2012 Holstein Association USA Judges Lists and Conference Information Now Available

The 2012 National and Qualified Judges Lists are now available from Holstein Association USA. The lists contain individuals who have significant amount of judging experience and attended a Holstein Association USA Judges Conference, making them eligible to judge nationally-sanctioned Holstein shows. State and regional-level shows are also encouraged to utilize the National and Qualified Judges list when selecting judges for their shows. All individuals on the National and Qualified Judges lists are approved by the Holstein Association USA board of directors. In 2012, all National Holstein Shows are required to choose their judge from the National Judges List. Nationally-sanctioned Junior Holstein Show Judges and National Holstein Show associate judges must be selected from either the National or Qualified Lists. All individuals currently on the lists, or planning to apply for the lists in the future must have attended a Holstein Association USA Judges Conference within a three year period to be eligible. One conference will be held in 2012, on April 15, in Syracuse, N.Y., in conjunction with the New York Spring Dairy Carousel. The conference will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and is open to anyone 22 years of age or older. Registration is available on the Holstein Association USA web site. Pre-registration, available until April 1, is $50, and late registrations and walk-ups will be accepted for a $100 registration fee. View complete details or register online at www.holsteinusa.com/shows/judges_preregister.html. Tentative plans have been made for future conferences, including two in 2013, in California and Wisconsin, one in Ohio in 2014, and one in Utah in 2015. For complete information about National Holstein Shows and Junior Holstein Shows, visit www.holsteinusa.com and click on the National Shows button in the main menu. With questions, contact Peter Cole at 800.952.5200, ext. 4127, or Jodi Hoynoski at ext. 4261. 12.01.2011