| 2015 – R Douglas Wilson
Doug Wilson, the CEO of Cooperative Resources International
has had a preeminent role in dairy industry not only for
his company but for many allied industry organizations.
During his over 20 year association with CRI and its’
affiliates the company has grown and prospered now with
1600 full time employees. Doug has served the industry in
many roles and shared his communication and writing skills
with numerous dairy groups over his 45+ year career. Mr.
Wilson has served leadership roles at the Wisconsin 4-H
Foundation, the Wisconsin Federation of Cooperatives and
the National Association of Animal Breeders. Doug Wilson
had a prominent role in developing the linear type evaluation
system now used globally. He has been previously recognized
by World Dairy Expo, the American Guernsey Association,
the NAAB Service Award, the Cooperative Builder Award and
the Distinguished Graduate Award from the Iowa State Dairy
Science Department. Doug Wilson has truly helped to shape
the future of the dairy industry with his leadership and
2014 - Bernard M. Heisner
Bernard (Bernie) Heisner is a passionate dairy advocate
and has spent his career promoting, encouraging, supporting
and preserving the industry. Heisner spent twenty years
serving dairy producers as General Manager of COBA/Select
Sires, Inc., Columbus, Ohio. During his tenure this Select
Sires member cooperative experienced tremendous growth
and prosperity. However, the group that benefits the most
from Heisner's dedication and passion for the dairy industry
is undoubtedly the youth. Heisner, the 1970 national collegiate
judging contest high individual, has spent countless hours
encouraging, teaching, advising, and mentoring young people
and students as they have embarked on successful dairy
careers. Bernie's service to National Dairy Shrine has
been exemplary as board member, president, and finance
chairman in addition to coordinating the 50th anniversary
celebration. He continues to serve the industry on local
and state committees promoting a strong and sustainable
future for agriculture. Heisner and his wife, Sue, now
reside in Fairview Heights, Illinois near their son, daughter-in-law
and two grandsons.
2013 - Dr. Robert Cropp
An expert in milk pricing and marketing, Dr. Cropp's career
spans more that 47 years in the dairy industry. He began
his career in 1966 at the University of Platteville and
in 1990 joined the faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
He is an excellent teacher and in high demand for his
marketing expertise. Robert Cropp's publications reveal
the breadth of his knowledge and lifelong passion, with
topics including futures trading, options trading, market
pooling or de-pooling, milk price estimates and federal
milk market order reform. He has been an outstanding public
servant who has had great influence on national dairy
policy, especially in highlighting the needs and concerns
of dairy farmers and the processing industry they support.
2012 - David M. Galton
Dave Galton was the driving force behind the creation
& development of the nationally recognized Cornell University
Dairy Fellows Program and was instrumental in the growth
of the Northeast U.S. dairy industry. “Doc” Galton is
an outstanding teacher and mentor receiving several national
teaching awards. Additionally he successfully coached
the Cornell Dairy Cattle Judging team to 9 National Championships
and had 8 high individual judges. Galton’s research efforts
focused on improving milk quality, mastitis control, milking
machine function and herd management. As President of
National Dairy Shrine he championed the development of
the Progressive Producer Award and the creation of the
Graduate Production Award. Galton is now the owner-operator
of 2 large dairies in New York.
2011 - Steven A. Larson
Steve Larson has made an immense contribution in developing
the dairy industry by his career as a journalist and managing
editor of Hoard's Dairyman. His leadership at
industry gatherings, co-op board meetings and dairy events
was exemplary. During his tenure, Hoard's Dairyman
became the premier dairy publication around the world.
