The judges have been selected for The 72nd All American Jersey Shows, sponsored by the American Jersey Cattle Association (AJCA) of Reynoldsburg, Ohio.

The largest exhibition of Registered Jersey™ cattle in the world, the three shows of The All American, will be held November 8-11, 2024, in conjunction with the North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) in Louisville, Ky.

Mike Berry, Powell Butte, Ore., will judge The All American Jersey Show on Sunday and Monday, November 10-11. This will be his second time to officiate the open show. He has also had two appearances as judge for the National Jersey Jug Futurity and once for the All American Junior Jersey Show. Mike has officiated the World Dairy Expo Jersey Show, World Dairy Expo Holstein Show, and the Royal Winter Fair Jersey Show. In addition, he has officiated for numerous state shows across the country.

Selected to place the oldest and richest class for dairy cattle in the world is Ron Mosser, Geneva, Ind. He will judge the 71st National Jersey Jug Futurity on November 10. This will be his debut as a judge in the Jersey ring at the All American events. Ron is no stranger to the green shavings as he has judged numerous other breeds in Louisville as well as World Dairy Expo and the Eastern States Exposition. In addition, he has judged internationally in Argentina, Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala and Brazil. For the past 22 years, he has been a Type Traits Appraiser for the American Jersey Cattle Association.

There are 551 three-year-olds currently eligible for the 2024 National Jersey Jug Futurity. Last year, the show offered a grand total of $10,885 in premiums, with the winner receiving a check for $3,005.

Judge for The All American Junior Jersey Show on Friday, November 8, will be Trent Kilgus, Fairbury, Ill. This will be Trent’s first time as a judge for the All American Junior Show. In 2021, he served as associate judge for the All American Open Show. He has judged multiple breeds at the Illinois State Fair and many county fairs throughout the state. In addition, he was high individual in the National 4-H judging contest in 2009 and judged at the Royal Highland Show in Scotland in 2010.

The first and second place winners in each class of these shows will become the 2024 All American and Reserve All American honorees of the American Jersey Cattle Association.

2024 Schedule for the All American Jersey Shows & Sales

The Jersey weekend will begin on Friday November 8, 2024, with the All American Junior Jersey Show. The show will begin with junior showmanship at 7:30 a.m. The Jersey heifers will begin at 9:00 a.m. with the cow show starting at approximately 1:30 p.m. At the conclusion of the show, the Supreme Champions of the NAILE Junior Dairy Shows will be selected.

On Saturday, November 9, the Jersey Youth Awards Ceremony will be held at 9:00 a.m., and recognize approximately four dozen youth award winners. At 11:30 a.m. will be the “Give Your Best 60 Second Intro” public speaking contest for youth. At 1:00 p.m. the Pot O’Gold Sale will be held, followed by the All American pre-sale social at 2:30 p.m. The All American Jersey Sale will begin at 3:00 p.m. in the West Wing.

The All American Jersey Show will be split over Sunday and Monday. The heifers will show at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, November 10. The National Jersey Jug Futurity will follow the show at 2:00 p.m.

On Monday morning, November 11, the Jersey cows will take to the green shavings at 7:30 a.m. At the conclusion of the cow show, Supreme Champion of the NAILE Dairy shows will be crowned.

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.

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