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

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

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

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

New General Manager appointment

Mike with Jersey cows

Mike Weise, new General Manager of Jersey Australia

Jersey Australia’s board of management is delighted to announce that Mike Weise has accepted the role of General Manager.

Mike comes to Jersey Australia with 28 years of experience in the dairy industry in Australia, the UK and Ireland.

He started his career milking Jerseys, Shorthorns and Holstein Friesians and served as Executive Officer of WestVic Dairy, the Regional Development program funded by the farmers’ levy.

For the past three years he has been consulting to not-for-profit and agricultural organisations and serves as a director on three boards.

Now, Mike has decided to return full-time to his passion for dairy.

President of Jersey Australia Peter Ness said that Jersey Australia was fortunate to find an experienced dairy operator with sound financial knowledge, a successful track record of growing a member business (WestVic Dairy) and providing value to members. Mike has exceptional communication skills, strong leadership and organisational skills and a well-established network within Australia’s dairy industry

Mike says he is pleased to be back in the dairy family and looks forward to meeting with Jersey Australia’s existing members as well as looking for opportunities to grow the business.

He started as general manager of Jersey Australia  last month and met  Jersey Australia members at the Sydney Easter Show and will be meeting members at the Central Gippsland Autumn Fair (April 12) and the Jersey Australia AGM (May 18-20).

Mike managed an agricultural college herd in the UK which led into a teaching role at the college and, after five years, he won a 12-month exchange with an Australian agricultural lecturer.

His work history includes delivering services to the National Farmers’ Union in the UK and managing a team of Target 10 dairy extension officers.

The Jersey Australia board and its members would like to take this opportunity to welcome Mike to his position and we look forward to a long and prosperous relationship.

2015 Semex Jersey Australia Great Northern Challenge ~ Finalists & Results

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Great Northern Challenge winners announced 11th December:-

On behalf of the Jersey Australia Board and our generous major sponsor Semex Australia we congratulate all this year’s regional finalists for qualifying for the 2015 Semex Jersey Australia Great Northern Challenge. Many thanks to this year’s judge Brendan Nicholson, Jugiong Jerseys, Girgarre, Vic., for officiating.

   SUPREME CHAMPION
 Supreme Ingalala Vanahlem Romance Johnston Bros

 

TWO YEAR OLD
1st Rivendell Celebrity Robina S & H Menzies
2nd Gold Label Tequila Daydream Polson Family
3rd Fairbrae Tbone Satisfaction J & B Hewett
4th Nobbyview Eltons Faith Nobbyview Partnership

 

   THREE YEAR OLD
1st Ingalala Vanahlem Romance Johnston Bros
2nd Cairnbrae Ahlem Daisy 5 Polson Family
3rd Rivendell Voltage Tammy S & H Menzies
4th Fairdale Zuma Cassie S & R Mathers

 

  FOUR YEAR OLD
1st Fairdale Adriannas Maximum Maggie S & R Mathers
2nd Ascot Park Elton Wanda S & J McCarthy
3rd Rivendell Brunchilli Jadestorm Olivia S & H Menzies
4th Kooree Island Blackstone Carmen Lindsay Family

 

   FIVE YEAR OLD
1st Rivendell Sambo Hallie S & H Menzies
2nd Inspiration Park Mog Cloud S & K Whitten
3rd Cedar Vale Blackstone Poppy Atkins Family
4th Moonpah Clinton Delvarina W & R Burley

 

   MATURE COW
1st Brunchilli JS Eileen S & S Paulger
2nd Glencraig Intergold Mistletoe S Salway
3rd Ingalala BB Jeanette Johnston Bros
4th Shirlinn BRC Lilac B & V Wilson

 

Great Northern Challenge Club Representatives:-

Atherton Tableland Jersey Cattle Club, Qld

2yr old Waragumba Branson Whizz DG & KM Davis
3yr old  Long Lanes Tequila Goldie  R & C Hartin
4yr old  Slam Carrier Laney  H Bevan
5yr old  Raschoda Valerian Larrissa 3  Ravenshoe State High School
6yr +  Long Lanes Comerica Silvermine  R & C Hartin

Darling Downs Jersey Cattle Club, Qld

2yr old Glen Echo Spiritual Darling J & T Phillips
3yr old Macleigh Badgers Elaine M McCarthy
4yr old Ascot Park Elton Wanda S & J McCarthy
5yr old Ascot Park Leon Dairymaid S & J McCarthy
6yr + Sunrise Blackstone Eileen J & T Phillips

