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Green County 4-H Dairy Judging Teams Gain Experience, Knowledge


July 8, 2021

Photo courtesy of Lana Heins

Dairy Judging Teams (L-R): Coach Ryan Smith, Ian Schwartzlow, Deven Gilson, Ellie Modaff, Taylor Svendsen, and Coach Tess Zettle.

On Tuesday, June 22nd, four youth from Green County 4-H participated in the Southeast Area Animal Science Day Dairy Judging Competition at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Jefferson, WI. Prior to this event, the youth attended weekly practices held at different farms throughout Green County. At these practices, youth learned how to evaluate dairy cows and heifers. Using the PDCA (Purebred Dairy Cattle Association) Unified Scorecard, they learned to assess dairy animals based on four categories: Udder, Dairy Strength, Rear Feet and Legs, and Frame. Throughout these practices they str...

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