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Wisconsin Teams Fare Well at National Dairy Judging Contest
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 09/19/2018

The University of Wisconsin-Madison placed first overall during the 25th Annual Accelerated Genetics and East Central/Select Sires Intercollegiate Dairy Cattle Judging Contest. The competition was held earlier this week in Viroqua, in which the Madison squad finished on top for both reasons and overall evaluation.

Dawson Nickels with the UW-Madison Team Cardinal took home high individual overall, and the rest of his team joined him for high team overall. High individuals for reasons included Dawson Nickels, first place; Avery Kotlarczyk, second, UW-Platteville; and Brooke Brantner, third, UW-River Falls. UW-Madison Team Cardinal won for reasons.

Breed category winners were announced for Guernsey, Holstein, Jersey, and milking shorthorn. Emma Gwidt, UW-Madison Team Cardinal, won Guernsey high individual, and Brooke Brantner, UW-River Falls, won Holstein high individual. Dawson Nickels stood on top for the Jersey breed, and Ryann Allison, Kansas State University, achieved high individual for milking shorthorn. UW-Madison Team Cardinal won high team for the Guernsey, Holstein, and Jersey breeds; the University of Minnesota-St. Paul took home the title for milking shorthorn.

Twelve different colleges from throughout the country were represented at the contest. They include Iowa State University, University of Minnesota-St. Paul, UW-Madison, California Polytechnic State University, Fox Valley Technical College, Kansas State University, North Dakota State University, Northeast Iowa Community College, Oklahoma State University, South Dakota State UW-Platteville, and UW-River Falls.

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