The largest dairy judging contest at World Dairy Expo is not the 4-H, college or post-secondary contest – it's the FFA Dairy Cattle Judging Contest. This year, 130 teams competed and placed four classes and answered questions on one class. The winning team was from Kiel, Wis. Team members were Zach Lensmire, who placed fourth individually, Tyler Siemen, who was seventh individually, and Barloe Brisson.
Following Kiel FFA were Iowa Grant FFA, Plymouth FFA, Stanley Boyd FFA and Glenwood City.
Other individual placings included:
1st: Beth Yanke, Sauk Prairie
2nd: Lyrica Daentl, Iowa Grant FFA
3rd: Brent Hopp, Laconia FFA
5th: Jordan Kiel, Tomah FFA
6th: Austin Telfer, Fort Atkinson FFA
8th: Trevor Mahr, Stanley-Boyd FFA
9th: Logan Kruse, Maquoketa Valley FFA
10th: Mike Moede, Algoma FFA
Full results are attached here.
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