WI wins fourth straight National 4-H Dairy Cattle Judging contest title

Wisconsin State Farmer
Members of the international competition-bound Manitowoc County 4-H dairy cattle judging team include Emma Vos, Jenna Gries, Lauren Siemers and Clarissa Ulness. The team won national honors this week at World Dairy Expo and are coached by Angie Ulness and Paul Siemers.

Wisconsin claimed top honors in the National 4-H Dairy Cattle Judging Contest at World Dairy Expo, winning for the fourth year in a row. The Wisconsin senior team members Jenna Gries, Lauren Siemers, Clarissa Ulness and Emma Vos. The team is coached by Paul Siemers and Angie Ulness.

The team which hails from Manitowoc County will represent the U.S. at the international competition next summer in Europe.

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Coach Angie Ulness said the team is on cloud nine.

“The neat thing about the team of young ladies is that they are truly ‘cow girls', they work with them, talk cows together and now have proven they can judge them to a very high level,” she said. 

Florida was runner up followed these team rounding out the Top Five: New York, Ohio and Maryland. 

Wisconsinites receiving recognition include: placing in Top Ten individuals overall were Clarissa Ulness, 682, third; Jenna Gries, 681, fourth. Wisconsin placed first in the Reasons category with Jenna Gries, finishing first in the category, Clarissa Ulness, seventh and Lauren Siemers, eighth.