The judges have been selected for The 69th 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 6, 7, and 8, 2021, in conjunction with the North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) in Louisville, Ky.
Ted DeMent, Kenney, Ill., will judge The All American Jersey Show on Monday, November 8. This will be his third time to officiate the open show, following his appearances in 2000 and 2008. DeMent also judged the National Jersey Jug Futurity in 2002 and 2016. In 2011, he served as the judge of the All American Junior Show. He has officiated at state and national shows for every dairy breed and has served on the Ayrshire, Guernsey and Milking Shorthorn All-American panels. He judged the national Jersey show in Ecuador in 2015. He and his family own and operate DeMents Jerseys. Ted was employed as a type evaluator by the Jersey association for five years and has served on the AJCA Type Advisory Committee.
Selected to place the oldest and richest class for dairy cattle in the world is Brady Core, Salvisa, Ky. He will place the 68th National Jersey Jug Futurity on November 7. This will be his first time to judge the class, but in 2012 he bred and exhibited the winner, KCJF Tracer Ritzy. In 2019, he was selected to judge the All American Junior Jersey Show. He was the junior show’s associate judge in 2017. He has officiated at many state and regional shows including the Dixie National Livestock Show, Wisconsin State Fair Junior Show, Ohio State Fair Junior Jersey Show and Tennessee State Fair.
There are 298 three-year-olds currently eligible for the 2021 National Jersey Jug Futurity. Last year, the show offered a grand total of $8,130 in premiums, with the winner receiving a check for $2,020.
Judge for The All American Junior Jersey Show on Saturday, November 6 will be Louie Cozzitorto, Jackson, Tenn. Louie has judged the Illinois, Maryland and Michigan State Shows in addition to serving as an associate judge for the National Jersey Jug Futurity in 2018. He has judged many county, district and regional shows and has international experience judging in Australia. Louie was employed as a type evaluator by the Jersey association for seven years.
The first and second place winners in each class of these shows will become the 2021 All American and Reserve All American honorees of the American Jersey Cattle Association.
To view more information on The All American events, visit the official website of the All American Jersey Shows and Sales at https://theallamerican.usjerseyjournal.com.
For information on show entry fees and deadline, visit www.livestockexpo.org.
For over 150 years, the American Jersey Cattle Association has maintained identification and performance records for dairy herd owners and delivered 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 USJersey.com, or connect at Facebook.com/USJersey.