Clinton County Classic Leads to Donations to the KC Dairy Judging Team

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 Judging team.


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.”​

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