Participating in Dairy Judging provides an excellent opportunity for youth to not only increase their knowledge of evaluating dairy cattle, but to also develop and hone valuable communication skills that will be useful for a lifetime. In Wisconsin, youth have the opportunity to compete in FFA and 4-H Dairy Judging Contests. FFA dairy judging contests occur in the spring and the team that wins the state contest represents Wisconsin at the National FFA contest at the National FFA Career Development Contest. County 4-H teams compete at district dairy judging contests during regional Area Animal Science Days for the chance to attend the State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest. State winners in the senior division go on to represent Wisconsin at the All-American Dairy Show in Harrisburg, PA, World Dairy Expo in Madison, WI, and the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, KY.
Dairy Judging Contest Information
NEW! Videos of the National 4-H Dairy Judging Contest at World Dairy Expo – Videos include still photos and video footage of classes from the contest with official placings and notes on those placings. These videos are great for practices but please remember, animals on video may look a bit different than they did live in person. Official placings and notes were taken at World Dairy Expo with the live classes.
* Please remember that the reasons and placing cards are for use in practice only, they MAY NOT be used in a contest!