2019 Pot O’Gold Sale

2022 Pot O’Gold Production Contest Kicked Off

When auctioneer Lynn Lee’s gavel fell for the last time on November 9, 2019, in Newmarket Hall, 35 juniors from a dozen states had secured their place in the 2022 Pot O’Gold Production Contest with a purchase from this year’s Pot O’Gold Sale. The sale was held in conjunction with other events at The All American Jersey Show and Sale in Louisville, Ky. These juniors are now able to compete for prizes in the contest and recoup a portion of the purchase price of their animals.

In all they purchased the 10 bred heifers, eight open yearlings and 17 heifer calves for an average of $2,190 and a gross of $76,650. Seventeen percent of the gross—$13,030.50—will be set aside for the production contest. Prizes will be awarded to owners of the 22 heifers that complete the highest first lactation records ranked by total product value. The winner will receive a check in the amount of $2,345.49 (18% of the pot). Second place will earn $1,498.51 (11.5% of the pot). Third will receive $1,042.44 (8% of the pot).

But this program is so much more than a production contest. It is also chance for juniors to purchase premium Registered Jersey genetics for reasonable prices. As always, Jersey breeders didn’t hold back, but rather consigned from the top of their herds to give young people opportunity to breed on quality foundation stock.


Henry Dizek, left, purchased the high seller, JX Ahlem Brothers Stormcloud 41090 {5}, for $4,300. The bred heifer was consigned by Ahlem Brothers, represented by Jacob Ahlem, right. Also pictured are Jaylin Dilsaver, on the halter, and JMS Manager Greg Lavan and Auctioneer Lynn Lee, in the box.

Henry Dizek of Hadley, Mass., purchased the high seller, JX Ahlem Brothers Stormcloud 41090 {5}, for $4,300. The third oldest heifer of the offering, she is sired by JX Ahlem Boudreaux Stormcloud {4}-ET, GJPI +167, and due to sexed Oaklane Dazzler Disco 2127-ET, GJPI +174, in early May. No stranger to the Pot O’Gold program, Dizek has placed in the production contest several times before. Like his other purchases, “Stormcloud 41090 {5}” will be milked with the herd at Mapleline Farm, owned and operated by his grandfather John Kokoski, and the rest of his family.

“Stormcloud 41090 {5}” has GPTAs of +1,368M, +69F (+0.02%) and +55P (+0.03%). She ranks among the top 1.5% genotyped heifers with a GJPI of +168. She is backed by six Very Good dams, five with m.e. averages in excess of 21,000 lbs. milk.

She is out of a Very Good-83% daughter of CDF Viceroy-ET, GJPI +185, with a first lactation m.e. of 26,579–1,232–916 and a GJPI of +149, which ranks among the top 1.5% for genotyped cows. Her Very Good-82% grandam, sired by D&E Luscious-ET, GJPI +87, has an m.e. average of 19,014–919–653 on two lactations. Her Very Good-86% third dam is sired by Molly Brook Iatola Ice-ET, GJPI +44. She has an m.e. average of 22,433–1,015–787 on four lactations.

“Stormcloud 41090 {5}” was consigned by Ahlem Brothers, Hilmar, Calif.


JX Primus Enzo Chanel 24267 {4}-ET was the second high seller, purchased by Robert Graves, center, for $4,100. She was consigned by Jerseyland Sires, represented by Tyler Boyd, left. At the halter is Allison Graves and in the box are Lavan and Lee.

For the second consecutive year, Robert Graves, Dundas, Ill., purchased the second-high seller at the Pot O’Gold Sale. This year, he placed the last bid of $4,100 on JX Primus Enzo Chanel 24267 {4}-ET, the consignment of Jerseyland Sires, Turlock, Calif. The nine-month-old daughter of JX Clover Patch Avon Enzo {3}, GJPI +158, is a high-genomic member of the “Circus” cow family. She has GPTAs of +1,223M, +51F and +49P and ranks on the list of the Top 500 Heifers for GJPI with an index of +180. She is +2.1 for Type and +6.0 for Productive Life.

“Chanel 24267 {4}” has several brothers in A.I. and numerous maternal sisters ranked on the top genomic lists. Their dam, River Valley Lemonhead Carnival-ET, is the breed’s former high-selling heifer calf, purchased for $67,000 by Jerseyland Sires at the Rendezvous at River Valley sale in 2016. Her maternal brother, River Valley Circus Craze-ET, GJPI +166, is the breed’s historical high-selling bull, syndicated at the same sale for $165,000.

