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 101 different countries thus far.

He has judged 76 different cattle breeds in 42 countries. In 2017 PJ became the first ever cattle judge to judge a National Show on all 6 continents.

PJ and Koula live in Aledo, Texas with their two sets of twins, William and Emma & Sophie and Juliet.


Judging Resume

Tarkastad, Eastern Cape, South Africa Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Moorreesburg, Western Cape, South Africa Seljord, Telemark, Norway


“First cattle judge to judge a National Show on all 6 Continents”

 

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1999

Winner, Scottish National Stock Judging Competition, Edinburgh, Scotland
2006
Western Cape Hereford Show, Moorreesburg, South Africa
2007
North West Hereford Show, Lichtenburg, South Africa
North West Angus Show, Lichtenburg, South Africa

Houston, Texas, USA Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire, England World Angus Secretariat, Durango, Mexico Expo Prado, Montevideo, Uruguay


2010

KwaZulu-Natal Hereford Show, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
2011
Western Cape Angus & Red Angus Show, Moorreesburg, South Africa
2012
Southern Cape Hereford Championships, Swellendam, South Africa
2013
National Hereford & Polled Hereford Show, Asuncion, Paraguay
National Braford Show, Bogota, Colombia
National Hereford Show, Bogota, Colombia
National Hereford Show, Zwolle, Netherlands
National Hereford Show, Elmia, Jonkoping, Sweden
“Sire” – Interbreed Performance Tested Bull Show, Elmia, Jonkoping, Sweden
“Legends of the Fall” Interbreed Show, Alberta, Canada

Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada Mane Mane, Arusha, Tanzania Brenham, Texas, USA Monroe, Louisiana, USA


2014

Hereford Show, Durazno, Uruguay
Hereford Show, Houston Livestock Show, Texas, USA
Maine-Anjou Show, Houston Livestock Show, Texas, USA
Hereford Show, Expogan Santa Rita, Chihuahua, Mexico
Salers Show, Expogan Santa Rita, Chihuahua, Mexico
Braford Show, Expogan Santa Rita, Chihuahua, Mexico
Hereford Show, Royal Agricultural Show, South Africa
Angus Show, Royal Agricultural Show, South Africa
National Hereford & Polled Hereford Show, Asuncion, Paraguay
National Hereford Show, Seljord, Norway
National Angus Show, Seljord, Norway
2015
“Champion of Champions” Interbreed Supreme Beef Expo, Feilding, New Zealand
Angus & Red Angus Show, Expogan Santa Rita, Chihuahua, Mexico
Brangus Show, Expogan Santa Rita, Chihuahua, Mexico
Hereford Show, Expogan Santa Rita, Chihuahua, Mexico
Charolais & Charbray Show, Expogan Santa Rita, Chihuahua, Mexico
Heritage Classic VIII Brahman Show, Hungerford, Texas, USA
National Hereford Show, Tampere, Finland
UK National Hereford Show, Tenbury Wells, England
World Angus Secretariat Show, Durango, Mexico
Alberta Supreme (Interbreed Championship), Farmfair International, Alberta, Canada

Elmia, Jönköping, Sweden Louisville, Kentucky, USA Suranaree, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand Londrina, Paraná, Brazil


2016

American Aberdeen Show, Houston Livestock Show, Texas, USA
National Angus Show, Roskilde, Denmark
Junior National Hereford Show, Roskilde, Denmark
Beef Interbreed Championship, Roskilde, Denmark
National Brahman Show, Havana, Cuba
National Charolais Show, Havana, Cuba
National Santa Gertrudis Show, Havana, Cuba
World Brangus Congress, Thaba Nchu, South Africa
Hereford Show, Expogan Santa Rita, Chihuahua, Mexico
Angus & Red Angus Show, Expogan Santa Rita, Chihuahua, Mexico
Charolais & Charbray Show, Expogan Santa Rita, Chihuahua, Mexico
National Hereford & Polled Hereford Show, Asuncion, Paraguay
National Angus Show, Asuncion, Paraguay
Prado Hereford Show, Montevideo, Uruguay
State Fair of Texas Zebu Show, Dallas, Texas, USA
Sommet de l’Elevage Hereford Show, Clermont-Ferrand, France
KazFarm Expo National Cattle Show, Astana, Kazakhstan
National Shorthorn Show, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Londrina, Paraná, Brazil Expo Ganadera, Chihuahua, Mexico Izhevsk, Udmurtia, Russia Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico


