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Pierce County Represents Wisconsin At National 4-H Dairy Judging Contest

A team of youth dairy cattle judges from Pierce County, Wis. competed in the 86th Annual National 4-H Dairy Cattle Judging Contest held Monday, October 1, 2007 in Madison, Wis. Among the 29 teams competing, Pierce County”s team earned 8th place honors overall and placed 6th in Oral Reasons. Leading this team was Hayden Hauschildt of Ellsworth, Wis. He placed 3rd overall, being named an All-American and was 8th in Oral Reasons. The team also was 2nd place in Ayrshires, 3rd in Guernseys, and 7th in Brown Swiss.

The Wisconsin 4-H Team Placed:
8th High Team Overall (1953 points) Minnesota 4-H placed first at the contest.
6th in Oral Reasons
2nd in Ayrshires
3rd in Guernseys
7th in Brown Swiss

Individual Awards and Team Members:
Hayden Hauschildt – Ellsworth, WI
3rd High Individual Overall and All-American (678 points)
2nd in Brown Swiss
5th in Ayrshires
7th in Holsteins
8th in Oral Reasons
Brian Coyne – Spring Valley, WI
1st in Guernseys
9th in Ayrshires
Ellen Esch – River Falls, WI
11th in Ayrshires
Megan Miller- Spring Valley, WI

In order to compete at the National Contest, Piecre County”s team earned top overall honors at the Wisconsin State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest on July 27, 2007. At the State contest, 52 seniors from 10 teams competed for the chance to represent Wisconsin at the National 4-H Dairy Judging Contest.

“Our team really seemed to enjoy the experience,” said Coach Bob Traynor. “We really stressed that this is a great opportunity and a big deal, and they really gelled like a team.”
The Wisconsin 4-H Foundation”s Dairy Endowment Fund helped sponsor the team.

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Photo available for download:

http://www.cals.wisc.edu/downloads/PierceCounty.jpg
left to right: Megan Miller, Lindsey Shafer, Hayden Hauschildt, Coach Peter Coyne, Brian Coyne, Ellen Esch, Coach Bob Traynor.