Steve's editorials emphasized what was best for the industry
and always contained supportable facts with fairness and
integrity. Steve was also very involved in the continued
operation and improvements to the Hoard's Dairyman farm.
|2010 - Calvin Covington
Calvin Covington has been an industry leader in milk pricing
and marketing. During his career he worked for the American
Jersey Cattle Association for 23 years. Starting out as
a field representative and working his way up to Executive
Secretary and CEO. Calvin was a driving force in the movement
of changing the national milk pricing system from heavy
emphasis on fluid, to the value of the components of fat
and protein, which is utilized today. His tireless efforts
were a big part of this dramatic change. In 2000 Calvin
became the CEO of Southeast Milk Cooperative and was very
successful in milk marketing at this cooperative for ten
years. Calvin has now retired and returned to his fourth
generation farm in North Carolina to spend more time with
|2009 - Dr. William Sandine
Dr. Sandine had an illustrious career at Oregon State University.
He mentored over 70 graduate students and developed several
patented processes to improve cheese making and extending
the shelf life of cheese and other processed foods. He truly
changed the efficiency of the production of cheese. His
patents are still being actively used today by cheese plants
all over the world. His research has truly helped the industry
develop longer shelf life products to help feed the world.
|2008 - Dr Dale E. Bauman
Ithaca, NY. A professor in the Department of Animal Science
at Cornell University for 39 years. He has conducted research
aimed at understanding lactation, metabolic regulation,
and lipid metabolism in the dairy cow. Perhaps most well-known
is his work demonstrating that somatotropin regulates nutrient
partitioning to the mammary gland and can be used to increase
milk production and feed efficiency. Recently, he has focused
his research to describe the biology of conjugated linoleic
acids in milk and dairy products. He has authored or co-authored
approximately 650 research publications. Dr. Bauman is a
passionate spokesperson for the dairy industry, education
|2007 - Dr. H. Duane Norman
Fulton, Maryland. A research leader at USDA's Animal Improvement
Programs Laboratory (AIPL), he contributed to genetic improvement
of yield and fitness traits in dairy cattle. He dedicated
his career to developing accurate genetic evaluation methods
for traits of economic importance to dairy producers. Under
his direction, genetic improvement of U.S. milk yield has
risen 1.5% annually over the past 25 years. Through Interbull
studies and multi-country progeny test projects, he and
his AIPL team are recognized for the proven superiority
of U.S. dairy cattle genetics.
|2006 - Dr. Leland Allenstein
Whitewater, Wisconsin. Outstanding veterinarian, astute
scientist, respected advisor, gifted teacher and leader,
and personable colleague. For 25 years he served as the
World Dairy Expo veterinarian where he was recognized for
his compassion with animals and people. Driving force behind
the establishment of the University of Wisconsin School
of Veterinary Medicine.
|2005 - Richard E. Nelson
Brattleboro , Vermont . Retired Executive Assistant of the
Holstein Association USA . Highly respected for setting
high industry standards relating to rules and regulations
of the Association. Worked tirelessly to ensure the integrity
of Holstein USA pedigree and performance records during
54 years of service to Holstein USA . Became widely known
in the purebred circles worldwide as a capable, fair, honest
and innovative leader.
|2004 - Dr. Ben McDaniel
Raleigh, North Carolina. Ben was an insightful researcher,
an industry consultant and an inspirational teacher for
North Carolina State University. Dr. McDaniel’s work in
dairy cattle genetics was extremely important in the new
era of population genetics. From developing methods to evaluate
the genetics of dairy cows to studies on the practical improvements
that could be made on various health and management traits
of the cow, he was a pioneer.
|2003 - Dr. Neal Jorgensen
Madison, Wisconsin. Retired Ag College Dean and Professor
Emeritus from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Gifted
educator and administrator, highly respected dairy scientist
in the field of dairy nutrition education and research.
Lead the National Animal Genome Research Project. Through
his efforts, genetic marker identification has led to significant
advancements in the development of genomic maps for cattle,
swine, sheep, poultry and horses.
|2002 - Carl Zurborg
Davenport, Iowa. Retired chief executive officer of Swiss
Valley Farms Milk Cooperative in Iowa. Served as the catalyst
in 1973 for Swiss Valley to become the first Midwest cooperative
and one of the first in the nation to adopt multiple component
pricing (MCP) of milk. He guided the mergers of some 45
local creameries and cooperatives with his management decisions
always based upon "Is this good for the farmer member?"
|2001 - Dr. A.E. “Gene” Freeman
Ames, Iowa. Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor of
Agriculture and Animal Sciences at Iowa State University.
