Robert Velthuis along with his wife Katherine and their three children Emily, Ethan and Liam own and operate Vriesdale Holsteins in Mountain, Ontario. Vriesdale Holsteins currently milks 145 cows in a new robot facility and crops approximately 600 acres alongside Robert’s parents. Robert’s judging career started in 1997 when he was a member of Team Ontario that competed at the World Dairy Expo’s Judging Competition in Madison, Wisconsin. In his spare time, Robert has a passion for teaching young 4-H members about farming, especially the dairy industry and judging. In the past couple of years, Robert has had the opportunity to officiate many of the local 4-H shows in Eastern Ontario.