News Release

Friday, January 18, 2019

CONTACT: Katie Schmitt, Media Relations Specialist, kschmitt@wdexpo.com
PHONE:      608-224-6455

First-time World Dairy Expo Judges Among 2019 Associate Judges

MADISON, WIS. – World Dairy Expo is pleased to announce the eight individuals selected to serve as associate judges of the Dairy Cattle Show at WDE. Nominated by the official judge and approved by a committee of Expo exhibitors, these individuals bring years of experience as dairy cattle judges, while for some, 2019 will mark their debut on the colored shavings. It is the responsibility of the associate judge to assist the official judge in evaluating each class of cattle that enters the Showring.

The complete roster of 2019 judges is as follows:

International Ayrshire Show
Official: Phillip Topp, Botkins, Ohio
Associate: Matt Hawbaker, Clear Spring, Md. 

International Brown Swiss Show
Official: Joe Sparrow, Worthville, Ky.
Associate: Jeff Core, Salvisa, Ky. 

International Guernsey Show
Official: Seth Johnson, Tunbridge, Vt.
Associate: Jon Lantz, Ellsworth, Wis. 

International Holstein Show
Official: Chad Ryan, Fond du Lac, Wis.
Associate: Lynn Harbaugh, Marion, Wis. 

International Junior Holstein Show
Official: Eddie Bue, Kaukauna, Wis.
Associate: Brandon Ferry, Hilbert, Wis. 

International Jersey Show
Official: Jack Lomeo, Jr., Sylvan Beach, N.Y.
Associate: Brent Walker, Guelph, Ontario, Canada 

International Milking Shorthorn Show
Official: Keith Topp, Botkins, Ohio
Associate: Clark Morgan, Urbana, Ohio 

International Red & White Show
Official: Jamie Black, Brushton, N.Y.
Associate: Pat Lundy, Granville, N.Y. 

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 more than 65,000 people, from nearly 100 countries, will return to Madison, Wis. for the 53rd annual event, October 1-5, 2019, 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. Visit worlddairyexpo.com or follow WDE on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat or YouTube for more information.  

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