World Dairy Expo: 2023 World Dairy Expo official judges named

MADISON, Wis. – World Dairy Expo is pleased to announce the eight official judges selected to evaluate North America’s finest dairy cattle on the colored shavings during World Dairy Expo 2023. These individuals were nominated and voted on by 2022 Dairy Cattle Show Exhibitors and include both first-time and long-time WDE judges.

The group of official judges for the 56th World Dairy Expo is as follows:   

International Ayrshire Show

Official: Kurt Wolf, Guttenberg, Iowa

International Brown Swiss Show

Official: Chris Lahmers, Marysville, Ohio

International Guernsey Show

Official: Kevin Hartmann, Mulberry Grove, Ill.

International Holstein Show

Official: Lynn Harbaugh, Marion, Wis.

International Junior Holstein Show

Official: Callum McKinven, Canton de Hatley, Quebec, Canada

International Jersey Show

Official: Mike Duckett, Rudolph, Wis.

International Milking Shorthorn Show

Official: Brandon Ferry, Hilbert, Wis.

International Red & White Show

Official: Phillip Topp, Botkins, Ohio

Serving as the meeting place of the global dairy industry, World Dairy Expo brings together the latest in dairy innovation and the best cattle in North America. The global dairy industry will return to Madison, Wis. for the 56th event, October 1-6, 2023, when the world’s largest dairy-focused trade show, dairy and forage seminars, a world-class dairy cattle show and more will be on display. Download the World Dairy Expo mobile event app, visit or follow WDE on FacebookTwitterLinkedInSpotifyInstagram or YouTube for more information.