Dairy cattle judges from 19 universities competed in the North American International Livestock Exposition Dairy Judging Contest, held Sunday, November 9, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky. The team from UW-Madison earned a third place finish with 2,025 points. Team members were Bethany Dado, Cody Getschel, Jordan Ebert and Janelle Remington
UW won both the Brown Swiss and Holstein breed competitions and placed fifth in Jerseys. The team also finished sixth in Oral Reasons. Bethany Dado was the highest placing individual for the Badgers coming in seventh with 681 points.
Brian Kelroy, Dairy Programs Manager at East Central Select Sires, and Chad Wethal, Account Manager at Filament Marketing, coached the teams.
“NAILE is always a fun contest to judge,” said Wethal. “This team worked hard all season preparing for the contest and both Brian and I are proud of their success and looking forward to working with this group and their teammates again next fall.”
UW-Madison Team Placed:
- 3rd Team Overall (2025 points)
- 6th Oral Reasons (653 points)
- 1st Brown Swiss
- 1st Holstein
- 5th Jersey
Individual Awards & Members:
Bethany Dado – Amery, WI – Dairy Science and Genetics – Junior
- 7th Individual Overall
Cody Getschel – Osceola, WI – Dairy Science – Junior
- 2nd Holstein
Jordan Ebert – Algoma, WI – Dairy Science – Junior
- 3rd Brown Swiss
Janelle Remington – WI – Dairy Science – Sophomore
The UW Foundation’s David P. Dickson Student Activity Fund sponsors the team.
For more highlights of the 2014 season, click here.