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Coldeaton on the Big Screen Tomorrow!

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During the summer of 2021 the Coldeaton herd of Jo Burrows and her Dad John Stubbs, took part in filming for the BBC1 series, The Farmers Country Showdown! This airs tomorrow, Thursday 6th January at 3:45pm – don’t miss out! #bigscreengirls #dairyqueen

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2021 All Britain Competition – Enter Now!

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The All Britain Awards are designed to highlight cows that have been shown during the year and to give credit to their owners and breeders for the outstanding work they do in promoting the Jersey cow at both national and local events. The All Britain Competition continues to goes from strength to strength with increasing entries and new exhibitors.Entry forms are available now to download from the Members Area of the JCS website. Full competition rules and how to enter are explained on the entry form. Closing date is 12 noon on Monday 10th January, 2022

Fantastic Crowd for the Tyringham Dispersal

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A large crowd gathered for the Tyringham Herd Dispersal of Jerseys which resulted in a fantastictrade topping at £1170, with active purchasers from as far as Scotland, Wales and the South West. Topping the sale was an October calved heifer by Grazeland Lemonhead Devinci. Giving 15.8kg, shewent to Messrs Manning of Minsterley, Shrewsbury to join their herd. Three others reached £1600,two fresh second calvers by Cairnbrae Bontino both went to Messrs Gould of Ipstones with the thirda September calved third calver heading to W S Farm Holdings, Stapleton. Bulk buyers including Messrs Howie of Swindon and Messrs Pugsley of Holsworthy, Devon. In-Calf heifers topped at £1040 with week old calves to £370.

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Interbreed Hattrick for the Jersey at the Winter Fair

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CLANDEBOYE Tequila Cookie is no stranger to the show ring spotlight and she wore the crown once again winning not only the Breed Championship but going on to take the Interbreed title also. Not to be left in the shade, CLANDEBOYE Caramel Cookie also won the heifer section of the Interbreed Championship, with POTTERSWALLS Fillpail Tracy winning the Junior Interbreed! What a day for the breed and congratulations to all those involved.

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Congratulations to Clandeboye!

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Clandeboye Estate, Bangor, Northern Ireland and home of Clandeboye Jerseys have been crowned “UK’s Best Product of the Year 2021” for the Madagascan Vanilla Greek Style Yoghurt at this year’s Quality Food Awards! This is the first time the title has found it’s home in Northern Ireland since the awards began over 40 years ago. Following this success, Clandeboye have further signed with an Irish distribution company BWG, who distribute to convenience stores and trade customers across Southern Ireland just in time for the new creamery on the estate. To view the full range of products available from Clandeboye, follow the link: http://www.clandeboye.co.uk/our-venue/clandeboye-yoghurt/

Cornish Club Herd Competition Results are In!

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Cornish Club Secretary Lisa Hopwood says, “thank you to Tim Garry for judging and to Wayne Jeffery for hosting the Pasty & Presentation evening and to all the sponsors, without whom this competition could not happen. We had 10 herds enter which was fantastic and the rosettes were really special, thanks to Leeza Wiliams”. To view the full results, please follow the link below: https://jerseycattlesociety.uk/2021-cornwall-club-herd-competition/

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2021 National Youngstock Show

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For 2021 we took the decision to re-brand the annual National Show, held at The Dairy Show, Shepton Mallet as The National Youngstock Show. At the time of planning Covid-19 regulations were still hitting hard so we took the step to go ahead in supporting our usual venue in their chosen format for this year. The quality of calves forward was strong with judge David Christophers of Trerose Jerseys finding his Champion in Rivermead Bubba Lexi from The Davis Family, Devon. Lexi then went on to lift the Championship crown against 5 breeds and across a full panel of judges, scoring maximum points in the paddle board system. We would like to take this opportunity as a Society to thank the Royal Bath & West of England Society for their hard work in putting this event on in such challenging times and we look forward to joining you again in 2022. To view the full results, please follow the link below: https://jerseycattlesociety.uk/2021-national-youngstock-show/

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Viking Genetics Jersey Webinar

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Join the live webinar “Is breeding for Type Merit the future for Jersey Genetics?”. Peter Larson, Senior Breeding Manager at VikingGenetics will talk about breeding for different profiles and how you can breed for healthy and profitable Jersey cows and achieve higher efficiency in your dairy herd.  Join the free webinar and learn about: How to achieve the balanced breeding goal relying on different sire profiles? Functional conformation and genetic correlations between type traits and other traits Breeding for healthy, fertile and efficient cows with VikingJersey Sires and how can VikingGenetics UK support you? Time: November 2nd, 19:00-19:45 (GMT) Sign up for the free webinar now: https://bit.ly/3mDHnSI

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Come & See Us at UK Dairy Day Tomorrow!

