Whether you want to be a dairy farmer, herd manager, geneticist or just like dairy cows, this CDE puts your team’s knowledge of dairy cattle type, production records and herd management to the test. Like a herd manager, you’ll be evaluation pedigrees, herd records, doing a management exercise and evaluation live dairy cattle and giving oral reasons to defend your decisions.
To better prepare you for the dairy cattle evaluation contest, we have put together a list of usable resources gathered from various FFA programs across the state and country. Simply click on the links below to explore and study!
PLEASE NOTE: Students must qualify at a regional contest to participate at the State CDE Contest.
- Dairy Cattle Judging Handbook – Mississippi
- Wisconsin Dairy Youth Resources – UW-Extension
- Dairy Cattle Judging – Holstein Foundation
- Pedigrees Questions & Answers – Holstein Foundation