A team from SUNY Cobleskill has won a prestigious dairy cattle judging competition.
Students from the school’s animal science and agriculture programs placed first and second at the 178th Royal Highland Show in Scotland, which brings together more than 2,100 competitors from around the world.
Teams are scored based on their knowledge of the animals and their judging ability. The students from SUNY Cobleskill are all enrolled in the school’s animal industry, animal science and agricultural business management programs.
University President Marion Terenzio says SUNY Cobleskill is “very proud” of the students for their success on the global stage.
The winning students’ instructor, Carrie Edsall, says she is “beyond excited” by her team’s win.
Source: AP News
Note: The Team consists of Kennedy Crothers, Josh Chisholm, Matt Currie and Kaylah Gulley, who also captured the top honours in the International Post-Secondary Dairy Cattle Judging Contest at World Dairy Expo in 2017. They also competed at the Eastern States Expo and the All-American Dairy Show where they placed 2nd in both events.
Following the contest in Scotland, the team headed to the Luxembourg National Dairy Show where the had the opportunity to judge one of the milking classes.