News from Kim Billman


We have all heard it before but after a FANTASTIC week in Iowa last week, I must say it again – What a GREAT time to own Jerseys!

The AJCA-NAJ Annual Meetings were held in Sioux Falls, S.D., last week and were greatly attended by Jersey enthusiasts from around the country. The large crowd was treated to a week of great weather, a chance to envy the crops produced by the Iowa breeders and some beautiful and profitable Jersey cows! Our thanks goes out to everyone involved with planning and all who attended the meetings.

On Saturday, June 30, the 50th National Heifer Sale saw a record attendance with nearly 500 people in attendance. It was standing room only as the 55 lots sold for a near record average of $3,626.36, a price that trails the 2000 National Heifer Sale in South Carolina by only $0.06! Jersey prices remain high, as milk prices reach the highest point they have seen in a couple of years.

With that said, the August Jersey Journal deadline is fast approaching. The issue will give a full report on all of the events in Sioux Falls. It is also the first issue heading into the fall sale season. You can save 10% by reserving your ad space by Monday, July 9. Ads will still be accepted without the discount through Thursday, July 19 for the issue.

Now is the time to advertise your Thank You’s to the buyers of your consignments to these premier sales: the Field of Dreams Sale, Pride of the West, Ohio Spring Classic, and the National Heifer Sale.

Other ideas include:

  • Upcoming Sales: Indiana Premier Plus Sale, The Bush River & Treasure Chest Sale and the Dixie Invitational Sale
  • Young Bulls for sale out of your best cow families.
  • High JPI Cows and their offspring
  • Recent Appraisal highlights

The Jersey Journal staff is ready to help you design an ad and market the genetics in your herd. Call us today with your ad thoughts and ideas. Our staff will help you with anything you need to create an effective ad to put your name out in the industry!  

Remember . . . you can still save 10% by contacting us today or Monday! Call, email or fax us today!


REAP herds, if you haven’t used your REAP Advertising Advantage credit yet . . . do so with the August issue. Save $100 on your ad! Contact us today to add recognition and profit to your herd with an advertisement in Jersey Journal.  

Thank you for your continued support of the Jersey Journal, the official publication of the American Jersey Cattle Association for over 54 years. Please give us a call at 614.861.3636, exts. 335 (Tracie), 336 (Kim), 319 (Julie) or 323 (Michele).
We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Kim Billman                   Tracie Stoodt                                

Editor                              Assistant Editor/Advertising     


Michele Ackerman          Julie Drendel      

Associate Editor               Assistant Editor/Production



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