One of the most influential dairy cattle breeding educators,
respected around the world. Keen ability to recognize practical
problems dairy farmers face and apply scientific principles
to solving problems.
|2000 - James R. Nichols
Ph.D., Blacksburg, Virginia. Retired in 1994 as Dean of
College of Agriculture – Virginia Polytechnic Institute
and State University. His leadership inspired students,
dairymen, administrators and legislators. Served as general
manager of Select Sires, 1971-1973.
|1999 - Thomas L. Lyon
Shawano, Wisconsin. Respected leader of the A.I. Industry.
Catalyst for innovative consolidation of organizations,
most recently serving as CEO of Cooperative Resources International,
Shawano, WI. Effective policy-maker and facilitator in agriculture,
government and education.
|1998 - Richard Clauss
Hilmar, California. Owner of CDF Jerseys, Hilmar, California,
world’s largest Jersey operation. One of the founders and
owners of Hilmar Cheese Company. A former president of the
American Jersey Cattle Club and National All-Jersey, he
was honored as World Dairy Expo Dairyman of the Year in
|1997 - Maurice E. Core
Columbus, Ohio. His 37-year career with the American Jersey
Cattle Association began as a field representative. He was
coordinator of the All American Jersey Show, managed first
All American Jersey sale in 1971 and was executive secretary
until his retirement in 1993. Also a past president and
secretary of Dairy Shrine.
|1996 - Willard G. Clark
Hanford, California. President and founder of World-Wide
Sires, Inc., a company that brought U.S. genetics to much
of the rest of the world and enhanced the operations of
U.S. AI cooperatives. World Dairy Expo Industry Person of
the Year-1984. NAAB Distinguished Service Award-1992. Built
Cal-Clark Dairy into one of the nation's top Holstein herds.
|1995 - Dr. Clint Meadows
Okemos, Michigan. Designed the "Dairy Wheel" used to calculate
incomplete production records, organized a young sire sampling
program for Michigan Guernsey Association, and managed the
Michigan State Kellogg Guernsey herd. Represented the AI
industry by speaking on the use of selection indexes internationally.
|1994 - Richard H.L. Chichester
Plain City, Ohio. General Manager, Select Sires, Inc. A
pioneer in genetic testing for "Mulefoot." An early supporter
of BLAD research and education. His leadership provided
a more definitive semen test for Johnes disease. Held numerous
industry posts; served on the NAAB and National Dairy Shrine
Boards of Directors.
|1993 - Arthur Nesbitt
Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. President and CEO, NASCO International.
Served as Secretary and Treasurer of Dairy Shrine and as
a director of World Dairy Expo. Was Executive Secretary
of Pennsylvania Holstein Association. Named Distinguished
Alumnus by Penn State. Received National 4-H Alumni Award.
Considered the "voice" of World Dairy Expo for many years.
|1992 - Danny Weaver
Cary, Illinois. Founded Agri-Graphics, Ltd. in 1967. Set
the standard of excellence in dairy cattle photography.
Introduced new techniques into dairy cattle photography,
pioneering the first color dairy cattle photographs. A great
teacher, he trained many young bovine photographers. Worked
for Curtiss Breeding Service for 12 years.
|1991 - G. Joe Lyon
Toledo, Iowa. A milk marketer, a promoter and one of the
nation's finest Jersey breeders. A founding director of
National Dairy Promotion and Research Board. Pioneered promotion
of Multiple Component Pricing. An internationally recognized
dairy cattle judge. Named World Dairy Expo Man of the Year.
Served as President of American Jersey Cattle Club and National
All-Jersey. Received AJCC Distinguished Service Award in
|1990 - R. Dean Plowman, Ph.D.
