8:10 PM EST, November 19, 2012
Maryland 4-H Dairy Judging team members Scott DeBaugh, Carol DeBaugh, Tessa Wiles and Derrick Zimmerman finished fifth at the Invitational Youth Dairy Judging Contest at the All-American Dairy Show in Harrisburg Pa., on Sept 17.
They were the high team in the Holstein and Jersey breeds, with Carol DeBaugh finishing as the top individual in Jerseys.
Their success as a team, coached by Jessica Fritz Little of New Windsor, Md., and Kiera Finucane of the University of Maryland, continued at the National 4-H Dairy Judging Contest held at the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wis., on Oct. 1.
The team finished ninth overall with a third-place finish in the Brown Swiss breed and sixth place in oral reasons.
Scott DeBaugh earned All-American status for his 18th place finish in the contest.
At the North American International Livestock Expo in Louisville, Ky., on Nov. 4, the team of Brent Zimmerman, Katelyn Allen, Julia Doody, Ian Doody and coach Amanda Dennis of Thurmont, Md., and Kiera Finucane of the University of Maryland, finished sixth.
The contest included 22 4-H and FFA teams.
All team members finished in the top 30 in the contest for oral reasons. They were the high team in the Jersey breed and second place team in Guernseys.
Katelyn Allen was the fourth-highest individual in the contest, and Julia Doody was the highest individual in Jersey and fourth-highest individual in oral reasons.
For more information, call Finucane at 301-405-1392 or go to http://dairy.umd.edu.
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