Sunshine Coast Jersey Cattle Club, Qld

2yr old Adadale HG Melody S & S Paulger
3yr old Adadale Gator Teresa S & S Paulger
4yr old Adadale Black May S & S Paulger
5yr old Adadale Grand Prix Rowena S & S Paulger
6yr + Adadale Brunchilla JS Eileen S & S Paulger

South East Jersey Cattle Club (Beaudesert), Queensland

2yr old Nobbyview Eltons Faith Nobbyview Partnership
3yr old Kaperra Ontime Sally C Brooks
4yr old Nobbyview Flashs Amy Nobbyview Partnership
5yr old Nobbyview Icons Honey Nobbyview Partnership
6yr + Nobbyview Jacobus Kate Nobbyview Partnership

Hunter Valley Jersey Cattle Club, N.S.W.

2yr old Cairnbrae Dynastys Beauty J & M Drury
3yr old  Cairnbrae Ahlem Daisy 5  J & M Drury
4yr old  Park Galaxies Donna 38 J & M Drury
5yr old  Inspiration Park Mog Cloud  S & K Whitten
6yr +  Shirlinn Brc Lilac  B & V Wilson

Beautizone Jersey Cattle Club (Dorrigo), N.S.W.

2yr old Winvarl Tequila Mandy Marks Family
3yr old  Valleyrose Action Countess  Connell Family
4yr old  Tongarra Governors Fantasy  I & S Cork
5yr old  Moonpah Clinton Delvarina  W & R Burley
6yr +  Winvarl Fingers 2  Marks Family

Bega Valley Jersey Cattle Club, N.S.W.

2yr old Sherringham Badger Fern C Lucas
3yr old Wilview Xaviers 1745 T Salway
4yr old Salvation R Regal C Omera
5yr old Wilview Badger 1419 T Salway
6yr + Glencraig Intergold Mistletoe T Salway

Far North Coast Jersey Cattle Club, N.S.W.  

2yr old Fairbrae TBone Satisfaction 3 J F & B M Hewett
3yr old Fairdale Zuma Cassie S & R J Mathers
4yr old Fairdale Adriannas Maximum Magie S & R J Mathers
5yr old Fairdale Blackstone Urshula S & R J Mathers
6yr + Kenarie Renaissance Finch P. McDonald

Manning District Jersey Cattle Club, N.S.W.

Cedarvale Blackstone Poppy – Finalist in the 5 yr old class

Cedarvale Blackstone Poppy - 5 yr class

2yr old Goldlabel Tequilla Daydream ET Polson Family
3yr old Ingalala Vanahlem Romance Johnston Bros
4yr old Kooree Island Blackstone Carmen Lindsay Family
5yr old Cedar Vale Blackstone Poppy Atkins Family
6yr + Ingalala BB Jeanette Johnston Bros

Cumberland & District Jersey Cattle Club, N.S.W

2yr old Rivendell Celebrity Robina S & H Menzies
3yr old Rivendell Voltage Tammy S & H Menzies
4yr old Rivendell Brunchilli Jadestorm Olivia S & H Menzies
5yr old Rivendell Sambo Halle S & H Menzies
6yr + CedarVale Country Floss M & M Wilson

Creative Jersey Photograph Competition ~ $100 Prize

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COMPETITION CLOSES MONDAY 7TH DECEMBER – NEXT WEEK!

Jersey Australia knows its members are fantastic photographers and our wonderful cow is the perfect model. So here’s a competition where we are calling on photographs that can show off our breed but in a fun and creative way. The guidelines are simple grab your camera (not mobile phone) head down the paddock, your local show, over your neighbours fence (if you don’t own Jerseys) and get snapping like a paparazzi!

The more you take and the more unusual or creative the better chance you have of getting noticed by the judging panel. Pick your favourite shots  (upto 10 per entry) and send your photos which must contain at least one Jersey to jersey@jersey.com.au or to Jersey House PO Box 292, Ascot Vale 3032. All images must be at least 1Mb in size as the winning image will be used in Jersey Australia’s promotion of the breed in the coming year which kicks off at IDW in January 2016. Who knows your shot might just be worth $100 cash when all images are judged at the Jersey Australia Board meeting 9th December.

Great Jersey photos is what our dairy industry needs to see, so lets show them how proud we are of our legendary cow!