World Dairy Expo is pleased to announce the eight official judges selected to evaluate North America's finest dairy cattle October 3 through 7, 2017. It will be their responsibility, with assistance from their associate judge, to place the more than 2,400 animals expected to grace the colored shavings.
Nominated and selected by Expo's dairy cattle exhibitors each year, the official judges for the 2017 World Dairy Expo Dairy Cattle Show are as follows:
International Ayrshire Show:
Allyn "Spud" Paulson, Arlington, Wis.
International Brown Swiss Show:
Keith Topp, Botkins, Ohio
International Guernsey Show:
Chris Lahmers, Marysville, Ohio
International Holstein Show:
Adam Liddle, Argyle, N.Y.
International Junior Holstein Show:
Lynn Harbaugh, Marion, Wis.
International Jersey Show:
Mike Berry, Albany, Ore.
International Milking Shorthorn Show:
Jack Lomeo, Jr., Hermon, N.Y.
International Red & White Show:
Chad Ryan, Fond du Lac, Wis.
For five decades, the global dairy industry has been meeting in Madison, Wis. for World Dairy Expo. Crowds of nearly 75,000 people from more than 100 countries attended the annual event in 2016. WDE will return Oct. 3-7, 2017 as attendees and exhibitors are encouraged to "Discover New Dairy Worlds." Visit worlddairyexpo.com or follow us on Facebookand Twitter (@WDExpo or #WDE17) for more information.