Junior Dairy Cattle

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University contact person:  Cory Weigel

Bubble sheet suggestions for the Junior Dairy Cattle CDE

This event is intended for Freshmen and Sophomores who are not qualifying for the state dairy cattle event.

Contest Purpose:  To provide a competitive event for agricultural education students, empahsizing skills in dairy cattle selection.


  1. To provide agricultural education students with dairy interests a practical experience that will serve them well in industry positions or in management of a modern dairy herd.
  2. To develop students' skills in observation and analysis.
  3. To provide experience in the evaluation of dairy cattle type.

Event format:

  1. Five classes of four dairy animals each will be place on type.  Classes will be Holstein cows or Holstein heifers.
  2. Participants will be permitted to view the animals but will not be permitted to handle them.
  3. The correct placing in each class will be worth 50 points.

This event is held in facilities that are not heated.  Students need to dress warmly.