We look forward to welcoming our Jersey Young Breeders members to the Hiltonbury herd in Winchester, 15th – 17th September 2023 for a weekend of learning new skills and making lifelong friends. Our sincere thanks to Olly, Shaleen & Cova for hosting this event for us – keep an eye on the Facebook page and your emails for further information! #jerseycow #dairyqueen #allthingsJersey #jerseyyoungbreeders #nextgeneration
Yareal UK Ltd hosted Open Farm Sunday 2023 which saw a wonderful turn out of visitors to the farm in Oswestry to see a first class unit, fully supported by local and national businesses at the event. Our board director Phil attended and was very impressed by the set up and the manner in which the day was run. #jerseycow #dairyqueen #allthingsJersey
Harness seasonal benefits alongside nutritional supplementation With forage stocks low and growing pressure on margins, dairy producers will be looking to make the most out of grazed grass, but focus should also be given to balanced nutritional supplementation, if performance and yields are to be maintained. With milk prices dropping from the highs experienced in 2022, producer margins are under strain, so maintaining yields and butterfat production will be key to making the most out of forage this spring, to help ease that pressure. Maximise DMIs and margins “The efficient use of grass by precision feeding can help increase milk from forage, but it is vital that grazing is measured and managed. It can then be balanced with the correct buffer feeding, to maximise DMIs and margins,” advises Mike Chown, ruminant technical manager for UFAC-UK. “We need to consider how we can harness seasonality benefits alongside the nutritional supplementation required to support grazing. We want cows to graze efficiently and to milk in a way that can achieve best returns, through a combination of good quality milk and hitting the profile,” he says. “To maximise forage DMIs, we first need to know what we are feeding, so we should regularly analyse all forages, and balance them with the correct nutrients, such as structural fibre, sugar, starch, rumen protein, by-pass protein and rumen inert fatty acids. “For example, with the lush, fresh grass in early spring low in effective fibre levels, it is crucial to provide effective structural fibre to complement grazing, to maintain rumen health and milk quality, in particular butterfat,” he adds. Increase in feed conversion efficiency In essence, the producer needs to optimise the cow’s rumen function and rumen health, and a new to market palm-free fat supplement fits this role, as part of the buffer ration. Designed …
The 2022 All Britain Competition had a record level of entries, with a number of first time entrants which is encouraging for the breed. Congratulations to all of our winners. The All Britain Awards are designed to highlight cattle 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 animal at both national and local events. The All Britain Competition continues to go from strength to strength with increasing entries and new exhibitors taking part.
The show committee have announced that a new venue has been secured for the 2023 All Breeds All Britain Calf Show. “We are delighted to be working with the NAEC Stoneleigh in Warwickshire to host this years event which will take place from 6th to the 8th October. The move comes after the ABAB Calf Show’s previous home, the East of England Showground, announced that it would be unable to host the event this year”. #jerseycow #dairyqueen #allbreedsallbritain #calfshow
The show committee have recently been notified by the East of England Show that they will not be able to host the 2023 ABAB Calf Show. The committee are working hard to secure a new venue and we will keep members updated as and when we know more. #jerseycow #dairyqueen #allbreedsallbritain #calfshow
A great opportunity to be a member of the Jersey Cattle Society Judges panel. Venue: The home of RIVERMEAD JERSEYS by kind permission of The Davis Family, Burlescombe, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 7JH Date: TUESDAY 25th APRIL 2023 Time: commence at 10.00am Members and Non-Members are invited to attend and have an opportunity to view the prizewinning Rivermead Herd and meet the family winning team of the 2022 ‘Dairy Farmer of the Year’ British Farming Awards Please confirm your interest to attend by contacting the Society Office – 01926 484035 Further details of the Conference will be available in due course. #jerseycow #jerseycattlesocietyoftheuk #jerseyconference #rivermeadjerseys #rivermeaddairyltd #judgespanel #dairyfarming
Congratulations to Robert, Lorraine and Mark Hunter of CLYDEVALLEY Jerseys in Lanarkshire who have been crowned winners of the Lilyhill Trophy, awarded to the Gold Cup qualifying Jersey herd with the highest combined butterfat and protein. The herd of 160 milking Jerseys achieved a combined weight of 878.42kgs per cow, yielding 8,063kgs of milk at 6.97% fat and 3.93% protein. The sale of surplus stock from this all year round calving herd, usually 50 cows and heifers a year, is an important part of the business alongside milk production. #jerseycow #dairyqueen #goldcup #lilyhillcup
