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 AJ Quist Memorial Young Breeder of the Year Award


This award is presented annually at the State Holstein Convention to a young CA breeder to recognize not only their accomplishments, but also their potential for a successful career in the Registered Holstein business.

Applications accepted throughout the year from members age 21-40.

AJ Quist Memorial Award APPLICATION

Holstein USA rep

Katharine Correia


2024 CA State Holstein Show and Red& White Show
Judge: Aaron Eaton ~ Marietta, NY

SATURDAY 3/30    Access to Fairgrounds for tack and set-up. NO ANIMALS
EASTER SUNDAY 3/31  No access to fairgrounds
MONDAY 4/1   
Access to Fairgrounds and animals allowed 

2:00-5:00 HOLSTEINS & JERSEYS check in reg papers to receive show numbers*all junior contest schedules posted at this time
6:30 Exhibitors’ Meeting in show ring 

WEDNESDAY 4/3   ‘Junior Day
7:45 registration for  Fitting Contest
Fitting Contest  *Judge: Kyle Natzke, Tulare, CA
10:15  registration for Judging Contest
10:30-12:30 Judging Contest (4 classes, 1 reasons)
CA Junior Holstein meeting, followed by Written Knowledge Exam
Hosted Pizza Social
2:00-4:00    Youth Challenge interviews, pending # of contestants
Showmanship- youngest to oldest  *Judge: Nicole Schirm        
Novice, Junior, Intermediate, Advanced

THURSDAY 4/4   ‘Heifer Day’
    Youth Challenge interviews, pending # of contestants
CA State Holstein Show and Red & White Show, Western Spring National Jersey Show          All heifer classes- alternating Jersey/ R&W/Holstein
6:00/Conclusion of heifer show
Peewee Showmanship
6:30 Exhibitors and Friends hosted dinner          
*Presentation of A.J. Quist Memorial Young Breeder of the Year, Youth Challenge Awards

FRIDAY 4/5  ‘Cow Day’  
CA State Holstein Show and Red & White Show, Western Spring National Jersey Show          All cow classes- alternating Jersey/ R&W/Holstein
*ALL exhibitors & animals are released at the conclusion of the Holstein Cow Show Friday

Please review the attached
SHOW PACKET including rules


Online Jersey entries

2024 California Holstein News annual magazine
Reserve your ad space for the 'yearbook' reaching
Holstein enthusiasts around the country in print,
and available year round digitally!
Flyer with rates & details

2024 Klussendorf Award recipient
Joey Airoso of Tulare

Western Spring National Show
Congratulations to all of the CA exhibitors
on their show ring success!

Reserve Senior & Reserve Grand Red & White
Airosa RBull Ruby 23931, Airosa Dairy
Intermediate & Honorable Mention Grand Red & White
Ruann War Apple 1010, Ruann Genetics

Intermediate & Honorable Mention Grand
MS GW Atwood Desire, Tony Garcia & Ross Lee

Reserve Intermediate 
Ruann Doorman Jean D ETN, Ruann Genetics

Junior Champion R&W and Open
Milksource Trip-Red, Exels Holsteins

Junior Champion Junior Show, Reserve JC R&W, HM Open
Silver-Elite Wr Ruby-Red, Logan & Lauren Silveira

Results and pictures online at

2023 State Holstein Show

Congratulations to all of the exhibitors on a fantastic show!

Results and pictures from Cowsmopolitan here

Thank you to our generous Sponsors!


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