Cow of the Year
 Nominees Announced

Oct 1, 2014

Nominees for 2014 Canadian Jersey Cow of the Year - not a contest for any ordinary cow!

Jersey Canada is pleased to announce three nominees who have been selected to compete for the coveted Canadian Jersey Cow of the Year award. The inaugural award began in 2011 and annually recognizes the achievements of Jersey cows who compete to win the title of Cow of the Year. The nominees are Canadian born purebred Jerseys who showcase longevity, production, genetic merit, and strength of pedigree – both the nominees and winner of this interactive contest are great ambassadors of Canadian genetics. 

The nominees selected for the 2014 Canadian Jersey Cow of the Year competition are as follows:
1] Avonlea Renaissance Kookie - ET
Breeder: Avonlea Jerseys ~ Owner: Avonlea Genetics Inc.

2] Glenholme Saturns Anastasia
Breeder & Owner: Robert and Bruce Mellow of Glenholme Jerseys

3] Enniskillen Tops Grove
Breeder & Owner: Enniskillen Jerseys

More information on each nominee will be available in the December/January issue of the Canadian Jersey Breeder and on the Jersey Canada web site in late October. “When the voting gates open on November 3rd, participants can take advantage of the convenient voting options,” stated Kathryn Kyle, General Manager for Jersey Canada, “we will also accept votes at the Royal, so be sure to find our booth.” There are three ways that each prefix/farm can vote: on-line, email and in-person, and although each prefix/farm can only submit one vote, you do not need to be a Jersey Canada member.  

“This is a chance to recognize a Jersey cow that truly demonstrates extraordinary qualities and is a legacy to her sons and daughters,” comments Mathieu Larose, President of Jersey Canada, “voting ends January 26, 2015 - the winner is announced thereafter and is then presented with the award at the Jersey Canada Annual Meeting in March 2015.”