The judges have been selected for The 66th 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 3, 4 and 5, 2018 in conjunction with the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Ky.
Herby Lutz, Chester, S.C., returns to Freedom Hall to judge The All American Jersey Show on Monday, November 5. He judged this show in 2011, having previously placed the All American Junior Jersey Show in 2009 and the National Jersey Jug Futurity in 2000. Lutz has judged numerous Jersey shows across the U.S.; the 150th Celebration Show in the home of the breed, Jersey, in 2016; and also the Colombian National Jersey Show and Australia’s National Jersey Show at International Dairy Week, both in 2005. His consultant will be Lynn Harbaugh, Marion, Wis.
Kevin Lutz, Lincolnton, N.C., will place the 65th National Jersey Jug Futurity on November 4. This will be his second time to judge the prestigious class of three-year-olds, which he did in 1999. Since then he has judged the All American open show twice, in 2003 and 2012, and the All American junior show in 1998 and 2017. Lutz has judged the 2011 Royal Melbourne (Australia) Show, as well as many state fairs across the United States over the years. Louie Cozzitorto, Turlock, Calif., will be the consultant.
The National Jersey Jug Futurity is the oldest and richest class for dairy cattle in the world. There are 227 cows are eligible for the 2018 show, which is expected to offer $8,500 in premiums.
Judge for The All American Junior Jersey Show on Saturday, November 3 will be Tammie Stiles Doran, Woodstock, Va. She has extensive judging experience including state shows in Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia, the North Carolina Mountain State Fair, and junior shows at Kentucky and North Carolina State Fairs. Sean Johnson, Glenville, Penna., will be the consultant.
The first and second place winners in each class of these shows will become the 2018 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.