REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — GF 10637 Renfrow 2442-ET, a member of the Jersey ART program at Select Sires Inc., Plain City, Ohio, will be the 10th Cow Pie Bingo calf to benefit Jersey Youth Academy.
Select Sires, a long-time host of Jersey Youth Academy, has donated “Renfrow 2442” to be raffled at this year’s AJCA-NAJ Annual Meetings, June 23-26, in Bettendorf, Iowa.
“2442” is a daughter of S-S-I Victory Dashiell Renfrow-ET, GJPI +122, and out of Roc-Bot Dance Off 10637. The calf has been genomically tested and her preliminary results are impressive with a combined CFP of over 100. Her official results will be available in early June.
The dam, “Dance Off 10637” was purchased in the Franchise Kind 3 Sale in March 2019. She will be appraised in June. She has milk weights up to 83 lbs. daily on her first lactation. She is sired by Progenesis Dancer-ET, GJPI +87, and carries a GJPI of +126.
The next dam is an Excellent-91% daughter of Missiska Mackenzie-ET, GJPI +71. She has a top record of 20,560 lbs. milk, 1,062 lbs. fat and 837 lbs. protein at 2-10.
“2442’s” great-grandam is Very Good-84% with a 3-4 record of 19,070 lbs. milk, 909 lbs. fat and 662 lbs. protein. She is followed by a daughter of Gabys Showtime Baltimore-ET, GJPI -40, with three records exceeding 20,000 lbs. milk, 1,000 lbs. fat and 700 lbs. protein.
The ART program at Select Sires was created in 2009 to develop Holsteins that were genetically unique compared to those found in the general population. Since that time, Select Sires has expanded the ART (Aggressive Reproductive Technologies) to the Jersey breed as well. Deep Jersey pedigrees are a focus of the Jersey ART program, much like the pedigree of the donation heifer, “2442.”
Cow Pie Bingo begins when registration opens on Wednesday, June 23 for the AJCA-NAJ Annual Meetings at the Isle Casino Hotel in Bettendorf. The heifer will determine the winner before the start of the National Heifer Sale on Friday, June 25.
Jersey Youth Academy is a 501(c)(3) educational foundation managed by the American Jersey Cattle Association to attract, educate and retain talented young people for careers in the Jersey dairy business. Cow Pie Bingo to date has raised more than $60,000 for the Academy endowment.
The seventh Jersey Youth Academy will be held July 11-16, 2021. Thirty-one Jersey youth from 15 states will be in attendance. See the Academy home page at http://bit.do/JYA, email Academy@usjersey.com, or write 6486 E. Main Street, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068.
For over 150 years, the American Jersey Cattle Association has maintained identification and performance records for dairy herd owners and delivered services that support genetic improvement and greater profitability through increasing the value of and demand for Registered Jersey™ cattle and genetics, and Jersey milk and milk products. For more information, contact the American Jersey Cattle Association by writing 6486 E. Main Street, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068-2362, visit USJersey.com, or connect at Facebook.com/USJersey.
–American Jersey Cattle Association
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