The American Jersey Cattle Association is the oldest dairy breed association in the United Sates. The AJCA has 2,157 active individuals and provides services to more than 3,000 Jersey dairy farmers every year. When Jerseys initially entered the field of dairying in the United Sates, their appearance on the scene has brought a new conception of cows. The Jersey was the pioneer in arousing the desire for better dairying stock. Wherever the milk of the Jersey cow has been seen, whether in a pitcher, container or dish, the cream that rose to the surface announced her superiority. The pioneers of the AJCC were men of momentous business discernment and it can be no mischance that the statement, Omnis pecuniæ pecus fundamentum, was chosen as the association's motto. The American Jersey Cattle Association accumulates and maintains animal identification and execution information on Jersey cows and provides necessary services that support genetic improvement and greater profitability by increasing the value and demand for Registered Jersey™ cattle and hereditary qualities, and Jersey milk and milk products.
The membership elects a President and 12-person Board of Directors. In addition to the AJCA, there is National All-Jersey Inc. (NAJ) and its subsidiary, All-Jersey Sales Corporation (AJSC). The motivations behind the American Jersey Cattle Association are to enhance and advance the breed of Jersey dairy cattle in the United States and to keep up such records and activities as the organization considers necessary or helpful for the best advantages of the breeders of Jersey cattle. AJCA has compiled pedigree records for more than six million Jerseys. Jerseys (registered and unregistered) contain an estimated 11% of all dairy cows in the United States, and expanding at an accelerating pace. The number of inhabitants in Registered JerseysTM (all ages) at December 31, 2015 was evaluated at 721,670. There were 169,913 Jersey cows were enlisted in AJCA execution assessment programs at December 31, 2015, with 119,545 direct sort scores collected during the year. The American Jersey Cattle Association was nominator for 22,456 animals genotyped in 2015 and over 125,000 genotyped males and females contributed to the official assessments in December of 2015.
The Jersey associations have a blessed Research Foundation that funds competitively selected and coordinated research projects. Since 2000, $598,445 has been invested in research utilizing Foundation’s resources. Jerseys produce the most astounding quality milk in the world. Weighing 1,000 lbs. on average, they are likewise the most proficient converters of feed to milk.Read More»