2018 World Dairy Expo Associate Judges bring international flair to the colored shavings

Wisconsin State Farmer
The associate judge assists the official judge and completes the team tasked with evaluating North America’s finest dairy cattle each October.

MADISON - Eight individuals have been selected to serve as associate judges during the 52nd annual World Dairy Expo, Oct. 2 - 6.

Spanning the globe, these judges bring a world-wide perspective to the colored shavings, with international judging experience. It is the duty of the associate judge to assist the official judge in evaluating each class of cattle that enters the showring.    

16-judge roster  

International Ayrshire Show: 

Official: Callum McKinven, Canton de Hatley, Quebec 

Associate: Dean Malcolm, Victoria, Australia   

International Brown Swiss Show: 

Official: Steve Wagner, Richford, Vt. 

Associate: Christopher “Chip” Savage, Union Bridge, Md. 

International Guernsey Show: 

Official: Brian Schnebly, Hagerstown, Md. 

Associate: Mike Hickman, Shelbyville, Tenn. 

International Holstein Show:  

Official: Carl Phoenix, Sunderland, Ontario 

Associate: Joel Phoenix, Cannington, Ontario 

International Junior Holstein Show: 

Official: Chris Hill, Thurmont, Md. 

Associate: Robert Teixeira, Keyes, Calif. 

International Jersey Show: 

Official: Pat Conroy, Angola, Ind. 

Associate: Justin Burdette, Mercersburg, Pa. 

International Milking Shorthorn Show: 

Official: Brian Behnke, Albany, Wis. 

Associate: Carla Stetzer, Alma Center, Wis.  

International Red & White Show: 

Official: Blair Weeks, Pleasant Valley, Prince Edward Island 

Associate: Tom DeGroot, Rosedale, British Columbia 

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