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2023 Holstein Association USA
National Judges Lists

Holstein Association USA is pleased to provide a list of certified judges that can be a resource for shows of all sizes around the country looking for a judge. Names and phone numbers are provided for everyone on the list, and those highlighted in blue have provided additional information including a photo, biography, and more about their judging experiences. Click on any highlighted name to link to additional information.

The list has two tiers National and Qualified. All National Holstein Shows will be required to select their judges from the National list. Associate judges for National Shows must be selected from either the National or Qualified list. Nationally-sanctioned Junior Holstein Shows must select their judge from either the National or Qualified list.

With questions about the judges list, please contact Tim Ziemba at 315.730.3312, or via email

Tips For Judging Shows On A Professional Level

Name Address Contact Number
Joey Airoso Tipton, CA 559.967.5258
Martin Artucio Montevideo, Uruguay +59899664402
Brian Behnke Brooklyn, WI 608.279.2016
Nico Bons Ottoland, Netherlands 0031-630141782
Pierre Boulet Montmagny, QC 418.234.3407
Jeff Brown Wapakoneta, OH 419.295.5088
Eddie Bue Kaukauna, WI 715.299.4651
Mandi Bue Freedom, WI 715.896.5418
Justin Burdette Mercersburg, PA 717.860.3747
John Burket East Freedom, PA 814.239.2260
Pat Conroy Angola, IN 260.402.4494
David Crack Richmond, QC 819.352.1670
Kevin Doeberiener West Salem, OH 814.573.6982
Dean Dohle Halfway, MO 417.838.8036
Michael Duckett Rudolph, WI 715.459.6480
Aaron Eaton Marietta, NY 315.857.8303
John Erbsen Lanark, IL 815.275.4990
Brandon Ferry Hilbert, WI 608.335.8861
David Hanson Nicollet, MN 218.686.2223
Lynn Harbaugh Marion, WI 920.420.1524
Matt Hawbaker Clear Spring, MD 717.360.7848
Matt Henkes Luana, IA 563.880.8614
Jamie Howard Burgessville, ON 519.281.0637
Sean Johnson Rohrersville, MD 301.676.2230
Gary Jones Gorey, Ireland 00353879432135
Kevin Jorgensen Waupun, WI 920.210.3992
Brian Kelroy DeForest, WI 920.979.5280
Ryan Krohlow Poynette, WI 920.639.5500
Chris Lahmers Marysville, OH 614.306.7194
Jason Lloyd Middleburgh, NY 518.231.1731
Thomas "Moss" McCauley Lowell, MI 616.446.2670
Chris McCullough Juda, WI 608.214.9742
Callum McKinven Canton de Hatley, QC 819.437.7552
Matthew Mitchell Speedwell, TN 423.912.2493
Ted Papageorge Ogden, UT 801.389.6967
Allyn Paulson Rockford, IL 605.868.9028
Barclay Phoenix Uxbridge, ON 905.431.8340
Tyler Reynolds Corfu, NY 585.356.8123
Mark Rueth Oxford, WI 920.988.3070
Chad Ryan Fond du Lac, WI 920.960.1449
Jeff Stookey Milford, IN 574.265.1959
Robert Teixiera Turlock, CA 209.495.0367
Jennifer Thomas North Lewisburg, OH 614.395.9823
Nathan Thomas North Lewisburg, OH 937.537.0805
Keith Topp Botkins, OH 937.489.9587
Phillip Topp Botkins, OH 937.538.7423
Paul Trapp Taylor, WI 715.896.7062
Roger Turner Sun Prairie, WI 608.770.0012
Ryan Weigel Platteville, WI 608.434.4109
R Joshua Wright Jerome, ID 801.404.1627

2023 Holstein Association USA
Qualified Judges List

The following judges are approved by Holstein Association USA to serve as judges at nationally-sanctioned Junior Holstein Shows. All nationally-sanctioned Junior Holstein Shows must select their judge from either the National Judges List or the Holstein Association USA Qualified Judges List.

Holstein Association USA encourages state and regional Holstein show management to utilize the National Judges List and Qualified Judges List when selecting judges for their shows. With questions about the judges lists, please contact Tim Ziemba at 315.730.3312, or via email.

