Introducing the Judges

The STyle World Dairy Championship is excited to announce all seven of our official judges, you can read about their experiences below!

Marc-Henri Guillaume – Brown Swiss

We are pleased to introduce our Brown Swiss Judge for the Style World Dairy Championship, Marc-Henri Guillaume! Marc-Henri resides in Switzerland with his wife Cindy. Professionally, Guillaume is a Sire Analyst at Swissgenetics and is responsible for the purchase of bulls for the Holstein breeding program as well as the selection of genetics in North America and Italy. His judging career started in 2012, he has been the official judge of numerous dairy shows across Switzerland and Europe. Prior to starting his judging career, Guillaume traveled across Switzerland, Europe, and Canada preparing and showing dairy cattle at many levels of competition, this experience allowed him to learn what the ideal presentation of a dairy cow should be. Guillaume has also been successful in the show ring himself, his own cow, Baccala Violetta won the division of the Red & White Holsteins in both the Junior Expo Bulle as well as the Swiss Expo in 2010.

As for his judging experience, Guillaume he says that the Emerald Show in Ireland, the Dairy Grand Prix in Austria, the “Kuhfeuerwerk” in Germany, the Night Grand Prix in Dornbirn (Brown Swiss), and the Grand Prix in Sargans (Brown Swiss) are some of his highlights! On top of that, judging the Swiss Expo in 2017 and 2019 were two unforgettable moments for him. For these two years at Swiss Expo, Guillaume judged the Jersey and Red & White Holstein shows. The most recent shows Guillaume judged was the Bécancour show in Quebec in 2019 and the 47th “Schau der Besten” in Verden in 2020.
Help us welcome Marc-Henri Guillaume as our Brown Swiss Judge of the STyle World Dairy Championship!

Horacio Larrea – Jersey

We are pleased to introduce the judge of the Jersey Show of the STyle World Dairy Championship, Horacio Larrea! Horacio resides in Argentina where he used to breed elite Jerseys until his family’s farm had their dispersal in 1991. After his family’s dispersal, he started working as a private consultant in Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil specializing in genetics and the Jersey breed. Larrea is currently the Director of International Sales and Business Development in Latin America for Semex.

Larrea has judged numerous levels of dairy cattle exhibition throughout Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Mexico, Costa Rica, Chile, Ecuador, South Africa, Australia, and Canada. His thorough experience in both the Jersey breed as well as in the show ring makes him a great fit for his official judging duties for our virtual show, the STyle World Dairy Championship! Help us welcome Horacio Larrea to our ring!

Roger Turner - Holsteins

Since 2012 and re-locating to Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, Roger Turner has been the Global Sales and Genetic Manager for Jetstream Genetics Inc. Previously, he was employed by Alta Genetics Inc. as a Regional Sire Analyst and also an International Sales Manager for just over 18 years.

Roger was raised at Railhaven Holsteins, a registered Holstein farm in Ontario, Canada. Turner was a self-employed, professional dairy cattle fitter for 12 years before joining the AI industry. This work took him across North America and to many foreign countries where he prepared, showed, and owned numerous All-Canadians, All-Americans, and grand champions.

Turner’s judging career has included assignments to more than 21 countries, and over 20 US states, and numerous Canadian provinces. Roger has judged at The Royal Winter Fair in Canada; Swiss Expo in Lausanne, Switzerland; European Holstein Show in Verona, Italy; International Dairy Week in Australia; UK Dairy Expo, Carisle, England; as well as four occasions at World Dairy Expo, Madison, WI, including his most recent assignment in 2016 where he served as the official Judge for the International Junior Holstein Show.

Additionally, he has served as a member of both the All-American & All-Canadian selection committees for various breeds and has officiated at numerous US National Shows. Roger in the past has held positions on the Holstein Canada Type & Classification Advisory Board, Holstein USA & Holstein Canada Judges Conference, and Past President of the Canadian Livestock Genetics Association.

Roger was recently awarded a 20-year service award from NAAB for outstanding service and commitment to the improvement of the livestock industry.

A proud supporter of youth programs, Roger is also a volunteer at the USA Inter-collegiate Judging Competition at WDE, as well as a Canadian Classic volunteer at the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto. Alongside his schedule, Roger is also a First Responder & Fire Fighter with the Sun Prairie Fire & Rescue Department in Sun Prairie, WI.

Help us welcome Roger Turner to our online show ring as the official judge of the Holstein Show for the STyle World Dairy Championship!

Joël Lepage - Red & White Holsteins

Welcome our judge for the Red & White Holstein show of the STyle World Dairy Championship, Joël Lepage from Amqui, Quebec.

Joël and his wife Mireille Lavoie farm in the beautiful Matapedia region of Quebec with their three children, Rosalie, Philippe, and Alice. In 2012, they did a non-family farm transfer and started milking cows under the prefix JM Valley. The herd is composed of 60 milking Holsteins.

