Wednesday 24 January 2018

Canadian expert to judge Millstreet Dairy Show

Carscadden brings wealth of experience to national showcase

The National Dairy Show is delighted to announce that Brian Carscadden will judge the 35th annual show in Millstreet on Saturday 21st October.

Brian 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, he was hired as a sire analyst for United Breeders of Guelph, Ontario, where his duties included daughter photo procurement, mating programme analysis and young sire acquisitions.

In 1998, the Semex Alliance was formed and Brian was hired onto 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 has a wealth of knowledge and his judging assignments have taken him to over 25 different countries around the world. He has judged national shows in Canada, the United States, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Brazil, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Uruguay, Argentina and Australia and in Europe has also judged major shows in France, Germany and Holland.

Brian has judged numerous state, provincial and county shows in the US and 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 also judged the Red and White Holstein shows at both the Royal in 2009 and World Dairy Expo in 2010 and he also officiated at the Brown Swiss and Holsteins in 2009 and the Jerseys and Red and White Holsteins in 2010 at the Swiss Expo.

In 2011 Brian was the official judge of the National Holstein Show at the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto, Canada and most recently 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 programmes, 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.

The National Dairy Show is the largest and longest running indoor dairy show in Ireland.Now in its 35th year, the National Dairy Show is run by members of the Cork Holstein Friesian Association in conjunction with the Irish Holstein Friesian Association (IHFA).

The Irish Holstein Friesian Association (IHFA) is a member owned organisation directed by an IHFA board which is directly elected from its 3,700 members in 15 club areas.


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