The Milbank FFA Chapter’s dairy cattle judging team attended the World Dairy Expo and competed in the dairy cattle judging career development event on September 29, in Madison, Wisconsin. MHS team members included Keara Van Hoorn and Cassidy and Brooke Schwagel. Kylene Bowen also participated in the practice round of judging. The team was accompanied by their coach, Suzanne Souza.
The FFA event consisted of two different heats with 230 FFA members each. Both heats placed four classes of dairy cows and/or heifers. Classes were selected from Holstein, Brown Swiss, Jersey, Guernsey, Ayrshire, Milking Shorthorn, and Red and White cattle. Superintendent of the event was Dr. Mark Zidon of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, School of Agriculture.
The World Dairy Expo is the largest dairy-focused trade show in the world and featured 650 companies from 19 countries and 1,600 dairy cattle exhibitors. It is an international showcase for elite dairy cattle, cutting edge research, modern technologies, and education.
The list of Supreme Champions from the 2021 Dairy Expo includes:
SUPREME CHAMPION: ERBACRES SNAPPLE SHAKIRA-ET EXHIBITED BY: FERME JACOBS, TY-D HOLSTEINS, THERAULAZ, FERME ANTELIMARCK, C & F JACOBS, CAP-SANTÉ, QUÉBEC, CANADA
RESERVE SUPREME CHAMPION: CUTTING EDGE THUNDER FAYE EXHIBITED BY: KEN MAIN AND KENNY JOE MANION, COPAKE, NEW YORK
SUPREME CHAMPION HEIFER: DORLOY-K GUINNESS-RED-ET EXHIBITED BY: KENLEE PHILIPS, LINGLEVILLE, TEXAS
RESERVE SUPREME CHAMPION HEIFER: SVHEATHS KID ROCK JADEN EXHIBITED BY: VIERRA DAIRY FARMS, HILMAR, CALIFORNIA
SUPREME CHAMPION OF THE JUNIOR SHOW: SCENIC-EDGE JORDAN-RED EXHIBITED BY: JACEY & HADLEY ROSS, DELAVAN, WISCONSIN
RESERVE SUPREME CHAMPION OF THE JUNIOR SHOW: HOMERIDGE T ANNETTE EXHIBITED BY: K&D NICKELS, T FRESON, M SELL AND S STANFORD, WATERTOWN, WISCONSIN
SUPREME CHAMPION HEIFER OF THE JUNIOR SHOW: DORLOY-K GUINNESS-RED-ET EXHIBITED BY: KENLEE PHILIPS, LINGLEVILLE, TEXAS RESERVE SUPREME CHAMPION HEIFER OF THE JUNIOR SHOW: PIT-CREW FORMULA TAWNY EXHIBITED BY: LEASED BY: ABBY FOSS, OWNER: PIT-CREW GENETICS, CAMBRIDGE, MINNESOTA
Photo: Kylene Bowen, Keara Van Hoorn, Cassidy Schwagel, Brooke Schwagel and Suzanne Souza