Jersey Canada is pleased to announce the judges for the 2021 National Show.
Head Judge: Richard Landry
Richard Landry lives in Ste-Brigitte-des-Saults, QC with his wife Nathalie Rousseau and three children, Felix, Julien, and Corine. Mr. Landry works for CIAQ/Semex in sales and has spent several years traveling the world as a professional cattle fitter. Mr. Landry has prepared elite show cattle in the United States, Canada, Brazil, Switzerland, Italy and France. Most notably, Mr. Landry prepared Thrulane James Rose as she earned her Supreme Champion titles at both the Royal Winter Agricultural Fair and World Dairy Expo.
Mr. Landry has an extensive judging resume, officiating numerous North American, provincial, state and national shows, including the Jersey and Ayrshire shows at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, the International Brown Swiss Show, the Holstein Canada National Convention Show, the Quebec International Holstein Show, the Supreme Quebec Brown Swiss and Ayrshire Shows, and the Quebec Spring Jersey and Brown Swiss Shows. Mr. Landry has also judged national and provincial shows in Brazil, Switzerland, Belgium and France. Later this month he will be appearing as the Associate Judge for the International Red and White Holstein show at the World Dairy Expo in Madison WI.
Associate Judge: Eric Hetu
Eric Hétu is from Warwick QC. Mr. Hétu has been a Holstein judge for 16 years. During his career, he has had the opportunity to judge several exhibitions in Quebec, including the Québec Spring Show Holstein Red and Whites and Jerseys, and the Québec Fall Red and White Show , the Québec final Supreme Laitier Holstein Red and Wwhite in 2017, as well as the Jersey Show in 2019. He has also judged the outside the province at the Festival Acadien de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard, the Spring Show in Manitoba and the National Show in Peru.
Mr. Hétu has 3 children with his wife Joëlle Paradis: Alexis (18), Charlie (15) and Zachary (14). In everyday life, Mr. Hétu has been working for 25 years in bovine genetics and for 6 years as regional director for CIAQ. He also operated the Kamlake Holstein Farm with his wife. The Kamlake herd consisted of 70 heads including 40 lactating cows. The herd classification was 12 EX and 25 VG. since January 2020 he has ceased milk production but has remained in the Kamlake herd breeding.