Jersey Atlantic to Host 2017 Jersey Canada AGM
Thursday April 6th - Tour Nova Scotia
1. Musqie Valley Farms Ltd. (Prefix: Musqie), RR#5, Middle Musquodoboit, Nova Scotia
Owners: John W & Gwen Dillman and Reg, Melissa, Kaden & Tate Dillman
Musqie Valley will feature a mixed dairy herd of 35% Jersey, 60% Holstein, 5% Ayrshire and one Brown Swiss in their tie stall barn. Many Musqie Iatola Martha family members can be seen along with Jerseys from Enniskillen and Norval Acres. Musqie focuses on a balance breeding program using Premier, Matt, Joel, and Ladd sires. Current heifers are sired by Colton, Premier, Matt, Gameday, Sultan, Milad P. The Dillmans are proud to have All Canadian nominations in all three breeds over the past 10 years.
2. Wynt Farm Ltd. (Prefix: Wynt), 10032 Hwy 224, Middle Musquodoboit, Nova Scotia
Owners: Dave, Helena and Kyley Cole
Wynt farm was established in 2010 with 12 Holsteins and 16 Jerseys. They currently milk 12 Holsteins and 34 Jerseys. The herd thrives in a free-stall environment and milks in a double-four parlour. Select's sires make up most of the recent bull list with some Joel and Ladd also used. The goal at Wynt is to increase milk and maintain components with solid confirmation - a strong foundation for the next generation to build on.
3. Pine Haven Farm Ltd. (Prefix: Pine Haven), PO Box 9, Oxford, Nova Scotia
Owners: RJ & Jennifer Dillman
Pinehaven farm is a Master Breeder herd, home of Pine Haven SSM Marmie EX 94-2E and Pine Haven Senior EX-90. The farm is currently milking 55 cows in a head-to-head tie stall. Goldust Karbala Ladd will be the featured bull on this tour as Pine Haven exhibits several of his milking daughters. In 2015 Pine Haven reached #6 on the Nova Scotia All Breeds list for milk production with an average BCA of 270. Herd includes 6-MEx, 3-Ex, 30-VG, 19-GP.
Friday April 7th - Tour New Brunswick
1. Samorah Farms (Jersey Prefix: Mayflower), 43 Taylor Road, Newtown, New Brunswick
Owners: Sam & Debbie Freeze, Frances Freeze, Lisa Freeze & Brent Dunfield
View a modern tie stall facility filled with a colourful herd that is built on type and longevity. Samorah Farms milks over 50 purebred cows, with the majority of the herd consisting of black and red Holsteins. In recent years, Jerseys, Guernseys and a Milking Shorthorn have been added to the herd. Frances purchased her first Jerseys in 2009 and today, she now has 16 animals, with 10 under the Mayflower prefix. Her breeding focuses on continued type and more production.
2. Green Acres Farm Inc. (Prefix: Hiddenjem), 19 Duffy Lane, Nauwigewauk, New Brunswick
Owner: Mike O'Brien ... more information to come!
3. JayRon Farm Ltd. (Prefix: Parkhe Breigh), 20 MacLeod Road, Tower Hill, New Brunswick
Owners: Jamie MacLeod & Rhonda Hulan
JayRon is a fifth generation operation milking 55 Jerseys with a robot. Since Jamie and Rhonda have taken over the farm the focus is on building cow families using genomics, Valacta and classification, to assist with management decisions. A variety of bulls are used ranging from young sires to proven, and sexed semen if available.
4. Huntsman Ocean Sciences
Located in St. Andrews, New Brunswick, this research and science-based teaching institution will talk about how we connect to the oceans resources as well as provide a presentation on fish farming.
5. Dinner & Evening Event: Maritime Kitchen Party! Network with members and meet industry partners.
Saturday April 8th
Jersey Canada AGM, Presidents Luncheon, Awards and Banquet
Spend a day with Jersey Canada and learn about the progress of the Jersey breed and our association. It's also a great time to meet the Board of Directors, committee members and staff. Anyone can attend the Annual General Meeting but only Jersey Canada members can vote. (For members: voting privileges ensure you have a voice, and ultimately your membership says you support the breed, care about its future and can make a difference).
Sunday April 9 - Fly home
The Jersey Advantage / L'avantage Jersey
The Jersey Advantage
View or download our 8-page brochure that talks about the efficient and profitable Jersey cow, breed progress, and why the Jersey breed is perfect for today's dairy operation.
Regardez ou téléchargez notre brochure de 8 pages qui parle de la vache Jersey efficace et profitable, des progrès de la race et qui explique pourquoi la race Jersey est parfaite pour l'exploitation laitière d'aujourd'hui et de demain.
What Does the Most Profitable Dairy Breed Look Like?
Have you read The Economic Analysis of Dairy Breeds?
It is a study that measures the economic performance of seven dairy breeds. It talks about feed conversion, housing, manure storage, the environment, production, calving, veterinarian and pharmaceutical costs, ROI, profit and overall economic performance.
Before you go to your next sale ...
Before you buy your next cow ...
Before you invest in your next capital asset ...
Read the report. The story is in the numbers.
A summary of the report highlights can be found here.
Did You Know?
Jersey Canada and the four regional Jersey associations across the country work together to ensure that the Jersey breed is effectively promoted and services are efficiently offered to Jersey owners. The ultimate goal is to reduce duplication efforts at the national and regional levels while making sure the members are well supported. We live in a very big country where farming practices, herd sizes and economics vary considerably. While each association is unique in their offerings, below is a list of the types of roles, activities and responsibilities that your regional association may include.
-lobby provincial milk marketing boards;
-place Jerseys in various sales throughout the region;
-have presence at relevant trade shows;
-visit new owners that have bought their first Jersey;
-facilitate youth functions (calf rallies, youth seminars, etc.);
-host barn meetings and open houses;
-be involved in County/Parish shows, meetings and socials;
-participate in advertising campaigns;
-assist owners with lapsed registrations;
-follow-up on transfers.