Yes, you read that correctly. Several Beloiters have organized a team to compete in the cow-milking contest Saturday (Sept. 15) at Cheese Days in nearby Monroe, Wis.
Dubbed the Beloit College Domesticated Ungulates, the team consists of Dan Bartlett and Nicolette Meister of the Logan Museum, and Nancy Krusko and Shannon Fie of the anthropology department.
“Meister and I are veteran Wisconsin dairy farm kids, and Krusko and Fie are rookies although Krusko is from California and they do have a lot of cows there,” explains Bartlett, of the quartet’s chances of winning. “Fie is from North Dakota where they grow a lot of corn and since cows eat corn that should be to her advantage.”
If you’d like to cheer the DUs on*, the student activities office is offering students transportation to Cheese Days, leaving C-Haus at 9 a.m. and leaving Monroe at 3:30 p.m. (Stop by the student activities office in Pearsons to sign up.) The contest is taking place at 1 p.m. at Monroe’s post office.
* “We're hoping for some support,” Bartlett says. “I would say 'cheerleaders' but it's generally a bad idea to be too rowdy around an 1,800-pound cow.”