World Dairy Expo

University of Minnesota reflects on collegiate contest win

Date: 
Wed, 09/30/2015

Appreciation given to those that helped a national title become a reality.

by Patti Hurtgen, Hoard's Dairyman Online Media Manager

The University of Minnesota captured the 95th National Collegiate Dairy Judging Contest title on Monday. After scores from 12 classes and 6 sets of oral reasons, the team from the University of Minnesota found themselves 54 points ahead of the second-place team. The Golden Gophers are coached by Les Hansen, John Ellinghuysen and Alicia Thurk.

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Views of Expo — Tuesday

Date: 
Wed, 09/30/2015

Views from Tuesday at World Dairy Expo.

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University of Minnesota is cream of the collegiate crop

Date: 
Wed, 09/30/2015

All four Minnesota teammates received All-American honors in their first-place finish at the 2015 Lely National Intercollegiate Dairy Cattle Judging Contest.

By Abby Bauer, Hoard’s Dairyman Associate Editor

The University of Minnesota had a good day at the 2015 Lely Intercollegiate Dairy Cattle Judging Contest, to say the least. With 2,562 points, the team finished in first and earned 54 more points than the team in second. The team, coached by Les Hansen, Scott Ellinghuysen and Alicia Thurk, also talked their way to the top of the oral reasons portion of the contest.

University of Minnesota, High Collegiate Team

University of Minnesota, was named High Team of the National Intercollegiate Dairy Judging Contest

Topp tops Post-Secondary contest

Date: 
Tue, 09/29/2015

Ohio team returned for redemption to take the highest honors in the contest.

OSU-ATI, High Team
Last year, the Ohio 4-H team ended the season with a close miss, getting second in the National 4-H Judging Contest. This year, there was no disappointment for the group as they won the Post-Secondary Contest as Ohio State ATI. Left to right: Coach Donald Hange, Tanner Topp, Hannah Dye, Kaleb Kliner and John Paulin.
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Powers brothers dominate 4-H contest

Date: 
Tue, 09/29/2015

While the brothers carried Wisconsin to the winner’s circle, the team edged out second-place Pennsylvania by 22 points.

By Amanda Smith, Hoard’s Dairyman Associate Editor

A one-two punch, brothers Ben and Luke Powers, were a force to be reckoned with at the Lely National 4-H Dairy Cattle Judging Contest last night.

Ben Powers, High Individual 4-H Contest

Ben Powers, Wisconsin 4-H, was named High Individual of the National 4-H Dairy Judging Contest

4-H members explore Fort Atkinson

Date: 
Mon, 09/28/2015

The National 4-H Dairy Conference brings together 200 young people with a strong interest in the dairy industry from across the U.S. for an educational and networking event each year in Madison, Wis.

On the first full day, a staple of the conference, is a tour stop in Fort Atkinson. Upon their arrival, they are treated to lunch at the Fort Atkinson Congregational Church, sponsored by Nasco and Hoard’s Dairyman. (The welcome dinner last night was sponsored by National Dairy Shrine.) Luncheon greetings are given by Dave Selner, Executive Director of National Dairy Shrine, Amanda Smith, Associate Editor at Hoard’s Dairyman, and Barbara George from Nasco. Read more

Lucky charms, strange rituals and grandpa’s help

Date: 
Sun, 09/27/2015

National judging winners share their good-fortune stories.

By Patti Hurtgen, Hoard’s Dairyman Online Media Manager

For those competing at the highest level, dairy judging is serious business. Hours and years of practice and preparation go into the one contest on that one day. I wanted to learn a bit more about what went into the lighter side of preparing for their biggest dairy judging contest. Here are few of the entertaining stories I heard.

John Ayars, The Ohio State University
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It’s down to just hours

Date: 
Sun, 09/27/2015

National dairy judging contest participants take in a final practice.

Over 250 dairy judges and their coaches converged on the Hoard’s Dairyman Farm this morning. Two Guernsey cow classes were presented to the contestants in preparation of Monday’s national dairy judging contests. The editorial team halter-broke, washed and presented the cattle.

Views of Expo — Saturday

Date: 
Sat, 10/04/2014

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Hailey repeats as top Holstein

Date: 
Sat, 10/04/2014

A Canadian aged cow was named Grand Champion of the International Holstein show.

By Abby Bauer, Hoard’s Dairyman Associate Editor

Grand Champion of the International Holstein Show at 2014 World Dairy ExpoFor the second time in three years, RF Goldwyn Hailey was chosen as the best of the best at the International Holstein Show. Judge Paul Trapp of Taylor, Wis., and his associate Pat Conroy of Angola, Ind., named the six-year-old cow the Grand Champion Holstein. She was also selected as Grand Champion at the 2012 World Dairy Expo.

Judge Trapp called Hailey “a tremendous dairy cow who is extremely mobile on her legs… a tremendously well-balanced, lovely dairy cow.” She was exhibited by Gen-Com Holstein Ltd., Notre-Dame-Du-Bon-Conseil, Quebec. Read more

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