Bibliography - Jersey Cattle - Worldwide

Channel Islands, UK and WJCB - by Hans Nørgaard

Channel Islands and UK
Addison William. AUDLEY END. Pub. Dent & Sons, 1953, Foreword by Lord Braybrooke. William Addison's book on Audley End  contains details of the Jersey herd acquired in 1811.

Arkwright Bertram Henry Godfrey:  Reflections of a Jersey Breeder.1948.

Ashby Edward The Function of a Breed Society. WJCB 1961

Ashby E. Uniform Scale of Points. WJCB 1965

Ashby Edward Breed Society Development and Future. WJCB 1968

Attwood Frederic Vavache : The Cow Who Painted Pictures NY: Aladdin Books. (1950). Adventures of an exceptional cow from the Isle of Jersey.

Balleine George R.: SOCIAL LIFE IN JERSEY IN THE EARLY SEVENTEENTH CENTURY. A LECTURE GIVEN TO THE SOCIÉTÉ JERSIAISE BY THE REV. G. R. BALLEINE ON TUESDAY, JULY 29 1941. Jersey Evening Post, July 31, 1941. Every farm was an almost entirely self supporting institution. Things which could not be made at home, boots for example, were paid for in eggs or cider. The modern idea of farming for money was entirely unheard of. You farmed to produce what you and your family needed. The farmer kept a couple of oxen to draw his cart and plough a couple of cows for milk and butter, a fairly large flock of sheep, bred mainly for their  wool and milk. His chief form of meat was pork. There were so many pigs in the island ......

Bear, William E. : Glimpses of Farming in the Channel Islands. Journal of Royal Agricultural Society of England. 1888.

Bell, Robert William: The History of the Jersey Cattle Society of the United Kingdom 1878-1978.

Bellamy, Edith: Lydia's Story: Jane Austen's Lost Manuscripts. [Website] I saw visions of mists rising from languid streams, their deep banks overhung with mosses and ferns, of thick and spreading English oaks in June with red-and-white spotted Alderney cows lying placidly in their shade, chewing cuds of rich English grass and clover and lazily twitching away flies with their tails.

BERRY   William  The History of the Island of Guernsey ... from the remotest period of antiquity to the year 1814. Containing an interesting account of the island; its government,  civil, military and ecclesiastical; peculiar privileges, customs, etc. With particulars  of the neighbouring islands of Alderney, Serk, and Iersey; compiled from the  valuable collections of ... Henry Budd ... as well as from authentic documents,  etc. [With plates and a map.] London, 1815.
The narrow limits of an Island, hitherto shut out from agricultural communication with the rest of the world, and too  bigoted in long-rooted principles to think improvement possible, can evidently afford but little information to the agriculturist ... The same kind of plough, harrow and every implement of husbandry, used some centuries back, still exist; and though, upon the whole, the lands are clean and tolerably well cultivated, producing excellent crops of every kind, it is to be attributed more to the natural effect of a good soil, and much manual labour, than to any great ingenuity or improved management ..

Blampied, T.Le Q. and Dr. H.E. Stapleton: The Jersey Breed at Home. WJCB, 1954.

Blampied T. Le Q. Mineral Imbalances relating to Infertility in the Jersey at Home. WJCB 1958

Blench, Brian J.R.: Some Notes on the Agriculture of Jersey in the Seventeenth Century. [Tijdschrift voor econ en Soc. Geografie, feb. 1962.]

Blott S.C., J.L. Williams and C.S. Haley Genetic diversity in European cattle breeds. Roslin Institute, Edinburgh. 1997
Genetic relationships among 37 European cattle breeds were investigated - Two major breed groups were identified; a group of French, Italian and Channel Island breeds together with the Simmental and Gelbvieh, and a second group consisting of the mainland British and North European breeds.

Boden S.M. The Influence of Feeding and Management on the Composition of Milk. WJCB 1961

Boston, Eric James: Jersey Cattle. 1954. With photographs by Cas Oorthuys and others.

Boston, E.J. and H.L. Webb: Butterfat in Relation to the Jersey Breed. WJCB, 1954.

Boston Eric A Short History on the Origins of Jersey Cattle. WJCB 1965

Boys, John: A General View of the County of Kent; with Observations on the Means of its Improvement. Drawn up for The Confideration of the Board of Agriculture and internal Improvement, From the original Report transmitted to the Board; with additional Remarks of several respectable Country Gentlemen and Farmers. By John Boys, of Betshanger, Farmer. London. Printed for G. Nicol, Pall-Mall, Bookfeller to his Majesty, and the Board of Agriculture; 1796.
[ JohnBoys (1749-1824), was a successful farmer and grazier renowned for his flock of southdown sheep. "He was a distinguished man to whom general opinion had given his work the palm of the county reports of agriculture for soundness of judgement and enlightened practical views.]

Within  few years, some cows have been brought from the islands of Alderney and Guernsey, for the use of the dairies of gentlemens families. These are a very small ill-made kind of cattle; but they are remarkable for giving milk of a very rich quality, yielding a greater portion of cream, and making more butter from a given quantity of milk, than any other kind of cattle; the butter too is of a beautiful yellow colour, and is highly esteemed for its fine flavour. - An experiment was tried here last summer between a large home-bred cow, of eight years old,  and a small Alderney, two years old:
The home-bred cow in 7 days, gave 35 gal, which made 10 lb. 3 oz Butter
The Alderney cow, in the same time, gave 14 gal, which made 6 lb. 8 oz. Butter.

Bradley, Edith.: The Jersey. The Veterinary Journal, July 1934.

Brighstone Jersey Herd, Isle of Wight. The Jersey, Summer 1998
The Brighstone herd has been owned by the Fisk family for well over 100 years and a reference to Jersey bulls (or Alderneys as the breed was otherwise known) registered by Mr. J. R. Fisk was mentioned in the first volume of the English Herdbook of Jersey Cattle .

Catalogue of Paintings of the Domestic Animals in the Agricultural Museum of the University of Edinburgh. Edinburgh. Printed by Neill and Company. 1843. Alderney breed. Of the breed termed Alderney, the best are produced in the Isle of Jersey. They are rather to be esteemed for the fine quality of their milk than its abundance. The same race extends to the other islands of the Channel, but those of Guernsey are of larger size.

Chronique de Jersey. Samedi 17 Oct. 1896. 18 Mai 1898, 21 Mai 1898,  11 Mai 1904, 14 Mai 1904, 28 Mai 1904, 6 Mai 1905, 28 Mai 1905, 31 Mai 1905,  Under Nouvelles locales. Betail Jersiaies pour le Danemark.

Coffey Saive The Jersey Cow in Ireland. WJCB 1965

Coleman J. The Cattle of Great Britain: Being a series of articles on the various breeds of cattle of the United Kingdom. Their history, management &c. 4to. Pps 162, 19 full page plates of breeds by Harrison Weir. 1875. [Chapter XIX: The Alderney Breed of Cattle. By an Amateur Breeder-

Comice Agricole de St. Martin. 1894-1994. Centenary Show 1994.

