World Dairy Expo Announces 2016 Dairy Cattle Official Judges

MADISON, WIS. – World Dairy Expo is pleased to announce the official judges for the 2016 dairy cattle show. These eight individuals, along with their associates, will have the honor of placing more than 2,000 head of cattle at World Dairy Expo’s 50th anniversary show. No strangers to the judge’s circle, the elected official judges for 2016 have placed a combined 18 different breed shows at Expo as official or associate judges.


Each year, World Dairy Expo official judges are nominated and voted on by Expo’s dairy cattle exhibitors, with associate judges selected in January. The 2016 World Dairy Expo dairy cattle show official judges are as follows:


International Ayrshire Show

Molly Sloan, Columbus, Wis.


International Brown Swiss Show

            Chris Hill, Thurmont, Md.


International Guernsey Show

            Brian Behnke, Albany, Wis.


International Holstein Show

            Pat Conroy, Angola, Ind.


International Junior Holstein Show

            Roger Turner, Sun Prairie, Wis.


International Jersey Show

            Chris Lahmers, Marysville, Ohio


International Milking Shorthorn Show

            Eric Topp, Wapakoneta, Ohio


International Red & White Show

            Nathan Thomas, Cable, Ohio


Recognized as the meeting place for the global dairy industry, World Dairy Expo attracts more than 70,000 attendees from over 90 countries to Madison, Wis. each year. The annual event will take place October 4 – 8, 2016 with the theme of “Celebrate 50!” to commemorate its golden anniversary. Visit or follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@WDExpo or #Celebrate50) for more information