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We are delighted to be back at UK Dairy Day with our Tradestand. Come & visit us in the Breed Society Village; if Becky isn’t there you will find her by the judging ring. Classes commence at 9am and Ben Etteridge (MOONSHINE) is judging. Ben keeps his cows at PG Walkers in Suffolk and at Charles & Andrew Readers BARNOWL Herd. Ben started showing calves at the age of 9 and for the past 20 years has been showing MOONSHINE cows and calves at many County shows, including UK Dairy Day. #dedicatedtodairy #jerseycow #showtime

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New – Pre-owned JCS Show Shirts for Sale!

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We know how fast our Jersey Young Breeders grow and how often members have to buy new junior show shirts, to help reduce the cost, we are excited to launch two new initiatives. Option 1 – If a junior show shirt has been outgrown and you would like to donate this to the Society, we will arrange for these to be passed on to other young members free of charge. To donate, please post your shirts back to Becky: Becky Hurd, Whitefield Farm, Whitefield, Wiveliscombe, Somerset TA4 2UW Option 2 – If you would like to sell your pre-owned Show Shirts (Adult or Junior , any size/age), you can advertise them on the Private Sales page of the JCS website: https://jerseycattlesociety.uk/private-sales/ To sell your shirt please provide full details – Unisex/Fitted/Junior, size/age, selling price (including postage) and your contact details. Payment and postage will be arranged directly between buyer and seller, the JCS aim to introduce buyers and sellers however will not get involved or be responsible for the arrangement of any sales. Please email details of any items for sale to and these will be advertised on the Private Sales page of the JCS website: https://jerseycattlesociety.uk/private-sales/

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Congratulations to Katherine Jenkinson!

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Nominated for the Cumbria Dairy Farmer of the Year Awards! Katherine from Scaleby in Cumbria has made it in to the final three! Field Service Officer Becky Hurd said, “we are delighted to see the exceptional efforts of a young Jersey breeder being recognised by these awards. Katherine has worked exceptionally hard over the last couple of years to create, promote and manage her business and we are very proud”. We are really looking forward to hearing the results in October – good luck Katherine!

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UK Dairy Day: “We’re Back” For September!

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We are delighted to announce “We’re Back” and UK Dairy Day will go ahead in September with additional Covid safety measures in place following the latest Government announcement. The UK Dairy Day team are doing everything they can to stage the event responsibly with additional measures in place to ensure visitors, staff and exhibitors feel safe at the event. Changes to layouts and expertise in crowd management to avoid build-up in popular areas Additional ventilation systems for internal exhibition areas Enhanced cleaning regime and waste disposal Hand sanitiser available across the site Continue to follow industry guidelines Behind the scenes, the UK Dairy Day event team has been working on all elements of the event and we thank everyone for their continued support, feedback and cooperation as we implement changes to ensure our event can return safely. Trade stand bookings are now being finalised before publishing the full exhibitor listing and trade stand plan.  The support from everyone has been fantastic and we are delighted to have the backing of our 2021 principal sponsors Holstein UK, NWF Agriculture, Crystalyx and Fullwood Packo along with media partners Farmers Guardian and Holstein International and our associate sponsors. Practical demonstrations and seminars will return to the event providing an opportunity to hear from the experts and take home great insight and learnings.   We have leading speakers who will cover key topics related to farming without subsidies, climate change, market conditions and breeding the right dairy cow. Dairy cattle will return to the event which will host the National Shows for Ayrshire, Brown Swiss and Holstein breeds, along with classes for Dairy Shorthorn, Guernsey and Jersey.  The stall booking deadline for cattle exhibitors is Friday 6th August 2021 and the cattle entry deadline is Friday 3rd September 2021.  A fantastic leading line-up of judges …

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The Bland Family & Clifton Jerseys Feature in The Scottish Farmer

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Pedigree Jerseys were the number 1 choice for re-stocking at Abbott Lodge and The Scottish Farmer found out why… Steven & Claire Bland and their children Robert & Elizabeth lost their black & white herd to Foot & Mouth disease in 2001. It was then that radical changes took place and the herd was re-stocked with pedigree Jerseys. Herd facts: 210-220 pedigree Jersey cows Herd yield 7400 litres at 5.6% Butterfat and 3.9% Protein The herd is milked through 3 Fullwood Merlin2 robots with an average of 2.7 milkings per day per cow High yielders are giving 45 – 52 litres per day with lactations regularly over 12,000 litres in 30 days Some cows choose to visit the robot 4 times a day, allowing them to express their genetic potential Milk is sold to Grahams The Family Dairy as well as being made in to Ice Cream which is sold on farm through their tea room and locally. The Bland family make up to 40 different flavours of ice cream! Fertility has also improved since the robots have been in, making it easier to see individual cow behaviour. All cows and heifers are served up to two times with sexed semen with a split od 70% American and 30% Danish. Steven is convinced that good cow families are the strength behind a good breeding animal. Steven describes the herd as, “the ultimate free range cows” To read the full story, click the link: https://jerseycattlesociety.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Scottish-Farmer.pdf

