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New Dairy Cattle Judging Video Available

“Oral Reasons for the 2008 Hoard”s Dairyman Cow Judging Contest” is an
ideal resource for coaches of 4-H youth dairy judging teams, high
school agriculture instructors, or youth looking to enhance their oral
reasons skill levels. The 31-minute video features six UW-Madison
dairy judging students giving sample reasons based on classes from the
2008 Hoard”s Dairyman Cow Judging Contest. Featured are the four
students who won the team oral reasons competition at the National
Intercollegiate Judging Contest. A picture sheet of the classes being
discussed comes with the video.

The video also includes three bonus sets given by former Badger All-
Americans Laurie Winkelman, Chad Wethal and Molly Florent.

The DVD is produced by UW-Madison dairy science instructor and judging
team coach Ted Halbach, who has coached six winning oral reasons teams
at the National Intercollegiate Dairy Cattle Judging Contest and two
national championship squads.

The DVDs are priced at $35 per copy. Any proceeds from the sales will
go to support dairy youth activities including dairy judging in

Orders can be placed by e-mailing Cathy Rook at or by
phone at (608) 263-3308. Please indicate if you need additional
picture sheets when you place your order. The DVD is also on deposit
and available through the Cooperative Extension Media Collection; call
(800) 353-3514.