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UW-Madison Places 3rd At NAILE Intercollegiate Dairy Judging Contest

Consistent breed results, and a 2nd place finish in Oral Reasons propelled the UW-Madison dairy judging team to 3rd place at the North American International Livestock Exposition Intercollegiate Dairy Judging Contest held Sunday, November 4, 2007 in Louisville, Ky. The Badger judges, all juniors, finished with 2042 points, just one point shy of 2nd place Delaware Valley College.

The Badgers also took 5th place in both the Holstein and Brown Swiss breed competitions.

Twenty three teams competed with Virginia Tech earning the high team award, a mere 20 points ahead of UW.

The UW-Madison Team Placed:
– 3rd High Team Overall (2042 points)
– 2nd in Jerseys
– 2nd in Oral Reasons
– 4th in Ayrshires

UW-Madison Team Members and Individual Awards:

Shelly Bohn – Watertown, Wis. – Dairy Science and Ag Journalism – Junior
– 14th High Individual Overall (683 points)
– 3rd in Holsteins
– 6th in Jerseys
– 6th in Oral Reasons

Lindsey Morris – Watertown, Wis. – Dairy Science – Junior
– 15th High Individual Overall (681 points)
– 9th in Jerseys
– Daniel Walker – Portage, Wis. – Communication Arts- Junior
– 18th High Individual Overall (678 points)
– 5th in Oral Reasons

Evan Schnadt – Sumner, IA – Dairy Science – Junior
– 5th in Guernseys

Ted Halbach, Dairy Cattle Evaluation Instructor and Dr. Dave Dickson, emeritus professor of Dairy Science, coached the team.

“This team of juniors is clearly a talented group,” mentioned Coach Halbach. “They demonstrated the passion and dedication that are hallmarks of the best teams and if they continue to progress they will be in the equation of top teams for next year.”

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Team photo available:

http://www.cals.wisc.edu/downloads/louisville.jpg
Names for photo (left to right): Coach Ted Halbach, Daniel Walker, Shelly Bohn, Lindsay Morris, Evan Schnadt