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Teams sought for milking contest
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MONROE -Got milk - more specifically, know how to get milk straight from the cow?

Four-member teams are being sought for the Cheese Days cow milking contest beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 near the post office.

The Cheese Days Royalty Team, made up King and Queen John and Becky Wegmueller, Prince Eli Zimmerman and Princess Maddison Markham, will compete around 2 p.m. New this year will be "Team Tiara" consisting of Brianna Ditzenberger, the Cheese Days Ambassador; Tess Zettle, Green County Fairest of the Fair; Rochelle Ripp, Alice in Dairyland; and Taylor Behnke, Green County Dairy Queen.

Other teams can include: experienced milkers, Cheese Days sponsors, businesses, organizations, schools and open teams. Groups are invited to show their spirit by following a theme, wearing team shirts or costumes. Audience members interested in participating can sign up starting at noon and will be given a ticket for a lottery drawing to milk if time allows. All participants receive discount coupons for the Cheese Tent.

New this year at the contest will be a "meet-and-greet bull pen" where festival-goers can see the various dairy breeds as they wait their turns. Green County is home to seven different breeds of dairy cattle. On display will be Brown Swiss, Jersey, Guernsey, Holstein, Red and White Holstein, Ayrshire, and Milking Shorthorn - all making the trip from area farms to star in the show.

To register a team, contact Kelsi Mayer at (608) 290-5855 or with group/team name, individual team member names, and phone number of team captain.