2018 Associate judges bring international flair to World Dairy Expo


MADISON – World Dairy Expo announced the eight individuals selected to serve as associate judges during the 52nd annual event, Oct. 2-6.

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

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.

The complete 16-judge roster for 2018 is as follows:

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, TN.

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, CA.

International Jersey Show

Official: Pat Conroy, Angola, IN.

Associate: Justin Burdette, Mercersburg, PA.

International Milking Shorthorn Show

Official: Brian Behnke, Albany, WI.

Associate: Carla Stetzer, Alma Center, WI.

International Red & White Show

Official: Blair Weeks, Pleasant Valley, Prince Edward Island

Associate: Tom DeGroot, Rosedale, British Columbia

Serving as the meeting place of the global dairy industry, World Dairy Expo brings together the latest in dairy innovation and the best cattle in North America. Crowds of nearly 70,000 people, from 100 countries, will return to Madison, WI, for the 52nd annual event, Oct. 2-6, 2018, when the world’s largest dairy-focused trade show, dairy and forage seminars, a world-class dairy cattle show and more will be on display.

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