UWP Dairy Judging Team places 3rd at contest

September 23, 2003

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2003_09_23.jpgThis year's UWP Dairy Judging team consists of (L to R): Dr. Mike Mee, Stephanie Stout, Bryan Moret, Michelle Ritschard and Kurt McCullough. The team placed third at this years Accelerated Genetics 10th Annual Dairy Judging Contest.

The dairy judging season has begun. The UW-Platteville dairy team consisting of Stephanie Stout, Kurt McCullough, Michelle Ritschard and Bryan Moret competed in the 10th Annual Accelerated Genetics Intercollegiate Contest in Viroqua on Sunday, Sept. 14. Eighteen teams representing 13 schools competed.

The UWP team placed first in the milking shorthorn class with McCullough placing third overall. UWP also placed fifth in the Guernsey breed. In the Holstein breed the team finished third with Stout placing 4th overall. The team was competitive in the other breeds as well.

Overall UWP placed third in the contest with McCullough placing sixth and Stout placing third overall. The team was consistent in its placing for each class.

The top five teams were: the University of Illinois with a total of 2,006 points. University of Minnesota with 2,005 total points; UW-Platteville came in third with1,970 total points; UW-Madison took fourth with 1,946 total points and Iowa State University finished fifth in the competition with 1,928 total points.

This has been the best finish for UW-Platteville at this contest since 1996. Special thanks was offered to Cory Weigel for getting practice classes ready out at the farm and assisting.

The next event the UWP dairy judging team will be judging at is the World Dairy Expo Sept. 30 to Oct. 4.

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