Jersey Production Achievements Recognized

Production achievements made by Registered Jersey cows were recognized at the 151st Annual Meeting of the American Jersey Cattle Association in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., on June 29.


Mainstream Jace Shelly (above), E-91%, received the three awards for lifetime production: the Ogston Trophy for lifetime milk production, the High Lawn Trophy for lifetime fat production and the Edyvean Farm Trophy for lifetime protein production. She is owned by Randy Kortus and his late wife, Jana, of Lynden, Wash., and was bred by their daughter, Melissa.

This is the fifth consecutive year “Shelly” has won each division of the lifetime production contest. She surpassed a pair of breed benchmarks this year—400,000 lbs. milk and 20,000 lbs. fat—with lifetime totals of 406,683 lbs. milk, 20,159 lbs. fat and 15,156 lbs. protein in 4,331 days as of December 31, 2018. “Shelly” is the all-time leader for all measures of Registered Jersey production, a title she’s held since 2016.


Cinnamon Ridge Plus Partridge {6} (above), E-91%, was recognized as winner of both the Hilmar Cheese Yield Trophy, for actual cheese yield, and the President’s Trophy, for m.e. protein. She is bred and owned by John and Edwin Maxwell, Donahue, Iowa.


Read more about other matriarchs placing in the Jersey Leading Living Lifetime Production Contest, including the cows shown below, in the July issue of the Jersey Journal.

Dutch Hollow Rebel Diva, E-92%
263,713M, 14,574F, 9,784P in 3,873 days
AJCA Leading Living Lifetime Production Contest
7th for milk, 3rd for fat and protein
Owned by Karin Chittenden Couch, Schodack Landing, NY




Lawtons Rescue Finess, E-90%
279,892M, 10,911F, 8,877P in 3,798 days
AJCA Leading Living Lifetime Production Contest
2nd for milk
Owned by Timothy Lawton, Newark Valley, NY