The American Jersey Cattle Association (AJCA) announced today that Merial's Igenity(TM) DNA testing products will continue as a major sponsor of the 2005 All American Jersey Show & Sale, plus join in sponsoring the 48th National Heifer Sale.

Included in the sponsorship is a promoter-level contribution to the AJCC Research Foundation endowment fund that will be presented by Igenity representatives at the all-donation heifer sale on June 25 at the fairgrounds in Washington, Penn.

"Support from the allied dairy industry makes it possible for the AJCA to pursue its mission of improving and promoting the Jersey breed of cattle," noted Neal Smith, executive secretary and CEO. "We appreciate the confidence that Merial has shown in the Jersey business by continuing its sponsorship relationship with the All American and expanding that to include the National Heifer Sale in 2005."

Source: Company Release