Participating in Dairy Judging provides an excellent opportunity for youth to not only increase their knowledge of evaluating dairy cattle, but to also develop and hone valuable communication skills that will be useful for a lifetime. In Wisconsin, youth have the opportunity to compete in FFA and 4-H Dairy Judging Contests. FFA dairy judging contests occur in the spring and the team that wins the state contest represents Wisconsin at the National FFA contest at the National FFA Career Development Contest. County 4-H teams compete at district dairy judging contests during regional Area Animal Science Days for the chance to attend the State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest. State winners in the senior division go on to represent Wisconsin at the All-American Dairy Show in Harrisburg, PA, World Dairy Expo in Madison, WI, and the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, KY.
The 2013 State Dairy Judging Contest was held on Monday, July 22 2012.
The 2013 District Dairy Judging contests will be held along with the State 4-H Area Animal Science Days. Please click here to see the dates and locations.
The rules for the 2013 4-H Dairy Judging contest are available here
The 2013 State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest will be held at the Marshfield Fairgrounds in Marshfield, WI. The contest will be held on Monday July 22, 2013 in conjunction with the state Guernsey and Ayrshire show.
Click here for information regarding the State FFA Dairy Judging Contest
* Please remember that the reasons and placing cards are for use in practice only, they MAY NOT be used in a contest!