PJ Budler was raised on a 5th generation cattle operation in South Africa. At age 15 he founded BonHaven Beef Cattle. Between 1996 and 2012 he grew BonHaven to 5 locations in 3 Southern African countries. The Hereford, Angus, Red Angus, Braford and Brahman herds achieved much success winning numerous National Shows and setting auction records on the continent.
In 2012, PJ relocated to Texas, USA, where he is the International Business Manager for Trans Ova Genetics. This position, together with running the annual “Champion of the World” Competition, judging shows, speaking at events and doing cattle consulting has taken him to 48 US states and 106 different countries thus far.
He has judged 91 different cattle breeds in 43 countries. In 2017 PJ became the first ever cattle judge to judge a National Show on all 6 continents.