Committee on Herd Book, Guernsey: The general herd book of the island of Guernsey. Guernsey, T.M. Bichard, 1881-83.

Cooper George:  The Alderney Cow. The Ark. 1976 [Rare Breeds Survival Trust].

Cooper, Thomas Sidney: My Life. London, 1891.
Kensington Palace:  Paintings collected by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, includes, The Victoria Cow by Thomas Sidney Cooper. The cow was sent to the Queen from Jersey in 1843 and was said to have been named ‘Victoria’ from the ‘V’ shaped mark between its horns. The picture was commissioned by the Queen who was said to be delighted with the finished work.

Crosby, Alasdair: Anniversaries of Parish Shows. 150 years for St. Peter`s & 100 years for St. Martin`s. The Jersey at Home. Summer 1996.

Crump, Felicity: The Alderney Cow. Where did it come from? What was it like? Where is it now? Alderney 1995

Culley, George Observations on Livestock . The third edition, altered and enlarged. [With plates.]. pp. vii. 222. G. G. & J. Robinson: London, 1801.
"The Alderney Breed is only to be met with about the seats of our nobility and gentry, upon account of their giving exceedingly rich milk to support the luxury of the tea-table..." "They are very fine-boned, in general light red or yellow in colour, or very highly coloured, though very fine in the grain and well flavoured. They make themselves very fat; and none of them in the least subject to lyer, or black flesh."

Dally Frank Fether Agriculture and Produce. [ Guide to Jersey, Guernsey, Sark...... with notes...for visitors and residents.  2nd ed., 1860.] Guernsey.

de Gruchy, Harold J.: Stepping into the 80`s - In Step. 1979. WJCB.

Earl of Jersey (The): The Jersey Cow and its Island Home. A Paper presented at the Conference of The World Jersey Cattle Bureau in New Zealand, February, 1965.

Earl of Jersey (The) The Health of the Island Herd and its Freedom from Disease. WJCB 1968

English Guernsey Cattle Society. Herd book. /  v. 1-.1879

English Guernsey Cattle Society. Guernseys, the golden butter breed. London, 1949.

English Jersey Cattle Society.  English herd book and register of pure bred Jersey cattle.
Publisher: 1880-1907. Description: 18v.

English Jersey Cattle Society. Jersey Cattle: Feeding and Management. 1st. ed. 1898.

English Jersey Cattle Society. Index of Butter Test Cows 1903-1910. 1911

English Jersey Cattle Society The Jersey cow official journal of the English Jersey Cattle Society N.S. no. 35 (1952); no. 44-106 (1954 - 1970) The Jersey No. 107-147 (1970 - 1993).
 In 1922 publication of the Society`s Journal, The Jersey Cow commenced and in conjunction with this Area Club were formed in various parts of the country.

English Jersey Cattle Society. Jersey Cattle. 1935.

English Jersey Cattle Society. Centenary Journal. 1979.

Falle, Philip. An Account of the Island of Jersey. 2.Edition. 1837. Falle was a noted historian of Jersey and his first account of Jersey appeared in 1694.   Edward Durell in his notes to Falle`s Account of Jersey,  says:  Since the farmers have found the advantage of their dairies, and of rearing heifers for the English market, very little cattle is fattened for the butcher.

Falla, Frank: The Vikings in Jersey. History Section lunch-time lecture in SOCIETE JERSIAISE, 1998.
Frank Falla believes that the Norse Vikings introduced their cattle in The Channel Islands.

Farmer`s Magazine. March 1865. King Charming. A Jersey Bull, The Property of Mr. James Dumbrell of Ditchling, Sussex.
 "One of the most noted herds in Sussex was that belonging to the late Mr. Dumbrell at Ditchling. He kept a very large stock for twenty years near Brighton, and imported most of his animals, bulls as well as cows, from Jersey, which breed he considered gained the most strength, size, and constitution without losing its characteristics for the dairy, and was better suited to our climate. He adopted the Island method of tethering the cows, and so successful was his management that he was solicited to read a paper on the subject before the London Farmers` Club in 1862. At the Newcastle Royal show his animals were very successfully exhibited". [Thornton, 1879]

Felius Marleen Breeds of the Channel Islands and Northwest France. [Cattle breeds - an encyclopedia, 1995,  799 p.]

Felius Marleen Guernsey [Rundvee-rassen van de wereld, CD-ROM. 1997]

Felius Marleen Jersey [Rundvee-rassen van de wereld, CD-ROM. 1997]

FINDON VILLAGE ANTIQUITIES: EDWIN JAMES DOUGLAS ART INDEX  [Website by Valerie Martin].  To most Americans, the Channel Islands are associated with the thought of Channel Island cattle. The names Alderney, Jersey and Guernsey bring up memories of the pictures of cows from these islands, painted by Edwin Douglas, and of the well known picture of Alderney Bull, Cow and Calf painted by James Ward.

FOWLER   Edward Parsons The Alderney and Guernsey Cow, its nature and management. [London, 1855.] 12o. "Exporter of Alderney, Guernsey and Jersey Cows and Heifers."

FUSSELL G E: James Ward R.A. Animal Painter 1769-1859 and his England. Michael Joseph. London. 1974.
There is a celebrated painting in the Tate Gallery, London, done in 1822 by the well known English animal painter, James Ward. The picture is called "Landscape with cattle", "Protection", or "An Alderney Bull, Cow and Calf." According to E. Parmalee  Prentice [1942] this widely-known painting  was sent to America in 1823 and remained here for twenty years. "This picture.... may have helped to make Alderney cattle popular in America, notwithstanding the brindle color of the bull".
Dear Hans Norgaard.  Thank you for your enquiry concerning our huge picture, Landscape with Cattle 1820-22 by James Ward (N00688), which in its history has been given many titles, including Protection. You wanted to know if this painting went to the USA in 1823 and stayed about 20 years. From the information in our files and Library, I have ascertained the following facts:
Painted 1820-22: by 1823 purchased from the artist by his son, George Raphael Ward; 1823 exhibited British Institution (G.R. Ward recorded as owner); ..."exhibited in America"...; 1857 exhibited Manchester, Art Treasures exhibition; ... 1862 exhibited International exhibition; 1862 purchased from G.R. Ward by the National Gallery, London; 1907 transferred to Tate Gallery.
It appears that G.R. Ward remained the owner from the picture's completion, c.1822 until its sale to the National Gallery in 1862. We do not have any records of the dates when the picture was in America or where it was exhibited there. But there are several old notes in our files stating that it was `exhibited in America'. However, the loan may not have been until after 1829 as we also have a record that there was an attempt to sell it at Christie's on 29th May 1829 (lot 109) but that it was bought in (ie unsold).
Presumably George Ward though he'd make some money by exhibiting it abroad instead. He was certainly very keen to sell it to the National Gallery.
There is a version of it in the Nottingham Castle Museum, dated 1837.
I am sorry I cannot provide you with any further proof concerning the picture's loan to America. If you need any further information, please get in touch again and I can suggest details of some James Ward literature or other people to contact.
Email from Curator Diane Perkins, Tate Gallery, London, dated 9th february 2000

GARRARD   George  A description of the different varieties of oxen common in the British Isles; ... with [coloured] engravings: being an accompaniment to a set of models of the improved breeds of cattle, executed by G. G., etc.   London, 1800. obl. fol.
Under the patronage of the Board of Agriculture, Mr. George Garrard published a description of the different varieties of Oxen common to the British Islands, with engravings, being the accompaniment to a set of models of the improved breeds of Cattle, in which the exact proportions of every point were preserved. Upon the success of these models Mr. Garrard had the  honour to receive the congratulations and thanks of the Royal Academy. The [Alderney] bull illustrated is from Lord Howe's stock and the  picture bears date of publication July 29, l801;  The [Alderney]cow is drawn from one in possession of Lord Stawell, and is dated November 20, l802.  The [Alderney] ox, dated April 1, l803, is from the Woburn Abbey stock, and was bred by Mr. Crook, Tytherton, Wilts.

