NATIONAL JERSEY QUEEN TO BE
SELECTED DURING THE ALL AMERICAN
Reynoldsburg, Ohio, September 17, 2007—The 53rd National Jersey Queen will be selected Saturday, November 3, 2007 at the conclusion of Junior Day activities at The All American Jersey Shows and Sale, held annually in conjunction with the North American International Livestock Exposition, Louisville, Ky.
The 2008 National Jersey Queen will begin her reign when she is introduced with a court of two alternates at the beginning of the National Jersey Jug Futurity on November 4. Later that evening, they will assist with The 55th All American Jersey Sale, then preside over The All American Jersey Show, the world’s largest Jersey show, on Monday, November 5.
She will succeed the reigning Queen, Betty Janine Thompson, of Chandler, Oklahoma.
Financial support is provided by the National Jersey Queen Development Fund. Major funding comes from proceeds of heifer donated to the Fund and sold in The All American Jersey Sale. This year’s donation heifer comes from D & E Jerseys, Hilmar, Calif. D&E Saber Christine 20754 is a P9 senior calf sired by O. F. Montana Saber-ET, JPI +134, and out of a Very Good-88% “Echo” dam with three completed lactations averaging 20,753-1,062-756 m.e. The next dam by “Berretta” is Very Good with lifetime average cheese yield of 7.68 lbs. daily.
There are three eligibility requirements to compete for honor of National Jersey Queen. Contestants must be at least 16 years of age but not older than 20 on January 1, 2007. They must be either a current state or regional Jersey queen, or be an exhibitor at the 2007 Western National Jersey Show or The All American Junior Jersey Show. All contestants must be a Junior Member in good standing or Lifetime Member of the American Jersey Cattle Association.
Candidates for National Jersey Queen are evaluated on the quality of their application, interview, general dairy and Jersey breed knowledge, and public speaking, both prepared and extemporaneous. Each of the contest elements is described on the USJersey website at www.usjersey.com/YouthProgram/natlqueen.htm. Applications must be received in the AJCA office on or before October 15. Judging begins on Friday, November 2.
The National Jersey Queen represents the Jersey community throughout the year at local, state and national events, including the AJCA-NAJ Annual Meetings.
The American Jersey Cattle Association, organized in 1868, maintains identification and performance records for dairy herd owners and provides services that support genetic improvement and greater profitability through increasing the value of and demand for Registered Jersey™ cattle and genetics, and Jersey milk and milk products.
For more information about participating in or supporting the National Jersey Queen development program, contact Dr. Cherie L. Bayer, Director of Development, at 614/861-3636, extension 334, or email firstname.lastname@example.org with “Queen” in the subject line.