All American Jersey Shows & Sales leaders selected
The team of Jersey breeders who will lead The 60th All American Jersey Shows & Sales were announced by the general chairman for 2012, Mike Fremstad, Westby, Wis.
An annual production of the American Jersey Cattle Association, the All American is held in conjunction with the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Ky. More than 100 Jersey breeders and enthusiasts from across the country donate their services to planning and staging the three shows, two sales and youth awards banquet that make up the most exciting weekend of dairy breed promotion in the world.
Jim Quist, Fresno, Calif., will chair the Sale Committee, succeeding Corey Lutz, Lincolnton, N.C., who will serve as the 2012 associate general chairman. The 2012 associate chair for the sale committee will be Pat Gourley, Portland, Ore.
Chair of the Open Show Committee will be Joshua Gordon, Warsaw, Ind. Named associate chair was C. Neal Smith, Smyrna, Tenn.
Wesley Blankenship, Jackson, Tenn., will chair the meeting of the Junior Activities Committee, with William Grammer, Sebring, Ohio, serving as the associate chair. Also serving on this committee will be the 2011 National Jersey Queen, Cassy Krull, Lake Mills, Wis.
The National Jersey Jug Futurity Committee will be led by Brooke Core Powers, Richmond, Ky. Dennis Post, Clinton, Wis., is the associate chair.
The All American capped the 2011 show season as 353 outstanding females were placed in the open show and the National Jersey Jug Futurity. A total of 207 animals were shown by 132 aspiring Jersey breeders in The All American Junior Jersey Show.
The 59th All American Sale averaged $6,418.44 on 67 lots, including the high selling bull Heartland Vibrant Sonny at $60,000. The high female at $20,000 was DeBoer Tbone M6593. The 54th Pot O'Gold Sale, presented by Cow's Match Jersey Blend, posted the second-best average in series history at $4,568.18, with a new record established for the high seller at $11,000. All consignments in the Pot O'Gold Sale and two-thirds of those in The All American Sale sold with genomic evaluations.
The 2012 events will run Nov. 3 to 5 at the Kentucky Exposition Center. Contact Dr. Cherie L. Bayer, coordinator of The All American Jersey Shows & Sales, for more information on the events or available sponsorships at 614/322-4456.