Australian Dairy Youth Association Launches International Travel Scholarship

The Australian Dairy Youth Association (ADY) is thrilled to announce the launch of an exciting new international travel scholarship aimed at fostering the next generation of leaders in the dairy industry.

With a generous grant of up to $5,000, this scholarship provides financial assistance to one or two people aged between 21 and 25 years, allowing them to pursue education, training or unique work experience opportunity overseas.

The primary objective of this scholarship is to support young dairy professionals in their quest for skills development, leadership enhancement, and personal growth. By gaining international experience, scholarship recipients will be well-equipped to contribute meaningfully to the Australian dairy industry upon their return.

Key Details:

  • Scholarship Value: Up to $5,000
  • Eligible Age Group: 21 to 25 years
  • Purpose: Education, training or work experience overseas
  • Focus Areas: Skills development, leadership, personal growth

Frances Hayden, chair of the Australian Dairy Youth Committee, believes that international exposure is crucial for the personal and professional development of young people in the dairy sector.

“This initiative is designed to inspire and empower the next generation of dairy professionals, ensuring they have the tools and experiences necessary to drive innovation and excellence within the industry.

“This is a unique opportunity for young dairy professionals to broaden their horizons, enhance their capabilities, and make a significant impact on the future of the Australian dairy industry,” says Frances.

The value of the scholarship is $5,000. The selection committee may choose to award the scholarship in full to one applicant or split the scholarship into two separate $2500 scholarships.

How to Apply:

Ready to make your mark? Download the How to Apply and Scholarship Requirements information sheet.

Interested candidates can also email AustDairyYouth@outlook.com for further information or contact Adam Sawell 0401 096 507 or Glen Barrett 048 466 371 direct.

Key Dates:

  • Applications Close: Thursday 11th July 2024
  • Scholarship Interviews: Tuesday 16th July 2024
  • Winner Announcement: Friday 19th July 2024

About ADY

The Australian Dairy Youth Association is an initiative of Australia’s registered dairy breed associations. ADY supports the development of our next and future generations of dairy farmers and leaders through programs that grow and nurture farming and leadership capabilities.

Founding members of the Australian Dairy Youth Association are Holstein Australia, Jersey Australia, Guernsey Australia, Illawarra Cattle Society of Australia, Australian Red Dairy Breed and Brown Swiss Australia.

2024 Jersey Australia Annual General Meeting

Notice of Meeting

Dear Members

It is my pleasure, on behalf of the Board of Jersey Australia, to invite you to the 2024 Jersey Australia Annual General Meeting to be held on Friday May 31st 2024 at Moama on the Murray.

We are excited this year to be hosted by the Northern Districts Jersey Breeders Club and we look forward to seeing you all at “Moama on the Murray” 69 Dungala Way Moama NSW 2731 for the Annual General Meeting.

We also recognise the value of ensuring members who cannot travel in person, can also attend so we will be streaming the AGM via video link. Members can access the meeting on zoom via the following details:

The 2024 Jersey Australia Annual Report is available to download at 2024 Annual Report

Glen Barrett
Returning Officer

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Glen Barrett is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Jersey Australia 2024 Annual General Meeting
Time: May 31, 2024 09:30 AM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

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Australia to host World Jersey Conference in 2025

Australian jerseys cows will be showcased to a global audience with the World Jersey Conference coming in 2025.

The World Jersey Cattle Bureau has agreed to host its annual conference in Australia for the first time since 2011.

The conference will start April 6 and finish at the Royal Sydney Show Jersey judging on April 21. A preliminary itinerary has been developed and will take visitors through Victoria and the NSW south coast, starting at the Gippsland Jersey Autumn Fair and visiting Western Victoria before moving to Northern Victoria where the Dairy’s Finest sale will be part of the program.

The delegation will then continue to Bega and along the south coast to Sydney.

Up to 100 people from across the globe, including Europe, North America, New Zealand and Asia are expected to join local Jersey farmers on the tour.

The conference was last held here in 2011 when Australia stepped in after the tsunami hit original host Japan. It had been planned to return to Australia in 2021 but was deferred because of COVID-19. This year the conference is in Denmark and it was held in Guatemala in 2023 and virtually from Rwanda in 2022.

