Level 4 Judges

Level 4 Judges are capable of judging all levels of 4-H Shows, County Shows, Regional Shows, and National & International Shows.

Photo of Julien Chabot
Eastern District
Cell Phone: (613) 240-4452 Home Phone: (613) 443-3643

Biographical Info

Julien Chabot and his wife Marianne along with their daughter, Alex live in Embrum, Ontario. They raise and develop many high class show heifers under the MaryInn Holstein prefix. Julien is a Sire Analyst with Semex Alliance and he is proud to say that he has purchased Goldwyn and Windbrook. Julien thoroughly enjoys judging and has had the opportunity to judge around the world. He has judged 4-H shows throughout Canada, including the Western Ontario EastGen Challenge and Nova Scotia Provincial 4-H Show. He has had the opportunity to judge many county shows and championship shows throughout Ontario and his bilingualism has given him the opportunity to judge in Quebec. Furthermore, Julien has judged 2 shows in Japan and the Maryland State Fair in the United States.

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Photo of Mike Farlinger
Eastern District
Cell Phone: (613) 543-4461

Biographical Info

Mike and his wife Thea own and operate Signature Holsteins in Morrisburg, Ontario. Signature Holsteins is a Master Breeder Herd where they milk 55 cows in a tie-stall facility and crop 400 acres. Mike has a passion for cows and heifers that excel in type and you will often find his family exhibiting at local, regional and national shows around North America. Signature Holsteins has bred or owned over 30 nominated All Ontario, All Canadian and All American awards. A highlight of Signatures showing career has been breeding 2 Junior Champions at the Canadian TD 4-H Dairy Classic Show since 2001. Mike is also a reputable breeder of registered working line German Sheppard dogs that they export over the country. In his spare time, Mike thoroughly enjoys helping the next generation of young people that are interested in showing and caring for cattle which is why he has dedicated 15 years to being a 4-H leader. Mike has judged many shows across Canada including the Ontario Summer Show, Perth-Waterloo County, Ontario County, Frontenac County, Quinte Championship Show, Prince Edward County, Grenville County, Stormont County, Brome county show in Quebec and a county show on Vancouver Island.

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Photo of Herb Henderson
Eastern District
Cell Phone: (613) 795-5115 Home Phone: (613) 257-3359

Biographical Info

Herb Henderson hails from Ashton, Ontario where he currently lives with his wife Darlene and three children, Courtney, Chad and Brett. He is the third generation to operate Hendercroft Holsteins, a Master Breeder herd that milks 55 cows and has received many All-Ontario and All-Canadian nominations. In his free time, Herb is active throughout his community as a 4-H leader and a broomball coach.

Throughout his judging career, Herb has judged a large amount of 4-H shows in Ontario and Quebec. Additionally, he has judged multiple Breeders’ Cups, County Shows and the Malone State Fair in New York.

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East-Central District
Cell Phone: (705) 340-3604 Home Phone: (705) 357-2226

Biographical Info

Gary Jebson and his wife Kerri live in Sunderland, Ontario where they own and operate Elmcroft Farms Ltd. Elmcroft, a three-time Master Breeder Herd.  Gary is involved within his community, including being the 2015-2016 President of the Sunderland Co-op board.  He was also awarded the East Central Distinguished Award for demonstrating leadership and for taking an active role in their communities.  Throughout Gary’s judging career, he has judged several 4-H shows, County shows and regional shows across Canada.  Additionally, he has had the opportunity to judge internationally in Peru and Portugal.

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Photo of Doug Karn
Western District
Cell Phone: (519) 536-1463 Home Phone: (519) 539-6482

Biographical Info

Doug Karn along with his wife Helen and two children, Derek and Dani reside in Woodstock, Ontario where they own and operate Karnvilla Holsteins and Jerseys. This Master Breeder herd currently milks 90 deep pedigreed Holsteins and Jerseys. Karnvilla has been honoured with many achievements over the years, including 17 All-Canadian nominations, 6 All-American nominations and 41 All-Ontario nominations. Additionally, the Karnvilla Breeders’ Herd has been nominated All-Canadian 6 times. A highlight for Doug is being involved with Karnvilla Skychief Roxe, a cow that has a family with 7 consecutive Excellent generations. Roxe was also nominated for Canadian Cow of the Year in 2007 and Global Cow of the Year in 2008.

