The American Jersey Cattle Association announced that for the first time in history, it has recorded 100,000 animals in a single year.
The previous record for Jersey registrations was over 96,000 set in 2011. But that level was surpassed on December 26, attesting to rapid expansion of the Jersey population across the United States and of producers recognizing the value of identified and performance tested Jersey cattle.
"This is a milestone for not only the association and its members, but also for the Jersey breed worldwide," said Neal Smith, Executive Secretary and Chief Executive Officer. "The smaller, more efficient Jersey cow is the solution to the challenges of profitability and sustainability confronting dairy herd owners, no matter how small or large their operations are."
Smith added that the association expects to report all-time records in other activity areas for calendar 2012.
The American Jersey Cattle Association is the oldest dairy cattle recording organization in the county.
Source: American Jersey Cattle Association Press Releases