Meet the Official Judges

September 9, 2010 10:23 AM

International Junior Holstein Show

Adam Liddle

Adam Liddle owns and operates Liddleholme Farm in Argyle, N.Y., with his wife, Nicole, and children, Anthony, Brock and Hailee. Liddle developed an appreciation for deep pedigrees and show types by working as a herdsman for PamTom Farm, Reid’s Dairy and Ridgedale Farm prior to purchasing his farm and developing his own herd. His 75-cow milking herd has an elite breed age average of 110.7% and a lactation average of 22,000 lb. of milk.

Liddleholme cattle have earned numerous All–New York and Junior All–New York awards, as well as nominations for All-American and Junior All-American recognition. Liddle serves on Expo’s Dairy Cattle Show Committee and is a director of the Tri-County Holstein Club. He’s judged many shows, including the Northeast Fall National, All-American Junior Show, Western National Spring Show and Wisconsin State Fair Junior Show. In 2008, he was the associate judge of Expo’s International Holstein Show.

International Milking Shorthorn Show

Ronnie Mosser

Ronnie Mosser has worked with all breeds while officiating shows in Canada, Ecuador, Colombia and Guatemala and at 35 state fairs and the North American International Livestock Expo. This is his fourth year in the center of the ring at World Dairy Expo, having judged the Jersey show in 1994 and the Ayrshire shows in 1996 and 2007.

Mosser is a field representative for the American Jersey Cattle Asso-ciation and the senior member/adviser of the Jersey Marketing Service Appraisal Team. At their Pleasant Ridge Farm, Geneva, Ind., he and his father, H.D., have earned numerous Premier Breeder and Exhibitor banners with their Jerseys. He’s bred many All-American and All-Canadians and has served on numerous All-American Jersey committees. The past president of the Indiana Jersey Association, he was also the first winner of the Max Gordon Recognition Award in 2003. Mosser has two sons, four daughters and ten grandchildren.

International Ayrshire Show

Norm Nabholz

Norm Nabholz owns and operates Nabholz Farm in West Union, Iowa. He has owned or sold 16 Expo Grand Champion Jerseys and two Supreme Champions; owned two All-American Grand Champions, two Royal Winter Fair Champions and five Jersey Jug Winners; and earned multiple Premier Breeder and Exhibitor banners. Nabholz Sales Company has managed or co-managed the highest-selling Jersey dispersal of all time and several of the highest-selling sales. The 1989 recipient of the Klussendorf-MacKenzie Award, Nabholz has judged abroad and in more than 30 states and four Canadian provinces, including three times each at the Royal Winter Fair and Expo.

Associate: Randy Franck

Randy Franck and his wife, Elaine, are co-owners of Lee-Ann’s Swiss LLC in DeWitt, Iowa, with Elaine’s parents, Lee and Luanne Barber. With their children, Ryan, Brandon and Amanda, they milk 100 Brown Swiss cows. Lee-Ann’s Swiss have been named Grand Champion five times at the Iowa State Fair, have won the Premier Breeder banner seven times and have been named Premier Exhibitor 12 times. Franck has judged numerous county and regional shows and the Utah State Fair.

International Brown Swiss Show

Callum McKinven

Callum McKinven will judge his eighth show at Expo, having judged the Holstein, Jersey, Red and White, Ayrshire and Milking Shorthorn shows in the past. He’s also placed classes at the Royal Winter Fair eight times and has judged in 27 countries. He has exhibited cattle at Expo for more than 25 years.

McKinven, his wife, Katherine Beerwort, and their daughters, Tara, Brooke and Alana, own and operate Lookout Holsteins and Jerseys in Canton de Hatley, Quebec, where they milk 30 cows. Their focus on genetics has paid off, with five Holsteins and two Jerseys nominated for All-American in 2009. McKinven is a recipient of World Dairy Expo’s A.C. “Whitie” Thomson Award and the Royal Winter Fair’s Curtis Clark Award.

Associate: Richard Landry

Richard Landry is an adviser and representative of Agribrands Purina, a division of Cargill, in Sainte-Brigitte-des-Saults, Quebec, and fits cattle for shows around the world. He prepared Thrulane James Rose at Expo and the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair and has prepared and owned many All-Canadian and All-American nominees. Landry has judged numerous shows in Canada, the U.S., Brazil, Switzerland, Belgium and France. He and his wife, Nathalie Rousseau, have three children, Félix, Julien and Corine.

