World Dairy Expo

Ayrshire champs hail from the Empire State

Date: 
Wed, 10/02/2013

After the first day of World Dairy Expo, the 2013 Ayrshire champions have been determined.

by Amanda Smith, Hoard’s Dairyman Associate Editor

Ayrshire Grand Champion - World Dairy Expo 2013

With the assistance of associate judge, Keith Topp, Botkins, Ohio, Ayrshire judge Paul Trapp of Taylor, Wis., placed 241 animals in yesterday's show. As lead judge in the International Ayrshire show, Trapp praised the "outstanding cattle" and commented that he tried to follow the pattern of "straight-lined, balanced cows with fantastic udders."

He selected Sunny Acres TSB Silk owned by Gregory W. B. Evans, Georgetown, N.Y, as Grand Champion Ayrshire at World Dairy Expo yesterday afternoon. Silk garnered top placing in the Four-Year-Old Cow class and was named Senior Champion Female. Read more

Hoard’s Dairyman celebrates trade show exhibitors

Date: 
Wed, 10/02/2013

The annual Exhibitor Party awards the best booths and provides fun for all

by Taylor Pires, Hoard’s Dairyman Editorial Intern

The Hoard’s Dairyman Exhibitor Party has become a welcome tradition at Expo. Commercial exhibitors gathered for a night of friends, food and celebration. Guests were entertained by an enthusiastic and talented bag pipe group while enjoying appetizers.

The focus of the evening was the announcement of the trade show booth awards and to show appreciation for the exhibitors’ hard work.

bagpipe group

bagpipe group

bagpipe group

small booth winner - Double S Liquid Feed
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Kaskaskia College wins Post-Secondary contest

Date: 
Tue, 10/01/2013

by Abby (Huibregtse) Bauer, Hoard's Dairyman Associate Editor

Kaskaskia College winning team 2013

Kaskaskia College: Coach Aaron Heinzman, Jessica Telgmann, Morgan Wendling, Brett Woker and Dylan Reed

The team from Kaskaskia College in Illinois topped the International Post-Secondary Dairy Judging Contest at World Dairy Expo. Team members Jessica Telgmann, Brett Woker, Dylan Reed and Morgan Wendling scored 31 more points than the second-place team from Modesto Junior College.

The California team scored 2,212 points, nine points more than Ohio State University Ag Tech which finished in third with 2,203 points. SUNY Cobleskill Team #1 and Morrisville State College were the fourth and fifth place teams, respectively. Read more

Tech tops a tight contest

Date: 
Tue, 10/01/2013

The top two individuals in the college contest hailed from Virginia Tech.

Virginia Tech

by Amanda Smith, Hoard's Dairyman Associate Editor

To be a top 10 team in the Intercollegiate Judging Contest at World Dairy Expo, you had to average a 45.8. To be a top individual, you needed to beat a 47 average. To best Virginia Tech, though, a team needed to top a 47.5 team average and an individual averaging 47.94.

collegiate top judging individualThe team from Blacksburg, Va., had three All-American individuals. Mandi Ramsburg, Elizabeth Davis and Mackenzie Moore placed first, second and fifth individually. Davis' mother, Anne, was one of the coaches of Maryland's winning 4-H team. Read more

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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