Logan, Utah. Became Administrator of the USDA Agricultural
Research Service in 1988. Joined ARS in 1956 as dairy research
scientist at Beltsville, Md. Instrumental in development
of USDA sire summary procedures. Played a key role in development
of the National DHI coordinating group.
|1989 - Olaf Kjome
Spring Grove, Minnesota. Respected across the U.S. for his
integrity and fairness as a dairy showman, breeder and judge.
He was the first recipient of the Klussendorf Award while
herdsman for the highly regarded Boulder Bridge Guernsey
farm and later established his own top herd at Valleyland
Farm. Served 25 years as executive secretary of the Klussendorf
|1988 - John Morris
Frederick, Maryland. Recognized for his contributions to
the Maryland 4-H dairy program while Extension Specialist
from 1950 to 1977. Under his leadership, dairy project enrollment
grew to record levels and judging teams he coached won 13
national championships. His program innovations included
the 4-H "Dairy Bowl" and "Dairy Adventure" reaching urban
|1987 - Dr. Robert Walton
DeForest, Wisconsin. President and General Manager of American
Breeders Service. Designed and implemented first progeny
testing program for dairy cattle. Developed Estimated Daughter
Superiority System, later called Predicted Difference and
used nationwide by AI industry. Past President of NAAB.
World Dairy Expo Industry Person of the Year in 1982.
|1986 - Eugene Meyer
Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. Managing editor of Hoard's Dairyman,
a magazine studied by virtually every dairyman in the U.S.
Worked closely with 500-acre Hoard's Farm and 185-head Guernsey
herd. Past President of Dairy Shrine; honorary member of
Klussendorf Assn.; served on numerous breed organization
committees. Great ability to sort important industry information
and report it in a practical manner.
|1985 - Wesley Sawyer
Waterford, California. A recognized dairy leader in California
and nationwide. Helped make Diamond S Ranch known internationally
as a source of sound registered breeding stock. Made lasting
contributions in the area of milk marketing. Held numerous
leadership roles, including Holstein Association director;
California Board of Food and Agriculture; National Dairy
Council. World Dairy Expo Man of the Year-1977.
|1984 - Dr. C. F. "Fred" Foreman
Ames, Iowa. Made his greatest contribution guiding students
toward successful careers following graduation. Served as
head of Iowa State Dairy Science Department for 16 years
and as a Professor of Animal and Dairy Science since 1955.
Elected "Professor of the Year" in the ISU College of Agriculture.
An internationally recognized dairy cattle judge and classifier,
he judged or classified dairy cattle in 10 foreign countries
and one or more times in 35 states. Served on numerous industry
|1983 - Ivan K. Strickler
Iola, Kansas. A leader in the dairy industry as an operator
of a successful home dairy operation and served as president
of several national dairy organizations. President of Mid-America
Dairymen, Inc.; director, Vice President and President of
Holstein Association; World Dairy Expo Board member; Executive
Committee, National Milk Producers Federation; Vice President,
Dairy Research, Inc. World Dairy Expo Man of the Year-1978.
International dairy cattle judge.
|1982 - Dr. George Trimberger
Ithaca, New York. Professor Emeritus of Animal Science at
Cornell University. A world traveler in behalf of dairy
cattle improvement. Coached 24 college judging teams. Internationally
recognized judge. Helped launch AI program in New York.
Authored "Dairy Cattle Judging Techniques." Spearheaded
development of Holstein Descriptive Type Classification
|1981 - Stanley Chittenden
New Lebanon, New York. Nationally-recognized Jersey breeder.
