The Alberta Holstein Association is hosting a Tier II Judging school for Aspiring and Official judges at the Westerner Dairy Showcase in Red Deer on Thursday October 17th from 10-2. Brian Carscadden (ON) will be our official for the day.
“Brian Carscadden of Guelph, Ontario, Canada was born and raised on a registered Holstein farm in eastern Ontario, and graduated from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree in May of 1994. Upon graduation, Brian was hired as a sire analyst for United Breeders of Guelph, Ontario. His duties at United Breeders included daughter photo procurement, mating program analysis and young sire acquisitions.
In 1998, the Semex Alliance was formed and Brian was hired on to the newly formed Semex Alliance Sire Analyst Team where he continues today purchasing bulls across Ontario, Ohio, Kentucky, Wisconsin ,Michigan ,and Indiana as well as in the UK and Ireland. Prior to his A.I. career, Brian enjoyed many successes as a professional dairy cattle fitter, preparing cattle for top Holstein, Ayrshire and Jersey breeders around the world.
Brian’s judging assignments have taken him to over 27 different countries around the world. He has judged National shows in Canada, United States,United Kingdom ,Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Brazil, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Uruguay, Argentina and Australia. In Europe, he has also judged major shows in France (Space), Germany (Thuringia) and Holland (HHH).I n North America, Brian has judged numerous state, provincial and county shows . In 2006 he was the associate judge at the Royal Winter Fair Holstein Show and was the official judge of the International Holstein Show at World Dairy Expo in 2008. He has judged the Red and White Holstein shows at both the Royal in 2009 and World Dairy Expo in 2010. He also officiated the Brown Swiss and Holsteins in 2009 and the Jerseys and Red and White Holsteins in 2010 at the Swiss Expo. In 2011, he was the official judge of the National Holstein Show at the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto, Canada. In 2015, Brian judged the Supreme International Holstein Show in St. Hyacinthe, Quebec.
A promoter of youth in agriculture, Brian remains active with various youth programs, speaking engagements and by promoting youth involvement in the annual Semex Alliance Walk of Fame at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair and World Dairy Expo, which he helps to coordinate. Brian and his wife Linda live in Guelph with their 3 children Craig, Lauren and Colin.”
Judges Profile from Holstein Ontario website
Source: Alberta Holstein Association