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posted Dec. 18, 2017 10:31 a.m. (CDT)
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Dairy expo judges selected

World Dairy Expo has announced the eight individuals who will serve as official judges during the 2018 World Dairy Expo Dairy Cattle Show, Oct. 2-6 in Madison. Judges are responsible for the evaluation and placing of more than 2,300 cattle with the help of their associate judge. Nominated and selected by Expo’s dairy cattle exhibitors, official judges for 2018 are as follows:

International Ayrshire Show: Callum McKinven, Canton de Hatley, Quebec, Canada.

International Brown Swiss Show: Steve Wagner, Quarryville, Pa.

International Guernsey Show: Brian Schnebly, Hagerstown, Md.

International Holstein Show: Carl Phoenix, Sunderland, Ontario, Canada.

International Junior Holstein Show: Chris Hill, Thurmont, Md.

International Jersey Show: Pat Conroy, Angola, Ind.

International Milking Shorthorn Show: Brian Behnke, Albany.

International Red and White Show: Blair Weeks, Pleasant Valley, Prince Edward Island.

Expo awardnominees sought

World Dairy Expo is accepting nominations through Feb. 1 for the 2018 Expo Recognition Awards. Producers, organizations, academic staff and others involved in the dairy industry are encouraged to nominate individuals to recognize their outstanding work and dedication to the dairy industry. Honorees will be recognized at Dinner with the Stars Wednesday, Oct. 3, during Expo in Madison.

Awards will be presented in the following categories:

• Dairy Woman and Dairyman of the Year: These two awards are presented to active dairy producers whose primary source of income is derived from their dairy farm. Producers selected for these honors excel in efficient production and the breeding of quality dairy animals while incorporating progressive management practices. Award recipients’ community, government, marketing and Expo involvement also will be considered.

• Industry Person of the Year: This award is presented to an individual in recognition of excellence in research, development, education, marketing, manufacturing or other fields, which are a part of an industry or institution that provides goods or services to the dairy industry.

• International Person of the Year: Living primarily outside of the U.S., the individual who receives this award will be recognized for their contribution to improved international relations or the development of the dairy industry internationally.

The nomination form, along with lists of past winners, is available at http://www.worlddairyexpo.com or by contacting the Expo office at 608-224-6455 or wde@wdexpo.com.

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