News Release

Tuesday, December 11, 2023

CONTACT: Lisa Behnke, Communications Manager,
                   Jenna Langrehr, Communications Specialist,
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Official Judges for World Dairy Expo 2024 Announced

MADISON, WIS. – The eight individuals who will serve as official judges during World Dairy Expo 2024 have been confirmed. Nominated and selected by Expo’s 2023 Dairy Cattle Show Exhibitors, these individuals will evaluate North America’s finest dairy cattle on the colored shavings, Sunday, September 29 through Friday, October 4.

The group of official judges for the 57th World Dairy Expo is as follows:   

International Ayrshire Show
Official: Brandon Ferry, Hilbert, Wis.

International Brown Swiss Show
Official: Phillip Topp, Botkins, Ohio

International Guernsey Show
Official: Lynn Harbaugh, Marion, Wis 

International Holstein Show
Official: Jamie Black, Batavia, N.Y.

International Junior Holstein Show
Official: Mandi Bue, Freedom, Wis. 

International Jersey Show
Official: Ryan Krohlow, Poynette, Wis.

International Milking Shorthorn Show
Official: Chris Lahmers. Marysville, Ohio

International Red & White Show
Official: Kevin Doeberiener, West Salem, 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 57th event, October 1-4, 2024, 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.