The National Dairy Show are delighted to announce that Brian Carscadden will judge the 2017
Show in Millstreet on Saturday 21st October and we look forward to welcoming him to Cork for
the 35th Show.
Brian of Guelph, Ontario, Canada was born and raised on a registered Holstein farm in eastern
Ontario, and graduated from the University of Guelph with a bachelor of science in agriculture
degree in May of 1994.
Upon graduation, Carscadden was hired as a sire analyst for United Breeders of Guelph, Ontario.
His duties included daughter photo procurement, mating program analysis and young sire
acquisitions. In 1998, the Semex Alliance was formed and Brian was hired onto the newly formed
Semex Alliance Sire Analyst Team where he continues today purchasing bulls across Ontario,
Ohio, Kentucky, Wisconsin, Michigan and Indiana as well as in the UK and Ireland. Prior to his A.I.
career, Brian enjoyed many successes as a professional dairy cattle fitter, preparing cattle for top
Holstein, Ayrshire and Jersey breeders around the world.
Brian certainly has a wealth of knowledge and his judging assignments have taken him to over 25
different countries around the world. He has judged National shows in Canada, United States,
United Kingdom, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Brazil, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Japan, Korea, Mexico,
New Zealand, Uruguay, Argentina and Australia and in Europe has also judged major shows in
France(Space), Germany(Thuringia) and Holland(HHH). Brian has judged numerous state,
provincial and county shows in the US and in 2006 he was the associate judge at the Royal Winter
Fair Holstein Show and was the official judge of the International Holstein Show at World Dairy
Expo in 2008. He has judged the Red and White Holstein shows at both the Royal in 2009 and
World Dairy Expo in 2010 and he also officiated at the Brown Swiss and Holsteins in 2009 and the
Jerseys and Red and White Holsteins in 2010 at the Swiss Expo. In 2011 Brian was the official
judge of the National Holstein Show at the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto, Canada and most
recently in 2015 Brian judged the Supreme International Holstein Show in St. Hyacinthe, Quebec.
A promoter of youth in agriculture, Brian remains active with various youth programs, speaking
engagements and by promoting youth involvement in the annual Semex Alliance Walk of Fame at
the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair and World Dairy Expo, which he helps to coordinate.
Brian and his wife Linda live in Guelph with their 3 children Craig, Lauren and Colin.