A final score of Excellent-96% is given to just a few of the 100,000-plus cows that are appraised each year by the American Jersey Cattle Association. To be appraised Excellent-96% or higher, a cow must be nominated and then evaluated by an anonymous committee of appraisers. The Jersey breed's most recent cows to be appraised Excellent-96% or higher are listed below.
Herd appraisals are performed in states across the country on a 7-9 month rotation. If you would like to see when herds in your state are being appraised, see page 10 of the Jersey Journal. To get your herd appraised, contact Herd Services at 614/322-4457.
Bri-Lin Valson Spritz
Owned by Vierra Dairy Farms, Hilmar, Calif.
Bri-Lin Valson Spritz is owned by Vierra Dairy Farms, Hilmar, Calif., and was bred by Brian and Linda Raymer of Bright, Ont.
The daughter of Deerview Valson-ET was scored at 7-2 and has a three lactation m.e. average of 20,413—943—760. She has 24 registered progeny to date.
“Spritz” is a two-time Grand Champion of the International Jersey Show, earning laurels in 2019 and this year as well.
Woodmohr V Diamond-ET
Owned by Woodmohr Jerseys, Bloomer, Wis.
Woodmohr V Diamond-ET is owned and bred by Woodmohr Jerseys of Bloomer, Wis. She was raised a point to E-96% at 8-9 in June 2021.
“Diamond” is sired by Arethusa Verbatim Response-ET and has two records over 24,200 lbs. milk, 1,630 lbs. fat and 880 lbs. protein. She is from a high-type, long-lived cow family. Two of her maternal sisters―-appraised Excellent-94% and Excellent-95%―placed in the AJCA Leading Living Lifetime Production Contest in 2019. Their dam has been honored for lifetime production as well.
Hirds Colton Dream
Owned by Keightley-Core and Borba, Salvisa, Ky.
Hirds Colton Dream is owned by Keightley-Core and Borba of Salvisa, Ky., and was bred by Nathan Wade, Woodstock, Ont. She was raised two points to E-96% at 9-7 in May 2021.
“Dream” is the 2018 National Grand Champion and 2018 Supreme Champion of the North American International Livestock Exposition. She is sired by Chilli Action Colton-ET and has two records over 27,000 lbs. milk, 1,600 lbs. fat and 1,070 lbs. protein.