Reynoldsburg, Ohio —High Lawn Penny Score, a December calf from the heart of its foundational “Pride” family, has been donated by High Lawn Farm, Lenox, Mass., for the sixth annual Cow Pie Bingo benefitting Jersey Youth Academy.
High Lawn Penny Score is a P7 heifer with a Parent Average for Cheese Merit of $325 and a Jersey Performance Index™ of 133. She is sired by High Lawn Vibrant Score-ET, GJPI 229 and sire of the top-ranked G-code bull on the April 2014 sire summary. Her dam by BW Country-ET is Very Good-85% with actual production of 16,640 lbs. milk, 759 lbs. fat and 565 lbs. protein at 2 years, 10 months of age and projected over 22,600 lbs. on her third lactation. The grandam by Forest Glen Avery Action is Very Good with three lactations averaging 17,205-833-550 m.e.
The heifer is a direct maternal descendant of Secret Welcome Pride, Excellent-92%. Sired by Welcome High Lawn Torono, she was the national senior 3-year-old 305-day milk champion in 1955 on her record of 18,803 lbs. milk and 1,007 lbs. fat (5.4%).
Cow Pie Bingo begins when registration opens on Wednesday, June 25 at the annual meetings of the American Jersey Cattle Association and National All-Jersey Inc. at the Holiday Inn & Suites-Historic District in Alexandria, Va. The heifer will determine the winner before the start of the 57th National Heifer Sale on Friday, June 27.
The first five events have raised $36,900 for the endowment of Jersey Youth Academy.
Jersey Youth Academy is a 501(c)(3) educational foundation managed by the American Jersey Cattle Association to attract, educate and retain talented young people for careers in the Jersey dairy business. Contributors represent a broad spectrum of Jersey breeder and dairy industry support.
The application period for the fourth class, to be held in July of 2015, will open September 1, 2014 and close December 1. For more information, contact Jersey Youth Academy at 6486 E. Main Street, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068-2362.