The next dam, Goff Pharoah Circus Act-ET, Excellent-90%, has a best record of 5-2 305 3x 22,210 4.6% 1,021 3.4% 755 103DCR. She ranks among the top 1.5% genotyped cows with a GJPI of +147. Her fourth dam is an Excellent-90% daughter of Forest Glen Avery Action-ET, GJPI +17.

Her sixth dam is two-time National Grand Champion, Pleasant Nook F Prize Circus, Excellent-97%. She has also been tapped Reserve National Grand Champion and was named Best Bred and Owned of The All American Jersey Show in 2006. She has four records over 21,600 lbs. milk, 1,030 lbs. fat and 760 lbs. protein.

Bryson J. Josi, Tillamook, Ore., purchased the third-high seller, JX Bohnerts Got Maid Selena {6}, for $4,000. The daughter of JX Sunset Canyon Got Maid {5}-ET, GJPI +212, sold due to sexed JX River Valley Chief {6}-ET, GJPI +181, in mid-June. She will join the milking string at Wilsonview Dairy, operated by his family in Tillamook.

“Selena {6}” has GPTAs of +1,852M, +54F and +51P and is +158 for GJPI. Her dam is sired by River Valley CDixie Detour, GJPI +106. Her Very Good-83% grandam is sired by All Lynns Louie Varick-ET, GJPI +30, and has a three lactation m.e. average of 23,496–1,124–802. Her Very Good-85% third dam has a two lactation m.e. average of 21,973–1,112–769. The next five dams have m.e. averages over 20,000 lbs. milk; four of them are Very Good or Excellent. Her seventh dam, Bohnerts Pitino Stephanie, Very Good-86%, has four records over 25,300 lbs. milk, 1,110 lbs. fat and 970 lbs. protein.

“Selena {6}” was consigned by Bohnert Jerseys, East Moline, Ill.

Ohio junior Elaina Hodge of Norwich placed the final bid of $3,850 to bring home the fourth-high seller, Dutch Hollow Craze Myria. Selling two days shy of her first birthday, the “Craze” daughter has GPTAs of +762M, +48F and +33P and is +148 for GJPI.

“Myria” is from the “Millie” cow family developed by consignor, Paul C. Chittenden of Dutch Hollow Farm LLC, Schodack Landing, N.Y. Her dam is a Very Good-83% daughter of Ahlem Axis Comanche-ET, GJPI +156, with an m.e. of 23,248–1,245–884 on her first lactation at 1-8. She ranked for genetic merit on sale day and today has a GJPI of +132. Her grandam is a Very Good-84% daughter of Sunset Canyon Dimension-ET, GJPI +122, with a best record of 3-11 305 3x 24,190 5.2% 1,258 3.9% 954 102DCR. Her son, Dutch Hollow Mighty-ET, GJPI +187, is being sampled by ABS Global.

“Myria’s” third dam, Dutch Hollow Jevon Melinda 824-ET, Excellent-91%, has four lactations over 20,000 lbs. milk and a top record of 4-0 305 3x 25,310 5.0% 1,277 3.4% 851 102DCR. Her fourth dam, Dutch Hollow Jace Melinda-ET, Excellent-92%, has 24,090 lbs. milk, 1,047 lbs. fat and 836 lbs. protein at 4-2. Her son, Dutch Hollow Alabama-ET, GJPI +26, was syndicated at The All American Jersey Sale in 2006.

The next dam is family matriarch, SC Millie, Excellent-93%. She has 21 registered progeny and placed in the Leading Living Lifetime Production Contest in 2008 and 2009. She has lifetime totals of 252,355 lbs. milk, 12,492 lbs. fat and 8,743 lbs. protein.

