News Release

Monday, January 15, 2024

CONTACT: Lisa Behnke, Communications Manager,
                   Jenna Langrehr, Communications Specialist,
PHONE:      608-224-6455

World Dairy Expo Announces 2024 Associate Judges

MADISON, WIS. – World Dairy Expo® is delighted to announce the eight individuals selected to serve as associate judges of Expo’s 2024 Dairy Cattle Show. Nominated by the official judge and approved by a committee of Expo exhibitors, these individuals bring a global perspective to this world-renowned event. The Dairy Cattle Show will be in Madison, Wisconsin, Sunday, September 29 through Friday, October 4.

The complete slate of individuals who will serve as judges at World Dairy Expo 2024 and the dates of the respective show are as follows:   

International Ayrshire Show: Monday, September 30
Official: Brandon Ferry, Hilbert, Wis.
Associate: Michelle Upchurch, Hebron, Ill. 

International Brown Swiss Show: Tuesday, October 1 and Wednesday, October 2
Official: Phillip Topp, Botkins, Ohio
Associate: Kaleb Kruse, Dyersville, Iowa 

International Guernsey Show: Wednesday, October 2 and Thursday, October 3
Official: Lynn Harbaugh, Marion, Wis.
Associate: Herby Lutz, Chester, S.C.

International Holstein Show: Thursday, October 3 and Friday, October 4
Official: Jamie Black, Batavia, N.Y.
Associate: Aaron Eaton, Marietta, N.Y. 

International Junior Holstein Show: Sunday, September 29
Official: Mandi Bue, Freedom, Wis.
Associate: John Erbsen, Lanark, Ill. 

International Jersey Show: Monday, September 30 and Tuesday, October 1
Official: Ryan Krohlow, Poynette, Wis.
Associate: Jean Philippe Charest, Saint Alexandre, Quebec, Canada 

International Milking Shorthorn Show: Monday, September 30 and Tuesday, October 1
Official: Chris Lahmers. Marysville, Ohio
Associate: Mike Maier, Stitzer, Wis. 

International Red & White Show: Wednesday, October 2 and Thursday, October 3
Official: Kevin Doeberiener, West Salem, Ohio
Associate: Adam Hodgins, Kincardine, Ontario, Canada 

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.