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Wisconsin 4-H team takes first at North American International Livestock Exposition

The Wisconsin 4-H team was High Team Overall among the 23 4-H and FFA youth teams competing in the Youth Dairy Cattle Judging Contest at the 2005 North American International Livestock Exposition, held Nov. 6 at Louisville, Ky. The Wisconsin 4-Hers scored 1,777 points – 73 points ahead of second place Missouri 4-H. This is Wisconsin 4-H”s eighth contest win in the 23-year history of the event – more high team finishes than any other state.

Team Wisconsin 4-H Placed:
? High Team Overall
? 1st in Oral Reasons
? 1st in Jerseys
? 1st in Guernseys
? 3rd in Ayrshires
? 3rd in Holsteins

Team Members and Individual Awards:
Lindsay Morris – Watertown, Wis. – Jefferson County
? High Individual Overall (596 points)
? 1st in Guernseys
? 2nd in Ayrshires
? 3rd in Oral Reasons
? 4th in Jerseys

J.R. Boyke – Fond du Lac, Wis. – Fond du Lac County
? 4th High Individual Overall (592 points)
? 3rd in Ayrshires
? 3rd in Guernseys
? 4th in Oral Reasons

Annette Zwald – Hammond, Wis. – St. Croix County
? 5th High Individual (589 points)
? 1st in Jerseys
? 10th in Oral Reasons

Bob Stilling – Cambridge, Wis. – Jefferson County
? 10th High Individual (572 points)
? 2nd in Holsteins
? 6th in Guernseys

Ted Halbach, UW-Madison extension dairy youth specialist, coached the team. Team members were selected by their high overall individual placing at the Wisconsin State 4-H Dairy Cattle Judging Contest held July 29 at St. Croix Falls, Wis. The Wisconsin 4-H Dairy Endowment Fund sponsored the team.