American Guernsey Association
American Guernsey Association
Click here for a list of 2017 Guernsey State and Regional Show placings. This will be updated as placings are received at the office. Please remember to have your state secretaries submit complete show placings to the AGA office for All-American eligibility.
The 2017 National Guernsey Convention in Saratoga Springs, New York will take place from Monday, June 26 – Saturday, July 1. The schedule is jam-packed full of fun activities for Guernsey enthusiasts of all ages.
Click here to download the schedule & registration form, due May 15. For more information, visit https://nyguernseybreeders.com/2017-national-guernsey-convention/ . See you in Saratoga!
The 3rd Mert Sowerby Intern is Kallie Baker from Plainview, Minnesota. She is a sophomore majoring in Animal Science at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. She grew up on her family’s dairy farm in southeast Minnesota where they milk around 140 head of grade Holsteins as well as a few registered Brown Swiss. Growing up, Kallie was involved in 4-H and FFA where she exhibited dairy and beef cattle as well as rabbits at her county fair and the Minnesota State Fair. Upon graduation, she hopes to attend graduate school for something agriculture related, but is undecided on what area she wants to pursue. Kallie will start at the AGA headquarters on May 15.
The March Guernsey Breeders’ Journal will be hitting mailboxes soon, and within the pages you will find the winners of the 2016 All-American and Junior All-American contests. The links below will show the final voting tallies for both contests, as well as the individual judges’ votes.
Congratulations again to the breeders and exhibitors of the 2016 All-American winners!
The American Guernsey Association Board of Directors are pleased to announce that Douglas L. Granitz has been hired as the new Chief Executive Officer of the organization. He will be responsible for leading the American Guernsey Association (AGA), and its subsidiaries, through an exciting future of transition and growth. His duties will include helping to develop business strategies and plans, lead and motivate member engagement, oversee all operations and business activities of the organization, review all financial and non-financial reports with the Board of Directors and make high-quality investing decisions to advance the organization and increase profits. He will also enforce policies and guidelines, promote the breed and identify and develop growth opportunities for the organizations.
David Trotter, AGA President said, “We are excited about the experiences that Doug Granitz brings to AGA and strongly believe that we are heading in the right direction for the future of the Guernsey breed and membership with the management and leadership expertise he brings to the organization.”Read More
This year, 87 adult and 26 youth participants tested their judging skills in the Online All-American Contest. Participants were also able to vote for their favorite heifer and cow from the nominees.
This year’s People’s Choice Heifer Award goes to Adams Creek AP Bianca-ETV, owned by Alyssa Nuttleman of Bangor, Wisconsin.
The People’s Choice Cow Award goes to Flambeau Manor RO Lauren-ET, owned by Gary Van Doorn of Tony, Wisconsin.
Ties were determined by the contestant with the most points in the classes that were closest in the official judges’ voting. This year’s two closest classes were Winter Calves and Fall Yearlings. The tie for first was determined by the Fall Yearlings. The tie for third was so heated, it came down to the fifth-closest class, the Fall Calves! The total scores are out of 150. This year’s winner was a repeat from last year! Congrats to the Adult Division winners!
There were no ties in the top three placings in the Youth Division. Congrats to these talented young judges!
Places 4-8 win “recognition and the envy and respect of your peers.”
Congratulations to these tremendous judges and to the owners of the People’s Choice winners!
Congratulations to all of this year’s winners. Click here for a full list.