World Dairy Expo International Holstein Show Highlights

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By Holstein Journal Staff

A total of 397of North America’s finest Holsteins competed at World Dairy Expo’s 2018 International Holstein Show in Madison, Wisconsin, when it was held on October 5th and 6th. Placing the strong, competitive classes was Judge Carl Phoenix of Sunderland, Ont., with assistance from his first cousin and Associate Judge, Joel Phoenix of Cannington, Ont.

A pair of Canadian bred mature cows captured the show’s top honours. Taking the senior and grand champion rosette was Jacobs Lauthority Loana, the first prize mature cow owned by Ferme Jacobs Inc., Cap-Sante, Que., and Pat Conroy, Angola, Ind. Also named champion bred and owned of the show, Loana is sired by Comestar Lauthority and was one of four milking class winners owned all or in part by Ferme Jacobs. Placing second in the mature cows and named reserve senior and reserve grand champion was the Canadian bred Weeks Dundee Anika, the Regancrest Dundee-ET daughter owned by MilkSource Genetics Inc., Kaukauna, Wis. Cited as honourable mention senior champion and honourable mention grand champion was the winning 5-year-old, Co-Vale Dempsey Dina 4270-ET, the Lirr Drew Dempsey daughter owned by MilkSource Genetics and Ransom Rail Farms Inc., Perry, N.Y.

Erbacres Snapple Shakira-ET, the speckled winning junior 3-year-old, was tagged as intermediate champion. This GS Alliance O Kaliber daughter is owned by Ferme Jacobs, Ty-D Holsteins, Cap-Sante, Que., Ferme Antelimarck 2001 Inc., Nicolet, Que., C. & F. Jacobs, Cap-Sante, Que., and Kilian Theraulaz of Switzerland. Finishing second in the junior 3-year-olds and declared reserve intermediate champion was Unique Dempsey Cheers, the “Dempsey” daughter owned by Ferme Blondin, Saint-Placide, Que., Budjon Farms, Lomira, Wis., Tim & Sharyn Abbott, Sheldon, Vt., Peter Vail, Valatie, N.Y., and Woodmansee Farms, Preston, Conn. The winning senior 3-year-old by Braedale Goldwyn, Ms Goldwyn Saturday-ET, was named honourable mention intermediate champion for Ferme Jacobs, Ferme Intense, Sainte-Brigitte-des-Saults, Que., and William Morille of France.

The show’s junior champion award went to the winning summer yearling, Milksource Taelyn-ET, a Mr Apples Armani-ET daughter from MilkSource Genetics. A Val-Bisson Doorman daughter, Garay Doorman Blind Date, was first fall calf and reserve junior champion for JM Valley Holstein, Amqui, Que., Ferme Fortale Holstein, Saint-Christophe-d’Arthabaska, Que., and Jean-Philippe Proulx, Victoriaville, Que. Cited as honourable mention junior champion was the Canadian bred Knonaudale Sunnylodge Jasmine, a Cycle Doorman Jacoby-ET daughter who had been second fall calf for Makayla & Kaleb Osinga, Hico, Texas.

Ferme Jacobs Inc., who also took first place in the Best Three Females class, won the Premier Breeder banner. Mike & Julie Duckett of Duckett Holsteins, Rudolph, Wis., were named Premier Exhibitor. Oakfield Corners Dairy, Oakfield, N.Y., won the Premier Breeder banner of the Heifer Show, while Glamourview-Iager & Walton, Walkersville, Md., took the Heifer Show’s Premier Exhibitor title.

Braedale Goldwyn was declared Premier Sire of the show. Val-Bisson Doorman was Premier Sire of the Heifer Show.

Canadian bred/owned cattle figured in a number of other class wins at the show:

* Westcoast Holsteins, Chilliwack, B.C., took first place in the milking yearlings with a Dymentholm Mr Apples Avalanche daughter, Midas-Touch Av Cling-ET.

* Glamourview-Iager & Walton won two classes with Canadian bred “Doorman” daughters. They finished first in the senior 2-year-olds with Kingsway Doorman Andrea, and first in the spring yearlings with AHD Doorman Silk.

* Ferme Jacobs claimed first place in the 4-year-olds with a homebred Gillette Windbrook daughter, Jacobs Windbrook Aimo.

* The Canadian bred “Doorman” daughter, Beslea Doorman Lattitude, topped the winter heifer calves for Rick & Shannon Allyn and Jeremiah Lungwitz, Canaan, Conn.

* Reyncrest Avalnche Lusha-ET, an “Avalanche” daughter, was first spring heifer calf for new owners Clarkvalley Holsteins, Woodville, Ont., London Dairy Farms, London, Ont., and Pat Conroy.

* Brian Joseph Enright and family of Winright Holsteins, Winchester, Ont., captured first place in the Junior Best Three Females class.

In other awards, Adam Liddle of Liddleholme Holsteins in New York won this year’s Klussendorf Award; Evan Creek of Maryland earned the Klussendorf-MacKenzie Award; and the Wolfe family of Ovaltop Holsteins, Richfield Springs, N.Y., was given the Robert “Whitey” McKown Master Breeder Award.

More complete details on World Dairy Expo’s International Holstein Show will appear in the Holstein Journal’s November issue. For a list of World Dairy Expo Holstein placings go to