A Pioneer in and the leading breeder of Polled Jerseys,
he was active with the Jersey breed at all levels. Served
as Director and President of American Jersey Cattle Club,
and President of both New York and National Purebred Dairy
Cattle Associations. Received the AJCC Distinguished Service
Award in 1971.
|1980 - Bliss H. Crandall
President and General Manager of DHI Computing Service,
Provo, Utah. Developed the first computerized system in
this country for recording and calculating dairy records
known as DHIA. The program grew from 10,000 cows in Utah
in 1952 to more than 3,000,000 cows' performance records
from all over the U.S. through 11 centers that process DHIA
records. Received many awards for his outstanding dedication
to the dairy profession.
|1979 - Keith King
Former American Milking Shorthorn Society President, served
on the corporate board of AMPI and the National Association
of Animal Breeders Board. Judged every major Milking Shorthorn
show in the U.S. and Canada and was the first American to
judge Illawara Shorthorns in Australia. He was involved
in breed associations, milk marketing organizations, the
AI industry, the Purebred Dairy Cattle Association and in
promoting the dairy industry.
|1978 - James F. Cavanaugh
Executive secretary of American Jersey Cattle Club and National
All-Jersey Inc. Pioneered the adoption of the USDA sire
summary. Served as Hoard's Dairyman editorial staff until
1947, then American Jersey Cattle Club's assistant secretary.
Worked to improve consumer milk standards and get equitable
prices for producers. Dairy Shrine president in 1962.
|1977 - Dr. Raymond Brown Becker
Dairy husbandman emeritus at the University of Florida.
His research on mineral nutrition found solutions to mineral
deficiencies limiting production. An early pioneer in using
citrus byproducts, his work on genetics and body abnormalities
earned him the Borden Award for Dairy Production Research.
|1976 - Robert H. Rumler
Executive Chairman, Holstein-Friesian Association of America.
Traveled throughout the world representing America's dairymen.
A past president of Dairy Shrine, he served as officer and
director of the National Society of Livestock Records Associations
and was one of four advisors to the USDA Joint Task Force
on Dairy Research. An original member of the National DHIA
|1975 - Dr. Ralph E. Hodgson
A former director, Animal Husbandry Research Division, Ag
Research Center, USDA. Was president of the American Dairy
Science Association and the World Association for Animal
Production and was the U.S. liaison officer and chairman
of the U.S. delegation to five International Dairy Congresses.
He is the author of three books on dairying and has written
over 100 bulletins.
|1974 - Harry A. Herman
First executive secretary of the National Association of
Animal Breeders. Helped guide the direction of the Artificial
Insemination industry. In 1974 he began work as AI coordinator
for the Purebred Dairy Cattle Association. In the early
days of AI, he developed training programs for technicians
and taught one of the first college-level courses on artificial
insemination in America.
|1973 - Enos J. Perry
Extension Dairyman at Rutgers University, New Jersey, from
1923 until his retirement in 1956. He established the first
cooperative artificial breeding association in the U.S.
in 1938. His text, "The Artificial Insemination of Farm
Animals," has been widely used throughout the world. Lectured,
consulted and advised dairymen around the world.
|1972 - Dr. James H. Hilton
President Emeritus at Iowa State University, Ames. Was recognized
as an outstanding teacher, researcher, administrator, and
cattle judge. He served as Head of the Animal Husbandry
Department and Dean of the College of Agriculture at North
Carolina State University prior to becoming President at
Iowa State in 1953.
|1971 - Lawrence O. Colebank
Knoxville, Tennessee. Had more influence on the improvement
of type in the Guernsey breed than any other person. He
was the official classifier from 1954 to 1971. Recognized
as the foremost ambassador of the breed, he classified more
than 230,000 Guernseys in nearly 6,500 herds throughout
|1971 - Norman E. Magnussen
Lake Mills, Wisconsin. Was widely recognized as an outstanding
breeder of registered Brown Swiss cattle, an excellent salesman,
an inspirational leader, and a nationally known judge. Norvic
Farm bred more Brown Swiss Superior and Qualified sires
than any other breeding establishment in the nation.
|1970 - Dr. Earl Weaver
Well-known educator, counselor, and dairy cattle judge.
