The All American Jersey events are set for November 4-7, 2022 in Louisville, Ky. Mark your calendars today. There are many new and exciting things to watch for including a new schedule and increased premiums for The All American Jersey Show.
What will be different this year within the shows?
In The All American Junior Jersey Show on Friday, November 4, a Summer Junior Two-Year-Old class will be added to the class lineup and Premier Performance Cow overall rankings.
On Monday morning, November 7, a Milking Winter Yearling class has been added to the class lineup for the cows. Elmhurst Jerseys, Waynesville, Ohio, is sponsoring this new class. It follows on the heels of adding the Summer Junior Two-Year-Old class in 2021 sponsored by The Jordan Group, Chicago, Ill.
All American Jersey Show News
The North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) and Jersey staff have worked together to increase premiums for open show.
In 2022, more than $28,000 will be offered in premiums and cash prizes in The All American Open Jersey Show. This is an increase of over $4,000 from 2021.
The top five heifer placings were increased to $75, $65, $55, $45 and $35. Premiums below that will continue at the $30, $25, $20 and $15 levels.
In the milking classes the top five places have increased to $225, $190, $160, $140, and $110. Premiums range from $90 to $20 following those placings.
Open Show Now a Two-Day Show
This year, the All American Jersey Open Show will be held over a two-day period. The heifer show will kick off on Sunday morning, November 6, at 7:30 a.m. (EDT).
The show will resume on Monday morning, November 7, at 7:30 a.m. with 11 cow classes. It will be followed immediately by the Supreme Champion selections of the open NAILE dairy shows at 2:00 p.m.
Andrew VanderMuelen, Brighton, Ont., will place the classes this year. His associate judge is Joe Nash, Lydonville, N.Y.
The National Jersey Jug Futurity will remain on Sunday afternoon. Last year’s winner took home a check for $2,294.
The Futurity will be judged by Michael Duckett, Rudolph, Wis., with Evan Creek, Hagerstown, Md., serving as consultant.
All American Junior Jersey Show and Showmanship Moved to Friday
The All American Junior Jersey Show will be held Friday, November 4 (new day), with Brandon Ferry, Hilbert, Wis., serving as the official judge and Madison Fisher, Frostburg, Md., as his consultant.
The show will kick off at at 7:30 a.m., beginning with three showmanship classes.
First in the ring will be the junior division. It will be followed approximately 20 minutes later with the intermediate division and then the senior division will begin 20 minutes after that.
Heifer classes will begin at 9:00 a.m. Cow classes will begin at 1:00 p.m.
Supreme Champion of the NAILE youth dairy shows will be named in a ceremony at 5:00 p.m. (EDT) Friday evening.
Premier Performance Class in the All American Jersey Show
The Premier Performance Class of The All American Jersey Show is returning to a leadout class at this year’s show. The two highest ranking cows from each milking class will compete for $4,625 in class premiums.
Jerseyland Sires, Hilmar, Calif., is the sponsor of the $1,000 first place award. Tillamook County Creamery, Tillamook, Ore., sponsors the $500 second place award.
Semex Elevate GJPI Awards
Semex USA is continuing their sponsorship of the Semex Elevate GJPI cash awards and champion banners.
All genotyped animals are eligible to win $50 within their respective heifer class for being the highest Genomic Jersey Performance Index (GJPI) individual in class. Genotyped cows are eligible to win $75 for being the highest GJPI individual in their class.
Individuals being named high genomic animal in class will then compete for the Junior Champion GJPI Heifer or the Senior Champion GJPI Cow of The All American Jersey Show. The judge of the open show will place them amongst all heifers or milking individuals. Junior Champion receives an additional $100 cash award and the Senior Champion receives a $150 cash award.
To have official genotypes available before the show please have your tissue samples sent in by September 20. Contact [email protected] for more information, or visit the genomic test center through infoJersey.com to download a test kit.
All American Jersey Sale — New Day and Time
The premier sale of the Jersey breed, will be held on Saturday, November 5, at 3:00 p.m. (EDT). The pre-sale social will begin at 2:00 p.m. in the West Hall. A sampling of Jersey cheeses, wine, cider and milk will be available for all. The sale will offer approximately 50 head of the finest Jerseys in the United States.
The Pot O’Gold Sale will take place this year on Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. in the West Hall. Thirty genomically tested heifers will be offered for youth between the ages of 7 to 20 years. Seventeen percent of the proceeds are set aside to be awarded to the top 22 heifers at the end of their two-year-old lactation.
Youth Awards Ceremony
On Saturday, November 5, the Youth Awards Ceremony will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn at 10:30 a.m. A light breakfast will be sponsored by Allflex Inc. before the ceremony. More than $55,000 will be awarded to scholarship, achievement, and production winners. The National Jersey Queen contest will also take place and the top five finalists will be named. The Queen and her court will be announced Sunday afternoon at the National Jersey Jug Futurity.
Make Reservations Now
The headquarters for the All American is the Hilton Garden Inn Louisville Airport (502/637-2424). The reservation code for this year is JER22 and it must be used for the USJersey room rates.
Visit the NAILE website at livestockexpo.org or call 502/595-3166 for complete premium list with show rules and entry forms. September 25 is the deadline for open and junior show entries. Final nominations for the National Jersey Jug Futurity are due on September 20.
The All American Jersey Show & Sale is an annual production of the American Jersey Cattle Association, Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Aaron Horst, Chambersburg, Pa., is the General Chair for the 2022 events, with Joel Albright, Willard, Ohio, serving as Associate General Chair. Committee chairs are Sale, Ted DeMent, Kenney, Ill.; Open Show, Amanda Lutz, Chester, S.C.; Jersey Jug Futurity, Corrina Aldrich, Salem, N.Y.; and Junior Show & Activities, Renee McCauley, Lowell, Mich. Approximately 100 Jersey breeders from across the United States serve on the All American planning committees, which meet annually in March.
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