Level 5 Judges have judged at the highest level and are capable of handling any size of show.
Dan DonerEast-Central District
Dan Doner owns and operates Donelea Holsteins in Whitby, Ontario. Dan has three children, Kyle, Natalie and Ava who are a support for his love of the Holstein breed. Donelea Holsteins was established in 1975 and continued to 1999. The farm located in Cannington was sold but a small herd of animals was kept to continue marketing animals and embryos. From these animals, Donelea Holsteins received their Master Breeder Shield in 2016. After the dispersal of the farm Dan marketed embryos and live cattle worldwide and ADI Cattle Corporation was established. Dan became a sale manager for the ADI Sales Series where many prominent animals were sold to North American and European Breeders. Dan has an interest in many sports including hockey, baseball and basketball. He also loves helping 4-H members develop their showing skills and is also passionate about mentoring the next generation of Ontario’s Judges. Dan was the Past President of Ontario County Holstein Club and is the Chairman of Ontario Holstein’s Judging Committee. Dan has judged many 4 H shows locally, nationally and internationally which have included the National shows in the UK and Switzerland. He has also judged Championship Shows in the Maritimes, Quebec, Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia. Dan has had the honour of being the Official Judge of the Holstein Show at the World Dairy Expo in 2006 and the National Holstein Show at the Royal Winter Fair in 2004. Furthermore, he was the Official Judge for the Royal Winter Fair Red and White Show in 2011. Dan has also represented Holstein Canada judging internationally in Australia, Argentina, Mexico, Spain, Columbia and the United States.