American Guernsey Association Updates CPI/PTI Formula

The American Guernsey Association Board of Directors elected to update the CPI/PTI formula, effective for the December genetic evaluation, which will take place on December 4, 2018. Based on a recommendation from the Genetic Improvement Committee, the new formula balances the weight on Fat and Protein to 25% each. This is a change from the previous weighting of 20% Fat, 30% Protein.The remainder of the formula will be unchanged. If you have any questions about the new formula

National Junior Guernsey Show - Harrisburg

The show was judged by Nate Oleniacz. Junior Champions of NJS-Harrisburg. Jr. Champion was the first Fall Calf, Knapps Pies Making Magic-ET for Landree Fraley of Muncy, PA; Reserve honors was the first Winter Calf, Indian Acres Lonestars Lace for Corinne Lee of Duxbury, MA; Honorable Mention was Warwick Manor LS Star-ET, Kolby Stoltzfus' Winter Yearling. Intermediate Champion was WArwick Manor TY Carter, the winning Sr. Three for Kaila Stoltzfus of East Earl, PA; Res. Interme

Minnesota State Fair Selects Champions

Minnesota State Fair Ayrshire Show Purebred Publishing was on hand to see Judge Dave Koss judge the Ayrshire Show at the Minnesota State Fair on August 28. Junior Champion: Good-Vue Last Chance, (Spring Yearling by Burdette)) The Hansons, Good-Vue Farms Reserve Junior Champion: Stillmore Gibbs Iva (Spring Calf by Gibbs) Stillmore Cattle Company Senior & Grand Champion: Maple Star Blackjack Mercury (5-Year-Old by Black-Jack Malibu), Ben Donnay & Serenity Hettke Reserve Grand &

Peck Named Master Breeder Winner

William “Bill” Peck, Sr., Schuylerville, New York, was awarded the 2018 Master Breeder Award at the American Guernsey Association National Convention in Dubuque, Iowa. At the recently concluded National Guernsey Convention, numerous awards were presented for outstanding performance within the Guernsey breed. This year Bill Peck, Sr., of Welcome Stock Farm was presented with the Master Breeder Award. At 81 Bill may possibly be the only dairyman who has bred a #1 bull in two s

Trotter Named Distinguished Service Winner

David Trotter, recipient of the American Guernsey Association Distinguished Service Award. Photo by Purebred Publishing. David (Dave) Trotter of Enon Valley, Pennsylvania was awarded the 2018 Distinguished Service Award in Dubuque, Iowa on June 28, 2018. At the National Guernsey Convention Dave was recognized for his many years of service to the American Guernsey Association (AGA). Dave is one of the three owners of Trotacre Farm in Enon Valley, Pennsylvania, where he farms a

Top Production Awarded at National Guernsey Convention

At the recently concluded National Guernsey Convention held in Dubuque, Iowa, numerous awards were presented for outstanding performance within the Guernsey breed. Gurn Z Meadow Farms received the High TPE Lactation Herd Average for Milk and Protein. The Orchard sisters, Julie Orchard Bacon & Jennifer Orchard received the awards. Photo by Purebred Publishing High TPE Lactation Average for Milk and Protein: Gurn Z Meadow Farm: 18 records, 24,039M 4.5%F 1,068F 3.3%P 803P The hi

Maryland Guernsey Field Day Results

Maryland Guernsey Field Day champions. Photo submitted The Maryland Guernsey Field Day was held on June 16, 2018 at the Frederick Fairgrounds in Frederick, MD. Judge Austin Schwartzbeck did an outstanding job viewing and placing our show. The Senior and Grand Champion honors went to Wayne Spurrier with his Senior 4 year old, Village View MM Loli Dee and the reserve Senor and Grand champion went to Kylan Keehan, with her Senior 2 year old, Slatedale Navajo Lois. The youth

Guernseys Sell Across America at 2018 National Convention Sale

The 2018 National Guernsey Convention Sale was held Saturday, June 30th at the Five Flags Center in Dubuque, Iowa. The official average was $1,908 on live lots and over $400 on embryos. Front, L-R: 2018 National Princess, Jamie Trotter, 2018 National Queen, Rachel Grober, Raegan Kime, Dana Sickles on the halter of the high seller, Micah and Shannon Smith, 2018 Iowa Guernsey Princess. In the box: Stanley Chupp, auctioneer, and Blaine Crosser, pedigrees. The high seller was Ry-

Guernsey Youth Recognized at National Guernsey Convention in Iowa

The annual Youth Award Banquet was held at the National Guernsey Convention in Dubuque, Iowa on Friday, June 29. American Guernsey Youth Association Members from across the country were recognized during the program, hosted by AGYA president Daniel Ripley. Prior to the Youth Awards, a special auction was held to raise funds for the 2019 World Guernsey Conference, being held in the United States. An original Bonnie Mohr work, commissioned for the conference, was auctioned off,

