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UW-Madison Team Takes Second At World Dairy Expo National Collegiate Dairy Cattle Judging Contest

The UW-Madison dairy judging team was second high team overall, with 2,443 points, at the 81st National Collegiate Dairy Cattle Judging Contest held Oct. 2 at World Dairy Expo in Madison.

The Badger team placed first in Brown Swiss, second in oral reasons, Holsteins, and Red and White, and fourth in Milking Shorthorn and linear traits. Cornell University won the contest; 23 national and international teams competed. UW-Madison team 1 members:

Nathan Dorshorst of Junction City, a senior majoring in dairy science: 10th high individual overall (All-American), first in Brown Swiss.

Brian Kelroy of Fond du Lac, a senior majoring in dairy science and ag and applied economics: 13th high individual overall (All-American), second in oral reasons, third in Holsteins.

Kristin Barlass of Janesville, a senior majoring in dairy science: 19th high individual overall (All-American), fifth in oral reasons.

Kylene Cook of Fort Atkinson, a senior majoring in ag journalism and dairy science.

For the second year in a row, a UW-Madison team has won the Southern Intercollegiate Dairy Cattle Judging Contest, held Sept. 29 at the Mid-South Fair in Memphis, Tenn. Fourteen national university teams competed.

The Badger team finished with 2,094 points, 65 points ahead of second-place Iowa State. The UW-Madison team was first in oral reasons, Ayrshires, Brown Swiss and Guernseys, second in Holsteins, and fourth in Jerseys. UW-Madison team members:

Laurie Winkelman of Watertown, a junior majoring in dairy science and ag journalism: second high individual overall (701 points), first in oral reasons, Ayrshires and Guernseys, second in Brown Swiss.

Karla Lundberg of Osseo, a sophomore majoring in dairy science: third high individual overall, first in Holsteins, third in Brown Swiss, fourth in oral reasons.

Sarah Zwald of Hammond, a sophomore majoring in dairy science and ag journalism: fifth high individual overall, and fifth in oral reasons and Ayrshires.

Josey Morris of Watertown, a junior majoring in dairy science.

Ted Halbach, dairy cattle evaluation instructor, and Dave Dickson, emeritus professor of dairy science, coached the teams.

“We are very proud of what this senior class has accomplished in their judging careers at the UW-Madison,” Halbach said. “They have led by example in the amount of effort and focus they have given to the program. There is no question that this group has contributed significantly to the collective success all of our teams have enjoyed this year.”