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Oliver County Wins 4-H Dairy Judging Contest

Oliver County teams take first place in the senior and junior divisions.

A team from Oliver County placed first in the senior division of the state 4-H dairy judging contest, which was held with the recent state FFA dairy judging contest at North Dakota State University.

Team members are Shane Giedd, Rachel Oliver, Emily Klein and Rebecca Liffrig. Giedd was the high individual in the contest.

The team is eligible to represent North Dakota 4-H at the national dairy judging contest held in conjunction with the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wis., this fall.

Dairy judging consists of evaluating classes of four animals and ranking them based on conformation. Contestants defend their placing with oral reasons.

The second-place team from Morton County consists of Brandi Doll, Stetson Ellingson, Hunter Kleinjan, Cody Wald and Patrick Johnson.

The Foster County team of Audra Montgomery, Madison Wendel, Candice Nystad and Ann Endres placed third in the senior 4-H division.

An Oliver County team also placed first in the junior division. Team members are Breanna Vosberg, Charlie Liffrig and Olivia Klein. The team from Foster County, with members Madeliene Nichols, Marissa House and Kiara Geiszler, placed second.

The North Dakota Milk Producers, Midwest Dairy Association of North Dakota and North Dakota 4-H Foundation are the sponsors for this contest. Contest directors were J.W. Schroeder, NDSU Extension dairy specialist, and Todd Molden, manager of the NDSU dairy teaching and research unit.

NDSU Agriculture Communication - June 11, 2014

Source:Dean Aakre, (701) 231-8595, dean.aakre@ndsu.edu
Editor:Ellen Crawford, (701) 231-5391, ellen.crawford@ndsu.edu
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