American Angus Association Judge Selection Process for Roll of Victory (ROV) and Regional & National junior Angus Shows
The American Angus Association’s Events and Education department maintains a Suggested Judges List of individuals who have expressed
an interest and ability to evaluate livestock. To be placed on this list, this
must be completed and sent to the Events and Education Director. The
Suggested Judges list
is comprised of nearly 200 names, and this list is provided to any show looking for names of potential judges.
Each year, in late summer, the Events and Education Committee members submit a list of names to the Events and Education Director, of people to be
considered for Roll of Victory (ROV) and the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS). The Events and Education Director compiles the list of
nominees for these shows and at the September Board Meeting, the Committee finalizes the list that is distributed only to the above-mentioned
shows. This list now becomes the
Approved Judges List
for the point shows and major junior shows. The ROV shows are to submit their top three nominees (in no particular order) to the Events and
Education director by February 1. The NJAS Committee must submit their top six names (in no particular order or designation of owned vs.
bred-and-owned) to the Events and Education director by February 1. At the February meeting, the committee ranks and approves the judges submitted
from the Approved Judges List.
For the last several years, there have been three Approved Judges Lists; one for Regular Point ROV and one for Super Point ROV
shows and one for the NJAS. The committee has placed on the NJAS and Super Point lists, names of more experienced judges who
have had exposure at larger shows, while the Regular Point list, includes the names of individuals familiar with and qualified
to judge those Angus shows.