Three Shelby County 4-H members attended the Illinois 4-H Dairy Judging Contest held August 16, 2014 at the Illinois State Fair. There were 44 contestants that represented eighteen counties.
Members judged six separate classes of dairy cattle, including Ayrshire 2-year-old cows, Jersey fall calves, Holstein 4-year-old cows, Guernsey 2-year-old cows, Jersey 2-year-old cows and Holstein winter yearlings.
Strasburg Tailtwister members Olivia Telgmann, of Strasburg, and Alex Walden, of Mode, competed in the senior division (15 years and older). Olivia placed second and Alex Walden placed 11th out of a total 35 competitors.
Strasburg Tailtwister member Riley Walden competed in the junior division and was seventh overall.