Spent 26 years on the staff at Michigan State University,
18 years as head of the Dairy Department. He traveled throughout
the world as a lecturer and consultant and was recognized
as an outstanding teacher.
|1969 - Dr. Jay L. Lush
Internationally known geneticist. Applied population genetics
to animal breeding. He spent 35 years at Iowa State University
where he laid the foundation for modern methods of dairy
cattle improvement. He trained more than 200 graduate students
in animal breeding.
|1968 - Glenn Lake
Michigan dairy farmer. Served as president of the National
Milk Producers Federation, and sparked the formation of
the Great Lakes Milk Marketing Federation. He is recognized
for his long and effective contribution to milk marketing
and his leadership in bargaining for better prices for dairymen.
|1967 - William D. Knox
Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. Editor of Hoard's Dairyman since
1949. His major contributions were in the field of dairy
cattle health, expanding the markets for dairy products,
and the development of peacetime dairy programs to improve
the economic lot of the American dairy farmer.
|1966 - Warren Kinney
New Vernon, New Jersey. Master breeder of registered Brown
Swiss and owner of Lee's Hill Farm, which established an
outstanding reputation for milk production and show winners.
His active participation in the farm and its breeding program
helped create one of the outstanding dairy herds of all
|1965 - Harold R. Searles
Minnesota Extension Dairyman form 1922 until his retirement
in 1960. He was a leader in organizing cooperative artificial
breeding associations, a widely known judge and Brown Swiss
classifier, and was superintendent of the Cattle Department
at the National Dairy Cattle Congress for more than 25 years.
|1964 - W.D. Hoard, Jr.
Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. Publisher and general manager
of Hoard's Dairyman. Grandson of W.D. Hoard, the "father
of American dairying," he vigorously employed his energy
toward strengthening the magazine's reputation for reliability
of information and courage of editorial leadership for 350,000
|1963 - Maurice S. Prescott
Lacona, New York. Editor and publisher of the Holstein-Friesian
World for more than half century. In 1922, he originated
the All-American Holstein-Friesian awards and is the author
of the Holstein-Friesian History. He helped bring about
improvement in all phases of dairying.
|1962 - Otto H. Liebers
Lincoln, Nebraska. Owned Skyline Dairy, a large distributor
of Golden Guernsey milk and home of an outstanding registered
Guernsey herd. He was Nebraska's first county agent, served
in Nebraska's Unicameral Legislature, and for many years
was on the board of The American Guernsey Cattle Club.
|1962 - Roger W. Jessup
Founder of Jessup Farms, Los Angeles, California. One of
the largest drylot dairy operations in the world. He also
created Jessup Breeders, for years the largest western-based
artificial insemination company. He was a strong leader
and active in all matters concerning the dairy industry.
|1962 - Elbert S. Brigham
St. Albans, Vermont. A renowned Jersey breeder for 58 years
on the farm where he was born. His was the first 100-cow
herd to average more than 600 pounds of butterfat in one
year. As a United States Congressman, he championed the
dairy farmer's cause and was president of The American Jersey
|1961 - Dr. Carl F. Huffman
World-renowned dairy nutritionist at Michigan State University.
Author or co-author of more than 125 papers published in
scientific journals dealing with dairy cattle nutrition.
The recipient of many honors and awards, he was president
of the American Dairy Science Association in 1957.
|1960 - Dr. W.E. Peterson
Internationally known professor of dairy husbandry. Spent
39 years at the University of Minnesota where he was known
best for his research in milk secretion. He was the recipient
of many national and international honors for his contributions
as teacher and researcher.
|1960 - J.C. Penney
Founder of the J.C. Penney Company, Inc.. Made his mark
in agriculture through his devotion to the Guernsey cow.
He founded Emmadine Farms where some the breed's outstanding
animals were developed. In 1952, he gave his Foremost Guernsey
herd to the University of Missouri to support research and
teaching in agriculture.
|1959 - Harold J. Shaw
Sanford, Maine. Was widely recognized as a master Holstein
breeder and outstanding farmer. A former county agent and
New England Green Pastures winner, his Shaw's Ridge Farms
cattle made a lasting influence on Holstein herds throughout
the nation. He served as President of the National Holstein
|1959 - Harry Strohmeyer, Jr.
