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Dairy Judging Team Wins Top Honors At Harrisburg

SEPT. 21, 2007--The University of Wisconsin - River Falls Dairy Judging Team took home the first place trophy at the All-American Invitational Youth Dairy Cattle Judging Contest held in Harrisburg, Penn.

Team members included Vicki Cooper, a double major in art and marketing communications with an agriculture emphasis from DeForest, Wis.; Justin Harsdorf, an animal science major from River Falls ; Drew Johnson, a dairy science major from Cashton, Wis.; and Tom Knegendorf, a dairy science major from Spring Valley, Wis.

There were 19 collegiate teams competing, which was the largest collegiate contest held in Harrisburg. The UWRF dairy team received first place overall, followed by the University of Georgia and University of Minnesota. They also placed second overall in reasons. The team placed fifth in the Ayrshire breed, fifth in the Guernsey breed, fourth in the Holstein breed and fourth in the Jersey breed.

Leading the team, Harsdorf placed 7th individually. Knegendorf placed 9th overall and 1st in the Jersey breed class. Johnson placed 20th and Cooper placed 39th individually. The team was coached by Steve Kelm, professor and UWRF chair of the department of animal and food science.

Photo, above: The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Dairy Judging team received first place at the All-American Invitational Youth Dairy Cattle Judging Contest in Harrisburg, Penn. L to R: UWRF Professor Steve Kelm, Justin Harsdorf, River Falls; Vicki Cooper, DeForest; Drew Johnson, Cashton; Tom Knegendorf, Spring Valley.


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