Members of the next generation of Wisconsin’s dairy industry know how to judge cattle, and CALS dairy science instructors know how to coach them. That was made clear for the second time this fall on Sunday, Nov. 7, when a team from Wisconsin took second place among 25 teams competing in the Invitational Youth Dairy Cattle Judging Contest in Louisville, KY. The team was coached by Beth Heinze, a dairy youth specialist in the CALS Department of Dairy Science, and her husband, Mark Heinze, and included two CALS students: Ryan O’Leary, Fond Du Lac County, is a sophomore majoring in dairy science; Trent Styczynski from Shawano County is enrolled in the Farm and Industry Short Course (FISC). The team also included Janelle Remington from Dodge County, and Dane Thompson from Barron County.
The win comes just 5 weeks after a team from CALS won the National Intercollegiate Dairy Judging Competition at World Dairy Expo in Madison. That team was coached by Ted Halbach, CALS dairy science instructor and director of FISC.