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Jason Koerth Wins High Individual Honors As Cal Poly Edges UW-Madison At Louisville Dairy Cattle Judging Contest

The University of Wisconsin-Madison dairy cattle judging team placed second in the judging contest at the North American International Livestock Exposition. Jason Koerth of Brillion was the high individual judge in the contest, and the team was high in Reasons, Ayrshires and Guernseys. The UW-Madison team trailed Cal Poly by eight points.

Koerth was also second high individual in Reasons, second high individual in Guernsey judging, fourth high individual in Holstein judging, and fourth high individual in Jersey judging.

Craig Carncross, Lodi, was high individual in Ayrshire judging and seventh high individual in Reasons.

Nate Zwald, Hammond, was eighth high individual in the contest, high individual in Guernseys, sixth high individual in Brown Swiss and sixth high individual in Reasons.

Mark Ulness, alternate team judge from Valders, was 12th high individual in Brown Swiss judging and 17th high individual in Holstein judging.

The UW-Madison contestants are all juniors majoring in Dairy Science.

This contest was held Nov. 9 in conjunction with the North American International Livestock Exposition. This is the ninth time UW-Madison has won Reasons in the 17-year history of the contest. Twenty teams competed; the top five were Cal Poly (2,081 points), UW-Madison (2,073), Penn State (2,060), Ohio State (2,059), and Delaware Valley College of Doylestown, Pa. (2,036). The UW-Madison team is coached by Dave Dickson, professor emeritus of dairy science.