JerseyGenome™ is a  Joint Venture between Jersey NZ & CRV AmBreed. The programme was introduced to the membership in February 2010 which effectively saw JerseyJET and Jersey Genes combined into one package to offer significant opportunities for breeders.

What is JerseyGenome™

  • A joint venture to identify potential bull mothers for Jersey New Zealand & CRV AmBreed
  • To generate sires that will enhance the future of the Jersey Breed
  • Marrying of technologies (Breeding and Science).

How does JerseyGenome™ work?

Jersey New Zealand identify young females within registered Jersey population

  • Breeders are invited to nominate Elite females for consideration
  • Candidate group selected for Genomic testing
  • JerseyGenome™ participants selected
  • No host farm – females remain on the owners farm
  • Minimum of four herd tests
  • Participants will TOP and classify two year olds
  • Weighed at least once during the season
  • Mating recommendations from CRV AmBreed
  • Resulting bulls advance to CRV Ambreed
  • If selected royalties will apply to those bulls graduating from the scheme
  • Young bulls will be considered for CRV AmBreed Insire Teams
  • Graduates income shared (Jersey NZ, Bull Breeder, CRV AmBreed and JerseyGenome™ participants)