Illinois 4H claimed 8th place in the National 4-H Dairy Cattle Judging Contest at World Dairy Expo® in Madison WI. Team members Delana Erbsen, Nevin Erbsen and Jacob Raber were coached by Derek Nolan and Wendy Erbsen. The contest consisted of 10 classes and 5 sets of oral reasons. The team members had to qualify at the state contest held at the Illinois State fair where Delana placed first and Nevin was second. Participating in Dairy Judging provides an excellent opportunity for youth to not only increase their knowledge of evaluating dairy cattle but also develop and hone valuable communication skills that will be useful for a lifetime.
Teams and individuals receiving recognition include:
8th Team – Overall
5th Team - Placings
2nd Team – Holsteins
6th Team – Ayrshires
6th Team - Jerseys
7th Team – Guernsey
Delana Erbsen (Carroll County):
Nevin Erbsen (Carrol County):
A former Carroll County 4-H member, Rachel Scidmore, completed on the University of Illinois team.
Rachel was 14th Overall, 7th in placings, 4th in Ayrshires, 6th in Brown Swiss
Both Delana and Rachel were All-American.