Congratulations to Katherine Jenkinson, being featured in the current issue of the Farmers Guardian! The article focusses on the vending machine business which Katherine has created with her own Katherines herd of Jerseys. This is an excellent article focusing on a very successful breeder, who is making the most of what her cows are producing and spreading the Jersey word! Click to read the full article: Page 1 – https://jerseycattlesociety.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/KJ-1.jpg Page 2 – https://jerseycattlesociety.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/KJ-2.jpg Page 3 – https://jerseycattlesociety.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/KJ-3.jpg #jerseycow #dairyqueen #butterfatandprotein #componentscount
Claiming the Jersey championship on her debut show outing was Logan Chrome Caribbean from the Yates family and Gary Jones. This heifer in milk by River Valley Cece Chrome is out of Arethusa Veronica Comet EX95 and her granddam is Queen of the Jersey breed, Huronia Centurion Veronica 20J EX97. Taking reserve spot in the Jersey championship was Douglas Buchanan leading his family’s Tintoview Tequila Blondie EX94. This fifth lactation Tower Vue Tequilla daughter calved in July and is giving 32 litres a day. She was champion Jersey at the SWS Dairy Show 2021 and reserve champion at AgriScot 2019. Click here to view full results: https://jerseycattlesociety.uk/south-west-scotland-dairy-show/ #jerseycow #dairyqueen
Congratulations to all Lakes Club members who took part in the recent Club Herd Competition. With sections totalling over 10 entries in some cases, judges Phil, Jane and Isla Arrell had their work cut out! On behalf of the Society, we thank the club for putting in the efforts to hold this event and thank sponsors Carrs Billington also. Click here to view results: https://jerseycattlesociety.uk/lakes-jersey-cattle-club-events/ #jerseycow #dairyqueen
Congratulations to the Jackson family of GUILLYHILL who had an excellent summer show season with their fourth-calving cow, CLIFTON Chavez Denise EX94. Denise took the Interbreed honours at both Dumfries and Cumberland Shows and had local press coverage! Click here to read the article in the Dumfries Courier: https://jerseycattlesociety.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/CLIFTON-Chavez-Denise.jpg #jerseycow #dairyqueen
Following the success of the 2021 competition, we are delighted to see the 2022 competition entries are now open. This competition, kindly organised by the European Jersey Forum will take place on the EJF Facebook page in December. A complete timetable with dates of publication for each class and championship will be distributed as soon as the registrations will be closed. The deadline for registration as well as videos is fixed for 2nd December. Please click here to view the full schedule: European Jersey Forum Show 2022 For a copy of the Registration Form please email Becky: .
Congratulations to The Davis Family of RIVERMEAD who took home two fantastic accolades from The British Farming Awards: Gold in the Dairy Farmer of the Year and Silver in the Farming Family of the Year categories. The Davis’ have had a wonderful year on the show circuit and have held a highly successful on farm open day and select sale. The following is borrowed from the British Farming Awards website: Westcott Farm is a tenanted farm owned by Devon County Council, with the Davis Family farming the 101 hectares (250 acres) on a farm business tenancy. A further 18 hectares (45 acres) are rented from the same landlord on a short-term tenancy and a further 22ha (55 acres) rented from a private landlord on a five-year FBT. The wider family are involved in the business but the main family members looking after the day-to-day running are Gordon, his sons Mark and Kevin alongside Richard Saxby. The farm is home to a herd of 280 Jersey cows and their followers with the milking portion producing about two million litres of high constituent milk each year. Rivermead Dairy also buys in an additional 4-5 m litres from Jersey milk producers across the south of England. Using their own fleet of tankers, this milk is then distributed to processors of high-end and speciality cheeses and desserts, alongside more traditional products such as Devonshire clotted cream, ice cream and yoghurts. Gordon says the setting up of this second dairy business has allowed the family to be in control of their own destiny. He says “diversifying has allowed us to purchase new equipment and invest in facilities and staff”. Noted for its success on the show circuit, the Rivermead herd is fully housed and Richard Saxby explains there is an emphasis on cow health and …
The display of Jerseys at All Breeds All Britain this last weekend was second to none. Our judge Ian Collins did a fantastic judge presiding over the breed classes, tapping out his final line-up as follows: Champion: RIVERMEAD Victorious Sangria Reserve Champion: RIVERMEAD Bubba Tweeny Honourable Mention: TREGIBBY Victorious Sunshine In the Showmanship classes, Anna Stable certainly had her work cut out, with the final tap going to Abi Marshall, with Ellie Saxby in Reserve with Hannah Saxby as Honourable Mention. Our thanks to our judges, stewards and the show committee for making this year another to remember. Click to view full results: https://jerseycattlesociety.uk/all-breeds-all-britain-calf-show-2022/
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Anna Stable will now be judging the Coloured Breeds Showmanship Classes on Saturday at All Breeds All Britain. Anna hails from the Thurlstone herd of Jerseys and previously worked with Churchroyd Dairy Shornhorns. Anna has judged coloured calves and their handlers at several shows around the country, including Royal Cheshire.
