Eight cattlemen from around the globe have been selected as associate judges for World Dairy Expo in 2017. These men complete the 16-judge roster that is responsible for placing more than 2,400 cattle expected to exhibit October 3 through 7 in Madison, Wis. It is the duty of the associate judge to assist the official judge in evaluating each class of cattle that walks onto the colored shavings. These associate judges bring experience judging nationally and internationally with them to Madison.
The complete list of judges for 2017 is as follows:
International Ayrshire Show:
Official: Allyn “Spud” Paulson, Arlington, Wis.
Associate: Kurt Wolf, Epworth, Iowa
International Brown Swiss Show:
Official: Keith Topp, Botkins, Ohio
Associate: Dean Dohle, Halfway, Mo.
International Guernsey Show:
Official: Chris Lahmers, Marysville, Ohio
Associate: Bernie Heisner, Fairview Heights, Ill.
International Holstein Show:
Official: Adam Liddle, Argyle, N.Y.
Associate: Carl Phoenix, Sunderland, Ont.
International Junior Holstein Show:
Official: Lynn Harbaugh, Marion, Wis.
Associate: Ryan Krohlow, Poynette, Wis.
International Jersey Show:
Official: Mike Berry, Albany, Ore.
Associate: Corey Couch, Victoria, Australia
International Milking Shorthorn Show:
Official: Jack Lomeo, Jr., Hermon, N.Y.
Associate: Simon Lalande, St. Placide, Qué.
International Red & White Show:
Official: Chad Ryan, Fond du Lac, Wis.
Associate: Brian Kelroy, DeForest, Wis.
For five decades, the global dairy industry has been meeting in Madison, Wis. for World Dairy Expo. Crowds of nearly 75,000 people from more than 100 countries attended the annual event in 2016. WDE will return Oct. 3-7, 2017 as attendees and exhibitors are encouraged to “Discover New Dairy Worlds.” Visit worlddairyexpo.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@WDExpo or #WDE17 ) for more information.