Welcome to the site of the Pennsylvania Jersey Cattle Association (PJCA). We are a membership organization of dairy producers who have a common interest in the Registered Jersey cow.
We hail from a state in which dairy is king, with gross revenues from the dairy industry surpassing all other agriculture enterprises. Pennsylvania ranks seventh in the nation for total milk production and has designated milk as its official beverage. The state has the second largest number of dairy farms nationally, having more dairy farms than every other state except Wisconsin.
Registered Jerseys in Pennsylvania
In 2019, Jersey breeders from Pennsylvania registered 5,778 animals with the American Jersey Cattle Association (AJCA), a mark that ranks the Keystone State sixth in the nation for registrations. One hundred and one of the state's dairy producers are enrolled on the AJCA's core performance program, REAP. The average size of their herds is 71 cows.
The Pennsylvania Jersey Cattle Association is one of the most active state Jersey associations in the country. Each spring, the club holds an annual meeting and awards banquet to honor Jersey producers for accomplishments.
The club sponsors champion awards at the junior Jersey show held at the Pennsylvania All-American Dairy Show in Harrisburg each September along with class awards at the open Jersey show. It also sponsors class winner awards at The All American Jersey Show in Louisville, KY, in November.
Membership is available for $30 a year. Benefits include a discounted subscription rates to Farmshine ($8 per year) and Lancaster Farming ($8 per year).
CLICK HERE for a membership application. Applications should be mailed to PJCA Executive Secretary, Jessica Peters, 20452 Cochranton Rd., Meadville, PA 16335. Contact her by email at PennsylvaniaJerseys@gmail.com.
For additional information about the PJCA, contact your local director listed in the sidebar. Or contact your AJCA-NAJ Area Representative, Scott Holcomb, by phone at 614/563-3227 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.