National Guernsey Award Winners Show Prowess, Excitement in the Breed

The American Guernsey Association hosted their annual Awards Dinner on Thursday, June 28. Several herds were recognized for their success in production: High TPE Herd for Milk & Protein: Gurn Z Meadow Farm, Columbus, WI High TPE Herd for Fat: Warwick Manor Farm, East Earl, PA Commercial Herd Winner: Warwick Manor Farm, East Earl, PA Many individual cows were also recognized for their top records from Hoard's Dairyman Farm, WI; Warwick Manor Farm, PA; and Rutter Bros, PA. Warw

Guernsey Exec State of Association

The American Guernsey Association met June 30, in Dubuque, Iowa, for the 142nd Annual Meeting. For the AGA Executive Secretary's State of the Association Address click here. For a complete report of the AGA Annual Meeting check out the upcoming July/August issue of the Guernsey Breeders' Journal. #AmericanGuernseyAssociation #Guernsey

Day 2 of the Iowa hosted National Guernsey Convention

It was a day full of farm tours for the Guernsey convention goes with visits to K-Valley Guernseys in Waucoma; Oak-Knob Guernseys in Cresco and the AHF Holstein & K-Hageman Guernsey farms in Decorah. #NationalGuernseyConvention Congratulation to tonight's award winners: Master Breeder - William Peck Sr., New York! Outstanding Young Breeder - Megan Schrupp, Minnesota! Distinguished Service - David Trotter, Pennsylvania Day 3 - Junior Contest Day & AGA Committee Meetings as wel

National Guernsey Convention kicks off in Iowa

The 2018 National Guernsey Convention is being held this week in Dubuque, Iowa, along the scenic Mississippi river. The week began Tuesday evening with the Welcome to Iowa Dinner. On Wednesday morning, youth scholarship interviews were conducted and committee meetings officially began. Mid-morning, convention goers hopped on the bus to head to Knapps' Guernseys in Epworth, Iowa, where the Knapp family held tours, lunch and activities for youth. In addition, there was a classi

Original Bonnie Mohr Painting to Sell at National Guernsey Convention

Bonnie Mohr will be at the AGA Convention in Dubuque, Iowa on Friday, June 29. She will be available to personalize prints, artist’s proofs and canvas giclees beginning at 2:00 p.m. The original painting and number 1 print, artist’s proof and canvas giclee will be sold at auction prior to the Youth Awards Banquet that evening. Proceeds from the sale of the original artwork will be used to defray costs of the project. Net proceeds from all other sales will go toward costs o

Iowa Hosts National Guernsey Convention

Columbus, OH - The National Guernsey Convention is right around the corner. This year’s convention will be in Dubuque, Iowa, hosted by the Iowa Guernsey Breeders Association June 26-30. A great five days is in store for convention goers as the American Guernsey Association members gather to celebrate the accomplishments of the breeders, youth and conduct association business, along with some good opportunities to fellowship! Along with the traditional youth competitions of qu

Guernsey CEO discusses status of breed

Editor's note: This piece was originally published in the Farmshine, Friday, June 1, 2018 and provided to as well. The Guernsey dairy breed origins go back some 1000 years ago. Since that time, it has served with distinction as a breed with great disposition, dairy strength and who delivers highly nutritious, great tasting milk. In fact, a recent consumer test conducted by the Center for Dairy Research in Wisconsin decisively concluded that there is a prefer

Ozark Jubilee Sale

The 19th Ozark Jubilee Sale was held on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 11 a.m. CT at the College of the Ozarks in Branson, Missouri. High Seller was Lot 21, GR Dix Lee Method Krystal. She was bought by Nate Goldenberg of Texas for $5,300. The 2nd High Seller was Lot 9, Still Dreamn Designer Boutique. She was bought by Mark Krstanovic of Pennsylvania for $3,800. The sale averaged $1,980 on 44 live females! #Guernsey

American Guernsey Association Institutes Special Registration Rates Immediately

The board of directors for the American Guernsey Association has implemented special registration rates beginning immediately and running through September 1, 2018. "We realize everyone is struggling with milk check challenges right now, and because the demand for Guernseys continues to increase, the board believes it is in their members and Guernsey enthusiasts best interest to help by restructuring fees now through September 1. 2018," said Doug Granitz, CEO and Executive Se

PA Cow wins New York Spring Guernsey Show

Sniders Super Lux Andee, an EX-94 Pine Ridge Super Lux daughter was tapped for Grand Champion of the New York Spring Guernsey Show in Syracuse, New York, this afternoon (April 7). She is owned by the Andee Syndicate of New Enterprise, Pennsylvania. Reserve Grand was Millborne HP Kringle Tara VG-88 was the first prize Senior 3 owned by P. Morey Miller, Mike & Linda Hellenbrand and Peter Vail of Granby, Connecticut. Honorable Mention was the winning Senior 2, Oakland Latimers P

Spring Sales held in New York

The New York State Carousel Guernsey Sale took place tonight (April 6) in Syracuse, New York. 20 live lots averaged $1670. The sale was managed by the New York Guernsey Breeders and Fraley Auction Company. A Very Good A2A2 Grumpy daughter was the highlight selling for $2,600 to the Kuszlyks of Batavia, New York. Consigned by Dr. Joseph Piskorowski of Ithaca, New York, Femara Luna-ET is a Grumpy daughter with a 2-02 305D record of 17,306M 748F 536P Proj. Act. that was due in M