First-time World Dairy Expo Judges Among 2019 Associate Judges

First-time World Dairy Expo Judges Among 2019 Associate Judges

World Dairy Expo is pleased to announce the eight individuals selected to serve as associate judges of the Dairy Cattle Show at WDE. Nominated by the official judge and approved by a committee of Expo exhibitors, these individuals bring years of experience as dairy cattle judges, while for some, 2019 will mark their debut on the colored shavings. It is the responsibility of the associate judge to assist the official judge in evaluating each class of cattle that enters the Showring.

The complete roster of 2019 judges is as follows:


International Ayrshire Show

Official: Phillip Topp, Botkins, Ohio

Associate: Matt Hawbaker, Clear Spring, Md.


International Brown Swiss Show

Official: Joe Sparrow, Worthville, Ky.

Associate: Jeff Core, Salvisa, Ky.


International Guernsey Show

Official: Seth Johnson, Tunbridge, Vt.

Associate: Jon Lantz, Ellsworth, Wis.


International Holstein Show

Official: Chad Ryan, Fond du Lac, Wis.

Associate: Lynn Harbaugh, Marion, Wis.


International Junior Holstein Show

Official: Eddie Bue, Kaukauna, Wis.

Associate: Brandon Ferry, Hilbert, Wis.


International Jersey Show

Official: Jack Lomeo, Jr., Sylvan Beach, N.Y.

Associate: Brent Walker, Jr., Guelph, Ontario, Canada


International Milking Shorthorn Show

Official: Keith Topp, Botkins, Ohio

Associate: Clark Morgan, Urbana, Ohio


International Red & White Show

Official: Jamie Black, Brushton, N.Y.

Associate: Pat Lundy, Granville, N.Y.


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. Crowds of more than 65,000 people, from nearly 100 countries, will return to Madison, Wis. for the 53rd annual event, October 1-5, 2019, 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. Visit or follow WDE onFacebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat or YouTube for more information. 

Taylor Leach
Mon, 01/21/2019 – 12:52


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Together, the official judge and the associate judge evaluate North America’s finest dairy cattle each October on the colored shavings.

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Trevor Olson Photography
Source: Dairy Herd