The 40th Clinton County Classic held at the Clinton
County Fairgrounds in Carlyle on Saturday, March 30 led to donations for
the Kaskaskia College Dairy Judging Team to help finance their trip to Europe later this year.
After first place finishes at the World Dairy Expo in
Madison, Wisconsin, and the North American International Livestock Expo held in
Louisville, Kentucky, the team has been invited to judge at the Royal Highlands
Show in Edinburgh, Scotland and the Charleville National Show in Cork, Ireland
later this year. Donations were made to
defray the cost to send the team to Europe.
Brian Olbrich of Harvard, President of the Illinois Holstein
Association, presented a $1000 donation
to the KC Dairy Judging Team, and Kevin Wendling of Altamont purchased a
donation by Huels Embryo Transfer Service for $950, the proceeds of which go to the KC Dairy
The Woker family at Silverview Lane Farm in Greenville
donated a heifer that was sold with all proceeds donated to the KC Dairy
Judging Team. This animal was purchased
by H & R Cattle Company owned by Howard Dust and Ralph Twenhafel of Shumway
and Centralia, Illinois.
“On behalf of the Dairy Judging team, we want to say how
grateful we are to those who have donated for this trip,” said KC Agriculture
Professor Aaron Heinzmann. “Their
support reinforces the hard work and dedication of the students and shows how
much importance they place on education for the future of agriculture.”