One of the highlights of the Australian program will be a Future Leaders Forum with Jersey organisations around the world being invited to sponsor a potential future leader to attend.

Jersey Australia general manager Glen Barrett said hosting the conference would build on the international marketing done in recent years to promote Australian Jerseys.

“Part of our reason for applying to host this event is to capitalise on the global marketing we have been doing in recent years,” Mr Barrett said. “We see this as a celebration of Australian Jerseys, with a strong focus on Australian cow families and sires.

“The visitors will see some great Jerseys along the journey.”

Jersey Australia has led a joint trade site at World Dairy Expo in Madison Wisconsin, USA for the past two years which has led to improved international product recognition and sales.

“There is growing interest in the export market,” Mr Barrett said. “We had our first shipment of heifers to Indonesia last year, more heifers are about to be shipped to Pakistan, the Chinese market is growing again and there is a shipment being prepared to go to the UAE,” he said.

“There is certainly a growing market for Australian Jersey heifers and Australian genetics.”

Domestically, Jersey numbers have been increasing year-on-year and Jerseys now account for more than 15 per cent of the national herd, up from 10.5 per cent 15 years ago.

Mr Barrett predicted that interest in local Jerseys would spike after the conference. “Bringing international Jersey breeders here to see first-hand the high-quality cattle we’re breeding from high-quality Australian bulls will definitely benefit our local industry,” he said.

“The conference rotates around the world and we think we have the best Jersey cows in the world so we wanted to showcase them.

“This will be a great opportunity for Australian businesses to support the event and promote their Jersey genetics and products to the world.”

The World Jersey Cattle Bureau represents Jersey breeders, and their organisations, around the world. There are five world regions of the Bureau – Africa, Asia/Oceana, Europe, Latin America and North America. World conferences have been held since 1949.

A local committee is being formed to support the conference tour planning.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Glen Barrett 0418 466 371

WJCB 2023 World Conference

The 2023 WJCB Annual Meeting and Conference will be hosted by the Asociación de Criadores de Ganado Jersey in Guatemala between November 20th 2023 and December 6 2023.

  • Pre Tour – Nov 20th – Nov 23rd
  • Main Tour – Nov 23rd to Dec 4th
  • Post Tour – Dec 4th to Dec 6th

 

Download conference brochure for full details and costs 2023 World Conference

Booking Form 2023 World Conference Booking Form

Young Breeders School

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR 2023 AUSTRALIAN YOUNG BREEDERS SCHOOL TEAM

Applications are open to 18-25 year olds, planning a future career in the industry.

As well as competing at the School, the Australian team will take part in an educational tour through Holland and Belgium. The five-day event, run by the Association Wallonne de l’Elevage, involves hands-on workshops including bedding, showmanship & clipping, as well as classroom-based sessions such as marketing and herd promotion. After three days of workshops and practice, participants put their skills to the test in stock judging, showmanship & calf classes.

Glen Barrett, Jersey Australia General Manager says: “The YBS Program since its inception has provided not just a great opportunity for those selected to hone and developed their show ring craft but to grow and evolve as individual to become current and future leaders”

“What’s more exciting that we are now progressing YBS into an All Breeds Youth Program driven by JA and HA and creating wider opportunities for Australia’s young breeders

WHO CAN ENTER?

Entry is open to Australian residents aged 18 to 25 years (on 25th August 2023). Applicants must have a track record that demonstrates a high level of skill and expertise in the preparation of cattle for showing and an intention to continue working or develop a career in the dairy industry.

Applications are invited from people representing all dairy breeds from all states and territories. To be eligible for the trip applicants must be able to travel between Saturday, 26th August and Friday, 8th September 2023. Team members from 2019 and 2022 are ineligible for the 2023 team.

HOW TO ENTER:

Application should be made via email to jersey@jersey.com.au by the closing date of 5pm, Sunday 16th April 2023. Applications must include a covering letter covering the points below and resume, to include both a personal and dairy industry referee. The covering letter must demonstrate:

  • Your intention to pursue or continue a career in the dairy industry.
  • Why you believe you should be chosen to represent Australia at the Young Breeders School.
  • What you hope to learn from taking part in the Young Breeders School and educational tour.

