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UW-Madison team wins Southern Intercollegiate Dairy Cattle Judging Contest for fourth year in a row

A University of Wisconsin-Madison team scored 2,078 points to finish high team overall for the fourth year in a row at the Southern Intercollegiate Dairy Cattle Judging Contest, Sept. 27 at the Mid-South Fair in Memphis, Tenn.

The UW-Madison Team 1 finished 31 points ahead of second-place Kansas State University. Eleven national teams competed. The Badger team was first in Oral Reasons, Jerseys, Guernseys and Ayrshires, and third in Holsteins and Brown Swiss.

Individual awards and team 1 members:

Molly Florent of Marengo, Ill., a sophomore majoring in dairy science and ag journalism, was High Individual Overall (702 points), first in Oral Reasons, Brown Swiss and Ayrshires, and third in Guernseys.

Dan Bauer of Manawa, a sophomore majoring in dairy science, was third High Individual Overall, first in Guernseys, second in Oral Reasons, fourth in Jerseys, and fifth in Ayrshires.

Jenny Byl of Grantsburg, a senior majoring in dairy science and ag journalism, was eighth High Individual Overall, second in Jerseys, and fourth in Ayrshires.

Jeff Brantmeier of Sherwood, a sophomore majoring in dairy science.

The UW-Madison Team 2 placed fifth team overall (1972 points) and was fourth in Oral Reasons and Guernseys and fifth in Jerseys and Brown Swiss.

Team 2 members:

Justin Powell of Colfax, Ill., a sophomore majoring in dairy science.

Elizabeth Matzke of Monroe, a junior majoring in dairy science.

Abby Huibregtse of Plymouth, a junior majoring in dairy science and ag journalism.

Nicole Hosto of Juda, a sophomore majoring in dairy science and ag journalism.

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