The 2019 American Jersey Cattle Association – National All Jersey Meeting was held June 26-28 in Saratoga Springs, NY. Over 200 people were in attendance for events such as NAJ Annual Meeting, farm tours, Research Auction, Young Jersey Breeders Banquet, the National Heifer Sale, AJCA annual meeting, and the Jersey Breeders banquet.
Day 1 – Thursday June 26 started off with the National All Jersey Inc. annual meeting, followed by afternoon farm tours to Glen Medows farm, and Dreamroad Jersey’s LLC. The evening concluded with the Research Foundation Auction.
Day 2 – Friday June 27 the Young Jersey Breeders Banquet was held, with a free afternoon with optional tours, a golf outing, or a chance to see the town. With the National Jersey Heifer Sale held that evening at 6:30 p.m. Highlights from the sale can be found here.
Young Jersey Breeders:
Josh and Katie Carpenter, NY
Matt and Alicia Derr, PA
Ryan Junio, CA
Natalie Kessenich and Wade Kessenich, WI
Brent Wickstrom, CA
Brent and Tara Young, WI
Day 3 – Saturday June 28 kicked off with the Annual meeting of the American Jersey Cattle Association, followed by a tour of Dutch Hollow Farms LLC. The Jersey Breeders Banquet was held in the evening to recognize award recipients.
American Jersey Cattle Association Board of Directors:
President: Jonathan Merriam, CA
Vice President: Alan Chittenden, NY
John Boer, TX ; Karen Bohnert, IL ; Joel Albright, OH; Mark Gardner, PA ; Edward Kirchdoerfer, MO ; Kelvin Moss, AZ ; Tyler Boyd, CA ; Sheldon Sawyer, NH ; Garry Hansen, OR ; Bradley Taylor, MS ; and Donna Phillips, WI.
Master Breeder Award: Wilfred, Walter, and Roger Owens, WI.
Distinguished Service Award: David Norman, PA.
Award for Meritorious Service: Ronald L. Horst, Ph.D.