By Tim Kowols
Dairy exhibitors from Kewaunee County will be returning home with plenty of awards after a successful weekend at the Wisconsin State Fair. The 16-member dairy exhibition team, which included Michael Moede, Carmen Haack, Justin Gaedtke, Mikayla Knorn, Taylor Paye, and Megan Moede, earned first place for their educational display and fifth place in herdsmanship. Their herd of 32 cows earned 15 major awards, including Michael’s Supreme Champion Cow and Supreme Champion Bred and Owned Cow, which is awarded to the best of the best. Michael says it is a testament to the hard work everyone puts into their projects in Kewaunee County.
Haack took first in the Dairy Knowledge Masters Contest, also adding a scholarship and a production award for her Red and White Holstein. Kewaunee County Goat exhibitors performed well in their own category, taking second in education display and third in herdsmanship. The Wisconsin State Fair runs through Sunday.
Pictures courtesy of Aerica Bjurstrom