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Short Course dairy judging team places second at Southwestern Expo contest

The Farm and Industry Short Course Dairy Judging Team took second place overall among ten teams competing at the Southwestern Exposition dairy cattle judging contest, held Jan. 18 at Fort Worth, Texas.

The Short Course team, coached by Cheryl Marti of Sun Prairie, placed first in Brown Swiss and fifth in oral reasons. Grady Auer of New London was high individual in Brown Swiss, and Kevin Ryan of Lomira was fifth in Guernseys. Dan Mahr of Stanley was fourth high individual in Holsteins, and both Kevin Ryan and Megan Lundy of Jefferson were among the top ten individuals for oral reasons.

The Short Course Dairy Judging team has competed at four contests this year: Accelerated Genetics at Viroqua, Wis.; World Dairy Expo at Madison, Wis.; the North American International Livestock Exposition Intercollegiate Dairy Cattle Judging Contest at Louisville, Ky.; and the Fort Worth contest. The team is comprised of second-year students in the Farm and Industry Short Course at the UW-Madison. Short Course is a winter program in agriculture offered by the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the UW-Madison.