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Imp. King of the May painting to be auctioned

May 29, 2020

The famous Imp. King of the May painting currently owned and displayed at the American Guernsey Association office will be made available in a special online auction from June 30 - July 7.

It is an oil painting on canvas signed by artist E. Leone Seavey-Lucas in 1911 featuring a pastoral scene of Imp. King of the May, the forefather of the Guernsey breed in America and foundation sire of Langwater Farm, and his five daughters which are identified on a brass plaque attached to the period frame.  Painting dimensions are 40” high and 57 ¼ “ wide with slight damage to right corner of frame.

 

Proceeds from the sale of the painting will be used for AGA debt repayment to the Guernsey Foundation.

 

Bidding available online at www.rileyauction.com under “our Auctions” tab beginning Tuesday, June 30 and closing at 8 pm EST on Tuesday, July 7.

 

Payment by credit card or check with pre-approval from the American Guernsey Association.  Buyer responsible for shipping and handling.

National Convention 2020 Cancelled

April 08, 2020

Dear Guernsey Breeders,

It is with regret that we inform you that the 2020 National Guernsey Convention in Seven Springs, Pennsylvania has been cancelled. This decision was not made lightly, and was informed by the rapidly evolving global situation as well as our desire for our membership to remain healthy and stable during this challenging time. We intend to carry out our Annual Meeting and director elections as required by our Bylaws, and hope to carry out additional events in a virtual space. We are working out the details and assure you that more information will be shared with you soon. 

Please mark June 12-15, 2021 on your calendars, as Pennsylvania will be hosting the convention in Seven Springs. Thank you to Ohio for being flexible with their original 2021 planning. 

Sincerely,

The American Guernsey Association Board of Directors & Staff

Welcome Back to Kayla Overholt

March 24, 2020

A familiar face is joining the team, Kayla Overholt! She is a past intern for Purebred Publishing and will now be working part-time for American Guernsey Association, Purebred Publishing and GMS. She graduated from The Ohio State University in 2018, has been involved with Springhill Dairy for five years and grew up on TK-Plain-View Holsteins. If you have any questions, want to purchase an ad or just chat she can be contacted at kayla.usaguernsey@gmail.com. Thank you to Cara Trotter for all her time and work, the Association wouldn’t be where it is today without her!

AGA Update During COVID-19

March 20, 2020

Dear US Guernsey Breeders and Enthusiasts,

We wish to give you an update on the Association in light of the current COVID-19 crisis. Our staff has the full capability of working remotely to continue to provide you with the customer service you need. However, some services may be impacted, including registrations, transfers, and genetic testing. We appreciate your patience at this time, and hope that you are all remaining safe and sound, and enjoying a little extra time with family (including those with four legs and fawn and white spots!).

 

Sincerely,

The American Guernsey Association Staff & Board

Diva Achieves Milestone Classification

January 15, 2020

On January 14, 2020, Hi Guern View Dancing Diva-ET was appraised Excellent 96 points by a committee of classifiers. Diva is the first Guernsey to achieve this classification since Westlynn Tom Dee in April of 1997. Diva is a familiar name to most Guernsey fans, as the Unanimous All-American Aged Cow in 2018 and dam of new young sire Drone at St Jacobs ABC. Congratulations to the Dinderman family of Orangeville, Illinois, who are the breeders and owners of this elite Guernsey cow.

AGA Seeks Summer Intern

December 26, 2019

The American Guernsey Association is seeking candidates for a Summer Intern for 2020. Candidates must be able to begin work by May 26, 2020 and complete 10 weeks in the office in Columbus, Ohio. Click the link for the full job posting. Applications are due by March 15, 2020.

2019 All-American Nominees Announced

December 18, 2019

The Nominating Committee has spoken, and the 2019 Guernsey All-American & Junior All-American Nominees have been announced. Check them out on the All-American page! Winners will be announced in January, and all will be published in the Spring Guernsey Breeders' Journal.

AGA Announces Online Pedigree System

December 17, 2019

The American Guernsey Association is pleased to announce that an Online Guernsey Pedigree Search will be available to Guernsey enthusiasts beginning in January 2020. This service will be free to all TPE members and will be offered at a nominal yearly fee to other individuals and companies. To learn more about the system, pre-enroll for an account and watch a tutorial video, click the link!

AGA Fees Set to Change January 1

December 12, 2019

The American Guernsey Association Board of Directors approved changes to the AGA fee schedule, effective January 1, 2020. This includes changes to registration costs and junior membership, as well as the addition of a National Show Rush transfer fee. For a complete update, follow the link. 

The AGA strongly recommends breeders to submit their pending registrations by the end of 2019. All applications emailed, postmarked or submitted online prior to midnight EST on 12/31/2019 will be charged based on the previous fee schedule.

December 2019 CPI List Update

December 12, 2019

The breeder of the previously published #1 CPI Cow for December 2019 alerted the AGA staff that the cow's Genetic Recovery status may have been improperly recorded. Upon further investigation, staff found that the cow should have been recorded as a PR- in the program, and was no longer eligible for the CPI List. The CPI List has been updated to reflect this change. You can find all December 2019 Sire Summary information at usguernsey.com/pedigree-system

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