What a fantastic day for the breed at the 2022 Jersey Cattle Society National Show which saw all four Interbreed titles at The Dairy Show, being awarded to the Jersey breed. The first of which was the Interbreed Showmanship title which was won by the 21st birthday girl, Emily Davis under judge Mr Mike Deakins. The next star of the show was exhibited by James Evans. FUTUREDREAMS Valentines Magic Veronica lifted the title of Interbreed Champion Calf under judges Mr Brian Weatherup, Mr Mike Deakins and Mr Duncan Hunter. Moving on the the milking classes, judged by Mr Duncan Hunter saw BLUEGRASS Dancing Hair Bobbles scoop the Supreme Heifer Interbreed Championship for Barry, Jenny and Claire Daw. The atmosphere was electric in the Supreme Interbreed judging ring with all the days judges scoring the individual champions publicly. Tensions were high as RIVERSIDE Engineer Hazelnut 2 scooped the highest points and was crowned Champion for Ben and Nia Llewellin. A truly wonderful show was had by all with an extremely high quality level of Jerseys forward which was reflected in the overall interbreed results. Thank you to all judges, stewards, sponsors and of course The Royal Bath & West of England Society for putting on such a great show once again.
Kivells were on farm at Tiverton on Thursday to conduct the Rivermead & Saxown Porduction Sale of 64Pedigree Jerseys on behalf of the Davis & Saxby Families. The Sale followed an excellent herd visit which drew a huge crowd of people from far and wide. The Sale was a huge success with 27 different buyers recorded with 15 head selling to 6 buyers from Northern Ireland with other buyers from Scotland, Cumbria, Wales, Yorkshire, Oxford, Staffordshire, Shropshire, Somerset, Devon & Cornwall. Top of the day was 3550gns for the much admired six month old calf Rivermead Victorious Candy, she is maternal sister to Minx Candy VG89 two yearold who won Dairy Day 21 as an In Milk Heifer. This calf has huge potential and was bought by Tanwen Cox of Carmarthenshire. Close behind at 3300gns was the best of the Saxown consignment, the much admired In CalfHeifer Saxown Victorious Heidi, this super heifer was backed with 7 generations of VG & EX dams and sold due in February to sexed Ferdinand to Smyth McCann of Northern Ireland. The 9 milkers were a slightly more selective trade and topped at 2100gns for Saxown James Heidi, this heifer was backed with 5 striaght excellent dams and sold giving 26kgs to Kev Rickard & Family of Newport. At 1900gns was Saxown Matt Cash GP83, this heifer from the noted Cash Family sold back in Calf to sexed Addiction to the Buddleford Partneship of Cullompton. The only milker from Rivermead was Rivermead Velocitys Scarlet ET GP84, an embryo daughteroff the All American Shantals Cgar Shiloh EX95, she sold to Robert & Lorraine Hunter of Lanarkshire, Scotland for their Clydevalley herd. In Calf Heifers were an excellent trade with others to 1750gns twice for Rivermead Matt Pixie and Rivermead Matt Waffle both due in April …
Please note, we have been sent the following amendment with regard to the calf handling rules at ABAB: In the rules on page 9 can you change Rule 4 to read ‘ Entries will be accepted for Handlers 5 years of age and over on 1st January 2022. However, the Coloured breeds committee reserve the right for the stewards to ask any handlers who were under the age of 7 on 1st January not to enter the ring if they do not show good control of their calf, without assistance, in the collecting area. This decision has been taken to protect the health and safety of all exhibitors, whilst allowing younger experienced handlers to compete Entries close this FRIDAY! No late entries will be accepted. Link to the schedule and entry form, which is also on the shows page of our website and linked to our Facebook page: https://holstein-uk.org/hyb/events/all-breeds-all-britain-2022
