Dairy Cattle Evaluation and Management CDE

The Dairy Cattle Evaluation and Management CDE help students develop skills in dairy cattle selection and herd management.  Participants evaluate the cattle’s physical characteristics explain their various classes and analyze a herd record as a team.

Team Format

Four participants per team. All four team members’ scores count for team total.

Team Orientation

2013 Team Orientation Packet

Event Rules

Event Preparation

Press Release

Dairy Cattle Evaluation and Management Local Press Release

Add information about your CDE team to this press release and send it to your local media outlets.


Effective in 2012 and beyond, CDE scholarships will be given as cash awards. This change will benefit all participants whether or not they choose to pursue higher education and will also develop consistency between national FFA award programs. Scholarships awarded in 2011 or before will continue to be distributed as in the past. Below you will find the cash award amounts for this CDE:

TEAM: Each member of the first place team receives $1,000 each.
1st- $1,000
2nd- $900
3rd- $800
4th- $700
5th- $600
6th- $400
7th- $400
8th- $400
9th- $400
10th- $400


Jim Ertl


Send thanks to:

Donna James
Commercial Services Manager
Allflex USA Inc.
2805 E 14th St.
PO Box 612266
Dallas, TX 75261-2266

Allflex USA Inc.​​