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.
Joyce Owens was named Wisconsin Jersey Woman of the Year.
Kristin Paul received the Wisconsin Distinguished Service Award.
Newly-elected WJBA President Abby Tauchen presents the Wisconsin Jenior Breeder of the Year award to Lloyd Heinz.
Donna Phillips and daughter, Erica Neal-Stock, represent D&D Jerseys for earning awards for high herd average and high cow.
Jason Luttropp, represented by his parents, Phyllis and Jerry, won the lifetime production contests with a pair of matriarchs. K&K Fanatic Love 2596 won the milk division while K&K Balance 2197 2684 topped the component divisions.
Ela and Ava Hebgen represent Kessenich Jerseys for winning the award for the state’s high cow for fat production. Ava won the Lois Haeuser Memorial Award as well.
Sophie Larson, right, won the intermediate division of the youth achievement contest. She and Ada Larson receive the genetic award for All Lynn Jerseys, who won the honor with Oaklane Chisel Della 2130-ET.
Scholarships were presented to Brittney Artac and Colin Wussow, who was also named Wisconsin Junior Breeder of the Year.
Juniors earning prizes in the production or Junior All-Wisconsin contest were (front) Ana Mikkelson, Emalee Neal-Stock, Emma Anderson, Ela Hebgen, (back) Alleah Anderson and Colin Wussow.
Members of the WJBA board of directors.
Wisconsin Award Winners 2019
Senior Breeder of the Year: Lloyd Heinz, Shawano
Junior Breeder of the Year: Colin Wussow, Cecil
Distinguished Service Award: Kristin Paul, Janesville
Woman of the Year: Joyce Owens, Frederic
Wisconsin Production Awards 2018
High Herd Milk, Fat and Protein: D & D Jerseys, Newton (23,305M, 1,220F, 882P on 85 cows)
Most Improved Milk and Protein: Sunsett Dairy, Alan and Stephanie Hughes, Pittsville (+3,525M, +124P)
Lifetime Milk: K&K Fanatic Love 2596 (231,724M, 9,016F, 7,623P in 2,740 days), Jason Luttropp, Berlin
Lifetime Fat and Protein: K&K Balance 2197 2684 (197,969M, 11,054F, 7,725P in 2,984 days), Jason Luttropp
Top 305-day Milk, Protein and Cheese Yield Record: Dodan Des Valentino De-Zy-ET (31,620M, 1,490F, 1,115P, 3,854CY), D & D Jerseys
Top 305-Day Fat Record: Freemans Premier Almeda (25,500M, 1,576F, 918P), Robin Krueger and Jeff Kessenich, De Forest