Feb. 8 2018
A tutorial on judging dairy heifers. This is the first of two on heifers, and focuses on evaluating correctness of the frame, feet and legs
Feb. 8 2018
Ben Powers was high individual at the 2015 National 4-H Dairy Judging Contest. He was also High Individual in reasons and earned a perfect 50 when he delivered this set of reasons in the actual contest
Feb. 8 2018
Jordan Siemers was high individual and high reasons individual at the 2014 National 4-H Dairy Cattle Judging Contest
Dec. 21 2017
All the animals are clipped, the tack is loaded, and the show whites are packed. All of this only means one thing, it’s fair time!
Oct. 23 2017
There will be seven different covers for the October 25, 2017, issue of Hoard’s Dairyman
Oct. 12 2017
Standing on the blue shavings at World Dairy Expo last week competing in my last dairy judging competition is a memory I will never forget
Sept. 28 2017
Placings and notes for practice class Ayrshire 2 (A2)
Sept. 28 2017
Three classes to challenge your judging skills
Sept. 28 2017
From Hoards Dairyman, the coach of the Virginia Tech dairy judging team and Avery Kotlarczyk, a student at Kaskaskia college, a class of Guernsey cows for you to practice on
Sept. 28 2017
A class of Holstein cows for you to practice your dairy judging skills. Nicki Hardy, a Virginia Tech Dairy Judging team member delivers her reasons
Sept. 22 2017
Wisconsin 4-H, Michigan State Ag Tech, Ohio State University, and Pennsylvania FFA each won their respective divisions at the All-American Dairy Judging Contest in Harrisburg, Penn
Sept. 21 2017
Larry Schirm brings a lifetime of expertise to the ring as he helps keep the World Dairy Expo placings and cuts consistent from Class 1 to Class 12
Sept. 20 2017
Four classes and a set of questions make up the Central National FFA Dairy Cattle Judging Contest that takes place during World Dairy Expo each year. Around 400 students compete.Early on the Tuesday m
Sept. 1 2017
Life lessons, fun memories, and family traditions make the county fair a special place for many of us
Aug. 14 2017
You’ve made it through the spring and summer shows with this year’s show string. Whether you are going to more shows in the coming months or not, you’ve got a lot to be proud of
Aug. 1 2017
With each county fair, with each 4-H project, there are lessons learned . . . both for my children and for me
July 15 2017
People who know me will tell you that I am a person of very strong opinions, and I tend to set up rules for a lot of different things. So here they are, my top four rules for giving good oral reasons
June 15 2017
Why do we give reasons in dairy cattle judging? For most of you, I suspect that giving reasons is something you do because your 4-H leader or your judging coach, your mom, your dad, your older brother