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Grahams New Yoghurt is the Gold Top in Taste and Luxury

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The Scottish family dairy introduces a new luxury yogurt to their iconic Gold Top range – a first for Scotland! Today, Graham’s The Family Dairy announce the launch of Gold Top Luxury Yogurt, a new luxuriously layered yogurt made with deliciously creamy Jersey milk. A first for Scotland, the yogurt is a new addition to the Scotland’s No1 Chosen Brand’s iconic Gold Top range of products, which include award winning milk, butter, and cream. Gold Top Luxury Yogurt is made with the freshest Jersey milk from the Graham’s own herd of Golden Girls in Stirlingshire. Naturally 18% higher in protein and 20% higher in calcium than ‘standard’ milk, Jersey milk’s velvety smooth texture, is rich in essential vitamins and minerals such as zinc, iodine and vitamins A, B, D and E. So, with the addition of the opulent layer of strawberry or salted caramel, Graham’s Gold Top Luxury Yogurt is THE new must-have treat! Robert Graham, Managing Director, Graham’s The Family Dairy, “Innovation and product development are something we at Graham’s pride ourselves on, and we have been busy this year developing a host of new dairy products, including our new Gold Top luxury layered yogurt using our Jersey milk. As an amalgamation of our existing yoghurt and our iconic Gold Top Jersey milk range, we worked with external research agency, TRKR, as well as our own Graham’s Taste Testers to gain category and customer insight into this new product innovation, at concept level. Our own customer feedback was overwhelmingly positive. They wanted us to develop a luxury yogurt made with our Jersey Gold Top milk. So, as we continue to create delicious and nutritional dairy products with fresh local milk for our customers from all over Scotland, as well as the rest of the UK, we hope that everyone …

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European Jersey Show

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His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

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Cookie is Queen of The Royal Ulster Winter Fair!

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Clandeboye Tequila Cookie has been crowned the “People’s Champion of the Decade” with The Royal Ulster Winter Fair, having been exhibited by Clandeboye Estate, Bangor. Our congratulations to Mark & all of the Team at Clandeboye.

Vote Now! Royal Ulster Winter Fair Champion of the Decade

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The Royal Ulster Winter Fair are inviting you to take part in crowning the Jersey Champion of the Decade. The following exceptional line-up of Jerseys are all eligible to be the jewel in the crown: 2010 – Clandeboye Rocket Mabel 2011 – Clandeboye Jazz Evita 2012 – Clandeboye CR Evita 2013 – Potterswalls Action Daisybelle 2014 – Potterswalls Action Daisybelle 2015 – Clandeboye Jazz Evita 2016 – Clandeboye Allstar 1 Evita 2017 – Clandeboye Tequila Cookie 2018 – Quintrell Kyros Indigo 2019 – Clandeboye Tequila Cookie Votes close on Thursday 3rd December at 12noon: https://www.winterfair.org.uk/peoples-champion/jersey-breed-champion-of-the-decade The Jersey Champion will then enter the “Peoples Champion of the Decade” Competition, with voting for this opening at 5pm, Thursday 3rd December, closing on Thursday 10th December at 12noon – on what would of been the day of the 2020 Winter Fair.

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Results of the 2020 JCS Jersey On-Farm Photographic Competition

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Due to the onset and continuation of the covid pandemic this year, which resulted in nearly all of the county and national shows for 2020 having been cancelled and thus directly affecting the Society’s ability to hold its annual All Britain competition, the Society decided to hold instead an on-farm photographic competition to provide all members with an opportunity to collectively take part in something positive. Mark Logan, JCS Director, set a range of classes for all the members to enter as well as specifically two classes just for Jersey Young Breeders to enable them to submit their own photos they had taken on farm under the clases ‘JYB scenic’ and JYB Quirky’. Due to the number of entries received of photos of JYB members, an additional class was added at the Judging stage as we wanted to recognise the photos of JYB members in the results as well as those photographs taken by young members. Upon the close of entries on 30th September, professional photographer, Jane Steel kindly took the challenge of judging the entries fro each class and selecting a Champion and Reserve for each, as well as collectively with JCS and the editors of the Society publication The UKJT magazine, the winning photo for the coveted front cover of the November Edition of the UKJT. Congratulations to Scott McGill of Kerricks Jerseys whose photograph took the coveted place front cover shot for the November edition of The UKJT, as winner of the scenic section of the online photographic competition: To view the details of the JCS On-Farm Photographic Competition as published in the November Edition of the UKJT – view here or visit the JCS Members Area to read the electronic online edition of The JCS UKJT. To view the full results of the JCS On-Farm Photographic …

£3870.00 RAISED BY BLUEGRASS FOR MIND & NHS!

