Local dairy teams win at All-American Invitational

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Ohio State Dairy Judging Team
The Ohio State University dairy judging team won the collegiate division of the 2017 All-American Dairy Show Youth Judging Contest held Sept. 18, at the Pa. Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg, Pa. The team was coached by Bonnie Ayars (right). Team members included Ella Jackson, Tanner Topp. Lexie Nunes, and Alex Houck.

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Ohio State University, Pennsylvania FFA, Wisconsin 4-H, and Michigan State Ag Tech each won their respective divisions at the 2017 All-American Invitational Youth Dairy Cattle Judging Contest held Sept. 18 at the Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg.

Contestants judged 10 classes of cattle, then gave oral reasons on four or five of the classes depending on their division.

The top five individuals and teams were recognized in each division for specific breed performance, oral reasons and overall results.

Collegiate division

First, OSU; second, University of Minnesota; third, Cornell University; fourth, Cal Poly State University; fifth, Virginia Tech.

Top Five Collegiate Individuals

First, Ella Jackson, Ohio State; second, Hannah Van Dyk, Virginia Tech; third, Alexandra Gambonini, Cal Poly; fourth, Keith Koerner, Cornell; fifth, Riley Lewis, Purdue.

Junior collegiate division

First, Michigan State Ag Tech; second, SUNY Cobleskill; third, Modesto Junior College; fourth, Kaskaskia College; fifth, Morrisville State College.

Top five junior college individuals

First,  Cameron Cook, Michigan State Ag Tech; second, Nikki Sanders, Modesto Junior College; third, Kaylah Gulley, SUNY Cobleskill; fourth, Morgan Luoma, Michigan State Ag Tech; fifth, Hope Mcalvey, Michigan State Ag Tech.

4-H Division

First, Wisconsin; second, Maryland; third, Missouri; fourth, Ohio; fifth, Florida.

Top Five 4-H Individuals

First, Emma Gwidt, Wis.; second, Lauren Almasy, Ohio; third, Ellie Wantland, Mo.; fourth, Madelynn Gwidt, Wis.; fifth, Mindy Burton, Md.

FFA division

First, Pa.; second, Kentucky; third, Ohio; fourth, Indiana; fifth, Missouri.

Top five FFA individuals

First, Gracie Mccarre, Ohio; second, Reagon Sellers, Pa.; third, Blake Wright, Mo; fourth, Sam Masri, Mo.; fifth, Kalli Schwenk, Pa.

The All-American Dairy Show features 22 shows in six days in addition to the nation’s only all-dairy antiques show.

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