National Intercollegiate Dairy Cattle Judging Contest

November 16, 2022

The University of Minnesota Collegiate Dairy Cattle Judging Team competed in the National Intercollegiate Dairy Cattle Judging Contest on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022 at World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin. The University of Minnesota placed 6th team overall in the contest, was the third team for reasons and placed well in individual breeds. 

The detailed results of the contest are below. 

University of Minnesota National Intercollegiate Dairy Cattle Judging Contest results:

6th Team Overall

3rd team reasons

2nd team Jersey

3rd team Holstein

5th team Guernsey


Awna Hirsch (Eaton, CO) - 15th overall (All American), 2nd Guernsey, 4th Red & White 

Kendra Waldenberger (Spring Grove, MN) - 18th overall (All American), 3rd Jersey

Matthew Gunst (Hartford, WI) - 20th overall (All American), 1st Jersey

Jay Dicke (Goodhue, MN) - 5th Holstein

Team rank:

1. Virginia Tech

2. Cal Poly

3. Purdue

4. Penn State

5. Cornell

6. Minnesota

7. Michigan State

8. Illinois

9. Iowa State

10. Ohio State

11. Tennessee

12. Wisconsin-River Falls

13. Aers-The Netherlands

14. North Dakota State

15. UW-Madison