News Release

Friday, December 2, 2022

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                   Jenna Langrehr, Communications Specialist,
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2023 World Dairy Expo Official Judges Named

MADISON, WIS. – World Dairy Expo is pleased to announce the eight official judges selected to evaluate North America’s finest dairy cattle on the colored shavings during World Dairy Expo 2023. These individuals were nominated and voted on by 2022 Dairy Cattle Show Exhibitors and include both first-time and long-time WDE judges.

The group of official judges for the 56th World Dairy Expo is as follows:   

International Ayrshire Show
Official: Kurt Wolf, Guttenberg, Iowa

International Brown Swiss Show
Official: Chris Lahmers, Marysville, Ohio

International Guernsey Show
Official: Kevin Hartmann, Mulberry Grove, Ill.

International Holstein Show
Official: Lynn Harbaugh, Marion, Wis.

International Junior Holstein Show
Official: Callum McKinven, Canton de Hatley, Quebec, Canada

International Jersey Show
Official: Mike Duckett, Rudolph, Wis.

International Milking Shorthorn Show
Official: Brandon Ferry, Hilbert, Wis.

International Red & White Show
Official: Phillip Topp, Botkins, Ohio

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. The global dairy industry will return to Madison, Wis. for the 56th event, October 1-6, 2023, 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. Download the World Dairy Expo mobile event app, visit or follow WDE on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Spotify, Instagram or YouTube for more information.