Ohio State takes Collegiate Victory at 2013 All-American Dairy Show
Modesto Junior College, Maryland 4-H, Wisconsin FFA Win Other Divisions
Ohio State University, Modesto Junior College, Maryland 4-H and Wisconsin FFA were top teams in their divisions at the 45th annual Invitational Youth Dairy Cattle Judging Contest, held Monday, Sept. 9, during the 2013 All-American Dairy Show in Harrisburg.
From as far as California and North Dakota, 41 teams competed in the 4-H, FFA, Junior Collegiate and Senior Collegiate divisions. The contest included two parts: dairy cattle evaluation and oral reasons in defense of those placings. Awards were given to individuals and teams in each division for oral reasons, breed-specific results and overall results.
"We helped celebrate the 50th All-American with a judging contest full of high-quality cattle and great contestants," said contest superintendent Judy Black. "We welcomed even more 4-H teams this year a total of 15. This contest is helping prepare the next generation of dairy leaders."
The Ohio State University team won the collegiate division of the 45th annual Invitational Youth Dairy Judging Contest, part of the 10th annual Premier National Junior Events at the 2013 All-American Dairy Show. (L-R): Lara Staples, Jacquelyn Sherry, Coach Bonnie Ayers, Robin Alden and Jared Smith.
The Ohio State University team, with members Robin Alden, Jared Smith, Lara Staples and Jacquelyn Sherry, and coach Bonnie Ayers, topped the collegiate division. Emily Strand of Cornell University was the high individual in the collegiate division. The Cornell team placed first in oral reasons and the Ayrshire and Jersey breeds.
Other collegiate teams in the top five:
2nd Michigan State University
3rd Cornell University
4th Pennsylvania State University
5th Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Emily Strand of Cornell University was High Individual in the collegiate division. She is pictured with her coach, Kevin Ziemba.
Collegiate individuals in the top five:
1st Emily Strand, Cornell University
2nd Robin Alden, Ohio State University
3rd Jared Smith, Ohio State University
4th Malissa Reed, Michigan State University
5th Carmen Zwemmer, Michigan State University
Junior Collegiate Division
Modesto Junior College won the contest's Junior College Division. Team members are Vincent Migliazzo, Tony Garcia, Alison Sherman and Justin Bopp, coached by William Hobby.
Top five junior colleges:
2nd Morrisville State College of New York
3rd Kaskaskia College
4th Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute
5th State University of New York, Cobleskill
Vincent Migliazzo of Modesto was top individual in the Junior College division. Other top individuals:
2nd Tony Garcia, Modesto
3rd Alison Sherman, Modesto
4th Dan Grim, Ohio-ATI
5th Dylan Reed, Kaskaskia College
Maryland 4-H, with team members Ian Doody, Julia Doody, Courtney Hoff and Cassidy Schimer coached by Anne Davis and Kiera Finucane, won the contest's 4-H division. Ian and Julia placed first and second in oral reasons, respectively. Audrey Lane from Minnesota 4-H was third in oral reasons, followed by Emily Shaw of Pennsylvania 4-H, Williamsburg, Pa., and Tyler Goodlette of Kentucky 4-H.
Top five teams in the division:
1st Maryland 4-H
2nd Missouri 4-H
3rd Minnesota 4-H
4th Wisconsin 4-H
5th Kentucky 4-H
Top five individuals:
1st Ian Doody, Maryland 4-H
2nd Tyler Goodlette, Kentucky 4-H
3rd Tucker Peterson, Missouri 4-H
4th Gabriela Sorge, Minnesota 4-H
5th Julia Doody, Maryland 4-H
Top five individuals:
1st Trent Dado, Wisconsin FFA
2nd Laura Jensen, Wisconsin FFA
3rd Aaron Houdek, Minnesota FFA
4th Emily Dysart, Virginia FFA
5th Ethan Dado, Wisconsin FFA
Other top five FFA teams:
2nd Virginia FFA
3rd Kentucky FFA
4th Minnesota FFA
5th Ohio FFA
Awards were sponsored by the Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Holstein and Jersey breed associations and the All-American Dairy Show. Genex Cooperative, Inc. and the All-American Dairy Foundation sponsored the judging contest, and the Pennsylvania Dairymen's Association sponsored the banquet.
The 50th All-American Dairy Show, the world's largest dairy show, runs Sept. 7-12 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg. This year's show features 23 shows in six days, the nation's only all-dairy antiques show, nearly 3,000 animals and 2,000 exhibitors from across the nation.