World Dairy Expo Judges Set to Evaluate Elite Dairy Cattle

August 16, 2012 08:05 AM

Sixteen cattle experts will travel to Madison, Wis., to judge the most elite cows in North America Oct. 2-6.

Source: World Dairy Expo news release

Each year cattle exhibitors take the challenge to select their respected peers to serve as official judges in the most important dairy cattle show in the business -- World Dairy Expo. Serving as an official or associate breed judge at this big show is considered one of the pinnacles of a judging career.

Sixteen esteemed individuals will travel to Madison, Wis., to evaluate the most elite cows in North America Oct. 2-6. As thousands of cattle parade across the colored shavings, these judges preside over the crowning of the champions of each of the seven breeds on display during the five day event.

• International Junior Holstein Show: Chris Lahmers, Marysville, Ohio
• Junior Holstein Associate: Pat Conroy, Angola, Ind.

• International Ayrshire Show: Lynn Harbaugh, Marion, Wis.
• Ayrshire Associate: Chad Ryan, Fond du Lac, Wis.

• International Brown Swiss Show: Curtis Day, Burnsville, Minn.
• Brown Swiss Associate: Brian Schnebly, Hagerstown, Md.

• International Guernsey Show: Adam Liddle, Argyle, N.Y.
• Guernsey Associate: William Peck, Schuylerville, N.Y.

• International Holstein Show: Michael Heath, Westminster, Md.
• Holstein Associate: Dave Dyment, Dundas, Ont.

• International Jersey Show: Mark Rueth, Oxford, Wis.
• Jersey Associate: Cathy Yeoman, Dover, Okla.

• International Milking Shorthorn Show: Steve White, New Castle, Ind.
• Milking Shorthorn Associate: Ken Empey, Dorchester, Ont.

• International Red & White Show: Justin Burdette, Mercersburg, Pa.
• Red & White Associate: Steve Shaw, Williamsburg, Pa.

Read more on the indivudual judges by clicking here.

Dairy cattle show enthusiasts will want to be sure and attend the Parade of Champions where the 2012 Supreme Champion will be selected from the pool of breed grand champions named throughout the week. This prestigious award will culminate in a grand pageant celebrating the beauty of over 2,500 head of elite dairy show cattle and will be held on Saturday, Oct. 6 beginning at 5 p.m. in the Coliseum.

World Dairy Expo is recognized as the largest dairy-focused event in the world. Dairy Producers from across the globe are invited to attend the event which includes eight dairy cattle shows, Expo Seminars, Virtual Farm Tours, youth competition and over 850 exhibiting trade show companies featuring innovative products and services. The 2012 World Dairy Expo theme will be “Market Fresh” and the event will be held Oct. 2-6 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis. Visit or call 608/224-6455 for further details.


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