World Dairy Expo

Maryland 4-H reigns supreme and takes reasons for the 15th time

Mon, 09/27/2010

For the second year in a row, the team from Maryland took home the prestigious First Place trophy for the National 4-H Dairy Judging Contest. Team members included Kaitlyn Corbett, Hannah Hood, Jessica Sentelle, and Jason Zimmerman. They were coached by Jeff Semler and Kiera Finucane. That team also won reasons for a record 15th time. The award for High Reasons Team is presented in honor of the late Lee Majeske, longtime Maryland 4-H coach.

L to R: Jeff Semler, Coach; Jessica Sentelle; Kaitlyn Corbett; Hannah Hood; Jason Zimmerman; Kiera Finucane, Coach

Winning the contest individually was Bethany Dado from Wisconsin. In the reasons competition, Derek Wasson of Pennsylvania took home the award for top talker. Below you will find further results from the contest.

Bethany Dado, Wisconsin
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Cobleskill was king tonight!

Tue, 09/28/2010

Fifteen teams from post secondary programs from coast to coast competed at this year's contest, including an international team from Honduras. This was the 22nd International Post Secondary Dairy Cattle Judging Contest held at World Dairy Expo. Mark Clarke, General Manger of World Dairy Expo, began the program with a presentation to Art Nesbitt, recognizing his support and contributions to the post secondary contest. The post secondary superintendent was Maureen DeBruin and Kim Olson served as emcee of the evening banquet.

High Overall Team: SUNY Cobleskill #1
Coach John Tryen, Casey Arlig, Joe Pamkowski, Rene Boardman, Julia Bogardus

High Team Overall:
1. SUNY Cobleskill (NY) 2163 points
2. Ohio State – Ag Tech Institute 2141 points
3. Northeast Iowa Community College 2130 points
4. Morrisville State College (NY) 2112 points Read more

National 4-H Dairy Conference descends on Fort Atkinson

Mon, 09/27/2010

Signaling the start of World Dairy Expo week for those of us at Hoard's Dairyman is always the annual visit from the National 4-H Dairy Conference. Today, around 200 attendees from across the country (and some from Canada, too!) made stops at the Hoard's Dairyman offices, Hoard's Dairyman Farm, Nasco, and the National Dairy Shrine and Hoard Historical Museum. Read more

Throw down the gauntlet

Mon, 09/27/2010

On Saturday and Sunday, over 300 4-H, post-secondary, and college judging teams traveled southern Wisconsin for judging work-outs prior to the competition being held this Monday morning, September 27. Six Wisconsin dairy producers located close to Madison hosted the practices. Read more

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