KEY DATES:

  • Entries close: 5pm – Sunday, 16th April, 2023
  • Interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place shortly afterwards
  • Successful applicants announced in June
  • The 2023 Young Breeders School takes place in Battice, Belgium from 30th August – 3rd September 2023.
  • Educational tour taking in some of Holland and Belgium’s premium dairy regions with dates of travel expected to be 26th August – 8th September 2023.

Further information is available from Glen Barrett 0418 466 371 or Glen.Barrett@jersey.com.au

Terms and Conditions: Click 2023 YBS T&Cs

 

 

2023 Jersey Australia Conference Itinerary

2023 Jersey Australia AGM and Conference

Jersey Australia together with out host club and conference partner the Beautizone Jersey Breeders Club invite all members and guests to the 2023 AGM and Conference. The Beuatizone club haas planned a great couple of days of farm visits and local attractions and will also include the 2023 Dairy’s Fienst Sale.

 

Itinerary

  • Host Club: Beautizone Jersey Breeders Club
    • Contact Natalie 0428 545 208
  • Location
    • Coffs Harbour and Dorrigo
    • Annuka Beach Resort https://www.breakfreeaanukabeachresort.com.au/
      • 02 6652 7555 and ask for events Bookings
    • Monday May 22ndArrive in Coffs Harbour

      Casual dinner

      Tuesday May 23rd

      7.30am                Bus departs Coffs Harbour

      9.00am                Oakleigh Downs Jerseys

      10.10am              Rainforest Centre / Skywalk

      10.50am              Moonpah Jerseys / Morning Tea

      12.15pm              Winvarl Jerseys

      1.10pm                Clearview Springs / Lunch – Lunch Sponsored by Elders

      3.00pm                Valleyrose Jerseys

      4.00pm                Dangar Falls

      7.00pm                Dinner at Annuka Beach Resort

       

      Wednesday May 24th

      8.30am                Bus departs

      9.00am                Blueberry Farm Tour

      11.00am              Walking tour to Mutton Bird Island

      12.30pm              Lunch @ Jetty Beach House

      1.30pm                Dairy’s Finest Sale

      3.30pm                Afternoon Tea

      6.30pm                Jersey Australia Awards Dinner @ Annuka Beach Resort

       

      Thursday May 25th

      8.30am                Tea and Coffee

      9.00am                Jersey Australian 2023 Annual General Meeting

      11.00am              Depart for home

       

Accommodation Bookings – Download the booking form here AGM Accommodation Booking forms

Bus tour Reservations and dinner bookings – Book online at

https://www.trybooking.com/CGNTM

2023 AGM and Elections – Call for Nominations to the Board

6th March 2023

 

 Notification of AGM and Call for Board Nominations

 

Dear Member

 

On behalf of the Board of Jersey Australia, I would like to advise the membership that 2023 Jersey Australia AGM will be held on Thursday May 25th, 2023, at the Anuka Beach Resort in Coffs Harbour NSW

As per Section 10 of the Jersey Australia constitution, 3 members of the Board of Management will retire by rotation at the 2023 Annual General Meeting (AGM). The 3 directors who term expires at this year’s AGM are:

  • Brian Wilson
  • Wayne Kuhne
  • Jamie Drury

Mr Wilson has advised that he will not be seeking re-nomination.  Mr Drury and Mr Kuhne have indicated that they intend to seek re-nomination to the Board.

