President
Benny Rector, Hilmar

Vice President
Stan Henderson, Paso Robles

Secretary
Janice Rector, Hilmar

Treasurer
Nancy Miguel, Denair

Directors
Dan Casale, Denair
Greg "Butch" Dias, Visalia
Stan Henderson, Paso Robles
Monte Hoggard, Stratford
Patrick Martin, Fresno
Jim Quist, Fresno
Benny Rector, Hilmar
Blake Renner, Fortuna
C. A. Russell, Hilmar
Adam VanExel, Lodi
Mike Wickstrom, Hilmar
Scott Wickstrom, Hilmar

 

 

Annual Meeting Reports
2011 . 2012 . 2013

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

All-California Jersey Show
2009 . 2010 . 2011 . 2012 . 2013

Western National Show
2011 . 2012

 

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 14-15 at the College of Sequoias Tulare Center. Convention headquarters will be the Hampton Inn in Tulare. CLICK HERE for complete information.

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.

2011 California Award Winners
Senior Breeder: Hank Van Exel, Lodi
Junior Breeder: Adam Van Exel, Lodi
Distinguished Service Award: Karen Casale-Martin, Waterford

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
Wicks Applejack 3647
Grand Champion
2013 California Spring Show
Owned by Anthony Evangelo, Hanford
Family Hill Governor Favor
Reserve Grand Champion
2013 California Spring Show
Owned by Yosemite Jersey Dairy, B. Barlass and R. Teixeira, Hilmar
Underground Dominica Mamie
Grand Champion
2013 All-California State Show
Owned by Regina Pozzi, Valley Ford
Whitney Oaks K Beth
Reserve Grand Champion
2013 All-California State Show
Owned by Joey and Laurie Airosa, Tipton
Royalty Ridge Tequila On Ice-ET
Junior Champion
2013 California Spring Show
Owned by Kelli Carstensen, Petaluma
Elliotts Blackstone Chanel-ET
Junior Champion
2013 All-California State Show
Owned by Jacqueline Kisst, Ripon

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 2013 California Spring Jersey Show. CLICK HERE for results from the 2013 All-California 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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