President
Jim Quist, Fresno

Vice President
Stan Henderson, Paso Robles

Secretary
Cathy Sanders, Hilmar

Treasurer
Nancy Miguel, Denair

Directors
Brett Barlass, Hilmar
Dan Casale, Denair
Richard Clauss, Hilmar
Matt Evangelo, Hanford
Blake Renner, Fortuna
C.A. Russell, Hilmar
Mike Wickstrom, Hilmar
Scott Wickstrom, Hilmar
Adam VanExel, Lodi

 

 

Annual Meeting Reports
2011 . 2012 . 2013 . 2014

Show Results
California Spring Show
2009 . 2010 . 2011 . 2012
2013 . 2014

California State Fair Jersey Show
2009 . 2010 . 2011 . 2012
2013 . 2014

Western National Show
2011 . 2012 . 2014

 

Activities

Members of the California Jersey Cattle Association gather for their annual meeting every year in February. The event is opportunity for breeders to catch up with friends and honor accomplishments. This year, the meeting will be held on February 14 at the Hilmar Cheese Company in Hilmar.

Karessa Mast, left, and 2012 California Jersey Queen Kelli Carstensen, right, present the California Senior Breeder Award to Hank and Carolyn Van Exel. California Jersey Queens Karessa Mast, left, and Kelli Carstensen, right, honor Adam Van Exel and his wife, Lacey, with the California Junior Breeder Award.
Karen Casale-Martin was honored with the California Distinguished Service Award.

Several special awards are given at a banquet held in conjunction with the annual meeting. The California Senior Breeder and California Junior Breeder awards recognize accomplishments in developing outstanding herds of Registered Jersey cattle. The Distinguished Service and Sweetheart awards honor service to the dairy industry and the state Jersey organization. CLICK HERE for a list of Jersey breeders who have earned awards from the California Jersey Cattle Association.

At the annual meeting, officers and directors are elected to govern the state Jersey organization. Officers are elected for one year terms. Directors are elected to serve terms that are three years in length.

Show Champions
GR Islander Ace Lolita
Grand Champion
2014 California Spring Show
Owned by Destinee Leonardo, Selma
Exels Elite Ada 1938
Reserve Grand Champion
2014 California Spring Show
Owned by Adam John Van Exel, Lodi
South Mountain Comerica Lively-ET
Intermediate Champion
2014 California Spring Show
Owned by Frank and Carol Borba and Frank and Diane Borba, Escalon
Edgebrook Tequila Made to Order
Junior Champion
2014 California Spring Show
Reserve Junior Champion
2014 California State Fair
Owned by Natalie Sanders, Hilmar
Exels Applejack Dasher
Reserve Junior Champion
2014 California Spring Show
Owned by Hank Van Exel, Lodi

Miss Nonos HG Way
Junior Champion
2014 Western National Jersey Show
4th Summer Yearling
2014 All American Jersey Show

Owned by Natalie Sanders, Hilmar

Whitney Oaks K Beth
Grand Champion
2014 California State Fair
Owned by Adam and Lacey Van Exel and Joey and Laurie Airosa, Tipton
Renner Farm Hired Gun Memphis
Intermediate Champion
2014 California State Fair
Owned by Blake Renner, Fortuna

Jersey breeders also enjoy a little friendly competition in show rings across the state every year. Two popular and competitive Jersey shows are the California Spring Jersey Show and the All-California Jersey Show. CLICK HERE for results from the 2014 California Spring Jersey Show. CLICK HERE for results from the 2014 California State Fair Jersey Show.

For more information on becoming a member of the California Jersey Cattle Association, contact Secretary Janice Rector by calling 209/656-8060 or emailing californiajerseycattle@gmail.com.

 
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