Mark Hoewischer, Mechanicsburg

Jason Nuhfer, Willard

Jim Bolen, Fremont

Recording Secretary/Treasurer
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

District 13
Kay Bohl -2015

District 15
Kevin Williams - 2015

Stacey Atherton
Dave Cornish
Neal Diley
Bill Grammer
Jim Heron
John Lemmermen
Tom Schindel
Deb Stanfield
Todd Unkefer

Greg Cornish

Vice President
Kadey Starkey

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
Joel Albright of Willard received a Young Jersey Breeder Award from the AJCA in 2016.
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 2015 All American Jersey Show, Ohio Jersey breeders earned 19 top-10 placings and showed the Reserve National Grand Champion, Miss Triple T Serenity-ET, and the Overall Premier Performance Cow, Harmony Corners Fozzy-ET. At the junior show in Louisville, Ohio juniors earned four Junior All Americans and two Reserve Junior All American laurels. Click on the "shows" link at the top of the page for complete results.

National Show Achievements

Miss Triple T Serenity-ET
Reserve National Grand Champion
Triple T and Cybil Fisher, North Lewisburg

Harmony Corners Fozzy-ET
Overall Premier Performance Cow
Matt and Morgan Richards and James Morgan Family, Urbana

Eleven of the 62 cows that have been named winner of the National Jersey Jug Futurity through 2015 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, three Ohio herds rank among the top 25 in the country for genetic merit. The 420-cow herd owned by Alan Kozak of Millersburg ranks #16 with a herd average JPI of +72 (98% genotyped). The 120-cow herd owned by Cooperrider and Sons of Croton ranks #17 with a JPI of +71 (68% genotyped). Spring Valley Farm, Millersburg, ranks #21 with a JPI of +69 on 56 cows..

During 2015, the Buckeye State ranked fifth in the nation for Jersey registrations, with 6,082 animals registered with the American Jersey Cattle Association.

Genetic Standouts

Jer Bel Dimension Lydia
GPTA +194M, +50F, +31P, GJPI +128 (10/16)
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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