Source: American Jersey Cattle Association news release
The judges have been selected for The 60th 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 Nov. 3-5, 2012, in conjunction with the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Ky.
Kevin Lutz, Lincolnton, N.C., will officiate in The All American Jersey Show on Monday, Nov. 5. This will be his third time in the open show ring, having previously served as judge in 2003 and consultant judge in 2008. Lutz also officiated at the National Jersey Jug Futurity in 1999 and The All American Junior Jersey Show in 1998. He judged the 2011 Royal Melbourne (Australia) Show, and over the years numerous state fairs across the United States. His consultant will be Kevin Williams of McConnelsville, Ohio, who was the judge of the 2004 National Jersey Jug Futurity.
Dean Dohle, Half Way, Mo., will judge the 59th National Jersey Jug Futurity on Nov. 4. He has twice been an associate judge at the national level, for the Brown Swiss show at World Dairy Expo in 2005 and at the 2011 All American Junior Jersey Show. Dohle has judged at the state fairs of Ohio, North and South Carolina, Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. His consultant will be Tom “Moss” McCauley, Lowell, Mich.
The National Jersey Jug Futurity is the oldest and richest class for dairy cattle. The 2011 futurity paid $11,565 in premiums, with the winner receiving over $2,100.
Judge for The All American Junior Jersey Show on Nov. 3 will be Chris Lahmers, Marysville, Ohio. In 2011, Lahmers judged the National Jersey Jug Futurity, the International Brown Swiss Show at World Dairy Expo, and New York Red & White Spring Show. Previously he judged the 2007 Mid-Atlantic Ayrshire Show and 2008 Eastern National Brown Swiss Show, both in Harrisburg, Penna. Sean Johnson, Glenville, Penna., will be the consultant.
The first and second place winners in each class of these shows will become the All American and Reserve All American honorees for 2012 of the American Jersey Cattle Association.