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N.D. 4-H’ers Place at World Dairy Expo

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North Dakota's dairy judging team brings home several team and individual awards from the World Dairy Expo. Pictured are, from left: team members Jameson Ellingson, Brooke Kunz, Ivy Klusmann and Sierra Ellingson, and team co-coach Nathan Boehm. North Dakota's dairy judging team brings home several team and individual awards from the World Dairy Expo. Pictured are, from left: team members Jameson Ellingson, Brooke Kunz, Ivy Klusmann and Sierra Ellingson, and team co-coach Nathan Boehm.
North Dakota’s team placed 11th overall.

North Dakota’s 4-H dairy judging team placed 11th overall at the recent World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wis.

The team members are Jameson Ellingson, Sierra Ellingson, Ivy Klusmann and Brooke Kunz of Morton County. Nathan Boehm and Heidi Brandt coach the team.

The team was eligible to represent North Dakota at the national competition after winning first place at the state 4-H dairy judging contest in June.

The team placed in several divisions at the World Dairy Expo. The divisions and placings were:

  • Brown Swiss - sixth
  • Guernsey - eighth
  • Holsteins - 10th
  • Ayrshires - 13th
  • Reasons - 13th
  • Jersey - 16th

Twenty-two teams competed at the national event. The teams judged 10 classes, including five breeds. Five of the 10 classes were cows and five were heifers.

The Morton County team members also placed individually. Their placings were:

  • Sierra Ellingson - 10th in Guernsey and 23rd in Brown Swiss
  • Klusmann - 14th in Guernsey and 23rd in Holsteins
  • Jameson Ellingson - 25th in Ayrshires

NDSU Agriculture Communication - Oct. 7, 2017

Source:Karla Meikle, 701-667-3340, karla.meikle@ndsu.edu
Editor:Ellen Crawford, 701-231-5391, ellen.crawford@ndsu.edu
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