One hundred youth on 25 teams from across the United States competed in the Invitational Youth Dairy Cattle Judging Contest at the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Ky., on Nov. 7.
The 4-H team from Wisconsin placed second overall and was the third place team for oral reasons. The team was won first place in the Jersey breed and fourth place in the Guernsey breed.
Team members are Ryan O'Leary from Fond du Lac County, Trent Styczynski from Shawano County, Janelle Remington from Dodge County and Dane Thompson from Barron County.
Individually, Styczynski placed second overall, third in oral reasons, first in the Jersey breed and ninth in the Holstein breed. O'Leary placed ninth overall, fourth in oral reasons and eighth in the Guernsey breed. Janelle Remington placed sixth in the Jersey breed.
The top placing team overall was the 4-H team from Minnesota. The 4-H team from Maryland placed third, while the fourth place team was the Ohio 4-H team. The Pennsylvania 4-H team finished fifth.
The Wisconsin 4-H team was coached by Beth Heinze, Extension youth dairy specialist, and Mark Heinze.