Sarah Hagenow of rural Poynette, and a member of the Arlington Prairie Producers 4-H Club, recently participated in the State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest held on the Jackson County Fairgrounds near Black River Falls. While participating in the State contest, Sarah and the other Wisconsin 4-H youth participants were expected to place eight classes of dairy animals, ranging from heifers to cows. They also were required to answer Type Analysis Questionnaires and give oral reasons about the placing of their cow classes.

Congratulations to Hagenow for individual efforts as she received first place in oral reasons in the senior division and she took second place overall in the senior division as an individual judge. She now prepares for participation in the National 4-H Dairy Judging Contest which will be held in Louisville, KY in November of this year. The National competition is a part of the North American International Livestock Exposition. Hagenow was coached by Mark Heinze, a Columbia County 4-H volunteer dairy project leader.

This 4-H Dairy Judging program is sponsored by the WI 4-H Foundation, UW Dairy Science Department, Wisconsin 4-H Youth Development, and the Columbia County 4-H Leaders Association.

Hat off to Sarah and best of luck at the National competition in November.

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