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Judge personal information:
Bill was raised in the dairy industry, having grown up in the key dairy regions of Louisiana, Texas and Kansas. Bill's family operated about 250 acres with a small beef cow-calf operation. While his family did not have a dairy farm, he was actively involved in dairy projects through FFA and 4-H. In high school Bill purchased several Holstein, Brown Swiss and Jersey show heifers to exhibit at local and state shows. He had the honor of breeding and exhibiting the Honorable Mention Junior Champion Jersey heifer at the Kansas Junior Jersey Show in 2005. Today, Bill continues to maintain a small herd of Jerseys and Brown Swiss, focusing on developing animals for type for future show success.
Bill has been an active judge since his involvement with county 4-H team in Texas. He has judged competitvely in 4-H, FFA, and collegiately, and has achieved success at the national level at both the World Dairy Expo, Lousiville and Ft. Worth judging contests. He has judged numerous county and state shows.
Kansas State University - 2010 Bachelor of Science Animal Sciences & Industry, Dairy Emphasis
Michigan State University - 2012 Master of Science Animal Science - Dairy Cattle Nutrition
Judging Experience & Honors:
Official Judge State Level Kansas Junior Holstein Show - 2013
County Level Kern County Fair Dairy Show (CA) - 2014 - 5th largest dairy county in the U.S. Putnam County Fair Dairy Show (IN) - 2014 Leavenworth County Fair Dairy Show (KS) - 2014 Morris County Fair Dairy Show (KS) - 2014 Nemaha County Fair Dairy Show (KS) - 2009, 2010 Washington County Spring Dairy Show (KS) - 2009 Collegiate Experience - Kansas State University World Dairy Expo - 2008 All American 21st Overall 6th Reasons Top 10 in 3 breeds
NAILE - Louisville - 2008 3rd Overall Top 10 in 2 breeds
Ft. Worth - 2009 1st Overall 1st Reasons Top 3 in 3 breeds
4-H / FFA honors:
4-H State Champion Team - Texas Judged at World Dairy Expo - 2002