The second World Dairy Expo Youth Fitting Contest was held Sunday morning at the Estrumate Sale Pavilion. Starting at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, the participants, whose ages ranged from 16 to 21 years, from across the United States and Canada, pitted their dairy cattle fitting skills against each other in this competitive event.
Each contestant was responsible to bring an unclipped show animal or sale animal to the contest as well as their own equipment and supplies. They clipped and fit the hair to enhance each animal’s strengths and weaknesses. These eager youth clipped and fitted the animals to perfection. Aaron Eaton of Syracuse, New York served as the official judge evaluating the fitting skills competition.
Top Individuals of the Youth Fitting Contest:
- Tracy Morey, 15, Rochester, Alberta, Canada
- Andrea Pagenkopf, 19, Lancaster, Wisconsin
- Jessica Pralle, 16, Humbird, Wisconsin
- Sean Brown, 17, Dodgeville, Wisconsin
- Kami Schuler, 19, Platteville, Wisconsin
This contest kicks off the first of many youth events this week at World Dairy Expo.
Generous support from sponsors makes the Youth Fitting Contest possible. In 2011, sponsors include: Aesculap AG Germany and Animart.
Source: World Dairy Expo