Wisconsin youth Trent Dado has taken home the top individual spot in the national 4-H dairy judging contest, held Sept. 30, at World Dairy Expo.
Twenty-five teams from around the country competed in the dairy cattle evaluation contest. They judged 10 classes of cattle and presented judges with oral reasons in five of the classes.
Dado scored 711 points overall to win the top individual spot. Second place individual was Julia Doody of Maryland with 710 points.
Doody and her brother Ian Doody helped lead their state team to the top team placing with 2,061 points followed by Pennsylvania with 2,060 points.
Wisconsin's team, coached by Jered Haase, Karrie Melin Swenson and Kirsten Klugow, came in third with 2,054 points.
In addition to Dado, the Wisconsin team included Chris Rassier, Laura Jensen and Cody Getschel.
In the Individual Reasons portion of the contest Julia Doody placed first with 236 points and Ian Doody placed second with 232 points. Trent Dado of Wisconsin placed fifth in that portion of the contest with 229 points.
Wisconsin's Laura Jensen had 224 points for seventh place and Cody Getschel had 223 for eighth place in Individual Reasons.
Wisconsin placed second in the Team Reasons portion of the contest just behind Maryland's team.