Level 5 Judges have judged at the highest level and are capable of handling any size of show.
Ken EmpeyWestern District
Ken Empey along with his wife Eva along and their daughters Shasta, Ayla and Seirra live Dorchester, Ontario. Ken is an entrepreneur and an Auction Associate in Western Ontario. Ken started his career working with some of the most prestigious herds in North America, including Pinehurst, Dreamstreet and Hanover Hill Holsteins. Success with these elite herds led Ken to receive the Klussendorf Memorial Trophy in 1988, which was presented to him at World Dairy Expo. Ken has always been involved with many organizations throughout the industry, including holding the title of Past President of Ontario Holsteins and the current Chairman of the Ontario Dairy Youth Trust Fund. Furthermore, Ken was the first Canadian to be a member of the World Dairy Expo Board of Directors. Ken has enjoyed an extensive judging career officiating 4-H shows at all levels, county shows and championship shows throughout North America. A highlight of Ken’s judging career was being the Official Judge for the Holstein Show at the World Dairy Expo in 1991 and the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in 1992 and 2001. Ken has also officiated at numerous international shows including Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Switzerland, Ireland, Japan, Spain, UK, Ecuador, Peru, and South Korea.