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. At the event, Jersey breeders are 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.
Walter Owens, center, receives the Wisconsin Distinguished Service Award from AJCA President Chris Sorenson and Wisconsin Jersey Queen Crystal Noble.
Donna Phillips was named Wisconsin Jersey Woman of the Year. Her husband, Dan Stock, and daughters, Erica and Emalee, helped her to celebrate the laurels. Their D&D Jerseys herd was also high herd for milk and protein. Herd member, DoDan Lauren Abe Laurel won the fat and protein divisions of the lifetime production contest.
WJBA President Brian Barlass, right, presents the Wisconsin Junior Breeder Award to Austin Nauman.
Jerry and Phyllis Luttropp receive awards on behalf of son, Jason, for ownership of a pair of cows that won awards for individual cow production. K&K Impact Olga made the state’s top milk, protein and cheese yield records in 2017 and K&K Fanatic Love 2596 topped the milk division of the lifetime production contest. Queen Crystal Noble makes the presentation.
Tommy Allen receives the awards for most-improved milk and protein production from Queen Crystal Noble for the herd he owns with his sister, Samantha.
Gordon Barlass received the Wisconsin Senior Breeder Award.
Drew Sander won the junior division of the youth achievement contest. His prize is a Registered Jersey calf donated by Sullivan Jerseys, represented by Patrick Sullivan.
Juniors on hand to receive awards at the annual meeting in 2018 were, left to right, (back) Alleah Anderson, Jarrett Foster, Oliva Bowers, Colin Wussow, Kalan Randall, Allison Foster, (front) Crystal Noble, Kristina Mikkelson, Jaylinn Artac, Andrew Cornell, India Tauchen and Emma Anderson.
Wisconsin Award Winners 2018
Senior Breeder of the Year: Gordon Barlass, Janesville
Junior Breeder of the Year: Austin T. Nauman, Norwalk
Distinguished Service Award: Walter Owens, Frederic
Woman of the Year: Dr. Donna Phillips, Newton
Wisconsin Production Awards 2017
High Herd Milk and Protein: D & D Jerseys, Newton (22,830M, 1,142F, 855P on 88 cows)
High Herd Fat: Woodmohr Jerseys, Bloomer (20,104M, 1,154F, 761P on 43 cows)
Most Improved Milk and Protein: All-Lynn Jerseys, Reedsburg (+2,365M, +101P)
Lifetime Milk, Fat and Protein: K&K Fanatic Love 2596 (209,020M, 8,115F, 6,686P in 2,740 days), Jason Luttropp, Berlin
Top 305-day Milk, Protein and Cheese Yield Record: K&K Impact Olga (44,820M, 1,707F, 1,502P, 4,811CY), Jason Luttropp, Berlin
Top 305-Day Fat Record: Kilians Region Queenie-P (32,500M, 1,788F, 1,239P), Steven and Amanda Killian, Blair