World Dairy Expo’s slate of sixteen dairy cattle judges is now complete. Each of the eight shows will have a team of two experienced judges to evaluate, sort and rank each class. More than 1,200 dairy cattle exhibitors will bring more than 2,500 head of their very best cattle to Expo. These judges will select the Grand Champions of seven breeds that will vie for Supreme Champion of World Dairy Expo during the closing ceremony.
World Dairy Expo Dairy Cattle Judges for 2015 include:
International Ayrshire Show
Lead Judge: Mary Creek, Hagerstown, Md.
Associate: Selwyn Donald, Featherston, New Zealand
International Brown Swiss Show
Lead Judge: Paul Trapp, Taylor, Wis.
Associate: Tom Foss, Cambridge, Minn.
International Guernsey Show
Lead Judge: Lynn Harbaugh, Marion, Wis.
Associate: Kevin Jorgensen, Waupun, Wis.
International Holstein Show
Lead Judge: Nathan Thomas, Cable, Ohio
Associate: Eddie Bue, Fithian, Ill.
International Junior Holstein Show
Lead Judge: Chad Ryan, Fond du Lac, Wis.
Associate: Jamie Black, Constable, N.Y.
International Jersey Show
Lead Judge: Michael Heath, Westminster, Md.
Associate: Wayne Stiles, Westminster, Md.
International Milking Shorthorn Show
Lead Judge: Allyn Paulson, Arlington, Wis.
Associate: Mike Halpin, Kempton, Ill.
International Red & White Show
Lead Judge: Pat Conroy, Angola, Ind.
Associate: Joël Lepage, Amqui, QC Canada
World Dairy Expo is recognized as the meeting place for the global dairy industry. More than 70,000 dairy producers and industry experts from 90 countries travel to Madison, Wis. each year to experience the renowned Trade Show, Virtual Farm Tours, Expo Seminars and exciting youth competitions. World Dairy Expo’s theme is “Dairy in our DNA” and it will be held Sept. 29 through Oct. 3, 2015. Visitworlddairyexpo.com, follow us on Facebook or Twitter @WDExpo or #WDE15 for more information.