Entries close this FRIDAY! No late entries will be accepted. Link to the schedule and entry form, which is also on the shows page of our website and linked to our Facebook page: https://holstein-uk.org/hyb/events/all-breeds-all-britain-2022
We’re raising money for Brain Tumour Research, in memory of Holstein UK Group CEO Sue Cope. Cycle for Sue is in full ‘spin’ at UK Dairy Day to raise money for Brain Tumour Research, in memory of Holstein UK Group CEO and UK Dairy Day Event Director Sue Cope. Earlier this year, Sue lost her short but courageous battle with a brain tumour and her family, friends and colleagues have joined together to cycle two spin bikes a total of 867 miles. Bike one is travelling the distance from Lands’ End to UK Dairy Day in Telford, Shropshire, whilst bike two travels from John O’Groats to the event. The Holstein UK Group were devastated to lose their leader, inspiration, colleague and friend who touched so many people over the 25+ years she worked for the company. Sue was the backbone of the company and so passionate in her role. She has mentored many staff over the years and was dedicated to supporting and driving staff development throughout the company. Sue was instrumental in the organisation of UK Dairy Day since its inception in 2014 and, in 2021, she was presented with the ‘Howard Sneesby Award’ for her fantastic contribution over the years to the National Holstein Show. Sue’s immediate family and friends joined the UK Dairy Day team on Sunday 11th September to officially launch ‘Cycle for Sue’. Speaking on behalf of the family, Sue’s partner Chris Rossington said: “Thank you for everyone for participating. It all makes a difference. To be diagnosed with an incurable brain cancer is bad enough but with a cruel twist it also slowly robs a person of all their faculties too. Hopefully, with what can be raised here at UK Dairy Day, we can help inch closer to finding a cure or at the …
CALF CLASSES Judge: Mr Peter Cotton PRESENTATION CLASS 1st Lauren Parkhouse 2nd William Spence 3rd Jack Davis 4th Izzy Davis JUNIOR CLASS 1st Emily Wood 2nd Jack Davis 3rd Richard Watson 4th Bethany Wood 5th Ava Dickinson 6th Zara Dickinson 7th Georgie Bertram 8th Oliver Pye INTERMEDIATE CLASS 1st Izzy Davis 2nd Alfie Parkhouse 3rd Mark Grififn 4th Joseph Watson 5th Katie Bertram 6th Freddie Etteridge 7th Euan Bertam SENIOR CLASS 1st Lauren Parkhouse 2nd William Spence 3rd Chloe Peach 4th Cova Butcher 5th Frank Griffin CHAMPION Izzy Davis RESERVE CHAMPION Lauren Parkhouse HONOURABLE MENTION Alfie Parkhouse National Clipping Competition – Novice 1st Jack Davis 2nd Emily Wood 3rd Richard Watson & Ellie Davis 4th Bethany Wood 5th George Bertram & Ava Dickinson 6th Zara Dickinson National Clipping Competition 1st Lauren Parkhouse 2nd Cova Butcher 3rd Chloe Peach 4th Izzy Davis 5th William Spence 6th Frank Griffin Poster Competition 1st Just A Few Jerseys 2nd The Jersey Stars 3rd Flat the the Mat Jerseys 4th Black Smoke Jerseys Junior Stockperson Izzy Davis Overall Stockperson Lauren Parkhouse Most Improved Member Frank Griffin Best Newcomer Joseph Watson Frank Poskitt Award for the member gaining the most from the weekend Ellie Parkhouse Novice Showmanship Richard Watson Junior Showmanship Emily Wood Intermediate Showmanship Izzy Davis Senior Showmanship Lauren Parkhouse Junior Clipping – Novice Jack Davis Senior Clipping Lauren Parkhouse Stockjudging Award Joseph Watson Calf Presentation Just a Few Jerseys Best Team Captain Izzy Davis Top Team Flat to the Mat Jerseys Tidy Lines Jersey Stars Muck Heap Challenge Just a Few Jerseys #proudtobepedigree #jerseycows
The Jersey Cattle Society of the UK would like to express their great sadness at the passing of our Patron Her Majesty The Queen. Our Board of Trustees and Members extend their deepest condolences to his Majesty the King and all the Royal family. HM The Queen was hugely admired as she devoted her whole life to serve the nation which has reigned for over 70 years.