GEE HENRY The cows of the Vikings. NATURE International weekly journal of science.  Macmillan Magazines Ltd 1999
Analysis of DNA extracted from 1,000-year-old cattle bones recovered from waterlogged Viking kitchen .-
 Were the cattle native to Ireland, farmed by indigenous Irish farmers and sold to (or raided by) the Vikings - or did the Vikings import their own indigenous breeds?  - The Viking cattle represented a genetically varied bunch, so much so that it was impossible to pin down their origin as exclusively Irish or Nordic.

Girardin, MM. J. et E.J. Morière: Excursion Agricole A Jersey. Rouen 1857.
In the fall of 1856 the Agricultural Society of the Department of "La Seine Inférieure," in France, deputed two learned members of that society to Jersey, in order to report particularly on the process followed in the manufacturing of cider, and also to collect information on the general system of farming practised. The report appeared in the French language some time after, under the title of "Excursion Agricole à Jersey, par M.M.J. Girardin, Professor de Chimie à l`Ecole Départementale de la Seine Inférieure, et J. Molière, Professor d`Agriculture du Département du Calvados". In giving an account of their visit to Jersey, the writers dwell particularly on the varieties of apples used for cider-making, and the manner in which it is made, and observe that some of the cider which they had occasion to taste was far preferable to anything they had met with in France. On the rotation of crops they say:
1st. A great proportion of land is devoted to the cultivation of roots and grass, or what is necessary for the maintenance of cattle.
2nd. That only one sort of grain (i.e. wheat) is grown.
3rd. That by growing so large a proportion of root-crops the soil receives the greatest possible advantage it can obtain, either in manure from the extra number of cattle kept, or in cleanliness from the great attention which root-crops demand.
4th. That the great variety of food given to cattle tends greatly to keep them in a better state of health.
5th. That by the system followed, a larger proportion of cattle can be maintained than by that which is followed in the northern departments of France.
In conclusion , they speak of the Jersey cow in the highest terms, and admit its pre-eminence for richness of milk over the best of theirs; for whereas in Jersey from thirteen to sixteen quarts of milk are sufficient to make two lbs. of butter, they admit that not less than twenty-eight quarts of milk of their best cows are required to make the same quantity".

Godfray A.D. and Burdo C 1949. Animal Remains. Excavarions at the Pinacle. Bulletin of La Societe Jersiaise, XV, p. 45
According to Felicity Crump, 1995 "Bones of domestic cattle have been identified in Jersey from approximately 4500 B.C., and there is no reason to doubt that they existed on the other islands at similarly early date. A small piece of bone of a "domestical bovine" carbon dated to 2430 +/- 70 BP (about 430 BC) was found in the peat at Longy Common, Alderney in 1990".

Grose's The Antiquities of England and Wales, published 1777. Alderney, supposed by Camden to be the Arica of Antoninus, is about 8 miles in circumference. It lies the nearest to Normandy, and is remarkable for its Strait, called the Race, so fatal to shipping. It is famous for its cows.

Guernsey Breeders` Association.. Proceedings Of The Guernsey Breeders` Association. Containing, In A Somewhat Abridged From, The Workings Of The Association Since Its Organization In 1884. Pps. 251. West Grove 1899. Much historical.

HALE, KATHLEEN. MANDA. (1953). Tale of a little Jersey calf and her trip to Ireland.

Hall J.F.: The Jersey Cow. English Jersey Herd Book. 1892
 Mr. John Frederick Hall (the originator of the butter-test competitions)

Hall J.F.:  Butter Dairying and Butter Cows. Bath and West of England Society`s Journal. 1896.

Hall, J.S. and Colin Ball: Environmental Effect on Percentage of Butterfat in MIlk. WJCB, 1954.

Henderson Frank Marketing of Jersey Milk in England. WJCB 1961

Hillsdon Sonia:  Jersey. Witches, Ghosts & Traditions. Norwich. 1987.

Islander. The Jersey On The Island In 1883, Jersey Bulletin. 1933.

Jean John.: Merchants and Shipowners and their Vessels before 1800. [Jersey Sailing Ships. Phillimore. 1982.] In modern times the Jersey cow has become world famous, and a steady and lucrative export trade has been built up, both in cows and bulls. Many fine herds of Jerseys have been established in many countries, originally with stock from islands farms. Although early reports of the exports of cattle are few, we do know that in 1657 George Poindexter (Poingdestre) and Peter Effard were sending cows to America in small numbers.

Jee, Nigel: Guernsey Cow London/New Hampshire: Paul Elek, 1977. Humorous story of schoolmaster & family on Channel Islands buy a cow.

Jersey at Home. The Breed`s Island Home. Story of Men of Jersey and their Cattle. 1949

Jersey at Home, Island Strains:  [Wonder, Observer]1977, 1978

Jersey Breeders, Growers & Merchants Gazette. Jersey Island Show Winners 1938.

Jersey Cattle Society of the United Kingdom  The English Herd Book of Jersey Cattle. By John Thornton. vol. I. 1879-vol. VI. 1894. (The English Herd Book and Register of pure bred Jersey Cattle. vol. VIII., etc. 1896, etc.) London, 1880- .

Jersey Cattle Society of the United Kingdom  Jersey Cattle: their feeding and management, etc.
  pp. 57. London, 1898.

Jersey Cattle Society of the United Kingdom  Jersey Cattle: their feeding and management ... Second edition; revised and enlarged. pp. xii. 97. London, 1903.

Jersey Cattle Society of the United Kingdom  Jersey Cattle. Their feeding and management ... Third edition. pp. ix. 72. Vinton & Co.: London, 1911.

Jersey Cattle Society of the United Kingdom. The Jersey. No. 107-147 (1970 - 1993). Continues: The Jersey Cow. [1922-1970]

Jersey Cattle Society of the United Kingdom. The Jersey : a guide to the breed in the United Kingdom / Reading [1977]

Jersey Cattle Society of the United Kingdom. The Jersey : a guide to the breed.   Reading :  [1985].

Jersey Evening Post, Friday 8th December 1905. Banquet and Presentation to Mr. Frs. Le Brocq, Cattle Exporter. 30.000 Head of Cattle exported in 35 Years.

