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Scott living her dream

By Jean Caspers-Simmet

Date Modified: 10/25/2013 12:57 PM

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MADISON, Wis. —It has been Rachel Scott's dream to show at World Dairy Expo and be competitive.

The Westgate, Iowa, 20-year-old lived her dream during the International Holstein Junior Show on Oct. 1.

Her Junior Three-Year-Old, Scottmore Atwood Daphne, placed second in her class.

"I was very excited," Scott said. "She exceeded my expectations."

Scott has shown Daphne ever year since she was a little calf. The first time she showed her this year was at the National Cattle Congress Fair in Waterloo, where she placed first in her class and was Reserve Grand Champion of both the youth and open shows.

Scott owns the cow with her sister Naomi, 10, and brother Benjamin, 12.

Scott's parents Mike and Kathleen own Scottmore Holsteins near Westgate.

Daphne had five in vitro fertilization calves born in September that are all in the Scottmore herd.

Scott attends Northeast Iowa Community College at Calmar where she is finishing degrees in dairy science and agricultural business.

On Nov. 2, she and NICC classmate Jake Mills will be getting married in Westgate. The couple will farm together at Strawberry Point, where Mills is milking 55 to 60 cows.

"We hope to come back next year and show at World Dairy Expo," Scott said.