The Tank Topper Sale: Solid Results from a Solid Sale

First Annual “Tank Topper” Production Sale – Solid Results!  As a result of the success of the online Ontario Invitational Sale Jersey Ontario was requested to consider the launch of an online fall, Production Sale. The result was the development of the first annual “Tank Topper” Sale, held Saturday, September 5th and hosted by Walker Dairy Sales on the HiBid platform. Highlights: • 50 Registered Bidders • The sale grossed over $ 76,450 on 31 Lots • Sale average $ 2,466 • Median Sale Price $2350 • Top seller “Hird’s Dragon Victorious” , consigned by Nathan Wade, Woodstock, ON, sold Read More …

Jersey Ontario How to Market Your Animal Online

Jersey Ontario, with support from Farm Boy Productions, Grand River Agricultural Society, Leading Livestock Genetics (LLG) and Select Sires/GenerVations have developed a video on “How to Market Your Animal Online”.  We hope this video will provide you some assistance in maximizing your photos and videos of your animals for online sales, virtual shows and competitions, as well as your own domestic and international marketing.

The 56th Ontario Invitational Sale Triumphs Over Covid-19

News Release The 56th Ontario Invitational Sale Triumphs Over Covid-19 After months of preparation, and despite Covid-19 challenges and restrictions,  the 56th Ontario Invitational Sale successfully concluded today.  The Sale, re-scheduled from an April 4th live sale, took place as the first online sale in the history of Jersey Ontario. Highlights: The sale grossed over $ 116,000 on 47 Lots Sale average $ 2,474 Top seller “Riview Colton Glo For It”, consigned by Riview Jerseys, Carp, ON, sold for $5,950 to Syndicate Dominicana, Mallorytown, ON In early April, the OIS Committee and Jersey Ontario were faced with the challenge of Read More …

Ontario Invitational Sale – Now Live, Final Bidding Begins at Noon, May 9th.

  The Ontario Invitational Sale is now live on ShackeltonAuctions.com  You will be able to view information, pictures and videos on 47 Lots. Link to the sale:   https://shackeltonauctions.hibid.com/catalog/211511/jersey-ontario-56th-invitational-sale–saturday-may-9th-2020/ Catalogue: Below is the link to the latest updated catalogue:  https://www.jerseyontario.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/2020_OIS_Online_Catalogue_May_9th.pdf Registration for Buyers: You will be able to register on line through Shackelton’s homepage by clicking on the sale or through Hibid.com  Follow this link for buyers’ instructions on how to register:  https://www.jerseyontario.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/How-to-Register-Guide-for-Bidders.pdf Sale Order The sale order is attached.  The sale will begin with 6 lots of 5 doses of semen each.  This semen is generously donated by Select Sires/GenerVations;  Read More …

OJDB Scholarship – Applications Due May 15th, 2020

The Ontario Joint Dairy Breeds Future Leaders Scholarship was established to recognize the contribution of young people in the agricultural industry for their involvement, accomplishments and leadership achievements.  These students have begun to take on positions of leadership within various organizations or clubs and have also demonstrated commitment and shown potential for future achievement.  • Two scholarships will be awarded – each valued at $1000 • Focus is on leadership, involvement, accomplishments, and community service. • Applicant must be enrolled in a post secondary Agricultural or Dairy Apprenticeship Program • Must be a regular or junior member of any dairy Read More …

Jersey Ontario Launches New On-line Format for Ontario Invitational Sale – May 9th 2020

News Release Jersey Ontario Launches Online Invitational Sale, May 9th, 2020 After great consideration Jersey Ontario has made the decision to continue with the Ontario Invitational Sale.  The sale, originally scheduled to have taken place as a live auction April 4th in Woodstock, ON, will now take place on May 9th as an on-line auction. These changes have been made necessary due to Covid-19.  This will allow the sale to continue while respecting the necessary Covid-19 restrictions and social distancing recommendations; thereby protecting our volunteers, consigners, buyers and membership. “We cannot direct the winds, but we can adjust our sails.” Read More …

2020 Ontario Invitational Sale Re-Scheduled to May 9th, 2020

Dear Jersey Ontario Members & Jersey Enthusiasts, The OIS Committee held a Special Meeting last night, March 18th, to assess the current Covid-19 situation and what the impact means, and could mean, for the Invitational Sale planned for Saturday, April 4th. After consultation and lengthy discussion, the hard decision was made to postpone the sale date to May 9th, 2020. This date was selected with thoughts toward a declining incidence of the outbreak, while still being able to accommodate the critical 4H calf selection date. The Committee feels that it has made the best decision possible to protect the health Read More …