Registration creates a permanent database record of a Jersey animal's identity and ancestry. The information is basic and the process of submitting information for registration is simple.
The Rules for Registration require that calves be identified before leaving individual pens or ties.
When identified by eartags, the calf must be identified in both ears with Allflex tamper-evident ear tags approved by the Association. These tags will display a unique American ID number, the premise ID and state of origin, and herd management number.
When a tattoo is used, one or both ears may be used. Tattoos must include at least one letter and one number. Tattoos may not exceed a total of seven letters and numbers in each ear; the letters I, O, Q and V may not be used unless accompanied by an additional letter in the same ear.
The following information is required to complete a registration application:
Refer to Helpful Hints for Registering Jerseys for details.
How do I submit an application?
Applications may be submitted (1) using paper forms (single, multiple), (2) at the AJCA internet services website, infoJersey, or (3) in batch electronic files (Excel spreadsheet, report downloaded from herd management software, or field-delimited text file).
How much does it cost?
Refer to the Fees for Programs and Services. Fees are discounted (1) for lifetime members or junior members, (2) when processed on infoJersey, and (3) when submitted in batch electronic files. Contact Herd Services for details.