2014 Jersey All-Americans to be Crowned Nov. 8-10 in Louisville

11:33AM Oct 23, 2014
( Catherine Merlo, Dairy Today )

More than $45,000 offered for three Jersey shows in three days at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

Source: American Jersey Cattle Association

The finest Registered Jerseys™ in the world will take center stage when The 62nd All American Jersey Show & Sale returns Nov. 8-10 to the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Ky.

Premiums totaling $46,875 will be offered for three shows. Last year’s All American assembled nearly 600 Registered Jerseys under one roof, making it the largest single-site exhibition of Jerseys in the United States and the world for 2013.

The All American Junior Jersey Show is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 8. Justin Burdette, of Mercersburg, Pa., will judge with Chad Ryan, of Fond du Lac, Wis., serving as his consultant. This is one of the richest junior shows in the world with $9,625 in premiums offered for 2014, plus an additional $5,000 in exhibitor support provided by the American Jersey Cattle Association.

The 61st National Jersey Jug Futurity on Sunday, Nov. 9 will award premiums of $11,315, with 49 3-year-old cows entered this year. It will be judged by Mike Berry, of Albany, Ore. His consultant will be Frank Robinson, of Lodi, Calif.

The open division of The All American Jersey Show is set to take place on Nov. 10 and will be judged by Michael Heath, of Westminster, Md. His consultant will be Jamie Black, of Constable, N.Y.

The first- and second-place entries in each class of all shows will be named the All American and Reserve All American winners for 2014 by the American Jersey Cattle Association. The shows will be streamed live from Freedom Hall via webcast at www.livestockexpo.org.

Two sales, both managed by Jersey Marketing Service of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, are scheduled.

The 62nd All American Jersey Sale is the premier showcase for Registered Jersey™ genetics in the United States. Fifty lots are cataloged, including two high-ranking genomic young sires, to sell the evening of Sunday, Nov. 9.

The 57th Pot O’Gold Sale on Saturday, Nov. 8, features 35 genomic-evaluated heifers that can only be purchased by youth between seven and 20 years of age. Presenting Sponsor of the sale is Cow’s Match® Jersey Blend from Land O’Lakes Animal Milk Products Co.

Both sales will be broadcast live with online bidding at Jersey Auction Live

All events will be held at the Kentucky Exposition Center, conveniently located near the Louisville airport. The schedule is:

Saturday, Nov. 8

8:00 a.m.  The 62nd All American Junior Jersey Show, Freedom Hall

4:30 p.m.  57th Pot O’Gold Sale, presented by Cow’s Match Jersey Blend, Newmarket Hall

7:30 p.m.  Junior Banquet, South Wing Conference Center

Sunday, Nov. 9

10:30 a.m. Jersey Youth Academy Informational Session, West Hall

1:00 p.m.   61st National Jersey Jug Futurity, Freedom Hall

4:30 p.m.   All American Jersey Sale, West Hall B

Monday, Nov. 10

7:30 a.m.   The All American Jersey Show, Freedom Hall  (cows enter ring at 11 a.m.)

The All American Jersey Show & Sale is an annual production of the American Jersey Cattle Association, Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Approximately 100 Jersey breeders from across the United States serve on the All American planning committees, which meet annually in March.

The American Jersey Cattle Association, organized in 1868, compiles and maintains animal identification and performance data on Jersey cattle and provides services that support genetic improvement and greater profitability through increasing the value of and demand for Registered Jersey™ cattle and genetics, and Jersey milk and milk products. For more information on the association’s complete line of services for dairy business owners, visit the website or connect at Facebook.com/USJersey.