For more than a half century, was recognized as the foremost
photographer of dairy cattle. An avid student of dairy cattle
conformation, his untouched photographs of successive generations
of dairy cattle are an indispensable aid in recording progress
through breeding. One of the founders of the Klussendorf
|1958 - Fred S. Idtse
Popular secretary of the Brown Swiss Cattle Breeders' Association
from 1938 through its period of most significant growth.
Established Canton Shows, the State Herd program, and a
type classification program and was one of the founders
of the Purebred Dairy Cattle Association and Dairy Shrine,
serving the latter as president.
|1957 - Alfred M. Ghormley
Was president of the Carnation Company after serving in
various capacities from the age of 19. He worked as herdsman,
farm manager, manager of the fluid milk division, a member
of the company's board of directors, and a member of its
|1956 - John S. Ames
Was for many years the manager of Langwater Farm, North
Easton, Massachusetts. One of the best known line-bred Guernsey
herds. The Guernsey Performance Register credits Langwater
Farm with 1,092 animals, more than any other Guernsey breeding
establishment. He was president of the AGCC for several
|1955 - Horace W. Norton, Jr.
Became identified with the Holstein breed in 1919 and served
the association in various capacities, including secretary-treasurer
until 1953. Previously, he had served as assistant dean
of agriculture and director of the Michigan Bureau of Animal
Industry. He was known as a quiet, forceful leader, who
|1955 - Karl B. Musser
Made a remarkable contribution to the growth and popularity
of the Guernsey breed as secretary-treasurer of the American
Guernsey Cattle Club for 31 years. Was a leader in organizing
the Purebred Dairy Cattle Association and Dairy Shrine,
serving as officer of both groups; PDCA's secretary for
|1954 - Joe Eves
Is credited with starting the Intercollegiate Dairy Cattle
Judging Contest at the National Dairy Cattle Congress as
well as the Herdsman's Contest. A nationally known judge
of all dairy breeds, he was a founder and, through the years,
the most dedicated servant of Dairy Shrine as its long-time
|1953 - E.S. Estel
Was secretary-manager of the National Dairy Cattle Congress
for nearly 40 years. Under his leadership, it grew and expanded
from a small, one-building fair to a plant of 26 major buildings
covering 86 acres that was self-supporting. He also assisted
in planning the formation of the American Dairy Association.
|1952 - Dr. E.V. McCollum
Devoted his life to research and education in human nutrition.
Was the first to discover that edible fats were not all
alike and that butterfat contains something which sustained
life and promoted growth in laboratory animals when other
fats failed. This factor was vitamin A. His efforts led
to the formation of the National Dairy Council.
|1951 - Fred Pabst
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. Developed the Pabst Holstein herd,
for many years one of the best known registered dairy herds
in the world. Conceived the idea of preparing scale models
of the ideal Holstein cow and bull. The Pabst farming operation
set an outstanding example for dairy farmers throughout
|1951 - Charles L. Hill
Rosendale, Wisconsin. Prominent Guernsey breeder who imported
many outstanding animals for his "Sarnia" farm. He pioneered
the monthly milk test and was first chairman of the Advanced
Registry committee of the American Guernsey Cattle Club.
He served as president of the former National Dairy Show.
|1950 - Henry W. Jeffers
Plainsboro, New Jersey. Contributed much to the advancement
of dairying through the Walker-Gordon Laboratory, the world's
largest certified dairy farm. He helped develop the world
famous rotolactor, the first commercial machine drying of
hay, the first extensive use of grass silage, and the covered
|1949 - Dean Emeritus H. H. Kildee
Ames, Iowa. For many years one of the most popular and widely
known judges of all classes of livestock. One of his many
lasting contributions was his leadership in developing the
unified dairy cattle scorecard, still used by all breeds.
He was Dairy Shrine's first Guest of Honor.