Cow of the Year Contest

Canadian Jersey Cow of the Year Contest

The Jersey Canada Cow of the Year contest is a program that provides an opportunity to recognize a cow that truly demonstrates outstanding qualities within a broad range of criteria. The cow is consistent, extraordinary and a legacy to her sons and daughters. 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 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 selected for the 2017 Canadian Jersey Cow of the Year competition are as follows (click on the cow for a full bio):

Charlyn Nevada Emma ~ Ex 95-5E
Breeder & Owner: Charlyn Jersey, Warwick Township, Ontario

Hollylane Rene Esmeralda ~ Ex 93-4E
Breeder & Owner: Hollylane Jerseys, Corbyville, Ontario

Way-Bon Counciller Mystery ~ Sup Ex 95-6E
Breeder: Way-Bon Jerseys and T. & B. Gurney, Woodstock, Ontario
Owner: Neil & Melanie Hunter, Mallorytown, Ontario

For more information, the 2017 Cow of the Year contest details can be found here

October 2, 2017 - voting begins
November 12, 2017 - voting ends
November 20, 2017 - Cow of the Year announced

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.
(note: we respect your privacy and all voting information is kept confidential) 

1. Online: scroll to the bottom of this webpage to submit your vote.
2. Email: submit your vote to the Jersey Canada office (must include your name, prefix/farm name, member ID (if applicable) and your choice for Cow of the Year)
3. In Person: Ballots wil be available at the Jersey Canada office and at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair (Jersey Canada booth) - come and see us!    

Past winners for the Canadian Jersey Cow of the Year competition are below.

2016 Cow of the Year: Avonlea Mischief’s Magnolia ET ~ Sup Ex 92-4E 

2015 Cow of the Year: Rosalea Jed's Cybil  Sup-Ex 94-5E

2014 Cow of the Year: Enniskillen Tops Grove Sup-Ex 95-5E

Enniskillen Tops Grove

 2013 Cow of the Year: RJF Remake Becky Sup-Ex 96-7E

RJF Remake Becky 

 2012 Cow of the Year: Bri-Lin Ren's Sofie Ex-90

Bri-Lin Rens Sofie 

 2011 Cow of the Year: Huronia Centurion Veronica EX-97

Huronia Centurion Veronica


Cow of the Year Voting Form

October 2, 2017 – voting begins 

November 12, 2017 – voting ends

Only one vote per prefix/farm will be accepted. The information you provide must be true and complete or the vote will be considered void.

If you are not a Jersey Canada member you can still vote. Just leave the membership area below BLANK but please include the name of your farm.

  • Submit your vote by typing the full name of the cow below: