Nearly $45,000 in premiums offered for three Jersey shows in three days at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville

The finest Registered Jerseys™ on the face of the earth will take center stage when The 59th All American Jersey Show & Sale returns to the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Ky., November 5 to 7.

Premiums totaling nearly $45,000 will be offered for three shows. Last year's All American assembled over 600 Registered Jerseys™ under one roof, making it the largest exhibition of Jerseys in the United States and the world for 2010.

The All American Junior Jersey Show is scheduled for Saturday, November 5. Ted DeMent, Kenney, Ill., is the judge with Dean Dohle, Half Way, Mo., serving as his consultant. This is one of the richest junior shows in the world with $8,875 in premiums offered, plus an additional $5,000 in exhibitor support being provided by the American Jersey Cattle Association.

The 58th National Jersey Jug Futurity on Sunday, November 6 offers an estimated $10,000 in premiums. It will be judged by Chris Lahmers, Marysville, Ohio. His consultant will be John Erbsen, Lanark, Ill.

The open division of The All American Jersey Show is set to take place on November 7 and will be judged by Herby D. Lutz, Chester, S.C. His consultant will be Andrew Vander Meulen, Brighton, Ontario.

The first and second place entries in each class of all shows will be named the All American and Reserve All American winners for 2011 by the American Jersey Cattle Association. The shows will be streamed live from Freedom Hall via webcast.

Two sales, both managed by Jersey Marketing Service of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, will also occur that same weekend.

The 59th All American Jersey Sale, the premier showcase for Registered Jersey™ genetics in the United States, will offer 75 lots on the evening of Sunday, November 6.

A total of 35 Registered Jersey™ heifers-all genomically tested-will be offered to youth between seven and 20 years of age in the 54th Pot O'Gold Sale. Cow's Match® Jersey Blend is the Presenting Sponsor of this sale on Saturday, November 5.

All events will be held at the Kentucky Exposition Center, conveniently located near the Louisville airport. The schedule is:

For complete premium list with show rules and entry forms, visit the NAILE website at or call 502/595-3166. September 20 is the deadline for open and junior show entries, as well as final nominations for the National Jersey Jug Futurity. Late entries may be made for an additional fee until October 10.

The headquarters for the All American is the Hilton Garden Inn Louisville Airport.

The All American Jersey Show & Sale is an annual production of the American Jersey Cattle Association, Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Approximately 100 Jersey breeders from across the United States serve on the All American planning committees, which meet annually in March. For more information on sponsorship opportunities associated with The All American, contact the AJCA Development Department at 614/322-4456.

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 on its programs and services, visit