National Heifer Sale Health Letter
REQUIRED HEALTH TESTING FOR NATIONAL HEIFER SALE
June 23, 2023 | 6:00 p.m. CDT | Cowbuyer.com
As sale time approaches, we hope all is progressing well for your consignment to the 2023 National Heifer Sale. This year will be a virtual sale that is broadcast on Cowbuyer.com.
Health tests will need to be conducted slightly different than other national sales. Below is the pertinent information concerning health testing and videography for all consignments. Please read carefully, as there are different dates and requirements.
WE REQUEST/REQUIRE THAT ALL ANIMALS BE TESTED FOR THE FOLLOWING AFTER JUNE 3rd BUT BEFORE JUNE 20th SO YOU CAN HAVE YOUR HEALTH RESULTS READY BY JUNE 23rd FOR INCLUSION IN THIS YEAR’S SALE. PLEASE PLAN WITH YOUR VETERINARIAN AS SOME OF THESE TESTS CAN TAKE UP TO 10 DAYS TO BE COMPLETED
ALSO, FIELDSTAFF ARE AVAILABLE TO GET VIDEOS/PICTURES OF YOUR CONSIGNMENT(S) AND THESE SHOULD BE SUBMITTED TO TRACIE HOYING (THOYING@USJERSEY.COM) BY JUNE 15TH FOR EDITTING AND CREATION OFA PLAYLIST. VIDEOS DO NOT NEED TO BE LONG, AS ONLY ABOUT 20-30 SECONDS WILL BE USED. STILL PHOTOS ARE ALSO USABLE. HEIFERS SHOULD BE CLEAN AND PRESENTED AS NATURAL AS POSSIBLE. ANY VIDEO NOT MEETING THESE STANDARDS, MAY BE ASKED TO BE REDONE. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR AREA REP OR GREG LAVAN.
We will require an emailed or faxed copy of your health results by June 23, 2023. Please send to Greg Lavan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-322-4498, Attn: Greg Lavan. This letter will also be posted on our website at http://jms.usjersey.com for your convenience.
HEALTH CERTIFICATE: Consignors should wait to have this official paperwork completed until after notification on when the heifer will be picked up by the truck for movement to her new owner, because this paper is only valid for 30 days.
BRAND INSPECTION: Be sure that your animal has been brand inspected if required by your state – at the time of movement only.
CATALOGS: All consignors will receive a printed catalog. Catalogs can be downloaded at http://jms.usjersey.com.
We look forward to a great National Heifer as we support our Jersey youth. We hope you will be able to attend the sale on JerseyAuctionLive.com to purchase a good animal for your herd. Let us know if we can be of further assistance.
Greg Lavan, Manager
Jersey Marketing Service
PICTURE AND VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS FOR NHS CONSIGNMENTS
Video Standards: We request that you have your animal fitted to National Heifer Sale standards, clean and clipped. Please film in a clean, dry, well-lit area. We recommend filming your consignment NOT on the halter as many heifers look better walking naturally.
Video Quality: A video camera is recommended for filming your heifer, although smart phone videos have proven to be okay in quality. Please remember to hold your smart phone sideways when filming. Please try to record some of each side of the heifer as she is walking, and depending on her stage of development, a rear udder focus would be advantageous. Please film more than enough footage, and do not worry about the sound or editing. That will be handled in the office. A still photo of your consignment, a candid while doing the video or a picture taken by a professional photographer, will also work very well.
RAW VIDEO IS REQUIRED. Please do not send already produced video. Provide the raw video footage so that all the consignments can have the same format of video presented. NO “YOU TUBE” or similar links will be accepted.
Please have your video and/or still pictures to Tracie Hoying or your area representative by June 15, 2023 (or earlier). This allows time for editing and re-filming if needed. Please call Tracie with any questions or for video advice at 614-322-4471. Most emails cannot handle videos due to the file size. You can send your videos to Tracie by sharing a Google Drive folder or through Dropbox (Google Drive is preferred).