Joël has been an official Holstein Canada judge for several years and was the Associate Judge for the 2014 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair (RAWF). Lepage was also the judge for the Red & White Holstein Show at the 2019 RAWF and is up for to be the Holstein judge of the Holstein Show for the 2020 Swiss Expo. He has had the honor of judging several shows across Canada, the U.S., and is a very popular judge internationally.

Lepage started his career with show animals at an early age. He quickly became a renowned fitter and traveled all over the world, preparing animals for shows. During this time, due to his keen eye for quality animals, he bought and sold many animals with his partners. Several of these show animals excelled at all levels winning many All-Canadian and All-American titles.

His experience as a renowned fitter and as an international judge makes him an excellent fit for the online STyle World Dairy Championship, please welcome Joël Lepage to our virtual show ring!

Glyn Lucas – Guernseys

We are pleased to introduce our Guernsey judge for the STyle World Dairy Championship, Glyn Lucas of Scotland. Glyn and his wife Hazel along with their two children Isaac & Julia live in Scotland near the border town of Gretna.

Since 2004 Lucas has been managing the dairy sales business at Harrison & Hetherington Ltd. based in Northern England, conducting dairy sales across the UK and Europe. Glyn was raised at Lukevale Holsteins, a registered Holstein farm in Co Antrim, Northern Ireland. Prior to his career in livestock sales, Glyn was a self-employed, professional dairy cattle fitter, traveling the globe preparing dairy animals. He has prepared many National Champions, All Americans & All Canadian working for well-known herds such as Greenlea, Cherown, Browndale & Castleverde.

Glyn is the founder of the UK’s largest dairy show, UK Dairy Expo, now in its tenth year. His judging career has included assignments to numerous shows in the UK, Ireland, Belgium, and Switzerland. He was Associate judge at Swiss Expo in 2018 and judged the UK National Brown Swiss Show in 2017. Other shows include the Celtic Spring Show 2019, Royal Suffolk Show 2017, and the National British Friesian Calf Show in 2019. His experience preparing cattle as well as a vast portfolio of shows to judge has prepared him immensely for the role of the Guernsey judge of the STyle World Dairy Championship, welcome Glyn!

Alan Timbrell – Ayrshires

Our Ayrshire Judge for the STyle World Dairy Championship is Alan Timbrell. Alan resides with his wife Sue and Mother Mary in the Cotswolds of Gloucestershire, England, and has grown up around Ayrshire dairy cattle all his life. Timbrell is currently the Ayrshire Cattle Society of Great Britain and Irelands, Breed Manager a post he has held since September 2019. Before this, he was Northern Area sales manager for Alta Genetics where he worked for 18 years.

Alan’s interest in Ayrshires was formed by working with his late father Gordon in breeding Ayrshires under the Millford prefix and attending many shows over the years with much success. One of the recent wins for the Millford Prefix was Millford Maple Lark with co-owner Millie Tomlinson winning the class for 6-12 months of age in the World Ayrshire Photographic competition in 2018.

Alan has judged many shows throughout the United Kingdom including Agriscot All Breeds, Royal Highland, Balmoral, and the National Ayrshire show in 2010. At present Timbrell sits on the Ayrshire, Jersey, and Holstein judging panels and has been fortunate to judge overseas as well in Finland in 2012 and New Zealand in 2016. This year he has had to delay judging the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville KY due to Covid 19 restrictions but hopefully, he will be there in 2021!

With his wide experience within the Ayrshire breed, we are thrilled to have Alan Timbrell on our panel of judges for the STyle World Dairy Championship!

Carla Stetzer – Milking Shorthorns

We are pleased to welcome our Milking Shorthorn Judge, Carla Stetzer to the STyle World Dairy Championship! Carla Stetzer resides in west-central Wisconsin with her husband Dan and their three sons Jay, Drew, and Sean. Stetzer grew up with registered Milking Shorthorns and am still involved with the RoVin Acres herd.

She has been working in the AI business for nearly 20 years and is currently a Programs Specialist with CentralStar Cooperative. Carla has been a member of both the Milking Shorthorn and Holstein breed associations and has served on the type committee for the Milking Shorthorn breed. I have enjoyed opportunities to judge at every level and love working with youth in the dairy project.

Stetzer has served as the official Milking Shorthorn judge at the Iowa State Fair and the Minnesota State Fair, as well as judging multiple shows at the largest junior show in the US, the Wisconsin State Fair junior dairy show. In 2017 she traveled to Australia to officiate the Guernsey show at International Dairy Week and in 2018 she was the Associate Judge for the Milking Shorthorn Show at World Dairy Expo.

Please help us welcome Carla to the online show ring!