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Just like that it is already September. In this unique year of so many unprecedented challenges, time has seemed to fly by in many aspects of the dairy world. However, some of the best times are still ahead for the USJersey organizations and its members.
USJersey activity remains strong. The month of August was the fifth month of 2020 to exceed 10,000 registrations in a month. Field staff has signed up several new REAP herds over the summer months. The Jersey Journal website continues to increase its following each and every month from its launch almost a year ago. JerseyTag sales continue to soar and more and more animals are added to the genomic database each month on the genetic side of things.
Jersey Marketing Service has a lot happening as well. The fall schedule is full, with a sale every week from September 24 through the All American Sales in November. A couple of your favorites might have a different look as they go virtual (Top of the World, Dairyland Protein Sale), but the quality is still top notch.
Following are news highlights from the past couple of months that you should be aware of from the USJersey organizations.
A new genotyping chip became available at the end of July! GeneSeek recently released the 94K chip which will be replacing the previously used 45K. This chip will provide more information, at the same great price of $37 for REAP herds and $47 for non-REAP customers. If you have any questions, please direct them to email@example.com.
Becky Anway has been named Executive Assistant for the USJersey organizations effective August 31, 2020. In this role, she will assist the Executive Secretary with managerial tasks, communications, and assist in coordinating events.
Becky is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural communications. She brings more than 25 years of agricultural industry experience to the posi-tion, including corporate identity development, event planning, social media, photography and marketing campaigns. Her professional background is diverse as she has served as a client communications director, an events operation manager where she coordinated marketing ma-terials and planned events for up to 500 attendees. In addition she has experience in broadcast and print media.
She is a member of The Ohio State University Agricultural Communication Education and Leadership Board, a member of the Champaign County 4-H Committee, 4-H Club advisor and a member of the Mechanicsburg FFA Boosters.
She and her husband, Chris, and daughter Rylea live in Cable, Ohio.
The 67th National Jersey Jug Futurity will be held on Sunday, November 8, in Louisville, Ky., during The All American Jersey weekend.
The cows participating in the oldest and richest class for dairy cows in the world, were nominated as calves in 2017 and will compete this November for the prestigious honor of National Jersey Jug Futurity winner.
The final nomination fee of $35.00 must be sent attention to the National Jersey Jug Futurity, 6486 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg, OH 43068, and be postmarked by September 20, 2020. For more information contact Vickie White at 614.322.4452 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nominations are due for the 2023 Futurity by December 31, 2020. It costs only $60.00 to complete the nomination procedure for the National Jersey Jug Futurity. Every animal that shows earns at least that amount in premiums.
The application period is now open for Class VII of Jersey Youth Academy!
Tuesday, December 1 is the final deadline to submit applications for the seventh Jersey Youth Academy, scheduled for July 11-16, 2020 in Columbus, Ohio.
Jersey youth who are currently juniors and seniors in high school or enrolled in an accredited two-year or four-year vocational school, college or university; and also those under the age of 22 who have completed a high school degree or equivalent and are currently employed in dairy herd management are eligible to apply. Applicants must be legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia. A youth can participate in Jersey Youth Academy only one time.
The 2021 Academy class will meet leaders from the Jersey community and the support industry, and gain their unique insights about the dairy business with a specific focus on the Jersey cow. They will also tour Jersey operations and milk processing facilities, and participate in hands-on workshops ranging from linear type evaluation to marketing and promotion.
A maximum of 36 youth will be selected based on merit, motivation and preparation for the program as reflected in the written application and goal statement. Applications are posted on the USJersey web site and must be received not later Saturday, December 1, 2020.
All program, housing and transportation costs are paid by the Academy’s 501(c)(3) educational foundation. Contributors to the foundation represent a broad spectrum of Jersey breeder and dairy industry support, with the largest contribution to date coming from the all-donation National Heifer Sale in 2011.
For more information, contact the American Jersey Cattle Association by writing 6486 E. Main Street, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068-2362, or visit its web site at USJersey.com.
We have two positions open with the USJersey organizations.
Have an interest in designing computer programs and web and mobile apps? Talk to us about a position with our Information Technology department. Be a part of the continued growth of the Jersey breed.
Do you like to visit dairy herds and work with great cows and people? We have an area representative position open in California. The position also appraises cattle with the appraisal team.
Jersey Marketing Service celebrates 50 years of business this year with putting buyers and sellers together.
The spring sale season (as with many sale managers) looked very different. However, the fall schedule has a much more normal feel.
The season kicks off September 24 in Pine Grove, PA, with the Mid-Atlantic Fall Classic Sale. Catalogs will be online early next week.
Just added to the sale calendar is the Normandell Jerseys Milking Herd and Bred Heifer Dispersal on October 9, in Liberty, Pa. The Norman's invite you to their herd to help them celebrate so many years in the Registered Jersey business.
This year the Top of the World and Dairyland Protein Sales will be in a virtual and online format. Top of the World will be held live on JerseyAuctionLive in a video format on October 2. The Dairyland Protein Sale will open up to online bidding from October 5-8 on JerseyBid.com.
In mid-October, spend sometime in Ohio's Amish Country as the Ohio Fall Production Sale is being held October 17 in Wooster, Ohio. Then on the 24th, just 30 miles south of Wooster, join Alan and Sharon Kozak as they host the fourth Clover Patch Cornucopia Sale at their dairy.
Then the first weekend of November will be the annual Pot O'Gold and All American Sales. Consignments are coming in now. These two sales are among the most elite of the breed and showcase the many great cow families developed in the U.S.
The general schedule by states for the next two months is as follows:
September—Washington; northern California and Oregon; Pennsylvania and New Jersey; North Carolina and South Caronlina; Kentucky, Tennessee and northern Georgia. October—California and Nevada. November—New Mexico and Texas; Wisconsin. December—Arkansas and Missouri; Indiana and Illinois; Minnesota; Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska.