World Dairy Expo

Eastern states top 4-H

Date: 
Tue, 10/01/2013

Geographic neighbors pack a one-two punch.

by Amanda Smith, Hoard's Dairyman Associate Editor

One point. That's all it takes. And last night, at the National 4-H Dairy Judging Contest, that's all it took for first-place Maryland to best their neighbors to the north in second place . . . Pennsylvania.

Maryland 4-H team

With a one point lead, the Maryland team claimed victory. (L to R): coach Anne Davis, Ian Doody, Julia Doody, Cassidy Schirmer, Courtney Hoff, and coach Kiera Finucane.

This year, Maryland's team totaled 2,061 points. In breed placings, the widest spread amongst the top 10 individuals was 10 points in the Holstein breed. The narrowest, in the Ayrshire and Brown Swiss breeds, was a two-point spread. The top individuals and teams in each breed can be found on our Facebook page . Read more

4-H comes to Fort Atkinson

Date: 
Mon, 09/30/2013

Three local organizations host 200 youth for a day of agricultural tours.

by Amanda Smith, Hoard’s Dairyman Associate Editor

For many years it has been the pleasure of the Hoard’s Dairyman staff to work with the judging contests and National 4-H Dairy Conference youth. As you saw in our Hoards @ Expo blog earlier (www.hoards.com/HAE_blog-pre-judging), we hosted 300 individuals at the farm as a stop on the judging practice circuit. We wish the best of luck to each team competing today.

The pre-Expo tours continue for our group today. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. we, along with National Dairy Shrine and Nasco, were privy to host 200 4-H youth and adults that arrived in Madison, Wis., Sunday for the National 4-H Dairy Conference.

For many of them, coming from close to 30 states, it’s their first time venturing to Wisconsin, and for some it’s the first opportunity they had to travel outside their state’s border. Read more

From student to coach

Date: 
Mon, 09/30/2013

Past WDE Collegiate Judging Contest High Individuals, Jered Haase and Kevin Ziemba, have taken on new roles in the judging ring.

by Taylor Pires, Hoard’s Dairyman Editorial Intern

Being part of a judging team can have its thrills and challenges. A solid team has put in hours upon hours of practice, has determination to succeed, and of course, a dedicated coach. Jered Haase and Kevin Ziemba are giving back, and using their knowledge and experiences to build up the next generation of successful dairy judges. Read more

Expo week starts early for Hoard’s Dairyman

Date: 
Mon, 09/30/2013

Farm hosts judging teams on Sunday morning.

by Patti Hurtgen, Hoard’s Dairyman Online Media Manager

judging at Hoard's Dairyman Farm

While the grounds in Madison, Wis., do not officially open until Tuesday to kick off World Dairy Expo, farms in southeast Wisconsin welcomed hundreds of dairy cattle judges, coaches and guests en route to the “Center of the Dairy Universe.”

Trent Dado taking  notes Hoard’s Dairyman staff members prepared two Guernsey classes for 300 attendees on Sunday morning’s judging practice. We are just one of six herds who open their doors to judging teams for this organized event. The farms represent Brown Swiss, Jersey, Holstein and Guernsey breeds. Read more

Family Ties to Dairy Judging

Date: 
Sun, 09/29/2013

Past WDE judging winners are keeping the tradition alive and in the family

By Taylor Pires, Hoard’s Dairyman Editorial Intern

Most young dairy enthusiasts have a passion for dairying because that is what the generation before them did and they want to continue the tradition. Likewise, there are many families who have continued to show and judge cattle because their love for it has been shared and passed down from generation to generation. While family ties to dairy cattle judging are common, it is unique for members of the same family to win High Individual in a World Dairy Expo judging contest. Read more

World Dairy Expo – Saturday video gallery

Date: 
Mon, 10/08/2012

World Dairy Expo – Saturday's video gallery

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World Dairy Expo – Early in the week video gallery

Date: 
Mon, 10/08/2012

Images from early in the week

World Dairy Expo Finale – Saturday afternoon highlights

Date: 
Mon, 10/08/2012

It was a great way to wrap up World Dairy Expo.

Some final shots from Saturday at World Dairy Expo, including the conclusion of the International Holstein Show and the selection of the Supreme Champions. Read more

Hailey Hails Supreme at World Dairy Expo

Date: 
Sun, 10/07/2012

Holstein and Jersey cows take top honors:

Hailey

Supreme Champion and Grand Champion Holstein:
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Goldie named Supreme Champion of the Junior Show

Date: 
Sun, 10/07/2012

Holstein and Red & White named best cows of junior show at World Dairy Expo

Partnerships were the flavor of the day, as two teams of junior members earned the top two honors at World Dairy Expo on Saturday, October 6, 2012, in Madison Wisconsin. Read more

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