State Dairy Judging Contest

Participating in Dairy Judging provides an excellent opportunity for youth to not only increase their knowledge of evaluating dairy cattle but also develop and hone valuable communication skills that will be useful for a lifetime. County 4-H teams compete at district dairy judging contests during regional Area Animal Science Days for the chance to attend the State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest. State winners in the senior division go on to represent Wisconsin at the All-American Dairy Show in Harrisburg, PA, World Dairy Expo in Madison, WI, and the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, KY.

Dairy Judging Contest Information

2021 Contest Information Coming Soon

Area Animal Science Days

Dairy Judging Resources

Videos of the National 4-H Dairy Judging Contest at World Dairy Expo

PDCA Unified Scorecard

Heifer Scorecard

Dairy Cow Placing Card*

Cow Reasons Cards*

Dairy Cattle Oral Reasons Guidelines

Holstein Linear Traits Card

Holstein Classification Card

Dairy Cow Parts Quiz & Key

Type Analysis Questionnaire

Holstein Foundation Dairy Judging Workbook

Dairy Showmanship Resources (PDCA Showmanship Scorecard)

*Please remember that the reasons and placing cards are for use in practice only, they MAY NOT be used in a contest!

National Youth Dairy Judging Contest Rules

Check out the contest books & rules for the All-American Invitational Youth Dairy Cattle Judging Contest, World Dairy Expo’s National 4-H Dairy Cattle Judging Contest, and NAILE’s Invitational Youth Dairy Judging Contest.

National Contest Rules

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