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
May 17 2017
More than 14,800 cow judges from all 50 states and 15 other countries tackled the five classes in the 2017 Hoard’s Dairyman Cow Judging Contest
April 25 2017
I place this class of Holstein aged cows C-B-A-D. Starting the class with C, a beautiful dairy cow that carries the best udder in the class. C has a definite advantage in overall dairyness from end to...
April 25 2017
Holstein Class in the Hoard's Dairyman Cow Judging Contest 2017
April 25 2017
The official placings, reasons, and scoring key for the Holstein Class in the 2017 Cow Judging Contest
April 25 2017
Ayrshire class in the 2017 Annual Cow Judging Contest
April 25 2017
Official reasons for the Jersey Class in the 2017 Hoard's Dairyman Cow Judging Contest. I place this class of Jerseys A-C-D-B. A comes to the top in a close placing over C. I give a slight advantage to...
April 25 2017
Red & White Class in the Hoard's Dairyman Cow Judging Contest 2017
April 25 2017
Brown Swiss Class in the 2017 Hoard's Dairyman Cow judging Contest
April 25 2017
I place this class of Brown Swiss cows D-B-C-A. For me, D is the most structurally correct. She has the best fore udder and most correct teat placement. She also shows more balance of rear quar
April 25 2017
2017 Hoard's Dairyman Cow Judging Contest Jersey Class
April 25 2017
I place this class of Holstein aged cows C-B-A-D. Starting the class with C, a beautiful dairy cow that carries the best udder in the class. C has a definite advantage in overall dairyness from end to...