Wisconsin 4-H Dairy Judging, Management, and Quiz Bowl teams enjoyed great success this fall at events from Harrisburg to Madison to Louisville. Nineteen different youth from across the state competed on 5 different teams at these events.
In Harrisburg, at the All American Dairy Show, Wisconsin 4-H was represented in the Invitational Youth Dairy Judging Contest by a dairy judging team and a dairy management team. The judging team from Dane County had a successful day in the Oral Reasons category placing 4th as a team. Team member Emma Olstad was also the 3rd high individual in Oral Reasons. Team members were Emma Olstad, Sara Griswold, Elizabeth Sarbacker and Lindsay Sarbacker.
In the Junior Dairy Management Contest at Harrisburg, Wisconsin 4-H was represented by the team from Sheboygan County. The team had an excellent day, placing 4th overall in the 4-H contest. Team member Emily Meinnert was also recognized for placing 8th overall as an individual. Team members were Andy Helmer, Erica Helmer, Jimmy Jens, and Emily Meinnert.
Sheboygan County Dairy Management Team: Left to right: Coach Kent Bindl, Erica Helmer, Andy Helmer, Jimmy Jens, Emily Meinnert
Wisconsin 4-H had an exceptional showing at the National 4-H Dairy Judging Contest at World Dairy Expo in Madison with the Manitowoc County team placing 3rd overall and team member Jordan Siemers being the 1st place individual in both the overall and reasons contests. Other highlights included the team placing 2nd in reasons, 4th in Brown Swiss, and 1st in Holstein. Individually, Jordan Siemers was 1st place overall, 1st place in oral reasons, 5th place in Holstein, 1st place in Jersery, and 1st place in Guernsey. Individual honors also went to Crystal Siemers-Peterman who was 2ndin Brown Swiss and Tiffany Roberts who was 1st in Holstein. Team members were Jordan Siemers, Crystal Siemers-Peterman, Tiffany Roberts, and Sanne deBruijn.
Manitowoc County 4-H Dairy Judging World Dairy Expo: Coach Angie Ulness, Jordan Siemers, Sanne de Bruijn, Tiffany Roberts, Crystal Siemers-Peterman, Coach Paul Siemers
In Louisville at the North American Livestock Expo, Wisconsin 4-H was represented by both a judging and a quiz bowl team. In the Quiz Bowl Contest, Wisconsin was represented by the Grant County team with members Charlie Moore, Charlie Hamilton, Abriana Errthum and Adrianna Lau. Although the team was not one of the top finishing teams at the end of the day the group had a great time and learned a lot at the contest.
WI 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl Team at NAILE: Front, Adrianna Lau, Charlie Moore, Abriana Errthum Back: Coach Derek Orth, Charlie Hamilton
In the judging contest at Louisville, the top individual judges at the State 4-H Dairy Judging who were not members of the Harrisburg or Madison teams joined together to represent Wisconsin. Team members were Dawson Nickels of Dodge County, Jessica Pralle of Clark County, Krisen Broege of Rock County and Charlie Hamilton of Grant County. The team had an outstanding day placing 2nd overall and 4th in oral reasons. Other team highlights included placing 3rd in Ayrshire, 2nd in Brown Swiss, 5th in Guernsey, 5th in Holstein, and 4th in Jersey. Individually, Dawson Nickels had an exceptional day placing 1st in Ayrshire, 5th in Guernsey, 3rd in oral reasons, and 3rd overall. Additionally, Jessica Pralle placed 4th in Ayrshire, 3rd in Holstein and 9th overall, Kristen Broege was 6th in oral reasons and Charlie Hamilton was 11th overall.
WI 4-H Dairy Judging Team at NAILE: Coach Carrie Warmka, Jessica Pralle, Kristen Broege, Charlie Hamilton, Dawson Nickels, Coach Ralph Uhe
Congratulations to all of the youth and volunteers who worked hard to represent Wisconsin well at these National 4-H events. And special thanks to all of the donors who helped with each teams travel budgets.
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