|Virtual Tour of
Online Services Featured at Seminar
Jersey breeders were
treated to a virtual tour of infoJersey.com at the first of two
seminars held on Friday, June 27, 2003, during the AJCA-NAJ Annual
Mark Chamberlain, AJCA
Information Technology Manager, showed members how to use the web
site and to order programs and services. He and Erick Metzger, AJCA
Herd Services Manager, also fielded a variety of questions during
the interactive demonstration.
attendees through key online services and updated them on new
features. By seminar end, they had learned how to purchase
JerseyTags, register and transfer ownership of animals, order
performance pedigrees, and progeny performance reports and use
By logging on to
www.infoJersey.com, registered users can begin using the site by
clicking on the log on button. A pop-up screen will ask for user
name and password. User name is your AJCA customer number, and the
password is selected when the user account is established. Visitors
will be given a chance to establish a user account. A welcome screen
then appears, with the latest infoJersey news and a menu bar to the
programs and services.
One of the newest
features to infoJersey is the ability to purchase JerseyTags online
at the JerseyTag Store. It is accessible by clicking on the animal
services menu, then the JerseyTag option.
Currently, the inventory
tags are the only tags available online.
A variety of tag backs
and fronts give breeders the opportunity to create the perfect tag
for their needs. Each bright yellow or white tag is imprinted in
black with the animal’s herd management number and her American
identification (ID) number, which will serve as the animal’s AJCA
Customers can manage
JerseyTag orders and check order status through the web site’s
There are two options
for payment: online payment with a credit card or billing of the
account. It is recommended that credit cards be used for fastest
service, since payment must be received before the tag order is
processed. UPS will generally deliver tags within a week to 10
More than half of all
registrations are now submitted electronically. The backbone of the
business, online registration is much like it’s been for the past
five years. However, an animal’s American ID number now is now
entered at the top of the form. Sires may also now be identified by
entered manually and the registration bin allows customers to manage
pending registrations and those needing assistance from AJCA staff.
Customers can avoid rush
fees by submitting transfers and registrations online.
Only the seller of the
animal can submit transfer of ownership requests. Sellers must have
the buyer’s customer number to complete the transaction.
Online Pedigree Requests
reports are a free, condensed version of Official Performance
Pedigrees. They provide a summary of an animal’s performance, but
not as much lineage information as performance pedigrees.
pedigree and progeny report order screens are available by clicking
on the animal services menu, then the animal reports option.
and progeny reports require that Adobe Acrobat Reader software be
installed on the computer for viewing and printing purposes. This
free software is available as a download throughout infoJersey, as
well as the USJersey website.
screen is reached by selecting the herd services menu, then the
JerseyMate™ is one of
the newer online services and the only one that does not provide
instantaneous results. A request may take five or more minutes to
process, due to the large amount of data evaluated when creating the
report. The customer will be notified by email when the report is
summary gives an inventory of bulls that have been used in mating
recommendations and shows registration name and number, stud code,
and semen restriction amount. Changes can be made for selecting the
group of bulls, based on number of bulls used or the basis on which
they are ranked. Changes can also be made to semen restriction
amounts on individual bulls.
This summary also lists
an inventory of females mated. Changes can be made to the inventory,
to include the entire milking herd or a group of heifers, based on
The JerseyMate™ report
is a two-plus page plan for semen purchases and specific matings for
each female. Three mating options are included: one each for
balance, inbreeding control and corrective.
One area that frustrates
all web site users is forgotten passwords. With infoJersey, a
customer can attempt to log on three times unsuccessfully before the
"error cow" screen is displayed. The customer can attempt
to log on again or visit the infoJersey account doctor. The account
doctor will attempt to fix log in problems, including changing the
Quick and Convenient
Since infoJersey is
available 24-7-365, it is the quickest and most convenient method of
ordering AJCA programs and services. For more information, contact
Jonathan Stevens at 614/861-3636 extension 321 or by email at