2017

International Brangus & Red Brangus Show, Houston, Texas, USA
International Braford Show, Houston, Texas, USA
International Wagyu Show, Houston, Texas, USA
South Texas State Fair Brahman Show, Beaumont, Texas, USA
National Hereford Show, Brno, Czech Republic
National Angus Show, Brno, Czech Republic
National Limousin Show, Brno, Czech Republic
“I’m in it 2 win it” Steer and Heifer Show, Needville, Texas, USA
National Hereford Show, Herning, Denmark
Interbreed Supreme Championship, Herning, Denmark
National Charolais Show, Dorada, Caldas, Colombia
International Charolais Show, Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco, Mexico
South Devon Show, Iowa State Fair, Des Moines, Iowa, USA
Dexter Show, Iowa State Fair, Des Moines, Iowa, USA
National Junior All Breeds Show, Bashaw, Alberta, Canada
Guadalajara Charolais Show, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Cowtown Showdown Texas Longhorn Show, Fort Worth, Texas, USA
National Beefmaster Show, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico
Canadian Western Agribition Beef Supreme Challenge, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Izhevsk, Udmurtia, Russia National Boran Show, Nairobi, Kenya Houston, Texas, USA Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


2018

National American Aberdeen Show, National Western Stock Show, Denver, Colorado, USA
Angus Show, Houston Livestock Show, Houston, Texas, USA
Red Angus Show, Houston Livestock Show, Houston, Texas, USA
Texas Longhorn Show, Houston Livestock Show, Houston, Texas
Wagyu Show, Houston Livestock Show, Houston, Texas
Hereford Feature Show, Sydney Royal Show, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Urquhart Trophy, Interbreed Supreme, Sydney Royal Show, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Louisiana State Braford Show, Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA
AGAS Gyr Show, San Pedro Sula, Honduras
AGAS Brahman Show, San Pedro Sula, Honduras
National Brahman Show, Denbigh, Jamaica
National Beef Cattle Interbreed Supreme, Denbigh, Jamaica
National Boran and Interbreed Beef Show, Nairobi, Kenya
National Market Steer Show, Nairobi, Kenya
Ark-La-Miss Fair Brahman Show, Monroe, Louisiana, USA
Washington County Fair Steer Show, Brenham, Texas, USA
Expogan Brangus Show, Chihuahua, Mexico
Expogan Charolais & Charbray Show, Chihuahua, Mexico
Expogan Hereford Show, Chihuahua, Mexico
Expogan Salers Show, Chihuahua, Mexico
Expogan Angus & Red Angus Show, Chihuahua, Mexico
Chihuahua Beef Supreme Show, Chihuahua, Mexico
National Angus Show, Elmia, Jonkoping, Sweden
National Hereford Show, Elmia, Jonkoping, Sweden
National, Limousin Show, Elmia, Jonkoping, Sweden
All Breeds Supreme, Elmia, Jonkoping, Sweden
Heart O’ Texas Fair American Breeds Heifer Show, Waco, Texas, USA
Santa Gertrudis Show, Greater Jacksonville Fair, Florida, USA
Brangus, Red Brangus & Ultra Black Show, Greater Jacksonville Fair, Florida, USA
National Fullblood Simmental Show, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
International Simmental Show, Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico
International Simbrah Show, Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico
Riley Round Up 4 MS, Denison, Texas, USA

Pin Yuan Livestock Breeding, Hebei, China Herning, Mid Jutland, Denmark Thaba Nchu, Free State, South Africa La Dorada, Caldas, Colombia


