4-H Dairy Judging Practice & Contests

  • Monday, July 2, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Friday, July 6, 2018, 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Practice session will be held on Monday, July 2 at 1 pm at the Ploetz Farm. Alfred State College is hosting a contest on Friday, July 6th from 9:30-3. Youth contest at the Allegany County Fair will be 2 pm on Wednesday, July 18th.

Please contact Lynn Bliven if you are interested in participating in any of these events.

Never judged before? Here are some resources to get started:
Dairy Judging” is an introductory workbook that outlines the PDCA scorecard and five major breakdowns as well as strategies and theories of evaluating individual cows and groups of cows. Also highlighted in this publication is a basic introduction to judging dairy goats. Contact Holstein Foundation, P.O. Box 816, Brattleboro, VT 05302- 0816 or call 1-800-952-5200 ext.4124.

Dairy Uniform Scorecard – Publication giving the major classification traits on which a classifier bases a cow’s score, and pictures and breed characteristics of the major breeds of cows.


Lynn Bliven
Ag & Natural Resources Issue Leader
585-268-7644 ext 18