MADISON, WIS. – World Dairy Expo 2011 is just a few weeks away and dairy cattle show enthusiasts from across North America are making plans to parade their finest across the colored shavings in Madison, Wisconsin the week of October 4-8. The following slate of judges has been approved by Expo’s Board of Directors. These gentlemen will crown the champions of each of the seven breeds on display during the five day event.
International Junior Holstein Show: Norm Nabholz, West Union, Iowa
Junior Holstein Associate: Bob Hagenow, Poynette, Wis.
International Ayrshire Show: Justin Burdette, Mercersburg, Pa.
Ayrshire Associate: Sean Johnson, Glenville, Pa.
International Brown Swiss Show: Chris Lahmers, Marysville, Ohio
Brown Swiss Associate: Jeff Brown, Jackson Center, Ohio
International Guernsey Show: Blaine Crosser, Marysville, Ohio
Guernsey Associate: Chris Lang, Big Prairie, Ohio
International Holstein Show: Gerald Coughlin, Jr., Peterborough, Ontario
Holstein Associate: Joel Phoenix, Cannington, Ontario
Central National Jersey Show: Hank Van Exel, Lodi, Calif.
Jersey Associate: Nathan Thomas, Cable, Ohio
International Milking Shorthorn Show: Paul Trapp, Taylor, Wis.
Milking Shorthorn Associate: Peter Coyne, Spring Valley, Wis.
International Red & White Show: Adam Liddle, Argyle, N.Y.
Red & White Associate: Adam Hodgins, Kincardine, Ontario
International Junior Holstein Show: Norm Nabholz
Norm Nabholz owns and operates Nabholz Farm in West Union, Iowa. With a keen eye for type, he has owned or sold sixteen World Dairy Expo Grand Champion Jerseys and two Supreme Champions. He has also owned two All-American Grand Champions, two Royal Winter Fair Champions and five Jersey Jug Winners. In addition, Nabholz has earned multiple Premier Breeder and Exhibitor banners from coast to coast. In 1976, he started Nabholz Sales Company and has since managed or co-managed the highest selling Jersey dispersal of all time and several of the highest selling sales in history. He sells commercial cattle privately and has exported cattle to ten countries. Norm Nabholz received the Klussendorf Award at World Dairy Expo in 1989. He has judged cattle in more than thirty states and four Canadian provinces as well as abroad. Norm has served as Official Judge three times at World Dairy Expo and three times at the Royal Winter Fair.
Junior Holstein Associate: Bob Hagenow
Bob Hagenow is Sales Manager for Vita Plus Corporation where his career has spanned 24 years. Bob and Lisa, his wife and their two daughters, Ashley and Sarah, reside in Poynette, Wis. Having grown up on a Registered Holstein farm in eastern Wisconsin, Bob was active in 4-H and has continued to be active in the dairy industry. Hagenow has served as a volunteer for World Dairy Expo Dairy Cattle Show for the past 25 years. He has judged many local, district and state level shows in numerous breeds. Bob served as Official Judge at the National Milking Shorthorn Heifer Show in 2007 and has judged over 225 shows over the years. In addition, Bob has coached several successful dairy cattle judging teams.