Jersey Evening Post 24th December 1999. Retired dairy farmer honoured. RETIRED St Peter dairy farmer Francis Le Ruez has been made an honorary life member of the Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society.

Jersey Evening Post, 27 March 2000. Paula Thelwell tells the tale of a Russian prince who was house guest at Trinity Manor, kept a herd of Jersey cattle on his estate outside Moscow and was one of the assassins of Rasputin.

Jersey Milk Marketing Board.  Jersey Milk. Brochure. 1994.

Kelly, Guy:  The War of the Little Jersey Cow: Poems London: Fortune Press, 1945

La Société d`Agriculture de Jersey: "Records of their Meetings" or "Annual Reports" 1790-1797.
During the World War 2 Reginald D. Payn did actually find such records from the agricultural society, est. 1790.

Le Cornu, C.P.: The Agriculture of the Islands of Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney and Sark. Price Essay. The Journal of the Royal Agricultural Society of England, 1859, vol. XX.

Le Cornu, C.P.: The Jersey Dairy Industry. A Paper contributed by the Agriculture Department of the Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society. Read by Colonel Le Cornu, La Hague Manor, Jersey.

Le Couteur, John: On the rise, progress and present state of Agriculture in Jersey, a lecture ... With notes.. Jersey, 1852.

Le Couteur,  John:  The Jersey, misnamed the Alderney Cow. The Journal of the Royal Agricultural Society of England. 1844, Vol. V.,

Le Feuvre, David : Jersey. Not quite British. The Rural History  of a Singular People. 1994.

Le  Ruez, Elisabeth: The Jersey Cow .. and its Island Home. 1992.

Le Ruez, Thomas Francis: Breeding the Jersey at Home. [WJCB. 1979]

Le Ruez, Thomas Francis: Breeding the Jersey Cow. The views and methods of a master breeder. Recorded by Senator Ralph Vibert, O.B.E. 1983.

Lemprière Raoul. The Channel Islands. 1977.

London Times: 14 Feb 1793  Alderney, Isle of, Robbery of Cattle by French Pirates p.3 col. c.
” Some French Pirates have landed on the Isle of Alderney, and carried off some Sheep and Cows with them”


London Times: Wednesday June 25 1856 Marquand (H. E.) on the Channel Islands' Breed of Cattle 12 d


London Times: Wednesday April 26 1871 Cattle Disease Bill passed in Jersey about 5 f

London Times: Thursday June 08 1871 Jersey, Importation of Cattle into 5 b

London Times: Tuesday November 19 1878 CATTLE from Jersey 8 c

London Times:  Monday May 29 1893 Agricultural Register of Births of Pure Bred Jersey Cattle 11 c

Low, David: The Alderney Breed .Cow and Calf, the Property of M. Brehaut of Jersey. Colour Plate XIV [The Breeds of the Domestic Animals of the British Islands. London. 1842] This book includes magnificent colour plates of paintings by William Shiels, probably the first man to show animals as they were in reality rather than what their owners thought they ought to look like.

Manning, John: Glimpses of Jersey. A Collection of interesting Stories and Traditions. Guernsey. 1994.

Marett J.R. de la H.. The Evolution of the Jersey Cow. Island Cow. September 1932.

Marett J.R. de la H. The Story of the Jersey Cow. C.G.A. Magazine. 1935.

Mathews Ernest. Economics in Dairy Farming

Mathews Ernest.  Thoughts suggested by Tring Dairy Trials. English Jersey Herd Book 1895.

Mathews Ernest.  The Jersey Cow. A paper read before the British Dairy Farmers` Association in Jersey, May 18th. 1905.  Annual Report 1905. Royal Jersey Agricultural & Horticultural Society.

Mayne Richard and Joan Stevens Jersey through the lens. Photographs taken before 1918. La Société Jersiaise. Phillimore. 1975.

Milne, Alan Alexander: The King's Breakfast. Poem. 1920s.

Mixter Dr S J. Catalogue. Dispersal Sale of the leading Guernsey herd of the time. Worcester 1925.

MMB Danish Jersey Importation.1969 Pps. 8 + pedigree for the 8 bulls imported.

Moncrieff Elspeth with Stephen and Iona Joseph Farm Animal Portraits. Antique Collectors` Club. 1996.
Animal painting became a way for artists to make a respectable living. They were commissioned to create a record of their patrons' favorite domestic animals, .........

Mourant Ph. L.S. ."The Dairy Queen - The Jersey Cow" . How She has beaten every Cow everywhere, with facts and figures in proof therof. written and collected by Ph. L.S. Mourant. - Permanent Council Member Royal Agricultural Society of Jersey. Member Herd Book Committee. Member Butter Test Committee. Member Shows Committee. 1907. Published by J.T. Bigwood, States' Printer, Jersey. To be had of all Booksellers and C.A: Bartlett & Co., Warwick Lane, London.

Nouvelle Chronique de Jersey, October 17th 1896. Exportation de Bétail Jersiais. The first exportation of Jersey Cattle meant for Denmark.
A la fin de la semaine dernière, M. Larsen, grand propriétaire dans le Danemark, arrivait dans notre île en vue d`acheter du bétail Jersiais pour ses fermes. Il se rendit chez Mons. Frs. Le Brocq, Maire de St. Pierre, pour demander à ce monsieur de lui procurer le bétail qu`il avait besoin. Malheureusement la besogne devait être faite de suite, et Lundi, Mardi et Mercredi derniers pas moins de 81 vaches et génisses et 3 taureaux furent achetés par M. Le Brocq, pour le compte de M. Larsen. Si le temps l`avait permis, plus de bétail aurait été acheté, mais le temps étan limité, il a été impossible d`en acheter davantage.
Ce qui a déterminé M. Larsen à venir à Jersey, c`est le fait qu`il avait acheté douze vaches Jersiaises de M. Swanberg, de la Suède, qui, il y a environ deux ans en avait importé 250 têtes de Jersey dans ce pays. Ces douze vaches paraissent lui avoir donné pleine et entière satisfaction, et de là la visite qu`il vient de faire à notre île.
Ces 84 têtes de bétail ont réalisé la somme de £1,260; c`eest-à-dire une Moyenne de £15 par tête, tandis que les prix ont varié de £10 à £40 chaque.
Ce bétail a été embarqué Jeudi dernier entre 11 heures et midi à Lord du vapeur "Tyr", nom Danois qui signifie "Taureau". Ce vapeur est aménagé expressément pour le transport du bétail et à son bord on pourrait facilement en mettre 400.
Ce nouvel envoi prouve que les consignations qui ont été envoyées en Suéde durant les 4 on 5 dernières années, ont dû donner satisfaction à ceux qui avaient acheté notre bétail, et les Danois, voisins des Suédois, ont voulu à leur tour en faire l`essai.
Lorsque les qualités supérieures de notre race bovine seront plus connues à l`étranger, on peut s`attendre que le commerce de notre bétail reprendra un nouvel élan.

Osberton Jersey Herd. The Osberton Jersey Herd. The Jersey, Spring 1996.
One of the oldest Jersey herds in UK, Osberton was started in 1869 and has continued in the ownership of the Foljambe family to the present with the herd managed by Mick and Ruth Watson.

