The judges have been selected for The 62nd All American Jersey Shows, sponsored by the American Jersey Cattle Association of Reynoldsburg, Ohio.
The largest exhibition of Registered Jersey™ cattle in the world, the three shows of The All American will be held November 8, 9 and 10, 2014 in conjunction with the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Ky.
Michael Heath, Westminster, Md., will officiate in The All American Jersey Show on Monday, November 10. A third-generation Jersey breeder and long-time exhibitor at the All American, he is involved in Spring Valley Jerseys, established over 80 years ago by his grandfather, John Stiles. Michael’s career as a judge and purebred marketer spans more than 25 years. Since 2009, he has judged three different breeds at World Dairy Expo (Jersey, Holstein and Red & White) and is slated to judge again in 2014. In addition, he has judged in Canada, Mexico and Ireland, and most recently judged Jerseys at Australia’s International Dairy Week this past January. His consultant will be Jamie Black, Constable, N.Y.
Mike Berry, Albany, Ore., will judge the 61st National Jersey Jug Futurity on November 9. This will be his second engagement in Freedom Hall, having been consultant for the 2013 All American open show. Berry was associate judge for the 2013 International Red & White Show and previously judged state fairs in Utah, Maryland and Washington, as well as the Western Spring National Holstein Junior Show in 2010. His consultant will be Frank Robinson, Lodi, Calif.
The National Jersey Jug Futurity is the oldest and richest class for dairy cattle in the world. A record 473 cows are eligible for the 2014 show, which is expected to offer over $11,000 in premiums.
Judge for The All American Junior Jersey Show on November 8 will be Justin Burdette, Mercersburg, Penna. With wife Claire and his parents, he is a partner at Windy Knoll View Farm, known for breeding more than 70 winners or nominees for Holstein All-American or Junior All-American awards. Since 2011, he has judged three breed shows at World Dairy Expo (Holstein, Red & White and Ayrshire), and also the European National Holstein Show in Verona, Italy. Chad Ryan, Fond du Lac, Wis., will be the consultant.
The first and second place winners in each class of these shows will become the 2014 All American and Reserve All American honorees of the American Jersey Cattle Association.
For information on show entry fees and deadline, visit www.livestockexpo.org.
The American Jersey Cattle Association, organized in 1868, maintains identification and performance records for dairy herd owners 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, contact the American Jersey Cattle Association by writing 6486 E. Main Street, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068-2362, visit USJersey.com, or connect at Facebook.com/USJersey.
Source: American Jersey Cattle Association