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The 2008 Kentucky 4-H Dairy Judging Team members were: Brad Taylor of Henry County, Makenzie Waymeyer of Kenton County, Casandra Peterson of Spencer County and Brandon Poynter of Barren County. The team participated in the Pennsylvania All American Invitational Dairy Judging Contest in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on September 15.
On September 29, they participated in the National 4-H Dairy Judging Contest held in Madison, Wisconsin.
The team received eleventh place at the Pennsylvania All American Contest. At the National 4-H Dairy Judging Contest held in conjunction with the World Dairy Expo the team received 9th place overall. They also earned the first place team award in the Jersey breed. To help win the Jersey award, a couple of team members excelled in the Jersey contest. Makenzie Waymeyer was the fourth placed individual in Jerseys. Placing fifth individually in Jerseys was Casandra Peterson.
There were also a couple of team members who joined the ranks of the All-American Club. Makenzie Waymeyer received Sixteenth high individual overall. Makenzie is a junior at Simon Kenton High School. She is active in both 4-H and FFA. Brad Taylor was twentieth high individual overall. Brad is a senior at Henry County High School. Brad enjoys showing registered Holsteins and playing basketball.
There are several people that we would like to thank for their continued support of the Dairy Judging program. The following breeders served as hosts for the workouts: Keightley-Core Jerseys, Kentucky Bluegrass Genetics, Alpine Hill Swiss and University of Kentucky Dairy. We also thank the following sponsors for all their help and financial support: Kentucky Nutrition Services, Farm Credit Services of Mid-America, Oliver & Virginia Payne, Dairy Farmers of America, KABA/Select Sires, Kentucky Jersey Cattle Club, Kentucky Department of Agriculture, and Kentucky State Fair.