Name Address Contact Number
Derik Baumer Anna, OH 937.726.9637
Ryan Bilyeu Ozark, MO 417.838.1093
Jeff Brantmeier Hilbert, WI 920.205.4976
JP Charest St-Alexandre, QC 418.894.7934
Dale Chupp Inola, OK 918.630.0495
Tyler Chupp Inola, OK 918.629.8893
Lucas Clanton Mulberry Grove, IL 618.322.3523
W Cyrus Conard Sharon Springs, NY 518.369.3389
Grant Cope Salem, OH 330.423.2323
Travis Couch Huntingdon, PA 814.599.0272
Brian Coyne Sun Prairie, WI 715.495.1447
Katie Coyne Geneseo, NY 920.723.8185
Nathan Donnay Glencoe, MN 320.510.3381
Brian Engelking Greenfield, IN 260.438.9509
Nicole Fletcher Southampton, MA 413.230.9429
Joe Gibbs Epworth, IA 583.543.0113
Randy K Gross Elkton, SD 605.864.1422
Ted Halbach Madison, WI 608.219.5289
Elizabeth Hall East Montpelier, VT 320.583.4021
Ricky Hall East Montpelier, VT 802.272.6625
Aaron Heinzmann Carlyle, IL 618.781.7994
Julie Hemp Beaverville, IL 815.383.2951
James Hoffman Slippery Rock, PA 570.617.1239
Amy Hoover Lebanon, PA 618.267.1899
Brad Hoover Lebanon, PA 717.507.7976
Brent Howe Aylmer, ON 519.282.5245
Kevin Jacobs Ste-Brigitte des Saults, QC 819.817.4216
Leah James Mineral Point, WI 507.312.4311
Jake Jantz Ames, IA 316.772.0849
Rudy Kiko Salem, OH 330.540.2416
Katharine Knowlton Blacksburg, VA 540.613.3345
William Langel McFarland, WI 920.210.3998
Londa Lauber Union Grove, WI 262.210.2801
Rafael López López Camuy, PR 787-356-9466
Mike Lortie Albion, IN 260.367.1700
Micah Matlock Milford, IN 317.468.5103
Jason Miley West Salem, OH  330.466.8509
Steve Moff Columbiana, OH 614.205.7179
Michelle Morian Atlantic, PA 814.282.3678
Peter Morrow Mondovi, WI 715.307.2449
Brian Olbrich Harvard, IL 815.482.7426
Luke Olson Hutchinson, MN 320.583.9339
David Packard Painted Post, NY 860-569-5868
Dylan Reed Vandalia, IL 217.254.5397
Andrew Reynolds Corfu, NY 585.813.6298
Kelly Reynolds Corfu, NY 920.728.1596
Austen Schmidt Cascade, WI 920.960.8804
Graisson Schmidt Tomales, CA 608.797.2855
Mandy Schmidt Tomales, CA 707.484.2077
Matt Sharpe Cortland, NY 607.345.9852
Jordan Siemers Newton, WI 920.946.8525
Gregory Silva Hanford, CA 559.250.0138
Ben Simpson Salem, OH 740.312.5865
Chad Steinberger Windthorst, TX 940.733.0430
Tom Uber Adamsville, PA 330.853.9297
Allen Van Gorder Little Falls, NY 240.727.4515
Jeff VanPatten Preble, NY 315.729.1072
Mark Welk Kirkwood, PA 717.875.8393
Laurie Winkelman Appleton, WI 920.209.0250
Larry "Leroy" Wright Verona, MO 417-300-4835
Jason Zimmerman Avon, NY 585.481.5912


Applications are available for download online. Your submission must be received by Holstein Association USA no later than August 1.

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Holstein Association USA
Judges Conference

Click here to register for a Holstein USA Judges Conference

Holstein Association USA Judges Conferences include judging classes as well as classroom time. Attendees must be at least 22 years of age by day of the conference. A panel of officials will give attendees meeting the minimum requirements a "satisfactory" rating.

Individuals on the Holstein Association USA Judges List must have attended and received a satisfactory rating at a Holstein Association USA Judges Conference within a five-year period.

Those planning to apply for the lists in the future must first attend receive a satisfactory rating at a Holstein Association USA Judges Conference before submitting an application.