Members of the Illinois 4-H dairy team received 16th place last month during the National 4-H Dairy Judging Contest at World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin.
The team is made up of Addison Raber of Livingston County, Taylor Huels of Bond County, Jeff Kern of Randolph County and Rachel Scidmore of Carroll County. Raber received 10th in the Ayrshire breed division and 24th in the Guernsey division. Scidmore placed 19th in the Brown Swiss division and Huels placed 27th in the Brown Swiss division.
Illinois took 10th place as a team in the Jersey division. The 4-H dairy team is supported by River Valley Dairy of Tremont, The Equity of Effingham and the Illinois 4-H Foundation. The team is coached by U of I Extension 4-H dairy coordinator Dave Fischer.