Jason Nuhfer, Willard

Dan Ashcraft, Orient

Jim Bolen, Fremont


Kathy Ashcraft, Orient

District 2
Jim Bolen - 2015

District 3
Jason Nuhfer - 2015

District 4
Grant Cope

District 5
Donna Greiwe - 2016

District 7
Thomas Noyes - 2016

District 9
Mark Hoewischer - 2016

District 10
Dannie Ashcroft - 2018

District 12
J. Hodge

District 13
Kay Bohl -2015

District 15
Kevin Williams - 2015

Dave Cornish
Neal Diley
Bill Grammer
Jim Heron
John Lemmermen
Tom Schindel
Deb Stanfield

Kadey Starkey

Vice President
Amanda Seger

Audrey Ferguson

Heath Starkey

News Reporter
Kenzie Hoewischer


Welcome to the web site of the Ohio Jersey Breeder's Association (OJBA). We are a membership organization of more than 250 Ohioans who have an interest in the high-component Jersey dairy cow.

National Awards and Recognitions
J Hodge of Norwich received a Young Jersey Breeder Award from the AJCA in 2017.
Click here to learn more about his operation and those of other award recipients.

Our members come from small family farms, as well as large commercial dairies. They own some of the country's finest Jerseys, whether they be judged in the show ring, sorted on genetic merit or ranked for what they put in the milk pail.

At the 2016 All American Jersey Show, Ohio Jersey breeders earned 21 top-10 placings and showed the Grand Champion, RRF Comerica Daisy. In the junior show, Ohio juniors tied with Pennsylvania for honors as top state herd. Ohio juniors showed the Intermediate Champion, Impression Cloud, and earned three Junior All American and two Reserve Junior All American laurels. Trevor Greiwe of Sidney was named Premier Breeder.

Click on the "shows" link at the top of the page for complete results.

National Show Achievements

RRF Comerica Daisy
2016 National Grand Champion
TJ Classic Jerseys and Reinholt Jerseys, Ansonia

Impression Cloud
Reserve Intermediate Champion, All American Junior Jersey Show, 2016
Jody Williams, McConnelsville

Eleven of the 63 cows that have been named winner of the National Jersey Jug Futurity through 2016 hail from the state - more than from any other state.

During the Jug festivities in 2005, two previous winners with ties to Ohio were honored in the Jersey Journal's People's Choice Winner of the National Jersey Jug Futurity. Winning the contest was C Tops Impressive (1996), owned and exhibited by Kevin and Darlene Williams of McConnelsville. Reserve Winner was Ettas Master Babe (1970), bred by Mykrantz Brothers of Wooster.

With the latest genetic evaluations, four Ohio herds rank among the top 30 in the country for genetic merit. The 381-cow herd owned by Alan Kozak of Millersburg ranks #15 with a herd average JPI of +64 (99% genotyped). Spring Valley Farm, Millersburg, has a JPI of +60. Cooperrider and Sons, Croton, and Cantendo Acres-Grazeland Jerseys, Wooster, both have herd average JPIs of +59.

During 2016, the Buckeye State ranked fifth in the nation for Jersey registrations, with 6,300 animals registered with the American Jersey Cattle Association.

Genetic Standouts

Jer Bel Dimension Lydia
GPTA +35M, +48F, +29P, GJPI +104 (5/17)
17,530 - 842 - 662 ME at 1-9
Owned by Howard King Family, Fremont

The Ohio Jersey News, the official publication of the OJBA, is published five times each year and sent to nearly 1,100 subscribers in 35 states. The magazine provides reports, breeder advertising and news of interest on Ohio Jersey cattle.

For more information or to subscribe to the Ohio Jersey News, contact Susan Mykrantz by email at or phone at 330/749-0049.

We encourage you to check the rest of our site to get a better feel for who we are and what we do.

The Ohio Jersey Breeder's Association

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