The 4-H Dairy Judging team from Manitowoc County traveled to Harrisburg, Pa., in September to represent Wisconsin in the Invitational Youth Dairy Cattle Judging Contest. The team placed fourth overall in the contest.
Also in Harrisburg, the Polk County 4-H Dairy Management team placed first in the All-American Junior Dairy Management Contest with team members Ethan Dado, Trent Dado and Laura Jensen. Ethan was the high placing individual at the contest and Trent and Laura placed second and fourth respectively. While in Harrisburg, the group from Polk County also participated in the FFA Dairy Judging contest and took home the top team award. Trent Dado was the first place individual, Laura Jensen and Ethan Dado were second and fifth respectively.
At World Dairy Expo, Wisconsin 4-H was represented by the team from Polk County. Team members Trent Dado, Laura Jensen, Chris Rassier and Cody Getschel took home the third place team award in a close contest, trailing first place by just 7 points. The team also placed second in oral reasons. Trent Dado was the high individual in the contest and placed fifth in oral reasons. Laura Jensen and Cody Getschel placed seventh and eighth in individual reasons respectively.
In Louisville at the North American International Livestock Expo, the Manitowoc County 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl team competed against 18 other states in the National 4-H Dairy Bowl Contest and brought home fourth place honors. Team members were Jordan Siemers, Josh Siemers, Jake Siemers and Crystal Siemers-Peterman. At the Invitational Youth Dairy Judging Contest in Louisville, the composite team from Wisconsin tied for first place and brought home second place honors overall and were also second place in oral reasons. Team members were Derrek Kamphuis from Fond du Lac County, Alex Huibregste from Sheboygan County, Jordan Ebert from Kewaunee County and Jacob Pintens from Barron County. Kamphuis was the top individual in oral reasons and placed second overall. Hubregste placed fifth overall and sixth in oral reasons.
Source: Wisconsin 4-H