Tue, May 10, 2011
The Board of Directors of Jersey Canada announces that Russell Gammon will be leaving Jersey Canada on May 31st after 30 years of service to the association. The Board and staff of Jersey Canada would like to extend their thanks, congratulations and best wishes to Russell on his new role as Jersey Program Manager with the Semex Alliance.
The board is currently researching and assessing the structure of the Jersey office and will be updating the membership as they move forward. In the interim, Phyllis Harrington will serve as Office Manager and policy questions should be directed to your regional director.
"Fracking," an unnatural act
The South Shore Chapter of the Council of Canadians will be presenting "Gasland," an extraordinary documentary about the technique of drilling for natural gas known as hydraulic fracturing popularly called "fracking," Friday, February 4 at 7:30 pm, at Café Canada in Mahone Bay, NS.
Written and Directed by Josh Fox, GASLAND is a shocking film. It starts out in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania where Josh Fox, has just been offered $100,000 for drilling rights on his property by a natural gas company. At first thrilled and excited, Josh begins to wonder why the rights are worth so much money, becomes suspicious and wants to know more. He decides to get his video camera and drive to places where fracking is taking place. He ends up going to 24 states and is totally shocked at what he discovers.
In GASLAND his camera takes us into the homes and properties of many families whose well water, air and surrounding creeks and lakes are becoming affected by the chemicals used in the fracking process. He talks with people in many disparate locations chronically ill with similar symptoms, ranging from headaches, respiratory diseases, and eye problems to various cancers. One family even shows him their tap water which smells of gas, then put their cigarette lighter to the water and it bursts into flames. He learns that fracking involves injecting into the rocks under very high pressure, millions of litres of water saturated with up to 500 hundred deadly chemicals.
Join us at the Mahone Bay Centre. Light refreshments will be served. All welcome. No admission charge but donations encouraged. Further information is available at 527 2928 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
John Rowe of Island Abbey Foods awarded Premier's Medal for Innovation
January 18, 2011
Date: Mon, January 10, 2011
Jersey Canada announces 2010 Purina All Canadians
Judging has been completed in the 2010 Purina All Canadian Contest. This contest is generously sponsored by Agri-Brands Purina and Barney Printing.
A sub-committee of four All Canadian judges convened at the Jersey Canada office last December to select the six nominees in each class based on a combination of show placings in 2010 and quality of photo.
Subsequently, eleven All Canadian judges returned placings on each class, provided that they did not own or had bred an animal in a particular class. These judges included (with the All Canadian show they judged in brackets):
Michael Heath, Maryland
Fairvista Reagan Saucy
The Champion All Canadian Cow for 2010 is Arethusa Veronicas Comet, bred by Arethusa Farm of Litchfield, Connecticut and owned by Ernest Kueffner of Boonsboro, Maryland. "Comet" was the Grand Champion Jersey at the 2010 Royal Winter Fair.
The Champion All Canadian Heifer for 2010 is Fairvista Reagan Saucy, bred by Murray Russwurm of Mildmay, ON and owned by M Palich, K Elder, and A & C McCaig of Ormstown, QC. "Saucy" was the Junior Champion Heifer at the 2010 Royal Winter Fair, Expo Quebec, Salon International Laitier and Ontario Spring Discovery Shows.
Photos of winners and nominees, as well as show placings and full All Canadian results will be showcased in the February-March 2011 issue of the Canadian Jersey Breeder. If you would like to reserve your ad in this issue of the Breeder, please contact Ryan at (519) 821-9150 or <mailto:email@example.com>firstname.lastname@example.org right away!
The All Canadian, Reserve and Honourable Mention for each class are listed below:
All Canadian Rapid Bay Request Sauvy, owned by Rapid Bay Jersey Farm, Ormstown, QC Reserve Avonlea CF Baby Breeze, owned by Avonlea Genetics and Cybil Fisher, Brighton, ON Hon. Mention Lookout Iatola Gloria, owned by Perry MacKinnon & Lookout Jerseys, Coaticook, QC
Junior Two Year Old:
Senior Two Year Old:
Junior Three Year Old:
Senior Three Year Old:
Four Year Old:
Five Year Old:
Date: Wed, January 5, 2011
2010 Jersey Canada activity levels reach new pinnacles of success!
Over the past decade Jersey activity in Canada and around the globe has moved upward on a steady and consistent basis. Some observers watching sky-rocketing breed growth have spoken of the "Jersey renaissance", the "Jersey phenomenon" and the "Jersey resurgence." All phrases are truly apt to describe burgeoning breed activity levels at the Jersey Canada office in Guelph, Ontario and on farms across Canada.
Highlights of a spectacular 2010 in Jerseyland include:
All time high number of Jersey animals classified in Canada since classification work began in 1941!
Record numbers of young Jersey sires have been entered into AI programs in Canada in the latest two years.
The above statistics prove that momentum for growth is at a super high level in the Jersey breed! As 2011 begins Jersey owners are completely stoked about prospects for their chosen breed!
For more information on Jerseys in Canada visit www.jerseycanada.com.
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