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Guernsey Association Seeking 'Cow of the Year'
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 03/27/2007

Each year, World Dairy Expo grants one of the seven breeds of dairy cattle the opportunity to choose one of their own as the 'Cow of the Year.' And this year, the international farm show is looking for the perfect Guernsey to fill that prestigious position.

The Wisconsin Guernsey Breeders Association is now looking for nominations for this year's star bovine. The animal must have been bred and owned by a WGBA member. The selection criteria is based on production, type and Genetic Merit. A copy of lifetime production information must be included in the nomination form.

The award selection committee also requires that the cow be present for display during World Dairy Expo. The winning entry will be selected by a panel of three judges within the dairy industry.

The Cow of the Year program began in 1972 when Gov. Patrick Lucey instituted the proclamation because of the huge impact the dairy industry has on Wisconsin's economy.

For more information, call the Wisconsin Guernsey Breeders Association at 608-534-6010.

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