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2020 has certainly been an unusual year. Barry, Jenny & Claire Daw wished to mark the hard work of our NHS and associated frontline workers with a fundraiser. The Daw Family decided to raise money in the form of a raffle to win Whisky the calf from their prestigious BLUEGRASS Jersey Herd based in Hertfordshire. Tickets were sold for £20.00 each, raising a fantastic £3870.00 for Mind and the NHS.

SHOW YOU CARE WITH BLUEGRASS…

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Have the chance of winning a CALF for the 2021 Show Season! 2020 has certainly been an unusual year and Barry, Jenny & Claire Daw wish to mark the hard work of our NHS and associated frontline workers with a fundraiser. So for your chance to WIN a BLUEGRASS Calf that has been born during Lockdown, all you have to do is visit the Just Giving page: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/bluegrasscalf Make a £20 donation and you will be entered in to the draw to win the calf – with the lucky number announced on 10th November 2020. All proceeds will be divided between the charity MIND and an NHS Charity. ***The winner will need to collect the calf within a month of being announced***

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137th Annual General Meeting of the Jersey Cattle Society of the UK

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Tuesday 4th August 2020 at 11.00am via the online video conferencing platform Zoom  All members of the Society are invited to attend the 137th Jersey Cattle Society of the UK Online Annual General Meeting, taking place on Tuesday 4th August 2020 at 11.00am, via video conference call using the platform ‘Zoom’. PLEASE REGISTER:   To participate all members will need to register in advance by emailing  or by contacting Emma on 07971 020817. The AGM documents are available to download and view from the Members Area: Documents: Annual General Meeting – CLICK HERE. Additionally, we have also emailed on 15th July all AGM documents and instructions on how to join the online JCS AGM. (Please check your spam box just in case our JCS E-newsletter email does not appear in your inbox) and by post* to all Members. (*posted only to members who do not have an email on their membership account). Pre-AGM Practice Zoom Meeting: We will also be holding a short “zoom practice meeting” on the afternoon of Monday 3rd August from 12noon for any members who wish to practice prior to the AGM. Please register with Emma if you wish to attend. “Tuesday 4th August will be a unique day in the long and illustrious history of the Society. The 137th AGM takes us forward to what I anticipate will be a post Covid19 new normal. I very much hope we can meet face to face next year.  In the meantime, I look forward to welcoming as many people as possible to the virtual 137th JCS Annual General Meeting”. John Whitby, JCS Chairman

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FINAL CALL for the Jersey On-Farm Photographic Competition

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With the cancellation of so many shows this year it is uncertain that we will be in a position to run the 2020 All Britain’s. Whilst this will be kept under review the Society can announce the new Jersey On-Farm Photographic Competition is now open for entries. Download your on-farm photographic competition entry form here! There are classes for individual animals similar to the All Britain, but photographs are to be of animals in their natural environment. There is a class for older cows to celebrate the longevity of the breed, sections for quirky and scenic pictures and classes for Jersey Young Breeders. So let’s get creative folks and see if we can find some images that could be included in the UKJT, or even grace its cover. The deadline for entries is tomorrow; Wednesday 30th September 2020, so not long now to get your entries in!

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JCS Milk Production Competitions Results for the recording year 2018-2019

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“Once again, the level of production achieved by the top cows in the breed is exceptional. On behalf of the Society and its members, I would like to congratulate all the owners and breeders mentioned in each category. Your skill in managing your cows to achieve these performances promotes the potential of the breed to all dairy farmers.” Mark Logan, JCS Director of Shows Follow this link to download the results:  JCS Milk Production Competitions (Recording Year 2018-2019) Results

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Notice of the  137th Annual General Meeting of the Jersey Cattle Society of the UK

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Tuesday 4th August 2020 at 11.00am via the online platform: Zoom  All Society members are invited to attend the 137th Jersey Cattle Society of the UK Annual General Meeting taking place on Tuesday 4th August 2020 at 11.00am, via video conference using the platform ‘Zoom’. NOMINATION FORMSDirector Nomination Form President Elect Nomination Form From Monday 13th July the full papers for the AGM will become accessible for download and viewing from the Members Area: Documents: Annual General Meeting. REGISTER NOW:  To participate you will need to register in advance by emailing  or by contacting Emma on 07971 020817. Full instructions on how to join the online AGM on 4th August will be sent by email to the registered member wishing to participate in this year’s AGM. We will also be holding a short “zoom test run” on the afternoon of Monday 3rd August for any members who wish to trial joining an online zoom call.