Other juniors to make purchases were Jacob Lars Ahlem, Hilmar, Calif.; Griffin Auer, New London, Wis.; Renee Lydia Bok, Defiance, Ohio; Ella Boyle-Brown, Five Points, Calif.; Lydia Chittenden, Schodack Landing, N.Y.; Maxwell S. Chittenden, Schodack Landing, N.Y.; Clara Lynn Evans, Chester, S.C.; Addison Fischer, Cecil, Wis.; Bailey Graves, Dundas, Ill.; Colten Haywood, Hastings, Mich.; Devin Haywood, Hastings, Mich.; Ava Grace Hebgen, De Forest, Wis.; Ela May Hebgen, De Forest, Wis.; Camille Herrera, Hilmar, Calif.; Eneli Jenson, Wellsville, Utah; Addison Josi, Tillamook, Ore.; Clayton Kirchdoerfer, Cape Girardeau, Mo.; Kylie and Kiara Konyn, Escondido, Calif.; Brynn Marie Lavan, Gambier, Ohio; Hobbs Lutz, Chester, S.C.; Ryan Mattingly Jr., Fresno, Calif.; Westin M. Mattingly, Fresno, Calif.; Kennedy Paul, Milton, Wis.; Kyle Polk, Waynesville, Ohio; Maleah Ruth Sickinger, Manitowoc, Wis.; Coltan Seals, Beaver, Ore.; Emalee Neal Stock, Newton, Wis.; Holden Taylor, Booneville, Miss.; Noelle and Owen Vos, Maribel, Wis.; Colin Wussow, Cecil, Wis.; and William and Kennedy Zimmerman, Brodhead, Wis.