International Guernsey Show

Lynn Harbaugh

Lynn Harbaugh is an area sales representative with NorthStar Select Sires in Marion, Wis. He and his wife, Sara, and their sons, Jacob and Logan, own and operate Bella-View Holsteins, a small herd of elite registered Holsteins. Previously, he bred and developed multiple All-American nominees and show winners. A past president of the Wisconsin Holstein Association, he currently serves on the board. Harbaugh has judged in more than 15 states. In 2007, he served as the judge of the Grand International Red & White Show at Expo. He has also judged at the Royal Winter Fair, North American International Livestock Exposition and New York Spring Dairy Carousel.

Associate: Paul Trapp

In his 17th year with ABS Global, Paul Trapp is a regional sire analyst. He and his wife, Sarah, and their sons, Kole and Beau, own an elite group of registered Brown Swiss, Jerseys and Holsteins in Taylor, Wis., with All-American nominations in all three breeds. Trapp has served five years on Expo’s Dairy Cattle Show Committee and has judged shows in 15 states, including the Midwest Spring and Fall National Holstein Shows. He’s traveled to International Dairy Week in Australia and to shows in Brazil and Puerto Rico and served on All-American panels for four breeds.

Grand International Red & White Show

Brian Carscadden

Raised on a registered Holstein farm in Guelph, Ontario, Brian Carscadden is a sire analyst for Semex in Guelph, purchasing bulls across Ontario and the north central U.S., UK and Ireland. Previously, he worked as a fitter for top breeders around the world. His judging assignments have taken him to 20 countries, including numerous shows in the U.S. and Canada such as the 2009 Royal Winter Fair Red & White Show and the 2008 International Holstein Show at Expo. He promotes youth involvement in the Semex Walk of Fame, which he coordinates at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair and Expo. He and his wife, Linda, have three children, Craig, Lauren and Colin.

Associate: Quim Serrabassa

Quim Serrabassa is owner and manager of Triangle Holstein in Barcelona, Spain, where he pro-vides genetic mating services, cattle selection and advice on reproductive programs and prepares cattle for show. His fitting career has taken him to shows in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Serrabassa and his brother own the family farm, Comas Novas, in Vic, Barcelona. He has exhibited champions in Spain, France and Switzerland. In 2009, he judged the Young Breeders Competition at SIMA in Paris. Serrabassa and his wife, Sylvia, have two children, Roger and Julia.

International Holstein Show

Brian Craswell

Brian Craswell, with his wife, Amber, and their children, Aleah, Abby and Jesse, owns and operates Crasdale Farms, Inc., in Hunter River, Prince Edward Island, where they milk 40 cows with herdsman Robert Buote. A registered Holstein breeder, Craswell has owned and bred many notable show winners that have earned All-Canadian and All-American recognition. As owner of Brian Craswell Auctions, Ltd., he has run many major sales, including the Sale of Stars, Parade of Perfection and the Morsan and Rocky Mountain Sales. He has judged at the Royal Winter Fair, Quebec International Show and international shows in the U.S., Spain, Australia, Brazil, Uruguay, Guatemala and Switzerland.

Associate: Tyler Doiron

Owner of Ty-D Holsteins, Tyler Doiron has 30 head of registered dairy cattle in Cap-Santé, Quebec, in partnerships with Ferme Jacobs and Crasdale. In addition to working full-time at Ferme Jacobs, he manages high-quality Holstein sales, including the Vente Classic. At Ferme Jacobs, he and his wife, Ysabel Jacobs, manage 440 head. They have had six All-American and 18 All-Canadian nominations, including the All-Canadian Milking Yearling and All-American Senior Three-Year-Old. The Doirons have an infant daughter, Alyson.

Central National Jersey Show

Kelly Barbee

Kelly Barbee, his wife, Cherilyn, and their children, Emily and Ryan, own and operate Du-Baires Genetics, an elite herd of 20 Holsteins and Jerseys in Concord, N.C. They have bought, sold and owned numerous Jersey and Holstein All-Americans. Barbee is also herd manager for Osbourne Farm, a 100-cow dairy operation in Midland, N.C. He has judged many shows at the county, district and state levels, most recently the Pennsylvania and Maryland State Spring Shows. He was associate judge of the 2009 Expo’s Central National Jersey Show and judged the Royal Winter Fair Jersey Futurity.

Associate: Denny Patrick

Denny Patrick owns and operates Maple Dell Farm in Woodbine, Md., with his parents, David and Ann; brother and sister-in-law, Mike and Kathy; his wife, Nancy, and their children, Caitlin and Derek. The farm is home to 170 head of Holsteins and Ayrshires. The family has twice exhibited the World Dairy Expo Grand Champion Ayrshire. Patrick has judged 15 state shows, including the Eastern National Holstein Show, and international shows in Argentina, Canada and Japan. This will be his fourth time placing classes at Expo: he served as the associate judge of the 1997 Holstein show, in 2001 he judged the Ayrshire show and in 2002 he judged the Brown Swiss show.

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