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Badger Dairy Cattle Judges Place First At Mid-South Fair

University of Wisconsin-Madison judging teams took first and fourth place at the Southern Intercollegiate Dairy Cattle Judging Contest, Sept. 30 at Memphis, Tenn. A team of Badger seniors placed third at the National Collegiate Dairy Cattle Judging Contest at World Dairy Expo in Madison.

At Memphis, the UW-Madison team 1 was high team overall and first in oral reasons, and placed first in Ayrshires and Brown Swiss, second in Jerseys and fourth in Holsteins.

Team 1 members, all sophomores at the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, included: John Dorshorst, a dairy science/entomology major from Junction City, who was sixth high individual overall, second in oral reasons, and fourth in Ayrshires and Brown Swiss; Mark Heinze, a dairy science major from Portage, who was seventh high overall, fifth in Ayrshires, and seventh in oral reasons; Nick Sarbacker, a dairy science major from Verona, who was fifth high individual, third in Ayrshires, and fifth in oral reasons, Guernseys and Jerseys; and Denise Zygarlicke, a dairy science major from Marshfield, who was first in Jerseys.

The UW-Madison team 2 placed fourth overall and was first in Guernseys and fourth in oral reasons, Ayrshires and Jerseys.

Team members included Laurie Langel, a sophomore dairy science major from McFarland, who was eighth high overall, second in Guernseys, third in Holsteins and eighth in oral reasons; Larry Nelson, a sophomore dairy science major from Ettrick, who was fourth high overall, second in Holsteins, fifth in Jerseys, and sixth in oral reasons; Becky Mentink, a sophomore dairy science major from Waldo; and Jenny Schmitz, a junior dairy science/ag & applied economics major from Cashton.

Eleven national university teams competed at the Memphis contest.

The UW-Madison team placed third out of 22 national university teams at the National Collegiate Dairy Cattle Judging Contest, held Oct. 3 at World Dairy Expo. The Badger team was fifth in oral reasons, and second in Ayrshires, Holsteins and Milking Shorthorns.

Team members, all CALS seniors, were Beth Herges, a dairy science/ag journalism major from Livingston, who was fifth high overall (All American), first in Ayrshires and second in Milking Shorthorns; Angie Geiger, a dairy science/ag & applied economics major from Reedsville, who was 12th high overall (All American) and fifth in Ayrshires; Casey Olson, an ag journalism major from Algoma, who was 17th high overall (All American) and sixth in Holsteins; and Nick Uglow, a dairy science/ag journalism major from Watertown.

The UW-Madison teams were coached by Ted Halbach, CALS dairy cattle evaluation instructor, and Dave Dickson, emeritus professor of dairy science.