Members of the California Jersey Cattle Association gather for their annual meeting every year in February. The event is opportunity for them to catch up with friends and honor accomplishments.

Several special awards are given at a banquet held in conjunction with the annual meeting. The California Senior Breeder and California Junior Breeder awards recognize accomplishments in developing outstanding herds of Registered Jersey cattle. The Distinguished Service and Sweetheart awards honor service to the dairy industry and the state Jersey organization.

View this list for previous award recipients of the California Jersey Cattle Association.


Mike Wickstrom, second right, was named California Senior Breeder. He received the award from his brother and CJCA board member, Scott Wickstrom, far left. Also pictured are his son, Brent, and father, Duane.


CJCA board member C.A. Russell, second right, and California Jersey Queen Hartley Silva present the California Young Jersey Breeder award to Tyler Boyd. Also pictured is Tyler’s mother, Deborah Boyd.


James Quist, right, presents the California Distinguished Service Award to Bill Hobby. Pictured alongside Bill is his wife, Sue.

Officers and directors are elected to govern the state Jersey organization at the annual meeting. Officers serve one-year terms; directors serve three-year terms.

Jersey breeders also enjoy a little friendly competition in show rings across the state every year. Two popular and competitive Jersey shows are the California Spring Jersey Show and the California State Fair.

For more information on becoming a member of the California Jersey Cattle Association, contact Secretary Cathy Sanders by emailing