Welcome to the World Jersey Cattle Bureau
The first Jerseys were introduced into Argentina in 1905 and were spread throughout the varied climatic zones of the country. In the southern part of Argentina, where the climate is not ideal for dairying, the Jersey has always been the main breed used to produce milk for family use on large ranches. In the early 1980s, Jerseys were introduced into the central, dairying area of the country. Today, Argentina now has approximately 10,000 Jerseys, with a strong breed growth. For many years, the Jersey had the reputation of being a fancy cow, suitable for showing but not a good producer – a concept which has now changed. Many breeders accept the importance of shows for promotion, but on farm, the cattle are bred for production and functional type. With the cows out to pasture most of the time, they need to be able to walk very long distances, with longevity and good udders also very important under these conditions. Today, many dairymen are breeding Holsteins with Jersey semen to gra de up their cattle to “Jersey” status, recognising the commercial advantages of the breed.
The Asociacion Argentina de Criadores de Jersey hosted the 2004 Annual Meeting Tour.
ASOCIACION ARGENTINA DE CRIADORES DE JERSEY
Ruta 25 Y Miguel Cane, 1625-Escobar, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tel.No: +54 11 3488 436600 /436631/436632/436656
President: Agustin Robredo Email: email@example.com
1st Vice President: Maria Carmen S. de Perez Companc
2nd Vice President: Ricardo Pazo
Secretary: Carlos Garcia Ferre