A heartfelt thank you to all who came, helped, fed and watered to Showtime Supplies who sponsored our young breeders and above all else, thank you to the Spence Family who did a really wonderful job of hosting the event once again. Skills were learnt Friendships were made See you all next year! #proudtobepedigree #jerseycows
Farming Life publication has kindly focussed the KINGSBECK herd of John McCosh who kindly hosted the 2022 Society AGM, with over 70 members in attendance. The AGM took place in the morning with members enjoying walking around the KINGSBECK herd in their first-class environment. We are indebted to both John McCosh, Leanne and the team at KINGSBECK along with our sponsors who made the day such a success Click to read the full report: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 #proudtobepedigree #jerseycows
The 2020-2021 Milk Production Competition results were announced at the 2022 AGM. Top ten places are listed in each class, all animals from an ICAR approved recording system with automatic entry for all classes except the Barnowl trophy. Beauty’s Trophy, highest lifetime kilograms of butterfat from a cow passing 50,000kgs of milk in the recording year 1st DE Shaw – GREYLEYS Sweet Dosh: 8th lactation, 54,786kgs milk, 4,007kgs butterfat Champions Cup, highest kilograms of butterfat and protein in a CM qualified lactation 1st The Hunter Family – CLIFTON Aussiegold Samantha: 3rd lactation, 10,90kgs, 8.21, 4.04, 1,337kgs combined. Bred by S & D C Bland Raylands Trophy, highest kilograms of butterfat and protein in a CM qualified lactation. Dam to be RM qualified. Cow and Dam to be bred by owner 1st The Hunter Family – CLYDEVALLEY Ipod Flora: 4th lactation, 12,614kgs, 6.42, 4.09, 1,326kgs combined Foxbury Trophy, highest kilogams of butterfat and protein in a CM qualified lactation, cow classified Excellent 1st The Hunter Family – CLYDEVAlLEY Ipod Flora: 4th lactation, 12,614kgs, 6.42, 4.09, 1,326kgs combined John Ibbotson Memorial Trophy, highest kilograms of milk from a cow classified Excellent during the recording year 1st SE Lane – HAREPLAIN Lemonhead Reagan: 3rd lactation, 13,241kgs, 4.04, 3.37, 981kgs combined Wheldon Memorial Trophy, highest kilograms of butterfat and protein in 3 consecutive CM lactations 1st The Hunter Family – CLYDEVALLEY Rocket Flora 2: lactation’s 5-7, 3,739kgs fat & protein Grosvenor Berry Memorial Trophy, highest kilograms of butterfat and protein in 6 consecutive CM lactations 1st JD Evans – GADDESDEN Tracy: lactations 3-8, 5,373kgs fat & protein. Bred by Mr CW & Mrs BA Wray Secretarys Tropht, highest lifetime yield of butterfat and protein 1st The Fleming Family – POTTERSWALLS Juno Glamour 2 ET: 11 lactations totalling 9,907kgs Barnowl Trophy Best Female Family, three …
The KINGSBECK herd of John McCosh kindly hosted the 2022 Society AGM, with over 70 members in attendance. The AGM took place in the morning with members enjoying walking around the KINGSBECK herd in their first-class environment. We are indebted to both John McCosh, Leanne and the team at KINGSBECK along with our sponsors who made the day such a success #proudtobepedigree #jerseycows
We are extremely grateful to the Spence Family of WOODWAY Jerseys for hosting the 2022 JYB weekend on the 2nd – 4th September. Forms are now available to download Form 1 – General Form Form 2 – Medical Consent Form #futuregeneration #proudtobepedigree
The Jersey ring was graced by the presence of Princess Anne during the Breed Championship presentation at the Royal Welsh on Tuesday 19th July. Pictured is Princess Anne congratulating Hefyn Wilson with his champion, TREGIBBY Panama Tequila along with judge Mark Davis of RIVERMEAD and a representative of our class sponsors, NFU,
Congratulations Katherine Jenkinson on winning the Best Liquid Milk Award at Great Yorkshire Show 2022! Katherines also scooped a Third Prize for milk from an individual cow and for strawberry ice cream.
Congratulations to Izzy Lee (SILVERSPRAKLE) who won the Junior Young Handlers Class at Great Yorkshire Show and Tori Wilson (HAILSTONE) who won the Intermediate class and went on to win Reserve Overall Handler! A fantastic result! #jerseyyoungbreeders
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
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
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
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.
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.
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!
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
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
“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
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
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) …
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
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
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.
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.
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 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/
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/
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
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
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/
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!
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 …
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
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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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.
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.