Doug is extremely involved within his community as a hockey coach, girls fastball coach and a past 4-H leader. Additionally included in Doug’s list of achievements is holding the title of a member on the Ontario Judging Committee, the Past President of the Oxford Holstein Club and the Past President of Holstein Ontario. Doug has officiated at many judging assignments, which include 4-H Shows, Championship Shows and Breeders’ Cups across Ontario. Doug has also had the privilege to judge the Brandon Agricultural Exhibition and has officiated at International Shows in Peru and Ecuador. Additionally, Doug has judged in the Dominican Republic.

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Eastern District
Cell Phone: (613) 880-4671 Home Phone: (613) 774-2663

Biographical Info

Neil Kittle and his wife, Susan, live in Winchester, Ontario, where they milked cattle until dispersing their herd in the 1990’s. Neil remained active in the dairy industry, exporting large numbers of cattle throughout North America until the BSE crisis in 2003. Currently, Neil raises a small number of elite Holsteins and Ayrshires. He also purchases fresh Holsteins for breeders in Quebec, in addition to working as a Seed Crop Salesman in Eastern Ontario. He is no stranger to the show ring as he has bred and received numerous Ayrshire All-Canadian and All-American awards. In 1998, Neil was honoured to be the recipient of the Ayrshire Award of Merit. Throughout Neil’s judging career, he has judged many 4-H shows and championship shows throughout North America, including in Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, and the United States. Neil is the youngest judge to judge the Ayrshire Show at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. Some highlights of Neil’s judging career have been judging Holsteins and Ayrshires internationally in Finland and Columbia. He has been privileged to judge seven different dairy breeds. Neil continues to love judging and showing cattle, travelling and sports.

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Photo of Cameron MacGregor
Eastern District
Cell Phone: (613) 989-1484

Biographical Info

Cameron MacGregor is from Winchester, Ontario where he lives with his wife, Nancy and 2 children, Tristan and Kayla. On his family farm, Cameron raises heifers under the Upper Canada prefix. Additionally, he is the Farm Manager for all the Semex bulls at the Kemptville location. Cameron is no stranger to the show ring as he has judged many 4-H shows, county shows and regional shows throughout Ontario. Additionally, he has judged Holsteins, Jerseys and Ayrshires internationally in 6 different countries, including the United States, Sweden, Columbia, Australia and Brazil. When Cameron is not on the farm, he is involved with his local 4-H association, hockey and is a football coach.

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Photo of John Martin
Western District
Cell Phone: (226) 228-8820 Home Phone: (519) 421-0848

Biographical Info

John along with his wife, Elizabeth and children, David, Ryan, Kelly and Amy operate Marthaven Holsteins in Woodstock, Ontario. They currently milk 30 cows in a tie stall facility with a focus in marketing genetics. Throughout his judging career, John has judged multiple 4-H shows, county shows and Breeders Cups. Additionally, John has had the opportunity to judge internationally in Portugal and in Oklahoma at the Southern National Holstein Show. A highlight of John’s judging career was being the associate judge of the Holstein Show at World Dairy Expo in 2006. John is involved within his community, including being a founding member of the Woodstock men’s hockey league and on the Spring Show Committee. John has passion for helping dairy youth of the next generation and never turns down an opportunity to pass along his knowledge.

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Photo of Norm McNaughton
Western District
Cell Phone: (519) 281-3101 Home Phone: (519) 666-1838

Biographical Info

Norm McNaughton along with his wife, Sandy and their children Steve, Mike and Brad operate Comrie Holsteins in London, Ontario. The Comrie herd has 50 milk cows and is situated on a 280 acre farm in Middlesex County. Norm is extremely involved within the Holstein industry, sitting on many boards that represent breeders across Ontario and Canada. He holds the title of Past President of Semex. Furthermore, he has sat as a member on the Canadian Dairy Network board. Norm has judged an abundance of 4-H shows, county shows and Breeders Cups across Ontario, including the Ontario Spring Show. Additionally, Norm has had the opportunity to officiate internationally in Australia, Japan, Russia, Uruguay, Peru and Brazil.

