It is hard to believe, but we are just one month out from The All American Jersey Shows & Sales in Louisville, Ky. While updates continue to come in from the North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE), the American Jersey Cattle Association is also making changes to the traditional schedule for the events, November 7-9, 2020.
The Latest Updates from NAILE
- Entry deadline has been extended until October 10.
- Tents are allowed in the barns, but they cannot have tops on them.
- Light cooking will be allowed for exhibitors, but only to feed their families and crew.
- Participants coming from states with more than a 15% positive rate for COVID will need to attest to the fact they have been quarantined at home 14 days prior to coming and sign a verification with NAILE that will allow them to attend. Or, a 100% refund will be issued.
Updates from USJersey
Junior t-shirts will be distributed. This will be moved from the USJersey booth on the Center Aisle to the West Hall area, where the All American Sale is held. We will have multiple tables set up and split juniors by alphabet to help with social distancing. We also plan to have an informal Jersey Youth Academy session at this time, with tables set up where interested youth will be able to talk with alumni of Jersey Youth Academy.
All American Junior Show begins.
NEW! The show will begin with the three showmanship classes (sign up on Friday evening when you pick up your junior t-shirt), then it will move to cows at 8:30 and then heifers following the cow show.
Junior Supreme champion will be held (moved from Sunday).
Pot O’Gold Sale in the West Hall Exhibition area (Note new time and location for this sale. Details are still be worked on for audience guidelines, but an audience will be allowed for these).
NEW! Youth awards ceremony and crowning of National Jersey Queen (no meal will be served).
National Jersey Jug Futurity.
All American Jersey Sale (Specific details are still be worked on for audience guidelines and the pre-sale social. But an audience will be allowed for these).
All American Jersey Show (Begins with heifers and cow show will begin at 11:30 am).
Supreme Champion will be crowned.
Other New Regulations this Year from NAILE
- All animals coming on the grounds will be required to have a BVD-PI test.
- After each breed show is complete, those herds are allowed to leave the grounds.
The Shows and Judges
The All American Junior Jersey Show is scheduled for Saturday, November 7. Debuting in the Jersey ring is Kentucky born and raised Joe Sparrow, Worthville. His consultant will be Jared Major of Lebanon, Tenn. This is one of the richest youth-only shows in the world with premiums totaling $9,225, plus an additional $5,000 in direct financial support for exhibitors provided by the American Jersey Cattle Association.
The 67th National Jersey Jug Futurity will award estimated premiums of $9,000 on Sunday, November 8. A total of 752 heifers were nominated for the show in 2017, and 265 are still eligible to make the final entry fee due September 20. They will be judged by Terri Packard, Boonsboro, Md. Her consultant will be Richard Caverly, Benton, Maine.
The open division of The All American Jersey Show is scheduled for Monday, November 9, and will be judged by Justin Burdette, Mercersburg, Pa. His consultant will be Pat Lundy, Granville, N.Y.
The first and second place entries in each class of all shows will be named the All American and Reserve All American winners for 2020 by the American Jersey Cattle Association. The shows will be streamed live from Freedom Hall via webcast at www.livestockexpo.org.
The Premier Jersey Sales
Two sales, both managed by Jersey Marketing Service of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, are scheduled to be held in the West Hall on Expo grounds.
The 68th All American Jersey Sale is the premier showcase for Registered Jersey™ genetics in the United States. Selection is underway to offer 60 outstanding females along with several high-ranking genomic young sires on Sunday, November 8 in the Kentucky Exposition Center’s West Hall.
The 63rd Pot O’Gold Sale on Saturday, November 7 in the West Hall of the Expo Center will offer 30 genomic-evaluated heifers that can only be purchased by youth between seven and 20 years of age. Presenting Sponsor of the sale is Land O’Lakes Animal Milk Solutions Co.
Both sales will be broadcast live with online bidding at Jersey Auction Live (www.jerseyauctionlive.com).
Visit the NAILE website at livestockexpo.org or call 502/595-3166 for complete premium list with show rules and entry forms. October 10 is the deadline for open and junior show entries, as well as final nominations for the National Jersey Jug Futurity.
The headquarters for the All American is the Hilton Garden Inn Louisville Airport (502/637-2424). Rates are good until October 7 and remain the same as 2019: Double and King rooms are $150 night and Double Suite and King Suite are $160 per night. The link to book rooms is: http://group.hiltongardeninn.com/AMERICANJERSEY2020.
Other local hotels are Holiday Inn Louisville Airport Fair/Expo (502/637-4500) and the Red Roof Inn-Expo Airport (800-733-7663).
The All American Jersey Show & Sale is an annual production of the American Jersey Cattle Association, Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Mark Gardner, Dayton, Pa., is the General Chair for the 2020 events, with Michael Hurst, Waynesville, Ohio, serving as Associate General Chair. Committee chairs are Sale, Aaron Horst, Chambersburg, Pa.; Open Show, John Lemmermen, Galloway, Ohio; Jersey Jug Futurity, Tyler Boyd, Hilmar, Calif.; and Junior Show & Activities, Lynda Lehr, Canastota, N.Y. Approximately 100 Jersey breeders from across the United States serve on the All American planning committees, which meet annually in March.
For more information contact the American Jersey Cattle Association, Reynoldsburg, Ohio, 614.861.3636 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.