June 19 2020
When I tell people that my favorite breed of dairy cow is the Brown Swiss, about 85% of the time they laugh, and then ask me why
June 5 2020
Summer is the time for cow shows. It’s time for training and spending a lot of time at the wash rack. This year looks different, and I know for many people every fair that’s canceled is a blow...
Feb. 19 2020
A few months ago, I had the bright idea that it would be great to start my kids showing cattle and invite their friends to do the same. I thought, “Hey! We can house them and all work with them together!”
Dec. 31 2019
Cow Judging Contest special offer! Have a large judging team this year? Purchase 10 copies of the Judging Guide and save 20%
Dec. 13 2019
I grew up absolutely living for contests such as Dairy Bowl, dairy judging, management contests, showing, and so much more
Nov. 19 2019
University of Minnesota senior Emily Annexstad and her sophomore brother Matthias topped the collegiate and 4-H contests, respectively, held at the North American International Livestock Exposition in...
Nov. 19 2019
“A huge, powerful, and overwhelming force or institution.” That is the definition of juggernaut, and Spencer County FFA in Kentucky has certainly earned the description after claiming their...
Oct. 1 2019
National 4-H Dairy Judging Champion Team winners from World Dairy Expo's contest
Sept. 30 2019
Post-Secondary Dairy Judging Contest High Individuals from past World Dairy Expo contests
Sept. 30 2019
High Post-Secondary Dairy Cattle Judging Contest High Teams at World Dairy Expo
Sept. 30 2019
National 4-H Dairy Cattle Judging Contest High Individuals
Sept. 17 2019
The All-American Dairy Show Judging Contest celebrated its 51st year with its largest contest — in every division — this year
Aug. 15 2019
Earlier this summer, I was on a search to find the right clipper blades. This challenge reminded me once again that the dairy business has changed, and that holds true in the showing world, too
Aug. 9 2019
The forthcoming crisp fall air will also welcome in the continuation of the tanbark trail and the beginning of dairy judging contests
July 22 2019
Last month over 30 4-H, FFA, and post-secondary students from the United States traveled to Scotland as part of the International Dairy Judging Tour
July 8 2019
While different philosophies for breeding cattle cover the world, the same general idea of what is a desirable cow still holds true
March 11 2019
The Hoard’s Dairyman Cow Judging Contest has roots that run deep for both the magazine and many participants
Jan. 29 2019
Just in time for the 89th annual Cow Judging Contest, Hoard’s Dairyman has announced the release of a brand new resource on dairy judging
Nov. 6 2018
At four of the national dairy judging contests this year, the Big E in Massachusetts, All-American in Pennsylvania, World Dairy Expo in Wisconsin, and North American International Livestock Expo in Kentucky,...
Oct. 29 2018
The National Dairy Cattle Evaluation and Management Contest Career Development Event (CDE) took place last week in Indianapolis, Ind., during the National FFA Convention