Padwick, Herbert: The Jersey Cow. The Milk Industry. November 1920.
Mr. Herbert Padwick, C.B.E.  President of the English Jersey Cattle  Society in 1911

Payn, Reginald Durrell: Agriculture in Jersey during the 18th Century. Paper read before Société Jersiaise. Jersey Evening Post, 9th August 1943. [The first Agricultural Society in Jersey est. 1790] The next meeting was held on the 31 st May [1790] at Mr. J. Pepin`s near Grouville church, ....This meeting must always remain an historic one for Jersey cattle, because it is the first time that a serious attempt was suggested to adopt new methods to improve the island breed. Previously the island cattle received little attention, provided they gave plenty of milk, type was not considered. One of the results of this suggestion was that the offspring of good milkers were kept, and a bull was always selected from these heavy milkers.

Poingdestre Jean Caesarea or a Discourse of the Island of Jersey. Written in the latter half of the 17th Century. Reprinted in 1889.
In these arable grounds they pasture theire kine, which affoard them with very delicate butter, much esteemed for tast & colour: but for cheese they make very litle. ... [Chapter V, page 23]

Porter Valerie Channel Islands. The Cattle of Europe.[Cattle. A Handbook to the Breeds of the World. 1991]

Quayle Thomas A General View of the Agriculture and Present State of the Islands on the Coast of Normandy for the Consideration of the Board of Agriculture. London 1812

Reid W. The Jersey. Feeding The Breed. Spillers Ltd. 1964

Royal Guernsey Agricultural & Horticultural Society . The Guernsey herd book. v. 1-. [1882-.

Royal Jersey Agricultural & Horticultural Society:  Annual Report 1834-

Royal Jersey Agricultural & Horticultural Society. Breeding Points of Jersey Cattle with 2 full page engravings of a Jersey bull and cow. 1851. Journal of the Royal Agricultural Society of England.

Royal Jersey Agricultural & Horticultural Society. 75th Anniversary. Annual Report. 1908.

Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society - 150th Anniversary 1833 - 1983. The Jersey at Home 1983.

Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society. 150th Anniversary 1833 - 1983.  A Pageant of Country Life. Souvenir Programme.

Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society. Jersey Herd Book. / Vol. 1 (1866-1872)-

Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society. Jersey herd book. Milk records awards. Milk records : alphabetical list of winners of certificates of merit in all classes from 1925 to 1938 inclusive. [1939?]

Royal Jersey Herd Windsor. Brochure 1992. Published for delegates to the 13th conference of the World Jersey Bureau. [There are two diary herds at the Royal Farms, which date from George III's reign. The farms were at a low level during subsequent reigns due to lack of interest, until Prince Albert raised the farms again to the status of model farms. In 1849, Prince Albert arranged for the pasture land to be stocked with dairy cows, mainly Dairy Shorthorns but also some Jerseys (known contemporarily as Alderney cows), which were the foundation of the existing Jersey herd. The other dairy herd at the Royal Farms is an Ayrshire herd, formed in 1951 in the last year of George VI's reign. Each herd numbers 150 cows. By tradition, the  herds have been kept to Jerseys and Ayrshires. Milk was and is still supplied from the Jersey herd to the Dairy (built in 1858 in Windsor Home Park under the personal direction of Prince Albert); while the creamery remains unchanged, the outbuildings have been equipped with up-to-date dairy machinery. The Dairy used to supply not only the Royal family but also a large number of Castle and Home Park residents, but it began to run at a loss. Since 1975, it has supplied dairy produce only to The Queen, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, The Prince of Wales and Princess Margaret; the rest of the milk is sold to a national wholesaler.
- Royal Insight - ]

Shebbeare, John: An authentic narrative of the oppressions of the islanders of Jersey : to which is prefixed a succinct history of the military actions, constitution, laws, customs, and commerce of that island  London. 1771 .
In 1771 John Shebbeare said of the shipment of cows from Jersey to England:  The natural productions of this Island (Jersey) are such as will not permit an export, and these are chiefly the Jersey cows, which are esteemed in England for the excellency of their milk.  The meaning of the sentence probably is that, although Jersey farmers did not raise cows for the purpose of export, and possibly could not well spare the cows they had raised, nevertheless, sale was necessary, since, as Shebbeare says; ".. the island does not, in the most abundant years, produce by one-third what is sufficient for the bread of the inhabitants, and that deficiency is generally supplied from his kingdom." [E. Parmalee  Prentice, 1942]

Shepard, H.G.:  The Jersey Herd Book fifty years ago. The Island Cow. nos 4 and 13.

Shepard, H.G.:  One Hundred Years of the Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society. (1833-1933). Printed 1934.

Shepard H.G. Some Notes on the Breed`s Formative Years. WJCB 1961

Sinel Leslie: Jersey Through the Centuries

Smith, Albert. Photographer, St. Helier :Photographs of some celebrated Jersey Cattle. 1885- . Jersey
Kindly selected by J.A. Perrée, Esq., Secretary of the Jersey Herd Book, from a large Collection of Photographs in possession of the Publisher.

Smollett, Tobias George: Humphrey Clinker. Novel from 1771.
The "Alderney" cow has been held in high repute as a producer of cream and butter ever since the days when Tabitha Bramble wrote, in 1771, to Mrs. Gwylim, housekeeper at Brambleton Hall, "I am astonished that Mr. Lewis should take upon him to give away Alderney without my privity and concurrents.. Alderney gave four gallons a day ever since the calf was sent to market." Published in an article on Jersey Cattle, written by the Secretary of the American Jersey Cattle Club, and published in the first volume of the American Herd Register, issued in 1872. The statement refers to an incident in Smollett`s novel Humphrey Clinker.

Stevens, Joan: Victorian Voices. An introduction to the papers of Sir John Le Couteur, Q.A.D.C., F.R.S. Drawings by Charles Stevens. 1969. Biography of Sir John Le Couteur (1794-1875).

Stevens, Joan and Nigel Jee:. The Channel Islands. 1987.

Stovin G.H. T.: Pedigree Cattle Breeding. A Doctor-Farmer`s profitable venture. Pps xiv, 112. Ill.
1955. Jerseys.

Strohmeyer Henry A.: Photographer. Photo Album in the Archive of WJCB, Jersey. Ca 1940
Heifers in barn at "Roselands" - Carlyle Le Gallais.  Method of transporting animals about the Island.
Milkmaids at work at F.J. Bree`s, Grouville. A typical scene showing milking in progress in field where cattle are tethered. Miss F.M. Robin in field with Sybil`s Pride of Longchamps, showing milking stool and Guernsey milk jug. Scene showing method of pasturing cattle. Cutting hay, "Roselands". Herd bulls in pasture at "The Oaklands" John A. Perree owner. Judging cattle at the Whitsuntide Show.
Strohmeyer was a leading cattle photographer of his day.

Tervit H.R. and L.E.A. Rowson Egg Transfer in Cattle. WJCB 1972

Thornton John.: The History of the Breed.[ The English Herd Book of Jersey Cattle. Volume I.   . 1879.]

