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UW-Madison Dairy cattle judges compete at Accelerated Genetics Judging Contest

Three teams of dairy cattle judges from the University of Wisconsin-Madison competed at the Accelerated Genetics 11th Annual Midwest Intercollegiate Dairy Cattle Judging Contest, Sept. 19 at Viroqua, Wis. The UW-Madison Team C placed fourth overall, second in Jerseys, and third in oral reasons.

Individual Awards and Team C Members:

Jerome Meyer – Elkhorn, WI – Dairy Science – Junior
3rd High Individual Overall (687 points)
3rd in Oral Reasons (won the $50 James W.Crowley Scholarship)
3rd in Ayrshires
3rd in Milking Shorthorns
5th in Holsteins

Tony Brey – Sturgeon Bay, WI – Dairy Science – Sophomore

Alane Uhe – Janesville, WI – Dairy Science – Sophomore
5th in Milking Shorthorns

Lea McCullough – Juda, WI – Dairy Science and Ag Journalism – Sophomore

The UW-Madison Team A Placed ninth overall (1965 points), second in Ayrshires, and fourth in Jerseys.

Individual Awards and Team A Members:

Mitch Amundson – Mount Hope, WI – Dairy Science – Sophomore
5th High Individual Overall
9th in Oral Reasons

Eliza Ulness – Valders, WI – Dairy Science – Sophomore

Suzie Benoit – South Royalton, VT – Dairy Science and Agribusiness Management – Sophomore

Lindsey Worden – Lovington, NM – Dairy Science and Ag Journalism – Sophomore

Individual Awards and Team B Members:

Ashley Yager – Highland, WI – Dairy Science and Ag Journalism – Sophomore

Twenty-one national and regional universities teams competed; California Polytechnic State University won the contest. Ted Halbach, dairy cattle evaluation instructor, and Dave Dickson, emeritus professor of dairy science, coached the teams.