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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)

2020 JerseyGenome™ team

The 2020 JerseyGenome team has just been confirmed this week.

Congratulations to the 28 breeders of the 120 heifers that have been selected for the 2020 JerseyGenome™ team. A total of 501 heifers were available for selection.

Jersey NZ look forward to working with these breeders and thanks members for their continued support of the JerseyGenome™ Joint Venture programme.

2020 JerseyGenome™ team


JerseyGenome™ Graduating Class 2018 Team

Jersey NZ are delighted to announce the graduates from the 2018 JerseyGenome™ team (2017 born), which were recently announced at the Annual Conference.  This graduate team have met the following criteria:

Graduate criteria: 

  • Recorded In calf on national database and confirmed by owner
  • Heifers completing a minimum of four (4) Herd Tests
  • Minimum score of six (6) for Udder Overall
  • Minimum score of (6) for Dairy Conformation

Merit Graduate criteria: 

  • Recorded In calf on national database and confirmed by owner
  • Heifers completing a minimum of four (4) Herd Tests
  • Minimum score of six (6) for Udder Overall
  • Minimum score of seven (7) for Dairy Conformation
  • NZMI in the top 25% of the JG graduate contemporaries

Elite Graduate criteria: 

  • Recorded In calf on national database and confirmed by owner
  • Heifers completing a minimum of four (4) Herd Tests
  • Minimum score of seven (7) for Udder Overall
  • Minimum score of seven (7) for Dairy Conformation
  • In the top 1% for both NZMI and BW for all Jersey 2 year olds milked in NZ
  • Minimum of J16

ONE OFF AWARD

An award to one heifer. This heifer must meet the graduate criteria and have the largest lift from her ancestry NZMI to NZMI post 4 herd tests.

This award is to acknowledge the heifer who performs well above her expectations, this may not be the highest indexing heifer and gives the heifers with low ancestral (parent averages) starting points an opportunity for an award. Often these heifers are less related to the more common bloodline.

Performance Award improved

  • Recorded In calf to AB sire and confirmed by owner
  • Heifers completing a minimum of four (4) Herd Tests
  • Minimum score of six (6) for Udder Overall
  • Minimum score of seven (6) for Dairy Conformation
  • The highest NZMI increase from; Ancestry to Completion of her first season
Graduates
GREENACRES SPEED NIPPY Greenacres (Kereone) Ltd Graduate
GREENACRES SPEED LARA Greenacres (Kereone) Ltd Graduate
CHARDONNAY IND DONNA David Neumann Graduate
HOROPITO DYNAMO MIRANDA Horopito Jerseys Ltd Graduate
PURIRI KC SAMMY JG Wilson Farms Graduate
PURIRI CONNACHT DOLL Wilson Farms Graduate
PURIRI TERRIFIC CANDY JG Wilson Farms Graduate
PURIRI CYCLONE DIABLO JG Wilson Farms Graduate
LINAN AMANDA Megaw Family Trust Graduate
LINAN ADA Megaw Family Trust Graduate
GLEN KAYCEE DIESELS DAISY Kaycee Farms Ltd Graduate
GLEN KAYCEE CELSIUS BEIGE Kaycee Farms Ltd Graduate
GLEN KAYCEE RTD SKYLER JG Kaycee Farms Ltd Graduate
GLEN KAYCEE FDC BASTILLE Kaycee Farms Ltd Graduate
RUANUI INTEG EMMY Robert & Stephanie Trainor Graduate
RUANUI INT DIXIE ET Wittenham Partners Graduate
CLUAIN PRESELY MARTHA Cluain & Te Moanui Jerseys Graduate
CLUAIN INDEX JULINKA Cluain & Te Moanui Jerseys Graduate
CLUAIN VEND JILLIAN Cluain & Te Moanui Jerseys Graduate
CLUAIN TERRIFIC TUI Cluain & Te Moanui Jerseys Graduate
LYNRICH INDEX YAZIA RF & CL Lansdaal Ltd Graduate
LYNRICH JAKE PACE RF & CL Lansdaal Ltd Graduate
LYNRICH INTEGRITY JACY RF & CL Lansdaal Ltd Graduate
CAWDOR FGP STARLET JG Fraser & Christine Macbeth Graduate
TWO VIEW GOLDIE IND TRAIL Gavin & Catherin Vowles Graduate
TWO VIEW CYCLONE REVA Gavin & Catherin Vowles Graduate
ELLISON TERRIFIC JASMA ET S3J Roger & Glenys Ellison Graduate
ELLISON DEG CAROL Roger & Glenys Ellison Graduate
ELLISON SUPER RUTH ET Roger & Glenys Ellison Graduate
ELLISON DEGREE MAIRE Benjamin Burmeister Trust Graduate
ELLISON CON SHANTEL JG Roger & Glenys Ellison Graduate
WEE BURN INTEG ESPER Grant & Pam Wilson Graduate
Merit Graduates
RUANUI TER DESIRE Robert & Stephanie Trainor Merit Graduate
RUANUI TRIFFIC DIXIE ET S3J Robert & Stephanie Trainor Merit Graduate
GLEN KAYCEE DEGREE APACHE Kaycee Farms Ltd Merit Graduate
ELLISON TERRIFIC CHARM S3J Roger & Glenys Ellison Merit Graduate
PURIRI TERRIFIC MELODY Wilson Farms Merit Graduate
HAWTHORN GROVE EZZIE Ron & Jackie Monk Merit Graduate
RUANUI INTEGRITY DIXIE ET Robert & Stephanie Trainor Merit Graduate
RUANUI OMEGA DIXIE S3J Robert & Stephanie Trainor Merit Graduate
Performance Award
ZENITH LT LOIS Russell & Alison Gibb Performance Award