Thornton, John: Jersey Cattle and their Management [Volume II of the Herd Book of the English Jersey Cattle Society. 1880)

Thornton, John:. Jersey Cattle and their Management.[ Vol XVII (second series) Journal of the Royal Agricultural Society of England. 1881].

In 1879 the late Mr John Thornton  the founder of the well-known firm of Auctioneers - and a "committee of Jersey breeders of Great Britain," after a vast amount of preliminary work, including visits to the Island in search of pedigrees, printed and published the first volume of the "English Herd Book of Jersey Cattle." - In addition - and from an historical point of view of more importance- there is  to be found some eighty-eight pages of closely packed information, collected and recorded by Mr. Thornton. In the following year the second volume of the herd book was published and this also contains additional information on the breed in the form of a paper entitled "Jersey Cattle and their Management"; incidentally this paper was originally written by request for the Journal of the Royal Agricultural Society of England and was published in Vol. XVII, 1881. Anyone who wishes to study in minute detail such early history of the breed as is known, cannot do better than read carefully the two accounts contained in Vol. 1 and 2.

Tickell, Jerrard:  Appointment with Venus. Hodder and Stroughton Ltd., 1951.This story takes place in Armorel, an imaginary Channel Island, in the 1940's. A comedy about a World War 2  commando raid to rescue a pregnant prizewinning cow from the occupied Channel Islands.

Tubbs L.G.: The Book of the Jersey. 1st. ed. 1938.

Walmesley William Gerard: A PEDESTRIAN TOUR THROUGH THE ISLANDS OF GUERNSEY AND JERSEY. London, Phillimore 1992. Written 170 years ago, this journal of a perceptive, observant traveller, more appreciative than most of the islands and their people, has remained an unpublished manuscript ever since--until now. A reliable contemporary source. [P. 51-52 Rozel harbour situated at the foot of mountaninous ground is much frequented by French boats that run over from the opposite coast with cattle etc. It is the shortest passage to France. A boat entered whilst we remained here after a run of 4 hrs. The distance is called about 18 miles. We entered a publick house to seek shelter ....]

Watney, Dr. H.: The Jersey Cow. Live Stock Journal. 1903.
Dr. Watney.- No history of the Jersey breed would be complete without some reference being made to the invaluable work done and the amazing results achieved by Dr. Watney of Buckhold. Dr. Watney started his herd in 1890 and up to 1906 had won more Gold Medals in butter tests than all the other herds of English bred Jerseys combined. He rarely went in for showing in inspection classes, but concentrated all his attention on the maximum production of butter per cow, coupled with regular breeding, strong constitution and freedom from disease. The results he achieved are unique and his record of medals won will stand for a long time - his record is perhaps made all the more remarkable when it is remembered that he strongly objected to  and refrained from showing at any show which rendered it necessary for his men to be away from home over a Sunday. Unfortunately Dr. Watney died during the summer of 1932, and a few weeks afterwards his herd was dispersed.

Welles E.F. Etchings On Copper. - "Cows of the most esteemed Breeds are Shorthorn, Longhorn, Hereford, Devon, Alderney, Argyle". 12 engravings of heads 6 each of cows and bulls. Ca 1842.

Western Flying Post or Sherborne and Yeovil Mercury: 1773 Sep 20, Thomas Delamotte, Weymouth, Alderney Cows (for sale), 1775  Aug 21, James Samuel, Lyme, Sale of  Jersey Cows.

Youatt W. Cattle; Their Breeds, Management, And Diseases.1834. [Chapter VIII: Alderney Cattle]
 William Youatt was a professor in the Royal Veterinary College, London; he collected much information on the British breeds of domesticated animals, and wrote the work on "Cattle" published by the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, 1834

Youatt W. The Complete Grazier. Lockwood & Co. 1864

Special Collections in Channel Islands and UK

The Jersey Archive
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Royal Jersey Agricultural & Horticultural Society
The Royal Jersey Agricultural & Horticultural Society have deposited their records at the
Jersey Archive.The minute books date from 1833. The first Jersey Herd Book of
Registration of Pedigree Stock states from 1867.

1 L/D/09 Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society
2 L/D/09 Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society L/D/09/A Minutes
3 L/D/09 Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society L/D/09/A1 Agricultural Department Minutes 1833 1958
4 L/D/09 Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society L/D/09/A2 Annual General meetings
5 L/D/09 Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society L/D/09/A3 Board of Management minutes
6 L/D/09 Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society L/D/09/A4 Building Committee minutes
7 L/D/09 Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society L/D/09/A5 Gardeners and Jubilee Committee minutes
8 L/D/09 Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society L/D/09/A6 Herd Book Committee
minutes, (see also L/D/09/C7/1)
9 L/D/09 Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society L/D/09/A7 Advisory Board on the Potato and Tomato Export Trade minutes
10 L/D/09 Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society L/D/09/A8 Secretary's Committee minutes
11 L/D/09 Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society L/D/09/A9 Milk Records Committee minutes
12 L/D/09 Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society L/D/09/A10 Editorial and Publications Committee minutes
13 L/D/09 Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society L/D/09/A11 Real Estate Committee minutes
14 L/D/09 Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society L/D/09/B Accounts
15 L/D/09 Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society L/D/09/B1 Journals and Herd Book accounts
16 L/D/09 Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society L/D/09/B2 Jersey Herd Book general cash books 1921 1955
17 L/D/09 Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society L/D/09/B3 Cash received books
18 L/D/09 Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society L/D/09/B4 Register of bonds
19 L/D/09 Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society L/D/09/B5 Salary accounts
20 L/D/09 Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society L/D/09/C Qualifications
21 L/D/09 Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society L/D/09/C1 Cows Foundation stock
22 L/D/09 Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society L/D/09/C2 Cows Pedigree stock
23 L/D/09 Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society L/D/09/C3 Qualifications of bull calves, by date of birth
24 L/D/09 Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society L/D/09/C4 Bulls Pedigree Stock
25 L/D/09 Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society L/D/09/C5 Qualifications heifers
pedigree stock
26 L/D/09 Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society L/D/09/C6 Registers of farms and farmers
27 L/D/09 Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society L/D/09/C7 Jersey Herd Book
28 L/D/09 Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society L/D/09/D Agricultural Department members lists
29 L/D/09 Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society L/D/09/D1 Registers
30 L/D/09 Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society L/D/09/E Milk records
31 L/D/09 Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society L/D/09/E1 Lists of cows
32 L/D/09 Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society L/D/09/F Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society Shows
33 L/D/09 Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society L/D/09/F1 Thousand Gallon Cows and Cow and Progeny
34 L/D/09 Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society L/D/09/F2 Progeny Cows
35 L/D/09 Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society L/D/09/F3 Heifers in milk
36 L/D/09 Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society L/D/09/F4 Yearling Heifers
37 L/D/09 Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society L/D/09/F5 Heifers in Calf
38 L/D/09 Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society L/D/09/F6 Young Cows
39 L/D/09 Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society L/D/09/F7 Aged Cows
40 L/D/09 Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society L/D/09/F8 Best Uddered Cows
41 L/D/09 Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society L/D/09/F9 Aged Bulls
42 L/D/09 Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society L/D/09/F10 Two Year Bulls
43 L/D/09 Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society L/D/09/F11 Yearling Bulls
44 L/D/09 Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society L/D/09/G St Lawrence Agricultural Society
45 L/D/09 Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society L/D/09/G1 St Lawrence Agricultural Society Show