2019

SUT Brahman Show, Suranaree, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
Hereford Show, Houston Livestock Show, Houston, Texas, USA
American Aberdeen Show, Houston Livestock Show, Houston, Texas, USA
National Simmental Show, Tepatitlan, Jalisco, Mexico
National Angus Show, Londrina, Brazil
Victory Day Cattle Show, Votkinsk, Russia
National Simbrah Show, Guadalupe, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
National Simmental Show, Brno, Czech Republic
National Charolais Show, Brno, Czech Republic
National Hereford Show, Brno, Czech Republic
National Aubrac Show, Brno, Czech Republic
Salers Show, Iowa State Fair, Des Moines, Iowa, USA
Miniature Hereford Show, Iowa State Fair, Des Moines, Iowa, USA
National Beefmaster Show, AgroExpo, Bogota, Colombia
National Wagyu Show, AgroExpo, Bogota, Colombia
National Limousin Show, AgroExpo, Colombia
National Simbrah Show, AgroExpo, Colombia
National Brahman Show, Denbigh, Jamaica
National Jamaica Black Show, Denbigh, Jamaica
Interbreed Beef Show, Denbigh, Jamaica
International Simbrah Show, Huimanguillo, Tabasco, Mexico
Western Cape Hereford Show, Moorreesburg, South Africa
Western Cape Sussex Show, Moorreesburg, South Africa
Western Cape Santa Gertrudis Show, Moorreesburg, South Africa
Western Cape Limousin Show, Moorreesburg, South Africa
Western Cape Charolais Show, Moorreesburg, South Africa
Western Cape Afrikaner Show, Moorreesburg, South Africa
Swartland Market Steer Show, Moorreesburg, South Africa
Swartland Show Gold Cup Interbreed, Moorreesburg, South Africa
French National Hereford Show, Sommet de l’Elevage, Clermont-Ferrand, France
FarmFair International Junior Show, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Brahman Show, Greater Jacksonville Fair, Florida, USA
Limousin Show, Greater Jacksonville Fair, Florida, USA
Angus Show, Greater Jacksonville Fair, Florida, USA

Tampere, Pirkanmaa, Finland Des Moines, Iowa, USA Angus Group, Sibiu, Romania Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


2020
Hereford Show, Green Week, Berlin, Germany
Beefmaster Futurity Show, Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, Texas, USA
Red Brangus Show International Congress, San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico
Social Distance Showoff, Texas Longhorn Show, Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Covid-19-2020 Show, Champion of Champions, Kingaroy, Queensland, Australia
Ranch House Designs, Cattle Kings of the World, Wharton, Texas, USA
Republic of Udmurtia Beef Cattle Online Show, Izhevsk, Udmurtia, Russia
Heritage Classic Brahman Show, Hungerford, Texas, USA
Louisiana Junior Summer Braford Show, Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA
The Source Summer Showdown Texas Longhorn Show, Fort Worth, Texas, USA
National Braford Show (Online), Monterey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Collier Farms Beefmaster Bull Grading, Beeville, Texas, USA
National Hereford Show (Online), Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico
NIHB National Hereford Calf Show (Online), Belfast, Northern Ireland
STBBA Beefmaster Futurity, Robstown, Texas, USA
Live Oak Beefmaster Association Bull Grading, Bayside, Texas, USA
Angus Show, Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico
Florida Brangus Association Show, Fanning Springs, Florida, USA
National Brangus Show (Online), Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico

Berlin, Germany Fanning Springs, Florida, USA Kaplan, Louisiana, USA Houston, Texas, USA


