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UW-Madison Team Places First At Southern Intercollegiate Dairy Cattle Judging Contest

A University of Wisconsin-Madison team scored 2,032 points to finish high team overall for the fourth year in a row at the Southern Intercollegiate Dairy Cattle Judging Contest, Sept. 30 at the Mid-South Fair in Memphis, Tenn. The team placed first, 51 points ahead of 2nd place University of Georgia. The UW-Madison team was also 1st in Oral Reasons, 1st in Milking Shorthorn, 1st in Brown Swiss, 1st in Guernseys, 1st in Jerseys, 3rd in Ayrshires and 4th in Holsteins. Five national university teams competed.

The UW-Madison Team Placed:
-High Team Overall (2032 points, 51 points ahead of 2nd place University of Georgia)
-1st in Oral Reasons
-1st in Milking Shorthorns
-1st in Brown Swiss
-1st in Guernseys
-1st in Jerseys
-3rd in Ayrshires
-4th in Holsteins

Individual Awards and Team Members:
Lindsay Morris – Watertown, Wis. – Dairy Science – Sophomore
-High Individual Overall (701 points)
-1st in Milking Shorthorns
-1st in Brown Swiss
-1st in Guernseys
-2nd in Oral Reasons
-3rd in Jerseys

Daniel Walker – Portage, Wis. – Communication Arts – Sophomore
-4th High Individual Overall
-1st in Oral Reasons
-4th in Holsteins
-4th in Jerseys
-5th in Brown Swiss

Shelly Bohn – Watertown, Wis. – Dairy Science & Ag Journalism – Sophomore
-8th High Individual Overall
-5th in Ayrshires
-5th in Oral Reasons

Sarah Galdi – Brandon, Wis. – Dairy Science – Junior
-5th in Milking Shorthorns

“This year’s Memphis contest came at a really difficult time for us as most of our students had exams and responsibilities associated with World Dairy Expo to contend with,” said coach Ted Halbach, UW-Madison dairy cattle evaluation instructor. “I was pleased with the way our group applied themselves given their hectic schedules. Our sophomore class showed they have the makings of a pretty good team for us down the road.”
Halbach and Dr. Dave Dickson, emeritus professor of dairy science, coached the team.