A strong sale kicks off two weeks of Jersey events …
The New York Fall Sale on Saturday averaged a sparkling $1,929.61 on 255 head, and included a solid test for third trimester heifers (67 head) at an average of $2,497.39.
Tomorrow, the Vermont Jersey Breeders Association will host its 71st annual sale at the fairgrounds in North Haverhill, N.H. A total of 420 head are slated to sell, and you’ll find the complete sale book online by clicking here.
Heading into next week, for World Dairy Expo in Madison …
The Jersey action starts next Tuesday, October 2 as the USJersey exhibit opens at 9:00 a.m. through the complete run of the show (Saturday, Oct. 6). Stop by booth AL 101 in the Coliseum.
The Central National Jersey Show begins at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, then continues Wednesday morning starting at 7:30 a.m. The action takes place in the Coliseum show ring.
At 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, World Dairy Expo presents a Virtual Farm Tour featuring Huffard Dairy Farms of Crockett, Va. Jim Huffard will narrate the video-pictorial tour, which takes place in the Exhibition Hall.
Then, at 4:00 p.m., the Top of the World Jersey Sale will get underway in the IGENITY Sale Pavilion. Sale books are now in the mail, or can viewed online now. Click here. There will be a surprise presentation at the start of the sale, so be there early!
Thursday, the action shifts south of Madison to Janesville, for the Dairyland Protein Sale and the complete dispersal of Cave Creek Jerseys. The sales get underway at 11:00 a.m. Central, at the Rock County 4-H fairgrounds.
Thursday concludes with the National Dairy Shrine recognition banquet, with the social hour starting at 5:30 p.m. Dr. Duane Norman, supervisory research geneticist with the Animal Improvement Programs Laboratory, Beltsville, Md., will be recognized at the 2007 Guest of Honor. Norman was born and raised on a Registered Jersey™ farm in Pennsylvania, has been a key advisor to the AJCA over the years and currently serves on the Research Advisory Committee.
Also being recognized at the Dairy Shrine event are C. A. and Kirsten Russell, Hilmar, Calif., Progressive Dairy Producer Award; and Katie Mason, Chestertown, Md., and Clayton Wood, Littlestown, Penna., each receiving a NDS-Dairy Management Inc. scholarship for $1,000. Jacob Pieper, this year’s recipient of the Fred Stout Experience Award, will receive the $1,500 Klussendorf Association scholarship. Leah Johnson, a May graduate of UW-River Falls and now working as an AJCA-NAJ Area Representative, will receive a $500 NDS Student Recognition Award.
Reminders about The All American Show & Sale …
Late entries can be made through Wednesday, October 10 for this year’s show held in conjunction with the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Ky. For details, click here.
Monday, October 1 is the last day to make reservations at the special room rate at the Jersey headquarters hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Louisville Airport. Call 502/637-2424 and be sure to tell them that you are attending the Jersey show.
Support for this year’s All American has been exceptional, as illustrated by the 2007 Honor Roll of sponsors. There are many more opportunities to become a sponsor. Contact the AJCA Development Department at 614/861-3636 now for more information. Commitments received by this Friday will be listed in the Honor Roll published in the All American and Pot O’Gold Sale catalog.