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  1. All two year old heifers by breed, by sire, whether pedigree or grade, must be put up for inspection.
  2. Inspections must be carried out in suitable yards for drafting and be on concrete.
  3. The member or one staff member must be present during the inspections to assist with drafting etc.

Registration of grade heifers

At the members discretion, any animal not showing as PJ or SJ on the inspector’s screen (i.e. grade animals will be given a final classification award an ER (eligible for registration) code. These animals will be registered automatically by the Jersey NZ office and a registration fee charged, as well as the classification charge. These animals will be charged at the registered heifer TOP price.

Cancellation of Classification

Once all tours for the classification season have been finalized, members will be advised of their allocated date and time in writing. Cancellations received by the office between 3-7 working days before the inspector is due at the farm will incur a cancellation fee of $120.00 excl GST. Cancellations received by the office between 0-2 working days includes any inspection where the cancellation has not been notified, the inspector arrives on farm at the prescribed time but inspection does not proceed, or commences more than 30 minutes after the prescribed time but the inspection does not proceed, or commences more than 30 minutes after the prescribed time. Where a herd cancelled by a member is inspected at a later date outside the scheduled tour, the price will be cost recovery plus 20% if the standard pricing does not reach that threshold.

Variation between numbers

Members who offer for inspection 20% more or less than the number of animals nominated on the application form or via standing order will be charged a penalty fee of $120.00 excl GST.

Farmer Sheets

Farmer Sheets will automatically be sent for all two year olds. If you wish to have Farmer Traits entered for your older animals download a blank Farmer Sheet from our website. Members may also select to complete Farm Traits via a phone app.

Member Herd Scheduling

Member herds may be scheduled for inspection between 6am-5pm Monday – Friday. We may ask that you accept inspection times outside of this, but will contact you if necessary

Personalised Option

This inspection service option is being offered in Nothland, Waikato and Bay of Plenty for 2024 autumn inspections (excludes Taranaki, Manawatu, Wairarapa and the South Island). This option is available so members can plan an inspection to work in better with the needs of their farm operation where needed. Please note the following conditions for this option:

  1. One local classifier will inspect your cattle (this inspector will be TOP certified and a Jersey NZ classifier)

Health & Safety

Jersey NZ will confirm the date and times of your inspection. Please ensure that any health and safety policy requirements for your farm are provided to Jersey NZ at least one week prior to the scheduled inspection.


All members are asked to make hot water and scrubbing brushes available to inspectors to prevent cross contamination between farms.