The team of Jersey breeders who will lead The 61st All American Jersey Shows & Sales were announced today by the general chairman for 2013, Corey Lutz, Lincolnton, N.C.
An annual production of the American Jersey Cattle Association, the All American is held in conjunction with the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Ky. More than 100 Jersey breeders and enthusiasts from across the United States donate their services to planning and staging the three shows, two sales and youth awards banquet that make up the most exciting weekend of dairy breed promotion in the world.
Patrick Gourley, Portland, Ore., will chair the Sale Committee, succeeding Jim Quist, Fresno, Calif., who will serve as the 2013 associate general chairman. The 2013 associate chair for the sale committee will be Edward F. Kirchdoerfer, Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Chair of the Open Show Committee will be C. Neal Smith, Smyrna, Tenn. Named associate chair was Charles F. Luchsinger, Syracuse, N.Y.
William Grammer, Sebring, Ohio, will chair the meeting of the Junior Activities Committee, with Kari Stanek, Reedsburg, Wis., serving as the associate chair. Also serving on this committee will be the reigning National Jersey Queen, Jessica Smith, Picayune, Miss.
The National Jersey Jug Futurity Committee will be led by Dennis Post, Clinton, Wis. Sara LaFever Halliburton, Sparta, Tenn., is the associate chair.
The All American capped the 2012 show season with 356 outstanding females placed in the open show and the National Jersey Jug Futurity. A total of 201 animals were shown by 121 young Jersey breeders in The All American Junior Jersey Show.
The 60th All American Sale averaged $7,086.32 on 53 lots, including the high selling bull All Lynns Hendrix Nitro at $34,800. The high female at $23,500 was All Lynns Renegade Viona-ET. The 55th Pot O'Gold Sale, presented by Cow's Match® Jersey Blend, posted its best average in history at $5,331.67, with a new record established for the high seller at $17,600. All consignments in the Pot O'Gold Sale and 80% of live animals offered for The All American Sale sold with genomic evaluations.
The 2013 events will run from Saturday through Monday, November 9, 10 and 11 at the Kentucky Exposition Center. Contact Dr. Cherie L. Bayer, coordinator of The All American Jersey Shows & Sales, for more information on the events or available sponsorships at 614/322-4456.