REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — The judges have been selected for The 71st 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 3, 5, 6, 2023, in conjunction with the North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) in Louisville, Ky.
Alta Mae Core, Salvisa, Ky., will judge The All American Jersey Show on Sunday and Monday, November 5-6. This will be her second time to officiate the open show, following her debut in 2004. In addition, she judged the National Jersey Jug Futurity in 2007. Alta Mae has judged at several national exhibitions including, International Dairy Week Jersey Show in Australia, Dairy Scot Show in Scotland, Milk Expo in Brazil and the Royal Winter Fair in Canada. She and her husband, Jeff, own and operate Keightley & Core Jerseys with their children, Brooke, Brady and Brittany. She has been recognized as a Klussendorf winner, Max Gordon Memorial Award, and an AJCA Master Breeder in 2022.
Selected to place the oldest and richest class for dairy cattle in the world is Mike Berry, Powell Butte, Ore. He will place the 70th National Jersey Jug Futurity on November 5. This will be his second time to place the class of three-year-olds, last time was in 2014. Mike has also officiated the All American Jersey Show and All American Junior Jersey Show, 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.
There are 410 three-year-olds currently eligible for the 2023 National Jersey Jug Futurity. Last year, the show offered a grand total of $9,440 in premiums, with the winner receiving a check for $2,449.
Judge for The All American Junior Jersey Show on Friday, November 3 will be Kelli Cull, Lomira, Wis. This will be Kelli’s first time as a judge for the All American Junior Show. In 2013, she served as an associate of the National Jersey Jug Futurity. Kelli has become a familiar face in the middle of the ring as a judge with the following shows on her resume: International Dairy Week Jersey Show in 2023, Ohio State Fair in 2022, the Mideast Fall National, Pennsylvania All-American Jersey Show, Youth Dairy Classic in Iowa, and the Illinois State Junior Show. In 1995, she was a member of the winning National Collegiate Judging Team.
The first and second place winners in each class of these shows will become the 2023 All American and Reserve All American honorees of the American Jersey Cattle Association.
2023 Schedule for the All American Jersey Shows & Sales
The Jersey weekend will begin on Friday November 3, 2023, 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.
At 7:00 p.m. on Friday the Pot O’Gold Sale will be held in the West Wing. The sale is presented by Land O’Lakes Animal Solutions and managed by Jersey Marketing Service. The sale is open to youth between the ages of seven and 20 years old.
On Saturday, November 4, the Jersey Youth Awards Ceremony will be held in the morning and recognize approximately four dozen youth award winners. It will be followed by the All American pre-sale social at 3:00 p.m. The All American Jersey Sale will begin at 4:30 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 5. The National Jersey Jug Futurity will follow the show at 2:00 p.m.
On Monday morning, November 6, 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.
This year the North American International Livestock Exposition will celebrate 50 years of shows. Mark your calendars now to be in Louisville and help celebrate 50 years in Kentucky.
To view more information on The All American events, visit the official website of the All American Jersey Shows and Sales at https://theallamerican.
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.
–American Jersey Cattle Association