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Congratulations to our buyers

As another year begins, we want to take a moment and reflect on the success animals purchased from us have had in their new herds during the 2018 show season.

 Some highlights include:

  • K&M Tequila Galalee-ET, E-93% earned Reserve Junior All American 4-year-old laurels for Kilgus Dairy, IL
  • Meadowridge Fizz Sparkle-ET was 1st Winter Yearling and Junior Champion at the International Jersey Show and 1st Winter Yearling and Junior Champion International Junior Jersey Show for Cole Kruse and Gene Henderson, IA;
  • Wildweed Primero Lightning placed 1st Fall Yearling in the International Jersey Show and 1st Fall Yearling and Resrve Junior Champion in the International Junior Jersey Show for Katie Ledvica and Michael Moede, she is now owned by Buster Goff, NM;
  • Ratliff Showdown Volcano-ET was 2nd Intermediate Calf at the International Jersey Show and 4th Intermediate Calf at the All American Show for the CKK Syndicate, WI.

We look forward to what the 2019 show season will bring and wish the best of luck to our past and future purchasers! Be sure to join us on May 4, 2019 for the Post Time at Ratliff’s II sale and purchase your next winner.

Ron and Christy Ratliff Named AJCA Master Breeder

We are thrilled to have earned the highest laurel a Registered Jersey breeder can receive — the AJCA Master Breeder Award.  We will be honored at a banquet held during the AJCA-NAJ Annual Meetings in Canton, Ohio, in June.  Thank you to all who extended their congratulations.  We are truly humbled to be included in this prestigious group, never dreaming we’d be receiving this award 30 years ago, when we got our first Registered Jersey.

Appraisal Highlights

We are pleased with the results from our recent herd appraisal in January. Ratliff Action Angel, Ratliff Action Addie-ET, Ratliff Tequila Shotglass-ET and Family Hill Minister Nora were raised to Excellent-94%. The herd now includes 29 Excellent and 28 Very Good cows (none lower) and has an average of 89.6%.

 


Ratliff Action Angel, now E-94%


Ratliff Action Addie-ET, now E-94%


Ratliff Tequila Shotglass-ET, now E-94%

Astro, Money and Pistol Semen Now Available

Semen is now available for Astro, Money and Pistol. Call 785/448-8201 or email ronrat@embarqmail.com for details.

Ratliff Apple Jack Astro-ET
Applejack x Ratliff Price Alicia (above)

Ratliff Premier Money-ET
Premier x Ratliff Sambo Martina (above)

Ratliff Irwin Pistol-ET
Irwin x Ratliff Minister Porscha (above)