2021

Coliseum Clash Texas Longhorn Show, Fort Worth, Texas, USA
San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo Subasta (Beefmaster), San Antonio, Texas, USA
STBBA Houston Futurity Sale (Beefmaster), Brenham, Texas, USA
Tarrant County Junior Steer & Heifer Show, Fort Worth, Texas, USA
National Brahman Show, Convención Ganadera San Carlos, San Carlos, Costa Rica
Live Oak Beefmaster Association Bull Grading, Bayside, Texas, USA
National Simmental Show, Online, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia
National Red Angus Show, Online, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia
National Fullblood Limousin Show, Pryor, Oklahoma, USA
Red River Alliance Zebu Show (Brahman, Guzerat, Indu Brazil, Sardo Negro), Paris, Texas, USA
Miniature Hereford Junior Nationals, Chillicothe, Missouri, USA
Galloway Open, Galloway and Belted Galloway Show, Alsfeld, Germany
National Brangus Show, Harrismith, Free State, South Africa
National Beefmaster Show, AgroExpo, Bogota, Colombia
National Hereford Show, AgroExpo, Bogota, Colombia
National Simbrah Show, AgroExpo, Bogota, Colombia
Texas Longhorn Show, Wyoming State Fair, Douglas, Wyoming, USA
European Wagyu Gala Show, Münster, Germany
Crialtos Interbreed Show, Tepatitlan, Jalisco, Mexico
Charolais Show, Tepatitlan, Jalisco, Mexico
National Hereford Show, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Interbreed Beef Show, Windhoek Show, Windhoek, Namibia
Beef on Forage, Beefmaster Bull Grading, Evant, Texas, USA
STBBA Beefmaster Futurity, Robstown, Texas, USA
National Kazakh Aqbas Show, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
National Angus Show, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
National Hereford Show, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
Interbreed Bull Show, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
Italian Angus Information Day Show, Aiello del Friuli, Italy
Hereford Show, State Fair of Louisiana, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
Maine-Anjou Show, State Fair of Louisiana, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
Angus Show, State Fair of Louisiana, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
Brahman Show, AsoGan SD, Santo Domingo, Ecuador
Brangus Show, AsoGan SD, Santo Domingo, Ecuador
Nelore Show, AsoGan SD, Santo Domingo, Ecuador
Guzerat Show, AsoGan SD, Santo Domingo, Ecuador
National Angus Show, Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico
Live Oak Beefmaster Association Bull Grading, Beeville, Texas, USA
Santa Gertrudis Show, Greater Jacksonville Fair, Florida, USA
Brangus, Red Brangus & Ultra Black Show, Greater Jacksonville Fair, Florida, USA
National Speckle Park Show, Canadian Western Agribition, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
National Hereford Show, Online, Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico
Brahman Show, National Cebu Show, Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico

San Carlos, Costa Rica San Antonio, Texas, USA San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico Fort Worth, Texas, USA

2022

Florida Youth Livestock Expo, Brahman Show, Okeechobee, Florida, USA
Brahman and Nelore Show, Business Chamber Expo, Spanish Lookout, Belize
Holstein and Jersey Show, Business Chamber Expo, Spanish Lookout, Belize
Junior Heifer Show, San Angelo Livestock Show, San Angelo, Texas, USA
Hereford Show, Houston Livestock Show, Houston, Texas, USA
Angus Show, Houston Livestock Show, Houston, Texas, USA
Tarrant County Junior Steer & Heifer Show, Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Congreso Ganadero Limousin Show, Tonalá, Jalisco, Mexico
National Steer Show, Expo San Carlos, San Carlos, Costa Rica
Braunvieh Bonanza, Wichita Falls, Texas, USA
Al Mayya Group Livestock Evaluation, Fujairah, UAE
National Bull Show, Keava, Estonia
National Fullblood Limousin Show, Pryor, Oklahoma, USA
World Texas Longhorn Show, Belton, Texas, USA
National Bos Indicus Show (Brahman, Gyr, Indu Brazil, Sardo Negro), Corsicana, Texas, USA
Hereford Show, Royal Ulster Show, Lisburn, Northern Ireland
Interbreed, Royal Agricultural Show, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Beefmaster, Charolais & Brahman Crosses, Huaithalaeng Cattle Show, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
Junior Breeding Heifers, Wisconsin State Fair, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Performance Steers, Wisconsin State Fair, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
National Aberdeen-Angus Show, Tullamore, Ireland
International Simmental & Simbrah Show, Huimanguillo, Tabasco, Mexico
Beefmaster Show, West Texas State Fair, Abilene, Texas, USA
Brangus Show, West Texas State Fair, Abilene, Texas, USA
Limousin Show, West Texas State Fair, Abilene, Texas, USA
Other Registered Breeds, West Texas State Fair, Abilene, Texas, USA
Brahman Show, East Texas State Fair, Tyler, Texas, USA
National Brahman Show, Windhoek, Namibia
Llano Longhorn Roundup Futurity, Llano, Texas, USA
Charolais National Show, Feria Ganadera Macas, Macas, Ecuador
La Rural Braford Show, Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
European Hereford Conference Championship, Clermont-Ferrand, France
Heritage Livestock Canada Virtual Show, Nesbitt, Manitoba, Canada
Angus Show, Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Show, Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Limousin Show, Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Show, Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Other Registered Breeds Show, Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Show, Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Mansfield FFA Steer & Heifer Show, Mansfield, Texas, USA
Hereford Show, Expogan Chihuahua, Chihuaha, Mexico
Brangus Show, Expogan Chihuahua, Chihuaha, Mexico
Charolais Show, Expogan Chihuahua, Chihuaha, Mexico
Charbray Show, Expogan Chihuahua, Chihuaha, Mexico
Interbreed Championship, Expogan Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico
Cattlelac Heifer Show, Angleton, Texas, USA
National Livestock Show, Cambodia
Florida Youth Livestock Expo, Steer & Heifer Show, Okeechobee, Florida, USA

