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  2021 Jersey Australia AGM will be held on Thursday May 26th, 2022, at the Gateway Motel in Devonport

As per Section 10 of the Jersey Australia constitution, 4 members of the board of management will retire by rotation at the 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM). The 4 directors who term expires at this year’s AGM are:

  • Lisa Broad
  • Robert Anderson
  • Jane Sykes
  • Alan Carson

Mr Carson has advised that he will not be seeking re-nomination.  Ms. Broad, Ms Sykes and Mr Anderson have indicated that they intend to seek re-nomination to the Board

The position held by Mr Geoff Akers who was appointed to fill a vacancy for 1 year will also be open and available to be filled at the 2022 election. This vacancy is a one-year appointment and will be required to recontested in 2023 in line with the rotational policy.  Mr Akers has indicated his intention to renominate for a Board position.

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

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


  • Nominations must be completed on the attached nomination form in totality and returned to the Jersey Australia office by COB Thursday April 14th, 2022. 2022 Board Nomination Form
  • 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, 2022, will be accepted.
  • Director terms are for a period of 2 Years commencing from the completion of the 2022 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

If you have any questions relating to the role of director of Jersey Australia, please contact myself on 0418 466 371 or email


Kind Regards

Glen Barrett

Returning Officer

2022 Central Gippsland Fair

Hi All,

I hope 2022 has started off well for everyone!

Preparations are well and truly underway for what will be our 60th Annual Central Gippsland Jersey fair to be held on Tuesday 5th April at the Warragul Showgrounds.

Our Judge for the day will be Mr John Gardiner of Avonlea Holstein.

The Fair schuedule and entry form can be downloaded from the following.

2022 Central Gippsland Fair Schedule                       2022 Central Gipplsand Fair Entry Form


Thank you to all of our sponsors and in particular our Major Sponsors Jersey Australia, Rabobank, Central Sires, Lely Center Gippsland & Burra Foods.

John Maher will again be in attendance to police the rules and to carry out scanning of udders throughout our In Milk Classes. If you wish to look at the National Show Ring Code of Ethnics please click on the following link.

Entries are Due Friday 25th of MarchNational Show Ring Code of Ethics

********When Entering please include with your In Milk Class entries there previous 305 day lactation records for  Kg’s of  Butterfat & Protein to help us calculate our Production Award winners


When entering please accompany your entries with either a cheque or pay online

using the details below.

(Please put a clear description of either your name or Prefix)

ACCOUNT NAME – Central Gippsland Jersey Breeders club

BSB- 033 262

ACC #- 241032


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.


Reece Attenborough – 0400 597341

Australian Jersey Journal – January February 2022 Edition

Its a new year and what a way to kick it off with the next edition of the Australian Jersey Jorunal. With out newest EX-95 cow gracing the front cover, there is no doubt this edition is a must read.

In  this edition,

  • Throughout 2021, Jersey Australia has been undertaking the Jersey Most Profitable and Sustainable Cow Project to indentify the key advantages of the Jersey Cow in its contribution to farm profitability and it has delivered some exciting outcomes for the Jersey breed.  We caught up with project consultants Dr Steve Little and Scott Barnett to discuss the outcomes. You can find out more on this project at
  • The Spring 2021 Class tour is nearly complete and we celebrate the most rewarded cows.  With 1 * EX 95 and 7 * Ex 94 pointed cows so far,  it certianly has been a tour to celebrate.
  • Our Members Service Manager Lucy Webb-Wilson leaves JA at the end of January, Lucy sat down with Rick Baynes to reflect on her 3 1/2 years with JA
  • Tassie is the destination for the 2022 JA AGM and Conference and Dairy’s Finest sale.  We chatted with Ken Lawrence on what is planned for the event
  • Michelle Axford is undertaking her PhD onthe Calf Vitality Project which aims to deliver a Calf Vitality ABV.  A number of members are involved in the on farm data collection.
  • December ABV’s are out, We highlight the top top herds, young cows and bulls.
  • 2021 Photo Comp results are in.  We celebrate the winners and our thanks to Judge Fleur Ferguson

Check your mailbox for your copy or read online at Aust Jersey Journal Jan / Feb 2022

Merry Christmas From Jersey Australia

From the President


As 2021 draws to a close, silage and hay season nears completion, cows are back in-calf and we approach the festive season I am especially proud of the extraordinary year Jersey Australia has had. With inspiring work, commitment, professionalism and solidarity much has been achieved.

