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.
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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