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Judges Named for 2015 All American Jersey Shows
May 18, 2015

The judges have been selected for The 63rd All American Jersey Shows, sponsored by the American Jersey Cattle Association of Reynoldsburg, Ohio.

The largest exhibition of Registered Jerseyâ„¢ cattle in the world, the three shows of The All American will be held November 7, 8 and 9, 2015 in conjunction with the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Ky.

Andrew Vander Meulen, Brighton, Ontario, will officiate in The All American Jersey Show on Monday, November 9. He placed entries at two national exhibitions in 2014: the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto, Canada, and the National Jersey Show in Paraná, Brazil. Previously, he was Jersey judge for the Mexican National Show (2006), World Dairy Expo (2007) and the Royal Easter Show in Sydney, Australia (2008), plus many U.S. and Canadian shows. Vander Meulen is one of the co-owners of Avonlea Genetics Inc., a third-generation purebred Jersey dairy and sales and marketing business. His consultant will be Thomas Arrowsmith, Peach Bottom, Penna.

Chris Hill, Thurmont, Md., will judge the 62nd National Jersey Jug Futurity on November 8. The recipient of the Klussendorf-McKenzie Award in 2002, he operates a dairy cattle sale management business. Hill’s judging assignments over the last 25 years have spanned every level from county to national and international for all breeds, including placing Holsteins, Jerseys and Red & Whites at World Dairy Expo. This will be his second appearance at the National Jersey Jug Futurity, having been consultant in 2006. His consultant will be Brandon Ferry, Hilbert, Wis.

The National Jersey Jug Futurity is the oldest and richest class for dairy cattle in the world. There are 375 cows eligible for the 2015 show, which is expected to offer $10,500 in premiums.

Judge for The All American Junior Jersey Show on November 7 will be Mike Berry, Albany, Ore. This will be his third consecutive year to judge in Freedom Hall, having placed the 2014 National Jersey Jug Futurity and serving as consultant for The All American Jersey Show in 2013. Previous judging assignments include the Kentucky State Fair and Wisconsin Spring Jersey Spectacular in 2014 and associate judge for the 2013 International Red & White Show at World Dairy Expo. Blake Renner, Fortuna, Calif., will be the consultant.

The first and second place winners in each class of these shows will become the 2015 All American and Reserve All American honorees of the American Jersey Cattle Association.

For information on show entry fees and deadline, click here

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 here  or connect on Facebook .


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