Campus: Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo -- October 07, 2002
Cal Poly Dairy Cattle Judging Team Wins First
Place in National Contest
Cal Poly’s Dairy Cattle Judging Team placed first out of 22 teams
competing in the Accelerated Genetics Judging Contest held recently
in Viroqua, Wis.
Winning students on team one included Tony Evangelo of Hanford, who
placed second overall and third in Jerseys; Kate Briggs, Turner, Maine,
who took fifth overall, first in Holsteins, fourth in Jerseys, and third
overall in reasons; Natalie Borba, Escalon, second in Guernseys. Team
one placed first in the Holstein, Jersey and Ayrshire classes and took
second place in the Milking Shorthorn class.
“With such a sweep, Cal Poly team one came home as the first-place
winners of the contest,” said Dairy Science Professor and team
coach Stan Henderson.
Jessica Becker of Sebastopol placed fourth in Brown Swiss, fifth in
Guernseys, third in Milking Shorthorns and sixth in reasons. Sabrina
Castro of Escalon took third place in Brown Swiss.
In all, Cal Poly sent three teams. Additional members of the teams included
Sarah Renner of Fortuna; Erik Durrer, Modesto; Katie Hilt, Ferndale,
Wash.; Devin Gioletti, Turlock; and Derek Barcellos, Hanford.
This latest win follows a national Holstein Association award that named
the Cal Poly College of Agriculture's Holstein dairy herd winner of
the Progressive Breeders Registry Award for the 50th time in the past