Announcing the 2023 Judges for the All-American Dairy Show and Premier National Junior Show

Sherry B. Smith

AADS Brown Swiss Judge

Sherry Smith and her husband Neal, live in Glenford, Ohio.  Sherry is an independent dairy nutrition consultant with Cows Come First Consulting group and the Ohio 4-H Dairy Program Specialist, where she enjoys coaching the Ohio State 4-H dairy judging teams.  Sherry is a proud alumni of the Ohio State University and was a member of the dairy judging team. She and Neal own Brown Swiss and Jersey cattle and raise heifers at home. She has shown cattle most of her life and has had a number of Brown Swiss All-American nominations.  Sherry has judged across the United States and was the Associate Judge for the Brown Swiss Show at World Dairy Expo in 2014, as well as judging at both the North American and All American Dairy shows.  

Jeff Brown

AADS Holstein Associate Judge

Jeff and his wife Megan operate 30 head of Holsteins, Brown Swiss and Jerseys in Wapakoneta, Ohio. The cattle are exhibited at the state and national level under the farm name of Koneta Holsteins & Jerseys and Kar-Linn for the Brown Swiss. Some notable accomplishments in the show ring are having bred or owned an All-American nomination in all three breeds and having bred 4 Brown Swiss class winners at World Dairy Expo in which they went on to be All American. Jeff has had the privilege to judge in 6 states and served as the associate judge for the International Brown Swiss Show at World Dairy Expo in 2011 and the International Jersey show in 2014.  In 2012 he officiated the junior Jersey show at Harrisburg. Jeff has judged the Costa Rica national show in 2010 and Agro Expo in Bogota, Columbia officiating the National Brown Swiss Show in 2013. Jeff is employed at COBA Select Sires in Columbus OH as the Dairy Programs Specialist serving customers throughout Ohio.  

David Hanson

PNJS Show Guernsey & Milking Shorthorn & AADS Ayrshire Judge

David Hanson grew up on his family’s Registered Ayrshire farm in Goodridge, Minn. Under the Good-Vue prefix, where he is still actively involved along with his parents, Mike and Linda, and his two brothers Matthew and Steven. They milk 140 Registered Ayrshires and Holsteins and farm around 2,700 acres of cropland. David graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2013 with a degree in animal science and a minor in applied economics. While there, he was also a member of the dairy judging team. David currently lives in Nicollet, Minnesota with his wife, Dr. Ashley Swenson. He works full time on her family’s farm, Forest-Lawn Holsteins, where they milk 270 Registered Holsteins, Brown Swiss, and Ayrshires.  David has had the opportunity to judge many different shows at the local, state, national and international level.  David continues to exhibit cattle at state and national shows while breeding and exhibiting several All-American nominees.

Carla Stetzer

PNJS Ayrshire & AADS Milking Shorthorn Judge

I’m Carla Stetzer from Alma Center, WI and am honored to serve as the judge for the 2023 Open Milking Shorthorn and Junior Ayrshire shows.  I grew up on a 40-cow registered Milking Shorthorn dairy, which my brother and his family now own and operate under the RoVin Acres prefix.  I have been involved with the American Milking Shorthorn Association in various capacities throughout the years and my boys continue to enjoy showing them. My husband Dan and I, along with our three sons Jay, Drew, and Sean enjoy raising and showing our Milking Shorthorns, Jerseys, and Holsteins.  Along with cattle, we also farrow and show pigs which has been a fun new adventure the past few years.  When we are not working with our animals, we are usually coaching or watching our boys play whatever sport is in season. I have been honored to have the opportunity to judge cattle locally and internationally.   I have also enjoyed serving as our counties dairy judging coach alongside my sister for more years than I’d like to say. I have been a programs specialist with CentralStar Coop for 22 years, starting with Accelerated Genetics.  This has given me the opportunity to travel and meet many great people in this industry.  I am excited to serve as a judge and attend the All-American Dairy Show for the first time.

Dean Dohle

PNJS Jersey & AADS Red &White

Dean Dohle resides in Pleasant Hope, MO, where he owns and operates StarStruck Farm along with his wife Stacy and son Grant, which is home to 50 elite Jerseys.   As a professional cattle fitter for over 15 years, Dean worked with many national champions and All-Americans in several breeds but is most proud to have bred and owned All-American nominated cattle in three different breeds. Today, with a passion for the dairy industry and the showring, Dean runs the day-to-day operations at the dairy and he and his family enjoy showing their Jersey cattle at several state, regional and national shows throughout the year. Dean has had the opportunity to judge state, regional and national shows in over 30 states and Mexico.  He has twice been the Brown Swiss Associate judge at World Dairy Expo as well as the official Milking Shorthorn judge at World Dairy Expo. Dean has had the honor of judging six breeds at the North American Livestock Expo as well as the National Jersey Jug along with the New York Spring Dairy Carousel Jersey show, Ohio Spring Holstein show, Western National Jersey Show and the Southwest National Brown Swiss Show. Dean has been awarded the A.C. “Whitie” Thomson Award honoring sportsmanship and leadership at World Dairy Expo and more recently he was recognized as the 2019 recipient of the coveted Kluenssendorf-McKensize award at the World Dairy Expo.

