Dairy Judging Team Completes Successful Fall Season

February 12, 2018

The Kaskaskia College Dairy Judging Team recently completed a successful fall season finishing as one of the top teams in the country.

The team consisted of Hadley Ehlers (Campbell Hill); Kaleb Kruse (Dyersville, IA); Morgan Olbrich (Harvard); Avery Kotlarczyk (Myakka City, FL).

The team competed at the All-American Dairy Show and finished 4th High Team Overall; 4th High Team Reasons; High Team Guernseys.  Students Kaleb Kruse finished 6th Individual; Hadley Ehlers finished 9th Individual; and Avery Kotlarczyk finished 10th Individual.

At the World Dairy Expo the team finished 2nd High Team Overall and are invited to judge the Royal Highland Show in Europe.  This is the 3rdconsecutive qualification for the International Dairy Tour.  The team also finished 1st in High Team Reasons; and were the High Team in Milking Shorthorns and Red & White Holsteins.  Student Avery Kotlarczyk finished 2nd Individual and 5th in Reasons; Kaleb Kruse finished 10th Individual and 2nd in Reasons, which include All-American honors; and Hadley Ehlers finished 6th in Reasons.

The team also competed in the North American International Livestock Expo and placed High Team Overall (back-to-back NAILE Champs); High Team Reasons; and High Team Brown Swiss, Guernseys, Holsteins.  Students Kaleb Kruse finished 2nd Individual and 5th in Reasons; Avery Kotlarczyk finished 6th Individual and 1st in Reasons; and Hadley Ehlers finished 7th Individual and 6th in Reasons.

Pictured are Professor Aaron Heinzmann, Hadley Ehlers, Kaleb Kruse, Morgan Olbrich, Avery Kotlarczyk.