Each and every one of our members, board members, employees and industry organisations have helped to achieve progress in many areas of the association.

We have all shown great resilience and patience in managing life in the midst of COVID-19, your spirit and support to Jersey Australia has been appreciated. Your focus to grow the Jersey breed often in the toughest of circumstances has been amazing which will enable Jersey Australia to emerge from the events of the past few years stronger and more determined to show the world how truly wonderful this breed is.

Building and expanding our conversations and voice within the industry is seeing positive outcomes. Jersey Australia continues to develop programs and projects to highlight the benefits of milking the Jersey cow, some of which will be ready for release in the New Year.

Planning and strategy sessions to be held during the February board meeting will establish the grass roots for new ideas to be nurtured into the next projects.

International Diary week is set to take place in January allowing us to gather and enjoy some well overdue Jersey fellowship.

On behalf of the Jersey Australia Board and management team we thank you for your ongoing support of the organisation and hope you can spend precious time with loved ones over the festive period.

Please keep doing what you enjoy and most importantly stay safe and well.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

Best wishes,

Lisa Broad.



Australian Jersey Journal – November / December 2021

The November/December 2021 edition of the Australian Jersey Journal is out now.

In this edition, we

  • Jersey Australia had the great honour of presenting a Life Membership to Alan Carson at the recent Cairnbrae 2nd stage dispersal sale. We spoke to Alan after him receiving his Life Membership
  • Catch up with Leo McGrath and Family and thier expanding Jersey Herd in South West Victoria
  • With spring calving almost done, our genomic feature helps you answer some of the burinign questions as to why genomic test.
  • At the May AGM, COVID cut short a planned visit to the Anderson Family archives.  Rick Baynes caught up with Winsome Anderson on the vast family and jersey musuem that she has at her Nar Nar Goon property.
  • Results form the ST JErsey Youth expo
  • and much more

Download and read at Aust Jersey Journal Nov Dec 2021

Australian Jersey Journal – Sept / Oct 2021

The September / October 2021 Edition of the Australian Jersey Journal is another cracking edition.

In this Edition

  • Spring Joining is nearly here and we have our Spring Joining Feature with some of the best young bulls availalbe.
  • August 2021 ABV was recently published and we have the top cows, herds and bulls.,
  • Final Class results from the Autumn Class tours
  • We caught up with Geoff Akers on his appointment to the Board of Jersey Australia.
  • Fertility and in breeding are rising topics of discussion for the breed.  We ponder some question on how we need to start managing these better to control the imapct on the breed and your profitability.
  • Show results and much more.

Download and read at Aust Jersey Journal Sept Oct 2021

August 2021 ABV Release

August ABVs good news for Jerseys

The August 2021 ABV release has boosted the status of Australian Jerseys.

Jersey Australia general manager Glen Barrett said there was stability in the Jersey proofs and a welcome emergence of young genomic bulls graduating to the Proven lists with enhanced proofs.
There were 14 new release Australian young genomic bulls sourced from nine studs and marketed by five A.I companies, which Mr Barrett described as a positive for the Australian Jersey breed. “This is the biggest new release of domestic bulls for many years, which is a strong sign,” he said.

“Breeders should be congratulated for maintaining faith in their breeding programs. With growing global interest in Australian Jersey bulls, there are exciting times ahead for the breed.”

Jersey bull proofs have improved as new daughters joined herds across Australia, with bulls such as DOUGGAN and INVINCIBLE adding 91 and 51 daughters respectively.
DOUGGAN, marketed by Genetics Australia and bred by White Star Jerseys, was the number one bull on the August ABV, improved his proof by 38 BPI to 431 with a high jump in daughters flowing from autumn calvings into his proof.

INVINCIBLE was another big mover, adding 68 BPI points to 394 BPI.
World Wide Sires’ Australian bulls JIMINY, BPI 387 and MATT, BPI 347 were second and third, with White Star bred bulls PUBLICAN with a BPI of 319 marketed by Agri-Gene and VALENBLAST in the GA stable with a BPI of 317 rounding out the top five bulls.
CSCWOODSIDE – Gelbeado Park WOODSIDE, a MATT son from the Central Sires Co-op / ABS Global – Australia stable, is a new bull on the market and tops the young genomic list with a BPI of 396. GA bulls INVINCIBLE – Loxleigh Hatman VInce 5963 and PICKLE – Wallacedale Pickle with a BPI of 387 round out the top three on the young bull lists.

