Sustainable, Modern & Profitable Dairying – the Natural Way

As published in the Fall 2019 Purebred Dairy Breeders' Magazine. Rivendale Farms and Genetics Winding down a narrow treelined back road in Western Pennsylvania, one does not expect to suddenly see covered wagons off in a field on the right and a cream-colored barn up on a hill to the left with a greenhouse below. What you find further when you turn into the drive, go past the greenhouse and up the hill are laughing little boys and an old horse barn that has been remodeled and

NAILE Supreme Champion Cow

The judges each made their selection and the votes were tallied and it was the Jersey, Hirds Colton Dream, owned by Keightley-Core and Borba, Salvisa, KY that took home top honors and the awards for Supreme Champion Cow. Reserve honors went to the Ayrshire, Miss Brianna of Iowayshire, owned by Dana & Madison Sickles of Iowa. For more photos from the Supreme Championship, check out the gallery at www.purebred.smugmug.com later this week. #NAILE #Jersey #Ayrshire

All-American Jersey Show

The All-American Jersey Show was held today with judge Herby Lutz and his associate Lynn Harbaugh, judged over 400 entered Jerseys today in Louisville, Kentucky. Named the National Grand Champion and Senior Champion was: HIRDS COLTON DREAM, owned by Keightley-Core and Borba, Salvisa, KY. The National Reserve Grand Champion and Reserve Senior Champion was RRF COMERICA DAISY exhibited by River Valley Farm and Reinholt Jerseys, Tremont, IL The Intermediate Champion was ROLLINGRI

The Jersey Jug

The timeless tradition at the NAILE is the Jersey Jug, held every Sunday. It features three-year-olds that have been entered as baby calves. This year's program, entitled "Timeless" outlines the history of the Jersey Jug: "A Jersey breeder conceived the idea of this Jersey futurity show as a way to stimulate more interest in the Jersey breed and to add further to the enjoyment of owning Jerseys. One-half century later, there are many imitators, but only one National Jersey Ju

Supreme Champions of the Junior Show

Congratulations to the Supreme Champions of the Junior Show The Heifers Supreme Junior Champion - they Ayrshire - Nor-Bert Lochin Vesta, Dalton, Dillon & Breanna Freeman, Bremen, IN - the first-place Fall Calf Reserve Supreme Junior Champion - the Jersey - Big Guns Andreas Vanish-ET, Sabrina Clark, Claysburgh, PA - the first-place Summer Yearling & Junior Champion of the Junior All-American Jersey Show. The Cows Supreme Champion - the Jersey - SV Impression Holly-ET, Grace Sa

The Junior All-American Jersey Show Champions

Judge Tammie Stiles Doran of Woodstock, Virginia and her associate, Sean Johnson of Pennsylvania, tackled the outstanding Jerseys that the Juniors presented on the green shavings today at the Junior All-American Jersey Show in Louisville, Kentucky. Intermediate Champion of the show was Carly-O Tequila Always {4}-ET, owned by Carly Olufs, Petaluma, CA. Reserve Intermediate Champion was LC Success Abilene, owned by Erin Leach, Linwood, KS. Grand & Senior Champion of the show wa

International Jersey Show

The International Jersey Show is completing it's second day here at World Dairy Expo with Judges Pat Conroy and Justin Burdette making the official placings. Junior Champion of the Junior Show Meadowridge Fizz Sparkle - 1st Winter Yearling, Cole Kruse & Gene Henderson, Dyersville, IA Res. Junior Champion of the Junior Show Wildweed Primero Lightning - 1st Fall Yearling (not in milk), Michael & Megan Moede & Katie Ledvica, Algoma, WI Junior Champion Milksource Gentry Marriot-E

Minnesota State Fair Jersey Show

August 29 was the Jersey show at Minnesota State Fair. Mike Berry of Oregon served as judge of the quality show. Grand Champion of the show was the winning Aged Cow, Meadow Ridge Jackknife Summer owned by Michael Riebe. Reserve Grand was the Cheese Production winner Discoverys Tequila Jewelene for Lisa Demmer. Honorable Mention was the winning Four-Year-Old, Discoverys Verbatim Jaguar, also for Lisa Demmer, Discovery Genetics. Junior Champions of the show came from the younge

Midwest National Spring Jersey Show

Judge Perry Phend of Osseo, Wisconsin, was the official for the 2018 show in Madison, Wisconsin, on April 27. Grand Champion of the Jersey Show Grand Champion honors went to Edgebrook Tequila Madison-ET, owned by MilkSource Genetics of Kaukauna, Wisconsin. Reserve Grand Champion honors went to Budjon, Vail & Jordan with Schulte Bros Tequila Shot-ET. Electras Evolution, first-junior and second-place Four-Year-Old, was the Grand Champion of the Junior Show for Noah Bilz of Dorc