Societe Jersiaise
Lord Coutanche Library. 7 Pier Road, St. Helier

Sir John Le Couteur´s Papers
[Sir John Le Couteur´s Papers now deposited in Jersey Archive, Clarence Road  St Helier JE2 4JY ]

Joan Stevens Index to the John Le Couteur`s Papers
These papers cover a period of about a century, from 1780-1890 or so, and embrace so many subjects, both in and outside Jersey, that no student of the period could fail to find valuable information therein, and his subject is almost sure to be referred to in some context.
The amount of material on cattle in the Le Couteur papers using Joan Stevens index to the collection.
The numbers in the indexes refer to the volume numbers and pages in the 3 sequences:
31 diaries (numbered sequence)
15 letter books (the L sequence)
50 miscellameous volumes (the M sequence)

COWS [Diaries]  2/29.-- 4/166.-- 5/31.100.--  6/  7/4.42.45 --  8/
9/ -10/
11/ --  12/ -- 13/12.15.116  --  15/185.222.224
16/36.145.149 -- 17/44 -- 18/ --20/ 22/15.70
23/66-- 24/ 25/ 28/17.91-- 30/17.25-- 31/210.

L8/ 285.307.311.315.319

[Miscellameous volumes] --M2/34    M11/19.21.111

Milking machine L11/17
for Q. Victoria L8/216
prices L8/253
horns   L8/319
See also Alderneys, Austraia, Ayrshire, Foot and mouth, Heifers, Herd Book, Lactometer. Milk,
Rinderpest and Eveline. Polly.
[See also:Victorian Voices. An introduction to the papers of Sir John Le Couteur, Q.A.D.C., F.R.S. by Joan Stevens. Drawings by Charles Stevens. 1969.

The Rural History Centre
Address: The University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading, Berkshire RG6 6AG. Telephone 0118 931

Jersey Cattle Society of Great Britain
Minutes, 1885-1958; accounts, 1950s-1970s; membership registers, 1933-1940; publications, 1921-1938; minutes of the English Kerry and Dexter Society, 1917-1931.

Royal Agricultural Society of England
Board of Agriculture, accounts, 1794-1820; minute books, 1797-1822; letter books, 1793-1800, 1810-1822; reprts and surveys, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Flanders.
RASE. Accounts, 1838-1965; minute books, council, 1844-1932; minute books, committees, 1840-1948; lists of governors and members, 1840-1940s; administrative records: property, shows, education; legal records; press cuttings book, Sir Walter Gilbey; photographs.

World Jersey Cattle Bureau

Ashby Edward The World Jersey Cattle Bureau. [Eric J. Boston: Jersey Cattle, 1954]

Blampied T. Le Q & Messervy A.: "The Jersey Breed on the Island".  Jersey Breed Conference1949. WJCB.  Pps. 15.

Boston E.J.  Implications of Breeding Jerseys on a World Scale by the Use of Artificial Insemination. WJCB 1958

Boston E.J. Jersey Breeding Internationally by Artificial Insemination. WJCB 1961.

Boston Eric J. Has the International Use of Semen from Top Sires an Important Role in Future Livestock Improvement? WJCB 1968

Bull John What is Golden Lad`s Influence on the Jersey of today. WJCB 1965
John Bull owner of the famous Brampton Jersey herd in Canada.

Dawick G.H. Expansion of the Activities of the World Jersey Cattle Bureau. WJCB 1961

Edwards, J. Lannett , F. Neal Schrick, and Patricia Clark Introducing the Newest Advance in Jersey Research. University of Tennessee. September 2000.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (September 10, 2000) -- In August a very special calf was born on the University of Tennessee's Knoxville Experiment Station. Her name is Millennium, and she is expected to live up to that auspicious name by helping to usher in a new age of research and advancement in terms of dairy cattle -- particularly Jersey cattle -- fertility, breeding, and disease resistance.
Millennium, or Millie for short, is the United States' first clone using a somatic cell from an adult Jersey cow. She was born August 23, weighing a healthy 62 pounds.

Frigot Derrick, Anne Perchard The Jersey Breed. [Proceedings of the International Scientific Conference Status and Perspectives of Jersey Cattle Breeding in Poland and Europe. Poznan, Poland 2001]

Grisdale, Jean: World Jersey Cattle Bureau. History. The Eighth International Conference, Australia. 1976

Hentschke, Mr. P.W.: Traditional Breeding in Today`s World. WJCB 1989

Jersey at Home. 1979. Welcome to Jersey and to the ninth international conference of the World Jersey Cattle Bureau.

Machugh David Evan: Molecular Biogeography and Genetic Structure of Domesticated Cattle. 1996

Marsh E. Lea The World Jersey Cattle Bureau past, present and future. Paper 11th. Conference WJCB, South Africa. 1986

Perchard  Anne, Derrick Frigot   The Jersey Breed. [Proceedings of the International Scientific Conference Status and Perspectives of Jersey Cattle Breeding in Poland and Europe. Poznan, Poland 2001]

Perchard, Anne. The Jersey Cow and its Importance in our Cultural and Economic Development
[ A copy of the Societe Jersiasise's Annual Joan Stevens Memorial Lecture presented by Mrs.
Anne Perchard, President of the World Jersey Cattle Bureau on 13the September 1998 at the
Howard Davis Farm, Trinity, Jersey.]

Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society. Report of the proceedings at the Jersey Breed Conference, 1949. [St. Helier?, 1949]

S.A. Jersey International Issue. Look at the history and current state in some of the more important Jersey countries. S.A. Jersey  1995, No. 3.
Jersey Island, Denmark, America, Canada, Australia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, New Zealand

Skrzypek, Ryszard: Jersey: Status and perspectives. WJCB 1994.

Stiles, David  Jersey Cattle Worldwide. The World Jersey Cattle Bureau. A typescript.

Webster, Philip L.: International Cooperation & Understanding through Jerseys. A brief History of the Jersey Breed and the World Jersey Cattle Bureau. Paper presented by Philip L. Webster at Centennial Seminar at ExpoMilk in Sao Paulo, Brazil, October 1996. [Canadian Jersey Breeder. March 1997]

World Jersey Cattle Bureau Yearbook 1954-??

World Jersey Cattle Bureau  Journal, The first issue was published in October, 1960.
Another attempt to publish a journal to bridge the gap between conferences doomed to failure 1962.

World Jersey Cattle Bureau Digest 1969- 197..? February, 1969, marked the beginning of another attempt to initiate a Bureau publication. This took the form of a Digest - items of interest taken from the various publications of the member societies and other agricultural magazines. It was planned to publish the Digest three times a year. Editor Jean Grisdale.

World Jersey Cattle Bureau Constitutions and Rules, July 1972
Original Rules adopted 4th July, 1952. Amended 8th July, 1959, 15th February, 1965 and July 3rd, 1972 - all amendments adopted and incorporated herein.