Rob and Sandra Bacon’ Brookbora Jerseys retained the number one Herd spot with a herd BPI of 191. Con and Michelle Glennen’s WHITE STAR Jerseys was second with a BPI of 176 followed by John and Marg Cockerell’s WARRAIN Jerseys with BPI of 166.

The top young heifer in the August ABV release was LANGDALE MATT NAOMI 2, owned by Darien and Alex Matthews and with a BPI of 392.

John and Margaret Cockerell’s WARRAIN IRWIN LOVE LIES was the top cow with a BPI of 491 up from 477.

Top cow on conventional proofs was JACKIAH VALENTINO PRIMROSE 3000 owned by Simon Reid with a BPI of 500.

For full August ABV release data visit

Download the Jersey Australia Postive Selection List at JA Postive Selection Bull List

Australian Jersey Journal – July/August 2021

The July/August 2021 ediiton of the Australian Jersey Journal was recently published andd anotehr crakcing edition it was.

In this edition we

  • Wrapped up the 2021 AGM and Conference
  • Lisa Broad was appointed President of JA following the AGM. We caught up with Lisa to chat on what are her key objectives in leading the Association.
  • Oru man on the ground at the AGM and Conference Rick Baynes was kept busy catching stories from
    • Dairys Finest sale
    • Wallacedale Jerseys
    • Majestic Jerseys
    • Chef turned Jersey breeder Matt Wilson
  • Out going President Chris Mackenzie was awarded a Life Membership at the Awards dinner. We sat down with Chris who shared what this meant to him.
  • Talk to Ian Richards and Paul Lenehan on receiing their Distinguished Services Awards
  • Show results from Royal Sydney and Qld On farm Challenge
  • And much much more.

Download online to read this editon at Jersey Journal – July / Aug 2021

Geoff Akers Appointed to Board of Jersey Australia

Jersey Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Geoff Akers to the Board of Jersey Australia for a 2 year term.  The appointment fills the vacancy on the Board following the 2021 Board Elections. The appointment was approved by the Board at the July 21st Board meeting.

Mr Akers with wife Natalie and family, farm the LOXLEIGH Jersey Stud at Tallygaroopna in Nth Victoria.  The LOXLEIGH stud is well recognised for excellence breeding many On Farm Challenges winners including the 2017 Great Australian Supreme Champion Loxleigh Badger Iris 4 as well as 23 Bulls into AI programs including current high rating bull INVINCIBLE.  LOXLEIGH is also 19th on the DataGene top BPI herd list.

Mr Akers brings a wealth of leadership and governance experience to the Board having previously served on the boards of Dairy Australia, Murray Dairy, National Dairy Alliance and Northern Victoria Irrigation Renewal Project including terms as Chair of Dairy Australia and Murray Dairy.  Mr Akers also chaired the VFF Water Council.

Jersey Australia President Lisa Broad acknowledged the significant experience and capability of what Mr Akers will bring to the Jersey Australia Board. “Geoff’s skills in governance and directors role will be highly advantageous for Jersey Australia as we continue the positive changes we have made to improving the governance of the Association”.  Ms Broad also noting  Geoff’s strong relationship with dairy industry groups.  “Geoff is well respected within Industry groups and will enhance the work that JA has been doing to build stronger industry relationships”.

Ms Broad thanked Mr Akers for committing to the Board noting his keenness to continue building on established projects as well as bringing fresh ideas to the Board.  “Geoff is very willing to contribute and grow the Jersey Breed in Australia”.

At the 2021 Board elections, only 3 nominations were received from members for the 4 vacant Board positions.  The Jersey Australia constitution enables the JA Board to fill any vacancy with a casual appointment.  Mr Akers will be required to re-nominate in 2023 should he choose to continue on the Board.

Please contact President Lisa Broad on 0427 862 624 or General Manager Glen Barrett on 0418 466 371 if you have any questions relating to the appointment.

2021 Jersey Australia Board Appointments.

2021 Jersey Australia Board Appointments

Thanks to all who attended the Jersey Australia AGM yesterday. It was great to see you all there.

We welcome the incoming new Board for the Association and pleased to announce that Lisa Broad is the new President of the Association. Congratulations Lisa.

Brian Wilson has been appointed Vice President and Jamie Drury takes on the Treasurer role.

Jane Sykes has returned as the Promotions Chairs and we also welcome Wayne Kuhne to the Genetics Chair.

Alan Carson and Robert Anderson are general members of the Board.