News Release

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

CONTACT: Katie Schmitt, Media Relations Specialist,
PHONE:      608-224-6455

World Dairy Expo 2016 Dairy Cattle Associate Judges Selected

MADISON, WIS. – World Dairy Expo’s 2016 associate judges have been selected, rounding out the group of 16 judges who will have the honor of placing more than 2,000 head of cattle during the 50th anniversary show. This year’s diverse group of associate judges has experience judging national and international shows around the world, and Expo is excited to welcome them to judge on the colored shavings, many for the first time. 

The complete 2016 World Dairy Expo judges list is as follows:

International Ayrshire Show
Official Judge: Molly Sloan, Columbus, Wis.
Associate Judge: Blair Weeks, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada

International Brown Swiss Show
Official Judge: Chris Hill, Thurmont, Md.
Associate Judge: Sean Johnson, Glenville, Pa.

International Guernsey Show
Official Judge: Brian Behnke, Albany, Wis.
Associate Judge: Jason Danhof, Waukon, Iowa

International Holstein Show
Official Judge: Pat Conroy, Angola, Ind.
Associate Judge: Yan Jacobs, Cap-Santé, Q.C., Canada

International Junior Holstein Show
Official Judge: Roger Turner, Sun Prairie, Wis.
Associate Judge: Kelli Cull, Lomira, Wis.

International Jersey Show
Official Judge: Chris Lahmers, Marysville, Ohio
Associate Judge: Phillip Topp, Botkins, Ohio

International Milking Shorthorn Show
Official Judge: Eric Topp, Wapakoneta, Ohio
Associate Judge: Lee Harris, London, Ky.

International Red & White Show
Official Judge: Nathan Thomas, Cable, Ohio
Associate Judge: Matt Templeton, Arcadia, Victoria, Australia

Recognized as the meeting place for the global dairy industry, World Dairy Expo attracts more than 70,000 attendees from over 90 countries to Madison, Wis. each year. The annual event will take place October 4 – 8, 2016 with the theme of “Celebrate 50!” to commemorate its golden anniversary. Visit or follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@WDExpo or #Celebrate50) for more information.