World Jersey Cattle Bureau World Jersey Bulletin 1992-

World Jersey Cattle Bureau. World Jersey Digest 1992-

World Jersey Cattle Bureau World Jersey Newsletter 1992-

World Jersey Cattle Bureau World Jersey Research News 1997-
A Review of the research relevant to the Jersey breed published worldwide . Compiled by Dr. Ryszard Skrzypek, Scientific Adviser, WJCB.

World Jersey Cattle Bureau. International Conference (5th : 1965 : Hamilton and Palmerston North, N.Z.) Fifth International Conference of the World Jersey Cattle Bureau held at Hamilton and Palmerston North, New Zealand from the 2nd-17th February, 1965. Palmerston North, N.Z. : Printed by Keeling & Moody, 1966.

World Jersey Cattle Bureau. Ninth International Conference held on the Island of Jersey from 13th to 21st May, 1979

World Jersey Cattle Bureau. 10th International Conference, August 28th to September 1st, 1982 EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA

Special Collections

RJA&HS … and WJCB Headquarters
The new headquarters of the Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society that will be housing the World Jersey Cattle Bureau office and library is currently being built. The work is on schedule (and within budget!) to be ready in June.  We again make an appeal to anyone who has any books, pictures or documents about the Jersey breed to consider donating this to the World Jersey Library, so it can provide  everyone with access to the story of the Jersey breed
[Derrick Frigot in World Jersey News January 2000]


Alexander Dr. R.A. The Part played by Veterinary Science in the Development of the Cattle Industry in Southern Africa. WJCB 1958.

Allan J.S. A Comparison of Jersey Sub-populations on the basis of Blood Group frequencies and Production Levels, for Jersey Cattle Breeders` Society of South Africa. WJCB 1961

Assiut ( Egypt) Assiut College. Agricultural Dept.:  Milk production records of pure Jersey and part Jersey cows in the Agricultural Department of Assiut College.  Assiut, 1950.

Barrett W Jersey Grades in Kenya. WJCB 1958.

Bonsma, Professor F.N.: The Jerseys on the Island and in South Africa. WJCB, 1954.

Bonsma Professor J.C. The Influence of Climate and Nutrition on the Adaptability of the Jersey throughout the World. WJCB 1958.

Boston, Eric: Jersey Cattle in South Africa, Rhodesia and Kenya. [Boston, Eric James: Jersey Cattle. 1954. With photographs by Cas Oorthuys and others.]

Christie, G.J. A Background to Bovine Fertility in Southern Rhodesia. (Research Rhodesia and Nyasaland). WJCB 1961.

Elsenburg Jersey Herd: S.A. Jersey Gazette, May, 1946.
 In 1902 the Elsenburg School of Agriculture, Mulder`s Vlei, C.P., secured a couple of females from Mr. van der Byl whose herd was about to be dispersed. Among the animals secured was the cow "Gladys" to which every Jersey in the Elsenburg herd today is related. [Morkel 1928]

Houston, Douglas: The Jersey breed. [Bloemfontein, Jersey Cattle Breeders' Society of South  Africa, 1960]

Hunter G.L., W.J. Stielau and H. Steiner Some Long Term Effects of Rearing Jersey Calves on Different Planes of Nutrition. WJCB 1968

Jansen, Z.B.: The True Interpretation of the Official Milk Records of South Africa. WJCB, 1954.

Jersey Cattle Breeders Society of S.A The Jersey Breed:  A Review .. 1936.

Jersey Cattle Breeders Society of S.A The Jersey Breed:  Brochure, 1941

Jersey Cattle Society of Kenya: The Jersey in Kenya. 1986.

Jersey in Kenya. A Guide to the Breed. 1986

Jersey South Africa Handbook - your guide to success. 1995?
Unfortunately no irrefutable records are available as to the correct date the first Jersey was imported into South Africa. It is, however, generally accepted that the first Jerseys were imported by Mr. Adrian vand der Byl of Roodebloem Estate, Woodstock, Cape, from Jersey Island, in the early 1880`s with 1881 as the most probable date.

Jersey South Africa. S.A. Jersey 75th Anniversary Edition. 1995
The Jersey Cattle Breeders Association of South Africa  was founded 1920.

Jerseys in Kenya World Jersey Newsletter. January 1996.

Jersey in Zimbabwe. Harare, Zimbabwe : Modern Farming Publications, [1988-

Jerseys in Zimbabwe World Jersey Newsletter. January 1996

Joubert Dr. D.M. Experimental Work with Jerseys in South Africa. WJCB 1958.

Joubert D.M. and C.M. Havenga An Investigation on the Duration of Pregnancy in South African Jersey Cattle. WJCB 1965.

Letenneur, L: "Crossbreeding N`Dama and Jersey Cattle in Ivory Coast" [World Animal Review No 27, 1978. FAO]

McFarlane I.S. Some Diseases transmitted by Bull Semen in South Africa. WJCB 1961

Meyn K. & Wilkins J. 1974. Breeding for milk in Kenya, with particular reference to the Sahiwal stud. World Animal Review  11. (FAO)

Morkel, W.A.K.: History and Characteristics of the Breed. [ The South African Jersey Herd Book Volume I, 1928.]

Naude R.T. Body Size of the Jersey Female in South Africa. WJCB 1965

Naude, R.T.: Jerseys and Jersey Crossbred Cattle as Beef Producers. WJCB, 1968.

Nel, Gabriel Daniel: Jerseys in South Africa. Pps 288, ill,  Cape Town 1968.

Nel, Gabriel Daniel: The Development and Progress of the Jersey Breed in South Africa [Editorial]. S.A. Jersey Gazette, May, 1946.

Nel, Gabriel Daniel The Development and Progress of the Jersey Breed in South Africa. WJCB 1958

Parker George M. Which Kind of Bulls Breed Best? WJCB 1965

Pattullo Peggy of Zimbabwe Obituary. World Jersey Bulletin, January 1994

Schoongezicht Farm (Stellenbosch), Schoongezicht Jerseys : the history, achievements and   breeding plan of a South African Jersey herd. [Stellenbosch, 1954?]
Rustenberg has a wine-growing history dating back to 1682, when Roelof Pasman from Meurs, near the Rhine, recognised its wine-growing potential. Apart from wine, Rustenberg is also known for its champion jerseys. Our  Schoongezicht jersey herd dates back to 1892 and is the oldest registered herd in South Africa.  Their names are chosen by Pamela Barlow, who with her late husband Peter, established the pedigree herd from Jersey, Canadian, American and New Zealand bloodlines. Mr. Douglas Houston states in a brochure of the Schoongezicht Jerseys: "The Schoongezicht Jersey herd was born when in 1892 the late Alfred Nicholson joined John X. Merriman. From that time until today, though wine and fruit too have helped to make the name of Schoongezicht famous throughout South Africa, the Jersey has played a vital role in the economy of the farm". Mr. Houston continues: "There are few records of the first Jerseys, but it is of interest to note that the earliest records refer to

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