2019 Pot O'Gold Buyers List


Henry Dizek, Hadley, Mass.
JX AHLEM BROTHERS STORMCLOUD 41090 {5}, bred heifer 16 mos. $4,300
(Ahlem Brothers, Hilmar, Calif.)
Robert Graves, Dundas, Ill.
JX PRIMUS ENZO CHANEL 24267 {4}-ET, heifer calf 9 mos. $4,100
(Jerseyland Sires, Turlock, Calif.)
Bryson J. Josi, Tillamook, Ore.
JX BOHNERTS GOT MAID SELENA {6}, bred heifer 14 mos. $4,000
(Bohnert Jerseys, East Moline, Ill.)
Elaina Hodge, Norwich, Ohio
DUTCH HOLLOW CRAZE MYRIA, heifer calf 11 mos. $3,850
(Paul C. Chittenden, Schodack Lndg, N.Y.)
Devin Haywood, Hastings, Mich.
JER-Z-BOYZ CHROME JOYCE 67834, heifer calf 9 mos. $3,600
(Jer-Z-Boyz, Pixley, Calif.)
Ela M. Hebgen, De Forest, Wis.
AVI-LANCHE VICEROY DOLLY 26478, bred heifer 14 mos. $3,600
(Richard and Jennifer M Avila, Dalhart, Texas)
Kyle Polk, Waynesville, Ohio
HER-MAN BALIN MINTY, bred heifer 12 mos. $3,400
(Mark Erdman and/Or Hobbs Lutz, Chester, S.C.)
Bailey Graves, Dundas, Ill.
YOSEMITE PRINCETON VNFOKEN 38827, open yearling 12 mos. $3,050
(Yosemite Jersey Dairy, Hilmar, Calif.)
Camille Herrera, Hilmar, Calif.
JX DG BAR GOT MAID 22608 {4}-ET, heifer calf 9 mos. $2,900
(De Groot Dairy Farms, Hanford, Calif.)
Hobbs Lutz, Chester, S.C.
LAUROLA CHROME COGIRL 139, open yearling 12 mos. $2,600
(Bowman Dairy Inc, Julian, N.C.)
Colten Haywood, Hastings, Mich.
JX CAL-MART CRAZE BRIZA 565 {6}-ET, heifer calf 9 mos. $2,500
(Martin Dairy LLC, Tillamook, Ore.)
Ava G. Hebgen, De Forest, Wis.
KILGUS OLIVER RAELYN-P, bred heifer 16 mos. $2,500
(Kilgus Dairy/Carla Kilgus, Fairbury, Ill.)
William and Kennedy Zimmerman, Brodhead, Wis.
JX RED TOP VICEROY 46107 {5}, bred heifer 14 mos. $2,350
(Red Top Jerseys, Hilmar, Calif.)
Addison Fischer, Cecil, Wis.
OSU-ATI CHROME OHIO 2666, heifer calf 8 mos. $2,300
(OSU Agric Technical Institute, Wooster, Ohio)
Addison Josi, Tillamook, Ore.
CDF DISCO BINGO W4420, heifer calf 8 mos. $2,300
(C and S Livestock, Hilmar, Calif.)
Westin M Mattingly, Fresno, Calif.
POLY CHROME MINDY 1067, heifer calf 8 mos. $2,300
(Cal Poly Corporation, San Luis Obispo, Calif.)
Griffin Auer, New London, Wis.
JX LAWTONS BARNABAS ELENA {4}, heifer calf 10 mos. $2,150
(Merle and Timothy Lawton, Newark Valley, N.Y.)
Clara L. Evans, Chester, S.C.
ROKEY-BENFER CASINO ADRINA-ET, open yearling 13 mos. $2,000
(Rokey Leigha, Dwight and Benton, Sabetha, Kan.)
Colin Wussow, Cecil, Wis.
JX BAR MB AVON KLAY BROOKLYNN 16312 {4}, bred heifer 14 mos. $1,900
(Boer Jerseys, Dalhart, Texas)
Kennedy Paul, Milton, Wis.
CLEMSON DISCO 622 835, heifer calf 11 mos. $1,700
(Clemson University/Dairy Farm, Clemson, S.C.)
Clayton Kirchdoerfer, Cape Girardeau, Mo.
LEGENDAIRY CHROME ORYAN, heifer calf 9 mos. $1,600
(Coltan O. Seals, Beaver, Ore.)
Jacob L. Ahlem, Hilmar, Calif.
VALSIGNA DISCO 35602, heifer calf 11 mos. $1,500
(Wickstrom Dairies L.P., Hilmar, Calif.)
Maleah R. Sickinger, Manitowoc, Wis.
PEELERS OLIVER APRICOT 1838 (TWIN), open yearling 12 mos. $1,500
(Iris Peeler Barham, Davis and L D Peeler, Starr, S.C.)
Maxwell S. Chittenden, Schodack Lndg, N.Y.
LAUROLA CHROME MALACHI 1209, open yearling 14 mos. $1,400
(Bowman Dairy Inc, Julian, N.C.)
Noelle and Owen Vos, Maribel, Wis.
MAX-LORD RESPECT TEMPTATION-ET, heifer calf 8 mos. $1,400
(Heather Lord and Amy Maxwell, Donahue, Iowa)
Kylie and Kiara Konyn, Escondido, Calif.
JX AHLEM ENZO JOANNE 55140 {4}, heifer calf 8 mos. $1,350
(Ahlem Farms Partnership, Hilmar, Calif.)
Lydia Chittenden, Schodack Landing, N.Y.
JX SANDCREEKS HATARI 11204 {4}, bred heifer 14 mos. $1,300
(Ethan Haywood, Hastings, Mich.)
Ryan Mattingly, Jr., Fresno, Calif.
FOUR J DISCO 14843 {6}-ET, heifer calf 11 mos. $1,300
(Four J Jerseys, Tipton, Calif.)
Emalee Neal Stock, Newton, Wis.
SUNWEST KNOCK VICEROY W9811, open yearling 12 mos. $1,300
(Sunwest Jersey Dairy, Hilmar, Calif.)
Renee L. Bok, Defiance, Ohio
PEELERS OLIVER APRICOT 1837 (TWIN), open yearling 12 mos. $1,250
(Iris Peeler Barham, Davis and L D Peeler, Starr, S.C.)
Eneli Jenson, Wellsville, Utah
CHROME MONOPOLY, heifer calf 10 mos. $1,150
(Rosevale Jerseys, Gambier, Ohio)
Brynn M. Lavan, Gambier, Ohio
ASPEN GROVE CRAZE NICOLE, bred heifer 16 mos. $1,150
(Alison and Lauren Graves, Talbott, Tenn.)
Coltan Seals, Beaver, Ore.
SCENIC VIEW PROMO ALYMPIAN-P-ET, bred heifer 13 mos. $1,050
(Leroy and Martha Sue Miller, Mayslick, Ky.)
Holden Taylor, Booneville, Miss.
HARMONY CORNERS LASSIE {6}, open yearling 14 mos. $1,050
(Fran and Favor Syndicate, Glencoe, Minn.)
Ella Boyle-Brown, Five Points, Calif.
ROC-BOT VIP 10970, heifer calf 8 mos. $950
(Rock Bottom Dairy, Alvord, Iowa)