4 Positions on the Board are available to be filled.

At the December 2022 Board Meeting, the Board appointment myself as the Returning Officer for the 2023 Board Election

It is my pleasure on behalf of the membership of Jersey Australia to call for nominations to the board. I will note the following:

  • Nominations must be completed on the attached nomination form in totality and returned to the Jersey Australia office by COB Thursday April 13th, 2023.
  • Only Life. Full, or Family members can be nominated to the board.
    • Only 1 person per membership can serve or be nominated to serve on the board at any 1 time.
  • Only members who have paid their membership fee in full for the membership year commencing March 1st, 2023, will be accepted.
  • Director terms are for a period of 2 Years commencing from the completion of the 2023 AGM.
  • In line with new requirements as set by ASIC, all nominations must include your Directors ID.
  • Please note AgriBio where most meeting are expected to be held required all persons visiting AgriBio to be vaccinated for COVID-19

Members wishing to nominate to the Board can download the nomination form from 2023 Board Nomination form

If you have any questions relating to the role of director of Jersey Australia, please contact myself on 0418 466 371 or email Glen.Barrett@jersey.com.au

Kind Regards

 

Glen Barrett

Returning Officer

 

New partnership for On Farm Challenge

Jersey Australia is excited to announce ST GENETICS AUSTRALIA as our  new sponsor Major Sponsorship Partner for our signature competition the On-Farm Challenges – The Great Southern Challenge, the Great Northern Challenge and The Great Australian Challenge.

Our new partnership with ST GENETICS AUSTRALIA is a long-term sponsorship commitment which enables the Association to continue the On Farm Challenge as members know and love and foster the On Farm Challenges continued growth and development.

General Manager of Jersey Australia  Glen Barrett welcomed the partnership saying, “ST Genetics have a strong commitment of supporting events, shows and youth development and its an exciting opportunity for Jersey Australia to bring together Australia’s leading on farm challenge competition and a global leader in genetics and breed promotion in ST GENETICS.”

“STG Australia are excited with the opportunity to support the Jersey Australia On Farm Challenges” said Peter Semmens, General Manager of STG Australia.  “Such opportunities to sponsor such a respected and well-known feature of the Jersey Australia calendar rarely become available and when approached by Jersey Australia it was a pretty easy decision to take the role of sponsorship.

STG Australia commenced business in Australia in its current format approximately 4 years ago and in that time has incorporated the Gender Sorting laboratory together at Camperdown into its business and has commenced a strong commitment to the Australian dairy genetics industry by currently importing more than 250 Male and some female embryo’s a year combined of Jersey and Holstein.

The ratio of Jersey embryo’s is increasing as ST USA expands its own program , Peter commented , and the first resultant calves in Australia have now been born and those once Genomic tested on BPI and TPI  and other countries indexes will enter for collection and marketing of genetics.

Supporting this STG Australia is also expecting more Australian bred bulls to enter the collection facility. We see our linkage through Jersey Australia and events such as the STG Virtual Youth Show and incorporating the GSC as a fantastic steppingstone not only for STG Australia but also Jersey Australia and will be very keen to sit down with Jersey Australia once this year’s event is over to review and where and if needed to enhance the competition in line with STG Australia and Jersey Australia commitment to the Australian industry.

The change in Major Sponsor from Semex Australia was a mutually agreed but albeit difficult  decision for both Semex and Jersey Australia to end the long-term partnership.  Jersey Australia acknowledges the important and valued contribution that Semex Australia provided to the On Farm Challenges and we thank all at Semex Australia for their contribution over many years.

The Great Southern Challenge began in 1999 and then grew to incorporate The Great Northern Challenge in 2008 and The Great Australian Challenge in 2013.

Clubs are reminded that club challenges are required to be completed by the end of October with all results submitted by this date to the office.

Judging for the Great Northern Challenge will commence on or around November 5th with the Great Southern Challenge judging commencing oN or around November 10th.

 

 

2022 Notice of Annual General Meeting

Dear Members

It is my pleasure, on behalf of the Board of Jersey Australia, to invite you to the 2022 Jersey Australia Annual General Meeting.

We are excited this year to be hosted by the Tasmanian Jersey Breeders Club and we look forward to seeing you all at the Gateway Inn Motel in Devonport at 9am on Thursday, 26th May 2022 for the Annual General Meeting

We also recognise the value of ensuring members who cannot travel in person, can also attend so we will be streaming the AGM via video link.  Members can access the meeting on zoom via the following details:

Topic: 2022 Jersey Australia AGM

Time: May 26, 2022, 09:00 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

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Jersey Australia can assist members wishing to join the video conference where practicable.

Download the Annual Report from  2022 JA Annual Report

Kind Regards

 

Glen Barrett

Returning Officer