Jersey Association announces Junior All American winners
Jersey youth between the ages of 9 and 20 from 11 states have been recognized by the American Jersey Cattle Association as the owners of the Junior All American winners for 2011.
The awards were announced Nov. 5 during the 59th All American Junior Jersey Show in Freedom Hall, Louisville, Ky. Imprinted certificates were presented to the owner of each winner before a large ringside audience by AJCA President Robert Bignami and association Executive Secretary Neal Smith. The presentations were also broadcast worldwide on live streaming video provided by the North American International Livestock Exposition.
The Junior All American Four-Year-Old, Claessic Fields Vindicat Genie, was selected by judge Ted DeMent, Kenney, Ill., as Grand Champion of the 207-head show. "Genie" was exhibited by Ben Sauder of Tremont, Ill.
Sauder's All American Junior Three-Year-Old, South Mountain Voltage Spice-ET, was named Reserve Grand Champion. In all, Ben exhibited four All Americans and three Reserve All Americans. He was the show's Premier Exhibitor.
The Junior All American Summer Junior Yearling, Sunset Canyon Governor FP Belle-ET, was Junior Champion for Valery Silva, Beaver, Ore. Crestbrooke Socrates Madeline-ET, the Junior All American Junior Yearling, was Reserve Junior Champion for Kyle Natzke, Fond du Lac, Wis.
Premier Breeder honors went to George Colpetzer, Greenville, Penna., who exhibited a Junior All American and Reserve Junior All American during the show. Other exhibitors receiving multiple awards were Allison Massey of Wartrace, Tenn., and Megan Hill, Bristol, Vt.
Complete results from The 59th All American Junior Jersey Show are posted on the USJersey website at www.usjersey.com/AllAmericanResults/11_Results_index.html#Junior Show.
The All American Junior Jersey Show is an annual production of the American Jersey Cattle Association. For information on sponsorship opportunities or to make a contribution to the Maurice E. Core Jersey Youth Fund in support of Jersey junior exhibitors, contact the AJCA Development Department at 614-322-4456.