Level 1 Judges are capable of judging 4-H Club Shows and Breeder’s Cups, as well as providing official placings for Judging Classes included in twilight & barn meetings.
Robert VelthuisEastern District
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.