Tequila Shot claims Grand Banner in New York

Judge Andrew Vander Meulen of Ontario served as the official for the 152 Jerseys shown in Syracuse during the New York Spring Jersey Show on Sunday, April 8. Taking home the Grand Champion banner for Budjon, Peter Vail & David Jordan was Schulte Bros Tequila Shot-ET, the winning 5-Year-Old. Reserve Champion honors went to the first-place 4-year-Old, MB Lucky Lady Feliz Navidad for Rivendale Farms. Honorable Mention went to the Intermediate Champion and Senior 3, Rolling River

Kash-In On Valentine's Day Sale

February 14, Valentine’s Day, is a day for celebrating love and the Kasbergen family and friends did just that celebrating the love of really good cows as they and friends offered some of the best of the best for sale in Tulare, California. The family, along with co-managers Dusty Schirm and Mike Berry put together a group of Jersey, Holstein and Swiss animals that brought folks from across the country to Ranchero Teresita Dairy for a sale that average $9,360 with over a one

NAILE Supreme Champions

As the crews were packing trailers and preparing for travel home to all parts of the country, the hustle and bustle stopped for a few moments as the Supreme Championship unfolded. One last parade across the shavings was had for the Grand Champions of the breed shows held Sunday through Tuesday afternoon. And the various officials were on hand to select the Supreme from amongst the outstanding cows that were presented one last time at the final show of the year for most. Takin

Supreme Champions of NAILE Junior Show

The judges of the NAILE named their Supreme Champions of the Junior Show on Sunday. Taking top heifer honors was Woodmohr Genty Gin-ET exhibited by Robert Nagel, Columbus, PA. Knapps Kringle Tappy-ET owned by Landree Fraley of Muncey, PA took Reserve honors home. Reich-dale Vader Strollin exhibited by Hayden Reichard, Chambersburg, PA took the Supreme Championship with Miss Brianna of Lowayside exhibited by Dana and Madison Sickles/Jack Carroll, Marengo, IA, taking home Reser

Bonnie Mohr to Portray the Jersey Cow for the 21st Century

Madison, WI—Bonnie Mohr, one of the world’s most popular and most respected dairy artists, has been commissioned by the American Jersey Cattle Association to portray the Jersey cow for the 21st Century. “The Board of Directors has asked Bonnie to create not one, but three paintings that capture the ideal conformation and unique beauty of the modern, efficient and profitable Jersey cow,” said AJCA Executive Secretary and CEO Neal Smith. “A distinctive perspective will be ta

Holstein Named Supreme Champion of 2017 World Dairy Expo

Rosiers Blexy Goldwyn-ET was awarded the honor of Supreme Champion at the 2017 World Dairy Expo. This winning Holstein cow is owned by Budjon, Vail, Abbot, Van Excel and Woodmansee of Lomira, Wis. Blexy, was the first-place winner in the Six-Year-Old Cow Class and Senior and Grand Champion Female in the International Holstein Show. As Supreme Champion, Blexy received the Gregory Blaska Memorial Trophy, a $2,000 cash award sponsored by BouMatic, a royal blanket sponsored by Ag

Jersey & Guernsey Claim 2017 World Dairy Expo Supreme Champions of the Junior Show

Miss Nastias Y Not Me was crowned Supreme Champion of the Junior Show at the 2017 World Dairy Expo on the evening of Saturday, October 7. The winning Senior Three-Year-Old from the International Junior Jersey Show, was exhibited by first-time Expo exhibitor, Aspen Silva of Modesto, Calif. Y Not Me was presented with a royal blanket sponsored by Select Sires, Inc., a $1,500 cash award sponsored by BouMatic, and a director’s chair sponsored by International Protein Sires. Mean

Martha Marches off the Colored Shavings as a Three-Peat Grand Champion

For the third consecutive year, Musqie Iatola Martha-ET earned Grand Champion of the International Jersey Show on Wednesday, October 4 at World Dairy Expo®. Martha was awarded first-place in the Six-Year-Old and Older Cow Class and took home the Senior Champion Female Award. Additionally, she received the $1,000 Udder Comfort Grand Champion Cash Award. Reserve Senior and Reserve Grand Champion was the winning Five-Year-Old Cow, Elliotts Blackstone Charlotte-ET, owned by Riven