Ryan Krohlow

PNJS Brown Swiss & AADS Jersey

Ryan Krohlow lives in Poynette, Wisconsin with his beautiful wife Haley, and four wonderful children Callie, Conway, Cooper, and Case. Under the HammerTime prefix, together they have a 40-acre farmette where they manage 8-10 show heifers each year, which has yielded them numerous All-American nominations over the past 10 years. Ryan has recently launched HammerTime Auctions, a registered dairy cattle auction service. Ryan has also currently been a professional hoof trimmer for the past 5 years, as well as a dairy cattle fitter for the past 20 years. During his years as a professional fitter Ryan has had the privilege to prepare 17 Grand Champions at World Dairy Expo, as well as 9 Grand Champions at The Royal Winter Fair. Ryan has also prepared cattle in numerous countries including Canada, England, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, and Mexico. Some of Ryan’s judging accolades include serving as the Associate Judge for the 2022 International Jersey Show and 2017 International Junior Holstein Show. Ryan has also served as official for The Southern National Holstein & Jersey Spring Show, California, Iowa, and Illinois State Holstein Shows, Wisconsin State R&W Holstein Show, Maryland State Fair Holstein Show, The All-American R&W Holstein Show, Midwest Fall National R&W Holstein Show, Minnesota State R&W Holstein Show, along with numerous district and county shows throughout the entire Midwest.

John Erbson

PNJS Red & White & AADS Holstein

John was born and raised on his family’s Lanark, Illinois dairy and grain farm. John, along with his son, Connor, are actively involved in the family farm, Erbacres Holsteins which consists of 100 Registered Holsteins and 650 acres. The herd has claimed more than 20 Premier Breeder banners at the Illinois Championship Holstein Show and the current classification BAA stands at 112.4%.

John graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he was a member of the dairy judging team and involved in the Badger Dairy club. Upon graduation he became a dairy program specialist for Mid-America/Select Sires. For 34 years he has worked with dairy producers throughout Illinois and southwest Iowa, providing mating suggestions for their herd with the goal of producing profitable cows that work well in their operations and enhance their breeding programs. Many Select Sires daughter photos have been captured by John in the past 29 years as well through his Erbsen Photography business which specializes in dairy photography

John has been privileged to own, breed, and develop several influential Holsteins including former #1 type sire, Erbacres Damion EX-96. In 2006 John was one of the purchasing partners of KHW Regiment Apple-Red-ET. The Apple legacy unfolded when she won the Junior Two-Year- Old Cow Class at the International Holstein Show that year. Five years later, Apple ascended to become the Grand Champion at the International Red & White Show. Then, in 2013, one of the unique moments in World Dairy Expo annals took place — Apple’s clone, Apple 3, was named Grand Champion. Apple, herself, was named Reserve Grand Champion, and Apple’s daughter earned honorable mention honors. In 2022, Apple was named the All-Time Red & White World Champion by the Holstein International

magazine. In 2013 John invested in Apple’s six-month-old daughter, Miss Apple Snapple-Red-ET. Two years later, Snapple also won the Junior Two-Year-Old Cow Class at World Dairy Expo. Prior to that moment in time, Snapple was flushed and one of her calves was Erbacres Snapple Shakira-ET. Shakira eventually ascended to the pinnacle of World Dairy Expo stardom when she was named Supreme Champion for her new owners in 2021.

John’s judging assignments have included the 2021 Midwest National Spring Show, 2008 International Junior Holstein Show, 2019 Wisconsin State Red & White Show, 2018 Wisconsin Championship Junior Show, 2017 Ohio State Fair Red & White Show, 2000 Mexico Holstein Show, 2011 National Jersey Jug Futurity consultant and in 2022 Southern National Holstein & Jersey Junior Shows, Nebraska State Fair, Ohio State Junior Fair and Wisconsin District 6 Holstein Show.

John was recognized as the 80th Klussendorf Award recipient in 2022 and in 2021 was named Distinguished Senior Breeder by the Illinois Holstein Association where he serves on the Executive committee.

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