Ohio State University takes Collegiate Victory at 2013 All-American Dairy Show - Cowsmo

Ohio State University takes Collegiate Victory at 2013 All-American Dairy Show

Ohio State University, Modesto Junior College, Maryland 4-H and Wisconsin FFA were top teams in their divisions at the 45th annual Invitational Youth Dairy Cattle Judging Contest, held Monday, Sept. 9, during the 2013 All-American Dairy Show in Harrisburg.

From as far as California and North Dakota, 41 teams competed in the 4-H, FFA, Junior Collegiate and Senior Collegiate divisions. The contest included two parts: dairy cattle evaluation and oral reasons in defense of those placings. Awards were given to individuals and teams in each division for oral reasons, breed-specific results and overall results.

“We helped celebrate the 50th All-American with a judging contest full of high-quality cattle and great contestants,” said contest superintendent Judy Black. “We welcomed even more 4-H teams this year – a total of 15. This contest is helping prepare the next generation of dairy leaders.”

Collegiate Division
The Ohio State University team, with members Robin Alden, Jared Smith, Lara Staples and Jacquelyn Sherry, and coach Bonnie Ayers, topped the collegiate division. Emily Strand of Cornell University was the high individual in the collegiate division. The Cornell team placed first in oral reasons and the Ayrshire and Jersey breeds.

Other collegiate teams in the top five:
2nd – Michigan State University
3rd – Cornell University
4th – Pennsylvania State University
5th – Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Collegiate individuals in the top five:
1st – Emily Strand, Cornell University
2nd – Robin Alden, Ohio State University
3rd – Jared Smith, Ohio State University
4th – Malissa Reed, Michigan State University
5th – Carmen Zwemmer, Michigan State University

Junior Collegiate Division
Modesto Junior College won the contest’s Junior College Division. Team members are Vincent Migliazzo, Tony Garcia, Alison Sherman and Justin Bopp, coached by William Hobby.

Top five junior colleges:
2nd – Morrisville State College of New York
3rd – Kaskaskia College
4th – Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute
5th – State University of New York, Cobleskill

Vincent Migliazzo of Modesto was top individual in the Junior College division. Other top individuals:
2nd – Tony Garcia, Modesto
3rd – Alison Sherman, Modesto
4th – Dan Grim, Ohio-ATI
5th – Dylan Reed, Kaskaskia College

4-H Division
Maryland 4-H, with team members Ian Doody, Julia Doody, Courtney Hoff and Cassidy Schimer coached by Anne Davis and Kiera Finuca, won the contest’s 4-H division. Ian and Julia placed first and second in oral reasons, respectively. Audrey Lane from Minnesota 4-H was third in oral reasons, followed by Emily Shaw of Pennsylvania 4-H, Williamsburg, Pa., and Tyler Goodlette of Kentucky 4-H.

Top five teams in the division:
1st – Maryland 4-H
2nd – Missouri 4-H
3rd – Minnesota 4-H
4th – Wisconsin 4-H
5th – Kentucky 4-H

Top five individuals:
1st – Ian Doody, Maryland 4-H
2nd – Tyler Goodlette, Kentucky 4-H
3rd – Tucker Peterson, Missouri 4-H
4th – Gabriela Sorge, Minnesota 4-H
5th – Julia Doody, Maryland 4-H

FFA Division
The Wisconsin FFA Team took top honors in the contest’s FFA division. Members Trent Dado, Laura Jensen and Ethan Dado also individually placed in the top five.

Top five individuals:
1st – Trent Dado, Wisconsin FFA
2nd – Laura Jensen, Wisconsin FFA
3rd – Aaron Houdek, Minnesota FFA
4th – Emily Dysart, Virginia FFA
5th – Ethan Dado, Wisconsin FFA

Other top five FFA teams:
2nd – Virginia FFA
3rd – Kentucky FFA
4th – Minnesota FFA
5th – Ohio FFA

Awards were sponsored by the Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Holstein and Jersey breed associations and the All-American Dairy Show. Genex Cooperative, Inc. and the All-American Dairy Foundation sponsored the judging contest, and the Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association sponsored the banquet.

The 50th All-American Dairy Show, the world’s largest dairy show, runs Sept. 7-12 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg. This year’s show features 23 shows in six days, the nation’s only all-dairy antiques show, nearly 3,000 animals and 2,000 exhibitors from across the nation.

For more information, visit www.allamerican.state.pa.us or call 717-787-2905.


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