Benefits of Jersey Future
Jersey Future gives members of Jersey New Zealand early access to semen from elite young Jersey bulls at a great price.
Breed from bulls that have been selected to deliver:
- genetic gain
As a Jersey Future farmer you’ll also be helping to protect the breed’s future and increase its genetic diversity. Jerseys used to be New Zealand’s main dairy breed. Now they make up just 10% of the national herd.
Jersey cows are very efficient for their size. They produce high quantities of milk solids for each kilogram of live weight, and they have particularly high milk fat levels.
How Jersey Future works
Jersey Future is a joint sire proving scheme set up by LIC and Jersey New Zealand in 2016 to produce more top Jersey bulls for artificial breeding.
Each year up to eight promising young bulls are added to the scheme. These bulls are additional to the Jersey bulls in our conventional sire proving scheme.
The bulls are selected jointly by LIC and Jersey New Zealand and raised on our bull farms.
We collect the semen from the bulls, but it’s sold through Jersey New Zealand, which is responsible for proving the bulls. This is done using information provided by Jersey Future farmers following the daughters’ first lactation.
Proofs for the first bulls in the scheme will be available in 2020. Successful graduates will be added to our <link to tab on Bull teams page: Premier Sires teams> and <link to tab on Bull teams page: Alpha Nominated list>.
Download the Jersey Future Young Sire catalogue for more information