Activities

Meeting

Members of the Wisconsin Jersey Breeders Association gather several times a year to tend to association business, visit with fellow Jersey breeders and compete for prizes in the show ring.

The organization's annual meeting kicks off the calendar year in the spring. The meeting is hosted by a different parish each year.

This year's meeting was hosted by Jersey breeders from Parish 8 on March 7, 2022, at the Farm Discovery Center in Manitowoc. At the event, Jersey breeders were honored with awards for service to the breed and accomplishments with their herds. Links for meeting reports and a listing of current award winners are shown at the bottom of the page.

A favorite pastime for many Jersey families is exhibiting their cattle at shows. In the spring, Wisconsin breeders have opportunity to compete at the Wisconsin Spring Show and the Wisconsin Spring Spectacular Show. During the summer, members exhibit cattle at county fairs, parish shows, the Wisconsin State Fair and the Wisconsin State Jersey Show, which includes the Wisconsin Jersey Futurity.

For recent results from these shows and archives to results from previous years, click on the links at the top of the page.

During the summer, members also gather for a summer picnic which is hosted by a different farm each year.

LifetimeProduction

Lost Elm Action Erotica-Twin, owned by Jason Luttropp, won the milk, fat and protein divisions of the Wisconsin Lifetime Production contest with 207,044 lbs. milk, 11,325 lbs. fat and 8,347 lbs. protein in 3,196 days. Accepting the award on his behalf are Jerome, Hazel and Phillis Luttrop.

SeniorBreeder

Roger Owens, right, receives the Wisconsin Senior Breeder award from Parish 7 Director Rodney Hodgson.

WomanofYear

Dave Oberreich presents the Wisconsin Jersey Woman of the Year award to his wife, Kelly.

HighCows

Barlass Regency Breann 3862, owned by Barlass Jerseys LLC, produced the high milk, fat, protein and cheese yield record among Wisconsin Jerseys in 2021. She made a record of 34,940 lbs. milk, 2,120 lbs. fat and 1,272 lbs. protein in 294 days as a junior two-year-old. Accepting the award for the farm operated by their family are Kennedy Paul, Henry Barlass, Sawyer Paul and Jack Barlass.

HighHerd

D & D Jerseys was the state's top herd for milk and protein production for 2021, with a herd average of 23,276 lbs. milk, 1,193 lbs. fat and 864 lbs. protein on 86 cows. Receiving the awards are Erica and Emalee Neal Stock.

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Tommy Allen accepts the award for the state's high GJPI cow for 2021, JX Avon Road Got Maid Kathy {6}.

Queens

Emma Vos was crowned as the 2022 Wisconsin Jersey Queen and Abbygail Foster was named princess.

YouthAchievement

Kennedy Paul, left, was named winner of the Junior Youth Achievement Contest while Katie Brandel took top honors in the Intermediate Youth Achievement Contest.

Wisconsin Award Winners 2021

Senior Breeder of the Year: Roger Owens, Frederic
Junior Breeder of the Year: Sykora Ann Stanek, Reedsburg
Distinguished Service Award: Dr. Kent Weigel, Madison
Jersey Woman of the Year: Kelly Oberreich, Plymouth

Wisconsin Production Awards 2021

High Herd Milk and Protein: D & D Jerseys, Donna Phillips and Dan Stock, Newton (23,276M, 1,193F, 864P on 86 cows)
High Herd Fat: Woodmohr Jerseys, Jon and Wendy Schmidt, Bloomer (21,605M, 1,296F, 814P on 18 cows)
Most Improved Milk, Fat and Protein: Schwittay Farms LLC, Jeremy and Monica Schwittay, Peshtigo (up 4,342M, 162F, 290P)
Lifetime Milk, Fat and Protein: Lost-Elm Action Erotica-Twin, E-92% (207,044M, 11,325F, 8,347P in 3,196 days), Jason Luttropp
Top 305-day Milk, Fat, Protein and Cheese Yield: Barlass Regency Breann 3862, VG-81%, Barlass Jerseys LLC, Janesville (2-1 294 34,940 6.1% 2,120 3.6% 1272 96DCR 4,399CY)
Top GJPI Cow: JX Avon Road Got Maid Kathy {6}, VG-86%, David and Tommy Allen, Reedsburg (GJPI +129)

Annual Meeting Reports