2023
Junior Heifer Show, San Angelo Livestock Show, San Angelo, Texas, USA
Texas Longhorn Spring Show, Sulphur Springs, Texas, USA
National Wagyu Show, AgroExpo, Bogota, Colombia
National Brahman Show, San Carlos, Costa Rica
National Guzerat Show, San Carlos, Costa Rica
National Gyr Show, San Carlos, Costa Rica
Brahman Show, Feria Nacional de la Ganadería, Monteria Como Lambía, Colombia
National Bull Sale, Riga, Latvia
ZBBS National Bull Sale and Heifer Show, Harare, Zimbabwe
National Hereford Show (Online), Feilding, New Zealand
Expica Permanente Simbrah Show, Managua, Nicaragua
National Simbra Show, Parys, South Africa
National Hereford Show, Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa
Texas Simmental and Simbrah Futurity, Bryan, Texas, USA
National Livestock Show, Gaborone, Botswana
Hereford and Angus Show, Izhevsk, Udmurtia, Russia
Hereford and Angus Show, Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia

Louisiana Youth Expo, Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA
National Boran and Interbreed Beef Show, Nairobi, Kenya
National Market Steer Show, Nairobi, Kenya

2024
National Simmentaler Show, Bloemfontein, South Africa
BEEF Australia Wagyu Show, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
NCC Genetic Challenge Brahman Show, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia

FarmFair International, Alberta, Canada San Pedro Sula, Honduras Houston, Texas, USA Houston, Texas, USA


Judged 76 cattle breeds in 42 countries (6 continents)

Breeds Judged:

Afrikaner, Akaushi (Japanese Brown), American-Aberdeen, Angus, Arabic, Aubrac, Belgian Blue, Belted Galloway, Beefmaster, Blonde d’Aquitaine, Bonsmara, Boran, Braford, Brahman, Brangus, Braunvieh, Brown Swiss, Canchin, Caracu, Charbray, Charolais, Chianina, Cholestani, Corriente, Dajal, Dhanni, Devon, Dexter, Droughtmaster, Galloway, Gelbvieh, Girolando, Gyr, Grauvieh, Guzerat, Hereford, Highland, Hinterwalder, Holstein-Friesian, Indu-Brazil, Jersey, Jamaica Black, Jamaica Red Poll, Kazakh Aqbas, Limousin, Maine Anjou, Mashona, Miniature Hereford, Miniature Longhorn, Miniature Zebu, Murrah Buffalo, Murray Grey, Nelore, Nelore Pintado, Nguni, Piedmontese, Red Angus, Red Brangus, Red Poll, Sahiwal, Salers, Santa Gertrudis, Sardo Negro, Senepol, Shorthorn, Simbrah, Simbrasil,  Simbravieh, Simmental, Sindhi, Speckle Park, South Devon, Sussex, Texas Longhorn, Tuli, Ultra-Black/Red, Wagyu (Japanese Black), Watusi.