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Holstein Canada is pleased to announce the two judges selected to officiate the 2019 National Black and White Holstein Show and the 2019 National Red and White Holstein Show during the 2019 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair (RAWF):

2019 National Black and White Holstein Show Judge: Carl Phoenix, Sunderland, ON

Carl Phoenix started farming in partnership with Phoenix Brothers, where they enjoyed many years of show success. In 2011, Mr. Phoenix and his family began registering cattle under the Phoenixholm prefix, and they have had several All Canadian and All American Nominations in recent years. His extensive judging experience includes the Youth Showmanship at TD Classic, the 2018 Black & White Show at the World Dairy Expo, the Irish National Show, the British Columbia, Calgary and Atlantic Spring Shows, the Ontario Jersey Spring Show, and the Jersey Futurity at the RAWF.

2019 National Red and White Holstein Show Judge: Joël Lepage, Amqui, Quebec

Joël Lepage has owned or co-owned many animals who have had success in the show ring. He farms with his wife and children in Amqui, located in the beautiful Matapedia region of Quebec. In 2012, they did a non-family farm transfer and started milking cows together under the prefix JM Valley. Mr. Lepage has been an official Holstein Canada judge for several years now, and has had the honor of judging several shows, including the Night of the Holstein show in Belgium, the Ontario Spring Discovery show, the Western Canadian Classic, the Expo Saint-Hyacinthe, the Red & White Show at the Supreme Dairy Show, and the National Argentina Holstein Show. He was also an Associate Judge for the 2014 RAWF.