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Meet the Open Show Judge for Ring 2

John Toledo
Visalia, California

John Toledo is a 4th generation farmer and rancher from Visalia, California which is located in the central San Joaquin Valley.  He is a managing partner in the family diversified farming and purebred cow/calf operation where they raise cotton, alfalfa, corn, wheat and registered Angus cattle. Tri-T Farms /Toledo Ranches operates over 5,000 irrigated acres of diversified farming and pasture ground.  They also manage farming enterprises for two dairy and cattle feeding operations as well.                

John’s experience in livestock goes back to the early 1980's when he began raising and showing Angus cattle.  He became active early in the California Junior Angus Association and eventually was elected to the National Junior Angus Association where he served as chairman during the second half of his term in 1989.  John also served on the California Beef Cattle Improvement Association including serving as president during the hosting of the Beef Improvement Federation annual symposium.

John is a graduate of Fresno State University where he earned a degree in Agriculture Business and minored in Animal Science. John along with his family raise registered Angus bulls and females and market them each fall in the Partners for Performance bull and female sales with Silveira Brothers in Firebaugh, California.                                                                                                                                                            

John has been judging shows and officiating livestock contests since 1990.  His experience ranges from purebred breeding cattle through market steers and females.  Some of his more recent shows would include the Western Idaho Fair, Idaho Junior Beef Expo,  Northwest Junior Angus Preview, Arizona National Livestock Show, Southwestern Exposition in Fort Worth, Texas and the Colorado State Fair Market Steer Show in Pueblo, Colorado.  John looks forward to returning to Milwaukee, Wisconsin and the opportunity to judge again at the World Beef Expo.