Brantford, ON – November 17, 2021 - For reasons beyond our control, judge Paul Trapp will not be able to officiate at the National Black and White Holstein Show in Saint-Hyacinthe this Friday. The organizing committee has therefore applied the usual substitution procedure approved by the board. "We have consulted the ballots of the 2020 National Shows and based on these results, we are pleased to announce that Mr. Thierry Jaton will be the judge for the Black and White show", Nancy Beerwort, President of the Show and Judging Committee. Thierry Jaton will be assisted by his associate judge Giuseppe Beltramino.
Mike Farlinger remains the official judge for the Red and White show. Mr. Farlinger is from Morrisburg, Ontario and owns and operates the Signature herd with his wife Thea. They milk 60 cows in a tie stall barn and farm 450 acres. Mike is a renowned judge who has done many International judging assignments.
The National Shows will host a record number of animals. 434 Black and White cows will be paraded under Jaton's eye, while 101 Red and White will be judged by Farlinger. Tickets for the event sold out quickly. In return, Holstein Canada is offering Holstein enthusiasts a high quality livestream with commentators.
About Thierry Jaton
Thierry is co-owner of the Jaton and Gremion farm and milks 150 cows under the Provetaz prefix. Thierry Jaton has been an official judge for 27 years now. He has also judged across Canada. In 2015, Thierry judged the R&W Holstein show at the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto. He has also had the opportunity to judge in many foreign countries. Mr. Jaton had the honor of judging the national 4-H finals at the TD Canadian 4-H Dairy Classic at the Royal in 2015.
About Giuseppe Beltramino
Giuseppe is co-owner of Bel Holstein, in Northern Italy, along with his two brothers. They have bred one of the most successful and influential Holstein herds in Europe. The list of championships won by the Bel prefix includes titles at the most prestigious European rings. Besides their success showing, the cow families established at Bel Holsteins continuously influence some of the most relevant maternal and paternal bloodlines in the European AI Industry. Giuseppe has an extensive judging curriculum at the National and International levels. Since 2007, he has judged and assisted in show rings in all continents around the world.
About Holstein Canada
With 9,200 members, Holstein Canada is responsible for maintaining the Holstein Herdbook under the Federal Animal Pedigree Act of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC). The Association provides many services to its members to help them evaluate, select and improve their herds through genetic improvement programs. For more information, visit our website or follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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