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2022 Show Results

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Throughout the 2022 Show Season, don’t forget to take a look at our show results page to see the latest! Click to view: https://jerseycattlesociety.uk/shows/ Saying this, I sadly cannot be at every show and rely on other people or the shows themselves to communicate results with me. Therefore, if you have a local show you exhibit at, please feel free to send the results and any photographs across to me via email: . They would be most gratefully received. #proudtobepedigree #showtime

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Young Breeders Weekend is Back!

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Following on from an extended break due to Covid-19 regulations, we are delighted to announce that the Jersey Young Breeders Weekend is back for 2022! Kindly hosted by the Spence Family of Woodway Jerseys in Leicestershire, we are excited to join them on the weekend of the 2nd – 4th September for fun, games and making lifelong friends. Further details will follow but in the meantime should you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Becky on 07814 497520 or . #proudtobepedigree #futuregeneration

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Boris Johnson visits Royal Cornwall Show

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Peter and Louise Phillips of JUSTAFEW Jerseys found themselves with a new handler at Royal Cornwall in our Prime Minister, Boris Johnson! Boris is pictured here with ANSOM Dholiver Bayi Anemone VG87. This topped off a great week for JUSTAFEW having won the Breed Championship with ANSOM Tyler Anemone. Congratulations! #proudtobepedigree

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Coloured Breeds Judges Announced for UK Dairy Day 2022

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Travelling over from Ireland is Eddie Barrett to judge this year’s Jersey classes. Eddie is the Dairy Breeding Programme Manager with the National Cattle Breeding Centre (NCBC) in Ireland. He, along with his team, is responsible for the delivery of an elite selection of top dairy sires for the benefit of NCBC shareholders and farmers and the export requirements of “Ireland Genetics”. Eddie grew up on the family farm which is home to the Laurelmore Herd. He is a member of the IHFA official Holstein judges’ panel, having been first selected in 1992. He is also on the Jersey Cattle Society of the UK Judging Panel. He has officiated as Master Judge for IHFA Judging Conference and been a member of the selection panel for the IHFA Holstein team at the European Show in Brussels. Eddie has also been on official breed and inter-breed judging assignments in Ireland, the UK and France, including the Interbreed Judge at RUAS Balmoral and Welsh Dairy Show, along with numerous national and regional Holstein and Jersey herd competition assignments.

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Clandeboye Judges Workshop a Success!

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The first of the 2022 Judges Workshops was held on Saturday at Clandeboye, by kind permission of Mark Logan and the Clandeboye Estate Co Ltd team. We were delighted to have so many potential future judges join us to experience the process of judging and to encourage their thoughts towards considering joining the panel in the future. Once again, we thank the team at Clandeboye and to all those who attended. Please remember you can still book our place at Clifton and Rivermead via the JCS Team.

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Kingsbeck lift the Lilyhill

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John McCosh of the Kingsbeck herd based in Biggar, South Lanarkshire has been awarded the Lilyhill Cup for the Gold Cup Jersey herd. Herds qualifying for the Gold Cup record the highest levels of combined fat and protein. The 185 cow Kingsbeck herd had a CF & P of 816kgs. Congratulations to all!

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2022 WJCB Global Online Conference

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The 2022 WJCB Global Online Conference is due to be held on 28th April via an online meeting. If you wish to attend, details of how to register are within the linked pack below. Once you have registered further information will be emailed to you. The meeting will be split in to four sections: 1 – Global Data Sharing, Initiatives and Opportunities 2 – Gene Editing 3 – Maintaining a Social Licence 4 – Jersey – Most Profitable and Sustainable Cow View full information here: https://jerseycattlesociety.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/WJCB-2022-Global-Online-Conference-28.04.2022.pdf

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Blythbridge Open Day

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Colin and Izzy Laird extend an invitation to attend their charity fundraising open day on 12th May at Blythbridge, Peeblesshire. The focus of the day is to view the newly built dairy system which includes 8 Lely robots. To book please email Colin and Izzy: Click to view open day flier: https://jerseycattlesociety.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Laird-Open-Day.jpg

