Ohio State Wins at the Pennsylvania All-American

Ms. Bonnie Ayars, Dairy Program Specialist, Department of Animal Sciences, The Ohio State University

The 2017 All-American Invitational Youth Dairy Cattle Judging Contest was held on September 18 at the Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg, PA. Contestants judged 10 classes of cattle and then gave oral reasons on four or five of the classes depending on their division. By a margin of over 20 points, the Ohio State Dairy Judging Team won the Pennsylvania All American Contest in the collegiate division. Members of the team included Alex Houck, Ella Jackson, Lexie Nunes, and Tanner Topp. Ella also captured the High Individual Honors and was 5th in Reasons overall. It is noteworthy to mention that Lexie presented a set of reasons that scored a perfect 50 and another set earned a 49. In the breed divisions, the placings by the Ohio State team were as follows: 1st in Ayrshire and Ella was High Individual; 5th in Brown Swiss; 3rd in Guernsey; 3rd in Holstein; and 4th in Jersey. The team is coached by Bonnie Ayars. Congratulations to the Buckeyes!

 Pictured: Ella Jackson, Tanner Topp, Lexie Nunes, Alex Houck,
  and Bonnie Ayars (coach)                      

 Pictured: Ella Jackson and Bonnie Ayars (coach)