, development, extension and education project. It is a Gardiner Foundation project lead by the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resource and supported by Dairy Australia, Australian Dairy Herd Improvement Scheme, National Herd Improvement Association and Holstein Australia. Collaborators currently include National Herd Development, HiCo, Dairy Express, Tas Herd, FarmWest, Richard Shepard (Herd Health Pty Ltd), Nicholas Friggens (INRA) and Eileen Wall (SRUC). And…. there are opportunities for your organisation to be involved.

For More Information and to get involved click here

2015 Semex/Jersey Australia Great Northern Challenge


Former Jersey Australia Classifier Brendan Nicholson to Judge the 2015 Great Northern Challenge

The Semex / Jersey Australia Great Northern Challenge will again be run in the last half of November 2015.

Major sponsors Semex Australia have a long standing committment to the On Farm Challenge format with General Manager Jim Conroy saying “we are proud to be associated with the On Farm Challenges around Australia and are constantly amazed by the international interest in these major Jersey events”.

The Great Northern Challenge uncovers the best 2yr old, 3yr Old, 4yr Old, 5yr Old and Mature Cow 6yr+ standing on farm in her working clothes from the following competing Jersey Cattle Clubs;

Darling Downs Jersey Cattle Club,Qld
Sunshine Coast Jersey Cattle Club,Qld
South East Jersey Cattle Club,Qld
Atherton Tablelands Jersey Cattle Club,Qld *TBC
Bega Valley Jersey Cattle Club,NSW
Cumberland & Districts Jersey Cattle Club,NSW
Hunter Valley Jersey Cattle Club,NSW
Manning District Jersey Cattle Club,NSW
Beautizone Jersey Cattle Club,NSW
Far North Coast Jersey Cattle Club,NSW

The Judge for the 2015 Semex/Jersey Australia Great Northern Challenge is now confirmed to be Brendan Nicholson of Jugiong Jerseys, Girgarre Victoria.

*Deadline for all Great Northern Challenge Entries is Thursday, 12th November at 4pm – contact Jersey House (03)93709105 for more details.