Reynoldsburg, Ohio —The American Jersey Cattle Association today announced a new leader in its Living Lifetime Production Contest.

After ranking second in the two previous contests, Queen-Acres Barber Booper moved into first place with lifetime totals on December 31, 2010 of 306,145 lbs. milk, 14,664 lbs. fat and 10,520 lbs. protein. Average daily production was 81.4 lbs. milk, 3.9 lbs. fat and 2.8 lbs. protein.

Bred and owned by Rebeccah Lippy, Keymar, Md., “Booper” is a Very Good-88% daughter of WF/L&M Duncan Barber-ET. Three of her 10 lactations have exceeded 30,000 lbs. milk, with the highest being 40,616 lbs. milk in 365 days beginning at 8 years of age. That record ranks twenty-first all-time in AJCA production testing history.

The AJCA Living Lifetime Production Contest recognizes Registered Jersey™ cows alive as of December 31 of the contest year. Twenty-six cows met the minimum nomination requirements for the 2010 contest of 200,000 lbs. milk, 9,500 lbs. fat and/or 7,500 lbs. protein.

The previous contest winner, Duncan Hibrite of Family Hill, holds the all-time records for official lifetime production with 343,620 lbs. milk, 16,070 lbs. fat and 12,601 lbs. protein. She was owned by Ryan Lancaster, Tillamook, Ore.

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