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Dubois, Phoenix named as judges for 2014 National Holstein Show

Published on 27 December 2013

Holstein Canada (HC) has named two judges to officiate the 2014 National Black and White Holstein Show and the 2014 Red and White National Holstein Show during the Royal Agriculture Winter Fair.

Donald Dubois, Princeville, Quebec, will judge the black and whites, while Carl Phoenix, Sunderland, Ontario, will judge the red and whites.

Dubois has been territory manager with Alta Genetics since 2003, and previously worked with top breeders around the world as a respected cow fitter. He’s been an HC official judge since 1997, having officiated in a number of major shows in Canada and across the globe, including in the U.S., Belgium, Brazil, Ireland, Portugal and United Kingdom.

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He has had success owning animals solely or in partnership, both in Canada and the U.S., with many of the animals being nominated All-Canadian and All-American, and several of them becoming class winners. Dubois and his partner, France Lemieux, have three children.

Phoenix hails from Sunderland, Ontario, where he and his wife, Kera, and their three children milk 35 registered Holsteins under the Phoenixholm prefix. He also farms in partnership with Phoenix Bros under the Dappledale prefix – family partnership that involves his father, brothers, cousins and uncles. He has judged several shows across Canada, as well as a number of county and 4-H shows across Ontario.

Phoenix is most proud to have judged the National Dairy Show in Ireland in 212 and serve as associate judge for the Jersey Show at the Royal Agriculture Winter Fair in 2013. A former 4-H member, he currently is the leader of the Durham-West 4-H Club and past resident of the Ontario County Holstein Club.  PD

—From Holstein Canada news release

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