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Western District
Cell Phone: (519) 524-0516 Home Phone: (519) 524-4696

Biographical Info

Glen McNeil along with his wife Vanda, their son Curtis McNeil and his wife, Cathy own and operate Heather Holme Holsteins. Healther Holme Holsteins is a three-time Master Breeder herd located in Goderich, Ontario. When Glen is not busy on the farm, he is a Quality Seeds Sales Representative. Furthermore, Glen is extremely involved within his community as a Municipal Councilor and sits on the Board of Directors for the Alexandra and Marine General Hospital. In the past, he has been the Chair of the United Breeder Sire Committee and the Huron County Holstein Club along with being the Past President of Ontario Holsteins and Holstein Canada. Glen was awarded for his dedication to his community by receiving the Distinguished Achievement Award for the Western Ontario District in 1981. Glen has a deep passion for helping the youth in the dairy industry and you can often find him sharing his knowledge at many 4-H events. Glen also enjoys sports including baseball, hockey and standard bred harness racing. Furthermore, he has a passion for crops and was awarded the World Hay Champion title at the Royal Winter Fair in 1984. Glen has enjoyed an extensive judging career officiating local, provincial, national and international shows. He has judged many 4-H, county and regional shows throughout Ontario and Canada. Additionally, he has been the Official for the National Brown Swiss Show at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in 1984 and 2010 and the National Guernsey Show in 2013. Glen has also represented Holstein Canada as an International Judge in the United States, England, Northern Ireland, Spain, Switzerland, Uruguay, Brazil, Panama, Japan, Holland, Australia and New Zealand.

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Eastern District
Home Phone: (613) 678-3890

Biographical Info

Bruce Mode owns and operates Bonnie Brae Holsteins with his youngest daughter, Kelsey. Bruce has four daughters and eight grandchildren. Bruce has bred and raised Ayrshires all his life and bought his first Holstein calf in 2002. The herd now consists of all Holsteins, including a classification of 18 EX, 44 VG and 3 GP. Throughout the years, Bruce has exhibited 13 Ayrshire Grand Champion females at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair and is best known for Des Prairies Tou Tou, a six time Royal Grand Champion and the first colour breed animal named Supreme Champion at the Royal Winter Fair. Bruce has judged in Canada, USA, English, Scotland, Ireland and Australia. He has been the Official Judge for Ayrshires and Shorthorns at the Royal Winter Fair and in 2012 he was the Associate Judge of the Holstein Show at the Royal Winter Fair. In 2017, Bruce has the honour to be the Official Judge for the Red and White show at the Royal Winter Fair.

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West-Central District
Cell Phone: (519) 770-5616 Home Phone: (519) 632-9604

Biographical Info

Bruce Sayles along with his wife, Carolyn and four children, Jocelyn, Erica, Brent and Denise live in Paris, Ontario. Bruce’s family along with his father, Brian and his brother, Jeff’s family operate Bridon Farms. Bridon Farms is a Master Breeder herd that milks both Jerseys and Holsteins in a robot facility. Furthermore, Bridon Farms is known for receiving many Jersey All Ontario and All Canadian awards and nominations. Throughout Bruce’s judging career, he has had the opportunity to officiate many 4-H shows and county shows throughout Ontario and is excited to see where the future of judging may take him.

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Photo of John Werry
East-Central District
Cell Phone: (289) 830-2879 Home Phone: (905) 620-0617

Biographical Info

John Werry along with his wife Heather and two children, Paige and Tate currently reside in Oshawa, Ontario on Loa-De-Mede Farms. Loa-De-Mede is a compost bedded pack barn that milks 85 registered Holstein cows in a robot facility. After John graduated from the University of Guelph with a degree in Animal Science, he worked off farm of a decade in both the genetic and nutrition industry. Throughout his judging career, John has had the opportunity to judge multiple 4-H shows including the Western Canadian Classic 4-H show. Additionally, he has officiated many county shows throughout Ontario, nationally at the National Milking Shorthorn Show and Vancouver Island Show, and internationally in Colombia and Argentina. A proud moment for John was when he was named the Champion showperson at the TD Canadian Dairy Classic 4-H Show at the Royal Winter Fair in 2014 and when he was asked to be the official judge for this exact same prestigious show in 2016.

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Photo of Mike West
West-Central District
Cell Phone: (519) 830-7876 Home Phone: (519) 942-4854

Biographical Info

Mike West hails from Orangeville, Ontario, where he lives with his wife, Alison and his two sons, Colton and Tyler. Throughout his judging career, Mike has had the opportunity to judge locally, provincially and internationally. Not only has he judged many county shows throughout Ontario, he has also had the privilege to judge in British Columbia as well as Internationally in Japan, Brazil, Costa Rica, and Australia. In 2013, Mike had the honour to judge the TD Canadian 4-H Dairy Classic Showmanship Show at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. Currently, Mike works for Semex as a Genetic Development Representative where he is responsible for developing genetic solutions that can help dairy producers further advance the genetics within their herds. On his free time, Mike takes time to enjoy many outdoor activities and sports.

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