The Annual Member Update was held Tuesday, July 7, 2020 via Zoom. You can watch the meeting in its entirety above.
Ideal Cow Fundraising Drive
Help us hit our goal of $25,000 to commission a new ideal cow! Our cow has served us well, but at 61 years old, it's time to let her retire. The first leg of our fundraising drive will be the sale of three beautiful prints that have helped illustrate the Guernsey cow over the span of a century: King of the May, The Ideal Cow, and Guernsey and Calf. These are limited-edition, pre-order prints ONLY, so don't miss your chance to own a part of history and pay it forward to the future!
You must pre-order, no prints will be available for purchase at the Annual Meeting.
Prints can be picked up at the Annual Meeting for no additional charge, shipping is $15.
King of the May
Additional Information Below
Half Size Print- $150
Larry Shultz Print,
Guernsey and Calf,
1960 Version of
the Ideal Cow,
King of the May
Original print is a 44Wx27.25H
We will be making 10 original sized prints, the 1st will be hung in the office, 2nd will be auctioned off at the antiquity sale at convention. The remaining 8 will be available by pre-registration, in which you will get a ticket, this ticket will be put into a pool and 8 tickets will be picked at random to purchase an original size King of the May print. If your name is selected to purchase, you will purchase the print for $1,000.
The only way to guarantee you will get an original size print is to purchase the print at the antiquity sale/auction.
All 2021 applications can be emailed to
Living Lifetime Production Recognition
These awards are presented to the cow, or cows, with the top lifetime milk, fat and protein production. The cow must have been on DHI test at least one month in the award year and an application must be submitted. The winners are recognized at the National Convention and the top ten animals in each category are recognized in the Guernsey Breeders’ Journal.
Master Breeder Award
Each year the AGA recognizes one individual or partnership that has contributed to the Guernsey breed in the United States by breeding outstanding animals for many years. The award is presented at the AGA National Convention.
AGA Distinguished Service Award
This award is presented each year at the AGA National Convention to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the Guernsey breed.
National Outstanding Young Farmer
This award recognizes an individual or couple that is under the age of 35 and is making a notable contribution to the Guernsey breed and has demonstrated success and a positive attitude within the dairy industry.
Past recipients of Master Breeder, Distinguished Service & Outstanding Young Farmer Awards
Youth Award Applications are Available on the AGA Youth Page