After announcing earlier this year that Paul Trapp would be the judge for the National Holstein Show on November 10 and 11, Holstein Canada is pleased to announce that Blair Weeks will be the judge for the Red and White animals at the 100th Anniversary of the Royal.
Mr. Trapp will be assisted by Mike Duckett of Rudolph, Wisconsin. Mike and his family own Duckett Holsteins Farm. They have raised several high performing cows there and have shown two Supreme Champions at the World Dairy Expo.
About Paul Trapp (Taylor, WI)
Paul Trapp has judged cattle at the local, state and national level in over 20 US states and 10 different countries. He is also a 5-time judge at the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin. Along with his wife and sons, he owns an elite group of Brown Swiss, Jerseys and Holsteins that have received multiple All-American nominations. Paul graduated from the University of Minnesota and had the honor of judging the National 4-H and National Collegiate competitions. He is currently working for Semex as a Product Acquisition Specialist.
About Blair Weeks (Pleasant Valley, PEI)
Blair Weeks operates the Weeksdale Holsteins farm with his parents, wife Jamie and their three children. The Holstein herd of 65 cows in milk has received numerous All-Canadian and All-American awards. The solid breeding that is evident at Weeksdale Holsteins earned Weeks and his family the Master Breeder shield in 2011. In 2016 Blair received the Andrea Crowe Achievement Award at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair for his ability to inspire others through a positive attitude and involvement in the industry. Weeks has judged animals around the world: at the Australian International Dairy Week, UK Dairy Expo, World Dairy Expo, All-American Dairy Show, Calgary Spring Show and the Westerner Dairy Showcase.
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.