2024 UConn 4-H Dairy Judging Tour Schedule

The 2024 UConn 4-H Dairy Judging Farm tours will be held on the last Thursday of each month, from February through May, with the UConn 4-H State Judging Contest being held at the CT Holstein Show at Goshen Fairgrounds on June 29th.

Trainings will be provided throughout the spring to be able to prepare several interested members to compete in the UConn 4-H State Dairy Judging Contest in June. We then will work with the top 6-8 placing members over the summer to prepare our new UConn 4-H Dairy Judging Team to compete at the Big E and Louisville this fall, then then on to Madison to the World Dairy Expo in 2025. The following tours are open to any fully enrolled and interested 4-H youth to attend. Please bring something to write on (clipboard with paper) and a pen. Disposable plastic boots will be provided. There is no need to register ahead of time, just come to any or all you can and learn how to judge dairy cows and heifers!


2024 UConn 4-H Dairy Judging Tour Schedule


Thursday, February 29, 2024, 6:30 pm to 8 pm: Judging Practice at Kingswood Farm, Anne Ennis, 289 Providence Rd., Brooklyn, CT 06234


Thursday, March 28, 2024, 7 pm to 8:30 pm: Judging Practice at Birch Mill Farm, the Tim and Katlyn Kinsella, 185 Belden Street, Falls Village, CT 06031 


Thursday, April 25, 2024, 7 pm to 8:30 pm: Judging Practice at Millborne Farm, Dr. Morey Miller, 264 N Granby Rd, Granby,  CT  06035-1301


Thursday, May 30, 2024, 7 pm to 8:30 pm: Judging Practice at Smyths Trinity Farm, The Dugas Family, 4 Oliver Rd, Enfield, CT 06082


Saturday, June 29, 2024, 6 pm: UConn 4-H State Dairy Judging Contest at the CT Holstein Show, Goshen Fairgrounds, 116 Old Middle St., Goshen, CT 06756


And a special thanks to all of these hard-working dairy farmers for opening up their barns to us!


Please remember that on Saturday, February 24th, at the UConn 4-H Nutrition and Food Show, there is an added competition for Grilled Cheese and Milkshake Contests. The winners of these contests will be invited to be the UConn 4-H Grilled Cheese and Milkshake Teams at the 2024 New England 4-H Dairy Program at the Big E.

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