Dodge and Polk Counties Top the State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest

Contact: Beth Heinze, heinze2@wisc.edu or 608-263-9409

One hundred youth competed at the contest State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest which was held on July 22nd in Marshfield in conjunction with the State Ayrshire and Guernsey show. Ayrshire and Guernsey animals were pulled out of the show strings and Holstein, Brown Swiss and Jersey cattle were trucked in from nearby farms to make classes for the contest.  A huge thank you goes out to all of the Marshfield area breeders who provided animals for the contest and to the Ayrshire and Guernsey breeders who welcomed the State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest to their show.

Polk County took top honors in the Senior contest and will go on to represent Wisconsin in the National 4-H Dairy Judging Contest at World Dairy Expo. Pierce County took second place, but having already competed at the All American in Harrisburg, PA the Manitowoc team that placed third will compete for Wisconsin. Jacob Pintens from Barron County was the high individual in the Senior division, giving him the chance to compete along with, Jordan Ebert from Kewaunee County, Alex Huibregtse from Sheboygan County, and Derrek Kamphuis from Fond du Lac County at the NAILE in Lousiville, KY. Laura Jensen was the top reasons individual with 189 out of 200 points.

In the Junior competition Dodge County won first team overall. Columbia County was the second high team and was first in the Type Analysis Questions category.  In the Junior individual contest, Colin Uecker of Jefferson County edged out Mikayla Endres of Columbia County and Dawson Nickels from Dodge County by four points to win. Mikayla Endres was the top individual in the Type Analysis Questions category.

Top Five Junior Teams

  1. Dodge County: Dawson Nickels, Kylie Nickels, Matthew Gunst, Samantha Pitterle
  2. Columbia County: Mikayla Endres, Ashley Hagenow, Alli Walker, Brett Walker
  3. Manitowoc County: Jake Siemers, Jared Zutz, Grace Vos, Clarissa Ulness
  4. Shawano County: Maddy Gwidt, Mason Jauquet, Taylor Gracyalny, Nathan Ferfecki
  5. Dane County: Kyle Breunig, Lindsey Sarbacker, Molly Olstad, Megan Breuch

Top Ten Junior Individuals

  1. Colin Uecker, Jefferson County
  2. Mikayla Endres, Columbia County
  3. Dawson Nickels, Dodge County
  4. Olivia Brandenburg, Jefferson County
  5. Kylie Nickels, Dodge County
  6. Jake Siemers, Manitowoc County
  7. Geneva Nunes, Chippewa County
  8. Carter Jauquet, Shawano County
  9. Collin Wille, Barron County
  10. Megan Moede, Kewaunee County

Top Five Senior Teams

  1. Polk County: Trent Dado, Laura Jensen, Chris Rassier, Cody Getschel
  2. Pierce County: Cole Mark, Trent Miller, Emily Hofacker, Rachel Coyne
  3. Manitowoc County: Crystal Siemers, Jordan Siemers, Sanne Debruijn, Brooke Roberts
  4. Barron County: Jacob Pintens, Emily Hellendrung, David Pintens, Ben Briel
  5. Fond du Lac County: Matthew Kramer, Valerie Kramer, Darren Kamphuis, Countny Mccourt

Top Ten Senior Individuals

  1. Jacob Pintens, Barron County
  2. Trent Dado, Polk County
  3. Jordan Ebert, Kewaunee County
  4. Crystal Siemers, Manitowoc County
  5. Laura Jensen, Polk County
  6. Matthew Kramer, Fond du Lac County
  7. Alex Huibregtse, Sheboygan County
  8. Derrek Kamphuis, Fond du Lac County
  9. Cole Mark, Pierce County
  10. Ben Powers, Dunn County

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