Congratulations to Zoe Lockburner and her team for finishing 9th at the National 4-H Dairy Judging Contest held in Louisville, KY!
Zoe has been a very active member of the 4-H dairy program for many years and earned a place on the NJ 4-H Dairy Judging team by placing in the top 10 in the state contest in April. Since then, Zoe has been practicing with a state coach in preparation for this national competition.
Dairy Judging is a competition in which youth learn decision-making skills comparing live animals to a breed standard. They also develop public speaking skills when they present their oral reasons to a judge. While participating in this type of competition youth develop important life skills including public speaking and decision making.
2019 Results of the New Jersey 4-H Dairy Judging team at NAILE 4-H Dairy Judging contest in Louisville KY. Team was coached by Tracy Smith, Warren. Members- Bradley Richman and Carley Kimball, Salem; Zoe Lockburner, Sussex and Brittany Smith, Warren.
Team Overall Placement – 16th
Team Overall Reason Placement- 9th
Team Holstein placement- 17th.
Team Ayrshire placement- 18th
Team Brown Swiss – 9th
Team Guernsey 5th
Team Jersey – 21st
High Individual Overall – Brittany 39th
Individual Reason Placement:
Brittany 17th, Zoey 31st, Bradley 41st
Ayrshire – Brittany 26th
Brown Swiss – Zoey 17th, Bradley 34th, Brittany 45th
Guernsey – Carley 11th, Brittany 12th, Zoey 35th, Bradley 36th
Holsteins – Bradley 30th
Jerseys – Brittany 33rd
They only post up to 48th place in the results they hand out. There were over 80 contestants.