County 4-Hers do well at state dairy contest

COMPETITION WAS KEEN among the 12- and 13-year-olds at the State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest, June 28, at Audet's Blue Spruce Farm in Bridport. Among those placing in the group were Whiting’s Morgan White (in pink t-shirt), and Elisabeth Crawford, second from right. Missing from the photo was honorable mention winner Emma Deering of Middlebury. Photo courtesy UVM Extension

BRIDPORT — The annual State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest, held June 28 in Bridport, saw a good turnout with 53 4-H dairy members from throughout the state competing for top-10 rosette ribbons in their respective age groups.
The judging took place at Audet’s Blue Spruce Farm, a third-generation family farm. The 4-H’ers, ages 8 to 18, judged two classes of Holsteins (junior three-year-olds and senior three-year-olds) and three classes of Ayrshires (three-year-olds, fall calves and winter calves).
The top Addison County finishers included Brianna Vander Wey of Ferrisburgh, who received third place in the Senior (14-18) category; Elisabeth Crawford of Whiting, who received fourth in the 12- and 13-year-olds category, her fellow Whiting-ite Morgan White, who received tenth in the same category, and Emma Deering of Middlebury who was tapped for honorable mention; and Chase Boudreau of Bridport, who garnered third place in the 10-11-year-olds division.

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