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Cow Monitors Aid Management at Yareal

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“We are farming over 1,500 cows in total. Jerseys have a better feed conversion rate. We can stock more per acre and their high solid milk best fits our Arla contract. Jerseys also have good fertility and feet and play a key role in creating a successful dairy business” John Cookson, Yareal Dairy Operations Manager Click to view full article: https://jerseycattlesociety.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Yareal-21032022.pdf

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Judges Workshops for 2022

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Promoting the strength of the Jersey breed in the showring – open to all members (aged over 16) Saturday 30th April – Host: Mark Logan “Clandeboye” (Venue: Clandeboye Estate, Bangor, Northern Ireland) Thursday 5th May – Host: Steven Bland “Clifton” (Venue: Abbott Lodge, Clifton, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2HD) New date to be confirmed – Host: Mark Davies “Rivermead” (Venue: Westcott Farm, Westleigh, Tiverton EX16 7EW) Each workshop will be informal, friendly and non-competitive.Our aim is to provide everyone with the opportunity, whether a seasoned Judge, just starting out or interested in becoming a Judge, to freely discuss the strength of the Jersey breed, your judging and practice your reasoning skills.  If would you like join us at one or more of the above workshops, to practice your judging and reasoning skills in an informal environment whilst meeting like-minded Jersey breeders, please do not hesitate contact either Robert Hunter on m: 07774 134787 or Emma on 07971 020817 / .  We look forward to hearing from you and to help answer any questions you may have about the workshops.   #Breedingforthefuture #FutureJudges #Pedigree #JerseyCattle #JerseyQuality #JerseyAdvantage #showcasingthebestofthebreed

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Strong Trade at the Trekillick Dispersal

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Kivells Auctioneers held the On-Farm Dispersal Sale of the Trekillick herd of 300 Pedigree Jerseys on behalf of the Dyer Family at Trekillick Farm, Bodmin. The Sale attracted 28 different buyers from far and wide both around the ring and online with Cows going to Carmarthen, Anglesey, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Somerset, Devon and locally. Trade was strong and very level throughout with over 50 cows making £1500 or more to a top of 2050gns (£2152) for a third calver “Trekillick Windmake Ponder” by Whitenhill Cavalias Windmaker who had sired many of the best cows in the sale, she sold due in October to sexed Huxford to Messrs Edwards of Carmarthen. A second calver by another UK bred Sire, Bluegrass Blondettes Blue Lagoon sold due in September to Huxford for 1880gns (£1974) to Messrs A & F Mogridge of Dorset who also bought the top priced heifer at 1820gns (£1911) for “Trekillick Gold Fluff” by Grahams Gold P, she was due in August to Huxford. The summer and Autumn Calvers attracted strong interest with other heifers selling to 1750gns (£1837) and several between 1500-1700gns. Fresh milk topped at £1700gns (£1785) for a second calver “Trekillick On Time Laerile” by Lencrest On Time, she was fresh in January and sold giving 39Kgs to Oliver Neagle for his Hiltonbury Herd in Winchester. Fresh heifers at 23 months old topped at 1600gns (£1680) for “Trekillick Equinox Quince” who had just calved a week. Dry Cows were the trade of the day and sold to exceptional demand topping at 1620gns for “Trekillick Lagoon Milly”  a heifer due her second at the end of March with other similar cows to 1600gns (£1680) three times and many between 1400-1600gns. In Calf Heifers were a steadier trade however readily sold to a top call of 1150gns (£1207) …

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“It has been a year to remember for Northern Ireland Jersey breeders” says Farming Life

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Richard Halleron recently featured the POTTERSWALLS, CLANDEBOYE & UPPERTULLY herds from Northern Ireland in an article for Farming Life newspaper. Richard says “not only has a selection of top cows from the POTTERSWALLS and CLANDEBOYE herds taken all the top show accolades but the footprint of the breed throughout the dairy sector continues to strengthen and at an exponential rate” Click HERE to read the full story #proudtobepedigree #northerirelandbreeders #jerseycow

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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

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.