President
Jim Quist, Fresno

Vice President
Brett Barlass, Hilmar

Secretary
Cathy Sanders, Hilmar

Treasurer
Kate Garcia, Turlock

Directors
Grant Ahlem, Hilmar
Gary de Graaf, Pixley
Jonathan Merriam, Hilmar
C.A. Russell, Hilmar
Mike Wickstrom, Hilmar
Scott Wickstrom, Hilmar

 

Annual Meeting Reports
2011 . 2012 . 2013 . 2014
2015 . 2016

Show Results
California Spring Show
2009 . 2010 . 2011 . 2012
2013 . 2014 . 2015

California State Fair
2009 . 2010 . 2011 . 2012
2013 . 2014 . 2015

Western National
2011 . 2012 . 2014 . 2015

 

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 was held on February 6 at the Hilmar Cheese Company in Hilmar. CLICK HERE to view a report on the meeting as published in the Jersey Journal.

Chuck Ahlem was honored with the 2016 Distinguished Service Award. Pictured with him are 2015 California Jersey Queen Regina Pozzi, left, and 2016 California Jersey Queen McCalister Russell.
Gary de Graaf of Pixley received the award for California Senior Jersey Breeder.

Case Kasbergen of Tulare earned the California Young Breeder award. Receiving the award with Kasbergen are his wife, Allison, and daughters Kamryn, 4, and Kate, 2.

The Sweetheart Award was presented to Carol Ahlem of Hilmar.

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.

California Spring Show champions 2015
Whitney Oaks K Beth
Grand Champion
Owned by Adam and Lacey Van Exel and Joey and Laurie Airoso, Lodi
Kilgus Iatola Roweena
Reserve Grand Champion
Owned by Hannah Sanders, Hilmar
Homeridge P Val
Intermediate Champion
Owned by Frank and Carol Borba and Frank and Diane Borba, Escalon
Electras Premier Event
Junior Champion
Owned by David Edwards, Hilmar
California State Fair Champions 2015
Homeridge P Val
Supreme Champion
Owned by Frank and Carol Borba and Frank and Diane Borba, Escalon
South Mountain Verbatim Juliet
Reserve Grand Champion
Owned by Frank and Carol Borba and Frank and Diane Borba, Escalon
KCC Applejack Hartley
Senior Champion
Owned by Yosemite Jersey Dairy, Hilmar
CDF Sparky Rasmus P37738
Reserve Senior Champion
Owned by Brock Tate, Hilmar

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 2015 California Spring Jersey Show. CLICK HERE for results from the 2015 California State Fair Jersey Show.

For more information on becoming a member of the California Jersey Cattle Association, contact Secretary Cathy Sanders by emailing californiajerseycattle@gmail.com.

 
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