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University of Minnesota Three-Peats at NAILE Dairy Cattle Judging Contest
November 10, 2017

For the third year in a row, the University of Minnesota placed 1st overall in
the collegiate dairy cattle judging contest held at the North American International
Livestock Exposition (NAILE), Louisville, KY. The contest was on November 5.
University of Minnesota teams have placed 1st overall in the NAILE collegiate
contest 6 of the past 8 years.

In addition to placing 1st overall, the University of Minnesota placed 1st in
both the Guernsey and Jersey breeds among the 13 four-year university teams
competing this year. Team members were Brooke Roberts, Whitelaw, WI; Haely
Leiding, Fountain, MN; Krista Styer, Menomonie, WI; and Trent Dado, Amery,
WI.

First-place collegiate team from the University of Minnesota in the dairy cattle judging contest at NAILE, Louisville, KY (l. to r.): Haely Leiding, Fountain, MN; Trent Dado, Amery, WI; Krista Styer, Menomonie, WI; Brooke Roberts, Whitelaw, WI; and Dr. Les Hansen, coach.

First-place collegiate team from the University of Minnesota in the dairy cattle judging contest at NAILE, Louisville, KY (l. to r.): Haely Leiding,
Fountain, MN; Trent Dado, Amery, WI; Krista Styer, Menomonie, WI; Brooke Roberts, Whitelaw, WI; and Dr. Les Hansen, coach. Photo credit: Hoards

Individually, Roberts placed 2nd overall, 1st in Jersey, and 4th in Brown
Swiss, Leiding was 6th overall and 2 nd in Holstein, Styer was 16th overall and 5th in
Holstein, and Dado placed 3rd in Guernsey. Coaches were Dr. Les Hansen, Scott
Ellinghuysen, Alicia Thurk, and Eric Houdek.

Team ranking:
1. Minnesota
2. UW-River Falls
3. Oklahoma State
4. UW-Madison
5. Iowa State
6. Kansas State
7. Purdue
8. Ohio State
9. UW-Platteville
10. Penn State
11. Michigan State
12. North Dakota State.



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