California’s Bignami Named President of American Jersey Cattle Association

June 30, 2011 11:55 AM

Wisconsin’s Endres elected president of National All-Jersey Inc.

Reynoldsburg, Ohio, June 30, 2011—Officers and directors for the two U.S. Jersey organizations were elected during the annual meetings of the American Jersey Cattle Association (AJCA) and National All-Jersey Inc. (NAJ) held June 24 and 25, respectively, at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells, Wis.
Robert Bignami of Orland, Calif., was elected to a one-year term as president of the American Jersey Cattle Association. Bignami, co-recipient of the 2007 AJCA Master Breeder Award with the late Harlan Askeland, owns and operates Brentwood Farms, a 1,300-cow Registered Jersey™ herd enrolled on REAP (registration, Equity, type appraisal and performance programs).
Elected as vice president for a one-year term was Richard Doran, Jr. of Newberry, S.C. Doran owns and manages Bush River Jerseys, a 700-head operation that bottles and markets All-Jersey®brand milk with partner Peelers Dairy.
W. Phil Gordon of Syracuse, N.Y., was elected to a three-year term as AJCA director from the seventh district, succeeding two-term director and retiring vice president James VanBuskirk of Carleton, Mich. Phil is a third-generation Jersey breeder and operates Gordon Farms with his wife Marty, daughter Mary, and son and daughter-in-law, Josh and Jennifer.
Three sitting directors were re-elected to a second three-year term. They are Robin Denniston-Keller, Byron, N.Y. (second district); Jerry Spielman, Seneca, Kan. (ninth district); and Jim Quist, Fresno, Calif. (twelfth district).
National All-Jersey Inc.
David Endres of Lodi, Wis., was elected to serve a third term as president of National All-Jersey Inc. (NAJ). James S. Huffard III of Crockett, Va., was re-elected vice president of the organization.
Re-elected to the NAJ Board from District 1 was Norman H. Martin of Tillamook, Ore.
The American Jersey Cattle Association was organized in 1868 to improve and promote the Jersey breed. Since 1957, National All-Jersey Inc. has served Jersey owners by promoting the increased production and sale of Jersey milk and milk products. Visit or more information about AJCA and NAJ programs and services, or follow the news feed at

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